What Happened on March 1, 1953

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Joseph Stalin suffers a stroke and collapses. He dies four days later.

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
  • KAUZ TV channel 6 in Wichita Falls, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • KTNT (now KSTW) TV channel 11 in Tacoma-Seattle, WA (IND) begins
  • WFBG TV (later WTAJ) channel 10 in Altoona, PA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • WJZ-AM in NYC becomes WABC; WJZ-TV in Baltimore final transmission

Famous Birthdays

  • Bandula Warnapura, cricketer (1st Sri Lanka Test captain)

Famous Deaths

  • Anton GO Ridder Van Rappard, painter/lithographer/etcher, dies