What Happened on January 13, 1953

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


Sport awardNBA 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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Marshal Josip Tito chosen president of Yugoslavia

President of Yugoslavia and Revolutionary Josip Broz Tito
President of Yugoslavia and Revolutionary
Josip Broz Tito

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