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1953 Historical Event(s)
- January 6, 1953 – The first Asian Socialist Conference opens in Rangoon, Burma.
- January 19, 1953 – 68% of all television sets in the United States are tuned in to I Love Lucy to watch Lucy give birth.
- February 14, 1953 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Snake in Chinese astrology.
- February 19, 1953 – Censorship: Georgia approves the first literature censorship board in the United States.
- March 18, 1953 – An earthquake hits western Turkey, killing 250.
- April 8, 1953 – Mau Mau leader Jomo Kenyatta is convicted by Kenya’s British rulers.
- June 2, 1953 – The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, who is crowned Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Her Other Realms and Territories & Head of the Commonwealth, the first major international event to be televised.
- June 8, 1953 – Flint-Worcester tornado outbreak sequence: A tornado hits Flint, Michigan, and kills 115.
- June 26, 1953 – Lavrentiy Beria,head of MVD, is arrested by Nikita Khrushchev and other members of the Politburo.
- December 9, 1953 – Red Scare: General Electric announces that all communist employees will be discharged from the company.
Who Were Born On 1953?
- January 5, 1953 – Steve Archer, American singer (The Archers)
- January 17, 1953 – Carlos Johnson, American blues musician
- March 15, 1953 – Richard Bruton, Irish politician
- April 27, 1953 – Arielle Dombasle, French singer and actress
- October 1, 1953 – Pete Falcone, American baseball player
- October 14, 1953 – Shelley Ackerman, American astrologer
- October 29, 1953 – Denis Potvin, Canadian ice hockey player
- November 27, 1953 – Curtis Armstrong, American actor
- December 3, 1953 – Franz Klammer, Austrian skier
- December 12, 1953 – Rafael Septien, Mexican placekicker and convicted sex offender