On This Day

What Happened on September 24, 1953

Historical Events

  • "Take a Giant Step" opens on Broadway

Boxing Title Fight

Rocky Marciano TKOs home town favourite Roland LaStarza in 11 at NYC's Polo Grounds to retain his world heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Rocky Marciano

Famous Weddings

  • Singer Dick Haymes (35) weds Hollywood actress Rita Hayworth (34) at The Sands hotel-casino in Las Vegas

Famous Deaths

  • Berthold Viertel, Austrian screenwriter, dies at 68
1953 Highlights

About September 24, 1953

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 68 years and 1 month
Leap Year: No

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