On This Day

What Happened on December 21, 1953

Historical Events

  • KOMU TV channel 8 in Columbia, MO (NBC/PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Andras Schiff, Hungarian pianist (Tchaikovsky-1974), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Arie Luyendyk, American-Dutch Indy-car racer (1990 Indianapolis 500), born in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
  • Betty Wright [Bessie Norris], American R&B singer-songwriter (Clean Up Woman), born in Miami, Florida (d. 2020)
1953 Highlights

About December 21, 1953

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 11 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Sagittarius