On This Day

What Happened on January 23, 1953

Historical Events

  • Future Australian cricket captain and coach Bobby Simpson makes his 1st-class debut for NSW at 16 years and 357 days
  • NFL Dallas Texans become Baltimore Colts (now Indianapolis Colts)
  • NFL's National & American conference become Eastern & Western conference

Famous Birthdays

  • Antonio Villaraigosa, Hispanic-American 52nd Mayor of Los Angeles, born in East Los Angeles, California
  • Pat Haden, American NFL quarterback (LA Rams), born in Westbury, New York

Person of interestPavlo Lazarenko

Pavlo Lazarenko, Prime Minister of Ukraine (1996-97), born in Karpivka, Ukraine

Prime Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Lazarenko
Prime Minister of Ukraine
Pavlo Lazarenko
  • Robin Zander, American rock vocalist & guitarist (Cheap Trick-Dream Police), born in Beloit, Wisconsin
1953 Highlights

About January 23, 1953

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 9 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aquarius