On This Day

What Happened on January 11, 1953

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

J. Edgar Hoover declines 6 figure offer to become president of International Boxing Club

First Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover
First Director of the FBI
J. Edgar Hoover

Famous Birthdays

  • Anna Marchesini, Italian entertainer
  • John Sessions, Scottish actor and comedian (Whose Line Is It Anyway), born in Largs, Scotland (d. 2020)

Famous Deaths

  • Ernst Herman van Rappard, Dutch Nazi founder (NSNAP), dies at 53
  • Hans Aanrud, Norwegian author (Storken), dies at 89
  • Marcel Canneel, Flemish painter (Reuzenstoet), dies at 58
  • Noach Zjordanija, Georgian Premier (1918-21), dies at 84
1953 Highlights

About January 11, 1953

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 8 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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