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1953Edmund Hillary (NZ) and Tenzing Norgay (Nepal) are first to reach the summit of Mount Everest as part of a British Expedition

1953US VP Richard Nixon visits Hanoi

1953"You Are There" with Walter Cronkite premieres on CBS television

1953Dr Jonas Salk announces vaccine to prevent polio

1953Tennessee Williams' "Camino Real" premieres in NYC

1953J. Edgar Hoover declines 6 figure offer to become president of International Boxing Club

1953Elvis Presley graduates from LC Humes High School in Memphis Tenn

1953Jomo Kenyatta convicted of involvement with Mau Mau and sentenced to 7 years in Kenya

1953Ernie Banks becomes Chicago Cubs 1st black player

1953US President Harry Truman announces American development of the hydrogen bomb

1953Fidel Castro begins rebellion, the "26th of July Movement," against Fulgenico Batista's regime

1953Samuel Beckett's "En Attendant Godot," premieres in Paris

1953Fidel Castro arrested in Cuba

195317th Golf Masters Championship: Ben Hogan wins, shooting a 274

1953Francis Crick and James Watson's discovery of the double helix structure of DNA is published in "Nature" magazine

1953Roy Campanella sets catcher record of 125 (en route to 142) RBIs

1953Heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano KOs Jersey Joe Walcott in Chicago

1953Fidel Castro sentenced to 15 years (Havana)

195367th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Vic Seixas beats Kurt Nielsen (9-7 6-3 6-4)

1953Cleveland Browns' QB Otto Graham sets club record with 4 fumbles

1953Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open

1953Winston Churchill knighted by Queen Elizabeth II

195323rd French Mens Tennis: Ken Rosewall beats V Seixas (6-3 6-4 1-6 6-2)

1953NY Giants Willie Mays & Darryl Spencer each hit 2 HRs & a triple

1953Albert Einstein announces revised unified field theory

1953Winston Churchill criticizes US Sec of State John Foster Dulles' domino theory

1953Konrad Adenauer's CDU wins elections in German Federal Republic

195373rd US Mens Tennis: Tony Trabert beats Elias V Seixas Jr (6-3 6-2 6-3)

1953Josef Stalin buried in Moscow

195341st Australian Mens Tennis: Ken Rosewall beats Mervyn Rose (6-0 6-3 6-4)

1953Birmingham Alabama, bars Jackie Robinson's Negro-White All-Stars from playing there Robinson gives in & drops white players from his group

1953Arthur Miller's "Crucible," premieres in NYC

1953Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey, London

1953Ted Williams safely crash-lands his damaged Panther jet, later awarded the Air medal

1953"Roman Holiday", starring Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, and Eddie Albert, is released

1953British royal yacht Britannia launched by Queen Elizabeth II

1953F Crick & J Watson discover structure of DNA-molecule

1953Nikita Khrushchev appointed First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, succeeding Malenkov

1953Rocky Marciano TKOs Roland LaStarza in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

1953Roy Campanella sets record for HRs by a catcher at 38

1953Earl Warren sworn in as 14th chief justice of US

1953Che Guevara sets out on a trip through Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, and El Salvador.

1953Stalin meets with Beria, Bulganin, Khrushchev & Malenkov

1953Louise Suggs wins LPGA Betsy Rawls Golf Open

1953Mickey Mantle hits a 565' (172 m) HR in Wash DC's Griffith Stadium

1953Mickey Mantle hits a grand slam in World Series

1953Earl Warren appointed Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court

1953Dr Albert Schweitzer & Gen George Marshall win Nobel Peace Prize

19538th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy Rawls

1953David Ben-Gurion, resigns as Prime Minister of Israel

1953Joseph Stalin suffers a stroke and collapses. He dies four days later.

1953British Prime Minister Winston Churchill aproves Guyanese Constitution

195353rd US Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 283 at Oakmont CC in Oakmont PA

1953Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sacramento Golf Open

1953Ted Williams returns to Red Sox from the military

1953Cubs Ernie Banks hits his 1st major league HR

195382nd British Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 282 at Carnoustie Dai Rees

