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 This day in History - July 5
359 Historic Events for July 5
1989

Ernesto Halffter, composer, dies at 84

Death
1989

Rod Stewart hits his head while on stage and knocks himself out

Event
1989

Barry Bond's HR sets father-son (Bobby) HR record at 408

Event
1989

Mark McGwire's gets 100th HR, 2nd fastest (1400 at bats) (to Kiner)

Event
1989

South-African Pres Pieter Botha visits ANC leader Nelson Mandela

Event
1989

Toronto Blue Jays are 10 games back in AL, and go on to win AL East

Event
1990

Mitch Snyder, homeless advocate, commits suicide by hanging at 46

Death
1990

Zina Garrison upsets Steffi Graf in Wimbledon semi-finals

Event
1991

Howard Nemerow, US poet laureate (Pulitzer), dies

Death
1991

Mildred Dunnock, dies at 87

Death
1991

Colorado Rockies and Florida Marlins given final approval by owners

Event
1991

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

Event
1991

Lillian Cucuzza wins name Florida baseball team contest (Marlins)

Event
1992

Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic

Event
1992

Sixto Dur n Ball‚n elected president of Ecuador

Event
1992

Georgia Brown, British singer/actress (Love at Stake), dies at 58

Death
1992

106th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Agassi beats Ivanisevic (67 64 64 16 64)

Event
1993

Kurd guerrilla's murder 32 villager in East Turkey

Event
1993

Richard Chelimo run world record 10 km (27:07.91)

Event
1993

A's Rickey Henderson is 2nd to hit leadoff homers in doubleheader

Event
1993

Harrison E Salisbury, US journalist (NY Times), dies at 84

Death
1994

Ad Gang, Dutch Liberal Party asst sec of state, dies at 67

Death
1994

Boxer Buster Douglas comes out of a diabetic coma

Event
1994

US changes refugee policy, by sending Haitian boat people back

Event
1995

Columbia U beats Hartferd College to be 1st US to win Henley Regatta

Event