On This Day

What Happened on January 31, 1953

Historical Events

  • "Princess Victoria" capsized off Stanraer Scotland; 133 die
  • Hurricane-like winds flood Netherlands drowning 1,835

Sports History

New York, Cleveland, & Boston retaliate at Bill Veeck, forcing the Browns to play afternoon games to avoid sharing TV revenues


Famous Birthdays

  • "Big Time" Sarah [Streeter], American blues singer, born in Coldwater, Mississippi (d. 2015)
1953 Highlights

About January 31, 1953

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 10 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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