On This Day

What Happened on April 23, 1953

Historical Events

  • "Shane", directed by George Stevens and based on the 1949 novel by Jack Schaefer, starring Alan Ladd and Jean Arthur, is released
  • General Charles P. Cabell, USAF, becomes deputy director of CIA
  • KTAR (now KPNX) TV channel 12 in Phoenix, AZ (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • WCOV TV channel 20 in Montgomery, AL (IND/CBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Fred Upton, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Michigan), born in St. Joseph, Michigan
  • James Russo, American actor (My Own Private Idaho, China Girl), born in NYC, New York
1953 Highlights

About April 23, 1953

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 7 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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