On This Day

What Happened on February 16, 1953

Historical Events

Sports History

Ted Williams safely crash-lands his damaged Panther jet, later awarded the Air medal

Famous Birthdays

  • Andre St Lauren, NHLer
  • George Martin, NFL defensive back (NY Giants), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • Janice Dickinson, American model (Vogue) and TV personality (America's Next Top Model), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • John "Brad" Bradbury, British ska drummer and record producer (The Specials), born in Coventry, England (d. 2015)
  • Roberta Williams, video game designer (Mystery House, Sierra Entertainment), born in La Verne, California
1953 Highlights

About February 16, 1953

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 9 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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