On This Day

What Happened on December 10, 1953

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • "John Murray Anderson's Almanac" opens at Imperial NYC for 229 performances
  • KOMO TV channel 4 in Seattle, WA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • WSTV (now WTOV) TV channel 9 in Steubenville-Wheeling, OH (CBS) begins

Famous Birthdays

  • Diane Schuur, American jazz singer (Diane Schuur & the Count Basie Orchestra), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Jack Scalia, actor and director (Amore, Deadly Desire, Donor, T-Force)

Famous Deaths

  • Abdullah Yusuf Ali, British-Indian Islamic scholar and translator (translated Qu'ran into English), dies at 81