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What Happened in 1953

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1953 in Film & TV

  • Jan 1 The first TV detector van, used to track down users of unlicensed television sets, begins operation in the UK
  • Mar 26 "Ugetsu", Japanese film directed by Kenji Mizoguchi, starring Masayuki Mori, Machiko Kyō and Kinuyo Tanaka, is released
  • Apr 3 American magazine "TV Guide" publishes 1st issue, features on the cover the new born baby of actors Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz Jr.
  • Apr 10 "House of Wax" 1st color 3-D movie, premieres in New York

1953 in Sport

  • Feb 20 US Court of Appeals rules that Organized Baseball is a sport & not a business, affirming the 25-year-old Supreme Court ruling
  • Nov 19 US Supreme Court rules (7-2) baseball is a sport not a business

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Dwight D. Eisenhower gives his "Atoms for Peace" speech at the United Nations in New York

On December 8, 1953

Famous People in 1953

World Leaders in 1953

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The first U.S. experimental 3D-TV broadcast showed an episode of Space Patrol on Los Angeles ABC affiliate KECA-TV

On April 29, 1953

Famous Weddings in 1953

Famous Divorces in 1953

  • Jul 7 Actor José Ferrer divorces dancer and actress Phyllis Hill after 5 years of marriage
  • Aug 28 Jazz musician Ella Fitzgerald (36) divorces bass player Ray Brown (27) after 6 years of marriage

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