What Happened on August 7, 1953

Historical Events

  • Eastern Airlines enters jet age, uses Electra prop-jet

Famous Birthdays

  • Anne Fadiman, American writer, born in New York City, New York
Born in 1953

Famous Deaths

  • Abner Powell, American baseball utility, team owner and executive (first to use infield tarpaulin after rain), dies at 92
1953 Highlights

About August 7, 1953

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 10 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: I Believe - Frankie Laine