1953 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 200 of 287

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 4 Pulitzer Prize for Literature awarded to Ernest Hemingway for "The Old Man & The Sea"

  • May 7 Record 537-kg swordfish is caught by LE Marron, in Chile
  • May 11 Tornado kills 114 in Waco Texas ($39M damage)

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May 11 Winston Churchill criticizes US Secretary of State John Foster Dulles' domino theory

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • May 15 Osip Zadkine's monument to "The destroyed city" unveiled in Rotterdam
  • May 17 Yanks & Browns use record 41 players in a game
  • May 18 1st woman to break sound barrier (Jacqueline Cochrane, USA)
  • May 19 Nuclear explosion in Nevada (fall-out in St George, Utah)
  • May 21 French government of Mayer resigns

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May 22 US President Eisenhower signs Offshore Oil Bill

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • May 22 Yankee Irv Noren hits into a triple-play, Yanks beat Wash 12-4
  • May 24 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Doctor Mellifluus
  • May 25 1st atomic cannon electronically fired, Frenchman Flat, Nevada
  • May 26 Dutch Convair crashes at Schipholweg, 2 die
  • May 27 Dutch social democratic/Dutch Liberal Party win municipal elections

1stTenzing Norgay on the Summit of Mount Everest

May 29 Edmund Hillary (NZ) and Tenzing Norgay (Nepal) are first to reach the summit of Mount Everest as part of a British Expedition

  • May 29 500th anniversary of the fall of Constantinople and the end of the Byzantine Empire (to Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II)
  • May 31 Lebanese president Camille Shamun disbands government

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 2 Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • Jun 3 Congress cites research of NYC librarian Robert Henderson in proving
  • Jun 5 Denmark adopts a new constitution
  • Jun 5 US Senate rejects China People's Republic membership to UN
  • Jun 7 1st color network telecast in compatible color (Boston Mass)
  • Jun 7 Mary Terrell wins struggle to end segregation in Wash DC restaurants
  • Jun 8 Cluster of 6 tornadoes touches down in Flint Michigan killing 113
  • Jun 8 Segregated lunch counters in DC forbidden by Supreme Court
  • Jun 9 South African premier D. F. Malan visits Netherlands
  • Jun 9 Worcester County tornado (94 killed, 1310 injured, 10,000 homeless)
  • Jun 13 Alec Bedser takes 14-99 (7-55 & 7-44) v Australia
  • Jun 14 Eisenhower condemns McCarthy's book burning proposal
  • Jun 14 Military coup by general Gustavo Rojas Pinilla in Colombia
  • Jun 14 Yanks sweep Indians 6-2, 3-0 before 74,708 win streak at 18 straight
  • Jun 15 Browns end Yankees win streak at 18 & Browns 14-game losing streak
  • Jun 15 Johnny Mize is 93rd player to get 2,000 hits
  • Jun 15 NYC Transit Authority forms
  • Jun 16 Despite Johnny Mize 2,000th hit, Yanks lose ending 18 game win streak & also ending St Louis Brown 14 game losing streak
  • Jun 17 Riots in East Germany for reunification

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Jun 17 US Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas stays executions of spies Julius & Ethel Rosenberg scheduled for next day their 14th anniversary

