What Happened on July 1, 1953

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 and godchild of Elizabeth II (d. 1995)
  • Mike Haynes, American NFL cornerback, College/Pro Football Halls of Fame, 9X Pro Bowl (New England Patriots; Los Angeles Raiders), born in Denison, Texas
  • Pat Donovan, American NFL offensive lineman (4-time Pro Bowl, Dallas Cowboys), born in Helena, Montana
Born in 1953

Famous Deaths

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

About July 1, 1953

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 2 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Cancer

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: I Believe - Frankie Laine