On This Day

What Happened on July 11, 1953

Famous Birthdays

  • Benny DeFranco, Canadian musician (The DeFranco Family)

Leon Spinks

Leon Spinks, American boxer (WBC, WBA heavyweight champion 1978; Olympic gold light heavyweight 1976), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2021)

  • 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? 68 years, 4 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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