On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 1953

Historical Events

  • Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Carl Erskine sets a Baseball World Series record with 14 strikeouts in a 3-2 Game 3 win against NY Yankees at Ebbets Field
  • Indian state of Andhra Pradesh partitioned from Madras
  • KJEO TV channel 47 in Fresno, CA (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • KYTV TV channel 3 in Springfield, MO (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • WATE TV channel 6 in Knoxville, TN (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • WREX TV channel 13 in Rockford, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

Grete Waitz

Grete Waitz, Norwegian long distance athlete (9 x NYC Marathon titles; World C'ship gold 1983; 5 x gold World Cross Country; WR x 4), born in Oslo, Norway (d. 2011)

  • John Hegley, British poet
1953 Highlights

About October 1, 1953

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 10 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Look At That Girl - Guy Mitchell