On This Day

What Happened on January 15, 1953

Historical Events

  • 16 car Federal Express train loses brakes & crashes in Washington, D.C. station
  • East Germany purges senior officials, accused of spying for 'imperialistic powers' and plotting against the state
  • GDR Min of Foreign affairs Georg Dertingen arrested for "espionage"

Famous Birthdays

  • Kent Hovind, American evangelist
  • Randy White, American NFL tackle (Dallas Cowboys), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Ta-Tanisha, American actress, born in The Bronx, New York

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Cricketer Richie Benaud (22) weds Marcia Lavender at the Wesley Church in Sydney, Australia

Cricketer and Commentator Richie Benaud
Cricketer and Commentator
Richie Benaud

Famous Deaths

  • Patrick Vretblad, Swedish composer, dies at 76
1953 Highlights

About January 15, 1953

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 5 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Capricorn