What Happened on September 13, 1953

Historical Events

Sports History

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 (Maria); youngest daughter of Tyrone Power Mexican actress Linda Christian, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2020)
1953 Highlights

About September 13, 1953

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 4 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Look At That Girl - Guy Mitchell