What Happened on December 12, 1959

Historical Events

  • Jack Brabham finishes 4th in season-ending US Grand Prix at Sebring to become first Australian F1 World Drivers Championship winner; takes title by 4 points from Briton Tony Brooks
  • UN Committee on Peaceful Use of Outer Space is established

Famous Birthdays

  • Belouis Some [Neville Keighley], British new wave and pop singer (Some People; Round and Round), born in England
  • Krishnamachari Srikkanth, Indian cricketer (big-hitting Indian opener), born in Madras, India
  • Scott D. Vangen, American astronaut, born in Granite Falls, Minnesota
Born in 1959

Famous Deaths

  • Russell Simpson, American actor (San Francisco, Abraham Lincoln), dies at 82

About December 12, 1959

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 3 months and 9 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 To Make Those Eyes At Me For - Emile Ford & The Checkmates