On This Day

What Happened on December 25, 1959

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • A synagogue in Cologne Germany desecrated with swatstikas

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Richard Starkey (later better known as Ringo Starr) receives his first drum set

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • 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)