On This Day

What Happened on February 7, 1959

Historical Events

  • "Whoop-Up" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 56 performances
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Fidel Castro proclaims new Cuban constitution

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

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
1959 Highlights

About February 7, 1959

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 8 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Aquarius