On This Day

What Happened on May 4, 1953

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Pulitzer Prize for Literature awarded to Ernest Hemingway for "The Old Man & The Sea"


Famous Deaths

  • Edward Shanks, British poet and critic, dies at 60
  • T. Tertius Noble, English composer, dies at 85
1953 Highlights

About May 4, 1953

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 5 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Taurus