On This Day

What Happened on December 8, 1959

Historical Events

  • Dom Mintoff demands independence for Malta

Event of interestEvent of Interest

President Eisenhower watches Pakistan v Aust Test Cricket at Karachi

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Famous Birthdays

  • Jim Yong Kim, South Korean-American physician, anthropologist and President of the World Bank, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Marty Raybon, American singer (Shenandoah-Sunday in the South), born in Sanford, Florida
  • Paul Rutherford, vocalist (Frankie Goes to Hollywood-Relax)
1959 Highlights

About December 8, 1959

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 11 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Sagittarius