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Historical Events for the Year 1953

  • 3rd January » Frances P. Bolton and her son, Oliver P. Bolton named Oliver from Ohio, become the first mother and son to serve simultaneously in the U.S. Congress.
  • 6th January » The first Asian Socialist Conference opens in Yangon known as Rangoon, Burma.
  • 14th January » Josip Broz Tito is inaugurated as the first List of heads of state of Yugoslavia known as President of Yugoslavia.
  • 19th January » 71.7% of all television sets in the United States are tuned into 'I Love Lucy' to watch Lucy Ricardo or Lucy Lucy Goes to the Hospital e.g give birth.
  • 31st January » A North Sea flood of 1953 or North Sea flood causes over 1,800 deaths in the Netherlands and over 300 in the United Kingdom
  • 1st February » North Sea flood of 1953 (Dutch, Watersnoodramp, literally "flood disaster") was a major flood caused by a heavy storm, that occurred on the night of Saturday, 31 January 1953 and morning of Sunday, 1 February 1953. The floods struck the Netherlands, Belgi
  • 11th February » President of the United States named U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower refuses a clemency appeal for Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.
  • 11th February » The Soviet Union breaks off diplomatic relations with Israel.
  • 15th February » Liechtenstein parliamentary election, February 1953 known as Parliamentary elections held in Liechtenstein.
  • 19th February » Censorship: Georgia (U.S. state) or Georgia approves the first literature censorship board in the United States.
  • 1st March » Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin suffers a stroke and collapses; he dies four days later.
  • 3rd March » A Canadian Pacific Airlines De Havilland Comet crashes in Karachi, Pakistan, killing 11.
  • 6th March » Georgy Malenkov succeeds Joseph Stalin as Premier of the Soviet Union and General secretary named First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
  • 18th March » An 1953 Yenice-Gönen earthquake e.g earthquake hits western Turkey, killing 265 people.
  • 10th April » Warner Bros. premieres the first 3-D film from a major American studio, entitled 'House of Wax (1953 film) called House of Wax'.
  • 13th April » Central Intelligence Agency called CIA director Allen Dulles launches the mind-control program Project MKULTRA.
  • 16th April » Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom Queen Elizabeth II launches the Royal Yacht Ship HMY Britannia.
  • 24th April » Winston Churchill is knighted by Queen regnant called Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom e.g Elizabeth II.
  • 25th April » Francis Crick and James D. Watson publish "Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids: A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid" describing the double helix structure of DNA.
  • 27th April » Operation Moolah is initiated by U.S. General Mark W. Clark against Communist pilots in the Korean War.
  • 29th April » The first U.S. experimental 3D television broadcast showed an episode of Space Patrol (1950 TV series) or Space Patrol on Los Angeles American Broadcasting Company known as ABC affiliate KECA-TV.
  • 30th April » In Warner Robins, Georgia, an Fujita scale known as F4 tornado kills 18 people.
  • 4th May » Ernest Hemingway wins the Pulitzer Prize for 'The Old Man and the Sea'.
  • 11th May » The 1953 Waco tornado outbreak: an Fujita scale called F5 tornado hits downtown Waco, Texas, killing 114.
  • 15th May » Cubmaster Don Murphy (Cubmaster) named Don Murphy organized the first pinewood derby, in Manhattan Beach, California, by Los Angeles Area Council known as Pack 280c.
  • 16th May » American journalist William N. Oatis is released after serving 22 months of a ten-year prison sentence for espionage in Czechoslovakia.
  • 18th May » Jacqueline Cochran named Jackie Cochran becomes the first woman to break the sound barrier.
  • 25th May » Nuclear testing: At the Nevada Test Site, the United States conduct their first and only nuclear artillery test.
  • 25th May » The first List of public-access TV stations in the United States called public television station in the United States officially begins broadcasting as KUHT from the campus of the University of Houston.
  • 2nd June » The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II coronation of Queen regnant 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 Head of the Commonwealth of Nat
  • 8th June » 1953 Flint–Beecher tornado named An F5 tornado hits Beecher, Michigan, killing 116, injuring 844, and destroying 340 homes.
  • 8th June » The Supreme Court of the United States named United States Supreme Court rules that restaurants in Washington, D.C., cannot refuse to serve black patrons.
  • 9th June » Flint–Worcester tornado outbreak sequence: a tornado spawned from the same storm system as the Flint tornado hits in Worcester, Massachusetts, killing 94.
  • 17th June » Uprising of 1953 in East Germany called East Germany Workers Uprising: In East Germany, the Soviet Union orders a division of troops into East Berlin to quell a rebellion.
