What Happened on March 8, 1953

Historical Events

  • Census indicates 239,000 farmers gave up farming in last 2 years in US
  • KSWO TV channel 7 in Lawton, Oklahoma (ABC) begins broadcasting

Two's Company

Vernon Duke, Ogden Nash and Sammy Cahn's musical revue "Two's Company", starring Bette Davis, and choreographed by Jerome Robbins, closes at Alvin Theater, NYC; runs for, after 90 performances

  • WFMJ TV channel 21 in Youngstown, Ohio (NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Brozman, American world music guitarist, ethno-musicologist, and educator, born in NYC (d. 2013)
  • Don Werner, American MLB baseball catcher, 1975-82 (Cincinnati Reds, Texas Rangers), and minor/major league coach, born in Appleton, Wisconsin
  • Jim Rice, American Baseball Hall of Fame left fielder (AL MVP 1978; 8 x MLB All Star; AL HR leader 1977, 78, 83; Boston Red Sox), born in Anderson, South Carolina
  • Kathy Shower, American model and Playboy playmate (May 1985, Playmate of the Year 1986), born in Brookville, Ohio
Born in 1953

About March 8, 1953

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 6 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

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