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

Sports History

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


Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Weddings

Famous Deaths

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

About December 21, 1959

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 11 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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