What Happened in November 1953

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 Emile Zatopek runs world record 10K (29:01.6) & 6 mile (28:08.4)
  • Nov 1 KCEN TV channel 6 in Temple-Waco, TX (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 1 KMGH TV channel 7 in Denver, CO (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 1 WHEC TV channel 10 in Rochester, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 1 5th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Herb Thomas wins
  • Nov 2 Pakistan becomes islamic republic
  • Nov 3 1939 sacrifice fly rule restored: no time at bat for sac fly
  • Nov 3 First live color US coast-to-coast telecast (NYC)
  • Nov 4 Eddie Joost succeeds Jimmy Dykes as the manager of Philadelphia A's
  • Nov 4 New baseball balk rule gives the batter option of accepting the outcome of the pitch or the balk
  • Nov 5 Nobel prize for physics awarded to Frederik Zernicke
  • Nov 5 Paul Searls saws a 32" log in 86.4 seconds
  • Nov 5 Terence Rattigan's "Sleeping Prince" premieres in London
  • Nov 6 French National Meeting grants Saarland more autonomy
  • Nov 6 Masao Oki's symphony "Atomic Bomb" premieres
  • Nov 7 WIS TV channel 10 in Columbia, SC (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 8 Salazar's party wins all parliamentary seats in Portugal
  • Nov 9 Cambodia (aka Kampuchea) gains independence from Fance, within the French Union
  • Nov 9 KTVQ TV channel 2 in Billings, MT (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 9 Supreme Court rules Major League baseball exempt from anti-trust laws
  • Nov 10 Giants end their tour of Japan (players got $331 of $3,000 promised)
  • Nov 11 Jimmy Dykes succeeds Marty Marion as Baltimore Orioles manager

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Nov 12 David Ben-Gurion, resigns as Prime Minister of Israel

First Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion
First Israeli Prime Minister
David Ben-Gurion
  • Nov 12 US district Judge Grim, rules NFL can black out TV home games
  • Nov 13 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 4th String Quartet premieres
  • Nov 14 WCIA TV channel 3 in Champaign, IL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 15 WIBW TV channel 13 in Topeka, KS (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 15 WRBL TV channel 3 in Columbus, GA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 17 St Louis Browns officially become the Baltimore Baseball Club Inc
  • Nov 17 The remaining human inhabitants of the Blasket Islands, Kerry, Ireland are evacuated to the mainland.
  • Nov 17 United States joins the United Nations in condemning Israel's raid on Jordan on October 4, 1953
  • Nov 18 Anti-Revolutionary Party (ARP) accept female suffrage
  • Nov 19 US Supreme Court rules (7-2) baseball is a sport not a business

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Nov 19 US VP Richard Nixon visits Hanoi

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Nov 20 Scott Crossfield in Douglas Skyrocket, 1st to break Mach 2 (1,300 MPH)
  • Nov 21 WKJG TV channel 33 in Ft Wayne, IN (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 21 Authorities at the British Natural History Museum announce the "Piltdown Man" skull, one of the most famous fossil skulls in the world, is a hoax.
  • Nov 23 KVFD (now KTIN) TV channel 21 in Ft Dodge, IA (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • Nov 23 WJBF TV channel 6 in Augusta, GA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 24 Dodgers sign Walter Alston to a 1-year pact as manager for 1954
  • Nov 25 "Guys & Dolls" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 1,200 performances
  • Nov 25 Earthquake and tsnunami strike Honshu, Japan
  • Nov 25 Hungary beats England in soccer match, 6-3
  • Nov 26 KBOI (now KBCI) TV channel 2 in Boise, ID (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 26 WJHL TV channel 11 in Johnson City, TN (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 26 Yamada Koun, leader of Sanbo Kyodan line of Zen, found 1st awakening
  • Nov 27 Indians 3rd baseman Al Rosen is unanimously named AL's MVP
  • Nov 28 "Wish You Were Here" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 597 performances
  • Nov 28 41st CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 12-6
  • Nov 28 18th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 10-7 in Birmingham
  • Nov 29 American Airlines begins 1st regular commercial NY-LA air service
  • Nov 29 WSIX TV channel 8 in Nashville, TN (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 30 French parachutist under Col De Castries attacks Dien Bien Phu
  • Nov 30 Edward Mutesa II, kabaka (king) of Buganda is deposed and exiled to London by Sir Andrew Cohen, Governor of Uganda

