It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?
directed by Henry Hathaway
starring: Marilyn Monroe, Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters
- The Little World of Don Camillo
directed by Julien Duvivier
starring: Fernandel, Gino Cervi, Vera Talchi
- The Bad and the Beautiful
directed by Vincente Minnelli
starring: Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Walter Pidgeon
- My Cousin Rachel
directed by Henry Koster
starring: Olivia de Havilland, Richard Burton, Audrey Dalton
- Against All Flags
directed by George Sherman
starring: Errol Flynn, Maureen O'Hara, Anthony Quinn
Which were the important events of Monday, 19 January 1953 ?
- Confederate Heroes Day in Texas.
- Eastern and Oriental Orthodoxy ? Julian Calendar Theophany (Epiphany).
- St. Mark of Ephesus feast day .
- Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of Sult�n (Sovereignty) ? First day of the 17th month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
- National Popcorn Day in United States of America, however some claim this is whatever day the Superbowl lands on.
- The unofficial National Popcorn Day
Famous People born
Desi Arnaz Jr in Los Angeles
- Jesse Owens named Illinois Athletic Commission secretary.
- 68% of all television sets in the United States are tuned in to I Love Lucy to watch Lucy give birth.
: California, USA; actor (Craig - Here's Lucy, Fakeout, Joyride).
: Canadian politician
: English actress
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1953 ?
Esquire Magazine cover
TIME Magazine Cover: Mamie Eisenhower -- Jan. 19, 1953
The Robe - Lloyd C. Douglas
The Silver Chalice - Thomas B. Costain
Desiree - Annemarie Selinko
Battle Cry - Leon M. Uris
Hartmann Luggage (1953)
Dunhill Cuba Havanas Cigar (1953)
Apeco Auto-Stat Copier Photocopies Instantly (1953)
Tell the world why Monday, 19 January 1953 is such a special date for you!