What Happened on January 28, 1953

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 19-year old Derek Bentley is hanged in Wandsworth Prison, London, controversially convicted of the murder of a police officer. He was pardoned on 30th July 1998.
  • J Fred Muggs (the chimp) joins NBC's "Today Show"
  • WJTV TV channel 12 in Jackson, MS (CBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Debbie Steinbach, LPGA golfer

Famous Deaths

  • Derek Bentley (b. 1933) (executed)
  • James Scullin, 9th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1876)