On This Day

What Happened on September 2, 1953

Famous Birthdays

  • Ahmad Shah Massoud, Afghan political and military leader who fought the Soviet Union and led the Northern Alliance against the Taliban, born in Bazarak, Panjshir, Afghanistan (d. 2001)
  • Gerhard P J Thiele, Brenz Germany, astronaut
  • John Zorn, American jazz and avant garde musician and composer, born in New York City

Famous Deaths

  • Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright IV, American army officer, dies at 70
1953 Highlights

About September 2, 1953

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 1 month and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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