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Gregorian calendar 1953

Ab urbe condita 2706
Armenian calendar 1402
Bahá'í calendar 109 – 110
Buddhist calendar 2497
Coptic calendar 1669 – 1670
Ethiopian calendar 1945 – 1946
Hebrew calendar 5713 5714
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2008 – 2009
 - Shaka Samvat 1875 – 1876
 - Kali Yuga 5054 – 5055
Holocene calendar 11953
Iranian calendar 1331 – 1332
Islamic calendar 1372 – 1373
Japanese calendar Shōwa


(昭和 28年)

 - Imperial Year Kōki 2613
Julian calendar 1998
Korean calendar 4286
Thai solar calendar 2496
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Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar.



34th President Dwight D. Eisenhower


  • February 1 – The surge of the North Sea Flood continues from the previous day.
  • February 5 – Walt Disney's feature film Peter Pan, premieres.
  • February 11
  • February 12Nordic Council inaugurated.
  • February 13Transsexual Christine Jorgenson returns to New York after successful sexual reassignment surgery in Denmark.
  • February 16 – The Pakistan Academy of Sciences is established in Pakistan.
  • February 19Georgia approves the first literature censorship board in the United States.
  • February 25 – Release, in France, of Jacques Tati's film Les vacances de M. Hulot, introducing the gauche character of Monsieur Hulot.
  • February 28
    • James D. Watson and Francis Crick of the University of Cambridge announce their discovery of the structure of the DNA molecule.
    • Greece, Turkey, and Yugoslavia sign the Balkan Pact.


  • March 1
    • Joseph Stalin suffers a stroke after an all-night dinner with Soviet Union interior minister Lavrenty Beria and future premiers Georgi Malenkov, Nikolai Bulganin and Nikita Khrushchev. The stroke paralyzes the right side of his body and renders him unconscious until his death on March 5.[3]
    • Bernard Freyberg, 1st Baron Freyberg is made deputy constable and lieutenant governor of Windsor Castle.
  • March 6Georgy Maksimilianovich Malenkov succeeds Joseph Stalin as Premier and First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
  • March 13 – The United Nations Security Council nominates Dag Hammarskjöld as United Nations Secretary General.
  • March 14Nikita Khrushchev is selected First Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party.
  • March 17 – The first nuclear test of Operation Upshot-Knothole is conducted in Nevada, with 1,620 spectators at 3.4 km (2.1 mi).
  • March 18 – An earthquake hits western Turkey, killing 250.
  • March 19 – The 25th Academy Awards ceremony is held (the first one broadcast on television).
  • March 2526Lari Massacre in Kenya: Mau Mau rebels kill up to 150 Kikuyu natives.
  • March 26Jonas Salk announces his polio vaccine.
  • March 29 - A fire at the Littlefield Nursing Home in Largo, Florida kills 33 persons, including singer-songwriter Arthur Fields.


  • April 7Dag Hammarskjöld is elected United Nations Secretary General.
  • April 8Jomo Kenyatta is sentenced to seven years in prison for the alleged organization of the Mau Mau Rebellion.
  • April 10Melbourne Knights is founded as Croatia SC in Melbourne.
  • April 13
    • Ian Fleming publishes his first James Bond novel, Casino Royale in the United Kingdom.
    • The German football team SG Dynamo Dresden is founded.
  • April 16
    • President Eisenhower delivers his "Chance for Peace" speech to the National Association of Newspaper Editors.[4]
    • A four-story building in Chicago belonging to the Habar Corporation catches fire, killing 35 employees.
  • April 17Mickey Mantle hits a 565 foot (172 m) home run at Griffith Stadium in Washington D.C. Mantle's home run is believed to be the longest home run in baseball history by many historians.
  • April 25Francis Crick and James D. Watson publish "Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids: A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid", their description of the double helix structure of DNA.[5]


Mount Everest.

