On This Day

What Happened on January 19, 1953

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jesse Owens named Illinois Athletic Commission secretary

Track and Field Athlete Jesse Owens
Track and Field Athlete
Jesse Owens

Famous Birthdays

  • Desi Arnaz Jr., American actor (Here's Lucy - "Craig", Fakeout, Joyride) & musician, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Linda Hayden, English actress (The Blood on Satan's Claw, The Boys from Brazil), born in Stanmore, United Kingdom
  • Richard Legendre, Canadian tennis player & politician, born in Montreal, Quebec
1953 Highlights

About January 19, 1953

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 9 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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