Explore

Sunday 20 December 1953

1953-12-20

It was Sunday, 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

Or have a look at the whole 1953.

Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

Have a look at the old newspapers from 20 December 1953 and get them!

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Knights of the Round Table

Directed by: Richard Thorpe

Starring: Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner, Mel Ferrer

Country: United States

More info

Hondo

Directed by: John Farrow

Starring: John Wayne, Geraldine Page, Ward Bond

Country: United States

More info

Kiss Me Kate

Directed by: George Sidney

Starring: Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Ann Miller

Country: United States

More info

Calamity Jane

Directed by: David Butler

Starring: Doris Day, Howard Keel, Allyn Ann McLerie

Country: United States

More info

How to Marry a Millionaire

Directed by: Jean Negulesco

Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, Lauren Bacall

Country: United States

More info

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Life with Father

Starring: Leon Ames, Lurene Tuttle

Country: United States

Panorama

Starring: Fred Emery, David Dimbleby, Richard Lindley, Tom Mangold

Country: United Kingdom

The Motorola Television Hour

Starring: Cedric Hardwicke, Jane Wyatt, Patricia Smith

Country: United States

The United States Steel Hour

Starring: Richard Kiley, Betsy Palmer, Jeff Donnell, Mona Freeman

Country: United States

Ponds Theater

Starring: Valerie Cossart, Harry Townes, Mildred Dunnock, Carmen Mathews

Country: United States

Find out your future

Find out your future

Get a FREE Numerology report based on the digits of 20 December 1953!

GET YOUR FREE NUMEROLOGY REPORT NOW

Wish him/her..

Send your special wishes with this personalized page

Send him/her your special wishes with this personalized page

Click here for a personalized message

Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 December 1953 ?

Holidays:
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Dominic of Silos
  • Also see December 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The first All Faiths Day was celebrated in 2003 in Canandaigua, New York.
Famous Birthdays:
See famous people born on 20 December
Facts:
  • KID (now KIDK) TV channel 3 in Idaho Falls, ID (CBS) 1st broadcasting
  • KWTV TV channel 9 in Oklahoma City, OK (CBS) begins broadcasting

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Don't miss our monthly news, no spam guarantee

Click here to Subscribe

Make this date unforgettable

Make this date unforgettable

Have a look at our special collection of personalized gifts

Look at our personalized gifts

CD and DVD Birthday Cards

CD and DVD Birthday Cards

CD and DVD cards from 20 December 1953 to enjoy the time of your life

See our collection

Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1953?

  • Life: VicePresident Richard Nixon
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Pope Pius XII -- Dec. 14, 1953
  • Life: Audrey Hepburn

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Silver Chalice

By: Thomas B. Costain

Distinguished historian and past master of fiction, Thomas B. Costain has turned his prodigious talent to biblical times to weave an exciting and inspirational story about the Cup used by Christ at the Last Supper with His Disciples.

More info

East Of Eden

By: John Steinbeck

A masterpiece of Biblical scope, and the magnum opus of one of America’s most enduring authorsIn his journal, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck called East of Eden "the first book," and indeed it has the primordial power and simplicity of ...

More info

Steamboat Gothic

By: Frances Parkinson Keyes

This was the first of Frances Parkinson Keyes novels that I ever read. I was entranced with the Southern locale and the people depicted in the novel.

More info

The Caine Mutiny

By: Herman Wouk

The Novel that Inspired the Now-Classic Film The Caine Mutiny and the Hit Broadway Play The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial Herman Wouk's boldly dramatic, brilliantly entertaining novel of life-and mutiny-on a Navy warship in the Pacific theater was immediately embraced, upon ...

More info

Remember when

Remember when

Birthday and personalized Football books

Discover our birthday books

Tell the world why 20 December 1953 is such a special date for you!