What Happened on August 15, 1953

Historical Events

Event 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

Famous Deaths

  • Ludwig Prandtl, German physicist (considered the father of aerodynamics - discovered the boundary layer), dies at 78
1953 Highlights

About August 15, 1953

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 9 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: I Believe - Frankie Laine