On This Day

What Happened on December 15, 1959

Historical Events

Sport awardFootball Awards

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

Soccer Player and Coach Alfredo Di Stéfano
Soccer Player and Coach
Alfredo Di Stéfano

Music releaseMusic Recording

Everly Brothers record "Let It Be Me"

Singer Phil Everly
Phil Everly

Famous Birthdays

  • Greg Matthews, cricketer (NSW & Aust off-spin all rounder Yeah yeah)
  • Heidi Bohay, Somerset NJ, actress (Megan-Hotel)
  • Rashid Khan, cricketer (4 Tests for Pakistan 1982-85)
1959 Highlights

About December 15, 1959

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 7 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Sagittarius