Thursday 23 April 1953
It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
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.
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- Saint Gerard (d.1138)
- UNESCO International Day of the Book in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
- Turkey - National Sovereignty and Children's Day (1920)
- Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day) for 2007: (the observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar).
- Independence Day for the Conch Republic
- National Beer Day in Germany
- Feast Day of Saint George: Patron saint and National Day of England
- Patron saint of the Spanish region of Arag=n
- Celebrated as St. Jordi's Day in Catalonia, presents of books and roses. See above.
- Catalonia - Lover's Day. Men receive a book as a gift from their romantic interest, while women receive roses. The book is in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
- Saint Adalbert of Prague
- Jurgi festival, in ancient Latvia
- James Russo: American actor director producer and screenwriter.
- James Russo in New York City: New York, USA; actor (My Own Private Idaho, China Girl).
- Fred Upton: American politician (Representative-Republican-Michigan).
- KTAR (now KPNX) TV channel 12 in Phoenix, AZ (NBC) begins broadcasting
- WCOV TV channel 20 in Montgomery, AL (IND / CBS) begins broadcasting
- General Charles P Cabell, US Air Force, becomes deputy director of US Central Intelligence Agency.
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