  • 18th June » The Egyptian Revolution of 1952 ends with the overthrow of the Muhammad Ali Dynasty and the declaration of the Egypt Modern history called Republic of Egypt.
  • 18th June » A United States Air Force Douglas C-124 Globemaster II known as C-124 Tachikawa air disaster known as crashes and burns near Tachikawa, Japan, killing 129.
  • 19th June » Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are executed at Sing Sing, in New York.
  • 26th June » Lavrentiy Beria, head of MVD, is arrested by Nikita Khrushchev and other members of the Politburo.
  • 30th June » The first Chevrolet Corvette rolls off the assembly line in Flint, Michigan.
  • 7th July » Che Guevara called Ernesto "Che" Guevara sets out on a Che Guevara Guatemala, Arbenz and United Fruit called trip through Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, and El Salvador.
  • 17th July » The largest number of United States midshipman casualties in a single event results from an USMC R4Q NROTC crash or aircraft crash in Florida killing 44.
  • 26th July » Fidel Castro leads an unsuccessful attack on the Moncada Barracks, thus beginning the Cuban Revolution. The movement took the name of the date: 26th of July Movement
  • 26th July » Arizona Governor John Howard Pyle orders an anti-polygamy law enforcement crackdown on residents of Colorado City, Arizona e.g Short Creek, Arizona, which becomes known as the Short Creek raid.
  • 26th July » Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment repel a number of Chinese assaults against a key position known as The Hook during the Battle of the Samichon River, just hours before the Armistice Agreement is signed, ending the Korean War.
  • 27th July » Fighting in the Korean War ends when the United States, China, and North Korea sign an armistice agreement. Syngman Rhee, President of South Korea, refuses to sign but pledges to observe the armistice.
  • 10th August » First Indochina War: The French Union withdraws its forces from Operation Camargue against the Viet Minh in central Vietnam.
  • 12th August » Nuclear weapons testing: The Soviet atomic bomb project continues with the detonation of 'Joe 4', the first Soviet thermonuclear weapon.
  • 12th August » The islands of Zakynthos and Cephalonia Kefalonia in Greece are severely damaged by an 1953 Ionian Earthquake earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter magnitude scale Richter scale.
  • 17th August » Substance dependence named Addiction: First meeting of Narcotics Anonymous in Southern California.
  • 7th September » Nikita Khrushchev is elected General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union named first secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
  • 7th September » Mohammad Daoud Khan becomes Premier of Afghanistan.
  • 7th September » Garfield Todd becomes Prime Minister of Southern Rhodesia.
  • 13th September » Nikita Khrushchev is appointed General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
  • 21st September » LT No Kum-Sok a North Korean pilot defected to South Korea and is associated with Operation Moolah.
  • 5th October » The first documented recovery meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is held.
  • 10th October » Mutual Defense Treaty Between the United States and the Republic of Korea is concluded in Washington D.C.
  • 12th October » "The Caine Mutiny Court Martial" opens at Plymouth Theatre, New York City
  • 15th October » British nuclear test 'Totem 1' detonated at Emu Field, South Australia.
  • 27th October » British Operation Totem or nuclear test 'Totem 2' is carried out at Emu Field, South Australia.
  • 29th October » BCPA Flight 304 Douglas DC-6 named DC-6 crashes near San Francisco. Pianist William Kapell is among the 19 killed.
  • 1st November » Andhra Pradesh attains statehood, with Kurnool as its capital.
  • 2nd November » The Constituent Assembly of Pakistan names the country The Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
  • 9th November » Cambodia gains independence from France.
  • 17th November » The remaining human inhabitants of the Blasket Islands, County Kerry e.g Kerry, Ireland, are evacuated to the mainland.
  • 21st November » The British Natural History Museum announces that the "Piltdown Man" human skull e.g skull, initially believed to be one of the most important fossilized hominid skulls ever found, is a hoax.
  • 30th November » Mutesa II of Buganda Edward Mutesa II, the 'Kabaka of Buganda kabaka' (king) of Buganda is deposed and exiled to London by Andrew Cohen (statesman) Sir Andrew Cohen, Governor of Uganda.
  • 6th December » Vladimir Nabokov completes his controversial novel 'Lolita'.
  • 8th December » U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivers his "Atoms for Peace" speech, which leads to an American program to supply equipment and information on nuclear power to schools, hospitals, and research institutions around the world.
  • 9th December » Second Red Scare named Red Scare: General Electric announces that all communist employees will be discharged from the company.