What Happened on January 11, 1953

Historical Events

Sports History

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Anna Marchesini, Italian voice actress and entertainer (Il Trio), born in Orvieto, Italy (d. 2016)
  • John Sessions, Scottish actor and comedian (Whose Line Is It Anyway), born in Largs, Scotland (d. 2020)
  • Rigoberto Riasco, Panamanian boxer (Lineal & WBC Super bantamweight champion 1976), born in Panama City, Panama (d. 2022)
Born in 1953

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
  • Noe Zhordania, Georgian journalist and politician (Prime Minister, 1918-21; government -in-exile leader, 1921-53), dies at 84
1953 Highlights

About January 11, 1953

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 4 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: You Belong To Me - Jo Stafford