On This Day

What Happened on September 29, 1953

Historical Events

  • "Buick-Berle Show" debuts on NBC-TV
  • "Make Room for Daddy" starring Danny Thomas, premieres on ABC-TV

Television Premiere

"Milton Berle Show" premieres on NBC in the US

  • 1st department store to sell insurance is Carson Pirie Scott in Chicago, Illinois
  • Balt Mayor D'Alesandro buys Veeck's interest in Browns for $2,475,000
  • US government gives France $385 million for combat in Indo-China

Famous Birthdays

  • Drake Hogestyn, American actor (7 Brides for 7 Brothers), born in Ft Wayne, Indiana
  • Jean-Claude Lauzon, Canadian filmmaker (Leola; Night Zoo), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1997)
  • Warren Cromartie, American baseball player (Montreal Expos), born in Miami Beach, Florida

Famous Weddings

Joseph McCarthy

US Senator Joseph McCarthy (43) weds researcher Jean Kerr at St. Matthews Cathedral in Washington, D.C.

1953 Highlights

About September 29, 1953

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 2 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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