On This Day

What Happened on August 29, 1953

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • KHSL TV channel 12 in Chico, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • USSR explodes its first hydrogen bomb

Famous Birthdays

  • James Quesada, Nicaraguan-American anthropologist
  • Rick Downey, American rock drummer and vocalist (Blue Oyster Cult)
  • Speedy Gonzales, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Chuck Jones and Michael Maltese (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Cat-Tails for Two"