Thursday 26 March 1953
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
In UK She Wears Red Feathers by Guy Mitchell was in the top 5 hits.
Glen or Glenda, directed by Edward D. Wood Jr., 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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Which were the important events of 26 March 1953 ?
- Saint Emmanuel (died 304)
- Saint Ludger
- Saint Larissa
- Prince Kuhio Day in Hawaii
- Zoroastrianism - Prophet Zoroaster's Birthday.
- Michael Bonagura in Newark: New Jersey, USA; country singer (Baille and Boys - "Oh Heart").
- Youssouf Togoimi: Chadian nationalist (d. 2002).
- Lincoln Chafee: American academic and politician 74th Governor of Rhode Island.
- Elaine Chao: Taiwanese-American banker and politician 24th United States Secretary of Labor.
- Tatyana Providokhina: Russian 1000m runner (world record).
- Youssouf Togoïmi: Chadian politician (d. 2002)
- Albert Spalding: American baseball player manager and businessman co-founded the Spalding Sporting Goods Company (d. 1915).
- Salk Polio vaccine announced
- Dr Jonas Salk announces new vaccine to prevent polio [myelitis].
- Jonas Salk announces his polio vaccine.
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