On This Day

What Happened on March 31, 1953

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

UN Security Council nominates Dag Hammarskjöld for Secretary-General

Secretary-General of the United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld
Secretary-General of the United Nations
Dag Hammarskjöld
  • US Department of Health, Education & Welfare established

Famous Birthdays

  • Dennis Kamakahi, Hawaiian Grammy Award-winning slack-key guitarist, born in Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii (d. 2014)
  • Greg Martin, American singer (Kentucky Headhunters - "Davy Crockett"), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Rene Portland, American college basketball coach (Penn State 1980-2007), born in Broomall, Pennsylvania (d. 2018)
  • Sean Hopper, American rock keyboardist (Huey Lewis & The News - "The Power Of Love"), born in San Francisco, California
1953 Highlights

About March 31, 1953

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 5 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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