On This Day

What Happened on July 5, 1991

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • American jockey Ray Sibille wins his 3,000th career race, aboard Sporting Surf at Pleasanton, California
  • France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • MLB owners approve Colorado Rockies and Florida Marlins as new NL franchises to start play in 1993

Famous Birthdays

  • Jason Dolley, American actor and musician (Cory in the House), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • Howard Nemerow, American poet laureate (Pulitzer), dies
  • Mildred Dunnock, dies at 87