On This Day

What Happened on August 6, 1953

Historical Events

Sports History

Future Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Ted Williams returns to Red Sox from military service in Korea; ends abbreviated season with .407 batting average

Famous Birthdays

  • Iqbal Qasim, cricketer (Pakistani slow lefty in the 80's)
  • Pat MacDonald, American rock singer-songwriter, and guitarist (Timbuk 3 - "The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades"), born in Green Bay, Wisconsin

Famous Weddings

Terry Sawchuk

NHL goaltender Terry Sawchuk (23) weds Patricia Ann Morey

1953 Highlights

About August 6, 1953

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 3 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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