On This Day

What Happened on April 25, 1953

Historical Events

Scientific Discovery

Francis Crick and James Watson's discovery of the double helix structure of DNA is published in "Nature" magazine

Molecular biologist Francis Crick
Molecular biologist
Francis Crick
Molecular Biologist James Watson
Molecular Biologist
James Watson

Famous Birthdays

  • Gary Cosier, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman 1975-78, 109 on debut v WI), born in Richmond, Victoria, Australia
  • Ron Clements, American animation director (Moana), born in Sioux City, Iowa
  • Zeriiya Zekkariyas [Linda Womack (née Cooke)], American soul songwriter and singer (Womack & Womack -"Teardrops"), born in Chicago, Illinois
1953 Highlights

About April 25, 1953

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 68 years and 6 months
Leap Year: No

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