Historical Events in July 1953

  • Jul 1 KLAS TV channel 8 in Las Vegas, NV (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 1 KTVH (now KWCH) TV channel 12 in Hutchinson-Wichita, KS (CBS) begins

Wimbledon Men's Tennis

Jul 3 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American Vic Seixas wins his only Wimbledon singles title with a 9-7, 6-3, 6-4 over Dane Kurt Nielsen

  • Jul 4 Imre Nagy succeeds Matyas Rákosi as premier of Hungary

Wimbledon Women's Tennis

Jul 4 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Maureen Connolly wins 3rd leg of her Grand Slam beating fellow American Doris Hart 8-6, 7-5

  • Jul 5 Phillies pitcher Robin Roberts hurls his 28th consecutive MLB complete game in a 2-0 win over Pittsburgh
  • Jul 5 WANC TV channel 21 in Asheville, NC (IND) begins broadcasting

Historic Event

Jul 7 Che Guevara sets out on a trip through Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, and El Salvador

  • Jul 7 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Birmingham CC: Walter Burkemo wins 2 & 1 from Felize Torza in the Tuesday final; his lone major title
  • Jul 8 US stops aid to Persia
  • Jul 9 1st helicopter passenger service (NYC)
  • Jul 9 Phillies Robin Roberts ends streak of 28 consecutive complete games

British Golf Open

Jul 10 British Open Men's Golf, Carnoustie: In his only Open Championship appearance, Ben Hogan prevails by 4 strokes over Dai Rees, Antonio Cerdá, Peter Thomson, Frank Stranahan

  • Jul 12 KTVB TV channel 7 in Boise, ID (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 13 Battle of the Kumsong River begins - last major battle of the Korean war
  • Jul 14 20th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-1 at Crosley Field, Cincinnati

Historic Event

Jul 14 First US national monument dedicated to a black American, to preserve the boyhood home of agricultural scientist and inventor George Washington Carver in Newton County, Missouri [1]

  • Jul 15 ANC members, Walter Sisulu and Duma Nokwe leave South Africa and go overseas under false names
  • Jul 16 KROC (now KTTC) TV channel 10 in Rochester, Minnesota (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • Jul 19 KIMA TV channel 29 in Yakima, WA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 19 WAKR (now WAKC) TV channel 23 in Akron, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 20 The United Nations Economic and Social Council votes to make UNICEF a permanent agency
  • Jul 20 USSR/Israel recover diplomatic relations
  • Jul 24 KEYT TV channel 3 in Santa Barbara, California (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 25 NYC transit fare rises from 10 cents to 15 cents, 1st use of subway tokens
  • Jul 26 Arizona Governor John Howard Pyle orders an anti-polygamy law enforcement crackdown on residents of Short Creek, Arizona, which becomes known as the Short Creek Raid
  • Jul 26 Cuban pirate radio station's 1st transmission at Santiago de Cuba

Historic Event

Jul 26 Fidel Castro leads a failed attack on the Moncada Barracks, intended to spark a revolution in Cuba

  • Jul 26 Tour de France: Louison Bobet of France wins first of 3 consecutive Tour general classification events
  • Jul 27 Dizzy Dean, Al Simmons "Chief" Bender, Bobby Wallace, Harry Wright, Ed Barrow, Bill Klem and Tom Connolly inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

Korean War Ends

Jul 27 North Korea and the United Nations sign armistice to stop fighting and divide Korea at the 38th parallel

  • Jul 27 Vatican disallows priest holiday work in factory
  • Jul 29 US bomber shot down by Soviet Air Defence Forces in the Sea of Japan, north of Vladivostok
  • Jul 30 Rikidōzan holds a ceremony announcing the establishment of the Japan Pro Wrestling Alliance