What Happened on August 28, 1953

Historical Events

Music Premiere

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's musical "Me and Juliet" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 358 performances

Famous Divorces

Ella Fitzgerald

American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald (36) divorces American jazz bassist Ray Brown (27) after 6 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Nikolai Golovanov, Russian conductor and composer (Bolshoi Opera), dies at 61
1953 Highlights

About August 28, 1953

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 9 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: I Believe - Frankie Laine