Historical Events for January 1953

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Events 1 - 57 of 57

1st - Ernest Blochs "Suite Hebraique," premieres
1st - WBRE TV channel 28 in Wilkes-Barre Scranton, PA (NBC) 1st broadcast
1st - The Bantu Education Act (later renamed the Black Education Act) commenced, providing the legal underpinning of several aspects of the apartheid system, most importantly in education
1st - The first TV detector van, used to track down users of unlicensed television sets, begins operation in the UK
1st - 39th Rose Bowl: #5 Southern California beats #11 Wisconsin, 7-0
1st - 19th Sugar Bowl: #2 Georgia Tech beats #7 Mississippi, 24-7
1st - 19th Orange Bowl: #9 Alabama beats #14 Syracuse, 61-6
2nd - NBA Baltimore Bullets begin a 32 game road losing streak
3rd - Frances Bolton and her son, Oliver from Ohio, become the first mother and son to serve simultaneously in the U.S. Congress.
4th - KTSM TV channel 9 in El Paso, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
5th - -6] Passenger ships Willem Ruys & Orange collide in the Red Sea
5th - Samuel Beckett's "En Attendant Godot" premieres in Paris
6th - WKBN TV channel 27 in Youngstown, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting
33rd US President Harry Truman33rd US President Harry Truman 7th - US President Harry Truman announces American development of the hydrogen bomb
8th - Indians bar night games with Browns (who refuse to share TV receipts)
8th - René Mayer forms French government
9th - Bevo Francis, Rio Grande College, scores 116 pts in basketball game
9th - Korean ferryboat "Chang Tyong-Ho" sank off Pusan killing 249
10th - "My Darlin' Aida" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 89 perfs
10th - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Archibald MacLeish
10th - NFL Pro Bowl: National Conference beats American Conference 27-7
11th - J. Edgar Hoover declines 6 figure offer to become president of International Boxing Club
12th - 9 "Jewish" physicians arrested for "terrorist activities" in Moscow
13th - Gas explosion in Belgium coal mine kills 14
13th - KOLD TV channel 13 in Tucson, AZ (CBS) begins broadcasting
First Director of the FBI J. Edgar HooverFirst Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover 13th - Marshal Josip Tito chosen president of Yugoslavia
13th - 3rd NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 79-75 at Fort Wayne, Indiana
14th - Vaughan William's "Sinfonia Antartica" premieres in Manchester
14th - WALA TV channel 10 in Mobile, AL (NBC) begins broadcasting
14th - Yugoslavia elects its 1st president (Marshal Tito)
15th - 16 car Federal Express train loses brakes & crashes in Washington, D.C. station
15th - GDR Min of Foreign affairs Georg Dertingen arrested for "espionage"
15th - East Germany purges senior officials, accused of spying for 'imperialistic powers' and plotting against the state
16th - Egyptian Premier Gen Naguib disbands all political parties
16th - KXLY TV channel 4 in Spokane, WA (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
17th - 41st Women's Australian Championships: Maureen Connolly beats Julia Sampson (6-3, 6-2)
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken RosewallTennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall 17th - 41st Men's Australian Championships: Ken Rosewall beats Mervyn Rose (6-0, 6-3, 6-4)
18th - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
19th - Jesse Owens named Illinois Athletic Commission secretary
20th - 1st US telecast transmitted to Canada-from Buffalo NY
20th - 1st live US coast-to-coast inauguration address (Eisenhower)
21st - John Foster Dulles appointed as US Secretary of State
22nd - Arthur Miller's "Crucible," premieres in NYC
22nd - 1953 NFL Draft: Harry Babcock from University of Georgia first pick by San Francisco 49ers
23rd - Bobby Simpson makes 1st-class debut for NSW 16 yrs 357 days
23rd - NFL Dallas Texans become Baltimore Colts (now Indianapolis Colts)
23rd - NFL's National & American conference become Eastern & Western conf
25th - WABI TV channel 5 in Bangor, ME (CBS) begins broadcasting
25th - Yuri Sergejev skates world record 500m in 40.9 sec
Playwright Arthur MillerPlaywright Arthur Miller 27th - Netherlands end Marshall aid
28th - J Fred Muggs (the chimp) joins NBC's "Today Show"
28th - WJTV TV channel 12 in Jackson, MS (CBS) begins broadcasting
28th - 19-year old Derek Bentley is hanged in Wandsworth Prison, London, controversially convicted of the murder of a police officer. He was pardoned on 30th July 1998.
29th - 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
31st - "Princess Victoria" capsized off Stanraer Scotland; 133 die
31st - Hurricane-like winds flood Netherlands drowning 1,835
31st - NY, Cleveland, & Boston retaliate at Bill Veeck, forcing the Browns to play afternoon games to avoid sharing TV revenues

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