On This Day

What Happened on February 20, 1953

Historical Events

  • August A Busch buys the St Louis Cards for $3.75 million
  • August A. Busch buys St. Louis Cardinals MLB club from Fred Saigh for $3.75 million; pledges not to move the team from St. Louis, Missouri
  • US Court of Appeals rules that Organized Baseball is a sport & not a business, affirming the 25-year-old Supreme Court ruling

Famous Birthdays

  • Carol Cummins, Clintwood Va, 2nd of 5 siblings born on 2/20
  • Cindy McTee, American composer (The Twittering Machine; Einstein's Dream; Circle Music), and educator (University of North Texas, 1984-2010) , born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Poison Ivy {Kristy Wallace], American rock guitarist (The Cramps), born in San Bernadino, California
  • Riccardo Chailly, conductor (West Berlin Symphony), born in Milan, Italy
1953 Highlights

About February 20, 1953

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 9 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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