August A. “Gussie” Busch dies at age 90 on this date, according to a history from the Society for American Baseball Research. He became famous for convincing his company, Anheuser-Busch, to buy the St. Louis Cardinals in 1953. They began winning world championships in 1964.

Photo credit: Bain News Service, Publisher. Slim Sallee, St. Louis NL baseball. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress,