What Happened on August 20, 1953

Historical Events

  • 14th Venice Film Festival opens. No Golden Lion awarded

Coup d'├ętat

General Fazlollah Zahedi arrests Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh in a CIA supported coup d'├ętat

  • Russia publicly acknowledges hydrogen bomb test detonation
1953 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Peter Horton, American actor (Gary-30 Something), born in Bellevue, Washington
Born in 1953

About August 20, 1953

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 7 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: I Believe - Frankie Laine