On This Day

What Happened on November 5, 1953

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 judge (suspended from the Philippine judiciary in 2006 due to mental illness), born in Manila, Philippines
  • Joyce Maynard, American journalist and novelist (Labor Day), born in Durham, New Hampshire
1953 Highlights

About November 5, 1953

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 2 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Scorpio