Alleged Soviet Spy Ethel Rosenberg
Alleged Soviet Spy
Ethel Rosenberg
  • Jun 18 Egypt proclaimed a republic, General Neguib becomes president
  • Jun 18 USAF C124 Globemaster crashes near Tokyo killing 129 servicemen
  • Jun 18 3rd Berlin International Film Festival: "The Wages of Fear" wins Golden Bear (audience vote)
  • Jun 19 Albert W Dent elected president of US National Health Council
  • Jun 25 1st passenger to fly commercially around the world < 100 hours
  • Jun 25 86°F in Anchorage Alaska
  • Jun 26 Russian vice-premier/interior minister Lavrentiy Pavlovich Beria arrested
  • Jun 27 Joseph Laniel appointed French premier
  • Jun 30 1st Chevrolet Corvette manufactured
  • Jul 4 Imre Nagy succeeds Matyas Rákosi 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
  • Aug 1 California introduces sales tax (for education)
  • Aug 1 Fidel Castro arrested in Cuba
  • Aug 1 Northern Rhodesia becomes part of Federation of Rhodesia & Nyasaland
  • Aug 3 Frank Blair becomes news anchor of Today Show
  • Aug 4 Black families move into Trumbull Park housing project in Chicago
  • Aug 5 Operation "Big Switch"; Korean War prisoner exchanged at Panmunjom
  • Aug 7 Eastern Airlines enters jet age, uses Electra prop-jet
  • Aug 8 Russia's Georgi Malenkov reports possession of hydrogen bomb
  • Aug 8 US & South Korea initial a mutual security pact
  • Aug 9 Premier Mohammed Abdullah of Kashmir fired
  • Aug 12 Ann Davison arrives in Miami in her 23 foot boat Felicity Ann, becoming the 1st woman to sail solo across the Atlantic
  • Aug 12 Heavy earthquake strikes the Ionian islands, 435 killed
  • Aug 12 Soviet Union conducts secret test of its 1st hydrogen bomb
  • Aug 13 4-5 million French go on strike against economizations
  • Aug 13 US President Dwight Eisenhower establishes Government Contract Compliance Committee
  • Aug 13 General Omar Bradley becomes US chief of staff
  • Aug 16 Shah of Persia & princess Soraya flee to Baghdad & Rome
  • Aug 17 Addiction: First meeting of Narcotics Anonymous in Southern California.
  • Aug 19 The democratically elected Prime Minister of Iran Mohammad Mosaddegh is overthrown in a coup orchestrated by the United Kingdom (under the name 'Operation Boot') and the United States (under the name TPAJAX Project)
  • Aug 20 General Fazlollah Zahedi arrests premier Mossadeq of Persia
  • Aug 20 Russia publicly acknowledges hydrogen bomb test detonation
  • Aug 21 Marion Carl in Douglas Skyrocket reaches record 25,370 m
  • Aug 21 Sultan Sidi Mohammed Am Joessoef V of Morocco deposed
  • Aug 22 John Norman Lewis contends players have no desire to form a union
  • Aug 22 Shah of Iran returns to Tehran
  • Aug 23 Dutch DC-6 crashes near Ymuiden in North Sea, 21 die
  • Aug 23 USSR performs nuclear test
  • Aug 29 USSR explodes its first hydrogen bomb
  • Sep 1 101°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Sept
  • Sep 1 Fokker begins building F-27 Fokker Friendship
  • Sep 3 European Convention on Human Rights goes into effect

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 3 French minister Francois Mitterrand, resigns due to colonial policy

21st President of France Francois Mitterrand
21st President of France
Francois Mitterrand
  • Sep 4 Yanks become 1st team to win 5 consecutive championship
  • Sep 5 1st privately operated atomic reactor-Raleigh, NC
  • Sep 5 US give Persian premier Zahedi $45 million aid

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 214

  • Jun 20 Brian J Duffy, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 45, 57, 72, sk:92), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jun 20 Willy Rampf, German F1 technical director (BMW Sauber)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 21 Benazir Bhutto, 11th Prime Minister of Pakistan and 1st female leader of a Muslim nation, born in Karachi, Pakistan (d. 2007)

