What Happened on June 26, 1953

Historical Events

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

Historic Event

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 (Die Hard; License to Kill), director (The Dukes), and singer ("Davi Sings Sinatra"), born in Queens, New York
1953 Highlights

About June 26, 1953

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 7 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: I'm Walking Behind You - Eddie Fisher with Sally Sweetland