What Happened on May 15, 1953

Historical Events

Boxing Title Fight

In his first world heavyweight title defense, Rocky Marciano KOs former champion Jersey Joe Walcott in the 1st round at Chicago Stadium

  • Osip Zadkine's monument to "The destroyed city" unveiled in Rotterdam
  • The Urey-Miller experiment using primordial soup to show how life of earth might have originated, written by Stanley Miller, is published in the journal "Science" [1]
1953 History

Famous Birthdays

George BrettGeorge Brett (69 years old)

American Baseball Hall of Fame 3rd baseman (13 x MLB All Star; World Series 1985; AL MVP 1980; KC Royals), born in Glen Dale, West Virginia

  • Mike Oldfield, British musician and composer (Tubular Bells), born in Reading, Berkshire
Born in 1953

About May 15, 1953

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 10 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: I Believe - Frankie Laine