What Happened on May 19, 1953

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Nuclear explosion in Nevada (fall-out in St George, Utah)

Famous Birthdays

  • Dawud M. Mu'Min, American convicted murderer (d. 1997)
  • Henry Lascelles, English grandson of princess Mary
  • Shavarsh Karapetyan, Soviet Armenian finswimmer
  • Victoria Wood, British comedian and actress (Dinner Ladies), born in Bury, Lancashire (d. 2016)

Famous Deaths

  • Damasco Berenguer y Fuste, Spanish gen/min of War, dies at 79