On This Day

What Happened on December 1, 1959

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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 footballer