What Happened on December 15, 1959

Historical Events

Ballon d'Or

Ballon d'Or: Real Madrid forward Alfredo Di Stéfano wins his second award for best football player in Europe ahead of teammate Raymond Kopa and Juventus' Welsh utility John Charles

Music Recording

Everly Brothers record "Let It Be Me", an English translation of by Gilbert Bécaud's French song "Je t'appartiens"; reaches No. 7 on the charts


Famous Birthdays

  • Greg Matthews, Australian cricket all-rounder (33 Tests, 61 wickets, 4 x 100s; NSW CA), born in Newcastle, Australia
  • Heidi Bohay, American actress (Megan-Hotel), born in Somerset, New Jersey
  • Rashid Khan, Pakistani cricket spin bowler (4 Tests, 8 wickets, BB 3/129), and China National team coach, born Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
1959 Highlights

About December 15, 1959

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 1 month and 15 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