What Happened on April 12, 1953

Historical Events

US Masters Golf

17th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Ben Hogan shatters the Masters scoring record by 5 strokes with a 274 (−14) to finish 5 strokes ahead of runner-up Ed Oliver; Hogan's second Masters

  • Keizo Yamada runs fastest marathon to date, at Boston
  • KFDX TV channel 3 in Wichita Falls, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Tony James, English rock bassist (Sigue Sigue Sputnik - Love Missile F-111), born in Shepherds Bush, London

Famous Deaths

  • Lionel Logue, Australian speech therapist who treated King George VI (The Kings Speech), dies at 73
1953 Highlights

About April 12, 1953

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 7 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: (How Much Is) That Doggie In The Window - Lita Roza