Feb. 4, 1959: Airliner With 72 Aboard Plunges Into East River; Dodgers Sign Contracts

Feb. 4, 1959, Airliner falls in N.Y. River

Feb. 4, 1959: Plane crashes were much more common 60 years ago. The late Eric Malnic, who specialized in covering them for the L.A. Times, once noted that “we haven’t had a big plane crash in years.”

In sports, Wally Moon, Gil Hodges, Carl Erskine, Jim Gilliam and Larry and Norm Sherry  sign contracts and Keith Thursby has the story.

The post originally appeared on latimes.com in 2009 and is available via Archive.org.

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I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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1 Response to Feb. 4, 1959: Airliner With 72 Aboard Plunges Into East River; Dodgers Sign Contracts

  1. James says:

    Notice the three rock stars killed in Iowa..

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