On This Day

What Happened on September 1, 1953

Historical Events

  • 101°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Sept
  • Buck Baker takes lead with 10 laps remaining to win the Southern 500 at Darlington in the most competitive event in NASCAR Grand National history; four drivers swap lead a record 35 times
  • Fokker begins building F-27 Fokker Friendship
  • WNOK (now WLTX) TV channel 19 in Columbia, SC (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • WTCN (now KARE) TV channel 11 in Minneapolis-St Paul, MN (MET) begins

Famous Birthdays

  • Beau Billingslea, American voice actor
  • Chuck Orton, US sysop, (Emerald BBS, Oregon)
  • Ted Petty, American professional wrestler (d. 2002)

Famous Deaths

  • Bernard O'Dowd, Australian poet, dies at 87
1953 Highlights

About September 1, 1953

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 2 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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