Events in year of 1953

  • 01-01Ernest Blochs "Suite Hebraique, " premieres
  • 01-01WBRE TV channel 28 in Wilkes-Barre Scranton, PA (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 01-02NBA Baltimore Bullets begin a 32 game road losing streak
  • 01-04KTSM TV channel 9 in El Paso, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 01-06WKBN TV channel 27 in Youngstown, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 01-07President Truman announces development of hydrogen bomb
  • 01-08Indians bar night games with Browns (who refuse to share TV receipts)
  • 01-09Bevo Francis, Rio Grande College, scores 116 pts in basketball game
  • 01-09Korean ferryboat "Chang Tyong-Ho" sank off Pusan killing 249
  • 01-10Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Archibald MacLeish
  • 01-10NFL Pro Bowl: N Conf beats A Conf 27-7
  • 01-11J Edgar Hoover declines 6 figure offer to become President of International Boxing Club
  • 01-129 "Jewish" physicians arrested for "terrorist activities" in Moscow
  • 01-13Gas explosion in Belgium coal mine kills 14
  • 01-13KOLD TV channel 13 in Tucson, AZ (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 01-13Marshal Josip Tito chosen President of Yugoslavia
  • 01-14WALA TV channel 10 in Mobile, AL (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 01-1516 car Federal Express train loses brakes and crashes in Washington DC station
  • 01-15GDR Minister of Foreign Affairs Georg Dertingen arrested for "espionage"
  • 01-1627th Australian Womens Tennis: Maureen Connolly beat J Sampson (63 62)
  • 01-1641st Australian Mens Tennis: Ken Rosewall beats Mervyn Rose (60 63 64)
  • 01-16Egyptian Premier General Naguib disbands all political parties
  • 01-16KXLY TV channel 4 in Spokane, WA (ABC / CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 01-18Louise Suggs wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
  • 01-19Jesse Owens named Illinois Athletic Commission secretary
  • 01-201st live coast-to-coast inauguration address (Eisenhower)
  • 01-201st US telecast transmitted to Canada-from Buffalo, New York
  • 01-21John Foster Dulles appointed as Secretary of State
  • 01-23Bobby Simpson makes 1st-class debut for NSW 16 yrs 357 days
  • 01-23NFL Dallas Texans become Baltimore Colts (now Indianapolis Colts)

People born in year of 1953

  • 01-01Alpha Blondy [Seydou Kone]: Ivory Coast -- Reggae singer (Jerusalem)
  • 01-01Kevin Hangon: Composer
  • 01-01Rochelle S Abramson: Violinist
  • 01-03Angelo Parisi: France -- Heavyweight judo (1980 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-07Earl Wilber Force "Wire" Lindo: Rocker (Bob Marley & the Wailers)
  • 01-08Bruce Sutter: Pitcher (Cubs, Cards, Braves)
  • 01-10Bobby Rahal: Indy-car racer (over 15 wins)
  • 01-11Anna Marchesini: Italian entertainer
  • 01-15Boris Blank: Rocker (Yello)
  • 01-15Randy White: NFL tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 01-17Sheila Hutchinson: Rocker
  • 01-18Brett Hudson: Portland, Oregon -- Comedian (Bonkers, Hudson Brothers Show)
  • 01-21Fausto Bara: Mexico -- Actor (Gaucho-Renegades)
  • 01-22Myung-Whun Chung: Seoul, South Korea -- Pianist / conductor
  • 01-23Pat Haden: Westbury, New York -- NFL quarterback (LA Rams)
  • 01-24Brian Matthews: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -- Actor (Burning)
  • 01-25Malcolm Green: Rocker (Split Enz-I Got You)
  • 01-26Bert Heerink: Amsterdam, Holland -- Rock vocalist
  • 01-26Lucinda Williams: Singer
  • 01-28Debbie Steinbach: LPGA golfer
  • 01-28Michael Day: Rocker
  • 01-29Dalila di Lazzaro: Udine, Italy -- Covergirl / model (Vogue)
  • 01-31Aart Mol: Dutch bassist (Catapult)
  • 02-01Andy Mill: Skier / husband of Chris Everet
  • 02-01C A Barnett: Headmaster (Whitgift School)
  • 02-02Penny Pulz: LPGA golfer
  • 02-04Svetlana Ulmasova: USSR -- 3K (world title 1978)
  • 02-06Susie Hutchison: Flintridge, California -- Equestrian show jumper (1996 Olympics)
  • 02-07Robert Brazile: NFL Player
  • 02-09Andre Sevard: NHL

