Friday 7 August 1953
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Guy Kerimel and Anne Fadiman.
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.
On TV people were watching The Quatermass Experiment.
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- Guy Kerimel: French Catholic clergyman, the Bishop of Grenoble since 2006.
- Anne Fadiman: American writer; daughter of Clifton Fadiman.
- Abner Powell: American baseball player and manager (d. 1953).
- Eastern Airlines enters the jet age, uses Electra prop-jet.
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