On This Day

What Happened on September 13, 1953

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Italian Ferrari driver Alberto Ascari retains Formula 1 World Drivers Championship although forced to retire (engine trouble) in season ending Italian Grand Prix at Monza; wins title by 6.5 points from Juan Manuel Fangio
  • KGTV TV channel 10 in San Diego, CA (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Pitcher Bob Trice becomes the first black player for Philadelphia Athletics

Famous Birthdays

  • Taryn Power, American actress and the youngest daughter of Tyrone Power and actress (Maria), born in Los Angeles, California