On This Day

What Happened on May 16, 1953

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Phillies Curt Simmons gives up a single, then retires next 27 in a row

Famous Birthdays

  • David Maclean, British minister of state

Person of interestPierce Brosnan

Pierce Brosnan, Irish actor (Remington Steele, Golden Eye), born in Drogheda, Ireland

  • Richard Page, rocker (Mr Mister), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Rick Rhoden, American MLB pitcher (NY Yankees), born in Boynton Beach, Florida

Famous Deaths

Person of interestDjango Reinhardt

Django Reinhardt, Belgium born Romani-French jazz guitarist and composer considered the most significant European Jazz musician, dies at 43

Jazz Guitarist Django Reinhardt
Jazz Guitarist
Django Reinhardt