Pakistani Politican Benazir Bhutto
Pakistani Politican
Benazir Bhutto
  • Jun 24 Ivo Lill, Estonian artist
  • Jun 26 James Anderson, writer
  • 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
  • Aug 2 Anne Leuchars, British TV journalist
  • Aug 7 Anne Fadiman, American writer; daughter of Clifton Fadiman
  • Aug 10 Mark Doty, American poet and prose writer
  • Aug 14 Cliff Johnson, American computer game author
  • Aug 16 Kathie Lee Gifford, Paris Fla, hostess (Live with Regis & Kathie Lee)
  • Aug 17 Robert Brent Thirsk, BC Canada, astronaut (STS 78)
  • Aug 17 Judith Regan, American book publisher
  • Aug 18 Louie Gohmert, American politician
  • Aug 19 Johan F de Leeuw, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • Aug 19 Mary Matalin, American political consultant
  • Aug 21 Ivan Stang, American writer
  • Aug 23 Klaus-Dietrich Flade, German FR, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-14)
  • Aug 29 James Quesada, Nicaraguan/American anthropologist
  • Aug 30 Ron George, American politician
  • Aug 31 Marcia Clark, [Kleks], LA DA (OJ Simpson Case), born in Berkeley, California
  • Aug 31 György Károly, Hungarian author
  • Sep 1 Chuck Orton, US sysop, (Emerald BBS, Oregon)
  • Sep 2 Gerhard P J Thiele, Brenz Germany, astronaut
  • Sep 2 Ahmad Shah Massoud, Afghan commander and a war hero (d. 2001)
  • Sep 3 Khabib Munir, Syria, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-3 backup)
  • Sep 3 M H Habib, Syria, cosmonaut
  • Sep 4 Michael Stean, chess player
  • Sep 11 Jani Allan, South African journalist and media personality
  • Sep 12 Nancy "Nan" Goldin, Photographer, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 16 Gene Taylor, (Rep-D-Mississippi)
  • Sep 16 Nancy Huston, Canadian-born novelist and essayist
  • Sep 17 Rita Rudner, comedienne (Funny People)
  • Sep 17 Altaf Hussain, Pakistani politician and founder of MQM
  • Sep 18 Betsy Boze née: Vogel, American academic
  • Sep 22 Ségolène Royal, French politician
  • Sep 22 Geoff Gilpin, American author
  • Sep 26 Aivars Lembergs, Latvian politician
  • Sep 27 Diane Abbott, British politician (L) 1st black woman elected to UK parliament, born in London
  • Sep 27 Heather Watts, ballerina (Dancing on My Grave), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 27 Mata Amritanandamayi, Indian religious leader
  • Sep 30 S.M. Stirling, Canadian-born author
  • Oct 1 Greta Andersen Waitz, marathoner (NYC - 1984), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Oct 1 John Hegley, British poet
  • Oct 5 James E Lascelles, grandson of English princess Mary
  • Oct 5 John Stachniewski, scholar/teacher
  • Oct 6 Klaas Bruinsma, Dutch drug lord (d. 1991)
  • Oct 12 Serge Lepeltier, French politician
  • Oct 13 Bill Schuette, (Rep-R-MI, 1985- )
  • Oct 14 Marcel R Zeeuw, Suriname lt-colonel (coup 1982)
  • Oct 14 Olga Nikolayevna Klyushnikova, Russia, cosmonaut
  • Oct 15 Betsy Clifford, Canadian alpine skier
  • Oct 21 Peter Mandelson, British politician
  • Oct 22 Roy Ristie, Suriname/Neth radio host (Apintie, Kankantrie)
  • Oct 26 Jennifer Roberson, US, sci-fi author (Shapechangers, Sword-Maker)
  • Oct 26 Rosa Monckton, notable charity fundraiser
  • Oct 27 Michael Baker, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 43, 52, 68, 81), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Oct 28 Pierre Boivin, Canadian businessman and hockey executive
  • Oct 30 Alexander Fedorovich Poleshchuk, Moscow, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-16)
  • Oct 30 Peter Hoekstra, (Rep-R-Michigan)
  • Nov 1 N Jan Davis, Cocoa Beach Florida, PhD/astronaut (STS 47, 60, 85)
  • Nov 4 Carlos Gutierrez, American politician
  • Nov 4 Dr. Marvel Williamson, American educator
  • Nov 5 Florentino V. Floro, Filipino dwarf judge
  • Nov 5 Joyce Maynard, American writer
  • Nov 8 John Musker, American animation director
  • Nov 11 Kostas Skandalidis, Greek politician
  • Nov 13 Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Mexican politician
  • Nov 13 Waswo_X._Waswo, American Photographer
  • Nov 14 Dominique de Villepin, Prime Minister of France
  • Nov 15 Yuri Viktorovich Prikhodko, Russian cosmonaut
  • Nov 18 Alan Moore, British comic book writer and novelist
  • Nov 21 Tina Brown, journalist publisher (New Yorker, Tattler)
  • Nov 22 Billy M. Sprague, American rocket scientist
  • Nov 25 Jeffrey Skilling, American former CEO of Enron
  • Nov 26 Hilary Benn, British politician
  • Nov 29 Alex Grey, American artist
  • Nov 30 Mike Espy, (Rep-D-Mississippi)
  • Dec 2 Meg Griffin, DJ (WNEW-FM, WPLJ-FM, WKRK-FM)/VJ (V-1)
  • Dec 6 Wil Shriner, NYC/Indiana, talk show host (Wil Shriner Show)
  • Dec 7 Bertin Osborne, Italian entertainer
  • Dec 8 Norman Finkelstein, American professor, activist
  • Dec 13 Tom Sanders, Jackson Wyoming, aerial cameraman (Living Daylights)
  • Dec 13 Ben Bernanke, American economist and current United States Chairman of the Federal Reserve
  • Dec 14 Vangelis Meimarakis, Greek lawyer and politician

Weddings in History

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Deaths in History

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