What Happened on July 26, 1953

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 40th Tour de France won by Louison Bobet of France
  • Arizona Governor John Howard Pyle orders an anti-polygamy law enforcement crackdown on residents of Short Creek, Arizona, which becomes known as the Short Creek Raid.
  • Cuban pirate radio station's 1st transmission at Santiago de Cuba

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Fidel Castro leads a failed attack on the Moncada Barracks, intended to spark a revolution in Cuba

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
Cuban President and Dictator Fulgencio Batista
Cuban President and Dictator
Fulgencio Batista

Famous Birthdays

  • Robert Phillips, American classical guitarist, born in New York City

Famous Deaths

  • Nikolaos Plastiras, Greece premier (1945-50, 51-2), dies