On This Day

What Happened on September 12, 1953

Historical Events

  • "Carnival in Flanders" closes at New Century Theater NYC after 6 performances
  • Brooklyn Dodgers clinch NL pennant earlier than any other team, defeating Milwaukee Braves 5-2. Brooklyn finishes season with record of 105-49.

Famous Birthdays

  • John Williams, American archer (Olympic gold individual 1972; World C'ship gold 1971), born in Cranesville, Pennsylvania
  • Nancy "Nan" Goldin, American photographer (The Ballad of Sexual Dependency), born in Washington, D.C.

Famous Weddings

Wedding of Interest

American Senator John F. Kennedy (36) weds Jacqueline Bouvier (24) in Newport, Rhode Island

Famous Deaths

  • Frederick Kuys, cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1898), dies
  • Hugo Schmeisser, German inventor and weapons designer, dies at 68
  • Lewis Stone, American actor (The Lost World, Prisoner of Zenda), dies of heart attack at 73
1953 Highlights

About September 12, 1953

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 2 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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