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In the Gregorian Calendar, July 5 is the 186th
(hundredth – eightieth sixth) day of the year.

There are 179 days left until the end of 2021!

Quote of the Day…

The youth know what they don’t want before they know what they want.

— Jean Cocteau
French writer and filmmaker (born July 5, 1889)

Events that Happened “A Day as Today”

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Events that Happened “Such a Day as Today” / Image Credit: Gerd Altmann

July 5 – A Day as Today – Events

  • 1054: in China, astronomers record the supernova explosion that will give rise to the current Crab Nebula.
  • 1201: Syria is shaken by an earthquake measuring about 7.6 on the Richter scale, which leaves between 30,000 and 60,000 dead. Modern historians consider that the direct death toll was around 30,000, but a plague (caused by the improper handling of corpses) coupled with a drought on the Nile River, raised the number of deaths throughout the Middle East region and Egypt up to 1.1 million.
  • 1518: in Strasbourg (at that time part of the Germanic Roman Empire), a woman named Frau Troffea begins to dance uncontrollably in the street for a week, dozens of people are gradually added to her, and a month later there were approximately 400 dancers in the streets (Dance epidemic of 1518). Most died of heart attacks, strokes and exhaustion.
  • 1601: the siege of Ostend begins by the thirds of the Spanish Empire.
  • 1687: in England, Isaac Newton publishes Philosophiæ naturalis principia mathematica.
  • 1807: in Buenos Aires (Virreinato del Río de la Plata) ―in the framework of the Second English Invasion―, the Argentine militias repel the British soldiers.
  • 1809: first day of the Battle of Wagram, between Napoleon Bonaparte’s French imperial army and the Austrian Empire.
  • 1811: Venezuela becomes independent from Spain, with the participation of 42 deputies, including Juan Germán Roscio and Francisco de Miranda.
  • 1830: France invades Algeria.
  • 1865: the United Kingdom passes the first law in the world that limits the speed of movement with vehicles.
  • 1884: Germany takes possession of Cameroon.
  • 1922: the first elections in which women can vote are held in the Netherlands.
  • 1934: “Bloody Thursday” takes place in the United States as part of the San Francisco strikes
  • 1937: the KMT and the PCCH make an agreement to fight the Japanese.
  • 1937: Yellow Grass (Saskatchewan) has the highest temperature in Canadian history: 45 ° C (113 ° F).
  • 1940: Great Britain and the French Vichy Regime break diplomatic relations.
  • 1941: in the framework of World War II, German troops reach the Dnieper River.
  • 1941: within the framework of the Peruvian-Ecuadorian war, the encounters began in the border area between the towns of Aguas Verdes and Huaquillas.
  • 1943: In the framework of the Second World War, the Battle of Kursk begins, the largest tank battle fought in history.
  • 1946: Berlin is divided into four zones governed by the allies.
  • 1946: the bikini is presented in society in the United States.
  • 1950: All Jews are recognized the right to live in Israel (Law of Return), while Palestinian refugees are denied their right of return recognized by Resolution 194 of the United Nations General Assembly.
  • 1950: Battle of Osan: in North Korea ―in the framework of the Korean War―, invading American soldiers have their first clash with North Korean soldiers.
  • 1950: Črnomelj (Slovenia) has the highest temperature in the history of that country: 40.6 ° C (105.1 ° F).
  • 1951: William Shockley invents the point contact transistor.
  • 1954: in the United States, Elvis Presley records his first song entitled “That’s All Right.”
  • 1957: At the Nevada Test Site, the United States detonates the 74-kiloton Hood atomic bomb from an airship. It will be the most powerful atomic explosion carried out by the United States on its own continental territory.
  • 1958: in the Enewetak Atoll (Marshall Islands, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean), the United States detonates its atomic bomb Dogwood, of 397 kilotons. It is the 146th bomb out of 1,132 that the United States detonated between 1945 and 1992.
  • 1962: after a long war of independence, Algeria defeats the invading forces, and becomes independent from the French Empire. Hard setback to colonialism.
  • 1962: in Cúcuta (Colombia) the Francisco de Paula Santander University is founded.
  • 1964: in England the Pink Floyd band is created.
  • 1965: in Bogotá (Colombia) the radio La Voz de los Libertadores 1030 AM is inaugurated.
  • 1968: in Pedrosa de la Vega (Spain), Javier Cortes Álvarez de Miranda discovers the Roman town La Olmeda, considered one of the most important archaeological sites in the Roman-Hispanic world.
  • 1975: in Argentina the unions grouped in the CGT (General Labor Confederation) declare the first general strike against a Peronist government, in repudiation of the economic disaster generated in the country by Rodrigazo.
  • 1975: in Africa, Cape Verde becomes independent from Portugal.
  • 1975: in the United Kingdom, Arthur Ashe is the first Afro-descendant tennis player to win a final at the Wimbledon Championship.
  • 1989: In South Africa, Nelson Mandela ―who was a political prisoner since 1962, and whom the United States Government had on the terrorist list until 2012―, is removed from his cell and invited to have tea at the mansion of the racist white president Pieter Willem Botha.
  • 1989: False operation in the Altos del Portal building in Bogotá (Colombia). Four people are massacred by soldiers involved with the Medellín Cartel.
  • 1995: the Constitution of Armenia is approved by national referendum.
  • 1996: Dolly the sheep is born in the United Kingdom, the first cloned animal.
  • 1998: Japan launches a mission to Mars joining the space race.
  • 2004: the first presidential election is held in Indonesia.
  • 2006: in El Salvador, serious disturbances that occurred in front of the central campus of the University of El Salvador leave a fatal toll of two police officers dead, ten more injured, and a university employee seriously injured.
  • 2007: in Colombia a march is held for the release of the hostages and the delivery of the bodies of the eleven deputies of the Valle del Cauca assembly.
  • 2009: near Lichfield (England) the largest Anglo-Saxon gold hoard to date is discovered, consisting of more than 1,500 pieces.
  • 2009: In Urumchi, capital of the Xinjiang region (in the northwest of the People’s Republic of China), a series of riots take place that leave a tragic toll of 184 dead and more than 1000 injured, according to Chinese government sources.
  • 2009: in Argentina, the Closing Tournament is ended with the famous match between Vélez Sarsfield and Huracán on the last date, based at the José Amalfitani stadium. With arbitration controversies by judge Gabriel Brazenas, the local won by the minimum over the Hurricane with a goal from Maximiliano Morález with 8 minutes remaining.
  • 2009: state elections are held in Mexico.
  • 2010: The Planck mission emits its first image of the entire sky.
  • 2011: in Santiago de Compostela (Spain) the Codex Calixtinus is stolen.
  • 2012: in London (United Kingdom) the Shard London Bridge is inaugurated, which becomes the tallest skyscraper in the European Union to date.
  • 2015: Greece holds the 2015 Greek referendum, the result of which is a resounding rejection of the conditions imposed by the European Union, the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank.
  • 2016 – NASA’s Juno space probe successfully enters the orbit of Jupiter.
  • 2018: in Spain, the Popular Party holds for the first time in its history, the first round of primary elections to the party’s own presidency. Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría and Pablo Casado go to the next round.

Who was Born “A Day as Today”?