  • May 2Hussein is crowned King of Jordan.
  • May 5Aldous Huxley first tries the psychedelic hallucinogen mescaline, inspiring his book The Doors of Perception.
  • May 9 – France agrees to the provisional independence of Cambodia with King Norodom Sihanouk.
  • May 10 – The town of Chemnitz in East Germany becomes Karl Marx Stadt.
  • May 11 – The Waco tornado outbreak: A F5 tornado hits in the downtown section of Waco, Texas, killing 114.
  • May 15 – The Standards And Recommended Practices (SARPS) for Aeronautical Information Service (AIS) were adopted by the ICAO Council. These SARPS are in Annex 15 to the Chicago Convention and 15 May is celebrated by the AIS community as “World AIS Day”.
  • May 18 – At Rogers Dry Lake, Californian Jackie Cochran becomes the first woman to break the sound barrier (in a F-86 Sabrejet at an average speed of 652.337 miles-per-hour).
  • May 25Nuclear testing: At the Nevada Test Site, the United States conducts its only nuclear artillery test: Upshot-Knothole Grable.
  • May 29 – Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay become the first men to reach the summit of Mount Everest.


  • June 1Currency reform causes riots in Czechoslovakia (Uprising in Plzeň).
  • June 2Coronation of Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey.
  • June 7Italian general election, 1953: The Christian Democrats win a plurality in both legislative houses.
  • June 8
    • Flint-Worcester tornado outbreak sequence: A tornado kills 115 in Flint, Michigan (the last to claim more than 100 lives until the 2011 Joplin tornado).
    • Austria and the Soviet Union form diplomatic relations.
  • June 9
    • CIA Technical Services Staff head Sidney Gottlieb approves of the use of LSD in a MKULTRA subproject.
    • Flint-Worcester tornado outbreak sequence: A tornado spawned from the same storm system as the Flint tornado hits in Worcester, Massachusetts, killing 94.
  • June 13Hungarian Prime Minister Mátyás Rákosi is replaced by Imre Nagy.
  • June 16 – The Soviet Union and Yugoslavia form diplomatic relations.
  • June 17Workers Uprising: In East Germany, the Soviet Union orders a division of troops into East Berlin to quell a rebellion.
  • June 18Egypt declares itself a republic.
  • June 30 – The first Chevrolet Corvette is built at Flint, Michigan.


  • July 4Strikes and riots hit coal mining regions in Poland.
  • July 5 – The European Economic Community holds its first assembly in Strasbourg, France.
  • July 9 – The US Treasury formally renames the Bureau of Internal Revenue; the new name (which had previously been used informally) is the Internal Revenue Service.
  • July 10 – The Soviet official newspaper Pravda announces that Lavrenti Beria has been deposed as head of the NKVD.
  • July 23Howard Hawks's musical film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, starring Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell, is released by 20th Century Fox.
  • July 26
    • Fidel Castro and his brother lead a disastrous assault on the Moncada Barracks, preliminary to the Cuban Revolution.
    • The Short Creek Raid is carried out on a polygynous Mormon sect in Arizona.
  • July 27 – The Korean War ends: United Nations Command (Korea) (United States), People's Republic of China, North Korea sign an armistice agreement at Panmunjom and the north remains communist while the south remains capitalist.


  • August 5Operation Big Switch: Prisoners of war are repatriated after the Korean War.
  • August 8 – Soviet prime minister Georgi Malenkov announces that the Soviet Union has a hydrogen bomb.
  • August 12 – A magnitude 7.2 earthquake totally devastates most of the Ionian Sea islands in Greece's worst natural disaster in centuries.
  • August 13 – Four million workers go on strike in France to protest against austerity measures.
  • August 17 – The first planning session of Narcotics Anonymous is held in Southern California (see October 5).
  • August 18 – The second Kinsey Report, Sexual Behavior in the Human Female, is published in the US.
  • August 19Cold War: The CIA helps to overthrow the government of Mohammed Mossadegh in Iran, and retain Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi on the throne (see Operation Ajax).
  • August 20
  • August 25 – The general strike ends in France.



  • October – The UNIVAC 1103 is the first commercial computer to use random access memory.
  • October 5
  • October 6United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) made a permanent specialized agency of the United Nations.
  • October 9
    • Konrad Adenauer is re-elected as German chancellor.
    • The Guyanese constitution is suspended.
  • October 10Roland (Monty) Burton wins New Zealand air race in under 23 hours.
  • October 12 – The play The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial opens at Plymouth Theatre, New York.
  • October 23 – The Philippines' DZAQ-TV3 (now ABS-CBN) makes its initial telecast, becoming Asia's first commercial television broadcaster.
  • October 30Cold War: U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower formally approves the top secret document of the United States National Security Council NSC 162/2, which states that the United States' arsenal of nuclear weapons must be maintained and expanded to counter the communist threat.


