On This Day

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
  • Harald Schmautz, German-born journalist
  • Meredith Vieira, American television journalist
1953 Highlights

About December 30, 1953

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 11 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Capricorn