On This Day

What Happened on August 15, 1953

Historical Events

Historic Event

General Omar Bradley leaves office as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff after four years and retires from active military service

Famous Deaths

  • Ludwig Prandtl, German physicist (b. 1875)
1953 Highlights

About August 15, 1953

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 3 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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