What Happened on December 22, 1959

Historical Events

  • Continental League awards its last franchise to Dallas-Fort Worth
  • NY Ranger goalie Marcel Paille wears a customized mask

Famous Birthdays

  • Bernd Schuster, German footballer, born in Augsburg, Germany
Born in 1959

Famous Deaths

  • Gilda Gray [Marianna Michalska], Polish-American stage and screen actress (Piccadilly), and dancer (The Shimmy), dies of a heart attack at 58

About December 22, 1959

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 5 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Why - Frankie Avalon
  • UK #1 Song: What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For - Emile Ford & The Checkmates