On This Day

What Happened on December 27, 1953

Historical Events

  • National Football League Championship, Briggs Stadium, Detroit: Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns, 17-16 to retain title

Famous Birthdays

  • Arthur Kent [The Scud Stud], American newscaster (prominent Gulf War coverage for NBC), born in Alberta, Canada
  • Kevin Wright, cricketer (Australian wicket-keeper 1979)

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Broadcasting pioneer Roone Arledge (22) weds Joan Heise at St. Frances de Chantal Parish in Wantagh, New York

Sports Broadcasting Pioneer Roone Arledge
Sports Broadcasting Pioneer
Roone Arledge

Famous Deaths

  • Julian Tuwim, Polish poet and lyricist, dies at 59
1953 Highlights

About December 27, 1953

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 9 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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