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
Marilyn Monroe
Playboy Founder & Businessman Hugh Hefner
Playboy Founder & Businessman
Hugh Hefner
  • Red Sox trade M McDermott & Tom Umphlett for Wash's Jackie Jensen
  • WAIM (now WAXA) TV channel 40 in Anderson, SC (IND) 1st broadcast
  • Walter Alston named Dodger manager
  • WCSH TV channel 6 in Portland, ME (NBC) begins broadcasting