On This Day

What Happened on May 15, 1953

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

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

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Rocky Marciano
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jersey Joe
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jersey Joe
  • Osip Zadkine's monument to "The destroyed city" unveiled in Rotterdam

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestGeorge Brett

George Brett, American Baseball Hall of Fame 3rd baseman (13-time All Star), born in Glen Dale, West Virginia

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • Mike Oldfield, British musician and composer (Tubular Bells) born in Reading, Berkshire