What Happened on June 19, 1953

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Albert W Dent elected president of US National Health Council
  • WCSC TV channel 5 in Charleston, South Carolina (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • WTPA (now WHTM) TV channel 27 in Harrisburg, PA (ABC) 1st broadcast

Famous Birthdays

  • Larry Dunn, [Dunhill], US keyboardist (Earth Wind & Fire)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Singer James Brown (20) weds Velma Warren at Trinity CME Church in Toccoa, Georgia

Singer James Brown
Singer
James Brown

Famous Deaths


BattleExecution

Ethel Rosenberg, executed at Sing Sing, in 5 tries

Alleged Soviet Spy Ethel Rosenberg
Alleged Soviet Spy
Ethel Rosenberg

BattleExecution

Julius Rosenberg, NYC, 1st US civilian executed at Sing Sing for espionage at 37

Alleged Soviet Spy Julius Rosenberg
Alleged Soviet Spy
Julius Rosenberg