On This Day

What Happened on August 21, 1953

Historical Events

  • Baseball player representatives Ralph Kiner (NL) & Allie Reynolds (AL) hire labor leader John Norman Lewis at $15,000 to give legal advice to players in negotiations with team owners
  • Marion Carl in Douglas Skyrocket reaches record 25,370 m
  • Sultan Sidi Mohammed Am Joessoef V of Morocco deposed

Famous Birthdays

  • Ivan Stang, American writer and filmmaker (Church of the SubGenius), born in Washington, D.C.
1953 Highlights

About August 21, 1953

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 3 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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