October 1953 in history

October 1953 events chronologically

Oct 5 The first documented recovery meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is held
Oct 10 Mutual Defense Treaty Between the United States and the Republic of Korea is concluded in Washington, D.C
Oct 12 The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial opens at Plymouth Theatre, New York City
Oct 15 British nuclear test Totem 1 is detonated at Emu Field, South Australia
Oct 27 British nuclear test Totem 2 is carried out at Emu Field, South Australia
Oct 29 BCPA Flight 304 DC-6 crashes near San Francisco. Pianist William Kapell is among the 19 killed
Oct 30 Cold War: U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower formally approves the top secret document National Security Council Paper No. 162/2, which states that the United States' arsenal of nuclear weapons must be maintained and expanded to counter the communist threat

Top 7 most famous people born in October 1953

Oct 1 Klaus Wowereit a German politician, member of the SPD , and has been the Governing Mayor of Berlin since the 21 October 2001 state elections, where his party won a plurality of the votes, 29.7%. He served as President of the Bundesrat in 2001/02. His SPD-led coalition was re-elected in the 2006 elections; after the 2011 elections the SPD's coalition partner changed from the Left to the Christian Democratic Union. He was also sometimes mentioned as a possible SPD candidate for the Chancellorship of Germany in the next German federal election, but that never materialized
Oct 2 Ernest Bai Koroma the current President of Sierra Leone and the fourth since 2007.
Oct 9 Tony Shalhoub an American actor. His television work includes the roles of Antonio Scarpacci in Wings and sleuth Adrian Monk in the TV series Monk, for which he has won three Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe. He has also had a successful career as a character actor, with roles in films such as Spy Kids, Men in Black, Men in Black II, Thirteen Ghosts, Galaxy Quest, 1408, Barton Fink, Big Night, The Siege, Cars, Cars 2, The Man Who Wasn't There, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Oct 10 Midge Ure a Scottish musician and singer-songwriter. His stage name, Midge, is a phonetic reversal of Jim, the diminutive form of his given name
Oct 11 David Morse (actor) an American actor, singer, director, and writer. He first came to national attention as Jack Morrison in the medical drama series Elsewhere from 1982 to 1988. He continued his film career with roles in Dancer in the Dark, The Indian Runner, The Negotiator, Contact, The Green Mile, Disturbia, The Long Kiss Goodnight, The Crossing Guard, The Rock, Extreme Measures, 12 Monkeys, 16 Blocks, and Hounddog
Oct 16 Paulo Roberto Falcão a Brazilian head coach and former footballer. He is widely considered one of the best players in Internacional and Roma history, and one of the most talented central midfielders of all time, especially at his peak in the mid-1980s. At one stage, he was the world's highest paid footballer
Oct 21 Peter Mandelson a British Labour Party politician and President of the international think tank Policy Network. He was the Member of Parliament for Hartlepool from 1992 to 2004, and served in a number of Cabinet positions under Prime Ministers Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. He was also the European Commissioner for Trade between 2004 and 2008

Top 7 most famous people died in October 1953

Oct 3 Arnold Bax an English composer and poet. His musical style blended elements of romanticism and impressionism, often with influences from Irish literature and landscape. His orchestral scores are noted for their complexity and colourful instrumentation. Bax's poetry and stories, which he wrote under the pseudonym of Dermot O’Byrne, reflect his profound affinity for Irish poet B. Yeats and are largely written in the tradition of the Irish Literary Revival
Oct 5 Friedrich Wolf (writer) a German doctor and writer.
Oct 6 Vera Mukhina a prominent Soviet sculptor.
Oct 8 Kathleen Ferrier an English contralto singer who achieved an international reputation as a stage, concert and recording artist, with a repertoire extending from folksong and popular ballads to the classical works of Bach, Brahms, Mahler and Elgar. Her death from cancer, at the height of her fame, was a shock to the musical world and particularly to the general public, which was kept in ignorance of the nature of her illness until after her death. She was especially known in Britain for her unaccompanied recording of the Northumbrian folk tune Blow the Wind Southerly, which was played regularly on BBC Radio for many years after her death
Oct 8 Nigel Bruce a British character actor on stage and screen. He was best known for his portrayal of Watson in a series of films and in the radio series The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Bruce is also remembered for his roles in the Alfred Hitchcock films Rebecca and Suspicion
Oct 9 James Finlayson (actor) a Scottish actor who worked in both silent and sound comedies. Bald, with a fake moustache, Finlayson had many trademark comic mannerisms and is famous for his squinting, outraged, "double take and fade away" head reaction, and characteristic expression "d'ooooooh", and as the most famous comic foil of Laurel and Hardy
Oct 30 Emmerich Kálmán a Hungarian composer of operettas.