On This Day

What Happened on May 23, 1953

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
1953 Highlights

About May 23, 1953

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 5 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Gemini