On This Day

July 5, 1968 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in Sport


Sport awardWimbledon Men's Tennis

Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rod Laver beats Tony Roche 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 to earn first ever prize money (£2,000) offered at Wimbledon

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver
Tennis Player and Coach Tony Roche
Tennis Player and Coach
Tony Roche

Birthdays in Sport

  • Alex Zülle, Swiss road racing cyclist, born in Wil, Switzerland
  • Molly Brock, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Berkeley, California
  • Nate Singleton, American NFL wide receiver (SF 49ers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Shahid Anwar, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani all-rounder 1996 England tour), born in Multan, Pakistan