1953Pulitzer prize awarded to Ernest Hemingway for The Old Man & The Sea

1953 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
Ernest Blochs "Suite Hebraique," premieres 
Jan 1
WBRE TV channel 28 in Wilkes-Barre Scranton, PA (NBC) 1st broadcast 
Jan 1
The Bantu Education Act (later renamed the Black Education Act) commenced, providing the legal underpinning of several aspects of the apartheid system, most importantly in education. 
Jan 2
NBA Baltimore Bullets begin a 32 game road losing streak 
Jan 3
Frances Bolton and her son, Oliver from Ohio, become the first mother and son to serve simultaneously in the U.S. Congress. 
Jan 4
KTSM TV channel 9 in El Paso, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting 
Jan 5
-6] Passenger ships Willem Ruys & Orange collide in the Red Sea 
Jan 5
Samuel Beckett's "En Attendant Godot," premieres in Paris 
Jan 6
WKBN TV channel 27 in Youngstown, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting 
Jan 7
US President Harry Truman announces American development of the hydrogen bomb 
Jan 8
Indians bar night games with Browns (who refuse to share TV receipts) 
Jan 8
René Mayer forms French government 
Jan 9
Bevo Francis, Rio Grande College, scores 116 pts in basketball game 
Jan 9
Korean ferryboat "Chang Tyong-Ho" sank off Pusan killing 249 
Jan 10
"My Darlin' Aida" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 89 perfs 
Jan 10
Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Archibald MacLeish 
Jan 10
NFL Pro Bowl: National Conference beats American Conference 27-7 
Jan 11
J. Edgar Hoover declines 6 figure offer to become president of International Boxing Club 
Jan 12
9 "Jewish" physicians arrested for "terrorist activities" in Moscow 
Jan 13
Gas explosion in Belgium coal mine kills 14 
Jan 13
KOLD TV channel 13 in Tucson, AZ (CBS) begins broadcasting 
Jan 13
Marshal Josip Tito chosen president of Yugoslavia 
Jan 14
Vaughan William's "Sinfonia Antartica," premieres in Manchester 
Jan 14
WALA TV channel 10 in Mobile, AL (NBC) begins broadcasting 
Jan 14
Yugoslavia elects its 1st president (Marshal Tito) 
Jan 15
16 car Federal Express train loses brakes & crashes in Wash DC station 
Jan 15
GDR Min of Foreign affairs Georg Dertingen arrested for "espionage" 
Jan 16
27th Australian Womens Tennis: Maureen Connolly beat J Sampson (6-3 6-2) 
Jan 16
41st Australian Mens Tennis: Ken Rosewall beats Mervyn Rose (6-0 6-3 6-4) 
Jan 16
Egyptian Premier Gen Naguib disbands all political parties 
Jan 16
KXLY TV channel 4 in Spokane, WA (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting 
Jan 18
Louise Suggs wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open 
Jan 19
Jesse Owens named Illinois Athletic Commission secretary 
Jan 20
1st US telecast transmitted to Canada-from Buffalo NY 
Jan 20
1st live coast-to-coast inauguration address (Eisenhower) 
Jan 21
John Foster Dulles appointed as US Secretary of State 
Jan 22
Arthur Miller's "Crucible," premieres in NYC 
Jan 23
Bobby Simpson makes 1st-class debut for NSW 16 yrs 357 days 
Jan 23
NFL Dallas Texans become Baltimore Colts (now Indianapolis Colts) 
Jan 23
NFL's National & American conference become Eastern & Western conf 
Jan 25
WABI TV channel 5 in Bangor, ME (CBS) begins broadcasting 
Jan 25
Yuri Sergejev skates world record 500m in 40.9 sec 
Jan 27
Netherlands end Marshall aid 
Jan 28
J Fred Muggs (the chimp) joins NBC's "Today Show" 
Jan 28
WJTV TV channel 12 in Jackson, MS (CBS) begins broadcasting 
Jan 29
1st movie in Cinemascope (The Robe) premieres 
Jan 31
"Princess Victoria" capsized off Stanraer Scotland; 133 die 
Jan 31
Hurricane-like winds flood Netherlands drowning 1,835 
Jan 31
NY, Cleveland, & Boston retaliate at Bill Veeck, forcing the Browns to play afternoon games to avoid sharing TV revenues 
Feb 1
"General Electric Theater" premieres on CBS TV; Ronald Reagan later hosts 
Feb 1
"You Are There" with Walter Cronkite premieres on CBS television 
Feb 1
Dr A de Waal appointed as Neth 1st female asst sect of state 
Feb 1
Flooding in Netherlands kills 1,835 
Feb 1
WEEK TV channel 25 in Peoria, IL (NBC) begins broadcasting 
Feb 3
J Fred Muggs, a chimp, becomes a regular on NBC's Today Show 
Feb 5
"Peter Pan" by Walt Disney opens at Roxy Theater, NYC 
Feb 5
5th Emmy Awards: I Love Lucy, Thomas Mitchell & Helen Hayes win 
Feb 5
Sweet rationing imposed in WWII ends in Britain 
Feb 6
Ian Craig makes Test Cricket debut at 17 yrs 239 days, youngest Aussie 
Feb 6
US controls on wages & some consumer goods lifted 
Feb 8
Betty Jameson wins LPGA Serbin Golf Open 
Feb 8
WLVA (now WSET) TV channel 13 in Lynchburg-Roanoke, VA (ABC) begins 
Feb 9
"Adventures of Superman" TV series premieres in syndication 
Feb 9
WNEP TV channel 16 in Scranton Wilkes-Barre, PA (ABC) 1st broadcast 
Feb 9
General Walter Bedell Smith, USA, ends term as 4th director of CIA Allen W Dulles, becomes acting director of CIA 
Feb 10
Ice Dance Championship at Davos won by Westwood & Demmy GRB 
Feb 10
Ice Pairs Championship at Davos won by Jennifer & John Nicks of GRB 
Feb 10
Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Tenley Albright USA 
Feb 10
Men's Figure Skating Champion in Davos won by Hayes Alan Jenkins USA 
Feb 11
"Hazel Flagg" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 190 performances 
Feb 11
J Styne/B Hilliard's musical "Hazel Flagg," premieres in NYC 
Feb 11
Pres Eisenhower refuses clemency appeal for Rosenberg couple 
Feb 11
USSR breaks diplomatic relations with Israel 
Feb 12
USSR breaks relations with Israel 
Feb 13
A's change name of Shibe Park to Connie Mack Stadium 
Feb 16
Ted Williams safely crash-lands his damaged Panther jet, later awarded the Air medal 
Feb 17
DSB soccer team forms in Eindhoven 
Feb 18
"Bwana Devil," the 1st 3-D movie, opened in New York 
Feb 18
"Maggie" opens at National Theater NYC for 5 performances 
Feb 18
KOLN TV channel 10 in Lincoln, NB (CBS) begins broadcasting 
Feb 18
Premiere of 1st 3-D feature film-"Bwana Devil" (NYC) 
Feb 19
Georgia approves US 1st literature censorship board 
Feb 19
William Inge's "Picnic," premieres in NYC 
Feb 20
August A Busch buys the Cards for $3.75 million 
Feb 20
US Court of Appeals rules that Organized Baseball is a sport & not a business, affirming the 25-year-old Supreme Court ruling 
