On This Day

What Happened on October 4, 1953

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

NY Yankees slugging 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; Yankees win series, 4-2

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle

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
  • Tchéky Karyo, Turkish-French actor
1953 Highlights

About October 4, 1953

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 1 month and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Libra