On This Day

What Happened on August 15, 1953

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

US WWII General Omar Bradley
US WWII General
Omar Bradley

Famous Deaths

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

About August 15, 1953

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 3 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo