On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 1953

Historical Events

  • WIPB TV channel 49 in Muncie, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Alex Van Halen, Amsterdam The Netherlands, Dutch drummer (Van Halen)
  • Billy Burnette, rock guitarist (Fleetwood Mac), born in Memphis, Tennessee
1953 Highlights

About May 8, 1953

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 5 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Taurus