What Happened on December 11, 1959

Historical Events

Historic 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

Sports History

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

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
Born in 1959

Famous Deaths

Jim BottomleyJim Bottomley (1900-1959)

American Baseball HOF first baseman (MLB all-time single game RBI record [12] 1924; World Series 1926, 31; NL MVP & NL HR leader 1928; St. Louis Cardinals), dies at 59

About December 11, 1959

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 5 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Heartaches By The Number - Guy Mitchell
  • UK #1 Song: What Do You Want - Adam Faith