On This Day

What Happened on September 15, 1953

Historical Events

  • Boxing's NBA adopts 10-pt-must-scoring-system (10 pts to round winner)
  • KVOA TV channel 4 in Tucson, AZ (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • WVEC TV channel 13 in Hampton-Norfolk, VA (ABC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Pat Barrett, Canadian pop and doo-wop vocalist (Crew Cuts - "Sh-Boom"), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2016)

Famous Deaths

  • Jacques Thibaud, French violinist, dies at 72
1953 Highlights

About September 15, 1953

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 2 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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