On This Day

What Happened on July 13, 1953

Historical Events

  • Battle of the Kumsong River begins - last major battle of the Korean war

Famous Birthdays

  • Larry Gomes, dependable West Indian cricket left-handed batsman (1976-87)
  • Milica "Mila" Mulroney (née Pivnički), wife of former Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney, born in Sarajevo, PR Bosnia-Herzegovina, FPR Yugoslavia.
  • Violeta Dinescu, Romanian pianist, composer (Tabar), and music professor, born in Bucharest, Romania

Famous Weddings

José Ferrer

Academy award-winning actor José Ferrer (41) weds singer and actress Rosemary Clooney (25) in Durant, Oklahoma

  • American bandleader Louis Prima (42) marries American singer Keely Smith (25), in Virginia Beach, Virginia (his 4th, her 2nd); divorce in 1961
1953 Highlights

About July 13, 1953

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 4 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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