What Happened in 1953 (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 609

  • Jul 5 WANC TV channel 21 in Asheville, NC (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 7 35th PGA Championship: Walter Burkemo at Birmingham CC Mich

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 7 Che Guevara sets out on a trip through Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, and El Salvador.

Argentine Revolutionary Che Guevara
Argentine Revolutionary
Che Guevara
  • Jul 8 US stops aid to Persia
  • Jul 9 1st helicopter passenger service (NYC)
  • Jul 9 Phillies Robin Roberts ends streak of 28 consecutive complete games

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 10 82nd British Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 282 at Carnoustie Dai Rees

Golfer Ben Hogan
Ben Hogan
  • Jul 10 Pravda reports arrest of Beria [affiliate of imperialist]
  • Jul 12 KTVB TV channel 7 in Boise, ID (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 13 Battle of the Kumsong River begins - last major battle of the Korean war
  • Jul 14 1st US National monument dedicated to a Negro-George Washington Carver
  • Jul 14 20th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-1 at Crosley Field, Cincinnati
  • Jul 15 ANC members, Walter Sisulu and Duma Nokwe leave South Africa and go overseas under false names
  • Jul 16 KROC (now KTTC) TV channel 10 in Rochester, MN (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • Jul 19 KIMA TV channel 29 in Yakima, WA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 19 WAKR (now WAKC) TV channel 23 in Akron, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 20 USSR/Israel recover diplomatic relations
  • Jul 20 The United Nations Economic and Social Council votes to make UNICEF a permanent agency.
  • Jul 24 KEYT TV channel 3 in Santa Barbara, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 25 NYC transit fare rises from 10 cents to 15 cents, 1st use of subway tokens
  • Jul 26 Cuban pirate radio station's 1st transmission at Santiago de Cuba

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 26 Fidel Castro begins rebellion, the "26th of July Movement," against Fulgenico Batista's regime in Cuba

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
Cuban President and Dictator Fulgencio Batista
Cuban President and Dictator
Fulgencio Batista
  • Jul 26 Arizona Governor John Howard Pyle orders an anti-polygamy law enforcement crackdown on residents of Short Creek, Arizona, which becomes known as the Short Creek Raid.
  • Jul 26 40th Tour de France won by Louison Bobet of France
  • Jul 27 North Korea & UN sign armistice
  • Jul 27 Vatican disallows priest holiday work in factory
  • Jul 27 Dizzy Dean, Al Simmons Chief Bender, Bobby Wallace, Harry Wright, Ed Barrow, & Bill Klem & Tom Connolly are inducted into Hall of Fame
  • Jul 29 US bomber shot down by Soviet Air Defence Forces in the Sea of Japan, north of Vladivostok
  • Jul 30 Rikidōzan holds a ceremony announcing the establishment of the Japan Pro Wrestling Alliance.
  • Aug 1 California introduces sales tax (for education)
  • Aug 1 Fidel Castro arrested in Cuba
  • Aug 1 KMBC TV channel 9 in Kansas City, MO (MET/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 1 KOBI TV channel 5 in Medford, OR (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 1 Northern Rhodesia becomes part of Federation of Rhodesia & Nyasaland
  • Aug 1 Red Sox Ben Flowers sets then record of 8 consecutive games in relief
  • Aug 2 Betty Jack Davis, singer (w/Skeeter Davis), killed in car crash
  • Aug 2 KCPQ TV channel 13 in Tacoma-Seattle, WA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 3 Frank Blair becomes news anchor of Today Show
  • Aug 4 Black families move into Trumbull Park housing project in Chicago
  • Aug 4 Vic Raschi sets pitcher record by driving in 7 runs & wins 15-0
  • Aug 5 Operation "Big Switch"; Korean War prisoner exchanged at Panmunjom

Film release premierFilm Release

Aug 5 "From Here to Eternity" based on book by James Jones, directed by Fred Zinnemann and starring Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift and Frank Sinatra is released (Best Picture 1954)

Singer/Actor Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 6 Ted Williams returns to Red Sox from the military

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • Aug 7 Eastern Airlines enters jet age, uses Electra prop-jet
  • Aug 8 Russia's Georgi Malenkov reports possession of hydrogen bomb
  • Aug 8 US & South Korea initial a mutual security pact
  • Aug 9 Premier Mohammed Abdullah of Kashmir fired
  • Aug 12 Ann Davison arrives in Miami in her 23 foot boat Felicity Ann, becoming the 1st woman to sail solo across the Atlantic
  • Aug 12 Heavy earthquake strikes the Ionian islands, 435 killed
  • Aug 12 Soviet Union conducts secret test of its 1st hydrogen bomb
  • Aug 13 4-5 million French go on strike against economizations

