Thursday 20 August 1953
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits.
Roman Holiday, directed by William Wyler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953
while The High And The Mighty by Ernest K. Gann was one of the best selling books.
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- Morocco - Revolution of the King and the People Day
- RC saints - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Asm� (Names) - First day of the ninth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
- Estonia - Restoration Day
- Hungary - St. Stephen's day, the main national holiday in Hungary
- Gerry Bertier: American wheelchair Olympian (Born 1953).
- Peter Horton: American actor and director.
- Mike Jackson: American politician.
- Jim Trenton: American radio host and actor.
- Peter Horton in Bellevue: Washington, USA; actor (Gary-30 Something).
- General Fazlollah Zahedi arrests Premier Mossadeq of Persia
- Russia publicly acknowledges hydrogen bomb test detonation
- The Soviet Union publicly acknowledges that it had tested a hydrogen bomb.
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