On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 1953

Historical Events

Coup d'état

Democratically elected Prime Minister of Iran Mohammad Mosaddegh is overthrown in a coup orchestrated by the United Kingdom (under the name 'Operation Boot') and the United States (under the name TPAJAX Project)

  • England regains cricket Ashes from Australia after winning series 1-0

Famous Birthdays

  • Luis Muñoz, Costa Rican jazz percussionist, composer, and bandleader, born in San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Mary Matalin, American political consultant (campaign director for George H. W. Bush), born in Burnham, Illinois
  • Nanni Moretti, Italian film actor, director and producer (Caro diario), born in Bruneck, Italy
1953 Highlights

About August 19, 1953

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

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