On This Day

What Happened on November 17, 1953

Historical Events

  • St Louis Browns officially become the Baltimore Baseball Club Inc
  • The remaining human inhabitants of the Blasket Islands, Kerry, Ireland are evacuated to the mainland
  • United States joins the United Nations in condemning Israel's raid on Jordan on October 4, 1953

Famous Birthdays

  • Jilly Johnson, England, vocalist (Blonde on Blonde)
  • VĂ­tor Oliveira, Portuguese soccer midfielder (Braga, Portimonense) and manager (won 11 promotions to Primeira Liga, 6 as champion), born in Matosinhos, Portugal (d. 2020)
1953 Highlights

About November 17, 1953

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 2 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Scorpio