On This Day

What Happened on April 11, 1953

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
1953 Highlights

About April 11, 1953

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 7 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aries