Friday 31 July 1953
It was Friday, 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.
From Here to Eternity, directed by Fred Zinnemann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953
while The Dark Angel by Mika Waltari was one of the best selling books.
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- St. John Columbini
- Republic of the Congo - Upswing of the Revolution
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Saint Ignatius of Loyola (founder of the Jesuits)
- St. Conrode (son of Leo and Kurt / El Gauchito Gil's former wife)
- St. Helen of Skofde
- La Hae Hawai?i - Hawaiian Flag Day
- Ted Baillieu: Australian architect and politician 46th Premier of Victoria.
- Jimmy Cook: South African cricketer and coach.
- Tōru Furuya: Japanese voice actor.
- James Read: American actor.
- Hugh McDowell: celloist (ELO - "Telephone Line").
- Department of Health, Education & Welfare created
- Robert Taft (Senator-Republican-Ohio) (Mr Republican), dies in New York at age 63.
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