What Happened on August 19, 1953

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • England regained cricket Ashes after winning series 1-0
  • The democratically elected Prime Minister of Iran Mohammad Mosaddegh is overthrown in a coup orchestrated by the United Kingdom (under the name 'Operation Boot') and the United States (under the name TPAJAX Project)

Famous Birthdays

  • Johan F de Leeuw, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • Mary Matalin, American political consultant
  • Nanni Moretti, Italian film actor, director and producer