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1953 Historical Event(s)
- January 6, 1953 – The first Asian Socialist Conference opens in Rangoon, Burma.
- February 11, 1953 – The Soviet Union breaks off diplomatic relations with Israel.
- February 14, 1953 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Snake in Chinese astrology.
- March 2, 1953 – The Academy Awards are first broadcast on television by NBC.
- June 17, 1953 – East Germany Workers Uprising: in East Germany, the Soviet Union orders a division of troops into East Berlin to quell a rebellion.
- June 18, 1953 – A United States Air Force C-124 crashes and burns near Tokyo, Japan killing 129.
- July 7, 1953 – Ernesto “Che” Guevara sets out on a trip through Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, and El Salvador.
- July 26, 1953 – 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.
- December 24, 1953 – Tangiwai disaster: A railway bridge is destroyed by a lahar at Tangiwai, in the Central North Island of New Zealand, sending a fully loaded passenger train into the Whangaehu River, and killing 153 people.
Who Were Born On 1953?
- January 8, 1953 – Bruce Sutter, American baseball player
- February 16, 1953 – Lanny McDonald, Canadian ice hockey player
- March 23, 1953 – Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Indian entrepreneur
- July 11, 1953 – Samuel Russell Hinds, pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers
- August 19, 1953 – Mary Matalin, American political consultant
- August 31, 1953 – Miguel Ángel Guerra, Argentine racing driver
- October 1, 1953 – Pete Falcone, American baseball player
- November 7, 1953 – Lucinda Green, British equestrian
- November 25, 1953 – Jeffrey Skilling, American businessman