On This Day

What Happened on May 11, 1953

Historical Events

  • Tornado kills 114 in Waco Texas ($39M damage)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Winston Churchill criticizes US Secretary of State John Foster Dulles' domino theory

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
US Secretary of State John Foster Dulles
US Secretary of State
John Foster Dulles

Famous Birthdays

  • Boyd Gaines, American actor (Mark-One Day at a Time, Sure Thing), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • David Gest, American television producer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)

Famous Deaths

  • Jean Adair, Canadian actress, dies at 80
1953 Highlights

About May 11, 1953

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 2 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Taurus