On This Day

What Happened on May 7, 1953

Historical Events

  • "Can Can" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 892 performances

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Cole Porter's musical "Can-Can" opens at the Shubert Theatre, NYC; runs for 892 performances

Composer and Lyricist Cole Porter
Composer and Lyricist
Cole Porter
  • Record 537-kg swordfish is caught by LE Marron, in Chile

Famous Birthdays

  • Ian McKay, British soldier (VC recipient), born in Wortley, South Yorkshire, England (d. 1982)
  • Pat McInally, American National Football League player, born in Villa Park, California

Famous Deaths

  • Ormy Pearse, South African cricketer (55 runs & 3 wkts in 3 Tests for S Af), dies at 68
1953 Highlights

About May 7, 1953

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 5 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Taurus