Wednesday 16 December 1953
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
In UK Answer Me by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits.
Knights of the Round Table, directed by Richard Thorpe, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953
while Beyond This Place by A.J. Cronin was one of the best selling books.
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- R.C. Saints - O Sapientia ; Adelaide of Italy
- South Africa - Day of Reconciliation
- Nepal - Constitution Day (To be confirmed)
- Kazakhstan - Independence Day
- Bahrain - National Day
- Bangladesh - Victory Day
- Filip Bolluyt: Dutch actor (Daybreak).
- Joel Garner: Barbados -- Bowler.
- Richard Herrin: American homicide; on 7/07/1977 he killed his college sweetheart, Bonnie Garland, with a hammer, Scarsdale, NY.
- Rebecca Forstadt: American voice actress and screenwriter.
- 1st White House Press Conference: President Eisenhower and 161 reporters
- First White House Press Conference (President Dwight Eisenhower and 161 reporters).
- Charles E Yeager flies over 2,575 kph (1,650 mph) in Bell X-1A (first man to fly at nearly two and one-half times the speed of sound).
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