This Day in History on 5 July

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 5 July. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Important Events

1658: Mughal ruler Aurangzeb imprisoned his elder brother Murad Bakhsh.

1954: The BBC broadcasted its first television news bulletin.

1954: Establishment of Andhra Pradesh High Court.

1975: Arthur Ash became the first black player to win Wimbledon singles lawn tennis.

1977: Military uprising in Pakistan. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto in jail.

1997: Martina Hingis, a 16-year-old from Switzerland, defeated Yana Novotna of the Czech Republic to win the women’s singles title at Wimbledon.

2009: Roger Federer won record 15th Grand Slam title, defeating Andy Roddick at Wimbledon.

2012: The Shard in London is inaugurated as the tallest building in Europe, with a height of 310 metres (1,020 ft).

2016: The Juno space probe arrives at Jupiter and begins a 20-month survey of the planet.

2018: The EU Copyright Directive currently has been pushed back to 10 September 2018, due to the majority of votes in the EU Parliament favoring holding back the vote.

2018: Lithuania becomes the 36th member of the OECD.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

Inayat Khan

1882: Inayat Khan, the founder of the Sufi Order.

1918: K. Karunakaran, former Chief Minister of Kerala.

1946: Ram Vilas Paswan, an Indian politician.

1952: Renu Saluja, an Indian film editor.

K. Karunakaran

1968: Susan Wojcicki, the CEO of YouTube.

1973: Geeta Kapoor, an Indian choreographer.

1982: Javed Ali, an Indian playback singer.

1995: P. V. Sindhu, an Indian professional badminton player.

Death/ Death Anniversary

Thirunalloor Karunakaran
Anugrah Narayan Sinha

1826: Sir Thomas Stamford Bingley Raffles, a British statesman, best known for his founding of modern Singapore and the Straits Settlements.

1957: Anugrah Narayan Sinha, Indian lawyer and politician, 1st Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar (b. 1887)

2006: Thirunalloor Karunakaran, Indian poet and scholar (b. 1924)

Further Reading

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