What Happened on July 19, 1953

Historical Events

  • KIMA TV channel 29 in Yakima, WA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • WAKR (now WAKC) TV channel 23 in Akron, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Howard Schultz, American businessman, CEO of Starbucks, born in New York City

Famous Deaths

  • Maurice J. Tobin, 56th Governor of Massachusetts, dies at 52
1953 Highlights

About July 19, 1953

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 6 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: I Believe - Frankie Laine