What Happened on October 3, 1953

Historical Events

  • 7th NHL All-Star Game, Montreal Forum, Montreal, QC: All-Stars beat Montreal Canadiens, 3-1
  • KGGM TV channel 13 in Albuquerque, NM (CBS) begins broadcasting

Sports History

NY Yankees legendary center fielder Mickey Mantle hits a grand slam off Russ Meyer; Bronx Bombers hold on to win, 11-7 v Brooklyn Dodgers in Game 5 of Baseball World Series; NY wins series, 4-2

  • Ryder Cup Golf, Wentworth: San Snead wins 6 of 7 matches to lead US to 6th consecutive Cup win, 6½-5½ over Great Britain
1953 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Karen Bass, American politician and social worker (1st woman elected Mayor of Los Angeles 2022-; Rep-(D)-California 2011-2022), born in Los Angeles, California
Born in 1953

Famous Weddings

Sparky Anderson

MLB player and manager Sparky Anderson (19) weds childhood sweetheart Carol Valle

Famous Deaths

  • Arnold Bax, British composer known for his orchestral music (Tintagel), and memoirist (Farewell My Youth), dies of heart failure at 69
  • Florence Sabin, American Scientist who was the first woman to graduate from Johns Hopkins and the first lifetime woman member of the National Academy of Sciences, dies at 82

About October 3, 1953

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 5 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

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