Feb 21
"Maggie" closes at National Theater NYC after 5 performances 
Feb 21
F Crick & J Watson discover structure of DNA-molecule 
Feb 21
Longest collegiate basketball game (6 OTs) Niagara beats Siena 88-81 
Feb 25
"Wonderful Town" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 559 perfs 
Feb 26
Allen W Dulles, promoted from deputy to 5th director of CIA 
Feb 28
Stalin meets with Beria, Bulganin, Khrushchev & Malenkov 
Mar 1
Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Open 
Mar 1
KAUZ TV channel 6 in Wichita Falls, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting 
Mar 1
KTNT (now KSTW) TV channel 11 in Tacoma-Seattle, WA (IND) begins 
Mar 1
WJZ-AM in NYC becomes WABC; WJZ-TV in Baltimore final transmission 
Mar 1
WTAJ TV channel 10 in Altoona, PA (CBS) begins broadcasting 
Mar 1
Joseph Stalin suffers a stroke and collapses. He dies four days later. 
Mar 2
The Academy Awards are first broadcast on television by NBC. 
Mar 3
Canadian Comet crashes at Karachi, 11 killed 
Mar 3
Boston Braves, who own Milwaukee minor league franchise, block St Louis Browns attempt to shift their franchise to Milwaukee 
Mar 6
Malenkov becomes chairman of the USSR 
Mar 7
Jackie McGlew scores 255* v NZ at Wellington 
Mar 8
"Two's Company" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 90 performances 
Mar 8
Census indicates 239,000 farmers gave up farming in last 2 years 
Mar 8
KSWO TV channel 7 in Lawton, OK (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Mar 8
Patty Berg wins LPGA Jacksonville Golf Open 
Mar 8
WFMJ TV channel 21 in Youngstown, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting 
Mar 9
Josef Stalin buried in Moscow 
Mar 11
1st woman army doctor commissioned (FM Adams) 
Mar 11
American B-47 accidentally drops a nuclear bomb 15,000 feet on Mars Bluff, South Carolina; it created a crater 75 feet acrosss, but the nuclear core did not detonate, due to 6 safety catches 
Mar 14
KOLR TV channel 10 in Springfield, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting 
Mar 15
Patty Berg wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship 
Mar 15
West Germany loses in soccer to Netherlands, 2-1 
Mar 16
AL rejects Bill Veeck's request to move St Louis Browns to Baltimore 
Mar 17
Bill Veeck says he will sell his 80% of St Louis Browns for $2,475M 
Mar 17
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Mar 17
WBAY TV channel 2 in Green Bay, WI (CBS) begins broadcasting 
Mar 17
WWLP TV channel 22 in Springfield, MA (NBC) begins broadcasting 
Mar 18
15th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Indiana beats Kansas 69-68 
Mar 18
Boston Braves move to Milwaukee 
Mar 18
Earthquake strikes West Turkey, 250 die 
Mar 18
KGNC (now KAMR) TV channel 4 in Amarillo, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting 
Mar 18
NL approves Boston Braves move to Milwaukee (1st shift since 1903) 
Mar 19
Tennessee Williams' "Camino Real" premieres in NYC 
Mar 19
25th Academy Awards - "Greatest Show on Earth", Gary Cooper & Shirley Booth win (1st time televised) 
Mar 20
Senator Edwin C Johnson offers a bill to give clubs the sole 
Mar 21
NBA record 106 fouls & 12 players foul out (Boston-Syracuse) 
Mar 22
AntonínZápotockýchosen as president of Czechoslovakia 
Mar 22
Louise Suggs wins LPGA Betsy Rawls Golf Open 
Mar 24
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Mar 26
Dr Jonas Salk announces vaccine to prevent polio 
Mar 27
21 die in a train crash in Conneaut, Ohio 
Mar 28
"New Faces (of 1952)" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 365 perfs 
Mar 28
"Stock exchanges open, dikes closed" raises 5,200,000 guilders 
Mar 28
7th Tony Awards: Crucible & Wonderful Town win 
Mar 28
KCAU TV channel 9 in Sioux City, IA (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Mar 28
US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright 
Mar 28
US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Hayes A Jenkins 
Mar 29
Patty Berg wins LPGA New Orleans Women's Golf Open 
Mar 30
Albert Einstein announces revised unified field theory 
Mar 31
US Department of Health, Education & Welfare established 
Mar 31
UN Security Council nominates Dag Hammarskjoeld secretary-general 
Apr 1
J van Bale appointed governor of New Guinea 
Apr 1
KXMC TV channel 13 in Minot, ND (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting 
Apr 1
Walcott Worrell & Weekes all make centuries in innings v India 
Apr 2
Raab forms his 1st government in Austria 
Apr 4
KFDA TV channel 10 in Amarillo, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting 
Apr 5
Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open 
Apr 5
WEYI TV channel 25 in Saginaw, MI (CBS) begins broadcasting 
Apr 7
1st west-to-east jet transatlantic nonstop flight 
Apr 7
Dag Hammarskjoeld of Sweden elected 2nd UN general-secretary 
Apr 8
Dag Hammarskjoeld chosen as secretary-general of UN 
Apr 8
Jomo Kenyatta convicted of involvement with Mau Mau and sentenced to 7 years in Kenya 
Apr 9
"TV Guide" publishes 1st issue 
Apr 9
Warner Brothers premieres the first 3-D film, entitled House of Wax. 
Apr 10
"House of Wax", 1st 3-D movie, released (NYC) 
Apr 10
7th NBA Championship: Minneapolis Lakers beat NY Knicks, 4 games to 1 
Apr 11
Oveta Culp Hobby becomes 1st at Health, Education, & Welfare 
Apr 12
17th Golf Masters Championship: Ben Hogan wins, shooting a 274 
Apr 12
KFDX TV channel 3 in Wichita Falls, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting 
Apr 12
Keizo Yamada runs fastest marathon to date, at Boston 
Apr 13
1st game of Milwaukee Braves, they beat Cin Reds 2-0 
Apr 14
Viet-Minh offensive in Laos 
Apr 14
WHYN (now WGGB) TV channel 40 in Springfield-Holyoke, MA (ABC) begins 
Apr 15
Malans National Party wins South African elections 
Apr 15
WHP TV channel 21 in Harrisburg, PA (CBS) begins broadcasting 
Apr 16
British royal yacht Britannia launched by Queen Elizabeth II 
Apr 16
Jackie Pung wins LPGA Palm Springs Golf Open 
Apr 16
Phillie's Connie Ryan gets 6 hits in a game 
Apr 16
Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 1 
Apr 16
WAND TV channel 17 in Decatur, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Apr 17
Mickey Mantle hits a 565' (172 m) HR in Wash DC's Griffith Stadium 
Apr 18
