What Happened on February 9, 1953

Historical Events

Dulles Appointed CIA Director

General Walter Bedell Smith ends term as 4th Director of Central Intelligence Agency; Allen Dulles becomes Acting Director

  • WNEP TV channel 16 in Scranton Wilkes-Barre, PA (ABC) 1st broadcast

Famous Birthdays

  • André Sevard, Canadian NHL player, born in Témiscaming, Quebec
  • Ciarán Hinds, Irish actor (Persuasion, Belfast), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Gabriel Rotello, American television documentary producer
  • Gary Franks, American politician (Rep-R-Connecticut 1991-97), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
Born in 1953

Famous Deaths

  • Charlie Spencer, English soccer defender and manager (2 caps; Newcastle United; mgr Grimsby Town 1937-51), dies at 53

About February 9, 1953

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 4 months and 1 day
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