On This Day

What Happened on July 5, 1980

Historical Events

Wimbledon Men's Tennis

Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Björn Borg beats John McEnroe 1-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-7, 8-6 for his 5th straight Wimbledon crown with famous 22-minute, 34-point, fourth-set tiebreak

Famous Birthdays

  • David Rozehnal, Czech soccer defender (Czech Rep. 60 caps; PSG, Lille), born in Šternberk, Czech Republic
  • Jason Wade, American singer and musician (Lifehouse), born in Camarillo, California

Famous Weddings

Raquel Welch

Actress Raquel Welch (39) weds producer André Weinfeld

Famous Deaths

  • Archibald James Potter, Irish composer, dies at 61
1980 Highlights

About July 5, 1980

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 4 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

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