Friday 20 February 1953
It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Riccardo Chailly in Milan and Carol Cummins in Clintwood.
In UK Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes by Perry Como & The Ramblers was in the top 5 hits.
The Naked Spur, directed by Anthony Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953
while The Silver Chalice by Thomas B. Costain was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Romper Room and Friends.
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- Riccardo Chailly in Milan: Italy; conductor (West Berlin Symphony Orchestra).
- Carol Cummins in Clintwood: Virginia, USA; second of five siblings born on February 20.
- Gérard Araud: French diplomat, the Ambassador to the United States.
- Ricardo Chailly: Italian conductor, son of composer Luciano Chailly.
- Kristy Wallace: American rock musician, sometimes known as Poison Ivy Rorschach, she is a guitarist and a member of the band "The Cramps.
- Roberto Ciotti: Italian guitarist and composer (d. 2013)
- Poison Ivy: American singer-songwriter guitarist and producer (The Cramps)
- US Court of Appeals rules that Organized Baseball is a sport and not a business, affirming the 25-year-old Supreme Court ruling.
- August A Busch buys the Saint Louis Cardinals for US$3.75 million.
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