On This Day

What Happened on December 19, 1959

Historical Events

  • 1st Liberty Bowl game-Penn State beats Alabama 7-0

Famous Birthdays

  • Edward Metgod, Dutch soccer goalie (Haarlem, Sparta)
  • Kathryn "Furu" Carpenter, Marshall Mich, fencer-epee (Olympics 1996)

Famous Deaths

  • Walter Williams, claimed to be last survivor of Civil War, dies at 117
1959 Highlights

About December 19, 1959

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 10 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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