On This Day

What Happened on October 4, 1953

Historical Events

Sports History

50th Baseball World Series: NY Yankees beat Brooklyn Dodgers, 4-3 at Yankee Stadium for 4-2 series win; Yankees record 5th consecutive WS; MVP: NY 2B Billy Martin

World Record

British runner Jim Peters sets world marathon record 2:18:34.8 in the Turku Marathon in Finland


Famous Birthdays

  • Andreas Vollenweider, Swiss new-age harpist (Down to the Moon), born in Zürich, Switzerland
  • Gil "The Bird" Moore, Canadian rock drummer and vocalist (Triumph), born in Toronto, Ontario [some sources give birth date as Feb. 12, 1951]
  • Tchéky Karyo, Turkish-French actor
1953 Highlights

About October 4, 1953

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 1 month and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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