On This Day

What Happened on May 7, 1959

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

"Roy Campanella Night" Largest baseball crowd at 93,103 at the LA Coliseum see Yankees beat Dodgers 6-2 in exhibition game

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella

Famous Birthdays

  • Barbara Yung Mei-ling, Hong Kong actress, born in Hong Kong (d. 1985)
  • Michael E. Knight, America actor (All My Children), born in Princeton, New Jersey
  • Tamara E. Jernigan, American astronaut (STS 40, 52, 67, 80), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
1959 Highlights

About May 7, 1959

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 6 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Taurus