On This Day

What Happened on July 20, 1953

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • The United Nations Economic and Social Council votes to make UNICEF a permanent agency
  • USSR/Israel recover diplomatic relations

Famous Birthdays

  • Dan Shaughnessy, American sports writer
  • Marcia Hines, American-born Australian singer
  • Thomas Friedman, American journalist

Famous Deaths

  • Dumarsaid Estime, President of Haiti (b. 1900)
  • Jan Struther, British author (b. 1901)