On This Day

What Happened on May 3, 1953

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Westchester conference of American Library Association proclaims "Freedom to Read"
  • WTVO TV channel 17 in Rockford, IL (NBC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Bruce Hall, American rock bassist (Reo Speedwagon), born in Champaign, Illinois
  • Van McLain [McElvain], American rock guitarist (Shooting Star), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2018)