On This Day

What Happened on December 19, 1953

Historical Events

  • KFYR TV channel 5 in Bismarck, ND (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Peter McEwan, cricketer (NZ batsman early 80's)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestRobert A. Millikan

Robert A. Millikan, American physicist (Nobel 1923), dies at 85

  • Rudolf Leonhard, writer, dies
1953 Highlights

About December 19, 1953

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 11 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Sagittarius