Archive for September, 1953

September 12, 1953

On this day in 1953, Irish American Massachusetts senator and soon-to-be president John F. Kennedy married Jacqueline Bouvier in Newport, Rhode Island. “Jack,” as Kennedy was nicknamed, and Jackie met each other in 1951 at a dinner in Georgetown. The two dated for two years and in 1953, John F. Kennedy proposed. They married atRead more..

September 7, 1953

Irish American tennis star Maureen Connolly won the U.S. Open at only 18 years old on September 7 of 1953. Connolly defeated Doris Hart, 6-2, 6-4, making her the first woman in tennis to ever win the “Grand Slam.” She had won the prior French Open, Australian Open and Wimbledon of that same year. AfterRead more..