On This Day

What Happened on July 5, 2017

Historical Events

  • 101 people reported shot, 15 killed in Chicago, Illinois over 4th July weekend
  • Arsenal FC breaks club transfer record, paying about €53m for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette
  • Followers of Indian spiritual leader Ashutosh Mahara win a court case, 3 years after his death, to keep his body in a freezer in case he should return to life
  • Shootout between drug cartels in Las Varas, Northern Mexico kills 14
  • Volvo Cars announces all new models by 2019 will be either hybrids or battery powered, 1st automaker to do so

Famous Deaths

  • Irina Ratushinskaya, Soviet dissident poet (Beyond the Limit), dies of cancer at 63
  • Pierre Henry, French composer (considered pioneer of musique concrète), dies at 89
2017 Highlights

About July 5, 2017

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 3 years, 4 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Cancer