What Happened on December 8, 1953

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 19th Heisman Trophy Award: John Lattner, Notre Dame (HB)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dwight D. Eisenhower gives his "Atoms for Peace" speech at the UN in New York.

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Famous Birthdays

  • Kim Basinger, American actress
  • Norman Finkelstein, American professor, activist
  • Roy Firestone, American sportscaster (Life's Most Embarrassing Moments), born in Miami, Florida

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sam Kinison, American screaming comedian and actor (Back to School, Charlie Hoover), born in Yakima, Washington (d. 1992)

Comedian Sam Kinison
Comedian
Sam Kinison

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Prime Minister of Canada John Diefenbaker (58) weds second wife Olive Palmer (51) at Park Road Baptist Church in Toronto, Canada

13th Prime Minister of Canada John Diefenbaker
13th Prime Minister of Canada
John Diefenbaker