On This Day

What Happened on May 16, 1953

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, American singer and bassist (Mr Mister), born in Keokuk, Iowa
  • 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

1953 Highlights

About May 16, 1953

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 5 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Taurus