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 (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

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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?
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American History X

American History X

Directed by: Tony Kaye

Starring: Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly D'Angelo, Jennifer Lien

Country: United States of America

Autumn Sonata

Autumn Sonata

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Liv Ullmann, Lena Nyman, Halvar Björk

Country: United States of America



Directed by: Zaza Urushadze

Starring: Lembit Ulfsak, Elmo Nüganen, Giorgi Nakashidze, Misha Meskhi

Show People

Show People

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Marion Davies, William Haines, Dell Henderson, Paul Ralli

Country: United States of America

The Lion in Winter

The Lion in Winter

Directed by: Anthony Harvey

Starring: Peter O'Toole, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins, John Castle

Country: United States of America


Which were the most popular books released in October 1953?
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The Lady Of Arlington by Harnett T. Kane

The Lady Of Arlington


the lady of arlington

Come, My Beloved by Pearl S. Buck

Come, My Beloved


An American millionaire builds a Christian seminary in India, furthering his spiritual mission—and setting into motion a generations-spanning cycle of miscommunication and fracture within his family Beginning in the 1890s, Come,

Kingfishers Catch Fire by Rumer Godden

Kingfishers Catch Fire


A powerful novel about idealism and its consequences set in the Himalayas. Set in Kashmir, this is the story of Sophie, a young and idealistic Englishwoman with two young daughters who

The Emperor'S Lady by F.W. Kenyon

The Emperor'S Lady



The Age Of The Moguls by Stewart H. Holbrook

The Age Of The Moguls


Book by Stewart H. Holbrook