On This Day

What Happened on January 7, 1953

Historical Events

Historic Event

US President Harry Truman announces American development of the hydrogen bomb

Famous Birthdays

  • Agha Zahid, Pakistani cricketer (open batting for Pak v WI 1975, scored 14 & 1), born in Lahore, Pakistan
  • Earl Lindo, Jamaican reggae keyboardist (Bob Marley & the Wailers), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 2017)

Famous Deaths

  • Osa Johnson, American adventurer and filmmaker, dies at 58
1953 Highlights

About January 7, 1953

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 5 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Here In My Heart - Al Martino