On This Day

What Happened on February 9, 1953

Historical Events

  • 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
  • Gabriel Rotello, American television documentary producer
  • Gary Franks, (Rep-R-Connecticut)

Famous Deaths

  • Charlie Spencer, English soccer defender and manager (2 caps; Newcastle United; mgr Grimsby Town 1937-51), dies at 53
1953 Highlights

About February 9, 1953

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 9 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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