On This Day

What Happened on December 25, 1959

Historical Events

  • A synagogue in Cologne Germany desecrated with swatstikas

Historic Event

Bishop Karol Wojtyla (future Pope John Paul II) celebrates outdoor Mass at midnight of Christmas morning to demonstrate the need for a Catholic church in the community of Nowa Huta

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Sony brings transistor TV 8-301 to the market

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Spice, Australian field hockey coach (Olympics 1996)
  • Michael P Anderson, Plattsburgh NY, major USAF/astronaut (STS 89)
  • Ton Lokhoff, Dutch soccer player (NAC)
1959 Highlights

About December 25, 1959

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 10 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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