  • November 5David Ben-Gurion resigns as prime minister of Israel.
  • November 9 – In Cambodia the Khmer Issarak begins to fight the French Army and the nation joins the First Indochina War but the Kingdom is established.
    • The Kingdom of Laos gains its independence from the French Army.
  • November 19 - The Laotian Civil War begins between the Kingdom of Laos and the Pathet Lao.
  • November 21
    • Puerto Williams is founded in Chile as the southernmost settlement of the world.
    • Authorities at the British Natural History Museum announce that the skull of the Piltdown Man, one of the most famous fossil skulls in the world, is a hoax.
  • November 25England lose 6–3 to Hungary at Wembley Stadium, their first ever loss to a continental team at home.
  • November 29 – French paratroopers take Dien Bien Phu.
  • November 30Edward Mutesa II, the kabaka (king) of Buganda, is deposed and exiled to London by Sir Andrew Benjamin Cohen, Governor of Uganda.


  • December – Hugh Hefner publishes the first issue of Playboy Magazine; it sells 54,175 copies at $.50 each.
  • December 2 – The United Kingdom and Iran reform diplomatic relations.
  • December 6 – With the NBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Arturo Toscanini performs what he claims is his favorite Beethoven symphony, Eroica, for the last time. The live performance is broadcast nationwide on radio, and later released on records and CD.
  • December 7 – A visit to Iran by American Vice President Richard Nixon sparks several days of riots. Three students are shot dead by police in Tehran. This event would become an annual commemoration. See August 19.
  • December 8 – U.S. president Dwight D. Eisenhower delivers his Atoms for Peace address to the UN General Assembly in New York City.
  • December 10Albert Schweitzer is given the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize.
  • December 17 – The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approves color television.
  • December 23 – The Soviet Union announces officially that Lavrenti Beria has been executed.
  • December 24Tangiwai disaster: A railway bridge collapses at Tangiwai, New Zealand, sending a fully loaded passenger train into the Whangaehu River; 151 are killed.
  • December 25Amami Islands are returned to Japan after 8 years of United States Military occupation.
  • December 30 – The first colour television sets go on sale for about $1,175 (American dollars).

Date unknown[]

  • The Japanese 10 yen coin is issued with serrated edges for a 5-year period, beginning in 1953. All 10 yen coins since have had smooth edges.
  • Heavy massive rain, landslides, and flooding in western and southwestern Japan kill an estimated 2,566, and injure 9,433, mainly at Kizugawa, Wakayama, Kumamoto and Kitakyushu (June–August).



  • January 2Vincent Racaniello, American Virologist
  • January 4George Tenet, former American Central Intelligence Agency director
  • January 5
    • Mike Rann, Australian politician
    • Pamela Sue Martin, American actress
  • January 6Malcolm Young, Australian musician
  • January 8Bruce Sutter, America baseball player
  • January 10
    • Pat Benatar, American rock singer
    • Bobby Rahal, American race car driver
  • January 13John Wake, English cricketer
  • January 15
    • Kent Hovind, American creation science evangelist
    • Randy White, American football player
  • January 19
    • Desi Arnaz Jr., American actor
    • Richard Legendre, Canadian tennis player and politician
  • January 21
    • Paul Allen, American entrepreneur
    • Glenn Kaiser, Blues-rock, Heavy metal, Rock, R&B (Early Days)
  • January 22
    • Myung-whun Chung, South Korean conductor and pianist
    • Jim Jarmusch, American director
  • January 26
    • Anders Fogh Rasmussen, former Prime Minister of Denmark and current Secretary General of NATO
    • Lucinda Williams, American singer/songwriter
  • January 28Colin Campbell, Canadian ice hockey player and executive
  • January 29
    • Teresa Teng, Chinese singer
    • Ronnie Moore, English footballer
  • January 31Sergei Ivanov, first deputy prime minister of Russia and former minister of defense of Russia


