On This Day

What Happened on April 29, 1953

Historical Events

  • 6th Cannes Film Festival: "The Wages of Fear" directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
  • Joe Adcock is 1st to homer into Polo Grounds' center field bleachers
  • The first U.S. experimental 3D-TV broadcast showed an episode of Space Patrol on Los Angeles ABC affiliate KECA-TV

Famous Birthdays

  • Nikolai Nikolayevich Budarin, Kirya Russia, cosmonaut (STS 71, TM-27)

Famous Deaths

  • Mo├»se Kisling, Polish-French painter (La souris boiteuse), dies at 62
1953 Highlights

About April 29, 1953

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 5 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Taurus