On This Day

What Happened on December 14, 1959

Historical Events

  • Archbishop Makarios proclaimed president of Cyprus
  • Joe B. Jordan in F-104C starfighter sets world altitude record, 31,513m
  • The album "Time Out" by the Dave Brubeck Quartet is released, peaking at No. 2 on the Billboard pop albums chart, and becomes the first jazz album to sell a million copies.

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Paris, Canadian-American bodybuilder and gay rights advocate, born in Columbus, Indiana
  • Franco [Iglesias], Cuban Latin pop singer ("Toda la Vida"; "MarĂ­a"), born in Cuba
  • Jorge Vaca, Mexican boxer (WBC welterweight champion 1987), born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Famous Deaths

  • Lizzy Ansingh, Dutch painter (Cast Off), dies at 84
1959 Highlights

About December 14, 1959

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 11 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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