Sunday 19 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 Cynthia Riveroll and Sara Simeoni.
In UK She Wears Red Feathers by Guy Mitchell was in the top 5 hits.
Shane, directed by George Stevens, 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 Ethel and Albert.
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- Republic Day (Sierra Leone).
- Declaration of Independence Day (Venezuela).
- Easter Sunday 1908, 1981, 1987, 1992. In the Gregorian Calendar Easter Sunday falls on 19 April more often than on any other date.
- Bicycle Day.
- The Roman holiday of Cerealia ends. (Roman Empire)
- Primrose Day (England) ? primroses are placed on the statue of Benjamin Disraeli in Parliament Square, London on the anniversary of his death (1881).
- George of Antioch
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Saint Emma
- Landing of the 33 (Uruguay).
- Patriot's Day (Massachusetts, Maine, and Wisconsin, USA).
- Cynthia Riveroll: Mexican-Italian-Scottish actress in Mexican TV soap operas since she was a kid as she left home young.
- Sara Simeoni: Italian athlete, a gold medal at the 1980 Olympics and a silver in the 1984 summer Olympics at Los Angeles, CA in the women's high jump, reaching 6 ft.
- Rod Morgenstein: American drummer (Winger Dixie Dregs Platypus and The Jelly Jam).
- Ruby Wax: American-English comedian actress and screenwriter.
- WAFB TV channel 9 in Baton Rouge, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting
- Louise Suggs wins LPGA San Diego Golf Open.
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