Wednesday 12 August 1953US date format: 8/12/1953, UK date format: 12/8/1953
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 12, 1953). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Rolland Courbis and Carlos Mesa.
In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits.
I Vitelloni, directed by Federico Fellini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953
while Kiss Me Again, Stranger by Daphne du Maurier was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Broken Horseshoe.
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- Heavy earthquake strikes Isotope islands, 435 killed
- Soviet Union conducts secret test of its 1st hydrogen bomb
- Ann Davidson arrives at Miami, Florida, USA, after sailing solo across Atlantic.
- The islands of Zakynthos and Kefalonia in Greece are severely damaged by an earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale.
- Nuclear weapons testing: the Soviet atomic bomb project continues with the detonation of Joe 4, the first Soviet thermonuclear weapon.
- A magnitude 7.2 earthquake totally devastates most of the Ionian Sea islands in Greece's worst natural disaster in centuries.
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