What Happened on May 19, 1953

Historical Events

  • Nuclear explosion in Nevada (fall-out in St George, Utah)

Famous Birthdays

  • Dawud M. Mu'Min, American convicted murderer (d. 1997)
  • Henry Lascelles, English grandson of princess Mary
  • Roddy Lorimer, Scottish session and touring trumpeter and flugelhorn player (Waterboys; Blur; Pete Townshend; Spiritualized; Dr. John), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Shavarsh Karapetyan, Soviet Armenian finswimmer
  • Victoria Wood, British comedian and actress (Dinner Ladies), born in Bury, Lancashire (d. 2016)
Born in 1953

Famous Deaths

  • Damaso Berenguer, Spanish soldier and politician (122nd Prime Minister of Spain), dies at 79
1953 Highlights

About May 19, 1953

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 70 years and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: I Believe - Frankie Laine