- 1954 The BBC broadcasts its first television news bulletin.
Louis Reard's design for a bikini swimsuit debuts at the Paris fashion show
On July 5, 1946
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
On July 5, 2017
- 1950 Actress Bette Davis (42) divorces artist William Grant Sherry after more than 4 years of marriage
- 1957 Singer and actor Frank Sinatra and movie star Ava Gardner divorce after 6 years of marriage
- 2007 Burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese (34) divorces rocker Marilyn Manson (38) due to irreconcilable differences after a year of marriage