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 1972), born in Cranesville, Pennsylvania
  • Nancy "Nan" Goldin, American photographer (The Ballad of Sexual Dependency), born in Washington, D.C.

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

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

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
US First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
US First Lady
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

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? 67 years, 2 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Virgo