On This Day

What Happened on April 6, 1953

Famous Birthdays

  • Christopher Franke, German musician and composer (Tangerine Dream), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Janet Lynn, ice skater (Olympic bronze 1972)
  • Patrick Doyle, Scottish film composer (Artemis Fowl; Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire; Thor), born in Uddingston, Scotland

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

MLB baseball player Ernie Banks (22) weds Mollye Louise

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks

Famous Deaths

  • Idris Davies, Welsh poet (b. 1905)
  • Whirlaway, American thoroughbred racehorse (Triple Crown 1941), dies at 15
1953 Highlights

About April 6, 1953

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 6 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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