What Happened on December 30, 1953

Historical Events

  • The first ever NTSC color television sets go on sale for about USD at $1,175 each from RCA.

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Kazmaier, American powerlifter
  • Daniel T Barry, PhD/MD/astronaut (STS 72), born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • Graham Vick, British opera director (Birmingham Opera Company, 1987-2020), born in Birkenhead, England (d. 2021)
  • Harald Schmautz, German-born journalist
  • Meredith Vieira, American television journalist
Born in 1953
1953 Highlights

About December 30, 1953

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 5 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Answer Me - David Whitfield