On This Day

What Happened on August 1, 1953

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Boston Red Sox pitcher Ben Flowers sets then MLB record of 8 consecutive games in relief
  • California introduces sales tax (for education)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Fidel Castro arrested in Cuba

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
  • 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

Famous Birthdays

  • Robert Cray, American blues singer and songwriter (1987 Grammy), born in Columbus, Georgia