What Happened on March 26, 1953

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dr Jonas Salk announces vaccine to prevent polio

Medical Researcher and Virologist Jonas Salk
Medical Researcher and Virologist
Jonas Salk

Famous Birthdays

  • Elaine Chao, U.S. Secretary of Labor
  • Lincoln Chafee, American Senator from Rhode Island
  • Michael Bonagura, country singer (Baille & Boys-Oh Heart), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Tatyana Providokhina, Russian 1K runner (world record)
  • Youssouf Togo├»mi, Chadian rebel (d. 2002)

Famous Deaths

  • Albert Spalding, composer, dies at 64