October 1953 calendar

October 1953

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in October 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 October 1953: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1953?


  • 01 Oct 1953 KJEO TV channel 47 in Fresno, CA (CBS / ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 02 Oct 1953 Comedy in Music (Victor Borge) opens at John Golden NYC for 849 performances
  • 03 Oct 1953 7th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 3-1 at Montreal
  • 04 Oct 1953 Jim Peters runs world record marathon
  • 05 Oct 1953 The first documented recovery meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is held.
  • 06 Oct 1953 WTVM TV channel 9 in Columbus, Georgia (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 07 Oct 1953 Bill Veeck tells Browns stockholders he faces bankruptcy unless they drop their suit to block his move to Baltimore, they comply
  • 08 Oct 1953 WTAP TV channel 15 in Parkersburg-Marietta, WV (NBC) begins
  • 09 Oct 1953 British Premier Winston Churchill aproves Guyanese Constitution
  • 10 Oct 1953 Roland (Monty) Burton wins New Zealand air race in under 23 hours.
  • 12 Oct 1953 US and Greece signs peace treaty
  • 13 Oct 1953 Burglar alarm-ultrasonic or radio waves-patented by Samuel Bagno.
  • 14 Oct 1953 1st 3 Dutch female police officers go into service
  • 15 Oct 1953 KOIN TV channel 6 in Portland, OR (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 16 Oct 1953 Fidel Castro sentenced to 15 years
  • 18 Oct 1953 Willie Thrower becomes 1st black NFL quarterback in modern times
  • 19 Oct 1953 First jet transcontinental nonstop scheduled service.
  • 20 Oct 1953 WRAU (now WHOI) TV channel 19 in Peoria, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 22 Oct 1953 Laos gains full independence from France.
  • 23 Oct 1953 German FR applies to NATO
  • 24 Oct 1953 KOOL (now KTSP) TV channel 10 in Phoenix, AZ (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 25 Oct 1953 Coal mine in Seraing Belgium explodes, 26 die
  • 27 Oct 1953 British nuclear test Totem 2 is carried out at Emu Field, South Australia.
  • 28 Oct 1953 Red Barber, resigns as Dodger sportscaster to join Yankees
  • 29 Oct 1953 A Baltimore group purchases St. Louis Browns
  • 30 Oct 1953 Dr Albert Schweitzer and General George C Marshall win Nobel Peace Prize.
  • 31 Oct 1953 TV broadcasting begins in Belgium
  • 01 Oct 1953 Andhra State is formed, consisting of a Telugu-speaking area carved out of India's Madras State.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in October 1953?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - The Velvet Glove
  2. - Ricochet (Rick-O-Shay)
  3. - St. George and the Dragonet
  4. - Little Blue Riding Hood
  5. - Many Times

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Look At That Girl
  2. - I Believe
  3. - Where The Winds Blow
  4. - The Song From The Moulin Rouge
  5. - Terry's Theme (From 'Limelight')


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in October 1953?

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.

The Emperor'S Lady by F.W. Kenyon

The Emperor'S Lady



Flying Saucers From Outer Space by Donald Keyhoe

Flying Saucers From Outer Space


The author argues that there are good reasons to believe in flying saucers. It explains the contradictions of some and hopes that it will help.

The Silent World by Jacques Yves Cousteau and Frederic Dumas

The Silent World


Jacque Cousteau's underwater adventures and photographs

The Dark Angel by Mika Waltari

The Dark Angel


The powerful, dramatic story of Constantinople's fall in 1453.