On This Day

What Happened on December 24, 1953

Historical Events

  • KHOL (now KHGI) TV channel 13 in Kearney, NB (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • KOA (now KCNC) TV channel 4 in Denver, CO (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • René Coty elected president of France
  • Two fast express trains crash head-on killing 103 in Czechoslovakia
  • Wellington-Auckland (NZ) express train swept away in flood kills 166

Famous Birthdays

  • François Loos, French politician, born in Strasbourg, France
1953 Highlights

About December 24, 1953

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 11 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Capricorn