On This Day

Events in History in October 1953

  • Oct 1 Indian state of Andhra Pradesh partitioned from Madras

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 5 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
  • Oct 5 The first documented recovery meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is held.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 9 British Prime Minister Winston Churchill aproves Guyanese Constitution

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Oct 9 Konrad Adenauer elected Chancellor of West Germany

Chancellor of West Germany Konrad Adenauer
Chancellor of West Germany
Konrad Adenauer
  • Oct 12 US & Greece sign peace treaty (US bases)
  • Oct 13 Burglar alarm-ultrasonic or radio waves patented by Samuel Bagno
  • Oct 14 1st 3 Dutch female police officers go into service
  • Oct 14 Belgian Convair crashes at Frankfurt, 44 die
  • Oct 14 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Emu Field, Australia
  • Oct 14 Ike promises to fire as Red any federal worker taking 5th amendment

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 16 Fidel Castro sentenced to 15 years (Havana)

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
  • Oct 19 1st jet transcontinental nonstop scheduled service
  • Oct 19 Dystopian novel "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury is published in the US
  • Oct 22 Laos gains full independence from France
  • Oct 23 France grants Laos' sovereignty
  • Oct 23 German FR applies to NATO
  • Oct 25 Coal mine in Seraing Belgium explodes, 26 die
  • Oct 26 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Emu Field, Australia
  • Oct 28 Bud Grant of Winnipeg Blue Bombers intercepts 5 passes (record)
  • Oct 29 A Baltimore group purchases St Louis Browns

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

Oct 30 Dr Albert Schweitzer & Gen George Marshall win Nobel Peace Prize

Military Leader George Marshall
Military Leader
George Marshall