What Happened in 1953 (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 600 of 609

  • Oct 25 KIEM TV channel 3 in Eureka, CA (NBC/CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 26 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Emu Field Australia
  • Oct 28 Bud Grant of Winnipeg Blue Bombers intercepts 5 passes (record)
  • Oct 28 Red Barber, resigns as Dodger sportscaster to join Yankees
  • Oct 29 A Baltimore group purchases St Louis Browns

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Oct 30 Dr Albert Schweitzer & Gen George Marshall win Nobel Peace Prize

Military Leader George Marshall
Military Leader
George Marshall
  • Oct 31 TV broadcasting begins in Belgium
  • 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 balk rule gives the batter option; of accepting the outcome of the pitch or the balk
  • Nov 5 Nobel prize for physics awarded/appended on 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, the kabaka (king) of Buganda is deposed and exiled to London by Sir Andrew Cohen, Governor of Uganda.
  • Dec 1 Red Sox trade M McDermott & Tom Umphlett for Wash's Jackie Jensen
  • Dec 1 WAIM (now WAXA) TV channel 40 in Anderson, SC (IND) 1st broadcast
  • Dec 1 WCSH TV channel 6 in Portland, ME (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 1 Walter Alston named Dodger manager

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Dec 1 Hugh Hefner publishes 1st edition of Playboy magazine, featuring Marilyn Monroe as the magazine's 1st centerfold

Actress Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe
Playboy Founder & Businessman Hugh Hefner
Playboy Founder & Businessman
Hugh Hefner
  • Dec 3 "Kismet" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 583 performances

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Dec 3 Eisenhower criticizes McCarthy for saying communists are in the Republican Party

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Dec 3 Premier of Dmitri Shostakovitch' 5th String Quartet
  • Dec 6 Brown's Lou "Toe" Groza kicks 8 PATs, beating Giants 62-14
  • Dec 7 Israel's PM Ben-Gurion retires
  • Dec 7 WCCB TV channel 18 in Charlotte, NC (IND/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 8 19th Heisman Trophy Award: John Lattner, Notre Dame (HB)
  • Dec 8 Dwight D. Eisenhower gives his "Atoms for Peace" speech at the UN in New York.
  • Dec 9 General Electric announces all Communist employees will be fired
  • Dec 9 Mont Canadiens (106) & Toronto Maple Leafs (98) get 204 penalty mins
  • Dec 10 "John Murray Anderson's Almanac" opens at Imperial NYC for 229 performances
  • Dec 10 KOMO TV channel 4 in Seattle, WA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 10 WSTV (now WTOV) TV channel 9 in Steubenville-Wheeling, OH (CBS) begins
  • Dec 11 KTVA TV channel 11 in Anchorage (CBS) becomes Alaska's 1st TV station
  • Dec 12 Chuck Yeager reaches Mach 2.43 in Bell X-1A rocket plane
  • Dec 13 KOAM TV channel 7 in Pittsburg-Joplin, KS (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 14 Brooklyn Dodgers sign pitcher Sandy Koufax
  • Dec 15 WJHG TV channel 7 in Panama City, FL (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 16 1st White House Press Conference (President Eisenhower & 161 reporters)
  • Dec 16 Charles E Yeager fly > 2,575 kph in Bell X-1A
  • Dec 17 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 10th Symphony premieres in Leningrad
  • Dec 17 US Federal Communications Commission approves RCA's black & white-compatible color TV specifications
  • Dec 18 KATV TV channel 7 in Little Rock, AR (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 18 KMID TV channel 2 in Midland & Odessa, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 19 KFYR TV channel 5 in Bismarck, ND (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 20 KID (now KIDK) TV channel 3 in Idaho Falls, ID (CBS) 1st broadcasting
  • Dec 20 KWTV TV channel 9 in Oklahoma City, OK (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 21 KOMU TV channel 8 in Columbia, MO (NBC/PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 22 Jack Dunn III, owner of Balt Orioles in Intl League, turns name over to newly relocated St Louis Browns
  • Dec 23 Dodgers 2nd baseman Jim "Junior" Gilliam wins NL Rookie of Year
  • Dec 24 Two fast express trains crash head-on killing 103 in Czechoslovakia
  • Dec 24 KHOL (now KHGI) TV channel 13 in Kearney, NB (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 24 KOA (now KCNC) TV channel 4 in Denver, CO (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 24 René Coty elected president of France

