On This Day

What Happened on January 7, 1953

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Harry Truman announces American development of the hydrogen bomb

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman

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? 68 years, 2 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Capricorn