March 1953 in History

Events in History

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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 6 Malenkov becomes chairman of the USSR
  • Mar 7 Jackie McGlew scores 255* v NZ at Wellington
  • Mar 8 Census indicates 239,000 farmers gave up farming in last 2 years
  • 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 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 18 Earthquake strikes West Turkey, 250 die

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

Playwright Tennessee Williams
Tennessee Williams
  • Mar 20 Senator Edwin C Johnson offers a bill to give clubs the sole
  • Mar 22 AntonínZápotockýchosen as president of Czechoslovakia
  • 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 "Stock exchanges open, dikes closed" raises 5,200,000 guilders
  • Mar 28 7th Tony Awards: Crucible & Wonderful Town win
  • Mar 28 US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright
  • Mar 28 US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Hayes A Jenkins

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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

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 3 Aleksandr Viktorovich Borodin, Russia, cosmonaut
  • Mar 4 Christopher H Smith, (Rep-R-NJ, 1981- )
  • Mar 4 Emilio Estefan, Cuban percussionist
  • Mar 5 Russel D Feingold, (Sen-D Wisconsin)
  • Mar 5 Valery Grigoriyevich Korzun, Russian colonel/cosmonaut (TM-24)
  • Mar 6 Jan Kjærstad, Norwegian author
  • Mar 12 Carl Hiaasen, American journalist and author
  • Mar 12 Madhav Kumar Nepal, Nepalese politician
  • Mar 15 Richard Bruton, Irish politician
  • Mar 16 Richard Stallman, American free software activist
  • Mar 17 Filemon Lagman, Filipino communist revolutionary (d. 2001)
  • Mar 18 Helmer C Koetje, Dutch 2nd chamber member (CDA)
  • Mar 18 Margaret L Augustine, project manager (Biosphere 2), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Mar 22 Thomas H Andrews, (Rep-D-Maine)
  • Mar 23 Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, British MP
  • Mar 26 Elaine Chao, U.S. Secretary of Labor
  • Mar 26 Lincoln Chafee, American Senator from Rhode Island
  • Mar 26 Youssouf Togoïmi, Chadian rebel (d. 2002)
  • Mar 28 Nydia M Velazquez, (Rep-D-New York, 1993- )
  • Mar 28 Melchior Ndadaye, Burundian politician (d. 1993)

Deaths in History

  • Mar 1 Anton GO Ridder Van Rappard, painter/lithographer/etcher, dies

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Mar 5 Joseph Stalin, Premier of the Soviet Union (1941-53), dies at 73

Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union Premier
Joseph Stalin
  • Mar 10 Charles Gordon Curtis, inventor of (Curtis-steam turbine), dies at 92
  • Mar 14 Klement Gottwald, premier/president of Czechoslovakia, dies at 56
  • Mar 20 Graciliano Ramos, Brazilian author (Vidas Secas), dies at 60
  • Mar 22 James Anderson II, (Jo-Northern Exposure), dies
  • Mar 23 Raoul Dufy, painter, Forcalquier, France
  • Mar 24 Mary, [Victoria Mary] of Teck, Queen of Great Britain and consort of George V, dies at 85
  • Mar 24 Felix M Abel, French dominican/biblical scholar, dies at 74
  • Mar 24 Mary, queen of Great-Britain/North-Ireland, dies at 85