1946 ~ The BiKiNi was unveiled by French automobile engineer Louis Réard when he introduced the daring two-piece swimsuit at the Piscine Molitor on the 5th July in 1946, a popular swimming pool in Paris. Prior to this, Louis Réard could not find a model to wear his design, so he ended up hiring Micheline Bernardini, a nude dancer from the Casino de Paris, to display the string bikini with a g-string back. Louis Reard dubbed the new swimsuit “bikini,” inspired by a news-making U.S. atomic test that took place earlier that week off the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean.
1950 – Huey Lewis the American singer-songwriter and actor was born on the 5th July 1950. Huey Lewis is best known for his band, Huey Lewis and the News. YouTube video: Huey Lewis and the News performing live in 1985 with the Tower of Power Horns..
1983 ~ Zheng Jie the Chinese tennis player was born on the 5th July 1983.
1983 ~ Edwina Bartholomew (aka Eddie or Eddy Bartholomew) the Australian journalist, weather girl on Sunrise, and co-host of Dancing with the Stars in 2013, was born in the South Australian mining town of Whyalla, on the 5th July 1983. Follow Eddie online: Edwina Bartholomew verified official Twitter account. See Eddy on the Yahoo7 TV Sunrise Weather Videos & YouTube Video (below): Paris bans Channel 7 over ‘fame’ question when Eddy Bartholomew gets on Paris Hilton’s bad side after a seemingly innocent question rubs the heiress the wrong way…
1985 ~ Stephanie McIntosh the Australian singer and actress was born on the 5th July 1985.
1996 ~ Dolly the sheep became the 1st mammal cloned from an adult cell on the 5th July 1996.
1999 ~ Bill Clinton the U.S. President imposed trade and economic sanctions against the Taliban regime in Afghanistan on the 5th July 1999.
This Day in History for July 5th ~ video presented by www.History.com