On This Day

What Happened on October 30, 1953

Historical Events

Nobel Prize

Dr Albert Schweitzer & Gen George Marshall win Nobel Peace Prize

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexander Fedorovich Poleshchuk, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-16), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Charles Martin Smith, American actor (American Graffiti, Never Cry Wolf), born in Van Nuys, California
  • Desmond Fitzgerald, Irish medical doctor and President of the University of Limerick, born in Dublin
  • Kathleen Cody, American actress (Charley & the Angel), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Peter Hoekstra, Dutch-American (Rep-R-Michigan), born in Groningen, Netherlands

Famous Deaths

  • Emmerich Kálmán, Hungarian composer of operettas, dies at 71
1953 Highlights

About October 30, 1953

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 68 years and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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