Friday 10 July 1953
It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Rik "The Rocket" Emmett and Nancy Frangione.
In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits.
The Band Wagon, directed by Vincente Minnelli, 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 Medallion Theatre.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 10 July 1953 ?
- Mauritania - Armed Forces Day
- Bahamas - Independence Day
- Silence Day - celebrated by followers of Meher Baba
- Ancient Latvia - Septinu Bralu Diena observed
- Rik "The Rocket" Emmett: Toronto, Ontario -- Rock vocalist (Triumph).
- Nancy Frangione: American actress in films and TV in the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s, playing in such genres as comedy, drama, science fiction, docudrama, crime and police shows.
- Édouard Guillard: French Navy officer and admiral.
- Billy Haynes: American professional wrestler.
- Françoise Meyers-Bettencourt: French heiress and author of Bible commentaries and works on Jewish-Christian relations.
- Rik Emmett: Canadian singer-songwriter guitarist and producer (Triumph and Strung-Out Troubadours)
- Zoogz Rift: American guitarist and composer (d. 2011)
- Sidney Homer: Composer, dies at 88.
- 82nd British Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 282 at Carnoustie Dai Rees
- Pravda reports arrest of Beria [affiliate of imperialist]
- The Soviet official newspaper ''Pravda'' announces that Lavrenti Beria has been deposed as head of the NKVD.
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1953 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- Rusty Draper - Gambler's Guitar
- Oh! - Pee Wee Hunt Orch
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