What Happened on September 17, 1953

Historical Events

Sports History

Ernie Banks becomes Chicago Cubs 1st black player

Famous Birthdays

  • Altaf Hussain, Pakistani politician and founder of MQM
  • Rita Rudner, American comedienne (Funny People), born in Miami, Florida

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? 69 years, 4 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Look At That Girl - Guy Mitchell