  • February 2Duane Chapman, American bounty hunter
  • February 4 - Kitaro, Japanese New Age musician
  • February 7Dan Quisenberry, American baseball player (d. 1998)
  • February 8Mary Steenburgen, American actress
  • February 9
    • Ciarán Hinds, Irish actor
    • Rick Wagoner, American automotive executive
  • February 10June Jones, American quarterback and current NCAA Football head coach at Southern Methodist University
  • February 11Jeb Bush, American politician
  • February 12Nabil Shaban, British disabled actor
  • February 14Sergey Mironov, Russian statesman and Speaker of the Federation Council
  • February 20Riccardo Chailly, Italian orchestral conductor
  • February 21William Petersen, American actor
  • February 22Geoffrey Perkins, British comedy producer, writer, actor (d. 2008)
  • February 23Paul Krugman, American economist
  • February 25
    • José María Aznar, Spanish politician
    • Martin Kippenberger, German artist
  • February 26Michael Bolton, American pop singer
  • February 28
    • Osmo Vänskä, Finnish orchestral conductor
    • Ricky Steamboat, American professional wrestler


  • March 1Richard Bruton, Irish politician and economist
  • March 2Russell Feingold, U. S. Senator
  • March 3
    • Arthur Antunes Coimbra, Brazilian footballer and manager
    • Robyn Hitchcock, British singer-songwriter
  • March 4
    • Emilio Estefan, Cuban percussionist
    • Rose Laurens, French singer-songwriter
    • Kay Lenz, American actress
  • March 6
    • Jan Kjærstad, Norwegian author
    • Jacklyn Zeman, American actress
  • March 10Debbie Brill, Canadian high jumper
  • March 11Bernie LaBarge, Canadian guitarist/vocalist
  • March 12
    • Madhav Kumar Nepal, Nepalese politician
    • Carl Hiaasen, American author
    • Ron Jeremy, American pornographic actor
  • March 16
    • Isabelle Huppert, French actress
    • Bryan Duncan, American Christian musician
    • Richard Stallman, American free software proponent
  • March 17Filemon Lagman, Filipino revolutionary (d. 2001)
  • March 18Takashi Yoshimatsu, Japanese composer
  • March 23Chaka Khan, American soul singer
  • March 26
    • Lincoln Chafee, U.S. Senator from Rhode Island
    • Elaine Chao, American politician and wife of Senator Mitch McConnell
  • March 29Pekinel sisters, Turkish concert pianists


  • April 2Jim Allister, Irish politician
  • April 3Sandra Boynton, American author, songwriter, and illustrator
  • April 4Robert Bertrand, Canadian politician
  • April 6Andy Hertzfeld, American computer programmer
  • April 9John Howard, English singer-songwriter
  • April 11Andrew Wiles, British-born mathematician
  • April 14Eric Tsang, Hong Kong actor
  • April 16
    • J. Neil Schulman, American writer and activist
    • Peter Garrett, Australian musician and politician (Midnight Oil)
  • April 18Rick Moranis, Canadian actor
  • April 19Ruby Wax, American-born British comedian
  • April 20Sebastian Faulks, English novelist
  • April 22Juhani Komulainen, Finnish composer
  • April 24Eric Bogosian, American actor, playwright, monologist, and novelist
  • April 28Kim Gordon, American rock musician
  • April 29Nikolai Budarin, Russian cosmonaut
  • April 30Merrill Osmond, American pop singer


  • May 2Valery Gergiev, Russian/Ossetian conductor
  • May 4Salman Hashimikov, Soviet heavyweight wrestler
  • May 5Dieter Zetsche, German auto executive
  • May 6
    • Lynn Whitfield, American actress
    • Tony Blair, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
  • May 7Ian McKay, British soldier, (VC recipient) (d. 1982)
  • May 8Alex Van Halen, Dutch-born American rock musician
  • May 15
    • George Brett, American Major League Baseball player
    • Mike Oldfield, English composer
  • May 16Pierce Brosnan, Irish actor
  • May 19Victoria Wood, British actress
  • May 20Robert Doyle, Australian politician
  • May 24Alfred Molina, English actor
  • May 26Michael Portillo, English politician
  • May 29
  • May 30Colm Meaney, Irish actor
  • May 31Kathie Sullivan, American singer


  • June 1David Berkowitz, American serial killer
  • June 4Susumu Ojima, Japanese entrepreneur
  • June 7
    • Johnny Clegg, South African zulu musician
    • Dougie Donnelly, Scottish television broadcaster
  • June 8Ivo Sanader, Croatian prime minister
  • June 10John Edwards, American politician
  • June 13Tim Allen, American actor
  • June 20Ulrich Mühe, German actor (d. 2007)
  • June 21Benazir Bhutto, Prime Minister of Pakistan (d. 2007)
  • June 22
    • Cyndi Lauper, American singer
    • Wim Eijk, Dutch archbishop
  • June 24Ivo Lill, Estonian artist
  • June 29
    • Don Dokken, American rock singer and musician
    • Colin Hay, Scottish-born Australian singer/songwriter


