On This Day

What Happened on November 4, 1953

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Eddie Joost succeeds Jimmy Dykes as the manager of Philadelphia A's
  • New baseball balk rule gives the batter option of accepting the outcome of the pitch or the balk

Famous Birthdays

  • Carlos Gutierrez, American politician
  • Dr. Marvel Williamson, American educator
  • Jacques Villeneuve (elder), Canadian racing driver

Famous Deaths

  • Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, composer, dies at 89