On This Day

What Happened on July 19, 1953

Day of the Week: Sunday

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