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Wednesday July 5, 2023

July 5: Day of the Week

July 5, 2023 was the 186th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 179 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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Here’s the July calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

July 2023

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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.

July 5 Historical Event(s)

  • 1316
    Battle of Manolada between the Burgundian and Majorcan claimants of the Principality of Achaea
  • 1803
    The Convention of Artlenburg leads to the French occupation of Hanover (which had been ruled by the British king).
  • 1809
    The Battle of Wagram, the largest of the Napoleonic Wars.
  • 1811
    Venezuela declares independence from Spain.
  • 1830
    France invades Algeria.
  • 1833
    Admiral Charles Napier defeats the navy of the Portuguese usurper Dom Miguel at the third Battle of Cape St. Vincent.
  • 1943
    World War II: An Allied invasion fleet sails for Sicily (Operation Husky, July 10, 1943).
  • 1945
    World War II: Liberation of the Philippines declared.
  • 1962
    Algeria becomes independent from France.
  • 1987
    First instance of the LTTE using suicide attacks on Sri Lankan Army. The Black Tigers are born, and in the following years continue to use the tactic to deadly effect.

Who were born on July 5?

  • 1879
    Wanda Landowska, Polish harpsichordist (d. 1959)
  • 1880
    Jan Kubelík, Czech violinist (d. 1940)
  • 1886
    Willem Drees, Dutch politician and centenarian (d. 1988)
  • 1904
    Ernst Mayr, American biologist (d. 2005)
  • 1912
    Mack David, American lyricist (d. 1993)
  • 1928
    Warren Oates, American actor (d. 1982)
  • 1959
    Marc Cohn, American singer and songwriter
  • 1979
    Tim Coly, German rugby player
  • 1981
    Jesse Crain, Canadian baseball player
  • 1991
    Jason Dolley, American actor

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