What Happened on July 5

Historical Events

  • 1865 US Secret Service begins operating under the Treasury Department
  • 1994 Amazon.com founded in Bellevue, Washington by Jeff Bezos
  • 2004 First Indonesian presidential election by the people - first round (eventually won by Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono)
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Jul 5 in Film & TV

  • 1954 The BBC broadcasts its first television news bulletin

Jul 5 in Music

  • 1975 At Knebworth Festival in England, Pink Floyd debut their album "Wish You Were Here" with pyrotechnics and an exploding plane which flies into the stage

Jul 5 in Sport

Did You Know?

Louis Reard's design for a bikini swimsuit debuts at the Paris fashion show

On July 5, 1946

Would You Believe?

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

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

  • 1950 Actress Bette Davis (42) divorces artist William Grant Sherry after more than 4 years of marriage
  • 1957 American singer and actor Frank Sinatra (41) and movie star Ava Gardner (32) 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

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