On This Day

What Happened on September 7, 1953

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Roy Campanella sets catcher record of 125 (en route to 142) RBIs

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella

Sport awardUS Men's Tennis Open

US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Tony Trabert beats fellow American Vic Seixas 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 to win his first of 5 major titles

Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion Tony Trabert
Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion
Tony Trabert
Tennis Player Vic Seixas
Tennis Player
Vic Seixas
  • US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: In an all-American final Maureen Connolly becomes first female to achieve a Grand Slam; beats Doris Hart 6-2, 6-4

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