On This Day

What Happened on September 17, 1953

Historical Events

  • 1st successful separation of Siamese (conjoined) twins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Ernie Banks becomes Chicago Cubs 1st black player

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks

Famous Birthdays

  • Altaf Hussain, Pakistani politician and founder of MQM
  • Rita Rudner, comedienne (Funny People)

Famous Deaths

  • Emil Ermatinger, Swiss literature historian, dies at 80
  • Henry Holden Huss, American composer, dies at 91
1953 Highlights

About September 17, 1953

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 10 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Virgo