Monday 17 August 1953
It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Robert Brent Thirsk and Michael Malthouse.
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 Satan In The Suburbs by Bertrand Russell was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Quatermass Experiment.
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- Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
- Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
- Robert Brent Thirsk: British Columbia, Canada -- Astronaut (STS 78).
- Michael Malthouse: Premiership winning Australian football coach.
- Columba Bush: American news figure married to Jeb Bush, the son of President George Bush.
- Judith Regan: American businesswoman, editor, publisher, writer who became embroiled in controversy and was fired by HarperCollins.
- Mick Malthouse: Australian footballer and coach.
- Herta Müller: Romanian-German poet and author Nobel Prize laureate
- Korrie Rampan: Indonesian author poet and critic (d. 2015)
- Kevin Rowland: English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Dexys Midnight Runners)
- Johannes B Tielrooy: Literature (French Living Lesson), dies at 66.
- Addiction: First meeting of Narcotics Anonymous in Southern California.
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