On This Day

What Happened on September 13, 1953

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
1953 Highlights

About September 13, 1953

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 10 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Virgo