On This Day

What Happened on October 24, 1953

Historical Events

  • KOOL (now KTSP) TV channel 10 in Phoenix, AZ (CBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Billy Thomas, American singer (McBride & Ride-I Count on You), born in Fort Meyers, Florida
  • James di Donato, open water swimmer, one of the Tiger Twins (world record for swimming the butterfly in 40.6 miles)
  • Jonathan di Donato, open water swimmer, one of the Tiger Twins (world record for swimming the butterfly in 40.6 miles)

Famous Deaths

  • Ernest Irving, English composer, dies at 74
1953 Highlights

About October 24, 1953

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 1 month and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Scorpio