Monday 31 August 1953
It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits.
Island in the Sky, directed by William A. Wellman, 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.
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- Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
- Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
- Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
- Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
- Calendar of Saints - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, San Abbondio, Saint Raymond Nonnatus
- Marcia Clark: American attorney who moved into a high profile as the prosecuting attorney on the O.J.
- Miguel Guerra: Argentinian race car driver.
- György Károly: Hungarian poet and author.
- Jimmy McKenna: Scottish actor.
- Pavel Vinogradov: Russian astronaut and engineer.
- Miguel Angel Guerra: Argentine racing driver
- Gyorgy Karoly: Hungarian author
- Carolyn Campbell: American reporter and author, adopted at birth. Her adoptive parents gave her her biological mother's name on her 21st birthday. From there she decided to track down her biological parents. Author of several hundred articles, her search for hr birth parents led to the writing of a book, "Together Again" about reunions of adopted children with their biological parents. (1999). She has since produced two other books. She and her husband have four children.
- KRBC TV channel 9 in Abilene, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
- WKBG (now WLVI) TV channel 56 in Cambridge-Boston, MA (IND) begins
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