What Happened on December 17, 1953

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Dmitri Shostakovitch's 10th Symphony premieres in Leningrad
  • US Federal Communications Commission approves RCA's black & white-compatible color TV specifications

Famous Birthdays

  • Barry Livingston, actor (Ernie-My 3 Sons), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Bill Pullman, Hornell NY, actor (Sommersby, League of their Own, Independence Day)
  • Ikue Mori, Japanese experimental drummer and composer, born in Tokyo
  • Mark Gane, rocker (M+M), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Samuel Hadida, film distributor