What Happened on January 13, 1953

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 3rd NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 79-75 at Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Gas explosion in Belgium coal mine kills 14
  • KOLD TV channel 13 in Tucson, AZ (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Marshal Josip Tito chosen president of Yugoslavia

Famous Deaths

  • Paul Niggli, Swiss Mineralogist (crystal structures), dies at 64