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November 4, 1953

November 4, 1953, was a Wednesday. It was 70 years, 8 months, and 7 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Scorpio.

On This Day

On this day

What happened on November 4, 1953?

  • The western musical film "Calamity Jane" is released.
Music charts

Top song: November 4, 1953

The best-selling single on November 4, 1953 was "St. George and the Dragonet" by Stan Freberg.

Play the top songs from 1953
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1953. Take a trip back to the days of Perry Como, Eddie Fisher, Patti Page and Tony Bennett.

Facts

This date was 25,818 days ago. Approximately 861 months have passed. It was the 308th day of 1953, in week 45. The decade was the fifties. People born on this day are currently 70 years old and belong to the Baby Boomer generation. The Earth has experienced 287 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to November 4, 1953

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

It is Wednesday, November 4, 1953. Anyone born today will have the star sign Scorpio. It is "Hump Day", so many are beginning to think about the weekend ahead.

It's November, so the evenings are getting darker and the days are getting colder. In music, the song "St. George and the Dragonet" by Stan Freberg is the best-selling record at the moment. Dwight David Eisenhower is the President of the United States, and Winston Churchill is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

In fashion, women are sporting the popular "The New Look" by Christian Dior. This formal style includes rounded shoulders, a full-skirted silhouette and a tight waist. Meanwhile, men are beginning to follow a new "Teddy Boy" trend that involves greased-back hair, extremely narrow trousers and velvet-collared jackets. Because it's 1953, radio stations and jukeboxes are playing songs from singers such as Percy Faith, Les Paul, Mary Ford, Patti Page, Eddie Fisher, the Ames Brothers, Teresa Brewer, Les Baxter and Perry Como. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Suspense", "What's My Line?", "Space Patrol", and "I Love Lucy".

Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Tom and Jerry", "Crusader Rabbit", "Adventures of Superman", and "Winky Dink and You". Popular toys at the moment include Tonka trucks, BAS-KET Miniature Basketball, Pitchin' Pal, and Feed the Elephant.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on November 4, 1953.

  • Movies from 1953.

    Movies from 1953

    The most popular movies of 1953 included the likes of The Robe, This Is Cinerama, From Here to Eternity, Shane, How to Marry a Millionaire, Peter Pan and House of Wax.
  • 1953 in music.

    1953 in music

    The radio stations in 1953 were dominated by artists such as Percy Faith, Les Paul & Mary Ford, Patti Page, Eddie Fisher, the Ames Brothers, Teresa Brewer, Les Baxter and Perry Como.
  • Konrad Adenauer.

    Konrad Adenauer

    West Germany's Chancellor Konrad Adenauer was named Time Person of the Year in 1953.
  • Panty raids are all the rage on college campuses.

    Panty raids are all the rage on college campuses

    Panty raids were a popular college prank at the time. Large groups of male students would "raid" the living quarters of their female counterparts and then steal their underwear as proof that the raid had been successful. These raids took place during a time when colleges had curfews and men were forbidden from entering female dormitories.
  • Poodle skirts are a thing.

    Poodle skirts are a thing

    Women and young girls were wearing wide, unrestricted felt skirts called "poodle skirts." These were solid-colored skirts that had a design or a logo. In many cases, the design was an image of a poodle or a cat.
  • Greasers.

    Greasers

    A youth subculture called "greasers" emerged during the 1950s and early 1960s. The style included greased-back hairstyles, work pants, and denim or leather jackets.
  • The Jukebox.

    The Jukebox

    The jukebox was at the height of its popularity. Teenagers and young adults would often hang out at local restaurants and diners and listen to the latest songs.
  • Men are getting "DA haircuts".

    Men are getting "DA haircuts"

    The "DA haircut" was extremely popular among men. The cut consisted of a combed-back hairstyle that was parted down the middle at the back. "DA" stood for "Duck's Ass," which is what many people liked to call the style.
  • Sock hops.

    Sock hops

    Sock hops were informal dance events for teenagers. The name originated from the fact that many of these dances required participants to remove their shoes. This is because sock hops were often held in high school gymnasiums, and the organizers didn't want scuff marks on the floors.
  • Capitalism vs Communism.

    Capitalism vs Communism

    The ideological clash between capitalism and communism heated up during the 1950s. It was during this period that a "Cold War" started between the United States and the Soviet Union. In the US, there were fears that Soviet spies had infiltrated all parts of society, including Hollywood.
  • The economy is booming.

