What Happened on March 28, 1953

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 wins aboard Irish 8-year old Early Mist; first of 3 consecutive GN victories for trainer Vincent O'Brien
  • 7th Tony Awards: "The Crucible" (Outstanding Play) & "Wonderful Town" (Outstanding Musical) win
  • KCAU TV channel 9 in Sioux City, IA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright
  • US Men's 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

Jim ThorpeJim Thorpe (1887-1953)

American all-round athlete (Olympic gold decathlon, pentathlon 1912; College & Pro Football Hall of Fame), dies of heart failure at 65

1953 Highlights

About March 28, 1953

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 9 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

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