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 13 US President Dwight Eisenhower establishes Government Contract Compliance Committee

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Aug 13 General Omar Bradley becomes US chief of staff
  • Aug 14 20th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Detroit 24, All-Stars 10 (93,818)
  • Aug 14 KXLF TV channel 4 in Butte, MT (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 16 KTAL TV channel 6 in Shreveport-Texarkana, LA (NBC) begins
  • Aug 16 Shah of Persia & princess Soraya flee to Baghdad & Rome
  • Aug 17 Addiction: First meeting of Narcotics Anonymous in Southern California.
  • Aug 19 England regained cricket Ashes after winning series 1-0
  • Aug 19 The democratically elected Prime Minister of Iran Mohammad Mosaddegh is overthrown in a coup orchestrated by the United Kingdom (under the name 'Operation Boot') and the United States (under the name TPAJAX Project)
  • Aug 20 General Fazlollah Zahedi arrests premier Mossadeq of Persia
  • Aug 20 Russia publicly acknowledges hydrogen bomb test detonation
  • Aug 20 14th Venice Film Festival opens. No Golden Lion awarded
  • Aug 21 Baseball player reps Ralph Kiner (NL) & Allie Reynolds (AL) hire John Norman Lewis at $15,000 to give legal advice to players in negotiation
  • Aug 21 Marion Carl in Douglas Skyrocket reaches record 25,370 m
  • Aug 21 Sultan Sidi Mohammed Am Joessoef V of Morocco deposed
  • Aug 22 John Norman Lewis contends players have no desire to form a union
  • Aug 22 Shah of Iran returns to Tehran
  • Aug 23 Braves' Phil Paine is 1st former major leaguer to play in Japan
  • Aug 23 Cyclist Arie Van Vliet becomes world champion sprinter
  • Aug 23 Dutch DC-6 crashes near Ymuiden in North Sea, 21 die
  • Aug 23 KBAK TV channel 29 in Bakersfield, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 23 Phil Grate sets record for throwing a baseball (443'3")
  • Aug 23 USSR performs nuclear test

Film release premierFilm Release

Aug 27 "Roman Holiday", starring Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, and Eddie Albert, is released

  • Aug 28 "Me & Juliet" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 358 performances
  • Aug 29 KHSL TV channel 12 in Chico, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 29 USSR explodes its first hydrogen bomb
  • Aug 31 KRBC TV channel 9 in Abilene, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 31 WKBG (now WLVI) TV channel 56 in Cambridge-Boston, MA (IND) begins
  • Sep 1 101°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Sept
  • Sep 1 Fokker begins building F-27 Fokker Friendship
  • Sep 1 WNOK (now WLTX) TV channel 19 in Columbia, SC (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • Sep 1 WTCN (now KARE) TV channel 11 in Minneapolis-St Paul, MN (MET) begins
  • Sep 3 European Convention on Human Rights goes into effect

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 3 French minister Francois Mitterrand, resigns due to colonial policy

21st President of France Francois Mitterrand
21st President of France
Francois Mitterrand
  • Sep 4 WATR (now WTXX) TV channel 20 in Waterbury, CT (NBC) begins
  • Sep 4 WGEM TV channel 10 in Quincy-Hannibal, IL (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 4 Yanks become 1st team to win 5 consecutive championship
  • Sep 5 1st privately operated atomic reactor-Raleigh, NC
  • Sep 5 US give Persian premier Zahedi $45 million aid

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Sep 6 Konrad Adenauer's CDU wins elections in German Federal Republic

German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer
German Chancellor
Konrad Adenauer

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 6 Roy Campanella sets record for HRs by a catcher at 38

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 7 73rd U.S. Men's National Championship: Tony Trabert beats Vic Seixas (6-3, 6-2, 6-3)

Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion Tony Trabert
Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion
Tony Trabert
Tennis Player Vic Seixas
Tennis Player
Vic Seixas
  • Sep 7 67th U.S. Women's National Championship: Maureen Connolly beats Doris Hart (6-2, 6-4)
  • Sep 8 "Carnival in Flanders" opens at New Century Theater NY for 6 performances
  • Sep 8 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Fulgeno corona
  • Sep 9 KGTV TV channel 10 in San Diego, CA (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 9 WFIE TV channel 14 in Evansville, IN (NBC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 672

