What Happened on August 1, 1953

Historical Events

  • Boston Red Sox pitcher Ben Flowers sets then MLB record of 8 consecutive games in relief
  • California introduces sales tax (for education)
  • KMBC TV channel 9 in Kansas City, Missouri (MET/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • KOBI TV channel 5 in Medford, Oregon (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Northern Rhodesia becomes part of Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland
1953 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Robert Cray, American Grammy Award-winning blues guitarist, and singer ("Smoking Gun"; "The Forecast Calls for Pain"), born in Columbus, Georgia
Born in 1953

About August 1, 1953

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 9 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: I Believe - Frankie Laine