What Happened on December 1, 1953

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Hugh Hefner publishes 1st edition of Playboy magazine, featuring Marilyn Monroe as the magazine's 1st centerfold

Actress Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe
Playboy Founder & Businessman Hugh Hefner
Playboy Founder & Businessman
Hugh Hefner
  • Red Sox trade M McDermott & Tom Umphlett for Wash's Jackie Jensen
  • WAIM (now WAXA) TV channel 40 in Anderson, SC (IND) 1st broadcast
  • Walter Alston named Dodger manager
  • WCSH TV channel 6 in Portland, ME (NBC) begins broadcasting