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Who was Born “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Susanne Jutzeler

July 5 – A Day as Today – Births

  • 182: Sun Quan, Chinese military and politician (d. 252).
  • 465: Ahkal Mo Naab I, head of the Mayan city-state of Palenque (d. 524).
  • 980: Mokjong, seventh ruler of the Goryeo dynasty of Korea (d. 1009).
  • 1029: Ma’ad al-Mustansir Billah, Fatimid caliph between 1035 and 1094 (d. 1094).
  • 1057: Al-Ghazali, theologian, jurist, philosopher and mystic of Persian origin (f. 1111).
  • 1321: Juana de la Torre, English aristocrat, wife of the King of Scotland (d. 1362).
  • 1466: Juan Sforza, Italian aristocrat (d. 1510).
  • 1480: Philip of the Palatinate, German prince and bishop (d. 1541).
  • 1487: Johann Gramann, German Protestant theologian (d. 1541).
  • 1500: Paris Bordone, Italian painter (f. 1570).
  • 1512: Cristoforo Madruzzo, Italian cardinal (d. 1578).
  • 1522: Margarita de Austria y Parma, daughter of Carlos I of Spain, governor of the Netherlands (d. 1586).
  • 1547: García de Médicis, Florentine aristocrat (d. 1562).
  • 1549: Francesco María Del Monte, Italian cardinal and diplomat, patron of Caravaggio (f. 1627).
  • 1554: Elizabeth of Austria, Austrian aristocrat and queen consort of France (d. 1592).
  • 1580: Carlo Contarini, hundredth Doge of the Republic of Venice (d. 1656).
  • 1586: Thomas Hooker, Anglo-American colonial clergyman (d. 1647).
  • 1595: Guru Hargobind, sixth guru of Sikhism (d. 1644).
  • 1597: Sigismondo Boldoni, Italian writer (d. 1630).
  • 1613: Jean-François Niceron, French mathematician and physicist (d. 1646).
  • 1644: Savo Millini, Italian diplomat and cardinal (d. 1701).
  • 1653 – Thomas Pitt, British merchant and politician (d. 1726).
  • 1670: Dorotea Sophia of Neoburg, German aristocrat (d. 1748).
  • 1671: Carmine Nicolás Caracciolo, Spanish aristocrat and viceroy of Peru (d. 1726).
  • 1673: Friedrich Heinrich von Seckendorff, German military and diplomat (d. 1763).
  • 1675: Mary Walcott, American woman, witness in the Salem witch trials (d. 1719).
  • 1704: Jack Broughton, British boxer (d. 1789).
  • 1709: Étienne de Silhouette, French politician (d. 1767).
  • 1717: Pedro III, Portuguese King (d. 1786).
  • 1723: Philip II of Schaumburg-Lippe, German aristocrat (d. 1787).
  • 1735: August Ludwig von Schlözer, German historian (d. 1809).
  • 1750: Aimé Argand, Swiss physicist and inventor (d. 1809).
  • 1755: Sarah Siddons, British stage actress (d. 1831).
  • 1761: Louis Léopold Boilly, French painter (d. 1845).
  • 1764: Daniel Mendoza, British boxer (d. 1836).
  • 1773: Jeanne-Elisabeth Bichier des Ages, French nun, canonized by the Catholic Church (d. 1838).
  • 1773: Luis de Etruria, Spanish aristocrat and first king of Etruria (f. 1803).
  • 1781: George Bruce, American industrialist, inventor and businessman of British origin (d. 1866).
  • 1781 – Thomas Stamford Raffles, British explorer (d. 1826).
  • 1783: Charles-Louis Havas, French writer and journalist, founder of the France-Presse news agency (d. 1858).
  • 1784: Leopoldo Nóbili, Italian physicist (d. 1835).
  • 1789: Miguel Barreiro, Uruguayan patriot and politician (d. 1848).
  • 1789: Faddei Bulgarin, Russian naturalized Polish writer and journalist (d. 1859).
  • 1791: Samuel Bailey, British philosopher and writer (d. 1870).
  • 1793: Pavel Ivanovich Pestel, Russian revolutionary and ideologue (d. 1826).
  • 1794: Sylvester Graham, American nutritionist (d. 1851).
  • 1794: Maurits Hansen, Norwegian writer (d. 1842).
  • 1795: Benjamin Morrell, American sailor and explorer (d. 1839).
  • 1795: Georg Ernst Ludwig Hampe, German botanist and mycologist (d. 1880).
  • 1801 – David Farragut, American admiral (d. 1870).
  • 1802: Pavel Najimov, Russian military and admiral (d. 1855).
  • 1803: George Borrow, British writer (d. 1881).
  • 1805: Robert Fitz Roy, British sailor and meteorologist (d. 1865).
  • 1810: P. T. Barnum, American circus impresario (d. 1891).
  • 1813: Antonio García Gutiérrez, Spanish writer (d. 1884).
  • 1817: Carl Vogt, German zoologist, geologist and physiologist (d. 1895).
  • 1820 – William John Macquorn Rankine, Scottish engineer and physicist (d. 1872).
  • 1824: Richard L. Heschl, Austrian anatomist (d. 1881).
  • 1826: Miguel Arroyo Hurtado, Colombian politician (d. 1893).
  • 1829: Ignacio Mariscal, Mexican writer and diplomat (d. 1910).
  • 1830: Emilio Dandolo, Italian military man and patriot (d. 1859).
  • 1841: Mary of the Netherlands, princess of the House of Orange-Nassau and princess consort of Wied (d. 1910).
  • 1843: Anton Ausserer, Austrian naturalist (d. 1889).
  • 1843: Julius von Michel, German ophthalmologist (d. 1911).
  • 1845: Filomeno Mata, Mexican journalist (d. 1911).
  • 1845: Wilhelm Blasius, German ornithologist (d. 1912).
  • 1846: Zoel García de Galdeano, Spanish mathematician (d. 1924).
  • 1846: Aleksandr von Bilderling, Russian military man (d. 1912).
  • 1847: Joshua Millner, Irish marksman (d. 1910).
  • 1848: Albert Zimmeter, Austrian botanist (d. 1897).
  • 1849: Adolfo Büttner, German architect (d. 1912).
  • 1849: William Thomas Stead, British writer and journalist (d. 1912).
  • 1850: Antonio Espina y Capó, Spanish physician (d. 1930).
  • 1850: Miguel F. Martínez, engineer, educator and Mexican musician (d. 1919).
  • 1851: Aníbal María di Francia, Italian Catholic priest (d. 1927).
  • 1851 – William Brewster, American ornithologist (d. 1919).
  • 1852: Cèsar August Torras, Spanish mountaineer (d. 1923).
  • 1852: Pedro Antonio Díaz, Panamanian president
  • 1853: Cecil Rhodes, British businessman, founder of the state of Rhodesia (d. 1902).
  • 1853: Tivadar Kosztka Csontváry, Hungarian painter (d. 1919).
  • 1853: Charles Mengin, French painter (d. 1933).
  • 1853: Pierre Fritel, French sculptor, printmaker and painter (d. 1942).
  • 1854: Giuseppe Sacconi, Italian architect (d. 1905).
  • 1857: Julien Tiersot, French composer and ethnographer (d. 1936).
  • 1857: Clara Zetkin, German socialist politician (d. 1933).
  • 1859: Federico Malo Andrade, Ecuadorian businessman (d. 1932).
  • 1859: Alfred Jeanroy, French linguist (d. 1954).
  • 1860: Robert Bacon, American politician and diplomat (d. 1919).
