On This Day

What Happened on February 28, 1953

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Francis Crick and James Watson discover the chemical structure of DNA-molecule (double-helix polymer)

Molecular biologist Francis Crick
Molecular biologist
Francis Crick
Molecular Biologist James Watson
Molecular Biologist
James Watson

Famous Birthdays

  • Ingo Hoffmann, Brazilian racing driver

Person of interestPaul Krugman

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

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

About February 28, 1953

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 5 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Pisces