On This Day

What Happened on December 13, 1953

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • KOAM TV channel 7 in Pittsburg-Joplin, KS (CBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestBen Bernanke

Ben Bernanke, American economist and Chairman of the Federal Reserve (2006-14), born in Augusta, Georgia

Economist and Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke
Economist and Chairman of the Federal Reserve
Ben Bernanke
  • Bill Castro, Dominican baseball player, born in Santiago, Dominican Republic
  • Bob Gainey, Canadian NHL player & hockey bureaucrat, born in Peterborough, Canada
  • Thomas E. Sanders, American aerial cameraman (Living Daylights), born in San Pedro, California (d. 2017)
  • Zolt├ín Magyar, Hungarian side horse gymnast (Olympic gold 1976, 80), born in Budapest, Hungary