On This Day

What Happened on May 23, 1953

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 78th Preakness: Eric Guerin aboard Native Dancer wins in 1:57.8
  • WHIZ TV channel 18 in Zanesville, OH (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Agathe Uwilingiyimana, Prime Minister of Rwanda (1993-94) and one of the 1st female political figures in Africa, born in Nyaruhengeri, Rwanda (d. 1994)

Famous Weddings

  • John F. Kennedy's sister Eunice Kennedy (31) weds activist and attorney Sargent Shriver at Saint Patrick's Cathedral in New York City