On This Day

What Happened on November 21, 1953

Bare Bones of the Great Ape-Man Hoax

Historical Events

  • Authorities at the British Natural History Museum announce the "Piltdown Man" skull, one of the most famous fossil skulls in the world, is a hoax
  • WKJG TV channel 33 in Ft Wayne, IN (NBC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Asa Brebner, American guitarist and singer-songwriter (Modern Lovers; The Chartbusters), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2019)
  • Tina Brown, British journalist (New Yorker, Tattler), born in Maidenhead, United Kingdom

Famous Deaths

  • Larry Shields, American jazz clarinetist (Original Dixieland Jazz Band), dies at 60
1953 Highlights

About November 21, 1953

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 2 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Scorpio