On This Day

What Happened on September 16, 1953

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 1st movie in Cinemascope "The Robe" based on the book by Lloyd C. Douglas, directed by Henry Koster and starring Richard Burton and Jean Simmons premieres
  • AL approves St Louis Browns move to become Baltimore Orioles

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Barton, English musician (Black Lace, Smokie), born in Barnsley, Yorkshire, England (d. 1995)
  • Earl Klugh, American jazz pianist and guitarist, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Gene Taylor, American politician (Rep-D-Mississippi), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jerry Pate, American golfer (US Open 1976; 8 PGA Tour titles), born in Macon, Georgia
  • Lenny Clarke, American actor (Officer Hampton-John Larroquette Show), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Nancy Huston, Canadian novelist (Cantique des plaines) and essayist, born in Calgary, Alberta

Famous Deaths

  • Colin G Fink, US chemist (electro-chemistry), dies