On This Day

What Happened on July 26, 1953

Historical Events

  • Arizona Governor John Howard Pyle orders an anti-polygamy law enforcement crackdown on residents of Short Creek, Arizona, which becomes known as the Short Creek Raid
  • Cuban pirate radio station's 1st transmission at Santiago de Cuba

Historic Event

Fidel Castro leads a failed attack on the Moncada Barracks, intended to spark a revolution in Cuba

  • Tour de France: Louison Bobet of France wins first of 3 consecutive Tour general classification events

Famous Birthdays

  • Robert Phillips, American classical guitarist, born in NYC, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Nikolaos Plastiras, Greece premier (1945-50, 51-2), dies
1953 Highlights

About July 26, 1953

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 4 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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