On This Day

What Happened on February 11, 1953

Historical Events

  • J Styne and Bob Hilliard's musical "Hazel Flagg" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 190 performances

Historic Event

President Eisenhower refuses clemency appeal for Rosenberg couple

  • USSR breaks diplomatic relations with Israel

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Rubin, American musician (Blues Brothers) known as "Mr Fabulous", born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2011)

Jeb Bush

John Ellis "Jeb" Bush, American politician (Governor of Florida (R) 1999-2007), born in Midland, Texas

  • Neil Henderson, Scottish pop guitarist (Middle Of The Road - "Chirpy, Chirpy, Cheep Cheep"), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Philip Anglim, American actor (Dane-Thorn Birds), born in San Francisco, California
  • Stephen Thorne, American naval officer, born in Frankfurt, Germany
  • Yitzhak "Vicky" Peretz, Israeli soccer striker (40 caps; Maccabi Tel Aviv, Strasbourg, Rennes), born in Kfar Saba, Israel (d. 2021)
1953 Highlights

About February 11, 1953

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 9 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aquarius