Historical Events in March 1953

  • Mar 1 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Open
  • Mar 1 KAUZ TV channel 6 in Wichita Falls, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 1 KTNT (now KSTW) TV channel 11 in Tacoma-Seattle, WA (IND) begins
  • Mar 1 WJZ-AM in NYC becomes WABC; WJZ-TV in Baltimore final transmission
  • Mar 1 WFBG TV (later WTAJ) channel 10 in Altoona, PA (CBS) begins broadcasting

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Mar 1 Joseph Stalin suffers a stroke and collapses. He dies four days later.

Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union Premier
Joseph Stalin
  • Mar 3 Canadian Comet crashes at Karachi, 11 killed
  • Mar 3 Boston Braves, who own Milwaukee minor league franchise, block St Louis Browns attempt to shift their franchise to Milwaukee
  • Mar 5 6th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "The Sound Barrier" Best Film
  • Mar 6 Malenkov becomes chairman of the USSR
  • Mar 7 Jackie McGlew scores 255* v NZ at Wellington
  • Mar 8 "Two's Company" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 90 performances
  • Mar 8 Census indicates 239,000 farmers gave up farming in last 2 years
  • Mar 8 KSWO TV channel 7 in Lawton, OK (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 8 Patty Berg wins LPGA Jacksonville Golf Open
  • Mar 8 WFMJ TV channel 21 in Youngstown, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 9 Josef Stalin buried in Moscow
  • Mar 11 1st woman army doctor commissioned (FM Adams)
  • Mar 11 American B-47 accidentally drops a nuclear bomb 15,000 feet on Mars Bluff, South Carolina; it created a crater 75 feet acrosss, but the nuclear core did not detonate, due to 6 safety catches
  • Mar 14 KOLR TV channel 10 in Springfield, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 15 Patty Berg wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
  • Mar 15 West Germany loses in soccer to Netherlands, 2-1
  • Mar 16 AL rejects Bill Veeck's request to move St Louis Browns to Baltimore
  • Mar 17 Bill Veeck says he will sell his 80% of St Louis Browns for $2,475M
  • Mar 17 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Mar 17 WBAY TV channel 2 in Green Bay, WI (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 17 WWLP TV channel 22 in Springfield, MA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 18 15th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Indiana beats Kansas 69-68
  • Mar 18 Boston Braves move to Milwaukee
  • Mar 18 Earthquake strikes West Turkey, 250 die
  • Mar 18 KGNC (now KAMR) TV channel 4 in Amarillo, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 18 NL approves Boston Braves move to Milwaukee (1st shift since 1903)

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Mar 19 Tennessee Williams' "Camino Real" premieres in NYC

Playwright Tennessee Williams
Tennessee Williams
  • Mar 19 25th Academy Awards: "Greatest Show on Earth", Gary Cooper & Shirley Booth win (1st time televised)
  • Mar 20 Senator Edwin C Johnson offers a bill to give clubs the sole
  • Mar 21 NBA record 106 fouls & 12 players foul out (Boston-Syracuse)
  • Mar 22 AntonínZápotockýchosen as president of Czechoslovakia
  • Mar 22 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Betsy Rawls Golf Open
  • Mar 24 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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Mar 26 Dr Jonas Salk announces vaccine to prevent polio

Medical Researcher and Virologist Jonas Salk
Medical Researcher and Virologist
Jonas Salk
  • Mar 27 21 die in a train crash in Conneaut, Ohio
  • Mar 28 "New Faces (of 1952)" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 365 performances
  • Mar 28 "Stock exchanges open, dikes closed" raises 5,200,000 guilders
  • Mar 28 7th Tony Awards: Crucible & Wonderful Town win
  • Mar 28 KCAU TV channel 9 in Sioux City, IA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 28 US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright
  • Mar 28 US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Hayes A Jenkins
  • Mar 28 107th Grand National: Bryan Marshall aboard Early Mist wins
  • Mar 29 Patty Berg wins LPGA New Orleans Women's Golf Open

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Mar 30 Albert Einstein announces revised unified field theory

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein
  • Mar 31 US Department of Health, Education & Welfare established
  • Mar 31 UN Security Council nominates Dag Hammarskjöld for Secretary-General