What Happened on March 5, 1953

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 6th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "The Sound Barrier" Best Film

Famous Birthdays

  • Russel D Feingold, (Sen-D Wisconsin)
  • Valery Grigoriyevich Korzun, Russian colonel/cosmonaut (TM-24)

Famous Deaths

  • Herman J. Mankiewicz, American screenwriter (b. 1897)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Joseph Stalin, Dictator and leader of the Soviet Union (1922-53), dies of a stroke at 73

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
  • Sergei Prokofiev, Russian composer (Peter and the Wolf), dies at 61