On This Day

What Happened on December 10, 1959

Historical Events

Historic Event

Novel Prize for Literature awarded to Sicilian writer Salvatore Quasimodo for his lyrical poetry

Famous Birthdays

  • Burke Moses, American actor (Sean Baxter-As the World Turns), born in NYC, New York
  • Mark Aguirre, American NBA forward (Detroit Pistons), born in Chicago, Illinois

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Jones, West Indian cricket batsman (4 Tests), dies at 57
  • Henri Vidal, French actor (Fabiola), dies of a heart attack at 40
1959 Highlights

About December 10, 1959

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 11 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Sagittarius