OCTOBER 5, 1953 MONDAY
Earl Warren is appointed as the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme
Court by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Warren had previously been a three-term governor of the state of California and in 1948 he had been the republican candidate for vice president. Earl Warren was involved in several of the Supreme Court’s most
important decisions on subjects like civil rights, most notably the decision that made segregation in public schools unconstitutional. He was also the head of the committee that investigated the assassination of President Kennedy. Warren remained Chief Justice
of the US Supreme Court until he retired in 1969.
OCTOBER 7, 1953 WEDNESDAY
Tico Torres is born in New Jersey. He earns acclaim as a member of the rock band Bon Jovi, which nets a country hit in 2006 with ''Who Says You Can't Go Home'', featuring Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles.
OCTOBER 8, 1953 THURSDAY
Ricky Lee Phelps is born in Paragould, Arkansas. He sings lead for the Kentucky Head Hunters, twice named Vocal
Group of the Year by the Country Music Association, before leaving the band in 1992 to form Brother Phelps.
Anthony Kenney is born in Glasgow, Kentucky. He takes over
the bass player for The Kentucky Head Hunters when Doug Phelps and Ricky Lee Phelps leave to form their own duo in 1992.
Already married to his second wife, Jerry Lee
Lewis divorces his first wife, Dorothy, in Monroe, Louisiana.
Pop singer Cathy Carson is born. She makes up one-third of Hot, whose 1977 hit ''Angel In Your Arms'' is
remake as a country single in 1985 by Barbara Mandrell.
OCTOBER 11, 1953 SUNDAY
Carlson is born in Northfield, Minnesota. She becomes the sassy lead vocals for Highway 101, essential on such hits as ''The Bed You Made For Me'', ''Somewhere Tonight'' and ''Cry, Cry, Cry''.
OCTOBER 12, 1953 MONDAY
Harmonica player Terry McMillan is born in Lexington, North Carolina. Working with the likes of Elvis Presley, Ray Charles and
Dolly Parton, he gains his biggest recognition for his parts on Garth Brooks' ''Ain't Goin' Down (Till The Sun Comes Up)''.
Decca released Ernest Tubb's ''Divorce Granted''.
Rosco Gordon's new rhythm and blues single ''Ain't No Use'' b/w ''Rosco's Mamboo'' (Duke 114) released.
15, 1953 THURSDAY
Jimmy Boyd is hit with a $30,000 lawsuit in Los Angeles. The suit claims the ''I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus'' singer and two classmates assaulted
a 13-year-old girl in Griffith Park September 24.
OCTOBER 17, 1953 SATURDAY
Butler makes his Grand Ole Opry debut, at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.