Saturday 1 August 1953
It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Robert Cray in Columbus and Marc-Philippe Daubresse.
In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits.
From Here to Eternity, directed by Fred Zinnemann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953
while The Dark Angel by Mika Waltari was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Quatermass Experiment.
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- Orthodox Christianity - Procession of the Cross
- Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago - Emancipation Day
- St. Pellegrini/Peregrinus
- Angola - Armed Forces Day
- Switzerland - National Day
- Benin - National Day
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Kam�l (Perfection) - First day of the eighth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
- Sts. Faith, Hope, and Charity (sisters).
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Ethelwolf
- Yorkshire, United Kingdom - Yorkshire Day
- People's Republic of China - Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Liberation Army
- Lughnasadh - L� L�nasa, the traditional first day of Autumn in Ireland.
- Rastafari movement - Celebration of the liberation of Haile Selassie from slavery
- Nicaragua - Fiesta Day
- Lammas - Neopagan festival of Lammas
- Lebanon - Army's Day (Eid al-Jaysh)
- World Scout Day - anniversary of the first day of the Brownsea Island Camp in 1907, where Robert Baden-Powell began scouting.
- Democratic Republic of Congo - Parent's Day
- Robert Cray in Columbus: Georgia, USA; blues singer/songwriter (1987 Grammy).
- Marc-Philippe Daubresse: French politician, the Minister for Youth and Active Solidarities.
- Bruna Lombardi: Brazilian actress and published poet.
- Robert Cray: American singer and guitarist.
- Howard Kurtz: American journalist and author.
- Fidel Castro arrested in Cuba
- KMBC TV channel 9 in Kansas City, MO (MET / ABC) begins broadcasting
- KOBI TV channel 5 in Medford, OR (NBC) begins broadcasting
- Red Sox Ben Flowers sets then record of 8 consecutive games in relief
- California introduces sales tax (for education).
- Northern Rhodesia becomes part of Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland.
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