On This Day

What Happened on August 11, 1953

Famous Birthdays

Hulk Hogan

Hulk Hogan [Terry Bollea], WWF heavyweight champion (1984-89), born in Augusta, Georgia

  • Sanford Jensen, American actor (Foley Square), born in South Haven, Michigan

Famous Deaths

  • Ludwig Strauss, German-Israeli writer (Heimliche Gegenwart), dies at 60
  • Tazio Nuvolari, Italian auto racer (72 x major race wins; 24 Hours of Le Mans 1933; European Championship 1932), dies from a stroke at 60
1953 Highlights

About August 11, 1953

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 3 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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