December 12, 1959 in Sport

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Sport

  • Jack Brabham becomes first Australian to win World Championship of Drivers; finishes 4th in season-ending US Grand Prix at Sebring to win title by 4 points from British driver Tony Brooks

Birthdays in Sport

  • Krishnammachari Srikkanth, cricketer (big-hitting Indian opener)