  • 1860: Albert Döderlein, German gynecologist (d. 1941).
  • 1862: Horatio Caro, British chess player (d. 1920).
  • 1862: George Nuttall, American-British bacteriologist (d. 1937).
  • 1864: Stephan Krehl, German composer and music theorist (d. 1924).
  • 1865: Edward José, Belgian actor and film director (d. 1930).
  • 1866: Paul Chevré, French sculptor (d. 1914).
  • 1867: A. E. Douglass, American astronomer (d. 1962).
  • 1867: Miguel Abadía Méndez, Colombian politician (d. 1947).
  • 1870: Claudio Castelucho, Spanish sculptor and painter (d. 1927).
  • 1871: Miguel Asín Palacios, writer and Spanish Arabist (d. 1944).
  • 1871: Claus Schilling, Nazi German physician (d. 1946).
  • 1871: Máximo Soto Hall, Guatemalan writer and diplomat (d. 1943).
  • 1872: Édouard Herriot, French politician (d. 1957).
  • 1873: Sunao Tawara, Japanese pathologist (d. 1952).
  • 1874: Eugen Fischer, German scientist in the service of Nazi Germany during World War II (d. 1967).
  • 1879: Dwight Davis, American politician and tennis player, founder of the Davis Cup (d. 1945).
  • 1879: Philippe Gaubert French composer (d. 1941).
  • 1879: Wanda Landowska, Polish harpsichordist and pianist (d. 1959).
  • 1879: José Millán-Astray, Spanish military man, founder of the Spanish Legion (d. 1954).
  • 1879: Volkmar Andreae, Swiss conductor and composer (d. 1962).
  • 1880: Jan Kubelík, Czech violinist and composer (d. 1940).
  • 1880: Constantin Tănase, Romanian actor and playwright (d. 1945).
  • 1881: Enrique Muiño, Spanish-Argentine actor (d. 1956).
  • 1881: Henri Le Fauconnier, French painter (d. 1946).
  • 1882: Inayat Khan, Indian Sufi Muslim religious (d. 1927).
  • 1883: Dell Henderson, Canadian actor, director and screenwriter (d. 1956).
  • 1884: Enrico Dante, Italian cardinal (d. 1967).
  • 1885: Blas Infante, Spanish politician and writer (d. 1936).
  • 1885: André Lhote, French cubist painter (d. 1962).
  • 1886: Evaristo Bozas Urrutia, Spanish journalist and writer (d. 1929).
  • 1886: Ivan Constantinovich, Russian prince (d. 1918).
  • 1886: Willem Drees, Dutch politician, prime minister between 1948 and 1958 (d. 1988).
  • 1886: Adrián Recinos, Guatemalan historian (d. 1962).
  • 1886: Felix Timmermans, Belgian writer (d. 1947).
  • 1888: Herbert Spencer Gasser, American physiologist, Nobel Prize winner for physiology or medicine in 1944 (d. 1963).
  • 1889: Jean Cocteau, French poet, novelist, playwright, painter, designer, critic and filmmaker (d. 1963).
  • 1890 – Frederick Lewis Allen, American historian (d. 1954).
  • 1891: John Howard Northrop, American chemist, 1946 Nobel Prize Winner (d. 1987).
  • 1891: Tin Ujević, Croatian poet (d. 1955).
  • 1892: Lauge Koch, Danish geologist and explorer (d. 1964).
  • 1893: Anthony Berkeley Cox, British writer (d. 1971).
  • 1893: Giuseppe Caselli, Italian painter (d. 1976).
  • 1893: Leo Carlos of Austria, Austrian military and aristocrat (d. 1939).
  • 1893: Harry Hemley Plaskett, Canadian astronomer (d. 1980).
  • 1894: Pierre de Vizcaya, Spanish motor racing driver (d. 1933).
  • 1894: Margarita Nelken, writer, art critic and Spanish politics (d. 1968).
  • 1895: Gordon Jacob, British composer (d. 1984).
  • 1897: Paul Ben-Haim, Israeli composer (d. 1984).
  • 1898: Robert Roth, Swiss sportsman specialized in Olympic wrestling (d. 1959).
  • 1899: Marcel Achard, French writer and playwright (d. 1974).
  • 1900: Bernardus Johannes Alfrink, Dutch cardinal (d. 1987).
  • 1900: Adela Riera, Spanish librarian (d. 1959).
  • 1901: Julio Libonatti, Argentine soccer player (d. 1981).
  • 1901: Sergey Obraztsov, Russian theater director and puppeteer (d. 1992).
  • 1902: Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., American politician (d. 1985).
  • 1902: Shōei Mishina, Japanese historian and mythologist (d. 1971).
  • 1902: Ion Moţa, Romanian politician (d. 1937).
  • 1902: Panama Al Brown, Panamanian boxer (d. 1951).
  • 1904: Ernst Mayr, German biologist (d. 2005).
  • 1904: Milburn Stone, American actor (d. 1980).
  • 1904: Harold Acton, British writer (d. 1994).
  • 1905: Isa Miranda, Italian actress (d. 1982).
  • 1906: René König, German sociologist (d. 1992).
  • 1906: Alejandro Prieto Llorente, professor, businessman and Mexican public accountant (d. 2007).
  • 1907: Yang Shangkun, Chinese politician (d. 1998).
  • 1908: Henry of Orleans, French aristocrat and politician, Orleanist pretender to the French throne (d. 1999).
  • 1909: Bill Wheatley, American basketball player (d. 1992).
  • 1910: Robert K. Merton, American sociologist (f. 2003).
  • 1910: Georges Vedel, French Professor of Public Law (f. 2002).
  • 1911: Luis Díez del Corral, Spanish political scientist (f. 1998).
  • 1911: Georges Pompidou, French politician and president (d. 1974).
  • 1911: Aníbal Otero, Spanish linguist and writer (d. 1974).
  • 1911: Giorgio Borg Olivier, Maltese jurist and politician, Prime Minister of Malta (d. 1980).
  • 1913: Elwood Cooke, American tennis player (d. 2004).
  • 1913: Smiley Lewis, American rhythm and blues musician (d. 1966).
  • 1914: Annie Fischer, Hungarian classical pianist (d. 1995).
  • 1914: Herrerita, Spanish soccer player (d. 1991).
  • 1914: Alain de Boissieu, French military man (d. 2006).
  • 1915: John Woodruff, American athlete (d. 2007).
  • 1915: Babe Paley, American socialite (d. 1978).
  • 1917: Stella Sierra, Panamanian poet and writer (d. 1997).
  • 1918: Zakaria Mohieddin, Egyptian military and political officer (d. 2012).
  • 1918: George Rochberg, American composer of contemporary academic music (d. 2005).
  • 1918: Miguel Ángel Sanz Bocos, Spanish pilot (f. 2018).
  • 1919: Bep Voskuijl, a Dutch citizen who helped hide Anne Frank and her family from the Nazis (d. 1983).
  • 1919: Franz Halberg, Romanian-American biologist (d. 2013).
  • 1920: Rafael Alonso, Spanish actor (f. 1998).
  • 1920: Mary Louise Hancock, American politician (d. 2017).
  • 1920: Neal C. Wilson, American Adventist pastor (d. 2010).
  • 1921: Víktor Kulikov, Soviet military man, commander-in-chief of the Warsaw Pact (d. 2013).
  • 1921: Vito Ortelli, Italian cyclist (d. 2017).
  • 1922: Edwin Thompson Jaynes, American physicist (d. 1998).
