What Happened on September 27, 1953

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Bert Bechichar, Baltimore Colts, kicks a 56-yard field goal
  • KCMO (now KCTV) TV channel 5 in Kansas City, MO (CBS) begins
  • KNOE TV channel 8 in Monroe-West Monroe, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • KOLO TV channel 8 in Reno, NV (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • KQTV TV channel 2 in Saint Joseph, MO (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • St Louis Browns play last game in Sportsman's Park, losing 100th game
  • Typhoon destroys one third of Nagoya, Japan
  • WHBQ TV channel 13 in Memphis, TN (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • WMAZ TV channel 13 in Macon, GA (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • WTOK TV channel 11 in Meridian, MS (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Benjamin Gene Brown, 4X400 runner (Olympic-gold-1976), born in San Francisco, California
  • Claudio Gentile, Italian footballer
  • Diane Abbott, British politician (L) 1st black woman elected to UK parliament, born in London
  • Heather Watts, ballerina (Dancing on My Grave), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mata Amritanandamayi, Indian religious leader
  • Robbie Shakespeare, Jamaica, reggae bassist (Sly & Robbie-DJ Riot)

Famous Deaths

  • Jules-Marie Canneel, Flemish painter/caricaturist, dies at 72