What Happened on September 8, 1953

Historical Events

  • "Carnival in Flanders" opens at New Century Theater NY for 6 performances

Catholic Encyclical

Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Fulgeno corona

Famous Weddings

Lana Turner

American movie actress Lana Turner (32) weds 4th husband, "Tarzan of the Apes" actor Lex Barker (34); divorce in 1957

Famous Deaths

  • Fred M. Vinson, American Democratic politician, US Treasury Secretary (1945-46) and the 13th Chief Justice of US Supreme Court (1946-53), dies of a heart attack at 63
1953 Highlights

About September 8, 1953

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 4 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

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