What Happened on November 21, 1953

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 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.
  • WKJG TV channel 33 in Ft Wayne, IN (NBC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Tina Brown, journalist publisher (New Yorker, Tattler)

Famous Deaths

  • Larry Shields, American jazz clarinetist (b. 1893)