On This Day

August 23, 1953 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport

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