What Happened on August 12, 1953

Historical Events

  • Ann Davison arrives in Miami in her 23 foot boat Felicity Ann, becoming the 1st woman to sail solo across the Atlantic
  • Heavy earthquake strikes the Ionian islands, 435 killed
  • Soviet Union conducts secret test of its 1st hydrogen bomb
1953 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Peter Ostroushko, American fiddler, mandolin player, and composer (A Prairie Home Companion), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2021)
Born in 1953

About August 12, 1953

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 9 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: The Song From Moulin Rouge - Mantovani