On This Day

What Happened on October 28, 1953

Historical Events

  • Bud Grant of Winnipeg Blue Bombers intercepts 5 passes (record)
  • Red Barber, resigns as Dodger sportscaster to join Yankees

Famous Birthdays

  • Desmond Child [John Barrett], American-Hungarian songwriter (Bon Jovi - "You Give Love a Bad Name", "Livin' on a Prayer"; Aerosmith - "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)"; Ricky Martin - "Livin' la Vida Loca"), and producer, born in Gainesville, Florida
  • Mark James, British golfer (Senior Players Championship 2004), born in Manchester, England
  • Phil Dwyer, Welsh soccer defender (10 caps; Cardiff City 471 games), born in Cardiff, Wales (d. 2021)
  • Pierre Boivin, Canadian businessman and hockey executive
1953 Highlights

About October 28, 1953

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 2 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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