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)

Person of interestKeith Hernandez

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

MLB First Baseman Keith Hernandez
MLB First Baseman
Keith Hernandez

Famous Deaths

  • Werner Baumbach, German bomber pilot (b. 1916)
1953 Highlights

About October 20, 1953

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 1 month and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Libra