What Happened on October 8, 1953

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Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Birmingham, Alabama, bars Jackie Robinson's Negro-White All-Stars from playing there Robinson gives in & drops white players from his group

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • WTAP TV channel 15 in Parkersburg-Marietta, WV (NBC) begins

Famous Birthdays

  • Ricky Lee Phelps, Paragould Ar, singer (Ky Headhunters-Davy Crockett)

Famous Deaths

  • Kathleen Ferrier, English alto singer, dies at 41
  • Nigel Bruce, actor (Son of Lassie, Spider Woman), dies at 58