What Happened on June 18, 1953

Historical Events

  • 3rd Berlin International Film Festival: "The Wages of Fear" wins Golden Bear (audience vote)
  • Egypt proclaimed a republic, General Neguib becomes president
  • Red Sox rookie Eugene Stephens is 1st player in AL history to register 3 hits in an inning; Boston score 17 runs in 7th Inning in 23-3 rout of Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park
  • USAF C124 Globemaster crashes near Tokyo killing 129 servicemen
1953 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Jerome Smith, American guitarist (KC & the Sunshine Band - "Boogie Shoes"), born in Miami, Florida (d. 2000)
Born in 1953

Famous Weddings

Martin Luther King Jr.

Civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. (24) marries fellow activist and singer Coretta Scott (26)

About June 18, 1953

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 11 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Gemini

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: I Believe - Frankie Laine