On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 1953

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Soviet leader Georgi Malenkov reports possession of hydrogen bomb

Soviet Leader Georgy Malenkov
Soviet Leader
Georgy Malenkov
  • US & South Korea initial a mutual security pact

Famous Birthdays

  • "Sweet" Lou Dunbar, basketball player (Harlem Globetrotters)
  • Don Most, American actor and director (Ralph Malph-Happy Days), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestNigel Mansell

Nigel Mansell, British auto racer (World F1 champion 1992, Indy Car 1993), born in Upton-upon-Severn, England

Auto Racer Nigel Mansell
Auto Racer
Nigel Mansell

1953 Highlights

About August 8, 1953

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 3 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo