Historical Events in 1953 (Part 4)

Events 601 - 609 of 609

  • Dec 24 Wellington-Auckland (NZ) express train swept away in flood kills 166
  • Dec 25 Avalanche of lava kills 150 (Ruapehu volcano, New Zealand)
  • Dec 27 Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns 17-16 in NFL championship game
  • Dec 28 WLBT TV channel 3 in Jackson, MS (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 30 The first ever NTSC color television sets go on sale for about USD at $1,175 each from RCA.
  • Dec 31 Hulan Jack sworn in as Manhattan Borough president
  • Dec 31 WFBC (now WYFF) TV channel 4 in G'ville-Spartanburg, SC (NBC) begins
  • Dec 31 Willie Shoemaker shatters record, riding 485 winners in a year
  • Dec 31 42nd Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Melbourne (3-2)