On This Day

What Happened on April 16, 1953

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

British royal yacht Britannia launched by Queen Elizabeth II

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • Phillie's Connie Ryan gets 6 hits in a game
  • Stanley Cup Final, Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec: Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 1-0 for a 4-1 series win
  • WAND TV channel 17 in Decatur, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • J. Neil Schulman, American writer (Alongside Night), born in Forest Hills, New York
  • Jay O. Sanders, American actor (Meeting Venus, V I Warshawski), born in Austin, Texas
  • Peter Garrett, Australian environmentalist, activist, former politician (Labour Party), and musician (Midnight Oil), born in Wahroonga, Sydney
1953 Highlights

About April 16, 1953

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 7 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aries