What Happened on February 1, 1953

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "General Electric Theater" premieres on CBS TV; Ronald Reagan later hosts

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"You Are There" with Walter Cronkite premieres on CBS television

Broadcast Journalist Walter Cronkite
Broadcast Journalist
Walter Cronkite
  • Dr A de Waal appointed as Netherlands' first female assistant secretary of state
  • Flooding in Netherlands kills 1,835
  • WEEK TV channel 25 in Peoria, IL (NBC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Andy Mill, skier/husband of Chris Everet
  • Brendan Batson, English former footballer
  • C A Barnett, headmaster (Whitgift School)