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
1953 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Larry Dunn [Dunhill], rock and soul keyboardist (Earth Wind & Fire, 1972-83), born in Denver, Colorado
Born in 1953

Famous Weddings

James Brown

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

Famous Deaths

Ethel Rosenberg (1915-1953)

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

Julius Rosenberg (1918-1953)

1st American civilian executed for espionage after he and his wife were convicted of passing secret radar, jet and nuclear information to the Soviet Union, executed at Sing Sing Correctional Facility, NY at 35

About June 19, 1953

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 3 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: I Believe - Frankie Laine