On This Day

What Happened on May 22, 1953

Historical Events

Historic Event

US President Eisenhower signs Offshore Oil Bill

  • Yankee Irv Noren hits into a triple-play, Yanks beat Wash 12-4

Famous Birthdays

  • Cha Bum-Kun, South Korean footballer and manager, born in Hwaseong, South Korea
  • Doris Barnett, German politician, born in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, West Germany
  • John Edward Stevens, American bank robber (FBI Most Wanted List), born in NYC, New York
  • Paul Mariner, English soccer striker (35 caps; Plymouth Argyle, Ipswich Town, Arsenal, Portsmouth) and coach (Plymouth Argyle, Toronto FC), born in Farnworth, England (d. 2021)
  • Stuart Elliott, British rock session drummer (Kate Bush; Alan Parsons Project; Al Stewart) born in London, England

Famous Deaths

  • Vaclav Klicka, Czech composer, dies at 70
1953 Highlights

About May 22, 1953

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 6 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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