  • Jun 8 Ad Tak, Dutch professional cyclist, born in Nieuwe Gastel
  • Jun 10 John Edwards, American politician and lawyer
  • Jun 11 Peter Bergman, actor (All My Children, Starland Vocal Band), born in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
  • Jun 12 Rocky Burnette, rock vocalist (Towing the Line), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Jun 12 Allan Weiner, American radio station owner
  • Jun 13 Bo Donaldson (Billy Don't Be a Hero)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 13 Tim Allen, comedian (Tim-Home Improvement, Jungle2Jungle), born in Denver, Colorado

Actor Tim Allen
Tim Allen
  • Jun 14 David Thomas, US singer/songwriter (Pere Ubu)
  • Jun 14 Janet Mackey, New Zealand politician
  • Jun 15 Rita Lee, Federic Wisc, playmate (November, 1977)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 15 Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (2012-) and President of the People's Republic of China (2013-), born in Beijing

President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping
President of the People's Republic of China
Xi Jinping
  • Jun 16 Ian Mosley, Paddington London, drummer (Marillion-Clutching at Straws)
  • Jun 18 Jerome Smith, American guitarist (KC & the Sunshine Band-Boogie Shoes), born in Miami, Florida (d. 2000)
  • Jun 19 Larry Dunn, [Dunhill], US keyboardist (Earth Wind & Fire)
  • Jun 20 Alan Longmuir, rocker (Bay City Rollers), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Jun 20 Brian J Duffy, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 45, 57, 72, sk:92), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jun 20 Raul Ramirez, tennis player
  • Jun 20 Willy Rampf, German F1 technical director (BMW Sauber)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 21 Benazir Bhutto, 11th Prime Minister of Pakistan and 1st female leader of a Muslim nation, born in Karachi, Pakistan (d. 2007)

Pakistani Politican Benazir Bhutto
Pakistani Politican
Benazir Bhutto
  • Jun 21 Charlie Moore Jr, baseball player
  • Jun 21 Robyn Douglass, American actress (Lonely Guy, Romantic Comedy), born in Sendai, Japan
  • Jun 21 Michael Bowen, American actor
  • Jun 21 Augustus Pablo, Jamaican musician (d. 1999)
  • Jun 22 Cyndi Lauper, American singer (Girls Just want to have Fun, Time after Time)
  • Jun 22 Bruce McAvaney, Australian sports broadcaster
  • Jun 23 Filbert Bayi, Karatu Tanzania, 3k steeplechase (Olympic-silver-1980)
  • Jun 23 Roberta Leighton, Minneapolis Mn, actress (Ginger-Days of Our Lives)
  • Jun 24 Ivo Lill, Estonian artist
  • Jun 25 Ian Davis, cricketer (Australian batsman 1973-77)
  • Jun 26 James Anderson, writer
  • Jun 26 Ralph Ezell, Union Miss, singer (Shenandoah-Sunday in the South)
  • Jun 26 Robert Davi, American actor and opera singer (Die Hard, Gangster Chronicles, License to Kill), born in Queens, New York
  • Jun 27 Kent Bostick, Lowell Mass, pursuit cyclist (Olympics-84, 96)
  • Jun 29 Billy Hinsche, American musician (Dino, Desi & Billy), born in Manila, the Philippines
  • Jun 29 Don Dokken, heavy metal rocker (Dokken-Alone Again)
  • Jun 29 Rosa Mota, Port marathoner (Olympic-gold-1988)
  • Jun 29 Colin Hay, Kilwinning, Scotland, Scottish-Australian guitarist and singer (Men At Work)
  • Jun 30 Hal Lindes, Monterey CA, rocker (Dire Straits)
  • Jul 1 Henry Percy, 11th duke of Northumberland, godchild of Elizabeth II
  • Jul 2 Tony Armas, baseball player
  • Jul 3 Alynne Beth Amkraut, entertainer, born in Amityville, New York
  • Jul 3 Frank Tanana, baseball pitcher (California Angels)
  • Jul 6 Nanci Griffith, US singer/songwriter (Poet in My Window)
  • Jul 7 Lynval Golding, rocker (Fun Boy Three)
  • Jul 8 Jonathan Segal, actor (Jonathan-Paper Chase), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 9 Dave Camp, (Rep-R-Michigan)
  • Jul 9 Irina D Latysheva, Russian cosmonaut
  • Jul 9 Thomas Ligotti, American author
  • Jul 9 Margie Gillis, Canadian dancer and choreographer
  • Jul 10 Rik "The Rocket" Emmett, rock vocalist (Triumph), born in Toronto, Ontario

