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
Born in 1959
1959 Highlights

About December 2, 1959

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 6 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Mack The Knife - Bobby Darin
  • UK #1 Song: What Do You Want - Adam Faith