On This Day

What Happened on March 18, 1953

Historical Events

  • 15th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Indiana beats Kansas, 69-68; Jayhawks' center B. H. Born is named tournament Most Outstanding Player
  • 7.5 magnitude earthquake strikes Yenice–Gönen in western Turkey, 1070 die
  • KGNC (now KAMR) TV channel 4 in Amarillo, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • MLB National League approves Boston Braves move to Milwaukee (1st shift since 1903)

Famous Birthdays

  • Helmer C Koetje, Dutch 2nd chamber member (CDA)
  • Jamie West-Oram, British rock guitarist (The Fixx - "One Thing Leads To Another"; "Saved By Zero")
  • Margaret L. Augustine, project manager (Biosphere 2), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Nicholas Wisdom, cricketer (son of comic Norman, 2 games Sussex 1974)
1953 Highlights

About March 18, 1953

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 7 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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