July 5: Day of the Week
July 5, 2020 was the 187th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 179 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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Here’s the July calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Cancer is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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July 5 Historical Event(s)
- 1316Battle of Manolada between the Burgundian and Majorcan claimants of the Principality of Achaea
- 1687Isaac Newton publishes Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica.
- 1775The Second Continental Congress adopts the Olive Branch Petition.
- 1878The coat of arms of the Baku governorate is established.
- 1884Germany takes possession of Cameroon.
- 1950Zionism: the Knesset passes the Law of Return which grants all Jews the right to immigrate to Israel.
- 1962The Late Late Show, the world’s longest-running chat show by the same broadcaster, airs on RTÉ One for the first time.
- 1999Wolverhampton, England is hit by storms which include a tornado. The area is hit again with severe storms on August 1.
- 2009A series of violent riots break out in Ürümqi, the capital city of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in China.
- 2009Roger Federer wins a record 15th Grand Slam title in tennis, winning a five set match against Andy Roddick at Wimbledon.
Who were born on July 5?
- 1888Herbert Spencer Gasser, American physiologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1963)
- 1901Sergey Obraztsov, Soviet puppet master (d. 1992)
- 1913Smiley Lewis, American rhythm and blues vocalist and guitarist (d. 1966)
- 1938Ronnie Self, American rock singer and songwriter (d. 1981)
- 1968Kenji Ito, Japanese composer
- 1972Robert Esmie, Canadian athlete
- 1976Bizarre, American rapper (D12)
- 1980Eva Green, French actress
- 1985Nick O'Malley, English bassist (Arctic Monkeys)
- 1985Stephanie McIntosh, Australian singer and actress
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