On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 1953

Historical Events

Historic Event

Soviet leader Georgi Malenkov reports possession of hydrogen bomb

  • 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
  • Lloyd Austin, American general, 1st black Secretary of Defense (2021-), born in Mobile, Alabama

Nigel Mansell

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


1953 Highlights

About August 8, 1953

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 3 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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