  • July 1Jadranka Kosor, Croatian politician
  • July 6Nanci Griffith, American folk singer-songwriter
  • July 9François Diederich, Luxembourgish chemist
  • July 10Rik Emmett, Singer\Songwriter and lead guitarist of the Canadian rock band Triumph
  • July 14Bebe Buell, American model and singer
  • July 15
    • Jean-Bertrand Aristide, President of Haiti
    • Mila Pivnicki, wife of Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney
  • July 19Shoichi Nakagawa, Japanese politician (d. 2009)
  • July 21Jeff Fatt, purple Wiggles from 1991-2013.
  • July 22Sylvia Chang, Taiwanese actress
  • July 23Najib Abdul Razak, current Prime Minister of Malaysia
  • July 24Claire McCaskill, U.S. Senator
  • July 25Tim Gunn, American fashion expert
  • July 27Yahoo Serious, Australian filmmaker
  • July 29
    • Ken Burns, American documentary filmmaker
    • Geddy Lee, Canadian rock musician (Rush)


  • August 1Steven Krasner, American sportswriter
  • August 2Butch Patrick, American child actor and musician
  • August 5Rick Mahler, American baseball player (d. 2005)
  • August 8Nigel Mansell, English Formula One driver
  • August 9Robert Cray, American musician
  • August 11Hulk Hogan, American professional wrestler
  • August 12Carlos Mesa, former President of Bolivia
  • August 14Cliff Johnson, American game designer
  • August 15
    • Carol Thatcher, British television personality, daughter of Margaret Thatcher
    • Mark Thatcher, British businessman, son of Margaret Thatcher
  • August 16Kathie Lee Gifford, American singer and actress
  • August 18Louie Gohmert, American politician
  • August 19Benoît Régent, French actor (d. 1994)
  • August 24Ron Holloway, American tenor saxophonist
  • August 26Pat Sharkey, Irish footballer
  • August 27Alex Lifeson, Canadian rock musician (Rush)
  • August 29James Quesada, Nicaraguan-born anthropologist
  • August 30 - Robert Parish, American basketball player
  • August 31György Károly, Hungarian author


  • September 2John Zorn, American musician
  • September 4
    • Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, American actor
    • Fatih Terim, Turkish footballer and manager
  • September 6Anne Lockhart, American actress
  • September 7Mammootty, Indian actor
  • September 8Stu Ungar, American poker player (d. 1998)
  • September 10Amy Irving, American actress
  • September 11Lesley Visser, American sportscaster and journalist
  • September 12 - Stephen Sprouse, American fashion designer, artist, and photographer (d. 2004)
  • September 13 - Ann Dusenberry, American film actress
  • September 18Betsy Boze, American dean and CEO, Kent State University Stark
  • September 21Andrew Heermans, American musician, recording engineer, music producer
  • September 22Ségolène Royal, French politician
  • September 23Alexey Maslov, commander-in-chief of the Russian Ground Forces
  • September 27Greg Ham, Australian rock musician (Men at Work)
  • September 29
    • Denis Potvin, Canadian Hall of Fame hockey player
    • Randy West, American radio personality and game show announcer
  • September 30Deborah Allen, American singer


  • October 1Grete Waitz, Norwegian athlete (d. 2011)
  • October 2Brandon Wilson, American author and explorer
  • October 4 - Kerry Sherman, American actress
  • October 9Tony Shalhoub, American actor
  • October 12
    • Serge Lepeltier, French politician
    • Les Dennis, British comedian and television presenter
  • October 14Shelley Ackerman, American astrologer, actress, writer
  • October 15
    • Larry Miller, American actor and comedian
    • Tito Jackson, American singer and guitarist (The Jackson 5)
  • October 16Martha Smith, American model and actress
  • October 21Hugh Wolff, American orchestral conductor
  • October 22Loyiso Nongxa, South African mathematician
  • October 24
    • Steven Hatfill, American physician, virologist and bio-weapons expert
    • David Wright, Composer and producer, co-founder of AD Music
  • October 26Keith Strickland, American musician (The B-52s)
  • October 27
    • Robert Picardo, American actor
    • Peter Firth, British actor
  • October 31Michael J. Anderson, American actor


