February 1953 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 1 Dr A de Waal appointed as Netherlands' first female assistant secretary of state
  • Feb 1 Flooding in Netherlands kills 1,835
  • Feb 5 "Peter Pan" by Walt Disney opens at Roxy Theater, NYC
  • Feb 5 Sweet rationing imposed in WWII ends in Britain
  • Feb 6 US controls on wages & some consumer goods lifted
  • Feb 9 General Walter Bedell Smith, USA, ends term as 4th director of CIA Allen Dulles, becomes acting director of CIA
  • Feb 10 Ice Pairs Championship at Davos won by Jennifer & John Nicks of GRB
  • Feb 10 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Tenley Albright USA
  • Feb 10 Men's Figure Skating Champion in Davos won by Hayes Alan Jenkins USA

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Feb 11 President Eisenhower refuses clemency appeal for Rosenberg couple

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Feb 11 USSR breaks diplomatic relations with Israel
  • Feb 12 USSR breaks relations with Israel
  • Feb 13 A's change name of Shibe Park to Connie Mack Stadium
  • Feb 18 Premiere of 1st 3-D feature film,"Bwana Devil" (NYC)
  • Feb 19 Georgia approves US 1st literature censorship board
  • Feb 19 William Inge's "Picnic" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 20 August A Busch buys the Cards for $3.75 million

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Feb 21 Francis Crick and James Watson discover structure of DNA-molecule

Molecular biologist Francis Crick
Molecular biologist
Francis Crick
Molecular Biologist James Watson
Molecular Biologist
James Watson
  • Feb 26 Allen Dulles promoted from deputy to 5th director of CIA

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Feb 28 Stalin meets with Beria, Bulganin, Khrushchev & Malenkov

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
Nikita Khrushchev

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 1 Andy Mill, skier/husband of Chris Everet
  • Feb 1 C A Barnett, headmaster (Whitgift School)
  • Feb 2 James Mndaweni, South African worker's union leader/president (NACTU)
  • Feb 2 Duane Chapman, American bounty hunter
  • Feb 3 Savvas Tsitouridis, Greek politician
  • Feb 4 Svetlana Ulmasova, USSR, 3K (world title 1978)
  • Feb 8 Roger Clavet, Québécois politician
  • Feb 9 Gary Franks, (Rep-R-Connecticut)
  • Feb 10 John Shirley, US, sci-fi author (Eclipse Penumbra, Eclipse Corona)
  • Feb 11 Stephen D Thorne, Frankfurt-on-Main, German FR, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut

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Feb 11 [John Ellis] Jeb Bush, American politician (Governor of Florida (R) 1999-2007), born in Midland, Texas

US Governor Jeb Bush
US Governor
Jeb Bush
  • Feb 15 Derek Conway, British MP
  • Feb 16 Roberta Williams, computer game designer
  • Feb 19 Cristina Elisabet Fernández - Argentinian politician
  • Feb 19 Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, politician, President of Argentina (2007-2015), born in La Plata, Buenos Aires
  • Feb 20 Carol Cummins, Clintwood Va, 2nd of 5 siblings born on 2/20
  • Feb 23 Sallie L Baliunas, astrophysicist
  • Feb 25 José María Aznar, former Prime Minister of Spain

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Feb 28 Paul Krugman, American economist and New York Times columnist (Nobel Prize in Economics 2008), born in Albany, New York

Economist Paul Krugman
Economist
Paul Krugman

Deaths in History

  • Feb 4 Alexander Loudon, Dutch diplomat (League of Nations), dies at 60
  • Feb 24 Karl R G von Rundstedt, Germ gen-field marshal (Ardennes), dies at 77