On This Day

What Happened on June 26, 1953

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • KCTV (now KLST) TV channel 8 in San Angelo, TX (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • Lavrentiy Beria, one of the trio of Russian leaders after Stalin's death and the former secret police chief, is ousted from power and arrested

Famous Birthdays

  • Ralph Ezell, American singer (Shenandoah-Sunday in the South), born in Union, Mississippi
  • Robert Davi, American actor and opera singer (Die Hard, Gangster Chronicles, License to Kill), born in Queens, New York