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 stage and screen actor (Guilty Bystander; The Growing Paynes), dies at 66
1959 Highlights

About December 23, 1959

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 63 years and 9 months
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