On This Day

What Happened on February 5, 1953

Historical Events

  • "Peter Pan", animated film by Walt Disney opens at Roxy Theater, NYC

Emmy Awards

5th Emmy Awards: I Love Lucy, Thomas Mitchell and Helen Hayes win

  • Sweet rationing imposed in WWII ends in Britain

Famous Birthdays

  • John Beilein, American basketball head coach (Cleveland Cavaliers 2019; University of Michigan 2007-19), born in Burt, New York
  • Valerie Carter, American folk-rock singer-songwriter, and session vocalist, born in Winter Haven, Florida (d. 2017)
1953 Highlights

About February 5, 1953

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 9 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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