On This Day

What Happened on September 26, 1953

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Billy Hunter is last St Louis Browns player to homer in a game
  • KERO TV channel 23 in Bakersfield, CA (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Polish government fires/imprisons Cardinal Wyszynski
  • US & Spain sign defense treaty (4 US bases in Spain)

Famous Birthdays

  • Aivars Lembergs, Latvian politician, born in JÄ“kabpils, Latvia
  • Dolores Keane, Irish folk singer, born in Sylane, County Galway, Ireland

Famous Deaths

  • Xu Beihong, Chinese painter, dies at 58