On This Day

What Happened on May 7, 1953

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

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