On This Day

What Happened on March 19, 1953

Historical Events

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

25th Academy Awards: "Greatest Show on Earth", Gary Cooper & Shirley Booth win (1st time televised)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Tennessee Williams' "Camino Real" premieres in NYC

Playwright Tennessee Williams
Tennessee Williams

Famous Birthdays

  • Billy Sheehan, rocker (Mr Big-Lean Into It)
  • Hans Rinn, German DR, 2 man lugist (Olympic gold 1976, 80)
  • Ricky Wilson, rock guitarist (B-52's-Love Shack), born in Athens, Georgia
1953 Highlights

About March 19, 1953

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 4 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Pisces