What Happened on February 26, 1953

Historical Events

Golden Globes

10th Golden Globes: "The Greatest Show on Earth", Gary Cooper, & Shirley Booth win

Event of Interest

Allen Dulles officially promoted from deputy director to become the 5th Director of the Central Intelligence Agency

Famous Birthdays

  • Bree Walker, American news anchor (WNBC TV, KNBC TV), born in Oakland, California
  • Michael Bolton [Bolotin], American rock (Blackjack) and pop songwriter and singer ("How Am I Supposed to Live Without You"), born in New Haven, Connecticut
Born in 1953

Famous Deaths

  • Elisabeth Kuyper, Dutch pianist, conductor, composer, educator, and women's rights activist dies at 75

About February 26, 1953

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 70 years and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes - Perry Como with The Ramblers