On This Day

What Happened on February 26, 1953

Historical Events

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

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

  • 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, American rock vocalist (That's What Love Is All About), born in New Haven, Connecticut

Famous Deaths

  • Elisabeth "Ilse" Kuyper, Dutch/US (opera)composer, dies
1953 Highlights

About February 26, 1953

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 7 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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