On This Day

What Happened on December 29, 1959

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Patricia Clarkson, American actress (House Of Cards; Pieces Of April; The Station Agent), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 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
1959 Highlights

About December 29, 1959

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 8 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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