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1953 Historical Event(s)
- January 3, 1953 – Frances P. Bolton and her son, Oliver from Ohio, become the first mother and son to serve simultaneously in the U.S. Congress.
- 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.
- April 24, 1953 – Winston Churchill is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
- April 30, 1953 – In Warner Robins, Georgia, an F4 tornado kills 18 people.
- May 29, 1953 – Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay become the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest, on Tenzing Norgay’s (adopted) 39th birthday.
- June 9, 1953 – Flint-Worcester tornado outbreak sequence: a tornado spawned from the same storm system as the Flint tornado hits in Worcester, Massachusetts killing 94.
- August 6, 1953 – Venerable Pius XII establishes the Dioceses of Norwich and Bridgeport and makes the Diocese of Hartford an archdiocese.
- August 17, 1953 – Addiction: First meeting of Narcotics Anonymous in Southern California.
- October 29, 1953 – BCPA Flight 304 DC-6 crashes near San Francisco, California. Pianist William Kapell is among the 19 killed.
Who Were Born On 1953?
- January 20, 1953 – Colleen Zenk Pinter, American actress
- February 21, 1953 – Christine Ebersole, American actress
- May 29, 1953 – Danny Elfman, American musician (Oingo Boingo)
- July 2, 1953 – Tony Armas, Venezuelan baseball player
- July 6, 1953 – Nanci Griffith, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- September 16, 1953 – Kurt Fuller, American actor
- November 3, 1953 – Kate Capshaw, American actress
- November 26, 1953 – Harry Carson, American football player
- December 18, 1953 – Khas-Magomed Hadjimuradov, Chechen singer-songwriter