What Happened on August 16, 1953

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • KTAL TV channel 6 in Shreveport-Texarkana, LA (NBC) begins
  • Shah of Persia & princess Soraya flee to Baghdad & Rome

Famous Birthdays

  • Catlin O'Heaney, Whitefish Bay Wisc, actress (Snow White-Charmings)
  • James Taylor, SC, rocker (Kool & The Gang-Joanna)
  • Kathie Lee Gifford, Paris Fla, hostess (Live with Regis & Kathie Lee)
  • Nick Leyva, baseball manager (Phillies 1988-91)