Monday July 13, 1953

US date format: 7/13/1953, UK date format: 13/7/1953

It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 13, 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 Larry Gomes and Gil Birmingham. In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. Quand tu liras cette lettre, directed by Jean-Pierre Melville, 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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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Mongolia - Naadam Holiday, 3rd day
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of K�lim�t (Words) - First day of the seventh month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • Bon Festival - Buddhist festival to honor the dead (East Japan)
  • Kiribati - Independence Day, 2nd day (not a holiday)

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Movies

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Quand tu liras cette lettre

Quand tu liras cette lettre

Directed by: Jean-Pierre Melville

Starring: Philippe Lemaire, Juliette Gréco, Yvonne Sanson, Irene Galter

The Stranger Wore a Gun

The Stranger Wore a Gun

Directed by: André De Toth

Starring: Randolph Scott, Claire Trevor, Joan Weldon, George Macready

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

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Music charts

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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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The Broken Horseshoe

The Broken Horseshoe

Directed by: Martyn C. Webster

Billy Bean and His Funny Machine

Billy Bean and His Funny Machine

Starring: Gaylord Cavallaro, Peter Hawkins, Ivan Owen, Dick Vosburgh

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Three Steps to Heaven

Three Steps to Heaven

Rhyme and Rhythm

Rhyme and Rhythm

The Good Old Days

The Good Old Days

Days to next July 13

If July 13, 1953 is your birthday you're 67 years, 30 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 1 day.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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 Rommel Papers by B.H. Liddell Hart

The Rommel Papers

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When Erwin Rommel died—by forced suicide at Hitler’s command—he left behind in various ingenious hiding places the papers that recorded the story of his dramatic career and the exact details of

A House Is Not A Home by Polly Adler

A House Is Not A Home

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Polly Adler's "house"―the brothel that gave this best-selling 1953 autobiography its title―was a major site of New York City underworld activity from the 1920s through the 1940s.

The Silent World by Jacques Yves Cousteau and Frederic Dumas

The Silent World

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Jacque Cousteau's underwater adventures with photographs

Kingfishers Catch Fire by Rumer Godden

Kingfishers Catch Fire

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A powerful novel about idealism and its consequences set in the Himalayas. Set in Kashmir, this is the story of Sophie, a young and idealistic Englishwoman with two young daughters who


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