What Happened on March 28, 1953

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "New Faces (of 1952)" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 365 performances
  • "Stock exchanges open, dikes closed" raises 5,200,000 guilders
  • 107th Grand National: Bryan Marshall aboard Early Mist wins
  • 7th Tony Awards: Crucible & Wonderful Town win
  • KCAU TV channel 9 in Sioux City, IA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright
  • US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Hayes A Jenkins

Famous Birthdays

  • Melchior Ndadaye, Burundian politician (d. 1993)
  • Nydia M Velazquez, (Rep-D-New York, 1993- )

Famous Deaths

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jim Thorpe, versatile American athlete (Olympic gold-1912), dies at 64

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe