What Happened on December 25, 1953

Historical Events

  • Avalanche of lava kills 150 from Ruapehu volcano in New Zealand
  • KNEV (95.5 The Vibe) radio broadcaster in Reno, Nevada begins broadcasting

Famous Deaths

  • Lee Shubert, American theatre producer (theatres in NY & LA named after him), dies at about 80
  • Patsy Donovan, Irish-American baseball outfielder (Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals) and manager (Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Washington Sens, Brooklyn Superbas, Boston RS), dies at 88
1953 Highlights

About December 25, 1953

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 9 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Answer Me - David Whitfield