On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1953

Historical Events

  • Yanks & Browns use record 41 players in a game

Famous Birthdays

  • George Johnson, rocker (Brothers Johnson), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Kathleen Sullivan, American newscaster (ABC-TV, CBS Morning Show), born in Pasadena, California
  • Nicholas Bacon, premier baronet of England
  • Yoko Shimada, Kumamota Japan, author (Kir Royal)/actress (Shogun)

Famous Deaths

  • Eric De Lamarter, American organist, composer and conductor (Chicago Symphony), dies at 73
1953 Highlights

About May 17, 1953

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 6 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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