On This Day

What Happened on December 1, 1953

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
1953 Highlights

About December 1, 1953

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 67 years and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Sagittarius