On This Day

What Happened on August 13, 1953

Historical Events

  • 4-5 million French go on strike against economizations

Historic Event

US President Dwight Eisenhower establishes Government Contract Compliance Committee

Famous Birthdays

  • Kristalina Georgieva, Bulgarian economist, Head of the IMF (2019-), born in Sofia, Bulgaria

Famous Deaths

  • Dmitri Arakishvili, Soviet and Georgian composer, dies at 80
1953 Highlights

About August 13, 1953

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 3 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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