On This Day

What Happened on December 17, 1959

Historical Events

  • "On The Beach" is 1st film to premiere on both sides of Iron Curtain

Famous Birthdays

  • Robert "Bob" Stinson, American rock guitarist (The Replacements - Please To Meet Me), born in Waconia, Minnesota (d. 1995)
  • Tammie Green, American golfer (du Maurier Classic 1989), born in Somerset Ohio
1959 Highlights

About December 17, 1959

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 11 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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