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

Famous Weddings

Rita Hayworth

American "Gilda" actress Rita Hayworth (34) weds Argentine singer Dick Haymes (35) at The Sands Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas; divorce in 1955

Famous Deaths

  • Berthold Viertel, Austrian screenwriter, dies at 68

About September 24, 1953

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 5 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

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