What Happened on December 1, 1953

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


Book releaseHistoric Publication

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

Actress Marilyn Monroe
Actress
Marilyn Monroe
Playboy Founder & Businessman Hugh Hefner
Playboy Founder & Businessman
Hugh Hefner
  • 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