Video: 'August 5, 1963 - Nuclear Test Ban Treaty signed in Moscow, Russia'
(Monday, August 5, 1963; during the Cold War) — In Moscow, the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union today signed the first nuclear test ban treaty. The ceremony took place at the Kremlin with U.S. Secretary of State Dean Rusk, British Foreign Secretary Alec Douglas-Home, and Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko signing on behalf of their respective natiions.
(Wednesday, August 5, 1953) — From Here to Eternity, a drama film about the tribulations of three soldiers stationed on Hawaii in the months leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor, premiered today at the Capitol in New York City.
Directed by Fred Zinnemann, the film starred Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Donna Reed, Frank Sinatra, Ernest Borgnine, Philip Ober and Jack Warden.
Video: 'Korean War - PART 29, Two Koreas...again. 6.25 ??' (Aug. 5, 1953, at 1:43)
(Wednesday, August 5, 1953; during the Cold War) — Operation Big Switch began today as remaining prisoners taken during the Korean War, which ended July 27, 1953, with an armistice, were exchanged at Panmunjom. 3,597 Americans would be returned by December.