Wednesday 2 September 1953
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Gerhard P J Thiele and Ahmad Shah Massoud.
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 Satan In The Suburbs by Bertrand Russell was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching I Led 3 Lives.
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Which were the important events of 2 September 1953 ?
- Mauritius - Ganesh Chaturthi
- Also see September 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- RC Saints - Saint Sophia
- Sedan Day (Sedantag) - traditional national German holiday (see Sedan, France) that commemorates Prussia's victory over France in 1870, making the German Empire a reality.
- Transnistria - Independence day, note Transnistria is not an internationally recognized independent state
- Vietnam - National Day (independence from France, 1945)
- Gerhard P J Thiele: Brenz, Germany -- Astronaut.
- Ahmad Shah Massoud: Afghan commander (d. 2001).
- Ahmad Massoud: Afghan commander and politician Afghan Minister of Defense (d. 2001).
- John Zorn: American saxophonist composer and producer (Naked City Masada and Painkiller).
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