What Happened on July 29, 1953

Historical Events

  • US bomber shot down by Soviet Air Defence Forces in the Sea of Japan, north of Vladivostok

Famous Birthdays

Geddy LeeGeddy Lee (69 years old)

Canadian rock vocalist, and bassist (Rush - "Tom Sawyer"; "The Trees"; "New World Man"), born in Toronto, Ontario

  • Ken Burns [Kenneth Lauren], American director and documentary film producer (The Civil War, Baseball), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Tim Gunn, American television and fashion personality (Project Runway), born in Washington, D.C.
Born in 1953
1953 Highlights

About July 29, 1953

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 69 years and 10 months
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: I Believe - Frankie Laine