What Happened on May 15, 1953

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano KOs Jersey Joe Walcott in Chicago

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Rocky Marciano
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jersey Joe
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jersey Joe
  • Osip Zadkine's monument to "The destroyed city" unveiled in Rotterdam

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestPerson of Interest

George Brett, American baseball third baseman (KC Royals, 1980 AL MVP), born in Glen Dale, West Virginia

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • Mike Oldfield, England, composer (Tubular Bells)