  • November 1Susan Tse, Hong Kong actress and opera singer
  • November 3Dennis Miller, American comedian and radio host
  • November 4Carlos Gutierrez, American politician
  • November 5Florentino V. Floro, Filipino dwarf judge
  • November 8John Musker, American animation director
  • November 11Harley Venton, American actor
  • November 13Waswo X. Waswo, American photographer
  • November 14Dominique de Villepin, Prime Minister of France
  • November 18Alan Moore, English writer and magician
  • November 19
    • Robert Beltran, American actor
    • Tom Villard, American actor (d. 1994)
  • November 23Francis Cabrel, French singer
  • November 24Tod Machover, American composer
  • November 25Graham Eadie, Australian rugby player
  • November 27Boris Grebenshchikov, Russian rock musician, one of the "fathers" of Russian rock
  • November 29
    • Vlado Kreslin, Slovenian singer
    • Alex Grey, American artist
    • Christine Pascal, French actress, director and screenwriter (d. 1996)


  • December 2 - Joel Fuhrman, American certified family physician
  • December 6Gary Ward, American baseball player
  • December 8
    • Kim Basinger, American actress
    • Norman G. Finkelstein, American political scientist
    • Sam Kinison, American comedian (d. 1992)
  • December 13
    • Ben Bernanke, American economist and Federal Reserve System chairman
    • Bob Gainey, Canadian hockey player
  • December 17Ikue Mori, Japanese drummer, composer, and graphic designer
  • December 18Khas-Magomed Hadjimuradov, Chechen bard
  • December 21András Schiff, Hungarian concert pianist and conductor
  • December 22David Leisner, American guitarist and composer
  • December 28Tatsumi Fujinami, Japanese professional wrestler
  • December 29Stanley Williams, American gang member (d. 2005)
  • December 30Dana Key, American Christian musician, guitarist and preacher (DeGarmo & Key) (d. 2010)
  • December 31James Remar, American actor

Date unknown[]

  • Peter Lord, British film producer and director
  • Jing Jing Luo, Chinese composer
  • Phil Ortiz, American animator





  • May 16Django Reinhardt, Belgian musician (b. 1910)
  • May 19Dámaso Berenguer, Spanish politician (b. 1873)
  • May 29Man Mountain Dean, American professional wrestler (b. 1891)
  • May 30Dooley Wilson, American actor (b. 1886)
  • June 1Alex James, Scottish football (soccer) player (b. 1901)
  • June 5
    • William Farnum, American actor (b. 1876)
    • Bill Tilden, American tennis champion (b. 1893)
    • Roland Young, English actor (b. 1887)
  • June 9Godfrey Tearle, American actor (b. 1884)
  • June 15Henry Scattergood, American cricketer (b. 1877)
  • June 18René Fonck, French aviator, top Allied World War I Flying Ace (b. 1894)
  • June 19
    • Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, American communist spies (b. 1918 and 1915) (executed)
    • Harold Cazneaux, Australian photographer (b. 1878)
    • Norman Ross, American Olympic swimmer (b. 1896)
  • June 26Lavrentiy Beria, Soviet politician (b. 1899)


  • July 9Annie Kenney, British working-class suffragette (b. 1879)
  • July 12Herbert Rawlinson, English actor (b. 1885)
  • July 16Hilaire Belloc, French-born British writer and historian (b. 1870)
  • July 17Maude Adams, American actress (b. 1872)
  • July 26Nikolaos Plastiras, Greek general and politician (b. 1883)
  • July 29Richard William Pearse, New Zealand airplane pioneer (b. 1877)
  • July 31Robert Taft, American politician, United States Senate Majority Leader (b. 1889)
  • August 7Abner Powell, Major league baseball player (b. 1860)
  • August 11Tazio Nuvolari, Italian racing driver (b. 1892)
  • August 15Ludwig Prandtl, German physicist (b. 1875)
  • August 22Jim Tabor, American baseball player (b. 1916)
  • August 25Jessie Aspinall, Australian doctor, first female junior medical resident at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (b. 1880)
  • August 30Gaetano Merola, Italian conductor (b. 1881)



