Saturday 21 February 1953
It was Saturday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Christine Ebersole in Park Forest and William L Petersen.
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 A Many-Splendored Thing by Han Suyin was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Romper Room and Friends.
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- Saint Pepin of Landen
- Language Martyrs' Day - A day celebrated by Bengali speaking people for gaining right of mother tongue.
- Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Peter Damiani.
- Saint Randoald
- International Mother Language Day (UNESCO).
- Christine Ebersole in Park Forest: Illinois, USA; actress (Saturday Night Live, Barbara - Valerie, My Favorite Martian, Tootsie).
- William L Petersen: Actor (Return to Lonesome Dove).
- Henri Jacomet: French homicide suspect, in prison for seven years for a triple murder until the verdict was overturned and he was released on 6/15/1995.
- Jean-Jacques Peroni: French humorist, comedian, and writer, son of Corsican sports journalist Victor Peroni (his mother is a Breton).
- Christine Ebersole: American actress and singer.
- William Petersen: American actor and producer
- Maggie closes at National Theater NYC after 5 performances
- F Crick and J Watson discover structure of DNA-molecule
- Longest collegiate basketball game (six overtimes); Niagara beats Siena 88-81.
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