Tuesday 4 August 1953
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 4, 1953). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Vini Reilly and Annick Coupé.
In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits.
Roman Holiday, directed by William Wyler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953
while The Silent World by Jacques Yves Cousteau and Frederic Dumas was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Broken Horseshoe.
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- Ancient Egypt - Jubilation of the Heart of Re
- El Salvador - Transfiguration Bank Holiday
- Cook Islands - Constitution Day (celebrations begin on the last Friday in July and last up to 2 weeks.)
- Burkina Faso - Anniversary of the Revolution
- St. Luanus/Lugid
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Saint John Vianney, the patron saint of priests
- St. Dominic
- Vini Reilly: English guitarist (The Durutti Column and The Invisible Girls).
- Annick Coupé: French trade unionist, spokeswoman since 2001 for the Union syndicale Solidaires, representing about 80 000 members.
- Joanie Spina: American magician dancer and choreographer (d. 2014).
- Hiroyuki Usui: Japanese footballer and manager.
- Black families move into Trumbull Park housing project in Chicago
- Vic Raschi sets pitcher record by driving in seven runs and wins 15-0.
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