On This Day

What Happened on June 7, 1953

Historical Events

  • 1st color network telecast in compatible color (Boston Massachusetts)
  • Mary Terrell wins struggle to end segregation in Washington, D.C. restaurants
  • WDAU (now WYOU) TV channel 22 in Scranton Wilkes-Barre, PA (CBS) begins

Famous Birthdays

  • Dougie Donnelly, Scottish television broadcaster, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Johnny Clegg, South African musician "The White Zulu", born in Bacup, Lancashire (d. 2019)
1953 Highlights

About June 7, 1953

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 5 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Gemini