On This Day

What Happened on November 9, 1953

Historical Events

  • Cambodia (aka Kampuchea) gains independence from France, within the French Union
  • KTVQ TV channel 2 in Billings, MT (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Supreme Court rules Major League baseball exempt from anti-trust laws

Famous Birthdays

  • GaĆ©tan Hart, Canadian boxer

Famous Deaths

Ibn Saud

Abdulaziz Ibn Saud, Founder and first King of Saudi Arabia (1932-53), dies of a heart attack at 78

  • Dylan Thomas, Welsh poet (Child's Christmas in Wales), dies at 39
1953 Highlights

About November 9, 1953

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 2 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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