What Happened on March 7, 1959

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Bells Are Ringing" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 925 performances
  • 1st aviator to fly a million miles (1.61 M km) in a jet (MC Garlow)
  • 6th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: NC State beats North Carolina, 80-56
  • West Indies all out 76 v Pakistan at Dacca, Fazal Mahmood 6-34

Famous Birthdays

  • Donna Murphy, American actress
  • Thomas Edward Lehman, Austin MN, PGA golfer (1994 Memorial Tournament)

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur C Pigou, English economist (Economics of Welfare), dies
  • Hinsdale Smith, developer of roll-down auto windows, dies at 88