Events in Music in 1953

  • Jan 10 "My Darlin' Aida" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 89 performances
  • Feb 10 Ice Dance Championship at Davos won by Westwood & Demmy GRB
  • Feb 11 J Styne and Bob Hilliard's musical "Hazel Flagg" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 190 performances
  • Feb 18 "Maggie" opens at National Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • Feb 21 "Maggie" closes at National Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • Feb 25 "Wonderful Town" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 559 performances
  • Mar 8 "Two's Company" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 90 performances
  • Mar 28 "New Faces (of 1952)" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 365 performances
  • Apr 18 "Pal Joey" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 542 performances
  • May 7 "Can Can" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 892 performances
  • May 23 78th Preakness: Eric Guerin aboard Native Dancer wins in 1:57.8
  • Jun 13 85th Belmont: Eric Guerin aboard Native Dancer wins in 2:28.6

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Jun 14 Elvis Presley graduates from L. C. Humes High School in Memphis, Tennessee

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • Aug 2 Betty Jack Davis, singer (w/Skeeter Davis), killed in car crash

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Aug 5 "From Here to Eternity" based on book by James Jones, directed by Fred Zinnemann and starring Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift and Frank Sinatra is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1954)

Actor Burt Lancaster
Actor
Burt Lancaster
Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • Aug 28 "Me & Juliet" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 358 performances
  • Sep 8 "Carnival in Flanders" opens at New Century Theater NY for 6 performances
  • Sep 12 "Carnival in Flanders" closes at New Century Theater NYC after 6 performances
  • Sep 19 "Hazel Flagg" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 190 performances
  • Sep 24 "Take a Giant Step" opens on Broadway
  • Oct 2 "Comedy in Music (Victor Borge)" opens at John Golden NYC for 849 perf
  • Oct 19 Singer Julius LaRosa is fired on TV by Arthur Godfrey
  • Oct 25 Dmitri Sjostakovitch completes his 10th Symphony
  • Nov 6 Masao Oki's symphony "Atomic Bomb" premieres
  • Nov 25 "Guys & Dolls" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 1,200 performances
  • Nov 28 "Wish You Were Here" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 597 performances
  • Dec 3 "Kismet" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 583 performances
  • Dec 10 "John Murray Anderson's Almanac" opens at Imperial NYC for 229 performances
  • Dec 17 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 10th Symphony premieres in Leningrad