What Happened on April 1, 1953

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • J van Bale appointed governor of New Guinea
  • KXMC TV channel 13 in Minot, ND (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Walcott Worrell & Weekes all make centuries in innings v India

Famous Birthdays

  • Aftab Baloch, cricketer (Pakistani in 2 Tests, scored 428 for Sind 74)
  • Barry Sonnenfeld, director (Get Shorty, Men in Black), born in NYC, New York