On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 1953

Historical Events

  • England regained cricket Ashes after winning series 1-0

BattleCoup d'├ętat

The 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)

Prime Minister of Iran Mohammad Mosaddegh
Prime Minister of Iran
Mohammad Mosaddegh

Famous Birthdays

  • Mary Matalin, American political consultant
  • Nanni Moretti, Italian film actor, director and producer
1953 Highlights

About August 19, 1953

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

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo