Thursday 14 May 1953
It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits.
Young Bess, directed by George Sidney, 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.
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- St. Carthach the Younger
- DubsDay in Dublin Ireland (14th of May in 2006).
- Mother's Day in various countries (second Sunday of May in 2006).
- Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut, or Israeli Independence Day. The observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar.
- Paraguay - Flag Day.
- St. Maria Dominic Mazzarello
- St. Just
- St. Engelmer
- St. Vincent of Lerins
- St. Victor and Corona
- St. Boniface of Tarsus
- St. Michael Garicoits
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: St. Matthias (Apostle)
- St. Engelmund
- Bill Meek: Upland, Pennsylvania -- Prone rifle (1996 Olympics - 8th Place).
- Tom Cochrane: Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Red Rider).
- Norodom Sihamoni: King of Cambodia.
- Hywel Williams: Welsh politician.
- John Rutsey: Canadian drummer (Rush) (d. 2008).
- Norodom Sihamoni : Current reigning King of Cambodia since 29 October 2004. He is the eldest son of Norodom Sihanouk and Norodom Monineath Sihanouk. Previously Cambodia's ambassador to UNESCO, he was named by a nine-member throne council to become the next king after his father Norodom Sihanouk abdicated in 2004. Before ascending the throne, Sihamoni was best known for his work as a cultural ambassador in Europe and as a classical dance instructor.
- Tom Cochrane in Toronto: Ontario, Canada; rock vocalist/guitarist (Red Rider).
- Bill Meek in Upland: Pennsylvania, USA; prone rifle (Olympics-1996).
- Yasuo Kuniyoshi: Japanese-American painter and photographer (d. 1953).
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