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 This day in History - May 7
388 Historic Events for May 7
1956

Battle at Oran, Algeria, kills 300

Event
1957

[Christopher St John] "Sinjin" Smith, LA CA, volleyballer (Oly-96)

Birth
1957

Shauna McDonald Brown, TV producer

Birth
1957

Maj Johnson, USAAF flies a Lockheed Starfight to 17.28 miles (27.8 K)

Event
1957

Indians' pitcher Herb Score is hit by a line drive off Gil McDougald

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1958

Howard Johnson sets aircraft altitude record in F-104, 27,810 m

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1958

Nyogen Senzaki, 1st Zen teacher to reside in USA, dies at 81

Death
1959

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

Event
1959

Tamara E Jernigan, Chattoonaga, PhD/astro (STS 40, 52, 67, 80)

Birth
1959

Michael E Knight, Princeton NJ, actor (Date with Angel, All My Child)

Birth
1959

Robin L Freeman, St Charles MO, PGA golfer (1993 Northern Telecom-3rd)

Birth
1960

Arnon Ohad, co-pilot (El Al) plane that crashed on Bijlmer Amsterdam

Birth
1960

Dodgers Larry and Norm Sherry are baseball's 10th brother battery

Event
1960

"From A to Z" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 21 performances

Event
1960

86th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack on Venetian Way wins in 2:02.4

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1960

"Christine" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 12 performances

Event
1960

LA Dodger Norm Sherry's 11th HR wins the game for brother Larry

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1960

Leonid Brezhnev replaces Kliment Voroshilov as pres of USSR

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1960

Michael Tal beats Botvinnik 12«-8« for world chess championship

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1960

USSR announces Francis Gary Powers confessed to being a CIA spy

Event
1960

"Flower Drum Song" closes at St James Theater NYC after 602 perfs

Event
1961

Linda Somers, Bitburg Germany, US marathoner (Olympics-31st-96)

Birth
1961

Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open

Event
1961

"Young Abe Lincoln" closes at Eugene O'Neill NYC after 27 perfs

Event
1962

Jimmy Conlin, dies at 77

Death