What Happened on June 18, 1953

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 3rd Berlin International Film Festival: "The Wages of Fear" wins Golden Bear (audience vote)
  • Egypt proclaimed a republic, General Neguib becomes president
  • Eugene Stephens is 1st to get 3 hits & Red Sox score 17 runs in 1 Inning (7th) Red Sox beat Detroit 23-3
  • USAF C124 Globemaster crashes near Tokyo killing 129 servicemen

Famous Birthdays

  • Jerome Smith, American guitarist (KC & the Sunshine Band-Boogie Shoes), born in Miami, Florida (d. 2000)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. (24) marries fellow activist and singer Coretta Scott (26)

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.