What Happened on December 23, 1953

Historical Events

  • Dodgers 2nd baseman Jim Gilliam wins NL Rookie of Year
  • René Coty elected President of the Republic and the French Union on the 13th ballot [1]

Famous Birthdays

  • Belinda Lang [Lange], British stage and screen actress (Second Thoughts -"Liza"; 2point4 Children -"Bill"), born in Marleybone, England
  • Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna of Russia, born in Madrid, Spain
  • John Callahan, American actor (Craig-Santa Barbara, Falcon Crest), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Tatsumi Fujinami, Japanese wrestler (WWF/NWA), born in Kunisaki, Ōita Prefecture, Japan
Born in 1953

Famous Deaths

Lavrentiy Beria (1899-1953)

Soviet politician and head of the NKVD secret service, executed after being ousted from power at 54

About December 23, 1953

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 9 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Answer Me - David Whitfield