Historical Events on January 1st, 1953

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 19th Orange Bowl: #9 Alabama beats #14 Syracuse, 61-6
  • 19th Sugar Bowl: #2 Georgia Tech beats #7 Mississippi, 24-7
  • 39th Rose Bowl: #5 Southern California beats #11 Wisconsin, 7-0
  • Ernest Blochs "Suite Hebraique," premieres
  • 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
  • The first TV detector van, used to track down users of unlicensed television sets, begins operation in the UK
  • WBRE TV channel 28 in Wilkes-Barre Scranton, PA (NBC) 1st broadcast