What Happened on January 19, 1953

Historical Events

Sports History

American track and field olympian Jesse Owens named Illinois Athletic Commission secretary

Famous Birthdays

  • Desi Arnaz Jr., American actor (Here's Lucy - "Craig"; Fakeout; Joyride), and musician, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Linda Hayden, British actress (The Blood on Satan's Claw; The Boys from Brazil), born in Stanmore, England
  • Michael Boddicker, American session synthesizer player (Michael Jackson; Lionel Richie; Chicago), and film composer (The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Richard Legendre, Canadian tennis player and politician, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Stanley Grill, American composer (Afterwards, there were no more wars; Dreaming of a Better World), born in NYC
Born in 1953
1953 Highlights

About January 19, 1953

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 8 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Comes A-Long A-Love - Kay Starr