What Happened on December 21, 1959

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 10th largest snowfall in NYC history (13.7")
  • Citizens of Deerfield Ill block building of interracial housing

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Tom Landry accepts coaching job with Dallas Cowboys (stays until 1988)

NFL Head Coach Tom Landry
NFL Head Coach
Tom Landry

Famous Birthdays

  • Florence Griffith Joyner, runner (Olympic-3 gold-1988), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Weddings

  • Shah of Persia marries Farah Diba

Famous Deaths

  • Rosanjin, Japanese calligrapher, restaurateur and ceramicist (b. 1883)