On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1953

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • KTAL TV channel 6 in Shreveport-Texarkana, LA (NBC) begins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Shah of Persia Mohammed Reza Pahlavi & princess Soraya flee to Baghdad & Rome

Last Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
Last Shah of Iran
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi

Famous Birthdays

  • Catlin O'Heaney, American actress (Snow White-Charmings), born in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
  • James Taylor, SC, rocker (Kool & The Gang-Joanna)
  • Kathie Lee Gifford, American TV presenter (Live with Regis & Kathie Lee, Today show), born in Paris, France,
  • Nick Leyva, baseball manager (Phillies 1988-91)