What Happened on February 28, 1953

Historical Events

Historic Event

Francis Crick and James Watson discover the chemical structure of DNA-molecule (double-helix polymer) using studies of x-ray diffraction developed by Rosalind Franklin and Maurice Wilkins

Famous Birthdays

  • Ingo Hoffmann, Brazilian race car driver, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • Osmo Vänskä, Finnish clarinetist, conductor (Lahti Symphony, 1988-2008; Minnesota Orchestra, 2003-2022), and composer, born in Sääminki, Finland

Paul KrugmanPaul Krugman (69 years old)

American economist and New York Times columnist (Nobel Prize in Economics 2008), born in Albany, New York

  • Ricky "Dragon" Steamboat [Richard Blood], American professional wrestler (NWA/WWF/WCW/AWA)
1953 Highlights

About February 28, 1953

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 11 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes - Perry Como with The Ramblers