Friday 14 August 1953
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Cliff Johnson and James Horner.
In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits.
The Cruel Sea, directed by Charles Frend, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953
while The Dark Angel by Mika Waltari was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Quatermass Experiment.
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- Paraguay - Flag Day
- St. Maximilian Kolbe
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of several saints: St. Eusebius of Rome
- United States - National Code talkers Day
- Pakistan - Independence Day
- RC saints - Maximilian Kolbe (Polish Franciscan priest martyred by Nazis in 1941)
- Morocco - Allegiance of Oued Eddahab or Rfo de Oro
- United States - National Creamsicles Day
- Cliff Johnson: American computer game author.
- James Horner: American composer, conductor and orchestrator of film scores.
- Frank McCourt: American businessman, real estate tycoon and owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team from early 2004.
- Ulla Meinecke: German singer and lyricist.
- 20th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Detroit 24, All-Stars 10 (93,818)
- KXLF TV channel 4 in Butte, MT (CBS / ABC) begins broadcasting
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