What Happened on January 7, 1959

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

American gangster Meyer Lansky flees Cuba for the Bahamas due to the Cuban Revolution and rise of Fidel Castro

Mobster Meyer Lansky
Mobster
Meyer Lansky

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US recognizes Fidel Castro's Cuban government

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro

Famous Birthdays

  • Kathy Valentine, rocker (Go-Go's-We Got the Beat)