Thursday 14 May 1953
It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Norodom Sihamoni and Wim Mertens.
In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits.
Stalag 17, directed by Billy Wilder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953
while The Silent World by Jacques Yves Cousteau and Frederic Dumas was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Little Revue.
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- St. Carthach the Younger
- DubsDay in Dublin Ireland (14th of May in 2006).
- Mother's Day in various countries (second Sunday of May in 2006).
- Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut, or Israeli Independence Day. The observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar.
- Paraguay - Flag Day.
- St. Maria Dominic Mazzarello
- St. Just
- St. Engelmer
- St. Vincent of Lerins
- St. Victor and Corona
- St. Boniface of Tarsus
- St. Michael Garicoits
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: St. Matthias (Apostle)
- St. Engelmund
- Norodom Sihamoni: King of Cambodia.
- Wim Mertens
- Bill Meek in Upland: Pennsylvania, USA; prone rifle (Olympics-1996).
- John Rutsey: Canadian drummer (Rush) (d. 2008).
- Bill Meek: Upland, Pennsylvania -- Prone rifle (1996 Olympics - 8th Place).
- Tom Cochrane: Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Red Rider).
- Hywel Williams: Welsh politician.
- Norodom Sihamoni : Current reigning King of Cambodia since 29 October 2004.
- Tom Cochrane in Toronto: Ontario, Canada; rock vocalist/guitarist (Red Rider).
- Yasuo Kuniyoshi: Japanese-American painter and photographer (d. 1953).
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