  • 1923: Olimpo Cárdenas, Ecuadorian singer (d. 1991).
  • 1923: José Sánchez Adell, Spanish professor, philosopher and historian (f. 2005).
  • 1924: Edward Cassidy, Australian Cardinal (d. 2021).
  • 1924: János Starker, American cellist of Hungarian origin (d. 2013).
  • 1924: Cesarino Romano, Italian physician (d. 2008).
  • 1925: Marco Bisceglia, Italian priest, activist in defense of homosexuals (f. 2001).
  • 1925: Jean Raspail, French writer (d. 2020).
  • 1925: Fernando de Szyszlo, Peruvian plastic artist (d. 2017).
  • 1926: Salvador Jorge Blanco, Dominican politician and writer (d. 2010).
  • 1926: Diana Lynn, American actress (d. 1971).
  • 1926: Miguel Maticorena, Peruvian historian and professor (d. 2014).
  • 1926: Ivo Pitanguy, Brazilian plastic surgeon (d. 2016).
  • 1927: Malek Haddad, Algerian writer and poet (d. 1978).
  • 1927: Per Olof Ultvedt, Finnish painter, sculptor and set designer (d. 2006).
  • 1928: Rutilio Grande, Salvadoran priest (d. 1977).
  • 1928: Juris Hartmanis, Latvian scientist.
  • 1928: Pierre Mauroy, French politician (d. 2013).
  • 1928: Jeremy Moore, British serviceman, commander of the British ground forces during the Falklands War (d. 2007).
  • 1928: Warren Oates, American actor (d. 1982).
  • 1928: Ricard Terré, Spanish photographer (d. 2009).
  • 1928: Ramón Cobo, Spanish soccer player and coach (d. 2009).
  • 1929: Jacqueline Harpman, Belgian writer (d. 2012).
  • 1929: Ed Smith, American basketball player (d. 1998).
  • 1929: Jimmy Carruthers, Australian boxer (d. 1990).
  • 1929: Katherine Helmond, American actress (d. 2019).
  • 1929: Jovan Rašković, Yugoslav politician and psychiatrist (d. 1992).
  • 1931 – James Burke, American gangster of Irish descent (d. 1996).
  • 1931: José Antonio Fernández Romero, Spanish translator (d. 2011).
  • 1932: Philippe Erulin, French military officer (d. 1979).
  • 1932: Gyula Horn, Hungarian politician, prime minister between 1994 and 1998 (d. 2013).
  • 1932: Jaime Llano González, Colombian composer of popular music (f. 2017).
  • 1933: Carmen Alardín, Mexican poet (f. 2014).
  • 1933: Sheldon Dorf, American cartoonist, creator and founder of Comic-Con International: San Diego (d. 2009).
  • 1933: Paul-Gilbert Langevin, French musicologist, music critic and physicist (d. 1986).
  • 1933: Jean-Paul Pier, Luxembourgish mathematician (d. 2016).
  • 1933: David G. P. Taylor, British businessman and diplomat (d. 2011).
  • 1934: Vladislao Cap, Argentine soccer player (d. 1982).
  • 1934: Tom Krause, Finnish bass-baritone singer (d. 2013).
  • 1935: Brendan McCann, American basketball player.
  • 1935: Chamlong Srimuang, Thai politician.
  • 1935: Shirley Collins, British singer.
  • 1935: Michael Wenning, South African American Presbyterian minister (d. 2011).
  • 1936: Frederick Ballantyne, Vincentian politician and physician, former Governor of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (d. 2020).
  • 1936: Shirley Knight, American actress.
  • 1936: Tommy LiPuma, American music producer (d. 2017).
  • 1936: James Mirrlees, British economist, Nobel laureate in economics in 1996 (d. 2018).
  • 1936: Richard Stearns, American scientist.
  • 1936: Piet Fransen, Dutch footballer (d. 2015).
  • 1937: Jo De Roo, Dutch cyclist.
  • 1938: Óscar Hahn, Chilean poet, essayist and literary critic.
  • 1939: Jimmy Lloyd, British boxer (d. 2013).
  • 1939: Pavel Morozenko, Soviet actor (d. 1991).
  • 1940: James Herbert Brennan, Irish writer.
  • 1940: Chuck Close, American photographer.
  • 1940: Eddie Miles, American basketball player.
  • 1941: Epeli Nailatikau, Fijian military and politician, former president of Fiji.
  • 1941: Elke Neidhardt, actress and director of a German-Australian opera (d. 2013).
  • 1942: Hannes Löhr, German footballer (d. 2016).
  • 1943: István Gáli, Hungarian boxer (d. 2020).
  • 1943: Robbie Robertson, Canadian singer and guitarist, of the band The Band.
  • 1944: Enrique Irazoqui, Spanish actor.
  • 1945: Félix Artuso, Argentine soldier assassinated by mistake at the end of the Falklands War (d. 1982).
  • 1945: Humberto Benítez Treviño, Mexican politician.
  • 1945: Michael Blake, American author and screenwriter (d. 2015).
  • 1946: Gerardus’ t Hooft, Dutch physicist, 1999 Nobel Prize winner for physics.
  • 1946: Giuseppe Furino, Italian footballer.
  • 1946: Pierre-Marc Johnson, Canadian politician, Prime Minister of Quebec.
  • 1946: Daniela Hodrová, Czech writer.
  • 1947: Sony Labou Tansi, Congolese playwright, novelist and screenwriter (d. 1995).
  • 1948: Jesse Green, Jamaican musician.
  • 1948: Liliana Abud, Mexican writer and actress.
  • 1948: Ernesto Mastrángelo, Argentine footballer.
  • 1948: William Hootkins, American actor (d. 2005).
  • 1948: Blu Mankuma, American actor, singer and songwriter.
  • 1949: Abhay Ashtekar, Indian physicist.
  • 1949: Mohamed Ali Akid, Tunisian footballer (d. 1979).
  • 1949: Ed O’Ross, American actor.
  • 1950: Carlos Caszely, Chilean soccer player and journalist.
  • 1950: Huey Lewis, American singer, of the band Huey Lewis & The News.
  • 1950: Abraham Skorka, Argentine rabbi and writer.
  • 1950: Michael Monarch, American guitarist, of the band Steppenwolf.
  • 1952: Moisés Naím, Venezuelan writer.
  • 1954: Randy Credico, American comedian and politician.
  • 1954: Hamdin Sabahi, Egyptian politician.
  • 1954: Jimmy Crespo, American guitarist.
  • 1955: Sebastian Barry, Irish playwright, novelist and poet.
  • 1955: Mia Couto, Mozambican writer.
  • 1956: Horacio Cartes, Paraguayan politician, businessman and sports leader, president of Paraguay between 2013 and 2018.
  • 1956: Terry Chimes, British bassist, of the band The Clash.
  • 1958: Avigdor Lieberman, Israeli politician.
  • 1958: Bill Watterson, American cartoonist and cartoonist.
  • 1958: Luz María Jerez, Mexican film, theater and television actress.
  • 1958: Veronica Guerin, Irish journalist (d. 1996).
  • 1959: Marc Cohn, American singer-songwriter.
  • 1959: Juan Ignacio Torres Landa, Mexican politician (d. 2013).
  • 1960: Pruitt Taylor Vince, American actor.
  • 1960: The Golden Triplets, Argentine actresses, singers and television presenters.
  • 1960: Song Sokze, South Korean writer, poet and painter.
