Friday 6 February 1953
It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Susie Hutchison in Flintridge and Nicolas Joel.
In UK You Belong To Me by Jo Stafford was in the top 5 hits.
The Naked Spur, directed by Anthony Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953
while East Of Eden by John Steinbeck was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Romper Room and Friends.
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- Bob Marley Day in Rastafarianism (Jamaica and Ethiopia)
- Waitangi Day (National Holiday) in New Zealand
- Sami National Day (known as Lapps; in Finland and Scandinavia)
- Saint Amandus, Apostle of the Franks
- Saint Vedastus (+540)
- Saint Dorothea, patron saint of florists
- Saint Paul Miki
- Susie Hutchison in Flintridge: California, USA; equestrian show jumper (Olympics-1996).
- Nicolas Joel: French opera theater director and administrator, who was director of the theater du Capitole in Toulouse from 1990 to 2009 and director of the Paris National Opera from 2009 to 2014.
- Alain Laurent: French race horse owner, trainer and jockey, who won the Prix de Cornulier three times (1974, 1983, 1999).
- US controls on wages and some consumer goods are lifted.
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