On This Day

What Happened on April 20, 1953

Historical Events

  • 57th Boston Marathon won by Keizo Yamada of Japan in 2:18:51

Famous Birthdays

  • James Chance [Siegfried], American punk-jazz saxophonist, keyboard player,(The Contortions), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Ollie Brown, American session and touring drummer and percussionist (Billy Preston; Ray Parker, Jr.), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Sebastian Faulks, British novelist (The Girl at the Lion d'Or), born in Donnington, Berkshire

Famous Deaths

  • Erich Weinert, German communist writer, dies at 62
1953 Highlights

About April 20, 1953

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 5 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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