November 1953 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 1 Emile Zatopek runs world record 10K (29:01.6) & 6 mile (28:08.4)
  • 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 8 Salazar's party wins all parliamentary seats in Portugal
  • Nov 9 Cambodia (aka Kampuchea) gains independence from Fance, within the French Union
  • Nov 10 Giants end their tour of Japan (players got $331 of $3,000 promised)

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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 13 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 4th String Quartet premieres
  • 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

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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 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 25 Earthquake and tsnunami strike Honshu, Japan
  • Nov 26 Yamada Koun, leader of Sanbo Kyodan line of Zen, found 1st awakening
  • Nov 29 American Airlines begins 1st regular commercial NY-LA air service
  • 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.

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 1 N Jan Davis, Cocoa Beach Florida, PhD/astronaut (STS 47, 60, 85)
  • Nov 4 Carlos Gutierrez, American politician
  • Nov 4 Dr. Marvel Williamson, American educator
  • Nov 5 Florentino V. Floro, Filipino dwarf judge
  • Nov 5 Joyce Maynard, American writer
  • Nov 8 John Musker, American animation director
  • Nov 11 Kostas Skandalidis, Greek politician
  • Nov 13 Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Mexican politician
  • Nov 13 Waswo_X._Waswo, American Photographer
  • Nov 14 Dominique de Villepin, Prime Minister of France
  • Nov 15 Yuri Viktorovich Prikhodko, Russian cosmonaut
  • Nov 18 Alan Moore, British comic book writer and novelist
  • Nov 21 Tina Brown, journalist publisher (New Yorker, Tattler)
  • Nov 22 Billy M. Sprague, American rocket scientist
  • Nov 25 Jeffrey Skilling, American former CEO of Enron
  • Nov 26 Hilary Benn, British politician
  • Nov 29 Alex Grey, American artist
  • Nov 30 Mike Espy, (Rep-D-Mississippi)

Deaths in History

  • Nov 8 Iwan Bunin, writer, dies at 83
  • Nov 8 John van Melle, South African writer (Bart Nel), dies at 66

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Nov 9 Abdulaziz Ibn Saud, Founder and first King of Saudi Arabia (1932-53), dies of a heart attack at 78

Founder of Saudi Arabia Ibn Saud
Founder of Saudi Arabia
Ibn Saud
  • Nov 9 Dylan Thomas, author-poet (Adv in skin trade), dies in NY at 39
  • Nov 22 Syed Sulaiman Nadvi, Pakistani religious scholar and biographer of Muhammad (b. 1884)
  • Nov 24 Robert H Lightfoot, English theologist/exegetist, dies at 70
  • Nov 27 Eugene O'Neill, playwright (Nobel 1936), dies in Boston at 65
  • Nov 29 Milt Gross, American comic book illustrator and animator (b. 1895)