  • 1961: Meir Banai, Israeli musician, singer and songwriter (d. 2017).
  • 1963: Marcelo Buquet, Uruguayan actor.
  • 1963: Edie Falco, American actress.
  • 1963: Manuel Tallafé, Spanish actor.
  • 1964: Uxue Barkos, journalist and Spanish deputy.
  • 1964: Jerry Sags, American professional wrestler.
  • 1964: Piotr Nowak, Polish footballer.
  • 1964: Ronald D. Moore, American television producer and screenwriter.
  • 1964: Filip De Wilde, Belgian footballer.
  • 1964: Valeri Medvedtsev, Russian biathlete.
  • 1965: Kathryn Erbe, American actress.
  • 1965: Raymond Brady Brown, American basketball player.
  • 1966: Claudia Wells, American actress.
  • 1966: Gianfranco Zola, Italian footballer.
  • 1968: Ken Akamatsu, Japanese cartoonist.
  • 1968: Michael Stuhlbarg, American actor.
  • 1968: Hunter Ellis, American television presenter.
  • 1968: Petrônio Gontijo, Brazilian actor.
  • 1968: Susan Wojcicki, American businesswoman, CEO of YouTube.
  • 1968: Alex Zülle, Swiss cyclist.
  • 1968: Bernie Paz, Peruvian actor.
  • 1969: Chusa Barbero, Spanish actress.
  • 1969: Alejandro Fiore, Argentine actor.
  • 1969: RZA, American rapper, of the band Wu-Tang Clan.
  • 1969: Michael O’Neill, former footballer and British football coach.
  • 1969: Glenn Magnusson, Swedish cyclist.
  • 1970: Mac Dre, American rapper.
  • 1970: Valentí Massana, Spanish athlete.
  • 1971: Derek McInnes, Scottish footballer.
  • 1971: Robbie Koenig, South African tennis player.
  • 1972: Letha Weapons, American porn actress.
  • 1972: Robert Esmie, Canadian athlete.
  • 1973: Marcus Allbäck, Swedish footballer.
  • 1973: Róisín Murphy, Irish singer, of the band Moloko.
  • 1973: Joe, singer-songwriter of rhythm and blues and American record producer.
  • 1974: Márcio Amoroso, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1974: Roberto Locatelli, Italian motorcycle racer.
  • 1975: Hernán Crespo, Argentine soccer player.
  • 1975: Ai Sugiyama, Japanese tennis player.
  • 1975: Pedro Sarabia, Paraguayan soccer player and coach.
  • 1975: Andréi Tissin, Russian canoeist (d. 2008).
  • 1976: Martín Andrizzi, Argentine footballer.
  • 1976: Bizarre, American rapper, of the band D12.
  • 1976: Nuno Gomes, Portuguese footballer.
  • 1977: Nicolas Kiefer, German tennis player.
  • 1977: Royce gives 5’9 ″, American rapper.
  • 1978: Allan Simonsen, Danish motor racing driver (d. 2013).
  • 1978: Miika Koppinen, Finnish footballer.
  • 1978: Andreas Johansson, Swedish footballer.
  • 1979: Shane Filan, American singer, of the band Westlife.
  • 1979: Amélie Mauresmo, French tennis player.
  • 1979: Stiliyan Petrov, Bulgarian footballer.
  • 1979: Mike Cahill, American screenwriter and film director.
  • 1980: Eva Green, French actress.
  • 1980: Yoel Razvozov, Israeli judoka.
  • 1980: Hannes Reichelt, Austrian skier.
  • 1980: Fabián Ríos, Colombian actor and model.
  • 1980: David Rozehnal, Czech footballer.
  • 1980: Jason Wade, American singer, of the band Lifehouse.
  • 1981: Gianne Albertoni, Brazilian actress and model.
  • 1981: Ryan Hansen, American actor.
  • 1981: Kelly Kline, American porn actress.
  • 1981: Linda Sundblad, Swedish singer.
  • 1982: Tuba Büyüküstün, Turkish actress.
  • 1982: Alexander Dimitrenko, German boxer.
  • 1982: Raúl García de Mateos, Spanish cyclist.
  • 1982: Alberto Gilardino, Italian footballer.
  • 1982: Philippe Gilbert, Belgian cyclist.
  • 1982: Junri Namigata, Japanese tennis player.
  • 1982: Javier Paredes, Spanish footballer.
  • 1982: Beno Udrih, Slovenian basketball player.
  • 1983: Jonás Gutiérrez, Argentine soccer player.
  • 1983: Zheng Jie, Chinese tennis player.
  • 1983: Marcela Kloosterboer, Argentine actress.
  • 1983: Raphael Nuzzolo, Swiss footballer.
  • 1983: Taavi Peetre, Estonian shot putter.
  • 1984: Danay García, Cuban actress.
  • 1984: Hossein Rajabian, Iranian film director, screenwriter and producer.
  • 1984: Carlos Ferro, television actor and music video director, of Mexican origin.
  • 1985: Nick O’Malley, British bassist, of the band Arctic Monkeys.
  • 1985: Erick Chapa, Mexican actor.
  • 1985: François Arnaud, French-Canadian actor.
  • 1985: Stephanie McIntosh, Australian actress and singer.
  • 1985: Lucía Pérez, Spanish singer.
  • 1985: Élodie Godin, French basketball player.
  • 1985: Isaac Tutumlu, Spanish racing driver.
  • 1985: Charyl Chacón, Venezuelan presenter, model, broadcaster and actress.
  • 1985: Megan Rapinoe, American footballer.
  • 1986: Piermario Morosini, Italian footballer (d. 2012).
  • 1986: Ashkan Dejagah, German-Iranian footballer.
  • 1986: Adam Young, American musician, of the band Owl City.
  • 1986: Irina Buryachok, Ukrainian tennis player.
  • 1986: Yuri Cheban, Ukrainian canoeist.
  • 1986: Samuel Honrubia, French handball player.
  • 1987: Alexander Kristoff, Norwegian cyclist.
  • 1987: Andrija Kaluđerović, Serbian footballer.
  • 1987: Carlos Carmona Bonet, Spanish footballer.
  • 1987: Emiliano Tellechea, Uruguayan soccer player.
  • 1987: Ji Chang Wook, South Korean actor and singer.
  • 1988: Henri Bienvenu, Cameroonian footballer.
  • 1988: Samir Ujkani, Albanian-Kosovar footballer.
  • 1988: Ish Smith, American basketball player.
  • 1989: Charlie Austin, British footballer.
  • 1989: Adam Cole, American professional wrestler.
  • 1989: Dejan Lovren, Croatian footballer.
  • 1989: Sean O’Pry, American model.
  • 1989: Alexey Tsatevitch, Russian cyclist.
  • 1989: George Efrem, Cypriot footballer
  • 1990: Stevi Perry, American model.
  • 1990: Park Kyungri, South Korean singer.
  • 1991: Jason Dolley, American actor and musician.
  • 1991: Felipe Rivero, Venezuelan baseball player.
  • 1992: Alberto Moreno, Spanish footballer.
  • 1992: Léo Stronda, Brazilian rapper, of the band Bonde da Stronda.
  • 1992: Ladislav Krejčí, Czech footballer.
  • 1993: Luka Cindrić, Croatian handball player.
  • 1994: Juan Delgado Martínez, Uruguayan soccer player.
  • 1994: Louisa James, British athlete.
  • 1994: Shohei Otani, Japanese baseball player
  • 1994: Stanko Zečević, Bosnian footballer (d. 2013).
  • 1995: Baily Cargill, English footballer.
  • 1995: Giovanni Simeone, Argentine footballer.
  • 1995: Hyuk, South Korean singer and actor.
  • 1997: Park Ji Min, South Korean singer.

