On This Day

What Happened on March 17, 1953

Historical Events

Sports History

Bill Veeck says he will sell his 80% of St Louis Browns for $2,475M

  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • WBAY TV channel 2 in Green Bay, WI (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • WWLP TV channel 22 in Springfield, MA (NBC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Chuck Muncie, American football running back, (d. 2013)
  • Filemon Lagman, Filipino communist revolutionary (d. 2001)

Famous Deaths

  • Conrado del Campo y Zabaleta, composer, dies at 73
1953 Highlights

About March 17, 1953

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 8 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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