Historical Events in 1953 (Part 3)

Events 401 - 600 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

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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

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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)

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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)

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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

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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
  • 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