What Happened on January 15, 1953

Historical Events

  • 16 car Federal Express train loses brakes & crashes in Washington, D.C. station
  • East Germany's first Minister of Foreign Affairs, Georg Dertingen arrested for "espionage", beginning a purge of senior officials, accused of spying for 'imperialistic powers' and plotting against the state

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Clearmountain, American Grammy Award-winning sound engineer (Bruce Springsteen; Crowded House), and record producer (Brayn Adams; Bon Jovi), born in Connecticut
  • Chris D. [Desjardins], American punk rock singer, and poet (The Flesh Eaters), born in Riverside, California
  • Kent Hovind, American evangelist
  • Randy White, American College/Pro Football HOF tackle (Super Bowl 1977 [MVP]; 7 × First-team All-Pro; 9 × Pro Bowl; Dallas Cowboys), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Ta-Tanisha, American actress, born in The Bronx, New York

Famous Weddings

Richie Benaud

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

Famous Deaths

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

About January 15, 1953

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 8 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

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