Famous Deaths on February 3, 1959

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Famous Deaths

  • Big Bopper, rocker, dies in plane crash at 28

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Buddy Holly, rock and roll musician (That'll be the Day), dies in a plane crash at 22

Singer-songwriter Buddy Holly
Buddy Holly
  • Richie Valens, American rock vocalist (Donna), killed in plane crash at 17