Category Archives: 1950s

New York Yankees win World Series 60 years ago today (1953)

Image: 'Yankees Vs Dodgers 1953 World Series'

(Monday, October 5, 1953) — The New York Yankees won the 1953 World Series today, beating the Brooklyn Dodgers 2-0 at Yankee Stadium (I) in Bronx, New York, in the sixth and deciding game. It was the fifth consecutive World Series title for the Yankees (the most consecutive WS wins in history) and the 16th of a record 27 overall World Series championships for the team (1923-2009).

‘The Robe,’ first film presented in CinemaScope, premieres in New York City 60 years ago tonight (1953)

Video: 'Victor Mature At The Premiere Of The Robe'

(Wednesday, September 16, 1953)The Robe, a Biblical epic film that tells the story of a Roman military tribune who commands the unit that crucifies Jesus and the first movie presented in the widescreen process CinemaScope, had its world premiere today at the Roxy Theater in New York.

Directed by Henry Koster, the film starred Richard Burton, Jean Simmons, Victor Mature and Michael Rennie.