On This Day

What Happened on September 26, 1953

Historical Events

  • KERO TV channel 23 in Bakersfield, CA (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Polish government fires/imprisons Cardinal Wyszynski
  • Shortstop Billy Hunter smashes final home run in St Louis Browns history during a 6-3 loss to Chicago WS at Busch Stadium; franchise moves to Baltimore next season
  • 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
1953 Highlights

About September 26, 1953

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 10 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Libra