On This Day

What Happened on December 23, 1959

Famous Birthdays

  • Geoff Willis, British engineer, born in Southampton, United Kingdom

Famous Deaths

  • Edward FLW Halifax, English viscount/viceroy of India, dies at 78
  • Edward Frederick Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax and British ambassador to US (1940-46), dies at 78
  • Lester Lonergan Jr, actor (Growing Paynes), dies at 65
  • Lord Irwin, ambassador to US (1940-46), dies at 78
1959 Highlights

About December 23, 1959

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 10 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Capricorn