What Happened on December 5, 1959

Historical Events

  • Future Pakistan cricket captain Intikhab Alam bowls Australian opener Colin McDonald with his first ball in Test cricket in drawn 3rd Test in Karachi

Famous Birthdays

  • Connie Needham Newton, American actress (Eight is Enough, Fame), born in Anaheim, California
  • Nikki Gianulias, American ten-pin bowler (LPBT Rookie of Year 1979), born in Vallejo, California
  • Shirley Furlong, American golfer (ANA Inspiration runner-up 1990), born in San Antonio, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • K. S. Duleepsinhji, English-Indian cricketer (12 Tests for England, 995 runs), dies at 54
1959 Highlights

About December 5, 1959

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 1 month and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Mack The Knife - Bobby Darin
  • UK #1 Song: What Do You Want - Adam Faith