On This Day

What Happened on December 28, 1959

Famous Birthdays

  • Ana Torroja, Spanish singer (Mecano)
  • Everson Walls, NFL cornerback (Dallas Cowboys, NY Giants)
  • Phil Abrams, American actor, born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths


Person of interestAnte Pavelić

Ante Pavelić, Croatian leader of Nazi Germany puppet Independent State of Croatia, dies from wounds received in an attempted assassination two years earlier at 70

Croatian Fascist Leader Ante Pavelić
Croatian Fascist Leader
Ante Pavelić

1959 Highlights

About December 28, 1959

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 11 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Capricorn