Sunday 12 April 1953
It was Sunday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Huw Edwards and Maurizio Ferrini.
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.
On TV people were watching The Plymouth Playhouse.
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- Saint Julius I
- Saint Zeno of Verona
- Saint Erkembode
- Saint Damian
- Yuri's Night, an international celebration of the first human in space, Yuri Gagarin; in Russia (and formerly in USSR), the Cosmonautics Day.
- The Roman holiday of Cerealia begins.
- Huw Edwards: British politician, a Member of Parliament who replaced Sir John Stradling Thomas in the by-election 5/16/1991.
- Maurizio Ferrini: Italian actor and television personality who made his artistic debut in "Quelli della Notte," starring alongside Renzo Arbore and establishing himself as an eccentric comedian.
- Tanino Liberatore: Italian author and illustrator.
- Lionel Logue: speech therapist who worked with King George VI of the United Kingdom (Born 1880).
- KFDX TV channel 3 in Wichita Falls, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
- 17th Golf Masters Championship: Ben Hogan wins, shooting a 274.
- Keizo Yamada runs fastest marathon to date, at Boston, Massachusetts.
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