Saturday August 01, 1953
US date format: 8/1/1953, UK date format: 1/8/1953
It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 1, 1953). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Sir Winston Churchill (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Marc-Philippe Daubresse and Mark Dailey.
In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits.
Inferno, directed by Roy Ward Baker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953
while Life Among The Savages by Shirley Jackson was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Broken Horseshoe.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 01, 1953?
- Orthodox Christianity - Procession of the Cross
- Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago - Emancipation Day
- St. Pellegrini/Peregrinus
- Angola - Armed Forces Day
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- Fidel Castro arrested in Cuba
- KMBC TV channel 9 in Kansas City, MO (MET / ABC) begins broadcasting
- KOBI TV channel 5 in Medford, OR (NBC) begins broadcasting
- Red Sox Ben Flowers sets then record of 8 consecutive games in relief
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 01, 1953?
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Top #5 songs in the UK
- Frankie Laine - I Believe
- Frank Chacksfield - Terry's Theme (From 'Limelight')
- Mantovani - The Song From The Moulin Rouge
- Eddie Fisher With Sally Sweetland - I'm Walking Behind You
- Muriel Smith - Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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