On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 1953

Day of the Week: Saturday

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