On This Day

What Happened on April 10, 1953

Historical Events

  • "House of Wax" 1st color 3-D movie, premieres in New York

Historic Event

Dag Hammarskjöld becomes the 2nd Secretary-General of the United Nations

Secretary-General of the United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld
Secretary-General of the United Nations
Dag Hammarskjöld
  • NBA Championship Finals, Minneapolis Auditorium, Minnesota, MN: Minneapolis Lakers beat NY Knicks, 91-84 for a 4-1 series victory; Lakers' 5th title in 6 years

Famous Birthdays

  • David Moorcroft, British athlete (5,000m world record holder 1982-85), born in Coventry, England
  • Terre Roche, American folk-rock singer (The Roches - "Hammond Song" ), born in New York
1953 Highlights

About April 10, 1953

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 6 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aries