What Happened on January 13, 1953

Historical Events

NBA All-Star Game

3rd NBA All-Star Game, Allen County Coliseum, Fort Wayne, Indiana: West beats East, 79-75; MVP: George Mikan, Minneapolis Lakers, C

  • Gas explosion in Belgium coal mine kills 14
  • KOLD TV channel 13 in Tucson, AZ (CBS) begins broadcasting

Historic Event

Marshal Josip Tito chosen president of Yugoslavia

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Baffert, American Racing Hall of Fame trainer (Triple Crown 2015, 18), born in Nogales, Arizona

Famous Deaths

  • Paul Niggli, Swiss mineralogist (crystal structures), dies at 64
1953 Highlights

About January 13, 1953

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 8 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: You Belong To Me - Jo Stafford