On This Day

What Happened on December 1, 1959

Historical Events

  • 12 nations sign treaty for scientific peaceful use of Antarctica
  • 25th Heisman Trophy Award: Billy Cannon, LSU (HB)
  • The 1st color photograph of Earth received from outer space

Famous Birthdays

  • Billy Childish, English painter, writer and musician
  • Rick Leventhal, American broadcast journalist
  • Wally Lewis, Australian rugby league five eighth, coach and broadcaster (34 Tests; Queensland 38 games; RL Immortal), born in Brisbane, Australia
1959 Highlights

About December 1, 1959

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 10 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Sagittarius