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 begins rebellion, the "26th of July Movement," against Fulgenico Batista's regime 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, classical guitarist

Famous Deaths

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