On This Day

What Happened on July 5, 1998

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • NY Yankees beat Baltimore Orioles 1-0 to improve record to 61-20, equalling best 81-game start in MLB history

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Roger Clemens collects his 3,000th career strikeout in 2-1 win vs Tampa Bay (11th to achieve milestone)

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens

Sport awardTennis Open

Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras retains title; beats Goran Ivanišević 6-7, 7-6, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 for his 5th of 7 Wimbledon singles crowns

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras

Famous Deaths

  • Sid Luckman, American football player (b. 1916)