What Happened on October 14, 1953

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 1st 3 Dutch female police officers go into service
  • Belgian Convair crashes at Frankfurt, 44 die
  • Charley Dressen resigns rather than take 1 year contract as Dodger mgr
  • Great Britain performs nuclear test at Emu Field, Australia
  • Ike promises to fire as Red any federal worker taking 5th amendment
  • WTEN TV channel 10 in Albany, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Greg Evigan, American actor (BJ-BJ & the Bear, Melrose Place), born in South Amboy, New Jersey
  • Marcel Zeeuw, Surinamese soldier (coup 1982), born in Paramaribo, Suriname (d. 2015)
  • Roland Butcher, Barbados born English cricketer (1st cricketer of Caribbean descent to play for England 1981), born in Saint Philip Parish, Barbados
  • Shelley Ackerman, American astrologer, writer and singer, born in Manhattan, New York