On This Day

What Happened on December 23, 1959

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

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

About December 23, 1959

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 10 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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