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
1953 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Gary Wilson, American experimental musician and performance artist (You Think You Really Know Me), born in Endicott, New York
  • Pauline Black [Belinda Magnus], English ska singer (Selecter -"On My Radio"), born in Romford, East London
Born in 1953

Famous Deaths

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

About October 23, 1953

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 7 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Hey Joe - Frankie Laine