What Happened on January 1, 1953

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 19th Orange Bowl: #9 Alabama beats #14 Syracuse, 61-6
  • 19th Sugar Bowl: #2 Georgia Tech beats #7 Mississippi, 24-7
  • 39th Rose Bowl: #5 Southern California beats #11 Wisconsin, 7-0
  • Ernest Blochs "Suite Hebraique," premieres
  • The Bantu Education Act (later renamed the Black Education Act) commenced, providing the legal underpinning of several aspects of the apartheid system, most importantly in education
  • The first TV detector van, used to track down users of unlicensed television sets, begins operation in the UK
  • WBRE TV channel 28 in Wilkes-Barre Scranton, PA (NBC) 1st broadcast

Famous Birthdays

  • Alpha Blondy, [Seydou Kone], Ivory coast, reggae singer (Jerusalem)
  • Greg Carmichael, British guitarist (Acoustic Alchemy)
  • Kevin Hangon, composer
  • Rochelle S Abramson, violinist

Famous Deaths

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Hank Williams, country singer (Cold Cold Heart), dies at 29

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Hank Williams