On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1953

Historical Events

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

Historic Event

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Catlin O'Heaney, American actress (Snow White-Charmings), born in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
  • James "J.T." Taylor, American R&B singer (Kool & The Gang - "Ladies' Night"; "Celebration"; "Joanna"), born in Laurens, South Carolina
  • Kathie Lee Gifford, American TV presenter (Live with Regis & Kathie Lee, Today show), born in Paris, France,
  • Nick Leyva, baseball manager (Phillies 1988-91)
1953 Highlights

About August 16, 1953

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 3 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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