What Happened on September 1, 1953

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 101°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Sept
  • Fokker begins building F-27 Fokker Friendship
  • WNOK (now WLTX) TV channel 19 in Columbia, SC (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • WTCN (now KARE) TV channel 11 in Minneapolis-St Paul, MN (MET) begins

Famous Birthdays

  • Beau Billingslea, American voice actor
  • Chuck Orton, US sysop, (Emerald BBS, Oregon)
  • Ted Petty, American professional wrestler (d. 2002)

Famous Deaths

  • Bernard O'Dowd, Australian poet (b. 1866)