What Happened on July 15, 1953

Historical Events

  • ANC members, Walter Sisulu and Duma Nokwe leave South Africa and go overseas under false names

Famous Birthdays

  • Franklyn Seales, West Indian-American stage and screen actor (The Onion Field; Silver Spoons - "Dexter"), born in Calliaqua, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (d. 1990)
  • Jean-Bertrand Aristide, president of Haiti (1991, 1994- )
  • John Denham, Seaton, Devon, England, MP (Labour)
Born in 1953

Famous Deaths

  • Servant of God Archbishop Mar Ivanios (b.1882)
1953 Highlights

About July 15, 1953

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 10 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: I Believe - Frankie Laine