What Happened on March 28, 1953

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "New Faces (of 1952)" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 365 performances
  • "Stock exchanges open, dikes closed" raises 5,200,000 guilders
  • 107th Grand National: Bryan Marshall aboard Early Mist wins
  • 7th Tony Awards: Crucible & Wonderful Town win
  • KCAU TV channel 9 in Sioux City, IA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright
  • US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Hayes A Jenkins

Famous Birthdays

  • Melchior Ndadaye, 1st Hutu President of Burundi (1993), born in Nyabihanga, Burundi (d. 1993)
  • Nydia M Velazquez, Puerto Rican politician, U.S. House of Representatives from New York, born in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico

Famous Deaths


Person of interestJim Thorpe

Jim Thorpe, American all-round athlete (2 gold Olympics 1912, College, Pro Football Halls of Fame), dies of heart failure at 65

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe