On This Day

What Happened on March 8, 1953

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Two's Company" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 90 performances
  • Census indicates 239,000 farmers gave up farming in last 2 years
  • KSWO TV channel 7 in Lawton, OK (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • WFMJ TV channel 21 in Youngstown, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Brozman, American musician
  • Don Werner, American baseball player
  • Jim Rice, American Baseball Hall of Fame left fielder (AL MVP 1978; 8-time MLB All Star; Boston Red Sox) born in Anderson, South Carolina
  • Kathleen Ann Shower [Kathy Shower], American model and Playboy playmate (May 1985, Playmate of the Year 1986), born in Brookville, Ohio