On This Day

What Happened on April 11, 1953

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Oveta Culp Hobby becomes 1st at Health, Education, & Welfare
  • US Department of Health, Education and Welfare created

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew Wiles, British mathematician (number theory), born in Cambridge, England
  • Branimir "Johnny" Štulić, Croatian rock singer (Azra), born in Skopje, Yugoslavia
  • Guy Verhofstadt, 47th Prime Minister of Belgium (1999-2008), born in Dendermonde, Belgium

Famous Deaths

  • Kid Nichols, American baseball player, dies at 83