Saturday July 11, 1953

US date format: 7/11/1953, UK date format: 11/7/1953

It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 11, 1953). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Sir Winston Churchill (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Patrick Stefanini and Leon Spinks. In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. Dangerous Crossing, directed by Joseph M. Newman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953 while How To Play Your Best Golf All The Time by Tommy Armour was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Strictly Personal.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Mongolia - Naadam Holiday
  • Feast Day of Saint Benedict (founder of the Benedictine Order)
  • United States: Free Slurpee at 7-Eleven (most locations do this - get a free 7.11oz Slurpee on 7-11).
  • Bonfire night in Northern Ireland, precursor to The_Twelfth
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Movies

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Dangerous Crossing

Dangerous Crossing

Directed by: Joseph M. Newman

Starring: Jeanne Crain, Michael Rennie, Max Showalter, Carl Betz

A Blueprint for Murder

A Blueprint for Murder

Directed by: Andrew L. Stone

Starring: Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters, Gary Merrill, Catherine McLeod

The Sword and the Rose

The Sword and the Rose

Directed by: Ken Annakin

Starring: Richard Todd, Glynis Johns, James Robertson Justice, Michael Gough

The Man from the Alamo

The Man from the Alamo

Directed by: Budd Boetticher

Starring: Glenn Ford, Julie Adams, Chill Wills, Hugh O'Brian

Gun Belt

Gun Belt

Directed by: Ray Nazarro

Starring: George Montgomery, Tab Hunter, Helen Westcott, John Dehner

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Music charts

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Top #1 songs in the USA

  1. - With These Hands

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - I Believe
  2. - Terry's Theme (From 'Limelight')
  3. - The Song From The Moulin Rouge
  4. - I'm Walking Behind You
  5. - Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me

TV Series

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Strictly Personal

Strictly Personal

The Good Old Days

The Good Old Days

The Quatermass Experiment

The Quatermass Experiment

Starring: Reginald Tate, Isabel Dean, Hugh Kelly, Paul Whitsun-Jones

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Story of the Treasure Seekers

The Story of the Treasure Seekers

At Issue

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Days to next July 11

If July 11, 1953 is your birthday you're 67 years, 1 month old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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How To Play Your Best Golf All The Time by Tommy Armour

How To Play Your Best Golf All The Time

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Tommy Armour's classic How to Play Your Best Golf All the Time provides timeless golf instruction on the following subjects: * How to learn your best golf * What can

In The Wet by Nevil Shute

In The Wet

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It is the wet season in the Australian outback. Drunk and delirious, an old ex-pilot known as “Pisspot Stevie” lies dying in a remote cabin in the Queensland bush.

The Power Of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale

The Power Of Positive Thinking

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An international bestseller with over five million copies in print, The Power of Positive Thinking has helped men and women around the world to achieve fulfillment in their lives through Dr.

Kiss Me Again, Stranger by Daphne du Maurier

Kiss Me Again, Stranger

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Kiss me again, stranger: A collection of eight stories, long and short

The Silent World by Jacques Yves Cousteau and Frederic Dumas

The Silent World

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Jacque Cousteau's underwater adventures with photographs


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