On This Day

What Happened on December 17, 1953

Historical Events


Music releaseMusic Premiere

Dmitri Shostakovich's 10th Symphony premieres in Leningrad

  • US Federal Communications Commission approves RCA's black & white-compatible color TV specifications

Famous Birthdays

  • Barry Livingston, actor (Ernie-My 3 Sons), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestBill Pullman

Bill Pullman, American actor (Sommersby, League of their Own, Independence Day), born in Hornell, New York

  • Ikue Mori, Japanese experimental drummer and composer, born in Tokyo
  • Mark Gane, rocker (M+M), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Samuel Hadida, film distributor
1953 Highlights

About December 17, 1953

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 1 month and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Sagittarius