Wednesday 5 August 1953
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits.
The Cruel Sea, directed by Charles Frend, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953
while The Dark Angel by Mika Waltari was one of the best selling books.
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- St. Memmius
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Oswald
- St. Afra and her companions
- Burkina Faso - Independence Day
- Croatia - Victory Day and National Thanksgiving Day
- Gottfried Angeli: German pro astrologer and writer, published in magazines as well as on TV and radio.
- Rick Mahler: American baseball player and coach (d. 2005).
- Operation "Big Switch": Korean War prisoners exchanged at Panmunjom.
- Operation Big Switch: Prisoners of war are repatriated after the Korean War.
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