Friday 2 October 1953
It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Lisa St Aubin de Teran and Vanessa Armstrong.
In UK Look At That Girl by Guy Mitchell was in the top 5 hits.
Mogambo, directed by John Ford, 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.
On TV people were watching Topper.
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- Roman Catholic Church - Memorial of Guardian Angels
- World Farm Animal Day
- Roman festivals - First day of the Ludi Augustales to celebrate the recovery by emperor August of Roman standards from the Parthians
- Also see October 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Guinea - Independence Day (from France, 1958)
- French Republican Calendar - Pomme de terre (Potato) Day, eleventh day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- India - Gandhi Jayanti (birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, 1869)
- Lisa St Aubin de Teran: English author of several novels and memoirs detailing her colorful, adventurous and sometimes dangerous life.
- Vanessa Armstrong: American singer.
- Muhammad Bari: Bangladeshi-English physicist and academic.
- Lisa St Aubin de Terán: English author.
- Comedy in Music (Victor Borge) opens at John Golden NYC for 849 performances
- Dodger Carl Erskine strikes out 14 Yankees in World Series
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