On This Day

What Happened on December 10, 1959

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Author/Poet Salvatore Quasimodo
Salvatore Quasimodo

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Jones, cricket batsman (WI in 4 Tests 1930-35, 63 runs), dies
  • Henri Vidal, French actor (Fabiola), dies of a heart attack at 40