Monday 2 November 1953
It was Monday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Alfre Woodard and Harry Harkimo.
In UK Look At That Girl by Guy Mitchell was in the top 5 hits.
Kiss Me Kate, directed by George Sidney, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953
while Beyond This Place by A.J. Cronin was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Motorola Television Hour.
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Which were the important events of 2 November 1953 ?
- Catholicism - All Souls Day (unless on a Sunday)
- Rastafari movement - The coronation of Haile Selassie (1930) celebrated
- USA - admission day (1889) of North Dakota and South Dakota as 39th and 40th states.
- Ancient Latvia - Dveselu Diena held
- Mexico and the United States - Day of the Dead (Spanish: El Dia de los Muertos), a Mexican and Mexican-American celebration of dead ancestors.
- Alfre Woodard: Tulsa, Oklahoma -- Actress (St Elsewhere, Extremities).
- Harry Harkimo: Finnish sailor, ice hockey team manager and businessman.
- Pakistan becomes Islamic Republic
- The Constituent Assembly of Pakistan names the country The Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
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