On This Day

What Happened on September 16, 1953

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Premier

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

Stage and Screen Actor Richard Burton
Stage and Screen Actor
Richard Burton
  • 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
1953 Highlights

About September 16, 1953

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 10 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Virgo