On This Day

What Happened on October 20, 1953

Historical Events

  • WRAU (now WHOI) TV channel 19 in Peoria, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Nunn, American actor (Do the Right Thing), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)

Keith Hernandez

Keith Hernandez, American MLB 1st baseman (St Louis Cardinals, NY Mets), born in San Francisco, California


Famous Deaths

  • Werner Baumbach, German bomber pilot (Luftwaffe special bombing unit WWII), dies in a plane accident at 36
1953 Highlights

About October 20, 1953

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 1 month and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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