On This Day

What Happened on January 19, 1953

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jesse Owens named Illinois Athletic Commission secretary

Track and Field Athlete Jesse Owens
Track and Field Athlete
Jesse Owens

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  • Richard Legendre, Canadian tennis player & politician, born in Montreal, Canada