What Happened on June 13, 1953

Historical Events

  • 85th Belmont: Eric Guerin aboard Native Dancer wins in 2:28.6

Sports History

Alec Bedser takes 14-99 (7-55 & 7-44) v Australia

World Record

Jim Peters runs world record marathon (2:18:40.2)

  • KOAA TV channel 5 in Pueblo-Colorado Spgs, CO (NBC) 1st broadcast

US Golf Open

US Open Men's Golf, Oakmont CC: Ben Hogan wins a record-tying 4th US Open title, 6 strokes ahead of runner-up Sam Snead

Famous Birthdays

Tim AllenTim Allen (69 years old)

Canadian comedian (Home Improvement, Jungle2Jungle), born in Denver, Colorado

1953 Highlights

About June 13, 1953

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 5 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Gemini

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: I Believe - Frankie Laine