Thursday 5 February 1953
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Herbert Homer and Loretta Tofani.
In UK You Belong To Me by Jo Stafford was in the top 5 hits.
The Naked Spur, directed by Anthony Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953
while The Velvet Doublet by James Street was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Romper Room and Friends.
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- Kashmir Day observes as public holiday in Pakistan.
- Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Agatha of Sicily, patron saint of firework makers and glass blowers.
- Saint Bertolf
- Herbert Homer: American official with the U.S.
- Loretta Tofani: American journalist.
- Gustavo Benítez: Paraguayan footballer and manager.
- Giannina Braschi: Puerto Rican author and playwright.
- Takashi Ishikawa: Japanese sumo and professional wrestler.
- Peter Pan by Walt Disney opens at Roxy Theater, New York City
- 5th Emmy Awards: I Love Lucy, Thomas Mitchell and Helen Hayes wins
- RKO Radio Pictures releases Disney's animated feature film Peter Pan to US theaters. The film is adapted from the play by Sir James M. Barrie.
- In Los Angeles, California, the 5th Annual Emmy Awards are presented, hosted by Art Linkletter. Best Actor: Thomas Mitchell; Best Actress: Helen Hayes
- President Dwight D. Eisenhower refuses a clemency appeal for Ethel and Julius Rosenberg.
- The Soviet Union breaks diplomatic relations with Israel after bomb explosion in Soviet embassy.
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