On This Day

What Happened on April 12, 1953

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Sport awardUS 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

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  • 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