On This Day

What Happened on June 26, 1953

Historical Events

  • KCTV (now KLST) TV channel 8 in San Angelo, TX (CBS) 1st broadcast

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Head of the Soviet Secret Police Lavrentiy Beria
Head of the Soviet Secret Police
Lavrentiy Beria

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
1953 Highlights

About June 26, 1953

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 1 month and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Cancer