Who Left Us “A Day as Today”?

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Who Left Us “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Katrina

July 5 – A Day as Today – Deaths

  • 717 a. C .: Romulus, one of the founders of Rome (n. 771 BC).
  • 967: Murakami, Japanese emperor (b.926).
  • 1003 (or 1000): Athanasius of Athos, Byzantine monk.
  • 1028: Alfonso V, King of León.
  • 1044: Samuel Aba, Hungarian King.
  • 1080: Ísleifur Gissurarson, Icelandic bishop.
  • 1251: María de Cyprus, daughter of King Hugo I and wife of Count Gutierre IV.
  • 1348: Luis de la Cerda, French nobleman (b. 1291).
  • 1375: Carlos III de Alençon, French aristocrat, Archbishop of Lyon.
  • 1381: Beatriz de Portugal, daughter of Pedro I and wife of Sancho de Castilla.
  • 1463: Jean Bureau, French military man.
  • 1468: Alfonso of Castile, Infante of Castile, son of Juan II of Castile and Isabel of Portugal.
  • 1503: Juan Chacón, Spanish nobleman (b.1452).
  • 1522: Antonio de Nebrija, Spanish humanist (b.1441).
  • 1528: Juan II of Ribagorza, Aragonese nobleman (b.1457).
  • 1539: Antonio María Zaccaria, Italian saint.
  • 1572 – Longqing, Chinese emperor.
  • 1578: Cristoforo Madruzzo, Italian cardinal.
  • 1606: Luis López de Solís, Spanish Augustinian friar (b. 1534).
  • 1633: Margaret of Austria, German princess, daughter of Maximilian II and Maria of Austria and Portugal.
  • 1676: Carl Gustaf Wrangel, Swedish military man.
  • 1708: Carlos III de Gonzaga-Nevers, Mantuan aristocrat, last Duke of Mantua.
  • 1716: Giuseppe Beccarelli, Italian religious.
  • 1731: José de Antequera y Castro, Panamanian politician.
  • 1773: Francisco José Freire, Portuguese historian.
  • 1786: Michel Yost, French clarinetist.
  • 1788: Mather Byles, British poet and clergyman (b.1706).
  • 1790: Rafael José Verger, bishop of the Diocese of Linares (now Archdiocese of Monterrey) (b. 1722).
  • 1792: Aert Schouman, Dutch painter (b. 1710).
  • 1793: Aleksandr Roslin, Swedish painter.
  • 1793: Peter Anton von Verschaffelt, Flemish sculptor and architect.
  • 1795: Antonio de Ulloa, naturalist, soldier and Spanish writer (b. 1716).
  • 1807: Candido de Lasala, Argentine sailor of Spanish origin (b. 1770).
  • 1807: Baltasar Unquera, Spanish sailor (b. 1766).
  • 1816: Dorotea Jordan, Irish actress, lover of King William IV (b. 1761).
  • 1817: Adam Kuhn, American physician and naturalist (b. 1741).
  • 1817: Luis Lacy y Gautier, Spanish military man (b. 1772).
  • 1824: Jaime el Barbudo, Spanish bandit
  • 1826: Thomas Stamford Raffles, British politician and naturalist.
  • 1826: Louis Proust, French chemist and pharmacist.
  • 1833: Joseph Nicéphore Niépce, French inventor.
  • 1837: Pierre Alexandre Joseph Allent, French military and politician (b. 1772).
  • 1839: Flora Hastings, British nobleman.
  • 1841: Fridolin Carl Leopold Spenner, German botanist (b. 1798).
  • 1842: Juan Francisco Larrobla, Uruguayan Catholic priest and politician (b. 1775).
  • 1849: Jesús María Bianco, Venezuelan journalist (b. 1790).
  • 1850: Alire Raffeneau Delile, French physician and botanist.
  • 1857: Barthélemy Thimonnier, French inventor.
  • 1858: Valentín Gómez Farías, Mexican president.
  • 1859: Charles Cagniard de la Tour, French physicist and engineer.
  • 1860: Hilario Lagos (53), Argentine military man who participated in the civil wars of his country in the Argentine federal army against the Unitarians of Buenos Aires (b. 1806).
  • 1862: Heinrich Georg Bronn, German geologist and paleontologist.
  • 1862: Josefa Camejo, heroine of the Independence of Venezuela (b. 1791).
  • 1871: Cristina Trivulzio Belgiojoso, Italian aristocrat, patriot, journalist and writer.
  • 1875: Maria Röhl, Swedish portraitist.
  • 1881: Juan Contreras y Román, Spanish military and politician (b. 1807).
  • 1882: Antonio Aguilar y Vela, Spanish astronomer.
  • 1887: August Friedrich Pott, German linguist.
  • 1893: Gabriel Balart, Spanish composer, conductor and teacher (b. 1824).
  • 1894: Austen Henry Layard, British traveler.
  • 1896: Maurice Chaper, French naturalist, geologist and mining engineer.
  • 1896: José Maceo, Cuban military and patriot (b. 1849).
  • 1896: Luis Malo Valdivieso, Ecuadorian military man, politician and businessman (b. 1823).
  • 1897: Celia Barrios de Reyna, mother of the Guatemalan president José María Reina Barrios (b. 1834).
  • 1899: Hippolyte Lucas, French entomologist.
  • 1903: Émile Bescherelle, French pharmacist, botanist and bryologist (b. 1828).
  • 1903: Mariano Cidad y Olmos, Spanish theologian (b. 1843).
  • 1905: Lala Deen Dayal, Indian photographer (b. 1844).
  • 1906: Jules Breton, French painter.
  • 1906: Paul Drude, German physicist.
  • 1906: Joan Martorell, Spanish architect.
  • 1906: Jacob Meckel, German military man (b. 1842).
  • 1907: Kuno Fischer, German philosopher.
  • 1908: Jonas Lie, Norwegian author.
  • 1908: Carl von Than, Hungarian chemist.
  • 1910: Rafael Ruiz de los Llanos, Argentine politician and lawyer (b. 1841).
  • 1910: Johanna A. Witasek, Austrian botanist (b.1865).
  • 1911: María Pía de Savoya, Portuguese queen.
  • 1911: George Johnstone Stoney, Irish physicist and mathematician.
  • 1913: Leonardo Márquez, Mexican military man (b. 1820).
  • 1914: El Tuerto de Pirón, Spanish bandit.
  • 1917: Emílio Augusto Goeldi, Swiss-Brazilian physician, naturalist and zoologist.
  • 1917: Paul Auguste Hariot, French pharmacist (b.1854).
  • 1920: Anthony O’Sullivan, American actor and film director.
  • 1922: Carl Großmann, German serial killer (b.1863)
  • 1922: Emilio Lamarca, Argentine lawyer, engineer, writer and teacher (b. 1844).
  • 1923: Théophile Seyrig, German engineer.
  • 1925: Otto Lummer, German physicist.
  • 1926: Agustín Aveledo, Venezuelan engineer and educator (b. 1837).
  • 1927: Albrecht Kossel, German physician, 1910 Nobel Prize in Medicine.
  • 1929 – Hans Meyer, German geographer (b.1858).
  • 1930: Jenaro Cardona, Costa Rican writer and diplomat (b. 1863).
  • 1930: Maria Gasparina, princess councilor of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen.
  • 1931: Oscar Kjellberg, Swedish inventor and businessman (b. 1870).
  • 1932: René-Louis Baire, French mathematician.
  • 1932: Erland Nordenskiöld, Swedish ethnographer and explorer.
  • 1933: Narciso Méndez Bringa, Spanish illustrator, draftsman and painter (b. 1868).
  • 1934: Ahmad Zaki Pasha, Egyptian philologist (b.1867).
  • 1936: Bonifacio Byrne, Cuban poet.
  • 1937: Chester Greenwood, American inventor.
  • 1938: Otto Bauer, Austrian politician.
  • 1940: Carl Einstein, German writer, art historian, critic and anarchist (b. 1885).
  • 1942: Germaine Berton, French metal worker, trade unionist and anarchist (b.1902).
  • 1942: Karin Swanström, Swedish actress, director and film producer.
  • 1943: Ángel Gustavo Cornejo, Peruvian lawyer, jurist, magistrate and politician (b. 1875).
  • 1943 – Julian Schmitz, American artistic gymnast (b. 1881).
  • 1944: Tania Baramziná, Soviet sniper.
  • 1945: John Curtin, Australian politician.
  • 1945: Julius Dorpmüller, German engineer, general administrator of the Deutsche Reichsbahn.
  • 1945: Bruno Neira González, Mexican military and politician (b. 1880).
  • 1946: Luisa Campos, Spanish actress and singer (b. 1864).
  • 1946: Julio Madero, Mexican military man (b. 1886).
  • 1946: Rafael Picavea, Spanish politician, journalist and businessman (b. 1867).
  • 1946: Teresa Andrés Zamora, Spanish librarian, feminist and trade unionist (b.1907).
  • 1948: Georges Bernanos, French writer.
  • 1948: Carole Landis, French actress.
  • 1948: María de la Ossa de Amador, first lady of Panama (b. 1855).
  • 1949: Rodolfo González Pacheco, Argentine playwright, theater director and journalist (b. 1883).
  • 1950: Salvatore Giuliano, Sicilian bandit and independence fighter.
  • 1950: Toribio Mendoza, Argentine politician (b. 1870).
  • 1950: Robert Spears, Australian cyclist.
  • 1953: Alejandro González Ramírez, Peruvian soccer player (b.1915).
  • 1953: Titta Ruffo, Italian singer.
  • 1953: Andreas Suttner, Austrian fencer (b.1876).
  • 1956: Ramón Beade Méndez, Spanish socialist politician (b.1900).
  • 1956: Miquel Viladrich Vila, Spanish painter (b. 1887).
  • 1960: Gustavo Olivares Faúndez, Chilean pharmaceutical chemist and politician (b. 1898).
  • 1961: Ludwik Fleck, Polish physician, biologist and sociologist.
  • 1962: José Guillermo Batalla, Panamanian editor, politician and poet (b. 1886).
  • 1962: Halvor Birch, Danish artistic gymnast (b. 1885).
  • 1965: Loreto Grande, Italian naturalist.
  • 1965: Porfirio Rubirosa, Dominican politician and diplomat.
