What Happened on August 5, 1953

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Release

"From Here to Eternity" based on book by James Jones, directed by Fred Zinnemann and starring Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift and Frank Sinatra is released (Best Picture 1954)

Singer/Actor Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
  • Operation "Big Switch"; Korean War prisoner exchanged at Panmunjom

Famous Birthdays

  • Samantha Sang, singer (Emotion)