What Happened on January 15, 1953

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 16 car Federal Express train loses brakes & crashes in Washington, D.C. station
  • East Germany purges senior officials, accused of spying for 'imperialistic powers' and plotting against the state
  • GDR Min of Foreign affairs Georg Dertingen arrested for "espionage"

Famous Birthdays

  • Boris Blank, rocker (Yello)
  • Kent Hovind, American evangelist
  • Randy White, NFL tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Ta-Tanisha, American actress

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Cricketer Richie Benaud (22) weds Marcia Lavender at the Wesley Church in Sydney, Australia

Cricketer and Commentator Richie Benaud
Cricketer and Commentator
Richie Benaud

Famous Deaths

  • Viktor Patrick Vretblad, composer, dies at 76