What Happened on November 1, 1953

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Czech long distance runner Emile Zatopek sets world 10,000m record 29:01.6 & 6 mile mark 28:08.4 in Stara Boleslav, Czech Republic
  • Herb Thomas, driving his own No. 92 Hudson Hornet wraps up the NASCAR Grand National Championship with 14th-place in 100-mile finale at Atlanta's Lakewood Speedway; Thomas first repeat champion of the series
  • KCEN TV channel 6 in Temple-Waco, TX (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • KMGH TV channel 7 in Denver, CO (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • WHEC TV channel 10 in Rochester, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Michael Zaslow, actor (One Life to Live, Guiding Light), born in Inglewood, California
  • N Jan Davis, PhD/astronaut (STS 47, 60, 85), born in Cocoa Beach, Florida