"Pal Joey" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 542 performances 
Apr 19
Louise Suggs wins LPGA San Diego Golf Open 
Apr 19
WAFB TV channel 9 in Baton Rouge, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting 
Apr 20
57th Boston Marathon won by Keizo Yamada of Japan in 2:18:51 
Apr 23
General Charles P Cabell, USAF, becomes deputy director of CIA 
Apr 23
KTAR (now KPNX) TV channel 12 in Phoenix, AZ (NBC) begins broadcasting 
Apr 23
WCOV TV channel 20 in Montgomery, AL (IND/CBS) begins broadcasting 
Apr 24
Winston Churchill knighted by Queen Elizabeth II 
Apr 25
Francis Crick and James Watson's discovery of the double helix structure of DNA is published in "Nature" magazine 
Apr 27
1st general elections in British Guyana, won by Jagans PPP 
Apr 27
Wrestler Freddie Blassie coins term "Pencil neck geek" 
Apr 29
Joe Adcock is 1st to homer into Polo Grounds' center field bleachers 
Apr 29
The first U.S. experimental 3D-TV broadcast showed an episode of Space Patrol on Los Angeles ABC affiliate KECA-TV. 
Apr 30
Little-Bigger League changes its name to Babe Ruth League 
May 2
79th Kentucky Derby: Hank Moreno aboard Dark Star wins in 2:02 
May 2
Feisal II installed as king of Iraq 
May 2
Hussein I installed as king of Jordan 
May 3
WTVO TV channel 17 in Rockford, IL (NBC) begins broadcasting 
May 3
Westchester conference of American Library Association proclaims "Freedom to Read" 
May 4
Pulitzer prize awarded to Ernest Hemingway for The Old Man & The Sea 
May 6
Brown's Bobo Holloman 1st major league start, no-hits Phila A's, 6-0 
May 7
"Can Can" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 892 performances 
May 7
Record 537-kg swordfish is caught by LE Marron, in Chile 
May 8
WIPB TV channel 49 in Muncie, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting 
May 10
Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sacramento Golf Open 
May 10
KCBD TV channel 11 in Lubbock, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting 
May 11
Tornado kills 114 in Waco Texas ($39M damage) 
May 11
Winston Churchill criticizes US Sec of State John Foster Dulles' domino theory 
May 12
KUHT TV channel 8 (PBS) in Houston, TX, begins broadcasting 
May 13
NY Giants Willie Mays & Darryl Spencer each hit 2 HRs & a triple 
May 15
Heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano KOs Jersey Joe Walcott in Chicago 
May 15
Osip Zadkine's monument to "The destroyed city" unveiled in Rotterdam 
May 16
Phillies Curt Simmons gives up a single, then retires next 27 in a row 
May 17
Patty Berg wins LPGA Reno Golf Open 
May 17
Yanks & Browns use record 41 players in a game 
May 18
1st woman to break sound barrier (Jacqueline Cochrane, USA) 
May 19
Nuclear explosion in Nevada (fall-out in St George, Utah) 
May 21
French government of Mayer resigns 
May 22
US President Eisenhower signs Offshore Oil Bill 
May 22
Yankee Irv Noren hits into a triple-play, Yanks beat Wash 12-4 
May 23
79th Preakness: Eric Guerin aboard Native Dancer wins in 1:57.8 
May 23
WHIZ TV channel 18 in Zanesville, OH (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting 
May 24
Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Doctor Mellifluus 
May 25
1st atomic cannon electronically fired, Frenchman Flat, Nevada 
May 25
1st non-commercial educational television station-Houston, Texas 
May 25
Braves Max Surkont strikes out record 8 Reds in a row 
May 26
Dutch Convair crashes at Schipholweg, 2 die 
May 27
Dutch social democratic/Dutch Liberal Party win municipal elections 
May 28
Premier of 1st animated 3-D cartoon in Technicolor-"Melody" 
May 29
Edmund Hillary (NZ) and Tenzing Norgay (Nepal) are first to reach the summit of Mount Everest as part of a British Expedition 
May 30
1st major league network baseball game-Cleveland 7, Chicago 2 
May 30
23rd French Mens Tennis: Ken Rosewall beats V Seixas (6-3 6-4 1-6 6-2) 
May 30
23rd French Womens Tennis: Maureen Connolly beats Doris Hart (6-2 6-4) 
May 30
Indianapolis 500: Bill Vukovich wins in 3:53:01.668 (207.187 km/h) 
May 31
Lebanese president Camille Shamun disbands government 
May 31
WSUN TV channel 38 in St Petersburg-Tampa, FL (IND) 1st broadcast 
Jun 1
KMJ (now KSEE) TV channel 24 in Fresno, CA (NBC) begins broadcasting 
Jun 1
WDAY TV channel 6 in Fargo, ND (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting 
Jun 2
Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey, London 
Jun 3
Congress cites research of NYC librarian Robert Henderson in proving 
Jun 3
KVOS TV channel 12 in Bellingham/Vancouver, WA (CBS) begins 
Jun 3
Alexander Cartwright officially credited by U.S. Congress as founder of baseball 
Jun 4
Pitts trades outfielder Ralph Kiner & Joe Garagiola to Chic 
Jun 5
Denmark adopts a new constitution 
Jun 5
US Senate rejects China People's Republic membership to UN 
Jun 7
1st color network telecast in compatible color (Boston Mass) 
Jun 7
Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open 
Jun 7
Mary Terrell wins struggle to end segregation in Wash DC restaurants 
Jun 7
WDAU (now WYOU) TV chan 22 in Scranton Wilkes-Barre, PA (CBS) begins 
Jun 8
Cluster of 6 tornadoes touches down in Flint Michigan killing 113 
Jun 8
Segregated lunch counters in DC forbidden by Supreme Court 
Jun 9
"Milton Berle Show/Texaco Star Theater" last airs on NBC-TV 
Jun 9
South African premier Malan visits Netherlands 
Jun 9
Worcester County tornado (94 killed, 1310 injured, 10,000 homeless) 
Jun 11
"Amos 'n Andy" TV Comedy, also radio from '29; last aired on CBS 
Jun 11
Test Cricket debut of Alan Davidson at Trent Bridge 
Jun 13
53rd US Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 283 at Oakmont CC in Oakmont PA 
Jun 13
85th Belmont: Eric Guerin aboard Native Dancer wins in 2:28.6 
Jun 13
Alec Bedser takes 14-99 (7-55 & 7-44) v Australia 
Jun 13
Jim Peters runs world record marathon (2:18:40.2) 
Jun 13
KOAA TV channel 5 in Pueblo-Colorado Spgs, CO (NBC) 1st broadcast 
Jun 14
Eisenhower condemns McCarthy's book burning proposal 
Jun 14
Elvis Presley graduates from LC Humes High School in Memphis Tenn 
Jun 14
Military coup by general Gustavo Rojas Pinilla in Colombia 
Jun 14
Yanks sweep Indians 6-2, 3-0 before 74,708 win streak at 18 straight 
Jun 15
Browns end Yankees win streak at 18 & Browns 14-game losing streak 
