What Happened on July 5, 2003

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • French driver S├ębastien Bourdais wins first-ever night road-course event in Champ Car history on Cleveland's Burke Lakefront Airport layout
  • SARS is declared "contained" by the WHO

Sport awardTennis Open

Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams successfully defends her title beating older sister Venus 4-6, 6-4, 6-2

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
Tennis Player Venus Williams
Tennis Player
Venus Williams

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

"Dawson's Creek" actor James Van Der Beek (26) weds actress Heather Ann McComb (26) at Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu, California

HeartWedding of Interest

Actress Elizabeth Banks (29) weds sportswriter and producer Max Handelman (30) at the Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills

Actress, Director Elizabeth Banks
Actress, Director
Elizabeth Banks
  • TV personality Debbie Matenopoulos (28) weds Lions Gate Entertainment president Jay Faires at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • Roman Lyashenko, Russian ice hockey player, dies at 24