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Michael Zaslow, Inglewood CA, actor (One Life to Live, Guiding Light)
  • Nov 1 N Jan Davis, Cocoa Beach Florida, PhD/astronaut (STS 47, 60, 85)
  • Nov 3 Kate Capshaw [Nail], American actress (Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Nov 3 Dennis Miller, comedian/TV host (SNL, Dennis Miller Show), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 3 Kathy Kinney, actress (Mimi-Drew Carey Show)
  • Nov 3 Helios Creed, American musician (Chrome)
  • Nov 3 Larry Herndon, baseball player
  • Nov 4 Carlos Gutierrez, American politician
  • Nov 4 Jacques Villeneuve (elder), Canadian racing driver
  • Nov 4 Dr. Marvel Williamson, American educator
  • Nov 5 Florentino V. Floro, Filipino dwarf judge
  • Nov 5 Joyce Maynard, American writer
  • Nov 7 Lucinda Green, English equestrian
  • Nov 8 John Musker, American animation director
  • Nov 9 Gaétan Hart, Canadian boxer
  • Nov 11 Andy Partridge, English rock vocalist/guitarist (XTC-Oranges & Lemons)
  • Nov 11 Kostas Skandalidis, Greek politician
  • Nov 12 Vasilis Karras, Greek singer
  • Nov 13 Andy "the Clobberer" Ranken, English pop drummer (The Pogues)
  • Nov 13 Larry Miller, comedian (Dream On, Favor, Dream Lover)
  • Nov 13 Tracy Scoggins, actress (Colbys, Gumshoe Kid), born in Galveston, Texas
  • Nov 13 Frances Conroy, American actress
  • Nov 13 Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Mexican politician
  • Nov 13 Waswo_X._Waswo, American Photographer
  • Nov 14 Dominique de Villepin, Prime Minister of France
  • Nov 15 Alexander O'Neal, rocker (James Hearsky Harris III), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Nov 15 Yuri Viktorovich Prikhodko, Russian cosmonaut
  • Nov 16 Griff Rhys Jones, British humorist/actor (Morons From Outer Space)
  • Nov 17 Dino Martin Jr, rocker
  • Nov 17 Jilly Johnson, England, vocalist (Blonde on Blonde)
  • Nov 18 Kevin Nealon, actor (SNL, Hot Shot, Coneheads), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Nov 18 Alan Moore, British comic book writer and novelist
  • Nov 19 Robert Beltran, American actor
  • Nov 19 Tom Villard, American actor (d. 1994)
  • Nov 20 Greg Gibson, Stafford Va, Greco-Roman wrestler (Olympic-silver-1984)
  • Nov 21 Tina Brown, journalist publisher (New Yorker, Tattler)
  • Nov 22 Wayne Larkins, cricketer (England opening batsman of 80's)
  • Nov 22 Urmas Alender, Estonian singer (d. 1994)
  • Nov 22 Billy M. Sprague, American rocket scientist
  • Nov 23 Martin Kent, cricketer (Queensland batsman played for Australia 1981)
  • Nov 23 Francis Cabrel, French singer
  • Nov 24 Tod Machover, composer
  • Nov 24 Glenn Withrow, American actor
  • Nov 25 Monique St Pierre, Weisbaden Germany, playmate of year (Nov, 1978)
  • Nov 25 Jeffrey Skilling, American former CEO of Enron
  • Nov 26 Louise Parks, LPGA golfer
  • Nov 26 Hilary Benn, British politician
  • Nov 26 Harry Carson, American football player
  • Nov 27 Curtis Armstrong, American actor (Moonlighting, Revenge of the Nerds), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Nov 27 Boris Grebenshchikov, Russian singer (Aquarium)
  • Nov 27 Steve Bannon, American advisor to Trump, chair of Breitbart News, born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • Nov 28 Nadezhda Olizarenko, USSR, 800m/1500m runner (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • Nov 28 Sixto Lezcano, baseball player
  • Nov 29 Alex Grey, American artist
  • Nov 30 Mike Espy, (Rep-D-Mississippi)
  • Nov 30 Shuggie Otis, American singer-songwriter, born in Los Angeles California

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 4 Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, composer, dies at 89
  • Nov 6 John Parsons Beach, composer, dies at 76
  • Nov 8 Iwan Bunin, writer, dies at 83
  • Nov 8 John van Melle, South African writer (Bart Nel), dies at 66

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Nov 9 Abdulaziz Ibn Saud, Founder and first King of Saudi Arabia (1932-53), dies of a heart attack at 78

Founder of Saudi Arabia Ibn Saud
Founder of Saudi Arabia
Ibn Saud
  • Nov 9 Dylan Thomas, author-poet (Adv in skin trade), dies in NY at 39
  • Nov 21 Larry Shields, American jazz clarinetist (b. 1893)
  • Nov 22 Syed Sulaiman Nadvi, Pakistani religious scholar and biographer of Muhammad (b. 1884)
  • Nov 24 George Alexander Russell, composer, dies at 73
  • Nov 24 Robert H Lightfoot, English theologist/exegetist, dies at 70
  • Nov 27 Eugene O'Neill, playwright (Nobel 1936), dies in Boston at 65
  • Nov 29 Alfons Fryland, Austrian actor (b. 1888)
  • Nov 29 Sam De Grasse, American actor (b. 1875)
  • Nov 29 Milt Gross, American comic book illustrator and animator (b. 1895)