What Happened on March 7, 1959

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

Sports History

West Indies all out 76 v Pakistan at Dacca, Fazal Mahmood 6-34

Famous Birthdays

  • Donna Murphy, American musical theatre actress (The King and I), born in Queens, New York
  • Tom Lehman, American golfer (British Open 1996; Senior PGA C'ship 2010, Tradition 2011-12), born in Austin, Minnesota

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Cecil Pigou, English economist (Economics of Welfare), dies at 81
  • Hinsdale Smith, developer of roll-down auto windows, dies at 88
  • IchirĊ Hatoyama, Japanese politician, Prime Minister (1954-56), dies at 76
1959 Highlights

About March 7, 1959

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 10 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Pisces

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Venus - Frankie Avalon
  • UK #1 Song: As I Love You - Shirley Bassey