1953 in History (Part 3)

Events in History

Events 201 - 285 of 285

  • Sep 8 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Fulgeno corona
  • Sep 10 Swanson sells its 1st "TV dinner"

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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)

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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
  • Oct 1 Indian state of Andhra Pradesh partitioned from Madras
  • Oct 5 Earl Warren sworn in as 14th chief justice of US
  • 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
  • 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 5 Nobel prize for physics awarded to 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, kabaka (king) of Buganda is deposed and exiled to London by Sir Andrew Cohen, Governor of Uganda

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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 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 12 Chuck Yeager reaches Mach 2.43 in Bell X-1A rocket plane
  • 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 US Federal Communications Commission approves RCA's black & white-compatible color TV specifications
  • Dec 24 Two fast express trains crash head-on killing 103 in Czechoslovakia
  • Dec 24 René Coty elected president of France
  • 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 25 KNEV (95.5 The Vibe) radio broadcaster in Reno, Nevada begins broadcasting
  • Dec 31 Hulan Jack sworn in as Manhattan Borough president
  • Dec 31 Willie Shoemaker shatters record, riding 485 winners in a year

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 201 - 215 of 215

  • Dec 14 Vangelis Meimarakis, Greek lawyer and politician
  • Dec 14 Mikael Odenberg, Swedish politician
  • Dec 15 J. M. DeMatteis, American comic book writer
  • Dec 18 Khas-Magomed Hadjimuradov, Chechen bard
  • Dec 21 Tina Brown, journalist (New Yorker)
  • Dec 23 Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna of Russia
  • Dec 24 François Loos, French politician
  • Dec 25 Arnella Flynn, Errol Flynn's daughter, born in Rome, Italy
  • Dec 26 Valeri Yuriyevich Sharov, Russian cosmonaut
  • Dec 26 Leonel Fernández, Dominican politician and current President of the Dominican Republic
  • Dec 29 Stanley Tookie Williams, American author/murderer (executed 2005)
  • Dec 30 Daniel T Barry, PhD/MD/astronaut (STS 72), born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • Dec 30 Bill Kazmaier, American powerlifter
  • Dec 30 Harald Schmautz, German-born journalist
  • Dec 30 Meredith Vieira, American television journalist

Weddings in History


Deaths in History