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July 5, 1975 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Sport


Sport awardWimbledon Men's Tennis

Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Arthur Ashe becomes first African-American to win Wimbledon, beats countryman Jimmy Connors 6-1, 6-1, 5-7, 6-4

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe
Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors

Birthdays in Sport

  • Ai Sugiyama, Japanese tennis player (4-time Grand Slam doubles winner), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Chris Gratton, Canadian NHL center (Canada World C'ships gold 1997; Tampa Bay Lightning), born in Brantford, Ontario
  • Hernán Crespo, Argentine soccer striker, coach (Argentina 64 caps, 35 goals; Parma, Chelsea, Banfield), born in Florida Este, Argentina
1975 in Sport