What Happened on February 7, 1959

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Whoop-Up" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 56 performances
  • Castro proclaims new Cuban constitution
  • Cessna lands in Las Vegas after 65 d without landing (refuels in air)
  • Dorothy Rigney sells White Sox to Bill Veeck for a reported $27M

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Travers, rock saxophonist (UB40-Red Wine)
  • Sammy Lee, British soccer player

Famous Deaths

  • Daniel Fran├žois Malan, Prime Minister of South Africa (1948-54) who began the implementation of apartheid, dies at 84
  • Guitar Slim [Eddie Jones], American blues guitarist (The Things That I Used to Do) dies at 32
  • Napoleon Lajorie, baseball player, dies at 83