Thursday 16 April 1953
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Geoffrey Oryema and Jay O Sanders in Austin.
In UK She Wears Red Feathers by Guy Mitchell was in the top 5 hits.
Shane, directed by George Stevens, 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 Plymouth Playhouse.
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- Saint Paternus
- Saint Bernadette
- Blessed HervT of Tours
- Saint Turibius
- Saint Fructuosus
- Saint Drogo.
- Saint Benedict Joseph Labre
- Mawlid in Shi'a Islam (2006).
- Birthday of the Danish sovereign, Queen Margrethe, celebrated in Greenland.
- Saints Martial, Urban, Eventius, Caecilian, Julia, and their companions, martyrs of 304
- Geoffrey Oryema
- Jay O Sanders in Austin: Texas, USA; actor (Meeting Venus, V I Warshawski).
- Douglas Fraser: Scottish pilot (Born 1916).
- Peter Garrett: Australian singer-songwriter and politician (Midnight Oil).
- Jay Sanders: American actor.
- J Schulman: American author actor director and producer.
- British royal yacht Britannica taken out of service
- WAND TV channel 17 in Decatur, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting
- Jackie Pung wins LPGA Palm Springs Golf Open.
- Queen Elizabeth II launches the Royal Yacht HMY Britannia.
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