On This Day

What Happened on October 16, 1953

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Fidel Castro sentenced to 15 years (Havana)

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro

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? 67 years, 3 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Libra