On This Day

What Happened on May 24, 1953

Historical Events


BeatificationCatholic Encyclical

Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Doctor Mellifluus

260th Pope Pius XII
260th Pope
Pius XII

Famous Birthdays

  • Alfred Molina, British actor (Spider Man 2, Frida, Chocolat), born in London, England
  • Mark Rivera, American saxophonist, musical director and corporate entertainment provider (Billy Joel), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nell Campbell [Laura], Australian actress (Rocky Horror), born in Sydney, New South Wales

Famous Deaths

  • Cor Hermus, Dutch actor, director and writer (Bleeke Bet, William of Orange, Jantes), dies at 63
1953 Highlights

About May 24, 1953

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 5 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Gemini