What Happened on January 8, 1953

Historical Events

  • Indians bar night games with Browns (who refuse to share TV receipts)
  • RenĂ© Mayer forms French government

Famous Birthdays

  • Bruce Sutter, American Baseball HOF relief pitcher (NL Cy Young Award 1979; 6 x MLB All-Star; 5 x NL saves leader; Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals; Atlanta Braves), born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania (d. 2022)

Famous Deaths

  • Admiral Sir Hugh Binney, British naval commander and Governor of Tasmania (b. 1883)
  • Heinrich Kaspar Schmid, German composer, dies at 78
1953 Highlights

About January 8, 1953

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 10 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

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