What Happened on July 20, 1953

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 (Marcia Shines), born in Boston, Massachessetts
  • Thomas Friedman, American journalist

Famous Deaths

  • Dumarsaid Estime, President of Haiti (b. 1900)
  • Jan Struther, British author (b. 1901)
1953 Highlights

About July 20, 1953

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 6 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: I Believe - Frankie Laine