On This Day

What Happened on August 20, 1953

Historical Events

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

BattleCoup d'├ętat

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

Prime Minister of Iran Mohammad Mosaddegh
Prime Minister of Iran
Mohammad Mosaddegh
  • Russia publicly acknowledges hydrogen bomb test detonation

Famous Birthdays

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

About August 20, 1953

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 1 month and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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