On This Day

What Happened on January 5, 1953

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • -6] Passenger ships Willem Ruys & Orange collide in the Red Sea

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Samuel Beckett's "En Attendant Godot" premieres in Paris

Playwright, novelist, and poet Samuel Beckett
Playwright, novelist, and poet
Samuel Beckett

Famous Birthdays

  • George Tenet, American CIA director, born in NYC, New York
  • Mike Rann, Australian politician, born in Sidcup, United Kingdom
  • Pamela Sue Martin, American actress (Nancy Drew, Fallon-Dynasty), born in Westport, Connecticut
  • Steve Archer, American singer (The Archers), born in Mojave, California