On This Day

What Happened on December 29, 1959

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Saul Levitt's "Andersonville Trial" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Paula Poundstone, American stand-up comedian (Emmy Awards), born in Huntsville, Alabama
  • Ritsuko Okazaki, Japanese singer-songwriter (Kanashii Jiyū / Koi ga, Kiete Yuku), born in Hashima Island, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan (d. 2004)

Famous Deaths

  • Robin Humphrey Milford, composer, dies at 56