On This Day

What Happened on September 27, 1953

Historical Events

  • Baltimore Colt Bert Rechichar kicks a 56-yard field goal
  • KCMO (now KCTV) TV channel 5 in Kansas City, MO (CBS) begins
  • KNOE TV channel 8 in Monroe-West Monroe, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • KOLO TV channel 8 in Reno, NV (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • KQTV TV channel 2 in Saint Joseph, MO (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • St Louis Browns play last game in Sportsman's Park, losing 100th game
  • Typhoon destroys one third of Nagoya, Japan
  • WHBQ TV channel 13 in Memphis, Tennessee (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • WMAZ TV channel 13 in Macon, GA (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • WTOK TV channel 11 in Meridian, MS (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Benjamin Gene Brown, 4X400 runner (Olympic gold 1976), born in San Francisco, California
  • Claudio Gentile, Italian footballer
  • Diane Abbott, British politician (L) 1st black woman elected to UK parliament, born in London
  • Greg Ham, Australian rock saxophonist and flutist (Men At Work - "Who Can It Be Now?"), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2012)
  • Heather Watts, American ballerina (Dancing on My Grave), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mata Amritanandamayi, Indian religious leader
  • Robbie Shakespeare, Jamaican reggae bassist (Sly & Robbie - "DJ Riot"), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 2021)

Famous Deaths

  • Jules-Marie Canneel, Flemish painter and caricaturist (Rocks of Oran), dies at 72
1953 Highlights

About September 27, 1953

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 68 years and 9 months
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

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