  • 1966 – John P. Fulton, American special effects supervisor and cinematographer (b.1902).
  • 1966: George de Hevesy, Hungarian chemist, 1943 Nobel Prize winner for chemistry.
  • 1966: Anders Moen, Norwegian artistic gymnast.
  • 1967: Anneliese Reppel, German actress (b.1899).
  • 1967: Augustin Ringeval, French cyclist (b.1882).
  • 1968: Edward Kirby, American athlete.
  • 1968: Enrique Plá and Deniel, Spanish cardinal.
  • 1969: José Aguirre Cámara, Argentine lawyer and politician (b.1900).
  • 1969: Divito, Argentine cartoonist and humorist (b.1914).
  • 1969: Walter Gropius, German architect.
  • 1969: Leo McCarey, American screenwriter and film director.
  • 1969: Wilhelm Backhaus, German pianist (b. 1884).
  • 1970: Octavio Campero Echazú, Bolivian writer and poet (b.1900).
  • 1972: Raúl Leoni, Venezuelan president.
  • 1976: Ana Hübler, German skater (b. 1885).
  • 1976: Kevin O’Halloran, Australian swimmer (b.1937).
  • 1976: Walter Spalding, Brazilian writer, journalist, essayist, genealogist and folklorist (b. 1901).
  • 1979: Émile Dewoitine, French engineer.
  • 1979: Constantino Láscaris Comneno Micolaw, Spanish philosopher (b. 1923).
  • 1980: Luis Sandrini, Argentine actor (b.1905).
  • 1980: Ari Shtérnfeld, mathematician and Soviet engineer of Polish origin (b. 1905).
  • 1980: Thaddäus Troll, German writer (b.1914).
  • 1981: Helmut Gröttrup, German electrical engineer.
  • 1981: Pedro Enrique de Orleáns-Braganza, French aristocrat.
  • 1981: Jorge Urrutia Blondel, Chilean composer (b.1903).
  • 1981: Manuel Urrutia Lleó, Cuban politician and president (b. 1908).
  • 1981: Alma Joslyn Whiffen-Barksdale, American mycologist, botanist, and curator (b.1916).
  • 1982: Ramón Ormazábal, Basque communist politician (b.1910).
  • 1983: Harry James, director of big band and American trumpeter.
  • 1983: Hennes Weisweiler, German footballer and soccer coach.
  • 1983: Eduardo Yáñez Zavala, Chilean military, politician and horseman (b.1903).
  • 1984: Ludy Langer, American swimmer (b. 1893).
  • 1984: Alberto Martínez Baca, Argentine biochemist and politician (b. 1908).
  • 1985: Paulino Uzcudun, Spanish boxer (b.1899).
  • 1985: Marion Byron, American actress (b.1911).
  • 1985: Marian Waldman, Canadian actress of theater, film and television (b.1924).
  • 1986: Yaroslav Stetsko, Ukrainian politician (b.1912).
  • 1988: José Moncada Calvache, Spanish painter (b. 1893).
  • 1989: Ernesto Halffter, Spanish composer.
  • 1989: Magdalena Mondragón, Mexican journalist and novelist (b.1913)
  • 1990: Hellmut Wilhelm, German sinologist (b.1905).
  • 1991: Howard Nemerov, American poet.
  • 1991: Mildred Dunnock, American actress.
  • 1993: Consuelo Lleras, Colombian humanist and politician (b. 1933).
  • 1994: Lennart Klingström, Swedish athlete.
  • 1994: Arturo Moya Grau, Chilean playwright, writer and actor (b. 1920).
  • 1994: Tawfiq Ziyad, Arab-Israeli poet and politician.
  • 1995: Takeo Fukuda, Japanese politician, 67th prime minister.
  • 1996: Fred Davis, Canadian announcer (b.1921).
  • 1998: Maria Mercè Marçal, Catalan poet, professor, narrator and translator.
  • 1998: Frank Stahl Jr. Righeimer, American fencer.
  • 1998: Johnny Speight, British television screenwriter.
  • 1998: Sid Luckman, American football player.
  • 1999: Jean-Pierre Darras, French actor and theater, film and television director.
  • 1999: Consuelo Leandro, Brazilian comedian and actress. (n.1932).
  • 2000: Blanca Álvarez Mantilla, Spanish journalist (b.1931).
  • 2000: Pavel Chálov, Russian admiral.
  • 2000: Dorino Serafini, Italian racing driver (b.1909).
  • 2001: Hannelore Kohl, first wife of German Chancellor Helmut Kohl (b.1933).
  • 2001: Santiago Mac Guire, Argentine priest, philosopher and theologian (b. 1926).
  • 2002: Katy Jurado, Mexican actress.
  • 2002: Ted Williams, American baseball player.
  • 2003: Fernando Arbex, Spanish drummer, of the band Los Brincos (b.1941).
  • 2003: Prodan Gardzhev, Bulgarian sportsman specialized in Olympic wrestling (b. 1936).
  • 2003: Isabel de Orleáns-Braganza y Dobrzensky, French aristocrat.
  • 2003: Nancy Silvestrini, Argentine mountaineer.
  • 2003: Bebu Silvetti, Mexican pianist, composer, arranger and record producer of Argentine origin (b. 1936).
  • 2004: Hugh Shearer, Jamaican politician and trade unionist, Prime Minister of Jamaica between 1967 and 1972 (b.1923).
  • 2004: Rodger Ward, American Formula 1 driver (b.1921).
  • 2005: Alicia Aguilar, Mexican soprano (b.1930).
  • 2005: Leo Breiman, American statistician (b.1928).
  • 2006: Kenneth Lay, American businessman, president of Enron Corporation (b.1942).
  • 2006: Hugh Stubbins, American architect (b.1912).
  • 2006: Thirunalloor Karunakaran, Indian poet and scholar.
  • 2006: Juan Pablo Rebella, Uruguayan filmmaker.
  • 2006: Gert Fredriksson, Swedish athlete.
  • 2007: Marko Babić, Croatian military man (b. 1965).
  • 2007: Régine Crespin, French singer.
  • 2007: Kerwin Mathews, American actor. (n.1926).
  • 2007: George Melly, British musician (b.1926).
  • 2008: Mercedes Barranco, Spanish actress (b.1925).
  • 2008: Severino Díaz, Argentine soccer referee (b.1925).
  • 2008: René Harris, politician and president of Nauru (b.1947).
  • 2008: Nobuko Nakahara, Japanese architect (b.1929).
  • 2010: Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd, Egyptian philosopher and intellectual (b.1943).
  • 2010: Horacio Castillo, Argentine poet, essayist and translator (b.1934).
  • 2010: Virtudes Cuevas Escrivá, a Valencian woman who survived the Nazi death camp in Ravensbrück (b.1913).
  • 2010: Cesare Siepi, Italian opera singer (b. 1923) .7
  • 2011: Cy Twombly, American painter (b.1928).
  • 2011: Hilda Anderson Nevárez, Mexican politician and trade unionist (b.1938).
  • 2011: Armen Gilliam, American basketball player, former NBA player (b. 1964).
  • 2011: Hanna Segal, British psychoanalyst and psychiatrist (b.1918).
  • 2011: Carlos Sívori Alzérreca, Chilean businessman, businessman and politician (b.1920).
  • 2012: Pedro Rodríguez Gómez, producer and director of Spanish television (b. 1969).
  • 2012: Alfredo Joskowicz, Mexican actor, filmmaker, screenwriter and producer of Polish origin (b. 1937).
  • 2013: Pepe Suero, Spanish singer-songwriter (b.1947).
  • 2014: Ignacio García-Valiño, Spanish writer (b. 1968).
  • 2014: Helen Gordon, British swimmer (b.1933).
  • 2014: Pablo de la Higuera, Spanish journalist, writer and playwright (b.1931).
  • 2014: Bob Jeangerard, American basketball player (b.1932).
  • 2014: Rosemary Murphy, American actress (b.1925).
  • 2014: Hans-Ulrich Wehler, German historian (b.1931).
  • 2015: Jorge Álvarez, Argentine record producer and publishing entrepreneur (b.1932).
  • 2015: Dorotea of ​​Bavaria, Bavarian princess (b.1920).
  • 2015: Svein Hatløy, Norwegian architect (b.1940).
  • 2015: Yoichiro Nambu, Japanese physicist, 2008 Nobel Laureate in Physics (b.1921).
  • 2015: Freedom Nyamubaya, Zimbabwean poet, dancer, farmer, feminist and activist (b.1958).
  • 2015: Amneris Perusín, Argentine soprano.
  • 2015: Amanda Peterson, American actress (b. 1971).
  • 2015: Sakari Momoi, Japanese supercentennial.
  • 2015: Abderrahmane Soukhane, Algerian footballer (b.1936).
  • 2016: Alirio Díaz, Venezuelan musician (b.1923).
  • 2016: Valentino Zeichen, Italian poet and writer (b.1938).
  • 2016: Beatrice de Cardi, British archaeologist (b.1914).
  • 2016: Gladys Vergara, Uruguayan astronomer and teacher (b.1928).
  • 2017: Pierre Henry, French composer (b.1927).
  • 2017: José María Martín Porras, Spanish music teacher (b.1923).
  • 2017: Joachim Meisner, German cardinal and archbishop (b.1933).
  • 2017: Santiago Meléndez, Spanish actor (b.1958).
  • 2017: Joaquín Navarro-Valls, Spanish physician and journalist (b.1936).
  • 2018: Agustín Arenas «Super Taldo», Chilean public figure (b. 1960).
  • 2018: Adamu Ciroma, Nigerian politician (b.1934).
  • 2018: Claude Lanzmann, French journalist, writer, filmmaker and screenwriter (b.1925).
  • 2018: Trinidad Martínez Tarragó, Mexican economist, writer and academic of Spanish origin (b.1928).
  • 2018: Ed Schultz, American radio and television presenter, sports and political commentator, and soccer player (b.1954).
  • 2018: Michel Suffran, French novelist, playwright, essayist and physician (b.1931).
  • 2018: Jean-Louis Tauran, French diplomat and cardinal (b.1943).
  • 2019: Ugo Gregoretti, Italian director and screenwriter (b.1930).
  • 2020: Carlo Flamigni, Italian physician and writer (b.1933).
  • 2021: Raffaella Carrá, Italian singer and conductor (b.1943).

