July 1953 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 4 Imre Nagy succeeds Matyas R├íkosi as premier of Hungary

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Jul 7 Che Guevara sets out on a trip through Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, and El Salvador.

Argentine Revolutionary Che Guevara
Argentine Revolutionary
Che Guevara
  • Jul 8 US stops aid to Persia
  • Jul 9 1st helicopter passenger service (NYC)
  • Jul 10 Pravda reports arrest of Beria [affiliate of imperialist]
  • Jul 13 Battle of the Kumsong River begins - last major battle of the Korean war
  • Jul 14 1st US National monument dedicated to a Negro-George Washington Carver
  • Jul 15 ANC members, Walter Sisulu and Duma Nokwe leave South Africa and go overseas under false names
  • Jul 20 USSR/Israel recover diplomatic relations
  • Jul 20 The United Nations Economic and Social Council votes to make UNICEF a permanent agency.
  • Jul 25 NYC transit fare rises from 10 cents to 15 cents, 1st use of subway tokens
  • Jul 26 Cuban pirate radio station's 1st transmission at Santiago de Cuba

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Jul 26 Fidel Castro begins rebellion, the "26th of July Movement," against Fulgenico Batista's regime in Cuba

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
Cuban President and Dictator Fulgencio Batista
Cuban President and Dictator
Fulgencio Batista
  • Jul 26 Arizona Governor John Howard Pyle orders an anti-polygamy law enforcement crackdown on residents of Short Creek, Arizona, which becomes known as the Short Creek Raid.
  • Jul 27 North Korea & UN sign armistice
  • Jul 27 Vatican disallows priest holiday work in factory
  • Jul 27 Dizzy Dean, Al Simmons Chief Bender, Bobby Wallace, Harry Wright, Ed Barrow, & Bill Klem & Tom Connolly are inducted into Hall of Fame
  • Jul 29 US bomber shot down by Soviet Air Defence Forces in the Sea of Japan, north of Vladivostok

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 1 Henry Percy, 11th duke of Northumberland, godchild of Elizabeth II
  • Jul 3 Alynne Beth Amkraut, entertainer, born in Amityville, New York
  • Jul 9 Dave Camp, (Rep-R-Michigan)
  • Jul 9 Irina D Latysheva, Russian cosmonaut
  • Jul 9 Thomas Ligotti, American author
  • Jul 13 Mila Mulroney, wife of former Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney
  • Jul 15 Jean-Bertrand Aristide, president of Haiti (1991, 1994- )
  • Jul 15 John Denham, Seaton, Devon, England, MP (Labour)
  • Jul 16 Douglas J. Feith, American Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
  • Jul 18 Peter Greenall, English brewer (Greenall Witley)
  • Jul 20 Thomas Friedman, American journalist
  • Jul 24 Claire McCaskill, American politician, junior senator from Missouri
  • Jul 27 Wim G J M van de Camp, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (CDA)
  • Jul 30 Aleksandr Nikolayevich Balandin, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-9)
  • Jul 31 Hugh McDowell, chelloist (ELO-Telephone Line)
  • Jul 31 Ted Baillieu, Australian Politician

Deaths in History

  • Jul 1 Azzedine Bey, Tunisian heir to the throne, murdered
  • Jul 1 Jacob D du Toit [Totius], South African poet/theologist, dies
  • Jul 15 Servant of God Archbishop Mar Ivanios (b.1882)
  • Jul 16 Joseph Hilaire Pierre Belloc, author (Path to Rome), dies at 82
  • Jul 18 Lucy Booth, Daughter of William and Catherine Booth (b. 1868)
  • Jul 20 Dumarsaid Estime, President of Haiti (b. 1900)
  • Jul 20 Jan Struther, British author (b. 1901)
  • Jul 26 Nikolaos Plastiras, Greece premier (1945-50, 51-2), dies
  • Jul 31 Robert Taft, (Sen-R-Oh) "Mr Republican", dies in NY at 63