On This Day

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

Famous Deaths

  • Abner Powell, American baseball player, dies at 92
1953 Highlights

About August 7, 1953

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 3 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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