What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”?

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What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Sakkanan Norkaew

July 5 – A Day as Today – Celebration

  • Armenia: Constitution Day.
  • Algeria: Independence Day.
  • Cape Verde: Independence Day.
  • Isle of Man: Parliament Day.
  • Venezuela: Independence Day.
  • Argentina: Defense Day, Daireaux Day.
  • Mexico: Physiotherapist Day.

Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today”

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Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today” / Image Credit: Peter H

July 5 – A Day as Today – Catholic Santoral

  • Saint Stephen of Nicea, bishop and martyr (1st century)
  • Saint Ciprila de Cirene, martyr (4th century)
  • Saint Athanasius of Jerusalem, deacon and martyr (451 or 452)
  • Saint Domicius the Physician, Armenian hermit (5th century)
  • Saint Martha of Syria, mother of Saint Simeon Stylite the Younger (f. 551)
  • Saint Athanasius of Athos, monk and founder (d. 1003)
  • Saint Antonio María Zaccaría, priest and founder (f. 1539)
  • Saint Agathon of Sicily
  • Saint Numerian of Trier
  • Saint Thomas of Terreto
  • Saint Trifina of Sicily.

What Sign of the Zodiac Rules those Born “A Day as Today”?

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Prediction your zodiac sign with Dorian / Image Credit: p2722754

July 5 – A Day as Today – Zodiac Sign

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