(Saturday, November 21, 1953) — “Rags to Riches” by Tony Bennett was the #1 song on today’s Billboard Best Sellers in Stores chart for the first of six weeks (November 21/28, December 5/12/19/26, 1953).
(Wednesday, November 4, 1953; during the First Indochina War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) — U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon made a front-line tour south of the Red River Delta in northern Vietnam today, saying he was impressed by the high morale of all the French Union troops and “the fact this is a rugged, rough war.”
Video: 'Georgia Tech Glee Club on The Ed Sullivan Show'
(Sunday, October 11, 1953, 8 p.m. EDT) — The Georgia Tech Glee Club performed the “Georgia Tech Fight Song” on tonight’s live edition of the CBS-TV variety show The Ed Sullivan Show.
(Saturday, October 10, 1953) — “St. George and the Dragonet” by Stan Freberg was the #1 song on today’s Billboard Best Sellers in Stores chart for the first of four weeks (October 10/17/24/31, 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).
Video: 'Earl Warren'
(Monday, October 5, 1953) — Earl Warren, a smiling, broad-shouldered Californian, was sworn in today as the 14th Chief Justice of the United States. He succeeded Fred M. Vinson, who died on Sept. 8, 1953, and was nominated by Republican President Dwight Eisenhower. Continue reading
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.
Video: 'The Wedding of John F. Kennedy & Jacqueline Bouvier in Color'
(Saturday, September 12, 1953) — U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy, 36, married Jacqueline Lee Bouvier, 24, today at St. Mary’s Church in Newport, Rhode Island, in a Mass celebrated by Boston’s Archbishop Richard Cushing. Continue reading
Video: '"JFK: IN HIS OWN WORDS" (1988)' (Sept. 11, 1953, at 9:36)
(Friday, September 11, 1953) — The Kennedy family was filmed having fun today on the eve of U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy’s wedding to Jacqueline Lee Bouvier in Newport, Rhode Island.