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 672

  • Oct 10 Gus Williams, NBA guard (Golden State, Seattle, Washington)
  • Oct 10 Midge Ure, rocker (Dear God, Ultravox-We Came to Dance), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Oct 11 David Morse, Beverly Mass, actor (St Elsewhere, House, Inside Moves)
  • Oct 12 Serge Lepeltier, French politician
  • Oct 13 Bill Schuette, (Rep-R-MI, 1985- )
  • Oct 13 Pat Day, American jockey
  • Oct 14 Greg Evigan, South Amboy NJ, actor (BJ-BJ & the Bear, Melrose Place)
  • Oct 14 Marcel R Zeeuw, Suriname lt-colonel (coup 1982)
  • Oct 14 Olga Nikolayevna Klyushnikova, Russia, cosmonaut
  • Oct 14 Roland Butcher, Barbados born English cricketer (1st cricketer of Caribbean descent to play for England 1981)
  • Oct 14 Shelley Ackerman, American astrologer, writer, singer
  • Oct 15 Larry Miller, comedian/actor (Larry-Pursuit Of Happiness), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 15 [Toriano] Tito Jackson, singer (Jackson 5-ABC, Never Can Say Goodbye)
  • Oct 15 Betsy Clifford, Canadian alpine skier
  • Oct 16 Martha Smith, actress (Animal House)/playmate (July 1973), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Oct 16 Susan Pedersen, US, 4 X 100m medley swimmer (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • Oct 16 Tony Carey, rocker, born in Fresno, California
  • Oct 16 Paulo Roberto Falcão, Brazilian footballer

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Oct 20 Keith Hernandez, MLB 1st baseman (St Louis Cardinals, NY Mets), born in San Francisco, California

MLB First Baseman Keith Hernandez
MLB First Baseman
Keith Hernandez
  • Oct 20 Bill Nunn, American actor (Do the Right Thing), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • Oct 21 Charlotte Caffey, rock guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist (Go-Go's)
  • Oct 21 Eleonora Giorgi, actress (Nu de Femme, To Forget Venice), born in Rome, Italy
  • Oct 21 Keith Green, American musician (d. 1982)
  • Oct 21 Peter Mandelson, British politician
  • Oct 22 Roy Ristie, Suriname/Neth radio host (Apintie, Kankantrie)
  • Oct 24 Billy Thomas, Ft Meyers Fla, singer (McBride & Ride-I Count on You)
  • Oct 24 James di Donato, open water swimmer, one of the Tiger Twins (world record for swimming the butterfly in 40.6 miles)
  • Oct 24 Jonathan di Donato, open water swimmer, one of the Tiger Twins (world record for swimming the butterfly in 40.6 miles)
  • Oct 25 Mark Will McNulty, Bindwa Zimbabwe, PGA golfer (1982 Danny Thomas-4th)
  • Oct 25 Muffin Spencer-Devlin, Piqua OH, LPGA golfer (1985 MasterCard Pro-Am)
  • Oct 26 Jennifer Roberson, US, sci-fi author (Shapechangers, Sword-Maker)
  • Oct 26 Julian Keith Strickland, Athens Ga, drummer (B-52's-Rock Lobster)
  • Oct 26 Lauren Tewes, Trafford Pa, actress (Julie McCoy-Love Boat)
  • Oct 26 Rosa Monckton, notable charity fundraiser
  • Oct 27 Michael Baker, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 43, 52, 68, 81), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Oct 27 Peter Firth, Bradford England, actor (Equus, Lifeforce, Tess)
  • Oct 27 Robert Picardo, actor (Frame Up, Gremlins 2), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 28 Pierre Boivin, Canadian businessman and hockey executive

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Oct 29 Denis Potvin, Canadian born NHL defenseman (NY Islanders - Norris trophy), born in Vanier, Ontario

NHL Star Denis Potvin
NHL Star
Denis Potvin
  • Oct 30 Alexander Fedorovich Poleshchuk, Moscow, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-16)
  • Oct 30 Charles Martin Smith, Van Nuys CA, actor (American Graffiti)
  • Oct 30 Kathleen Cody, actress (Charley & the Angel), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Oct 30 Peter Hoekstra, (Rep-R-Michigan)
  • Oct 31 John Lucas, NBA guard (Houston, Golden State, Milwaukee), born in Durham, North Carolina
  • Oct 31 Michael J. Anderson, American actor
  • 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 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

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Famous Deaths

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