On This Day

What Happened on December 10, 1953

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 pianist and singer (Diane Schuur & the Count Basie Orchestra; Heart To Heart), born in Tacoma, Washington

Famous Deaths

  • Abdullah Yusuf Ali, British-Indian Islamic scholar and translator (translated Qu'ran into English), dies at 81
1953 Highlights

About December 10, 1953

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 11 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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