What Happened on March 19, 1953

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 25th Academy Awards: "Greatest Show on Earth", Gary Cooper & Shirley Booth win (1st time televised)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Tennessee Williams' "Camino Real" premieres in NYC

Playwright Tennessee Williams
Tennessee Williams

Famous Birthdays

  • Billy Sheehan, rocker (Mr Big-Lean Into It)
  • Hans Rinn, German DR, 2 man lugist (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
  • Ricky Wilson, Athens Ga, rock guitarist (B-52's-Love Shack)