What Happened on May 25, 1953

Historical Events

  • 1st atomic cannon electronically fired at Frenchman Flat, Nevada
  • 1st non-commercial educational television station - Houston, Texas
  • Braves Max Surkont strikes out record 8 Reds in a row

Famous Birthdays

  • D. A. Weibring Jr., American golfer (Senior Players Championship 2008), born in Quincy, Illinois
  • Daniel Passarella, Argentine footballer, born in Chacabuco, Argentina
  • Eve Ensler, American playwright (The Vagina Monologues), born in NYC, New York
  • Gaetano Scirea, Italian soccer defender (78 caps, FIFA World Cup 1982; Juventus 377 games), born in Cernusco sul Naviglio, Italy (d. 1989)
  • Jane Priest, Australian model who kissed Prince Charles on the beach, born in Perth, Australia
  • Rich Alves, American country guitarist (Pirates of Mississippi - "Feed Jake"), born in Pleasanton, California
  • Stan Sakai, Japanese-American cartoonist (Usagi Yojimbo), born in Kyoto, Japan
1953 Highlights

About May 25, 1953

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 8 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: I Believe - Frankie Laine