What Happened on February 8, 1953

Historical Events

  • WLVA (now WSET) TV channel 13 in Lynchburg-Roanoke, VA (ABC) begins

Famous Birthdays

  • Irvine Arditti, British violinist (Arditti Quartet), born in London England
  • Mary Steenburgen, American actress (Parenthood, Time After Time), born in Newport, Arkansas
Born in 1953

Famous Deaths

  • Cliff Clark, American actor (Kid Glove Killer, Golden Hoofs, Vigilante Hideout), dies from a heart attack at 63
1953 Highlights

About February 8, 1953

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 3 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

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