On This Day

What Happened on July 5, 1980

Historical Events

Sport awardWimbledon 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

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe

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

LoveWedding of Interest

Actress Raquel Welch (39) weds producer André Weinfeld

Actress Raquel Welch
Raquel Welch

Famous Deaths

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

About July 5, 1980

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 4 months and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Cancer