On This Day

What Happened on June 19, 1953

Historical Events

  • Albert W Dent elected president of US National Health Council
  • WCSC TV channel 5 in Charleston, South Carolina (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • WTPA (now WHTM) TV channel 27 in Harrisburg, PA (ABC) 1st broadcast

Famous Birthdays

  • Larry Dunn [Dunhill], US keyboardist (Earth Wind & Fire)

Famous Weddings

James Brown

Singer James Brown (20) weds Velma Warren at Trinity CME Church in Toccoa, Georgia; divorce in 1969

Singer James Brown
Singer
James Brown

Famous Deaths

ExecutionEthel Rosenberg

Ethel Rosenberg, 1st US civilian executed (in 5 tries) at Sing Sing, NY, for espionage at 37

Soviet Spy Ethel Rosenberg
Soviet Spy
Ethel Rosenberg

ExecutionJulius Rosenberg

Julius Rosenberg, 1st US civilian executed at Sing Sing, NY for espionage at 35

Alleged Soviet Spy Julius Rosenberg
Alleged Soviet Spy
Julius Rosenberg

1953 Highlights

About June 19, 1953

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 4 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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