On This Day

What Happened on July 31, 1953

Famous Birthdays

  • Hugh McDowell, British cellist (Electric Light Orchestra - "Strange Magic"; "Evil Woman"), born in Hampstead, London (d. 2018)
  • James Read, American actor (North and South), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Jimmy Cook, South African cricket opening batsman (3 Tests), born in Johannesburg, Transvaal
  • Ted Baillieu, Australian Politician, Premier of Victoria (2010-13), born in Melbourne, Australia

Famous Deaths

  • Robert A. Taft, American politician (U.S. Senator from Ohio), dies at 63
1953 Highlights

About July 31, 1953

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 5 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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