On This Day

What Happened on December 11, 1959

Historical Events


Book releaseHistoric Publication

Emilio G. Segrè publishes his discovery of the antiproton, a sub-atomic antiparticle for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1959

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Emilio G. Segrè
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Emilio G. Segrè

Event of interestEvent of Interest

NY Yankees trade Marv Thronberry, Don Larsen, Hank Bauer and Norm Seibern for Roger Maris, Kent Hadley and Joe Deaestri

Baseball Player Roger Maris
Baseball Player
Roger Maris

Famous Birthdays

  • Lisa Gastineau, American reality show star, born in Rockland County, New York
  • Tina Gayle, American cowboy cheerleader and actress (Kathy-Chips), born in Frankfurt

Famous Deaths

  • Jim Bottomley, American baseball player, dies at 59
1959 Highlights

About December 11, 1959

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 11 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Sagittarius