October 1953 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 1 Indian state of Andhra Pradesh partitioned from Madras

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Oct 5 Earl Warren sworn in as 14th chief justice of US

Jurist and Governor of California Earl Warren
Jurist and Governor of California
Earl Warren
  • Oct 5 The first documented recovery meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is held.
  • 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 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

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Oct 9 Konrad Adenauer elected Chancellor of West Germany

Chancellor of West Germany Konrad Adenauer
Chancellor of West Germany
Konrad Adenauer
  • 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

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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 19 1st jet transcontinental nonstop scheduled service
  • Oct 22 Laos gains full independence from France
  • Oct 23 France grants Laos' sovereignty
  • Oct 23 German FR applies to NATO
  • Oct 25 Coal mine in Seraing Belgium explodes, 26 die
  • Oct 26 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Emu Field, Australia
  • Oct 28 Bud Grant of Winnipeg Blue Bombers intercepts 5 passes (record)
  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 1 Greta Andersen Waitz, marathoner (NYC - 1984), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Oct 1 John Hegley, British poet
  • Oct 5 James E Lascelles, grandson of English princess Mary
  • Oct 5 John Stachniewski, scholar/teacher
  • Oct 6 Klaas Bruinsma, Dutch drug lord (d. 1991)
  • Oct 12 Serge Lepeltier, French politician
  • Oct 13 Bill Schuette, (Rep-R-MI, 1985- )
  • Oct 14 Marcel R Zeeuw, Suriname lt-colonel (coup 1982)
  • Oct 14 Olga Nikolayevna Klyushnikova, Russia, cosmonaut
  • Oct 15 Betsy Clifford, Canadian alpine skier
  • Oct 21 Peter Mandelson, British politician
  • Oct 22 Roy Ristie, Suriname/Neth radio host (Apintie, Kankantrie)
  • Oct 26 Jennifer Roberson, US, sci-fi author (Shapechangers, Sword-Maker)
  • Oct 26 Rosa Monckton, notable charity fundraiser
  • Oct 27 Michael Baker, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 43, 52, 68, 81), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Oct 28 Pierre Boivin, Canadian businessman and hockey executive
  • Oct 30 Alexander Fedorovich Poleshchuk, Moscow, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-16)
  • Oct 30 Peter Hoekstra, (Rep-R-Michigan)

Deaths in History

  • Oct 3 Florence Sabin, American Physician, dies at 82
  • Oct 5 Friedrich Wolf, writer, dies at 64
  • Oct 18 Douwe Kalma, Fries literature/christian-socialist, dies at 57
  • Oct 20 Werner Baumbach, German bomber pilot (b. 1916)
  • Oct 23 Maurice Lugeon, Swiss geologist (nappism), dies at 83