    The economy is booming

    The world was recovering from World War II. Many countries witnessed an economic boom during this decade. Unemployment was low, consumerism increased, mortgages were cheap, and governments started to invest in infrastructure such as highways. For many, this was the "golden age" of the economy.
  • Rotary phones.

    Rotary phones

    Almost everyone had rotary phones in the 1950s. However, the heavier metal dial components were being phased out and replaced with plastic.
  • More and more people are buying television sets.

    More and more people are buying television sets

    More and more households were buying TV sets. In 1950, 20% of homes had a television. By the end of the decade, that figure had risen to 90%.
  • Polio cases are high.

    Polio cases are high

    Cases of Polio were particularly high, and outbreaks were common. In the United States, the disease peaked in 1952, with nearly 60,000 cases and 3,145 deaths. It wasn't until 1955 that a national immunization program started and cases began to drop.

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on November 4, 1953.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to November 4, 1953.

  • October 7, 1953: The first episode of "Life with Elizabeth" is aired.
  • October 29, 1953: Singer Frank Sinatra and actress Ava Gardner announce that they are separating after two years of marriage.
  • This date: November 4, 1953
  • November 21, 1953: A human-like skull called "Piltdown Man" is demonstrated to be a hoax.
  • December 1, 1953: Marilyn Monroe features in the first edition of Playboy magazine.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on November 4, 1953, will have the star sign Scorpio.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1953 was the year of the Snake (Yin Earth).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: November 4, 1953 falls under the Snake.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of November will have the birthstones Topaz and Citrine.
  • Birth flower (November): The Chrysanthemum.

1950s fashion

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

1950s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1953

Television shows that people were watching in November 1953:

TV shows from November 1953.

Life with Elizabeth
Life with Elizabeth
The Danny Thomas Show
The Danny Thomas Show
I Married Joan
I Married Joan
Our Miss Brooks
Our Miss Brooks
My Little Margie
My Little Margie
The Roy Rogers Show
The Roy Rogers Show
I Love Lucy
I Love Lucy
Sky King
Sky King
The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
You Bet Your Life
You Bet Your Life
The Colgate Comedy Hour
The Colgate Comedy Hour

Cars in 1953

1953 saw the introduction of cars such as the Chevrolet 150, the Cadillac Eldorado, the Volvo Duett, the Opel Rekord, the Buick Skylark, and the Fiat 1100.

Cars in 1953.

Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on November 4, 1953

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1953:

Winky Dink and You
Winky Dink and You
Adventures of Superman
Adventures of Superman
Crusader Rabbit
Crusader Rabbit

Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry
Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1953

Toys and games that were popular in 1953:

Matchbox toy cars
Matchbox toy cars
Roy Rogers Plastic Figures
Roy Rogers Plastic Figures
Mr. Potato Head
Mr. Potato Head
Feed the Elephant
Feed the Elephant
Pitchin' Pal
Pitchin' Pal
Colorforms
Colorforms
Butch the Pup Toy
Butch the Pup Toy
BAS-KET Miniature Basketball
BAS-KET Miniature Basketball
Tiny Tears (doll)
Tiny Tears (doll)
Spinning Tops
Spinning Tops
Toy Guns
Toy Guns
Foto-Electric Baseball
Foto-Electric Baseball

Were you born on November 4, 1953?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1953.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out November 4, 1959, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on November 4.

Tony Abbott

Tony Abbott

Australian Prime Minister
Born on November 4, 1957
He was born exactly 4 years after this date.

Ralph Macchio

Ralph Macchio

Actor
Born on November 4, 1961
He was born exactly 8 years after this date.

Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey

Actor
Born on November 4, 1969
He was born exactly 16 years after this date.

Puff Daddy

Puff Daddy

Rapper
Born on November 4, 1969
He was born exactly 16 years after this date.

USA

US President

Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on November 4, 1953.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Winston Churchill was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Éamon de Valera was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on November 4, 1953 was most likely conceived around February 11, 1953.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on November 4, 1953 is close to July 28, 1954.

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Stats for November 4, 1953

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about November 4, 1953:

  • 25,818 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,688 weeks have passed.
  • 2,230,671,600 seconds have passed since November 4, 1953.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,602,450,200 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 1,151,026,545,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 371,778,600 times.
  • You have taken approximately 191,837,758 steps. That's roughly 85,261 miles.
  • 26,768,059 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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