On This Day

What Happened on November 5, 1953

Historical Events

Film 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; release delayed to allow "The Robe" to debut the format

  • Nobel prize for physics awarded to Frederik Zernicke
  • Paul Searls saws a 32" log in 86.4 seconds

Historic Event

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? 68 years, 2 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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