On This Date 7/5/1975
Arthur Ashe becomes the first black man to win a Wimbledon Singles Title. In the final, Ashe beats fellow American Jimmy Connors in four sets (6-1, 6-1, 5-7, 6-4). Connors was the reigning Wimbledon Champion and ranked number one before the match. It is the third and final career major championship for Arthur Ashe, who previously won the 1968 US Open and 1970 Australian Open.