On This Day

What Happened on December 2, 1959

Historical Events

  • Malpasset dam collapses destroying French Riviera town of Frejus

Famous Birthdays

  • Greg Barton, American kayaker (Olympics gold K-1 1,000, K-2 1,000 1988), born in Jackson, Michigan
  • Gywneth Strong, English actress (Cassandra-Only Fools and Horses), born in London
1959 Highlights

About December 2, 1959

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 62 years and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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