What Happened on July 5, 1975

Historical Events

Music History

At Knebworth Festival in England, Pink Floyd debut their album "Wish You Were Here" with pyrotechnics and an exploding plane which flies into the stage

  • Cape Verde Islands gain independence after 500 years of Portuguese rule

Wimbledon Men's Tennis

Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Arthur Ashe becomes first African-American to win Wimbledon, beats countryman Jimmy Connors 6-1, 6-1, 5-7, 6-4


Famous Birthdays

  • Ai Sugiyama, Japanese tennis player (4-time Grand Slam doubles winner), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Chris Gratton, Canadian NHL center (Canada World C'ships gold 1997; Tampa Bay Lightning), born in Brantford, Ontario
  • Gunnar H. Thomsen, Faroese musician (Týr), born in Faroe Islands
  • Hernán Crespo, Argentine soccer striker, coach (Argentina 64 caps, 35 goals; Parma, Chelsea, Banfield), born in Florida Este, Argentina
  • Kip Gamblin, Australian dancer and actor (Home and Away), born in Sydney, Australia

Famous Deaths

  • Gilda dalla Rizza, Italian soprano, dies at 82
1975 Highlights

About July 5, 1975

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 6 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Cancer

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Love Will Keep Us Together - Captain & Tennille
  • UK #1 Song: I'm Not In Love - 10cc