What Happened on January 24, 1953

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Matthews, American actor (Burning), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • James Hutchinson, American session and touring bassist Bonnie Raitt, Ivan Neville, Boz Scaggs), born in Lynn, Massachusetts

Moon Jae-inMoon Jae-in (70 years old)

South Korean politician, President of South Korea (2017-), born in Geoje, South Korea

  • Nigel Glockler, British heavy metal drummer (Saxon), born in Hove, East Sussex, England
Born in 1953

Famous Deaths

  • Ben Taylor, American Baseball Hall of Fame 1st baseman (Indianapolis ABCs) and manager (Washington Potomacs, Baltimore Black Sox), dies of pneumonia at 64
  • Mike Jacobs, American boxing promoter (Twentieth Century Sporting Club - Joe Louis' promoter; 3 x $1m fights), dies at 72

Gerd von RundstedtGerd von Rundstedt (1875-1953)

German field marshal during World War II (Commander-in-Chief in the West), dies of heart failure at 77

1953 Highlights

About January 24, 1953

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 4 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Outside Of Heaven - Eddie Fisher