People died in year of 1953

  • 01-01Hank Williams: Country singer (Cold Cold Heart), dies at 29
  • 01-04Arthur Hoyt: Actor (Gold Rush Gertie, Lost World), dies at 78
  • 01-08Heinrich Kaspar Schmid: Composer, dies at 78
  • 01-09Hans Aanrud: Norwegian Author (Storken), dies at 89
  • 01-10Theo Mackeben: German pianist / Composer (Golden Cage), dies at 56
  • 01-11Ernst H Ridder Rappard: Dutch Nazi founder (NSNAP), dies at 53
  • 01-11Marcel Canneel: Flemish painter, dies at 58
  • 01-11Noach Zjordanija: Georgian Premier (1918-21), dies at 84
  • 01-12Simeon Roncal: Composer, dies at 82
  • 01-15Viktor Patrick Vretblad: Composer, dies at 76
  • 01-24[Karl R] Gerd von Rundstedt: Gen-field marshal (Normandy), dies at 77
  • 01-30Louis H N Bosch van Rosenthal: Dutch resistance fighter, dies at 68
  • 02-02Gustav Strube: Composer, dies at 85
  • 02-04Alexander Loudon: Dutch diplomat (League of Nations), dies at 60
  • 02-08Cliff Clark: Actor (Golden Hoofs, Kid Glove Killer), dies at 63
  • 02-24Karl R G von Rundstedt: German General-Field Marshal (Ardennes), dies at 77
  • 02-25Jesus Garcia Leoz: Composer, dies at 49
  • 02-26Elisabeth "Ilse" Kuyper: Dutch / US (opera)composer
  • 02-28Jim Thorpe: Decathlete (1912 Olympics - Gold Medalist), dies at 64
  • 03-01Anton GO Ridder Van Rappard: Painter / lithographer / etcher
  • 03-04Sergei S Prokoviev: Russian Composer (Peter & the wolf), dies at 61
  • 03-05Josef V Stalin: Soviet leader responsible for 11M murders, dies at 73
  • 03-05Sergey Sergeyevich Prokofiev: Composer, dies at 61
  • 03-10Charles Gordon Curtis: Inventor of (Curtis-steam turbine), dies at 92
  • 03-14Klement Gottwald: Premier / President of Czechoslovakia, dies at 56
  • 03-17Conrado del Campo y Zabaleta: Composer, dies at 73
  • 03-20Graciliano Ramos: Brazilian Author (Vidas Secas), dies at 60
  • 03-22James Anderson II: (Jo-Northern Exposure)
  • 03-23Raoul Dufy: Painter, Forcalquier, France
  • 03-24Felix M Abel: French dominican / biblical scholar, dies at 74

Events in year of 1954

  • 01-01KSLA TV channel 12 in Shreveport, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 01-01Rose and Cotton Bowl are 1st sport colorcasts
  • 01-01WWTV TV channel 9 in Cadillac-Traverse City, MI (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 01-01Yugoslav parliament Chairman / VP Milovan Djilas criticize communism
  • 01-02Herman Wouks "Caine Mutiny, " premieres in New York City
  • 01-04Elvis Presley records a 10 minute demo in Nashville
  • 01-04Soap Opera "The Brighter Day" premieres
  • 01-09Bert Olmstead, Montreal Canadiens, ties NHL record of 8 points in game
  • 01-09Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Louise Bogan and Leonie Adams
  • 01-10Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to W H Auden
  • 01-112 ton locomotive swept into ravine by avalanche 10 die (Austria)
  • 01-12Queen Elizabeth II opens New Zealand parliament
  • 01-13Military rule in Egypt; 318 Mohammedan Brotherhood arrested
  • 01-13WEAR TV channel 3 in Pensacola-Mobile, Florida (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 01-14New York Yankee Joe DiMaggio marries actress Marilyn Monroe
  • 01-16"South Pacific" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 1928 performances
  • 01-17NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 20-9
  • 01-17Suggs Louise wins LPGA Sea Island Golf Open (Cloister)
  • 01-18Fanfani forms Italian government
  • 01-211st gas turbine automobile exhibited (NYC)
  • 01-23Harry van Thorn chosen Chairman of Dutch KVP
  • 01-23Longest undefeated streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history (18 games)
  • 01-24BPAA All-Star Tournament won by Don Carter
  • 01-26Ground breaking begins on Disneyland
  • 01-30Belgium ends trade agreement with USSR
  • 02-011st TV soap opera "Secret Storm" premieres
  • 02-01Scapino Ballet Studio in Amsterdam destroyed by fire
  • 02-01Soccer team The County froms in Doetinchem
  • 02-02Bevo Francis, Rio Grande College, scores 113 pts in basketball game
  • 02-02President Eisenhower reports detonation of 1st H-bomb (done in 1952)

