Today in History for October 1953

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 54 of 54

1st - Indian state of Andhra Pradesh partitioned from Madras
1st - KJEO TV channel 47 in Fresno, CA (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
1st - KYTV TV channel 3 in Springfield, MO (NBC) begins broadcasting
1st - WATE TV channel 6 in Knoxville, TN (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
1st - WREX TV channel 13 in Rockford, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting
2nd - "Comedy in Music (Victor Borge)" opens at John Golden NYC for 849 perf
2nd - Dodger Carl Erskine strikes out 14 Yankees in World Series
3rd - 10th Ryder Cup: US wins 6½-5½ at Wentworth, England
3rd - 7th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 3-1 at Montreal
3rd - KGGM TV channel 13 in Albuquerque, NM (CBS) begins broadcasting
4th - Jim Peters runs world record marathon (2:17:39.4)
4th - Mickey Mantle hits a grand slam in World Series
5th - Earl Warren sworn in as 14th chief justice of US
5th - 50th World Series sees NY Yankees beat Dodgers, 4 games to 2, as NY Billy Martin's 12 hits set record; Yanks win record 5th consec WS
5th - The first documented recovery meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is held.
6th - WTVM TV channel 9 in Columbus, GA (ABC) begins broadcasting
7th - Bill Veeck tells Browns stockholders he faces bankruptcy unless they drop their suit to block his move to Baltimore, they comply
Baseball Player Jackie RobinsonBaseball Player Jackie Robinson 8th - Birmingham Alabama, bars Jackie Robinson's Negro-White All-Stars from playing there Robinson gives in & drops white players from his group
8th - WTAP TV channel 15 in Parkersburg-Marietta, WV (NBC) begins
9th - British Prime Minister Winston Churchill aproves Guyanese Constitution
9th - Conrad Adenauer elected West German chancellor
12th - US & Greece signs peace treaty (US bases)
13th - Burglar alarm-ultrasonic or radio waves-patented-Samuel Bagno
14th - 1st 3 Dutch female police officers go into service
14th - Belgian Convair crashes at Frankfurt, 44 die
14th - Charley Dressen resigns rather than take 1 year contract as Dodger mgr
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston ChurchillSoldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill 14th - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Emu Field Australia
14th - Ike promises to fire as Red any federal worker taking 5th amendment
14th - WTEN TV channel 10 in Albany, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting
15th - John Patrick's "Teahouse of the Red Moon," premieres in NYC
15th - KOIN TV channel 6 in Portland, OR (CBS) begins broadcasting
15th - WJNL (now WFAT) TV channel 19 in Johnstown, PA (IND) begins
16th - Fidel Castro sentenced to 15 years (Havana)
18th - WLJT TV channel 11 in Lexington, TN (PBS) begins broadcasting
Cuban President Fidel CastroCuban President Fidel Castro 18th - WTVK TV channel 26 in Knoxville, TN (NBC) begins broadcasting
18th - Willie Thrower becomes 1st black NFL quarterback in modern times
19th - 1st jet transcontinental nonstop scheduled service
19th - Singer Julius LaRosa is fired on TV by Arthur Godfrey
20th - WRAU (now WHOI) TV channel 19 in Peoria, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting
22nd - Laos gains full independence from France
23rd - France grants Laos' sovereignty
23rd - German FR applies to NATO
23rd - WTRF TV channel 7 in Wheeling-Steubenville, WV (CBS) 1st broadcast
24th - KOOL (now KTSP) TV channel 10 in Phoenix, AZ (CBS) begins broadcasting
25th - Cleveland Browns' QB Otto Graham sets club record with 4 fumbles
25th - Coal mine in Seraing Belgium explodes, 26 die
25th - Dmitri Sjostakovitch completes his 10th Symphony
25th - KIEM TV channel 3 in Eureka, CA (NBC/CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
26th - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Emu Field Australia
28th - Bud Grant of Winnipeg Blue Bombers intercepts 5 passes (record)
28th - Red Barber, resigns as Dodger sportscaster to join Yankees
29th - A Baltimore group purchases St Louis Browns
Military Leader George MarshallMilitary Leader George Marshall 30th - Dr Albert Schweitzer & Gen George Marshall win Nobel Peace Prize
31st - TV broadcasting begins in Belgium

