Wednesday 8 April 1953
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Joan Pio Prado and Jean-Marie Boimond.
In UK She Wears Red Feathers by Guy Mitchell was in the top 5 hits.
Titanic, directed by Jean Negulesco, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953
while A Man Called Peter by Catherine Marshall was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Plymouth Playhouse.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Saint Constance
- Buddha's Birthday in Japan
- Saint Walter of Pontoise (died 1099)
- Saint Julie Billiart of Namur (died 1816).
- Joan Pio Prado
- Jean-Marie Boimond: French engineer involved in the Furiani-Bastia case.
- Joan Prado: Brazilian psychic composer of piano works through his psychic connections.
- Mau Mau leader Jomo Kenyatta is convicted by Kenya's British rulers.
- Jomo Kenyatta is sentenced to seven years in prison for the alleged organization of the Mau Mau Rebellion.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1953 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- Song From Moulin Rouge (Where is Your Heart) - Percy Faith & His Orchestra (Vocal Faliecia Sanders)
- April In Portugal - Les Baxter & His Orchestra
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