What are the important events that happened on August 12, 1953? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 12, 1953: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 12, 1953 is the 224th day of the year 1953 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 141 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 30, 1953 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectaicosatetragon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a dollar every day starting at age 5, then by now that person has accumulated $21,109.00. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Snake is the mythical animal and Water is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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August 12, 1953 Historical Events

  • 1953
    Nuclear weapons testing: the Soviet atomic bomb project continues with the detonation of Joe 4, the first Soviet thermonuclear weapon.
  • 1953
    The islands of Zakynthos and Kefalonia in Greece are severely damaged by an earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale.

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