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, Dutch-American rock drummer (Van Halen - "Hot For Teacher"), born in Amsterdam The Netherlands,
  • Andreas P. Nielsen, Danish author and composer, born in Kolding, Denmark (d. 2011)
  • Billy Burnette, American rock guitarist (Fleetwood Mac, 1987-95), born in Memphis, Tennessee
1953 Highlights

About May 8, 1953

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 5 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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