On This Day

What Happened on April 1, 1953

Historical Events

  • J van Bale appointed governor of New Guinea
  • KXMC TV channel 13 in Minot, ND (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • West Indian cricket batsmen Frank Worrell (237), Clyde Walcott (118) and Everton Weekes (109) all make centuries in 1st innings of drawn 5th Test v India in Kingston, Jamaica

Famous Birthdays

  • Aftab Baloch, Pakistan cricket batsman (2 Tests; 7th player to pass the 400 first class run milestone, 428 for Sind 1974), born in Karachi, Pakistan
  • Alberto Zaccheroni, Italian soccer manager (AC Milan, Lazio, Internazionale, Torino, Juventus, UAE, Japan), born in Meldola, Italy
  • Barry Sonnenfeld, director (Get Shorty, Men in Black), born in NYC, New York
  • Pavol Biroš, Slovak soccer defender (9 caps, Czechoslovakia; Slavia Prague), born in Prešov, Slovakia (d. 2020)
1953 Highlights

About April 1, 1953

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 7 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aries