On This Day

What Happened on July 16, 1953

Historical Events

  • KROC (now KTTC) TV channel 10 in Rochester, Minnesota (NBC) 1st broadcast

Famous Birthdays

  • Douglas J. Feith, American Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Philece Sampler, American actress (Another World, 1987-89 -"Donna Love"; Days Of Our Lives, 1981-84 - "RenĂ©e"), and anime voice dubber, born in San Angelo, Texas (d.2021)

Famous Deaths

  • Hilaire Belloc, Anglo-French author (Path to Rome), dies at 82
1953 Highlights

About July 16, 1953

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 6 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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