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 11 Leon Spinks, heavyweight boxing champ (1978, Olympic-gold-1976), born in St. Louis, Missouri

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Leon Spinks
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Leon Spinks
  • Jul 11 Peter Bergman, Guantanamo Bay Cuba, actor (Eat or Be Eaten)
  • Jul 13 Larry Gomes, dependable WI cricket left-handed batsman (1976-87)
  • Jul 13 Mila Mulroney, wife of former Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney
  • Jul 14 Bebe Buell [Beverle Lorence], Portsmouth, Virginia, American model/singer (Nov 1974 Playmate of the Month)
  • Jul 15 Cathy Larmouth Torrance California, playmate (Jun, 1981)
  • Jul 15 Franklyn Seales, St Vincent, actor (Dexter-Silver Spoons)
  • Jul 15 Jean-Bertrand Aristide, president of Haiti (1991, 1994- )
  • Jul 15 John Denham, Seaton, Devon, England, MP (Labour)
  • Jul 16 Philece Sampler, San Angelo, Tx, actress (Donna Love-Another World)
  • Jul 16 Douglas J. Feith, American Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
  • Jul 18 Peter Greenall, English brewer (Greenall Witley)
  • Jul 20 Thomas Friedman, American journalist
  • Jul 20 Marcia Hines, American-born Australian singer
  • Jul 20 Dan Shaughnessy, American sports writer
  • Jul 21 Brian Talbot, British footballer
  • Jul 21 Jeff Fatt, Chinese Australian actor
  • Jul 22 Jimmy Bruno, American jazz guitarist
  • Jul 22 Sylvia Chang, Taiwanese actress

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 23 Graham Gooch, English cricket captain, opening batsman and prolific run scorer, born in London

Cricketer Graham Gooch
Graham Gooch
  • Jul 24 Jon Faddis, jazz trumpeter
  • Jul 24 Steve Grogan, NFL QB (New England Patriots)
  • Jul 24 Claire McCaskill, American politician, junior senator from Missouri
  • Jul 26 Robert Phillips, classical guitarist
  • Jul 27 Wim G J M van de Camp, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (CDA)
  • Jul 27 Yahoo Serious, Australian comedian
  • Jul 28 Steve Duncan, singer (Desert Rose Band-Love Reunited), born in Knoxville, Tennessee

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 29 Geddy Lee, lead vocalist/bassist (Rush-Tom Sawyer), born in Toronto, Ontario

Singer-songwriter Geddy Lee
Geddy Lee
  • Jul 29 Ken Burns [Kenneth Lauren], American director and documentary film producer (The Civil War, Baseball), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 29 Tim Gunn, American television personality
  • Jul 30 Aleksandr Nikolayevich Balandin, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-9)
  • Jul 31 Hugh McDowell, chelloist (ELO-Telephone Line)
  • Jul 31 Jimmy Cook, cricketer (South African opening batsman 1992)
  • Jul 31 Ted Baillieu, Australian Politician
  • Jul 31 James Read, American actor
  • Aug 1 Robert Cray, blues singer/songwriter (1987 Grammy), born in Columbus, Georgia
  • Aug 2 Anne Leuchars, British TV journalist
  • Aug 2 Butch Patrick, actor (Eddie Munster-Munster)
  • Aug 5 Samantha Sang, singer (Emotion)
  • Aug 6 Iqbal Qasim, cricketer (Pakistani slow lefty in the 80's)
  • Aug 6 Pat MacDonald, rocker (Timbuk 3)
  • Aug 7 Anne Fadiman, American writer; daughter of Clifton Fadiman
  • Aug 8 "Sweet" Lou Dunbar, basketball player (Harlem Globetrotters)
  • Aug 8 Don Most, American actor and director (Ralph Malph-Happy Days), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 10 Mark Doty, American poet and prose writer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 11 Hulk Hogan, [Terry Bollea], WWF heavyweight champion (1984-89), born in Augusta, Georgia

WWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan
WWF Wrestler
Hulk Hogan
  • Aug 11 Sanford Jensen, American actor (Foley Square), born in South Haven, Michigan
  • Aug 14 James Horner, American film composer (Titanic, Apollo 13, Casper), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • Aug 14 Cliff Johnson, American computer game author
  • Aug 16 Catlin O'Heaney, Whitefish Bay Wisc, actress (Snow White-Charmings)

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Famous Deaths

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