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
vinyl songs

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?


Which were the most popular books released in November 1953?

From Here To Eternity by James Jones

From Here To Eternity


1941, Diamond Head, Hawaii Pvt. Robert E. Lee Prewitt, a champion welterweight boxer and a great bugler. He refuses to be part of the company's boxing squad, and he is given "the treatment".

The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas

The Robe


Vintage Hardcover book

Angel Unaware by Dale Evans Rogers

Angel Unaware


Roy Evans Rogers, entertainer, was thrilled to meet their baby girl Robin. Their excitement soon turned to worry when Robin was diagnosed with Down's syndrome.

Sexual Behavior In The Human Female by Paul Kinsey

Sexual Behavior In The Human Female


The first edition of Sexual Behavior in the Female Female was published in 1953, five year after the male volume.

A Sunset Touch by Howard Spring

A Sunset Touch


This is a powerful tale of conflict between the man's private, imagined world and the harsh realities around him.