On This Day

What Happened on October 23, 1953

Historical Events

  • France grants Laos' sovereignty
  • German FR applies to NATO
  • WTRF TV channel 7 in Wheeling-Steubenville, WV (CBS) 1st broadcast

Famous Birthdays

  • Pauline Black [Belinda Magnus], English ska singer (Selecter -"On My Radio"), born in Romford, East London

Famous Deaths

  • Maurice Lugeon, Swiss geologist (nappism), dies at 83
1953 Highlights

About October 23, 1953

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 1 month and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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