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 leads a failed attack on the Moncada Barracks, intended to spark a revolution 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 and 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 and Tom Connolly inducted into Baseball 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, Premier of Victoria (2010-13), born in Melbourne, Australia

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