Jun 15
Johnny Mize is 93rd player to get 2,000 hits 
Jun 15
NYC Transit Authority forms 
Jun 15
WLFI TV channel 18 in Lafayette, IN (CBS) begins broadcasting 
Jun 16
Despite Johnny Mize 2,000th hit, Yanks lose ending 18 game win streak & also ending St Louis Brown 14 game losing streak 
Jun 17
Most runs scored in 1 inning (17 by Red Sox) 
Jun 17
Riots in East Germany for reunification 
Jun 17
Sup Court Justice Wm O Douglas stays executions of spies Julius & Ethel Rosenberg scheduled for next day their 14th anniversary 
Jun 18
Egypt proclaimed a republic, General Neguib becomes president 
Jun 18
USAF C124 Globemaster crashes near Tokyo killing 129 servicemen 
Jun 18
Eugene Stephens is 1st to get 3 hits & Red Sox score 17 runs in 1 Inning (7th) Red Sox beat Detroit 23-3 
Jun 19
Albert W Dent elected president of US National Health Council 
Jun 19
WCSC TV channel 5 in Charleston, SC (CBS) begins broadcasting 
Jun 19
WTPA (now WHTM) TV channel 27 in Harrisburg, PA (ABC) 1st broadcast 
Jun 20
Louise Suggs wins LPGA Western Golf Open 
Jun 23
Patty Berg wins LPGA All-American Women Golf Tournament 
Jun 24
KSWS (now KOBR) TV channel 8 in Roswell, NM (NBC) begins broadcasting 
Jun 25
1st passenger to fly commercially around the world < 100 hours 
Jun 25
86°F in Anchorage Alaska 
Jun 26
KCTV (now KLST) TV channel 8 in San Angelo, TX (CBS) 1st broadcast 
Jun 26
Russian vice-premier/interior minister Lavrentiy Pavlovich Beria arrested 
Jun 27
Joseph Laniel appointed French premier 
Jun 28
8th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy Rawls 
Jun 29
XETV TV channel 6 in Tijuana-San Diego, CA (IND) begins broadcasting 
Jun 30
1st Chevrolet Corvette manufactured 
Jul 1
KLAS TV channel 8 in Las Vegas, NV (CBS) begins broadcasting 
Jul 1
KTVH (now KWCH) TV channel 12 in Hutchinson-Wichita, KS (CBS) begins 
Jul 3
67th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Vic Seixas beats Kurt Nielsen (9-7 6-3 6-4) 
Jul 4
60th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Maureen Connolly beats Doris Hart (8-6 7-5) 
Jul 4
Imre Nagy succeeds Matyas Rákosi as premier of Hungary 
Jul 5
Jackie Pung wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament 
Jul 5
WANC TV channel 21 in Asheville, NC (IND) begins broadcasting 
Jul 7
35th PGA Championship: Walter Burkemo at Birmingham CC Mich 
Jul 7
Che Guevara sets out on a trip through Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, and El Salvador. 
Jul 8
US stops aid to Persia 
Jul 9
1st helicopter passenger service (NYC) 
Jul 9
Phillies Robin Roberts ends streak of 28 consecutive complete games 
Jul 10
82nd British Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 282 at Carnoustie Dai Rees 
Jul 10
Pravda reports arrest of Beria [affiliate of imperialist] 
Jul 12
KTVB TV channel 7 in Boise, ID (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting 
Jul 14
1st US National monument dedicated to a Negro-George Washington Carver 
Jul 14
20th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-1 at Crosley Field, Cincinnati 
Jul 14
Communist offensive in Korea 
Jul 15
ANC members, Walter Sisulu and Duma Nokwe leave South Africa and go overseas under false names 
Jul 16
KROC (now KTTC) TV channel 10 in Rochester, MN (NBC) 1st broadcast 
Jul 19
KIMA TV channel 29 in Yakima, WA (CBS) begins broadcasting 
Jul 19
WAKR (now WAKC) TV channel 23 in Akron, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Jul 20
USSR/Israel recover diplomatic relations 
Jul 20
The United Nations Economic and Social Council votes to make UNICEF a permanent agency. 
Jul 24
KEYT TV channel 3 in Santa Barbara, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Jul 25
NYC transit fare rises from 10 cents to 15 cents, 1st use of subway tokens 
Jul 26
Cuban pirate radio station's 1st transmission at Santiago de Cuba 
Jul 26
Fidel Castro begins rebellion, the "26th of July Movement," against Fulgenico Batista's regime 
Jul 26
Arizona Governor John Howard Pyle orders an anti-polygamy law enforcement crackdown on residents of Short Creek, Arizona, which becomes known as the Short Creek Raid. 
Jul 27
North Korea & UN sign armistice 
Jul 27
Vatican disallows priest holiday work in factory 
Jul 27
Dizzy Dean, Al Simmons Chief Bender, Bobby Wallace, Harry Wright, Ed Barrow, & Bill Klem & Tom Connolly are inducted into Hall of Fame 
Jul 29
US bombers shot down at north of Wladiwostok 
Jul 30
Rikidōzan holds a ceremony announcing the establishment of the Japan Pro Wrestling Alliance. 
Jul 31
Dept of Health, Education & Welfare created 
Aug 1
California introduces sales tax (for education) 
Aug 1
Fidel Castro arrested in Cuba 
Aug 1
KMBC TV channel 9 in Kansas City, MO (MET/ABC) begins broadcasting 
Aug 1
KOBI TV channel 5 in Medford, OR (NBC) begins broadcasting 
Aug 1
Northern Rhodesia becomes part of Federation of Rhodesia & Nyasaland 
Aug 1
Red Sox Ben Flowers sets then record of 8 consecutive games in relief 
Aug 2
Betty Jack Davis, singer (w/Skeeter Davis), killed in car crash 
Aug 2
KCPQ TV channel 13 in Tacoma-Seattle, WA (IND) begins broadcasting 
Aug 3
Frank Blair becomes news anchor of Today Show 
Aug 4
Black families move into Trumbull Park housing project in Chicago 
Aug 4
Vic Raschi sets pitcher record by driving in 7 runs & wins 15-0 
Aug 5
Operation "Big Switch"; Korean War prisoner exchanged at Panmunjom 
Aug 6
Ted Williams returns to Red Sox from the military 
Aug 7
Eastern Airlines enters jet age, uses Electra prop-jet 
Aug 8
Russia's Georgi Malenkov reports possession of hydrogen bomb 
Aug 8
US & South Korea initial a mutual security pact 
Aug 9
Premier Mohammed Abdullah of Kashmir fired 
Aug 12
Ann Davison arrives in Miami in her 23 foot boat Felicity Ann, becoming the 1st woman to sail solo across the Atlantic 
Aug 12
Heavy earthquake strikes the Ionian islands, 435 killed 
Aug 12
Soviet Union conducts secret test of its 1st hydrogen bomb 
Aug 13
4-5 million French go on strike against economizations 
Aug 13
US President Dwight Eisenhower establishes Government Contract Compliance Committee 
Aug 13
US General Omar Bradley becomes US chief of staff 
Aug 14
20th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Detroit 24, All-Stars 10 (93,818) 
Aug 14
