Historical Events on December 31, 1953

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 42nd Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Melbourne (3-2)
  • Hulan Jack sworn in as Manhattan Borough president
  • WFBC (now WYFF) TV channel 4 in G'ville-Spartanburg, SC (NBC) begins
  • Willie Shoemaker shatters record, riding 485 winners in a year