On This Day

What Happened on October 26, 1953

Historical Events

  • Great Britain performs nuclear test at Emu Field, Australia

Famous Birthdays

  • Jennifer Roberson, American sci-fi author (Shapechangers, Sword-Maker), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Julian Keith Strickland, American drummer (B-52's-Rock Lobster), born in Athens, Georgia
  • Lauren Tewes, American actress (Julie McCoy-Love Boat), born in Braddock, Pennsylvania
  • Rosa Monckton, English businesswoman and notable charity fundraiser, born in Westminster, London

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Tennis champion Tony Trabert (23) weds beauty queen Shauna Wood at the Salt Lake Country Club in Salt Lake City, Utah

Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion Tony Trabert
Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion
Tony Trabert

1953 Highlights

About October 26, 1953

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 2 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Scorpio