August 23, 1953 in Sport

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport

  • Alberto Ascari of Italy clinches his second FIA World Championship of Drivers by winning Swiss Grand Prix at Bremgarten in a Ferrari
  • Braves' Phil Paine is 1st former major leaguer to play in Japan
  • Cyclist Arie Van Vliet becomes world champion sprinter
  • Phil Grate sets record for throwing a baseball (443'3")