Wednesday 8 April 1953
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
In UK She Wears Red Feathers by Guy Mitchell was in the top 5 hits.
Titanic, directed by Jean Negulesco, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953
while The Silver Chalice by Thomas B. Costain was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 8 April 1953 ?
- Saint Constance
- Buddha's Birthday in Japan
- Saint Walter of Pontoise (died 1099)
- Saint Julie Billiart of Namur (died 1816).
- Jean-Marie Boimond: French engineer involved in the Furiani-Bastia case.
- Joan Prado: Brazilian psychic composer of piano works through his psychic connections.
- Mau Mau leader Jomo Kenyatta is convicted by Kenya's British rulers.
- Jomo Kenyatta is sentenced to seven years in prison for the alleged organization of the Mau Mau Rebellion.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1953 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- Song From Moulin Rouge (Where is Your Heart) - Percy Faith & His Orchestra (Vocal Faliecia Sanders)
- April In Portugal - Les Baxter & His Orchestra
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