On This Day

What Happened on July 5, 2009

Historical Events

  • Ethnic rioting breaks out in Ürümqi, Xinjiang, People's Republic of China

Wimbledon Men's Tennis

Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats Andy Roddick of the US 5-7, 7-6, 7-6, 3-6, 16-14 for a record 15th Grand Slam singles title

Famous Deaths

  • Jack Ellory, British orchestral and session alto and bass flute player (Philharmonia Orchestra; The Beatles - "The Fool on the Hill"), dies at 89
  • Lou Creekmur, American football player (Detroit Lions) and hall of famer, dies at 82
2009 Highlights

About July 5, 2009

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 12 years, 4 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Cancer