On This Day

What Happened on November 4, 1953

Historical Events

  • New baseball balk rule gives the batter option of accepting the outcome of the pitch or the balk

Famous Birthdays

  • Carlos Gutierrez, American politician (35th United States Secretary of Commerce 2005-09), born in Havana, Cuba
  • Jacques Villeneuve (elder), Canadian auto racer (North American Formula Atlantic Champion 1980–81; Can-Am Champion 1983), born in Berthierville, Quebec
  • Marvel Williamson, American educator, born in Holton, Kansas

Famous Deaths

  • Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, American pianist and philanthropist, dies at 89
1953 Highlights

About November 4, 1953

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 2 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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