On This Day

What Happened on December 1, 1953

Historical Events

Historic Publication

Hugh Hefner publishes 1st edition of Playboy magazine, featuring Marilyn Monroe as the magazine's 1st centerfold

  • Red Sox trade for slugger Jackie Jensen, sending pitcher Mickey McDermott and outfielder Tom Umphlett to Washington; Jensen averages 25 HRs a year for his 7 seasons in Boston; AL RBI leader x 3, and AL MVP in 1958
  • WAIM (now WAXA) TV channel 40 in Anderson, SC (IND) 1st broadcast
  • WCSH TV channel 6 in Portland, ME (NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 Highlights

About December 1, 1953

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 68 years and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Sagittarius