On This Day

What Happened on October 5, 1953

Historical Events

  • 50th Baseball World Series: NY Yankees beat Brooklyn Dodgers, 4-3 in Game 6 for 4-2 series win; NY 2nd baseman Billy Martin's 12 hits sets WS record; Yankees win record 5th consecutive WS

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Earl Warren sworn in as 14th Chief Justice of US Supreme Court

Jurist and Governor of California Earl Warren
Jurist and Governor of California
Earl Warren
  • The first documented recovery meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is held.

Famous Birthdays

  • James Lascelles, British grandson of English princess Mary, born in Bayswater, London
  • John Stachniewski, scholar/teacher
  • Sandra "Puma" Jones, rocker (Black Uhuru), born in Kingston, Jamaica

Famous Deaths

  • Friedrich Wolf, writer, dies at 64
1953 Highlights

About October 5, 1953

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 3 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Libra