On This Day

What Happened on April 20, 1953

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • 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