On This Day

What Happened on March 5, 1953

Mass Murderer Stalin Goes to His Grave

Historical Events

  • 6th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "The Sound Barrier" Best Film

Famous Birthdays

  • Russel D Feingold, (Sen-D Wisconsin)
  • Valery Grigoriyevich Korzun, Russian colonel/cosmonaut (TM-24)

Famous Deaths

  • Herman J. Mankiewicz, American screenwriter (b. 1897)

Joseph Stalin

Joseph Stalin, dictator and leader of the Soviet Union (1922-53), dies of a stroke at 73

  • Sergei Prokofiev, Russian composer (Peter and the Wolf; Alexander Nevsky), dies at 61
1953 Highlights

About March 5, 1953

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 8 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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