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 60 of 60

1st - Greta Andersen Waitz, Oslo Norway, marathoner (NYC - 1984)
1st - John Hegley, British poet
1st - Pete Falcone, American baseball player
1st - Grete Waitz, Norwegian athlete
4th - Tchéky Karyo, Turkish-French actor
5th - James E Lascelles, grandson of English princess Mary
5th - John Stachniewski, scholar/teacher
5th - Russell Mael, [Dwight Russel Day], California, rock vocalist (Sparks)
5th - Sandra "Puma" Jones, Kingston Jamaica, rocker (Black Uhuru)
6th - Klaas Bruinsma, Dutch drug lord (d. 1991)
7th - Christopher Norris, NYC, actress (Summer of '42, Eat My Dust)
7th - Tico Torres, rock drummer (Bon Jovi-Always)
8th - Ricky Lee Phelps, Paragould Ar, singer (Ky Headhunters-Davy Crockett)
9th - Hank Pfister, Bakersfield Cat, tennis star
9th - Tony Shalhoub, actor (Antonio Scarpacci-Wings, Big Night)
10th - Gus Williams, NBA guard (Golden State, Seattle, Washington)
10th - Midge Ure, Glasgow Scot, rocker (Dear God, Ultravox-We Came to Dance)
11th - David Morse, Beverly Mass, actor (St Elsewhere, House, Inside Moves)
12th - Serge Lepeltier, French politician
13th - Bill Schuette, (Rep-R-MI, 1985- )
13th - Pat Day, American jockey
14th - Greg Evigan, South Amboy NJ, actor (BJ-BJ & the Bear, Melrose Place)
14th - Marcel R Zeeuw, Suriname lt-colonel (coup 1982)
14th - Olga Nikolayevna Klyushnikova, Russia, cosmonaut
14th - Roland Butcher, cricketer (1st black to play for England 1981)
14th - Shelley Ackerman, American astrologer, writer, singer
15th - Larry Miller, NYC, comedian/actor (Larry-Pursuit Of Happiness)
15th - [Toriano] Tito Jackson, singer (Jackson 5-ABC, Never Can Say Goodbye)
15th - Betsy Clifford, Canadian alpine skier
16th - Martha Smith, Cleve Ohio, actress (Animal House)/playmate (July 1973)
16th - Susan Pedersen, US, 4 X 100m medley swimmer (Olympic-gold-1968)
16th - Tony Carey, Fresno Ca, rocker
16th - Paulo Roberto Falcão, Brazilian footballer
20th - Keith Hernandez, SF California, 1st baseman (St Louis Cards, NY Mets)
20th - Bill Nunn, American actor
21st - Charlotte Caffey, rock guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist (Go-Go's)
21st - Eleonora Giorgi, Rome Italy, actress (Nu de Femme, To Forget Venice)
21st - Keith Green, American musician (d. 1982)
21st - Peter Mandelson, British politician
22nd - Roy Ristie, Suriname/Neth radio host (Apintie, Kankantrie)
24th - Billy Thomas, Ft Meyers Fla, singer (McBride & Ride-I Count on You)
24th - James di Donato, twin who swam the butterfly 406 miles
24th - Jonathan di Donato, twin who swam the butterfly 406 miles
25th - Mark Will McNulty, Bindwa Zimbabwe, PGA golfer (1982 Danny Thomas-4th)
25th - Muffin Spencer-Devlin, Piqua OH, LPGA golfer (1985 MasterCard Pro-Am)
26th - Jennifer Roberson, US, sci-fi author (Shapechangers, Sword-Maker)
26th - Julian Keith Strickland, Athens Ga, drummer (B-52's-Rock Lobster)
26th - Lauren Tewes, Trafford Pa, actress (Julie McCoy-Love Boat)
26th - Rosa Monckton, notable charity fundraiser
27th - Michael Baker, Memphis Tn, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 43, 52, 68, 81)
27th - Peter Firth, Bradford England, actor (Equus, Lifeforce, Tess)
27th - Robert Picardo, Phila, actor (Frame Up, Gremlins 2)
28th - Pierre Boivin, Canadian businessman and hockey executive
29th - Denis Potvin, Ottawa Ontario, NY Islander defenseman (Norris trophy)
30th - Alexander Fedorovich Poleshchuk, Moscow, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-16)
30th - Charles Martin Smith, Van Nuys CA, actor (American Graffiti)
30th - Kathleen Cody, Bronx NY, actress (Charley & the Angel)
30th - Peter Hoekstra, (Rep-R-Michigan)
31st - John Lucas, Durham NC, NBA guard (Houston, Golden State, Milwaukee)
31st - Michael J. Anderson, American actor

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 2 of 2

MLB Player and Manager Sparky AndersonMLB Player and Manager Sparky Anderson (3rd) 3rd - MLB player and manager Sparky Anderson (19) weds childhood sweetheart Carol Valle
6th - MLB baseball player Hank Aaron (19) weds Barbara Lucas

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 16 of 16

3rd - Arnold Bax, British composer, dies at 69
3rd - Arnold Edward Trevor Bax, Brit composer (Coronation March), dies at 69
3rd - Arnold Bax, English composer (b. 1883)
5th - Friedrich Wolf, writer, dies at 64
6th - Porter Hall, actor (Half-Breed, Double Indenity), dies at 64
8th - Kathleen Ferrier, English alto singer, dies at 41
8th - Nigel Bruce, actor (Son of Lassie, Spider Woman), dies at 58
13th - Millard Mitchell, actor (12 O'Clock High, Gunfighter), dies at 50
18th - Douwe Kalma, Fries literature/christian-socialist, dies at 57
18th - Federico Gerdes, composer, dies at 80
20th - Werner Baumbach, German bomber pilot (b. 1916)
23rd - Maurice Lugeon, Swiss geologist (nappism), dies at 83
24th - Ernest Irving, composer, dies at 74
27th - Zdzislaw Jachimecki, composer, dies at 71
27th - Thomas Wass, English cricketer (b. 1873)
29th - William Kapell, American pianist (b. 1922)

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