On This Day

What Happened on May 7, 1959

Historical Events

Sports History

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

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? 62 years, 6 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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