On This Day

What Happened on September 5, 1953

Historical Events

  • 1st privately operated atomic reactor-Raleigh, NC
  • US give Persian premier Zahedi $45 million aid

Famous Birthdays

  • Paulie Carmen, American rock vocalist (Champaign), born in Champaign, Illinois

Famous Deaths


Person of interestFrancis Ford

Francis Ford, American actor (The Quiet Man), dies at 72

  • Richard Walther DarrĂ©, Nazi politician, one of the leading 'blood and soil' ideologists (b. 1895)
1953 Highlights

About September 5, 1953

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 10 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Virgo