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
  • Mike Hayes, College/Pro Football Halls of Fame cornerback (9-time Pro Bowl), born in Denison, Texas
  • Pat Donovan, American NFL offensive lineman (4-time Pro Bowl, Dallas Cowboys), born in Helena, Montana

Famous Deaths

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