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1953 Historical Event(s)
- 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 11, 1953 – President Dwight Eisenhower refuses a clemency appeal for Ethel and Julius Rosenberg.
- February 14, 1953 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Snake in Chinese astrology.
- 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.
- August 6, 1953 – Venerable Pius XII establishes the Dioceses of Norwich and Bridgeport and makes the Diocese of Hartford an archdiocese.
- August 12, 1953 – Nuclear weapons testing: the Soviet atomic bomb project continues with the detonation of Joe 4, the first Soviet thermonuclear weapon.
- August 28, 1953 – Nippon Television broadcasts Japan’s first television show, including its first TV advertisement.
- October 15, 1953 – British nuclear test Totem 1 detonated at Emu Field, South Australia.
Who Were Born On 1953?
- January 5, 1953 – George Tenet, American civil servant, university professor and 18th Director of Central Intelligence
- January 22, 1953 – Jim Jarmusch, American director
- April 22, 1953 – Juhani Komulainen, Finnish composer
- June 4, 1953 – Susumu Ojima, Japanese entrepreneur (Huser)
- July 11, 1953 – Peter Brown, American singer, songwriter and producer
- July 27, 1953 – Yahoo Serious, Australian comedian
- September 11, 1953 – Jani Allan, South African journalist and media personality
- November 24, 1953 – Glenn Withrow, American actor
- December 17, 1953 – Barry Livingston, American actor
- December 21, 1953 – Betty Wright, American singer