October 1953 calendar

October 1953
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031 

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

history

Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1953?


Events

  • 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 (2:17:39.4)
  • 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 (US bases)
  • 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 (Havana)
  • 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

Famous Birthday

Famous Deaths

vinyl songs

Music charts

Which were the top hits in October 1953?
Unlimited, ad-free streaming of over a million songs, 30 day Free Trial


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')

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
Watch popular movies, TV series and live events, start your 30-day free trial

Tokyo Story

Tokyo Story

Release year: 1953

Directed by: Yasujirô Ozu

Starring: Chishû Ryû, Chieko Higashiyama, Sô Yamamura, Setsuko Hara

Country: United States of America

The Big Heat

The Big Heat

Release year: 1953

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Jocelyn Brando, Alexander Scourby

Country: United States of America

Dos tipos de cuidado

Dos tipos de cuidado

Release year: 1953

Directed by: Ismael Rodríguez

Starring: Jorge Negrete, Pedro Infante, Carmelita González, Yolanda Varela

Crime Wave

Crime Wave

Release year: 1953

Directed by: André De Toth

Starring: Gene Nelson, Sterling Hayden, Phyllis Kirk, Ted de Corsia

Calamity Jane

Calamity Jane

Release year: 1953

Directed by: David Butler

Starring: Doris Day, Howard Keel, Allyn Ann McLerie, Philip Carey

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in October 1953?
Unlimited books on any devices, try your first month free

Time And Time Again by James Hilton

Time And Time Again

By:

BOOKS

The Deep Six by Martin Dibner

The Deep Six

By:

Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, 1953, Hardbound, about 8.5 inches tall, 321 pages. Dust jacket art and endpapers illustration by the author.

The Silver Chalice by Thomas B. Costain

The Silver Chalice

By:

The latest release in the Christian Epic series is an exciting novel that takes place shortly after Christ's death and resurrection. Basil is called to design the case which will hold the silver cup that Christ and His disciples drank …

How To Play Your Best Golf All The Time by Tommy Armour

How To Play Your Best Golf All The Time

By:

Tommy Armour's classic How to Play Your Best Golf All the Time provides timeless golf instruction on the following subjects: * How to learn your best golf * What can

The Devil'S Laughter by Frank Yerby

The Devil'S Laughter

By:

Jean Paul Marin was the hot blooded son of a wealthy Sicilian shipowner. He seethed with Republican principals in a land ruled by a decadent nobility.