On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 1953

Historical Events

  • "General Electric Theater" premieres on CBS TV; Ronald Reagan later hosts

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

"You Are There" with Walter Cronkite premieres on CBS television

Broadcast Journalist Walter Cronkite
Broadcast Journalist
Walter Cronkite
  • Dr A de Waal appointed as Netherlands' first female assistant secretary of state
  • Flooding in Netherlands kills 1,835
  • WEEK TV channel 25 in Peoria, IL (NBC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Andy Mill, American alpine skier (non-placed Olympics, World C'ships; ex-husband of tennis player Chris Evert), born in Fort Collins, Colorado
1953 Highlights

About February 1, 1953

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 5 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aquarius