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 This day in History - July 5
359 Historic Events for July 5
1968

82nd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats Tony Roche (63 64 62)

Event
1968

"Manifest of 1000 words" published in Prague

Event
1969

Haylea Petrie, Australian softball outfielder (Olympics-bronze-96)

Birth
1969

John Leclair, St Albans VT, NHL forward (Team USA, Philadelphia)

Birth
1969

Wilhelm Backhaus, German pianist (Rubinstein-1905), dies at 85

Death
1969

Walter Gropius, architect/found (Bauhaus school of design), dies at 86

Death
1969

Ben Alexander, dies at 58

Death
1969

John Oostendorp, Iowa City Iowa, 220 lbs greco-roman wrestler (Oly-96)

Birth
1969

Joshua Crayton, Redondo Beach Calif, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)

Birth
1969

83rd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats J Newcombe (64 57 64 64)

Event
1969

Tom Mboya, Kenyian economics minister, assassinated in Narobi at 65

Death
1969

Rolling Stones play a free concert in London's Hyde Park

Event
1970

Doug Bochtler, West Palm Beach FL, pitcher (San Diego Padres)

Birth
1970

25th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Donna Caponi Young

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1970

Air Canada DC-8 crashes 7 miles from Toronto's airport killing 109

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1970

Maureen Lee, Melbourne Australia, golfer

Birth
1971

26th amendment certified (reduces voting age to 18)

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1971

Simon Gray's "Butley," premieres in London

Event
1971

Donna Faber, East Orange NJ, tennis star

Birth
1972

Pierre Messmer appointed French premier

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1972

Michael Bays, Enrico Calif, actor (Bronx Zoo, Days of Our Live)

Birth
1972

Tatsuhito Takaiwa, wrestler (NJPW)

Birth
1972

Robert Esmie, Jamaica, Canadian 4X100m runner (Olympics-gold-96)

Birth
1973

Test Cricket umpiring debut of H D "Dickie" Bird v NZ at Leeds

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1973

Rwanda military coup under general-major Habyalimana

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