KXLF TV channel 4 in Butte, MT (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting 
Aug 16
KTAL TV channel 6 in Shreveport-Texarkana, LA (NBC) begins 
Aug 16
Shah of Persia & princess Soraya flee to Baghdad & Rome 
Aug 17
Addiction: First meeting of Narcotics Anonymous in Southern California. 
Aug 19
England regained cricket Ashes after winning series 1-0 
Aug 19
The democratically elected Prime Minister of Iran Mohammad Mosaddegh is overthrown in a coup orchestrated by the United Kingdom (under the name 'Operation Boot') and the United States (under the name TPAJAX Project) 
Aug 20
General Fazlollah Zahedi arrests premier Mossadeq of Persia 
Aug 20
Russia publicly acknowledges hydrogen bomb test detonation 
Aug 21
Baseball player reps Ralph Kiner (NL) & Allie Reynolds (AL) hire John Norman Lewis at $15,000 to give legal advice to players in negotiation 
Aug 21
Marion Carl in Douglas Skyrocket reaches record 25,370 m 
Aug 21
Sultan Sidi Mohammed Am Joessoef V of Morocco deposed 
Aug 22
John Norman Lewis contends players have no desire to form a union 
Aug 22
Shah of Iran returns to Teheran 
Aug 23
Braves Phil Paine is 1st former major leaguer to play in Japan 
Aug 23
Cyclist Arie Van Vliet becomes world champion sprinter 
Aug 23
Dutch DC-6 crashes near Ymuiden in North Sea, 21 die 
Aug 23
KBAK TV channel 29 in Bakersfield, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Aug 23
Phil Grate sets record for throwing a baseball (443'3") 
Aug 23
USSR performs nuclear test 
Aug 27
"Roman Holiday", starring Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, and Eddie Albert, is released 
Aug 28
"Me & Juliet" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 358 performances 
Aug 29
KHSL TV channel 12 in Chico, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting 
Aug 29
USSR explodes its first hydrogen bomb 
Aug 31
KRBC TV channel 9 in Abilene, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting 
Aug 31
WKBG (now WLVI) TV channel 56 in Cambridge-Boston, MA (IND) begins 
Sep 1
101°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Sept 
Sep 1
Fokker begins building F-27 Fokker Friendship 
Sep 1
WNOK (now WLTX) TV channel 19 in Columbia, SC (CBS) 1st broadcast 
Sep 1
WTCN (now KARE) TV channel 11 in Minneapolis-St Paul, MN (MET) begins 
Sep 3
European Convention on Human Rights goes into effect 
Sep 3
French minister Francois Mitterrand, resigns due to colonial policy 
Sep 4
WATR (now WTXX) TV channel 20 in Waterbury, CT (NBC) begins 
Sep 4
WGEM TV channel 10 in Quincy-Hannibal, IL (NBC) begins broadcasting 
Sep 4
Yanks become 1st team to win 5 consecutive championship 
Sep 5
1st privately operated atomic reactor-Raleigh, NC 
Sep 5
US give Persian premier Zahedi $45 million aid 
Sep 6
Konrad Adenauer's CDU wins elections in German Federal Republic 
Sep 6
Roy Campanella sets record for HRs by a catcher at 38 
Sep 7
67th US Womens Tennis: Maureen Connolly beats Doris Hart (6-2 6-4) 
Sep 7
73rd US Mens Tennis: Tony Trabert beats Elias V Seixas Jr (6-3 6-2 6-3) 
Sep 7
Roy Campanella sets catcher record of 125 (en route to 142) RBIs 
Sep 8
"Carnival in Flanders" opens at New Century Theater NY for 6 performances 
Sep 8
Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Fulgeno corona 
Sep 9
KGTV TV channel 10 in San Diego, CA (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting 
Sep 9
WFIE TV channel 14 in Evansville, IN (NBC) begins broadcasting 
Sep 10
Swanson sells it's 1st "TV dinner" 
Sep 11
KSBW TV channel 8 in Salinas-Monterey, CA (NBC) begins broadcasting 
Sep 11
WEHT TV channel 25 in Evansville, IN (CBS) begins broadcasting 
Sep 12
"Carnival in Flanders" closes at New Century Theater NYC after 6 perfs 
Sep 12
Brooklyn Dodgers, clinch NL pennant earlier than any other team 
Sep 13
Pitcher Bob Trice is 1st black to play on Phila A's 
Sep 14
Nikita Khrushchev appointed First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, succeeding Malenkov 
Sep 14
Yanks clinch 5th straight pennant with 8-5 win over Indians 
Sep 15
Boxing's NBA adopts 10-pt-must-scoring-system (10 pts to round winner) 
Sep 15
KVOA TV channel 4 in Tucson, AZ (NBC) begins broadcasting 
Sep 15
WVEC TV channel 13 in Hampton-Norfolk, VA (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Sep 16
AL approves St Louis Browns move to become Baltimore Orioles 
Sep 17
1st successful separation of Siamese (conjoined) twins 
Sep 17
Ernie Banks becomes Chicago Cubs 1st black player 
Sep 19
"Hazel Flagg" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 190 perfs 
Sep 20
Cubs Ernie Banks hits his 1st major league HR 
Sep 21
Allied forces form West Germany 
Sep 21
KRDO TV channel 13 in Colorado Spgs-Pueblo, CO (ABC) 1st broadcast 
Sep 22
Islamic uprising in Atjeh at Indonesia 
Sep 23
KHQA TV channel 7 in Hannibal-Quincy, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting 
Sep 24
"Take a Giant Step," opens on Broadway 
Sep 24
Rocky Marciano TKOs Roland LaStarza in 11 for heavyweight boxing title 
Sep 26
Billy Hunter is last St Louis Browns player to homer in a game 
Sep 26
KERO TV channel 23 in Bakersfield, CA (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting 
Sep 26
Polish government fires/imprisons Cardinal Wyszynski 
Sep 26
US & Spain sign defense treaty (4 US bases in Spain) 
Sep 27
Bert Bechichar, Baltimore Colts, kicks a 56-yard field goal 
Sep 27
KCMO (now KCTV) TV channel 5 in Kansas City, MO (CBS) begins 
Sep 27
KNOE TV channel 8 in Monroe-West Monroe, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting 
Sep 27
KOLO TV channel 8 in Reno, NV (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting 
Sep 27
KQTV TV channel 2 in Saint Joseph, MO (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Sep 27
St Louis Browns play last game in Sportsman's Park, losing 100th game 
Sep 27
Typhoon destroys 1/3 of Nagoya Japan 
Sep 27
WHBQ TV channel 13 in Memphis, TN (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Sep 27
WMAZ TV channel 13 in Macon, GA (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting 
Sep 27
WTOK TV channel 11 in Meridian, MS (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting 
Sep 28
"Bob & Ray Show" TV Variety last air on NBC 
Sep 28
"Juvenile Jury" TV Children's last airs on NBC, moved to CBS 
Sep 28
"Racket Squad" TV Crime Drama last airs on CBS 
