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 This day in History - July 5
359 Historic Events for July 5
1945

Jeffrey Kramer, NYC, actor (Ted Stein-Struck by Lightning)

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1945

Curtis Blefary, baseball player (1965 AL rookie of year)

Birth
1945

Dick Scoppettone, rocker

Birth
1945

Labour Party wins British parliamentary election

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1946

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

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1947

Larry Doby signs with Cleveland Indians-1st black player in AL

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1947

54th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Margaret Osborne beat Doris Hart (62 64)

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1947

"Barefoot Boy with Cheek" closes at Martin Beck NYC after 108 perfs

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1948

Britain's National Health Service Act begins

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1948

G Bernanos, writer, dies at 60

Death
1948

Julie Nixon Eisenhower, Wash DC, daughter of Richard Milhaus

Birth
1948

Peter JM Aalberse, Dutch minister of Labor, dies at 77

Death
1948

Carole Landis, US actress (1 Million BC, Topper Returns), dies at 29

Death
1949

Benny Stolovitz, fictional character on LA Law

Birth
1949

NY Giants purchase Monty Irvin and Henry Thompson, their 1st blacks

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1950

Law of Return passes, guarantees all Jews right to live in Israel

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1950

Salvatore Giuliano, Sicilian bandit, shot by police

Death
1950

Kenneth Shadrick, Pvt from WV becomes 1st US fatality in Korean War

Death
1950

Gary Matthews, baseball player (1973 NL rookie of year)

Birth
1950

Huey Lewis, rocker

Birth
1950

Michael Monarch, LA Calif, rock guitarist (Steppenwolf)

Birth
1951

Huey Lewis [Hugh Cregg], NYC, vocalist (and the News-Need a New Drug)

Birth
1951

Dodgers sweep the Giants and lead by 7« games (Giants will win pennant)

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1951

Geert Jan Hessing, Dutch rock drummer (Catapult)

Birth
1951

Richard "Goose" Gossage, relief pitcher (Yankees, Padres, A's)

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