On This Day

What Happened on December 21, 1959

Historical Events

  • 10th largest snowfall in NYC history (13.7")
  • Citizens of Deerfield Ill block building of interracial housing

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Tom Landry accepts coaching job with Dallas Cowboys (stays until 1988)

NFL Head Coach Tom Landry
NFL Head Coach
Tom Landry

Famous Birthdays

  • Florence Griffith Joyner, American sprinter (3 x Olympic gold 1988), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1998)

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Shah of Persia Mohammad Reza Pahlavi marries Farah Pahlavi Diba

Last Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
Last Shah of Iran
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi

Famous Deaths

  • Rosanjin, Japanese calligrapher, restaurateur and ceramicist (b. 1883)
1959 Highlights

About December 21, 1959

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 11 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Sagittarius