On This Day

What Happened on August 29, 1953

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, 1981-85)
  • 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"
1953 Highlights

About August 29, 1953

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 3 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Virgo