On This Day

What Happened on July 11, 1953

Famous Birthdays

  • Benny DeFranco, Canadian musician (The DeFranco Family)

Person of interestLeon Spinks

Leon Spinks, heavyweight boxing champ (1978, Olympic gold 1976), born in St. Louis, Missouri

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Leon Spinks
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Leon Spinks
  • Peter Bergman, Guantanamo Bay Cuba, actor (Eat or Be Eaten)

Famous Deaths

  • Oliver Campbell, American tennis player (US Open 1890-92), dies at 82
1953 Highlights

About July 11, 1953

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 4 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Cancer