What Happened on March 19, 1953

Historical Events

Academy Awards

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

Historic Event

Tennessee Williams' "Camino Real" premieres in NYC


Famous Birthdays

  • Billy Sheehan, American rock bassist (Talas; Mr Big - "To Be With You"; David Lee Roth), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Hans Rinn, German DR, 2 man lugist (Olympic gold 1976, 80)
  • Ricky Wilson, American rock guitarist (B-52's - "Rock Lobster"; "Love Shack"), born in Athens, Georgia
1953 Highlights

About March 19, 1953

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 10 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: She Wears Red Feathers - Guy Mitchell