People born in year of 1954

  • 01-01Fr David: Paris, France -- Rocker
  • 01-02Ludmila Borozna: USSR -- Volleyball player (1972 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-03Ross The Boss: Rocker
  • 01-05Bryan Hitt: Rocker (REO Speedwagon-Keep on Loving You)
  • 01-06Anthony Minghella: Director (English Patient)
  • 01-06Norbert Hahn: German DR, 2 man luge (1976, 80 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-09Lance Hoppens: Rocker (Orleans-Still the One, Dance With Me)
  • 01-11Saskia ten Batenburg: Dutch actress (Factory, Hunk)
  • 01-13Vicki McCarty: Los Angeles, California -- Playmate (Sep, 1979)
  • 01-17Janet Dykman: Monterey Park, California -- Archer (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-17Robert F Kennedy, Jr.: Attorney (Natural Resources Defense Council)
  • 01-19Steve DeBerg: NFL quarterback (Broncos, Chiefs, Bucs, 49ers)
  • 01-23Edward Ka-spel: English singer / songwriter (Legendary Pink Dots)
  • 01-23Franco De Vita: Caracas, Venezuela -- Spanish singer (Extranjero)
  • 01-23Rick Finch: Rocker (KC & Sunshine Band-Give It)
  • 01-25Condredge Holloway: Alabama, United States -- CFL quarterback (Ottawa, Toronto)
  • 01-26Martin Dunn: British editor (Today)
  • 01-28Anicee Alvina: Paris, France -- Actress (Friends)
  • 01-28Shawn Murray: Rock drummer (Mink Deville)
  • 01-29Dick Manitoba: Vocalist (Dictators)
  • 01-30Alides Hidding: Singer / guitarist (Time Bandits)
  • 01-31Adrian Vandenberg: Amsterdam, Holland -- Rock guitarist (Whitesnake)
  • 02-01Mike Campbell: Guitarist (Tom Petty & Heartbreakers-Breakdown)
  • 02-05Roseanne Katan: Jamaica -- Playmate (Sep, 1978)
  • 02-06Scott Kempner: "Top Ten" rocker (Del Lords)
  • 02-07Miguel Ferrer: Santa Monica, California -- Actor (Robocop)
  • 02-08"Sensational" Sherri Martel [Russell]: New Orleans, Louisiana -- Wrestler (WWF / AWA)
  • 02-09Ulrich Walter: German FR, Cosmonaut
  • 02-11Catherine Hickland: Ft Lauderdale, Florida -- Actress (Capitol, Star Trek IV)
  • 02-15Matt Groening: Cartoonist (Life in Hell, Simpsons)

People died in year of 1954

  • 01-10Fred Raymond: Composer, dies at 53
  • 01-11Edgar Tytgat: Flemish Painter / etcher / drawer, dies at 77
  • 01-11Emmy Arbous: Dutch actress / cabaret performer (Boefje), dies at 56
  • 01-11Oscar Straus: Austrian Composer (Brave Soldier), dies at 83
  • 01-13Roland Diggle: Composer, dies at 69
  • 01-16Michail M Prishvin: Russian writer
  • 01-18Sydney Greenstreet: Actor (Conflict, Maltese Falcon), dies at 74
  • 01-21Billy Jenkins: Dies at 69
  • 01-26Carl J Eldh: Swedish sculptor, dies at 80
  • 01-27Paul-Marie Masson: Composer, dies at 71
  • 01-31Edwin H Armstrong: US radio inventor (FM), commits suicide at 63
  • 01-31Florence Bates: Actress (Kismet, I Remember Mama), dies at 65
  • 02-01Julius P Hoste: Belgian Minister / newspaper publisher, dies at 69
  • 02-02Theodor Rogalski: Composer, dies at 52
  • 02-04Vaclav Vackar: Composer, dies at 72
  • 02-05Vittorio Gnecchi: Composer, dies at 77
  • 02-07Jan Adam Maklakiewicz: Composer, dies at 54
  • 02-08Mabel Paige: Actress (Lucky Jordan), dies at 73
  • 02-12Dziga Vertov [Kaufman]: Russian director (3 Songs of Lenin), dies at 58
  • 02-17Evert Gorter: Children artist (Kindergeneeskunde), dies at 72
  • 02-26William R Inge: English Theologist / philosopher, dies at 93
  • 03-04Georg Gohler: Composer, dies at 79
  • 03-04Noel Gay [Richard Moxon Armitage]: Composer, dies at 55
  • 03-05Julian Lowell Coolidge: Mathematician (Study-Segre school), dies at 80
  • 03-06Jan Kalf: Dutch literature / art historian, dies at 80
  • 03-06Louis Zimmermann: Violinist, dies at 80
  • 03-14Ludomir Michal Rogowski: Composer, dies at 72
  • 03-15Arthur Fickenscher: Composer, dies at 82
  • 03-17Victor Rousseau: Belgian sculptor, dies at 88
  • 03-19Walter Braunfels: Composer, dies at 71