  • November 8
    • Ivan Alekseyevich Bunin, Russian writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1870)
    • John van Melle, Dutch-born author (b. 1883)
  • November 9
    • Dylan Thomas, Welsh poet and author (b. 1914)
    • King Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia (b. 1876)
  • November 21Larry Shields, American musician (b. 1893)
  • November 22Syed Sulaiman Nadvi, Indian/Pakistani historian, biographer, littérateur and scholar of Islam (b. 1884)
  • November 27Eugene O'Neill, American writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1888)
  • November 28Rudolf Bauer, German-born painter (b. 1889)
  • November 29
    • Sam De Grasse, Canadian actor (b. 1875)
    • Milt Gross, American comic book illustrator and animator (b. 1895)
  • November 30Francis Picabia, French painter and poet (b. 1879)
  • December 10Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Indian-born Islamic scholar and translator (b. 1872)
  • December 14Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, American writer (b. 1896)
  • December 19Robert Andrews Millikan, American physicist Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1868)
  • December 25
    • William Haselden, Spanish cartoonist (b. 1872)
    • Lee Shubert, Polish-born theater owner and operator (b. 1871)
  • December 27
    • Julian Tuwim, Polish poet (b. 1894)
    • Şükrü Saracoğlu, ex prime minister of Turkey (b. 1887)
  • December 31Albert Plesman, Dutch aviation pioneer (b. 1889)

Nobel Prizes[]


  1. ^ Stratton, J.M. (1969). Agricultural Records. John Baker. ISBN 0-212-97022-4. 
  2. ^ Grieve, Hilda (1959). The great tide: The story of the 1953 flood disaster in Essex. Essex County Council. 
  3. ^ Donna Urschel. "The Death of Stalin". Library of Congress. Retrieved 9 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "Chance for Peace Speech". Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission. April 16, 1953. Retrieved 9 August 2010. 
  5. ^ (1953) "Molecular structure of nucleic acids: a structure for deoxyribose nucleic acid" 171: 737–738. Retrieved on 9 August 2010. 

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People of the year 1953 at Familypedia

60 people were born in 1953

 FatherMotherAge mother at birth
Amelia Aguilar (1953)
Ruben Azama Aquino (1953)Miguel Aquino (1920-1999)Fumie Domoto (1930-2008)
Marga Bakker (1953-)P.J. Bakker (bef1953-)A. Pater (bef1953-)
Margarethe Henriëtte Bergman (1953)Johannes Wilhelmus Bergman (1928)Adriana Henriëtte Meijers (1930-2006)
Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (1953)Charles Leonard Augustus Parsons (1923-2012)Hazel Corscadden (1923-1975)
Maria Blattner (1953-2015)James Blattner (1928-1992)Dominique Hernandez (1931-1978)
Michelle Broder (1953-2018)Dennis Broder (1922-1998)Rachel Chapiro (1929-1999)
David Brian Bubley (1953)Melvin John Bubley (1926-2012)Marion Risberg (1928-2018)
John Ellis Bush (1953)George Herbert Walker Bush (1924-2018)Barbara Pierce (1925-2018)
Robert Butcher (1953)Justin Butcher (1924-2011)Frances Bassot (1929-2009)
Lincoln Davenport Chafee (1953)John Hubbard Chafee (1922-1999)Virginia Coates
Rani Chisaka (1953-2007)Haruto Chisaka (1924-2000)Mamiko Kikawada (1925-2000)
Ronald Francis Clements (1953)Joseph Clements (1923-1999)Gertrude Gereau (1928-2000)
Geoffrey Robert Clifton-Brown (1953-)Robert Lawrence Clifton-Brown (1929-)Florence Elizabeth Lindsay Vestey (1926-2006)
Timothy Alan Dick (1953)Gerald M Dick (1924-1964)Martha Katherine Fox (1928-1999)
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18 children were born to the 19 women born in 1953

