On This Day

What Happened on December 2, 1953

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Famous Birthdays

  • Jay Haas, American golfer (Senior PGA C'ship 2006, 08; Senior Players C'ship 2009; 9 PGA Tour titles), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Meg Griffin, DJ (WNEW-FM, WPLJ-FM, WKRK-FM)/VJ (V-1)
  • Myung-Whan Chung, Seoul Korea, pianist (Chung Trio)

Famous Deaths

  • Ernie Hayes MBE, English cricket all-rounder (5 Tests; Surrey, Leicestershire), dies at 77
  • Francis Picabia, French avante-garde artist, writer and typographist (Amorous Parade), dies at 74
  • Reginald "Snowy" Baker, Australian boxer (Olympic silver middleweight 1908), rugby union halfback (2 caps) and actor (The Sword of Valor), dies at 69
  • Walter "Doc" Meanwell, English Basketball Hall of Fame coach (University of Wisconsin 1911–1917, 1920–1934), dies at 69