On This Day

What Happened on September 8, 1953

Historical Events

  • "Carnival in Flanders" opens at New Century Theater NY for 6 performances
  • Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Fulgeno corona

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Actress Lana Turner (32) weds "Tarzan of the Apes" actor Lex Barker (34)

Actress Lana Turner
Lana Turner

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? 66 years, 11 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Virgo