November 1953 calendar

November 1953

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in November 1953.
The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Sir Winston Churchill (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on November 1953: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of November 1953?


  • 01 Nov 1953 Emile Zatopek runs world record 10K (29:01.6) and 6 mile (28:08.4)
  • 02 Nov 1953 Pakistan becomes Islamic Republic
  • 03 Nov 1953 1939 sacrifice fly rule restored: no time at bat for sac fly
  • 04 Nov 1953 Eddie Joost succeeds Jimmy Dykes as the manager of Philadelphia Athletics
  • 05 Nov 1953 Nobel prize for physics awarded / appended on Frederik Zernicke
  • 06 Nov 1953 French National Meeting grants Saarland more autonomy
  • 07 Nov 1953 WIS TV channel 10 in Columbia, SC (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 08 Nov 1953 Salazars party wins all parliament seats in Portugal
  • 09 Nov 1953 Cambodia (now Kampuchea) gains independence within French Union
  • 10 Nov 1953 Giants end their tour of Japan
  • 11 Nov 1953 Jimmy Dykes succeeds Marty Marion as Baltimore Orioles manager
  • 12 Nov 1953 David Ben-Gurion, resigns as Premier of Israel
  • 14 Nov 1953 WCIA TV channel 3 in Champaign, IL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 15 Nov 1953 WIBW TV channel 13 in Topeka, KS (CBS / ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 17 Nov 1953 St. Louis Browns officially become the Baltimore Baseball Club Inc
  • 18 Nov 1953 Anti-Revolutionary Party (ARP) accept female suffrage
  • 19 Nov 1953 US Supreme Court rules (7-2) baseball is a sport not a business
  • 20 Nov 1953 Scott Crossfield in Douglas Skyrocket, first to break Mach 2 (1300mph).
  • 21 Nov 1953 Pitdown Man, discovered in 1912 proved to be a hoax
  • 23 Nov 1953 KVFD (now KTIN) TV channel 21 in Ft Dodge, IA (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 24 Nov 1953 Dodgers sign Walter Alston to a 1-year pact as manager for 1954
  • 25 Nov 1953 Guys & Dolls closes at 46th St. Theater NYC after 1200 performances
  • 26 Nov 1953 KBOI (now KBCI) TV channel 2 in Boise, ID (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 28 Nov 1953 Wish You Were Here closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 597 performances
  • 29 Nov 1953 American Airlines begins 1st regular coml NY-LA air service
  • 30 Nov 1953 French parachutist under Col De Castries attacks Dien Bien Phu

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in November 1953?
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Top #4 songs in the USA

  1. - You Alone
  2. - That's Amore
  3. - Stranger In Paradise
  4. - Changing Partners

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Look At That Girl
  2. - Answer Me
  3. - Where The Winds Blow
  4. - Answer Me
  5. - I Believe


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Gitana tenías que ser

Gitana tenías que ser

Release year: 1953

Directed by: Rafael Baledón

Starring: Pedro Infante, Carmen Sevilla, Estrellita Castro, Ángel Garasa

A Day to Remember

A Day to Remember

Release year: 1953

Directed by: Ralph Thomas

Starring: Stanley Holloway, Joan Rice, Odile Versois, Donald Sinden



Release year: 1953

Directed by: John Farrow

Starring: John Wayne, Geraldine Page, Ward Bond, Michael Pate

Country: United States of America

The Bigamist

The Bigamist

Release year: 1953

Directed by: Ida Lupino

Starring: Joan Fontaine, Ida Lupino, Edmund Gwenn, Edmond O'Brien

It's a Grand Life

It's a Grand Life

Release year: 1953

Directed by: John E. Blakeley

Starring: Frank Randle, Diana Dors, Dan Young, Michael Brennan


Which were the most popular books released in November 1953?
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Time And Time Again by James Hilton

Time And Time Again



Life Is Worth Living by Fulton J. Sheen

Life Is Worth Living


Life Is Worth Living, a television series featuring Bishop Fulton Sheen, has been viewed by millions of people from all walks and every religion.

The Silent World by Jacques Yves Cousteau and Frederic Dumas

The Silent World


Jacque Cousteau's underwater adventures and photographs

The Age Of The Moguls by Stewart H. Holbrook

The Age Of The Moguls


Book by Stewart H. Holbrook

A Man Called Peter by Catherine Marshall

A Man Called Peter


Catherine Marshall, in the Preface to A Man Called Peter tells about a dream she had following Peter Marshall's passing. Peter was working in a rose-garden and said, "I!"