On This Day

What Happened on May 7, 1959

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

"Roy Campanella Night" Largest baseball crowd (93,103 in LA Coliseum) sees Dodgers' Sandy Koufax beat Yankees 6-2 in exhibition

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella

Famous Birthdays

  • Barbara Yung Mei-ling, Hong Kong actress, born in Hong Kong (d. 1985)
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  • Tamara E. Jernigan, American astronaut (STS 40, 52, 67, 80), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee