What Happened in 1953 (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 609

  • Sep 10 Swanson sells its 1st "TV dinner"
  • Sep 11 KSBW TV channel 8 in Salinas-Monterey, CA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 11 WEHT TV channel 25 in Evansville, IN (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 12 "Carnival in Flanders" closes at New Century Theater NYC after 6 performances
  • Sep 12 Brooklyn Dodgers clinch NL pennant earlier than any other team, defeating Milwaukee Braves 105-49
  • Sep 13 Pitcher Bob Trice is 1st black to play on Philadelphia A's
  • Sep 13 4th Formula One WDC: Alberto Ascari wins by 6.5 points

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 14 Nikita Khrushchev appointed First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, succeeding Malenkov

Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev
Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Nikita Khrushchev
  • Sep 14 Yanks clinch 5th straight pennant with 8-5 win over Indians
  • Sep 15 Boxing's NBA adopts 10-pt-must-scoring-system (10 pts to round winner)
  • Sep 15 KVOA TV channel 4 in Tucson, AZ (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 15 WVEC TV channel 13 in Hampton-Norfolk, VA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 16 1st movie in Cinemascope "The Robe" based on the book by Lloyd C. Douglas, directed by Henry Koster and starring Richard Burton and Jean Simmons premieres
  • Sep 16 AL approves St Louis Browns move to become Baltimore Orioles
  • Sep 17 1st successful separation of Siamese (conjoined) twins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 17 Ernie Banks becomes Chicago Cubs 1st black player

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks
  • Sep 19 "Hazel Flagg" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 190 performances
  • Sep 20 Cubs Ernie Banks hits his 1st major league HR
  • Sep 21 KRDO TV channel 13 in Colorado Spgs-Pueblo, CO (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • Sep 22 Islamic uprising in Atjeh, Indonesia
  • Sep 23 KHQA TV channel 7 in Hannibal-Quincy, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 24 "Take a Giant Step" opens on Broadway

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Sep 24 Rocky Marciano TKOs Roland LaStarza in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Rocky Marciano
  • Sep 26 Billy Hunter is last St Louis Browns player to homer in a game
  • Sep 26 KERO TV channel 23 in Bakersfield, CA (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 26 Polish government fires/imprisons Cardinal Wyszynski
  • Sep 26 US & Spain sign defense treaty (4 US bases in Spain)
  • Sep 27 Bert Bechichar, Baltimore Colts, kicks a 56-yard field goal
  • Sep 27 KCMO (now KCTV) TV channel 5 in Kansas City, MO (CBS) begins
  • Sep 27 KNOE TV channel 8 in Monroe-West Monroe, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 27 KOLO TV channel 8 in Reno, NV (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 27 KQTV TV channel 2 in Saint Joseph, MO (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 27 St Louis Browns play last game in Sportsman's Park, losing 100th game
  • Sep 27 Typhoon destroys one third of Nagoya, Japan
  • Sep 27 WHBQ TV channel 13 in Memphis, TN (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 27 WMAZ TV channel 13 in Macon, GA (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 27 WTOK TV channel 11 in Meridian, MS (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 28 "Bob & Ray Show" TV Variety last air on NBC
  • Sep 28 "Juvenile Jury" TV Children's last airs on NBC, moved to CBS
  • Sep 28 "Racket Squad" TV Crime Drama last airs on CBS
  • Sep 28 Dutch government proclaims 5% general pay increase on Jan 1, 1954
  • Sep 28 KOAT TV channel 7 in Albuquerque, NM (ABC/PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 29 "Buick-Berle Show" debuts on NBC-TV
  • Sep 29 "Make Room for Daddy" starring Danny Thomas, premieres on ABC-TV
  • Sep 29 1st department store to sell insurance is Carson Pirie Scott in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 29 Balt Mayor D'Alesandro buys Veeck's interest in Browns for $2,475,000
  • Sep 29 Milton Berle Show premieres
  • Sep 29 US government gives France $385 million for combat in Indo-China
  • Sep 30 Auguste/Jacques Piccard dives with bathosphere to 3150 m (record)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 30 Earl Warren appointed Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court

Jurist and Governor of California Earl Warren
Jurist and Governor of California
Earl Warren
  • Sep 30 Robert Anderson's "Tea & Sympathy" premieres in NYC
  • Sep 30 WICS TV channel 20 in Springfield, IL (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 30 WMT (now KGAN) TV channel 2 in Cedar Rapids-Waterloo, IA (CBS) begins
  • Oct 1 Indian state of Andhra Pradesh partitioned from Madras
  • Oct 1 KJEO TV channel 47 in Fresno, CA (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 1 KYTV TV channel 3 in Springfield, MO (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 1 WATE TV channel 6 in Knoxville, TN (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 1 WREX TV channel 13 in Rockford, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 2 "Comedy in Music (Victor Borge)" opens at John Golden NYC for 849 perf
  • Oct 2 Dodger Carl Erskine strikes out 14 Yankees in World Series
  • Oct 3 10th Ryder Cup: US wins 6½-5½ at Wentworth, England
  • Oct 3 7th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 3-1 at Montreal
  • Oct 3 KGGM TV channel 13 in Albuquerque, NM (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 4 Jim Peters runs world record marathon (2:17:39.4)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 4 Mickey Mantle hits a grand slam in World Series

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Oct 5 Earl Warren sworn in as 14th chief justice of US
  • Oct 5 50th World Series sees NY Yankees beat Dodgers, 4 games to 2, as NY Billy Martin's 12 hits set record; Yanks win record 5th consecutive WS
  • Oct 5 The first documented recovery meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is held.
  • Oct 6 WTVM TV channel 9 in Columbus, GA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 7 Bill Veeck tells Browns stockholders he faces bankruptcy unless they drop their suit to block his move to Baltimore, they comply

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Oct 8 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
  • Oct 8 WTAP TV channel 15 in Parkersburg-Marietta, WV (NBC) begins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 9 British Prime Minister Winston Churchill aproves Guyanese Constitution

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • Oct 9 Conrad Adenauer elected West German chancellor
  • Oct 12 US & Greece sign peace treaty (US bases)
  • Oct 13 Burglar alarm-ultrasonic or radio waves-patented-Samuel Bagno
  • Oct 14 1st 3 Dutch female police officers go into service
  • Oct 14 Belgian Convair crashes at Frankfurt, 44 die
  • Oct 14 Charley Dressen resigns rather than take 1 year contract as Dodger mgr
  • Oct 14 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Emu Field, Australia
  • Oct 14 Ike promises to fire as Red any federal worker taking 5th amendment
  • Oct 14 WTEN TV channel 10 in Albany, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 15 John Patrick's "Teahouse of the August Moon" premieres in New York
  • Oct 15 KOIN TV channel 6 in Portland, OR (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 15 WJNL (now WFAT) TV channel 19 in Johnstown, PA (IND) begins

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Oct 16 Fidel Castro sentenced to 15 years (Havana)

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
  • Oct 18 WLJT TV channel 11 in Lexington, TN (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 18 WTVK TV channel 26 in Knoxville, TN (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 18 Willie Thrower becomes 1st black NFL quarterback in modern times
  • Oct 19 1st jet transcontinental nonstop scheduled service
  • Oct 19 Singer Julius LaRosa is fired on TV by Arthur Godfrey
  • Oct 20 WRAU (now WHOI) TV channel 19 in Peoria, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 22 Laos gains full independence from France
  • Oct 23 France grants Laos' sovereignty
  • Oct 23 German FR applies to NATO
  • Oct 23 WTRF TV channel 7 in Wheeling-Steubenville, WV (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • Oct 24 KOOL (now KTSP) TV channel 10 in Phoenix, AZ (CBS) begins broadcasting

Sports record brokenNFL Record

Oct 25 Cleveland Browns' QB Otto Graham sets club record with 4 fumbles

NFL Quarterback Otto Graham
NFL Quarterback
Otto Graham
  • Oct 25 Coal mine in Seraing Belgium explodes, 26 die
  • Oct 25 Dmitri Sjostakovitch completes his 10th Symphony

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 672

  • Aug 16 James Taylor, SC, rocker (Kool & The Gang-Joanna)
  • Aug 16 Kathie Lee Gifford, Paris Fla, hostess (Live with Regis & Kathie Lee)
  • Aug 16 Nick Leyva, baseball manager (Phillies 1988-91)
  • Aug 17 Kevin Rowlands, rock vocalist (Dexy's Midnight Runners-Come on Eileen)
  • Aug 17 Robert Brent Thirsk, BC Canada, astronaut (STS 78)
  • Aug 17 Judith Regan, American book publisher
  • Aug 18 Louie Gohmert, American politician
  • Aug 19 Johan F de Leeuw, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • Aug 19 Nanni Moretti, Italian film actor, director and producer
  • Aug 19 Mary Matalin, American political consultant
  • Aug 20 Peter Horton, Bellevue Wash, actor (Gary-30 Something)
  • Aug 21 Ivan Stang, American writer
  • Aug 22 Paul Ellering, American wrestling manager
  • Aug 23 Bobby Gubby, rocker (Bucks Fizz-My Camera Never Lies)
  • Aug 23 Klaus-Dietrich Flade, German FR, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-14)
  • Aug 24 Ron Holloway, American tenor saxophonist
  • Aug 26 Pat Sharkey, Irish footballer
  • Aug 27 Alex Lifeson, rock guitarist (Rush), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Aug 27 Peter Stormare, Swedish-born actor
  • Aug 28 Gates McFadden, actress (Star Trek Next Generation), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Aug 29 Rick Downey, rocker drummer/vocalist (Blue Oyster Cult)
  • Aug 29 James Quesada, Nicaraguan/American anthropologist
  • Aug 30 Robert Parish, NBA center (Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets)
  • Aug 30 Ron George, American politician
  • Aug 31 Marcia Clark, [Kleks], LA DA (OJ Simpson Case), born in Berkeley, California
  • Aug 31 Miguel Ángel Guerra, Argentine racing driver
  • Aug 31 György Károly, Hungarian author
  • Sep 1 Chuck Orton, US sysop, (Emerald BBS, Oregon)
  • Sep 1 Beau Billingslea, American voice actor
  • Sep 1 Ted Petty, American professional wrestler (d. 2002)
  • Sep 2 Gerhard P J Thiele, Brenz Germany, astronaut
  • Sep 2 Ahmad Shah Massoud, Afghan commander and a war hero (d. 2001)
  • Sep 2 John Zorn, American musician
  • Sep 3 Khabib Munir, Syria, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-3 backup)
  • Sep 3 M H Habib, Syria, cosmonaut
  • Sep 3 Jean-Pierre Jeunet, French film director
  • Sep 4 Kengo Kimura, [Takashi Kimura], wrestler (NJPW)
  • Sep 4 Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs, actor (Freddie-Welcome Back Kotter), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 4 Michael Stean, chess player
  • Sep 5 Paulie Carmen, Champaign Ill, rock vocalist
  • Sep 6 Katherine Cannon, actress (Father Murphy, Survivors), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Sep 6 Mohammed Kedir, Ethiopia, 10k runner (Olympic-bronze-1980)
  • Sep 7 Ben Bossi, rocker (Romeo Void)
  • Sep 7 Michael Byron, composer
  • Sep 7 Greg Ham, Australia, rock saxophonist/flutist (Men At Work)
  • Sep 10 Amy Irving, Palo Alto, Cal, actress (Yentl, Carrie, Crossing Delancy)
  • Sep 11 Tommy Shaw, American musician and singer (Styx)
  • Sep 11 Jani Allan, South African journalist and media personality
  • Sep 12 John Williams, US, archer (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • Sep 12 Nancy "Nan" Goldin, Photographer, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 13 Taryn Power, daughter of Tyrone Power/actress (Maria), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 14 Tom Cora, American cellist and composer (d. 1998)
  • Sep 14 Judy Playfair, Australian swimmer
  • Sep 15 Bruce Heuchan, Kingston Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Alberta-7th)
  • Sep 15 Jerry Page, golfer (largest PGA victory margin)
  • Sep 15 Pat Barrett, rocker (Crew Cuts)
  • Sep 16 Earl Klugh, Jazz pianist/guitarist
  • Sep 16 Gene Taylor, (Rep-D-Mississippi)
  • Sep 16 Jerry Pate, Macon Ga, PGA golfer (US Open 1976, Canadian Open 1976)
  • Sep 16 Lenny Clarke, actor (Officer Hampton-John Larroquette Show), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sep 16 Alan Barton, English musician (Black Lace, Smokie) (d. 1995)
  • Sep 16 Nancy Huston, Canadian-born novelist and essayist
  • Sep 17 Rita Rudner, comedienne (Funny People)
  • Sep 17 Altaf Hussain, Pakistani politician and founder of MQM
  • Sep 18 Betsy Boze née: Vogel, American academic
  • Sep 20 Jeff Jones, Red Rider, rock bassist/vocalist (Red Rider)
  • Sep 21 Betty Wright [Bessie Norris], American R&B singer-songwriter, born in Miami, Florida
  • Sep 21 John Mengatti, actor (Nick-White Shadow, For Love & Honor), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 22 Ségolène Royal, French politician
  • Sep 22 Geoff Gilpin, American author
  • Sep 25 Richard Harvey, British musician and composer (Gryphon)
  • Sep 26 Dolores Keane, Irish folk singer
  • Sep 26 Aivars Lembergs, Latvian politician
  • Sep 27 Benjamin Gene Brown, 4X400 runner (Olympic-gold-1976), born in San Francisco, California
  • Sep 27 Diane Abbott, British politician (L) 1st black woman elected to UK parliament, born in London
  • Sep 27 Heather Watts, ballerina (Dancing on My Grave), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 27 Robbie Shakespeare, Jamaica, reggae bassist (Sly & Robbie-DJ Riot)
  • Sep 27 Mata Amritanandamayi, Indian religious leader
  • Sep 27 Claudio Gentile, Italian footballer
  • Sep 28 Jim Diamond, Scottish singer/songwriter (I Should Have Known Better), born in Glasgow
  • Sep 29 Drake Hogestyn, Ft Wayne Indiana, actor (7 Brides for 7 Brothers)
  • Sep 29 Jean-Claude Lauzon, director/writer (Leola, Night Zoo), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Sep 29 Warren Cromartie, baseball player
  • Sep 30 Deborah Allen, country singer (Jim Stafford Show), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Sep 30 S.M. Stirling, Canadian-born author
  • Oct 1 Greta Andersen Waitz, marathoner (NYC - 1984), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Oct 1 John Hegley, British poet
  • Oct 1 Pete Falcone, American baseball player
  • Oct 1 Grete Waitz, Norwegian athlete
  • Oct 4 Tchéky Karyo, Turkish-French actor
  • Oct 5 James E Lascelles, grandson of English princess Mary
  • Oct 5 John Stachniewski, scholar/teacher
  • Oct 5 Russell Mael, [Dwight Russel Day], California, rock vocalist (Sparks)
  • Oct 5 Sandra "Puma" Jones, rocker (Black Uhuru), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Oct 6 Klaas Bruinsma, Dutch drug lord (d. 1991)
  • Oct 7 Christopher Norris, actress (Summer of '42, Eat My Dust), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 7 Tico Torres, rock drummer (Bon Jovi-Always)
  • Oct 8 Ricky Lee Phelps, Paragould Ar, singer (Ky Headhunters-Davy Crockett)
  • Oct 9 Hank Pfister, Bakersfield Cat, tennis star
  • Oct 9 Tony Shalhoub, actor (Antonio Scarpacci-Wings, Big Night)

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

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