What Happened on July 1, 1953

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • KLAS TV channel 8 in Las Vegas, NV (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • KTVH (now KWCH) TV channel 12 in Hutchinson-Wichita, KS (CBS) begins

Famous Birthdays

  • Henry Percy, 11th duke of Northumberland, godchild of Elizabeth II

Famous Deaths

  • Azzedine Bey, Tunisian heir to the throne, murdered
  • Jacob D du Toit [Totius], South African poet/theologist, dies