192 people died in 1953

 FatherMotherAge at death
Emmaline Beatrice Adams (1880-1953)Joseph James Adams (1848-1937)Lavinia Rachel Warner (1858-1929)
Florence Evelyn Adams (1869-1953)Henry Daniel Adams (1844-1920)Eliza Agnes Bradley (1846-1925)
George Alm (1873-1953)
Joseph Wright Alsop (1876-1953)Joseph Wright Alsop (1838-1891)Elizabeth Winthrop Beach (1847-1889)
Homer Deforrest Ambrose (1868-1953)George Ambrose (1843-1934)Maria Schmitt (1844-1910)85
Henry Alexander Anderson (1884-1953)Peter Anderson (1852-1932)Anne Amalie Nilsen (1863-1930)
Joseph Henry Anderson (1880-1953)
Harry Ellington Armour (1874-1953)George W. Armour (1849-1889)Nancy Ann Childress (1848-1924)79
Alexandra Baade (1882-1953)Billy Baade (1852-1908)Amanda McCreary (1857-1939)
Johann Simon Bach (1869-1953)Johann Georg Bach (1836-1903)Elizabethe Margarethe Schauer (1839-1917)84
Juliánna Bakos (1863-1953)
Albert Ebenezer Bensley (1878-1953)William Bensley (1852-1924)Elizabeth Gilby (1858-1943)
Alfred Blackman (1862-1953)Robert Blackman (1835-1925)Jane Sloggett (1837-1922)91
Jessie Blackman (1876-1953)Samuel Blackman (1852-1917)Margaret Robertson (1856-1913)
Steve Blankenburg (1884-1953)David Blankenburg (1856-1904)Amanda Aylesworth (1856-1909)
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9526 people lived in 1953

Lady Irina Bud de BudfalvaLord János Bud de BudfalvaBaroness Anna Tisza de Borosjenő et Szeged
Tsunekichi Yonogi (1905-2015)Shigeru Yonogi (1876-1940)Miyoko Yonogi (1882-1950)
Alfred Alonzo Aaron (1883-1969)Thomas Aaron (1850-1932)Sarah Dobbs (1858-1948)
Sadie Aaronson (1908-1970)Jack Aaronson (1880-1927)Laura Barenboim (1882-1932)
Rebecca Ababio (1926-1998)
Isabella Abadiano (1930-2003)
Amanda Abadie (1898-1957)Jean-Claude Abadie (1848-1930)Jeanette Armellino (1860-1934)
Annabelle Abargil (1922-2000)
Jennifer Abaya (1918-1996)
Alysson Abberton (1935-2012)
Charles Greeley Abbot (1872-1973)Harris Abbot (1812-1884)Caroline Ann Greeley (1836-1911)
Janet Abbot (1910-1970)
Jordan Abbot (1876-1960)
Julia Abbot (1900-1979)Jordan Abbot (1876-1960)Helen O'Malley (1879-1959)
Anthony Abbott (1911-1993)
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Events of the year 1953 at Familypedia

76 people were married in 1953.

 Joined with
Alexander Abel-Smith (1904-1980)Elizabeth Knight Morgan (c1916-1948)+Henriette Alice Cadogan (1914-2005)
Sharon Mariece Adair (1935-2012)Calvin Scofield Andrus (1932-2010)
Calvin Scofield Andrus (1932-2010)Sharon Mariece Adair (1935-2012)
William Vincent Astor (1891-1959)Helen Dinsmore Huntington (1893-1976)+Mary Benedict Cushing (1906-1978)+Roberta Brooke Russell (1902-2007)
James Condie Baird (1927-2010)Evelyn Mae Whiting (1931-2016)
Reynaldo Benito Antonio Bignone (1928)Nilda Raquel Belén (1928-2013)
Friedrich Georg Count Bigot de Saint-Quentin (1906-2000)Florica Mihăescu (1910-1987)
Unknown Bottomley (living)Lauraine Margaret Elizabeth Boyte (1936-2017)
Jacqueline Lee Bouvier (1929-1994)John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963)+Aristotle Sokratis Onassis (1906-1975)
Lauraine Margaret Elizabeth Boyte (1936-2017)Unknown Bottomley (living)
Iraida Bruhns (1916-2011)Reinhard Lubert (1911-c1990) + Paul Wicke (1904-1977)
Harald Brunswik (1928)Waltraut Christian (1932)
Constantin Buzdughină (1926-2005)Amelia Lupescu (1926-2010)
Éva Bánffy de Losoncz (1915-2009)Sándor Győrffy de Csíkszentimre et Csatószeg (1912-c1990) + László Máriássy de Márkus- et Batizfalva (1922-2009) + Archibald Dene Thomas (1923)
Henriette Alice Cadogan (1914-2005)Anthony Frederick Mark Palmer, 4th Bart (1914-1941)+Alexander Abel-Smith (1904-1980)
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There were 0 military battles in 1953.

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