On This Day

What Happened on September 17, 1953

Historical Events

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? 67 years, 10 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Virgo