Sep 28
Dutch government proclaims 5% general pay increase on Jan 1, 1954 
Sep 28
KOAT TV channel 7 in Albuquerque, NM (ABC/PBS) begins broadcasting 
Sep 29
"Buick-Berle Show" debuts on NBC-TV 
Sep 29
"Make Room for Daddy" starring Danny Thomas, premieres on ABC-TV 
Sep 29
1st department store to sell insurance is Carson Pirie Scott in Chicago, Illinois 
Sep 29
Balt Mayor D'Alesandro buys Veeck's interest in Browns for $2,475,000 
Sep 29
Milton Berle Show premieres 
Sep 29
US government gives France $385 million for combat in Indo-China 
Sep 30
Auguste/Jacques Piccard dives with bathosphere to 3150 m (record) 
Sep 30
Earl Warren appointed Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court 
Sep 30
Robert Anderson's "Tea & Sympathy" premieres in NYC 
Sep 30
WICS TV channel 20 in Springfield, IL (NBC) begins broadcasting 
Sep 30
WMT (now KGAN) TV channel 2 in Cedar Rapids-Waterloo, IA (CBS) begins 
Oct 1
Indian state of Andhra Pradesh partitioned from Madras 
Oct 1
KJEO TV channel 47 in Fresno, CA (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting 
Oct 1
KYTV TV channel 3 in Springfield, MO (NBC) begins broadcasting 
Oct 1
WATE TV channel 6 in Knoxville, TN (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting 
Oct 1
WREX TV channel 13 in Rockford, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Oct 2
"Comedy in Music (Victor Borge)" opens at John Golden NYC for 849 perf 
Oct 2
Dodger Carl Erskine strikes out 14 Yankees in World Series 
Oct 3
10th Ryder Cup: US wins 6½-5½ at Wentworth, England 
Oct 3
7th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 3-1 at Montreal 
Oct 3
KGGM TV channel 13 in Albuquerque, NM (CBS) begins broadcasting 
Oct 4
Jim Peters runs world record marathon (2:17:39.4) 
Oct 4
Mickey Mantle hits a grand slam in World Series 
Oct 5
Earl Warren sworn in as 14th chief justice of US 
Oct 5
50th World Series sees NY Yankees beat Dodgers, 4 games to 2, as NY Billy Martin's 12 hits set record; Yanks win record 5th consec WS 
Oct 5
The first documented recovery meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is held. 
Oct 6
WTVM TV channel 9 in Columbus, GA (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Oct 7
Bill Veeck tells Browns stockholders he faces bankruptcy unless they drop their suit to block his move to Baltimore, they comply 
Oct 8
Birmingham Alabama, bars Jackie Robinson's Negro-White All-Stars from playing there Robinson gives in & drops white players from his group 
Oct 8
WTAP TV channel 15 in Parkersburg-Marietta, WV (NBC) begins 
Oct 9
British Prime Minister Winston Churchill aproves Guyanese Constitution 
Oct 9
Conrad Adenauer elected West German chancellor 
Oct 12
US & Greece signs peace treaty (US bases) 
Oct 13
Burglar alarm-ultrasonic or radio waves-patented-Samuel Bagno 
Oct 14
1st 3 Dutch female police officers go into service 
Oct 14
Belgian Convair crashes at Frankfurt, 44 die 
Oct 14
Charley Dressen resigns rather than take 1 year contract as Dodger mgr 
Oct 14
Great Britain performs nuclear test at Emu Field, Australia 
Oct 14
Ike promises to fire as Red any federal worker taking 5th amendment 
Oct 14
WTEN TV channel 10 in Albany, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Oct 15
John Patrick's "Teahouse of the Red Moon" premieres in NYC 
Oct 15
KOIN TV channel 6 in Portland, OR (CBS) begins broadcasting 
Oct 15
WJNL (now WFAT) TV channel 19 in Johnstown, PA (IND) begins 
Oct 16
Fidel Castro sentenced to 15 years (Havana) 
Oct 18
WLJT TV channel 11 in Lexington, TN (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Oct 18
WTVK TV channel 26 in Knoxville, TN (NBC) begins broadcasting 
Oct 18
Willie Thrower becomes 1st black NFL quarterback in modern times 
Oct 19
1st jet transcontinental nonstop scheduled service 
Oct 19
Singer Julius LaRosa is fired on TV by Arthur Godfrey 
Oct 20
WRAU (now WHOI) TV channel 19 in Peoria, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Oct 22
Laos gains full independence from France 
Oct 23
France grants Laos' sovereignty 
Oct 23
German FR applies to NATO 
Oct 23
WTRF TV channel 7 in Wheeling-Steubenville, WV (CBS) 1st broadcast 
Oct 24
KOOL (now KTSP) TV channel 10 in Phoenix, AZ (CBS) begins broadcasting 
Oct 25
Cleveland Browns' QB Otto Graham sets club record with 4 fumbles 
Oct 25
Coal mine in Seraing Belgium explodes, 26 die 
Oct 25
Dmitri Sjostakovitch completes his 10th Symphony 
Oct 25
KIEM TV channel 3 in Eureka, CA (NBC/CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting 
Oct 26
Great Britain performs nuclear test at Emu Field Australia 
Oct 28
Bud Grant of Winnipeg Blue Bombers intercepts 5 passes (record) 
Oct 28
Red Barber, resigns as Dodger sportscaster to join Yankees 
Oct 29
A Baltimore group purchases St Louis Browns 
Oct 30
Dr Albert Schweitzer & Gen George Marshall win Nobel Peace Prize 
Oct 31
TV broadcasting begins in Belgium 
Nov 1
Emile Zatopek runs world record 10K (29:01.6) & 6 mile (28:08.4) 
Nov 1
KCEN TV channel 6 in Temple-Waco, TX (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting 
Nov 1
KMGH TV channel 7 in Denver, CO (CBS) begins broadcasting 
Nov 1
WHEC TV channel 10 in Rochester, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting 
Nov 2
Pakistan becomes islamic republic 
Nov 3
1939 sacrifice fly rule restored: no time at bat for sac fly 
Nov 3
First live color US coast-to-coast telecast (NYC) 
Nov 4
Eddie Joost succeeds Jimmy Dykes as the manager of Phila A's 
Nov 4
New balk rule gives the batter option; of accepting the outcome of the pitch or the balk 
Nov 5
Nobel prize for physics awarded/appended on Frederik Zernicke 
Nov 5
Paul Searls saws a 32" log in 86.4 seconds 
Nov 5
Terence Rattigan's "Sleeping Prince" premieres in London 
Nov 6
French National Meeting grants Saarland more autonomy 
Nov 6
Jimmy Dykes succeeds Marty Marion as manager of Balt Orioles 
Nov 6
Masao Oki's symphony "Atomic Bomb" premieres 
Nov 7
WIS TV channel 10 in Columbia, SC (NBC) begins broadcasting 
Nov 8
Salazar's party wins all parliamentary seats in Portugal 
Nov 9
Cambodia (aka Kampuchea) gains independence from Fance, within the French Union 
Nov 9
KTVQ TV channel 2 in Billings, MT (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting 
Nov 9
