What Happened on July 5, 1979

Day of the Week: Thursday

Famous Birthdays

  • Amélie Mauresmo, French tennis player
  • Shane Filan, Irish musician (Westlife)
  • Stiliyan Petrov, Bulgarian footballer

Famous Deaths


Person of interestElizabeth Ryan

Elizabeth Ryan, tennis ace (won 19 Wimbledon titles), dies at 87

Tennis Player Elizabeth Ryan
Tennis Player
Elizabeth Ryan
  • Judson Laire, American actor and singer (Papa-Mama, Adm Broadway Revue), dies at 76