What Happened on October 24th, 1953

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • KOOL (now KTSP) TV channel 10 in Phoenix, AZ (CBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Billy Thomas, Ft Meyers Fla, singer (McBride & Ride-I Count on You)
  • James di Donato, open water swimmer, one of the Tiger Twins (world record for swimming the butterfly in 40.6 miles)
  • Jonathan di Donato, open water swimmer, one of the Tiger Twins (world record for swimming the butterfly in 40.6 miles)

Famous Deaths

  • Ernest Irving, composer, dies at 74