On This Day

What Happened on January 28, 1953

Historical Events

  • 19-year old Derek Bentley is hanged in Wandsworth Prison, London, controversially convicted of the murder of a police officer. He was pardoned on 30th July 1998.
  • WJTV TV channel 12 in Jackson, MS (CBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Deaths

  • Derek Bentley, Englishman controversially convicted for murder of a police officer (pardoned 1998), executed at 19
  • James Scullin, Australian Labour Party politician and 9th Prime Minister of Australia, dies at 76
1953 Highlights

About January 28, 1953

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 1 month and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aquarius