Supreme Court rules Major League baseball exempt from anti-trust laws 
Nov 10
Giants end their tour of Japan (players got $331 of $3,000 promised) 
Nov 11
Jimmy Dykes succeeds Marty Marion as Baltimore Orioles manager 
Nov 12
David Ben-Gurion, resigns as Prime Minister of Israel 
Nov 12
US district Judge Grim, rules NFL can black out TV home games 
Nov 13
Dmitri Shostakovitch's 4th String Quartet premieres 
Nov 14
WCIA TV channel 3 in Champaign, IL (CBS) begins broadcasting 
Nov 15
WIBW TV channel 13 in Topeka, KS (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting 
Nov 15
WRBL TV channel 3 in Columbus, GA (CBS) begins broadcasting 
Nov 17
St Louis Browns officially become the Baltimore Baseball Club Inc 
Nov 17
The remaining human inhabitants of the Blasket Islands, Kerry, Ireland are evacuated to the mainland. 
Nov 17
The United States join the UN in condemning Israel's raid on Jordon on October 4, 1953 
Nov 18
Anti-Revolutionary Party (ARP) accept female suffrage 
Nov 19
US Supreme Court rules (7-2) baseball is a sport not a business 
Nov 19
US VP Richard Nixon visits Hanoi 
Nov 20
Scott Crossfield in Douglas Skyrocket, 1st to break Mach 2 (1,300 MPH) 
Nov 21
WKJG TV channel 33 in Ft Wayne, IN (NBC) begins broadcasting 
Nov 21
Authorities at the British Natural History Museum announce the "Piltdown Man" skull, one of the most famous fossil skulls in the world, is a hoax. 
Nov 23
KVFD (now KTIN) TV channel 21 in Ft Dodge, IA (NBC) 1st broadcast 
Nov 23
WJBF TV channel 6 in Augusta, GA (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Nov 24
Dodgers sign Walter Alston to a 1-year pact as manager for 1954 
Nov 25
"Guys & Dolls" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 1,200 performances 
Nov 25
Earthquake and tsnunami strike Honshu, Japan 
Nov 25
Hungary beats England in soccer match, 6-3 
Nov 26
KBOI (now KBCI) TV channel 2 in Boise, ID (CBS) begins broadcasting 
Nov 26
WJHL TV channel 11 in Johnson City, TN (CBS) begins broadcasting 
Nov 26
Yamada Koun, leader of Sanbo Kyodan line of Zen, found 1st awakening 
Nov 27
Indians 3rd baseman Al Rosen is unanimously named AL's MVP 
Nov 28
"Wish You Were Here" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 597 perfs 
Nov 28
41st CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 12-6 
Nov 29
American Airlines begins 1st regular coml NY-LA air service 
Nov 29
WSIX TV channel 8 in Nashville, TN (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Nov 30
French parachutist under Col De Castries attacks Dien Bien Phu 
Nov 30
Edward Mutesa II, the kabaka (king) of Buganda is deposed and exiled to London by Sir Andrew Cohen, Governor of Uganda. 
Dec 1
Red Sox trade M McDermott & Tom Umphlett for Wash's Jackie Jensen 
Dec 1
WAIM (now WAXA) TV channel 40 in Anderson, SC (IND) 1st broadcast 
Dec 1
WCSH TV channel 6 in Portland, ME (NBC) begins broadcasting 
Dec 1
Walter Alston named Dodger manager 
Dec 3
"Kismet" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 583 performances 
Dec 3
Eisenhower criticizes McCarthy for saying communists are in the Republican Party 
Dec 3
Premier of Dmitri Shostakovitch' 5th String Quartet 
Dec 6
Brown's Lou "Toe" Groza kicks 8 PATs, beating Giants 62-14 
Dec 7
Israel's PM Ben-Gurion retires 
Dec 7
WCCB TV channel 18 in Charlotte, NC (IND/ABC) begins broadcasting 
Dec 8
19th Heisman Trophy Award: John Lattner, Notre Dame (HB) 
Dec 8
Dwight D. Eisenhower gives his "Atoms for Peace" speech at the UN in New York. 
Dec 9
General Electric announces all Communist employees will be fired 
Dec 9
Mont Canadiens (106) & Toronto Maple Leafs (98) get 204 penalty mins 
Dec 10
"John Murray Anderson's Almanac" opens at Imperial NYC for 229 perfs 
Dec 10
KOMO TV channel 4 in Seattle, WA (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Dec 10
WSTV (now WTOV) TV channel 9 in Steubenville-Wheeling, OH (CBS) begins 
Dec 11
KTVA TV channel 11 in Anchorage (CBS) becomes Alaska's 1st TV station 
Dec 12
Chuck Yeager reaches Mach 2.43 in Bell X-1A rocket plane 
Dec 13
KOAM TV channel 7 in Pittsburg-Joplin, KS (CBS) begins broadcasting 
Dec 14
Brooklyn Dodgers sign pitcher Sandy Koufax 
Dec 15
WJHG TV channel 7 in Panama City, FL (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting 
Dec 16
1st White House Press Conference (Pres Eisenhower & 161 reporters) 
Dec 16
Charles E Yeager fly > 2,575 kph in Bell X-1A 
Dec 17
Dmitri Shostakovitch's 10th Symphony premieres in Leningrad 
Dec 17
FCC approves RCA's black & white-compatible color TV specifications 
Dec 18
KATV TV channel 7 in Little Rock, AR (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Dec 18
KMID TV channel 2 in Midland & Odessa, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Dec 19
KFYR TV channel 5 in Bismarck, ND (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting 
Dec 20
KID (now KIDK) TV channel 3 in Idaho Falls, ID (CBS) 1st broadcasting 
Dec 20
KWTV TV channel 9 in Oklahoma City, OK (CBS) begins broadcasting 
Dec 21
KOMU TV channel 8 in Columbia, MO (NBC/PBS) begins broadcasting 
Dec 22
Jack Dunn III, owner of Balt Orioles in Intl League, turns name over to newly relocated St Louis Browns 
Dec 23
Dodgers 2nd baseman Jim "Junior" Gilliam wins NL Rookie of Year 
Dec 24
2 fast express trains crash head-on killing 103 (Czechoslovakia) 
Dec 24
KHOL (now KHGI) TV channel 13 in Kearney, NB (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Dec 24
KOA (now KCNC) TV channel 4 in Denver, CO (NBC) begins broadcasting 
Dec 24
René Coty elected president of France 
Dec 24
Wellington-Auckland (NZ) express train swept away in flood kills 166 
Dec 25
Avalanche of lava kills 150 (Ruapehu volcano, New Zealand) 
Dec 27
Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns 17-16 in NFL championship game 
Dec 28
WLBT TV channel 3 in Jackson, MS (NBC) begins broadcasting 
Dec 30
The first ever NTSC color television sets go on sale for about USD at $1,175 each from RCA. 
Dec 31
Hulan Jack sworn in as Manhattan Borough president 
Dec 31
WFBC (now WYFF) TV channel 4 in G'ville-Spartanburg, SC (NBC) begins 
Dec 31
Willie Shoemaker shatters record, riding 485 winners in a year 
Dec 31
42nd Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Melbourne (3-2) 
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