On This Day

What Happened on December 8, 1953

Historical Events

  • 19th Heisman Trophy Award: Johnny Lattner, Notre Dame (HB)

United Nations <b>Speech</b>United Nations Speech

Dwight D. Eisenhower gives his "Atoms for Peace" speech at the United Nations in New York

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Famous Birthdays

  • Kim Basinger, American actress
  • Norman Finkelstein, American professor, activist
  • Ric Sanders, British folk-rock, jazz violinist (Fairport Convention; Stomu Yamash'ta; Soft Machine, born in Birmingham, England
  • Roy Firestone, American sportscaster (Life's Most Embarrassing Moments), born in Miami, Florida

Person of interestSam Kinison

Sam Kinison, American screaming comedian and actor (Back to School, Charlie Hoover), born in Yakima, Washington (d. 1992)

Comedian Sam Kinison
Comedian
Sam Kinison
  • Stan Harrison, American rock and jazz saxophonist and woodwind player (Mud Music Ensemble)

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Prime Minister of Canada John Diefenbaker (58) weds second wife Olive Palmer (51) at Park Road Baptist Church in Toronto, Canada

13th Prime Minister of Canada John Diefenbaker
13th Prime Minister of Canada
John Diefenbaker

1953 Highlights

About December 8, 1953

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 1 month and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Sagittarius