On This Day

What Happened on April 16, 1953

Historical Events

Historic Event

British royal yacht Britannia launched by Queen Elizabeth II

  • Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Connie Ryan bats 6 from 6 in a 14-12 defeat against the Pirates at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh
  • 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? 68 years, 7 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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