On This Day

Historical Events in November 1953

  • Nov 1 Czech long distance runner Emile Zatopek sets world 10,000m record 29:01.6 & 6 mile mark 28:08.4 in Stara Boleslav, Czech Republic
  • Nov 1 KCEN TV channel 6 in Temple-Waco, TX (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 1 KMGH TV channel 7 in Denver, CO (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 1 WHEC TV channel 10 in Rochester, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 1 Herb Thomas, driving his own No. 92 Hudson Hornet wraps up the NASCAR Grand National Championship with 14th-place in 100-mile finale at Atlanta's Lakewood Speedway; Thomas first repeat champion of the series
  • Nov 2 Pakistan becomes islamic republic
  • Nov 3 MLB Rules Committee restores the sacrifice fly rule, eliminated in 1939; rule says a sacrifice fly is not charged as a time at bat
  • Nov 3 First live color US coast-to-coast telecast (NYC)
  • Nov 3 "Tokyo Story", Japanese film directed by Yasujirō Ozu, starring Chishū Ryū, Chieko Higashiyama and Setsuko Hara, is released
  • Nov 4 Eddie Joost succeeds Jimmy Dykes as the manager of Philadelphia A's
  • Nov 4 New baseball balk rule gives the batter option of accepting the outcome of the pitch or the balk
  • Nov 5 Nobel prize for physics awarded to Frederik Zernicke
  • Nov 5 Paul Searls saws a 32" log in 86.4 seconds
  • Nov 5 Terence Rattigan's "Sleeping Prince" premieres in London

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Nov 5 Film "How to Marry a Millionaire" directed by Jean Negulesco, starring Lauren Bacall, Betty Grable and Marilyn Monroe, first to be filmed in CinemaScope released

Actress Marilyn Monroe
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Marilyn Monroe
Film actress Betty Grable
Film actress
Betty Grable
  • Nov 6 French National Meeting grants Saarland more autonomy

  • Nov 6 Masao Oki's symphony "Atomic Bomb" premieres
  • Nov 7 WIS TV channel 10 in Columbia, SC (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 8 Salazar's party wins all parliamentary seats in Portugal
  • Nov 9 Cambodia (aka Kampuchea) gains independence from France, within the French Union
  • Nov 9 KTVQ TV channel 2 in Billings, MT (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 9 Supreme Court rules Major League baseball exempt from anti-trust laws
  • Nov 10 Giants end their tour of Japan (players got $331 of $3,000 promised)
  • Nov 11 Jimmy Dykes succeeds Marty Marion as Baltimore Orioles manager

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Nov 12 David Ben-Gurion, resigns as Prime Minister of Israel

First Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion
First Israeli Prime Minister
David Ben-Gurion
  • Nov 12 US district Judge Grim, rules NFL can black out TV home games

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Nov 13 Dmitri Shostakovich's 4th String Quartet premieres

  • Nov 14 WCIA TV channel 3 in Champaign, IL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 15 WIBW TV channel 13 in Topeka, KS (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 15 WRBL TV channel 3 in Columbus, GA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 17 St Louis Browns officially become the Baltimore Baseball Club Inc
  • Nov 17 The remaining human inhabitants of the Blasket Islands, Kerry, Ireland are evacuated to the mainland
  • Nov 17 United States joins the United Nations in condemning Israel's raid on Jordan on October 4, 1953
  • Nov 18 Anti-Revolutionary Party (ARP) accept female suffrage
  • Nov 19 US Supreme Court rules (7-2) baseball is a sport not a business

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Nov 19 US VP Richard Nixon visits Hanoi

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Nov 20 Scott Crossfield in Douglas Skyrocket, 1st to break Mach 2 (1,300 MPH)
  • Nov 21 WKJG TV channel 33 in Ft Wayne, IN (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 21 Authorities at the British Natural History Museum announce the "Piltdown Man" skull, one of the most famous fossil skulls in the world, is a hoax
  • Nov 23 KVFD (now KTIN) TV channel 21 in Ft Dodge, IA (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • Nov 23 WJBF TV channel 6 in Augusta, GA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 24 Dodgers sign Walter Alston to a 1-year pact as manager for 1954
  • Nov 25 "Guys & Dolls" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 1,200 performances
  • Nov 25 Earthquake and tsnunami strike Honshu, Japan
  • Nov 25 Hungary beats England in soccer match, 6-3
  • Nov 26 KBOI (now KBCI) TV channel 2 in Boise, ID (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 26 WJHL TV channel 11 in Johnson City, TN (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 26 Yamada Koun, leader of Sanbo Kyodan line of Zen, found 1st awakening
  • Nov 27 Indians 3rd baseman Al Rosen is unanimously named AL's MVP
  • Nov 28 "Wish You Were Here" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 597 performances
  • Nov 28 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeat Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 12-6
  • Nov 28 18th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 10-7 in Birmingham
  • Nov 29 American Airlines begins 1st regular commercial NY-LA air service
  • Nov 29 WSIX TV channel 8 in Nashville, TN (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 30 French parachutist under Colonel De Castries attacks Dien Bien Phu
  • Nov 30 Edward Mutesa II, kabaka (king) of Buganda is deposed and exiled to London by Sir Andrew Cohen, Governor of Uganda