On This Day

What Happened on October 16, 1953

Historical Events

Historic Event

Fidel Castro sentenced to 15 years (Havana)

Famous Birthdays

  • Martha Smith, American actress (Animal House) and model (Playboy playmate July 1973), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Paulo Roberto Falc√£o, Brazilian footballer
  • Susan Pedersen, American 4 X 100m medley swimmer (Olympic gold 1968)
  • Tony Carey, American rock keyboardist, and singer-songwriter (Rainbow; Planet P Project), born in Watsonville, California
1953 Highlights

About October 16, 1953

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 3 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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