On This Day

What Happened on November 5, 1953

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Release

Film "How to Marry a Millionaire" directed by Jean Negulesco, starring Lauren Bacall, Betty Grable and Marilyn Monroe, first to be filmed in CinemaScope released

Actress Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe
Film actress Betty Grable
Film actress
Betty Grable
  • Nobel prize for physics awarded to Frederik Zernicke
  • Paul Searls saws a 32" log in 86.4 seconds
  • Terence Rattigan's "Sleeping Prince" premieres in London

Famous Birthdays

  • Florentino V. Floro, Filipino dwarf judge
  • Joyce Maynard, American writer