What Happened on November 1, 1953

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 5th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Herb Thomas wins
  • Emile Zatopek runs world record 10K (29:01.6) & 6 mile (28:08.4)
  • 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