Historical Events on August 1, 1953

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • California introduces sales tax (for education)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Fidel Castro arrested in Cuba

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
  • KMBC TV channel 9 in Kansas City, MO (MET/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • KOBI TV channel 5 in Medford, OR (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Northern Rhodesia becomes part of Federation of Rhodesia & Nyasaland
  • Red Sox Ben Flowers sets then record of 8 consecutive games in relief