On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 1953

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 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, Norwegian marathon runner (world record holder; 9-time NYC Marathon champion), born in Oslo, Norway (d. 2011)
  • John Hegley, British poet