September 1953 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 1 101°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Sept
  • Sep 1 Fokker begins building F-27 Fokker Friendship
  • Sep 3 European Convention on Human Rights goes into effect

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 3 French minister Francois Mitterrand, resigns due to colonial policy

21st President of France Francois Mitterrand
21st President of France
Francois Mitterrand
  • Sep 4 Yanks become 1st team to win 5 consecutive championship
  • Sep 5 1st privately operated atomic reactor-Raleigh, NC
  • Sep 5 US give Persian premier Zahedi $45 million aid

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Sep 6 Konrad Adenauer's CDU wins elections in German Federal Republic

Chancellor of West Germany Konrad Adenauer
Chancellor of West Germany
Konrad Adenauer
  • Sep 8 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Fulgeno corona
  • Sep 10 Swanson sells its 1st "TV dinner"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 14 Nikita Khrushchev appointed First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, succeeding Malenkov

Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
Nikita Khrushchev
  • Sep 14 Yanks clinch 5th straight pennant with 8-5 win over Indians
  • Sep 17 1st successful separation of Siamese (conjoined) twins
  • Sep 22 Islamic uprising in Atjeh, Indonesia
  • Sep 26 Billy Hunter is last St Louis Browns player to homer in a game
  • 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 Typhoon destroys one third of Nagoya, Japan
  • Sep 28 Dutch government proclaims 5% general pay increase on Jan 1, 1954
  • 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)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 1 Chuck Orton, US sysop, (Emerald BBS, Oregon)
  • Sep 2 Gerhard P J Thiele, Brenz Germany, astronaut
  • Sep 2 Ahmad Shah Massoud, Afghan commander and a war hero (d. 2001)
  • Sep 3 Khabib Munir, Syria, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-3 backup)
  • Sep 3 M H Habib, Syria, cosmonaut
  • Sep 4 Michael Stean, chess player
  • Sep 11 Jani Allan, South African journalist and media personality
  • Sep 12 Nancy "Nan" Goldin, Photographer, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 16 Gene Taylor, (Rep-D-Mississippi)
  • Sep 16 Nancy Huston, Canadian-born novelist and essayist
  • Sep 17 Rita Rudner, comedienne (Funny People)
  • Sep 17 Altaf Hussain, Pakistani politician and founder of MQM
  • Sep 18 Betsy Boze née: Vogel, American academic
  • Sep 22 Ségolène Royal, French politician
  • Sep 22 Geoff Gilpin, American author
  • Sep 26 Aivars Lembergs, Latvian politician
  • Sep 27 Diane Abbott, British politician (L) 1st black woman elected to UK parliament, born in London
  • Sep 27 Heather Watts, ballerina (Dancing on My Grave), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 27 Mata Amritanandamayi, Indian religious leader
  • Sep 30 S.M. Stirling, Canadian-born author

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 3 Explorer Edmund Hillary (34) weds Louise Mary Rose

Mountaineer and Explorer Edmund Hillary
Mountaineer and Explorer
Edmund Hillary

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 12 American Senator John F. Kennedy (36) weds Jacqueline Bouvier (24) in Newport, Rhode Island

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
US First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
US First Lady
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 25 Statesman Mikhail Gorbachev (22) weds Raisa Maximovna (21) at a Komsomol wedding ceremony

Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev
Soviet General Secretary
Mikhail Gorbachev

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 29 US Senator Joseph McCarthy (43) weds researcher Jean Kerr at St. Matthews Cathedral in Washington, D.C.

US Senator Joseph McCarthy
US Senator
Joseph McCarthy

Deaths in History

  • Sep 1 Bernard O'Dowd, Australian poet (b. 1866)
  • Sep 2 Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright IV, U.S. general (b. 1883)
  • Sep 5 Richard Walther Darré, Nazi politician, one of the leading 'blood and soil' ideologists (b. 1895)
  • Sep 12 Hugo Schmeisser, German weapons designer (b. 1884)
  • Sep 16 Colin G Fink, US chemist (electro-chemistry), dies
  • Sep 17 Emil Ermatinger, Switz, literature critic, dies at 80
  • Sep 24 Berthold Viertel, writer, dies at 68
  • Sep 25 Dimitur Poljanov, [Popov], Bulgaria poet (Iron Verses), dies
  • Sep 26 Xu Beihong, Chinese painter (b. 1895)
  • Sep 27 Jules-Marie Canneel, Flemish painter/caricaturist, dies at 72

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 28 Edwin Hubble, American astronomer, first to announce existence of other galaxies, dies at 63

Astronomer Edwin Hubble
Astronomer
Edwin Hubble