Sunday 25 January 1953
It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Malcolm Green and The Honky Tonk Man.
In UK You Belong To Me by Jo Stafford was in the top 5 hits.
Niagara, directed by Henry Hathaway, 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 Private Secretary.
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Which were the important events of 25 January 1953 ?
- St. Dwynwen's Day and Patron Saint of Lovers - Welsh celebration of love Dirwnod Santes Dwynwen.
- Tatiana Day, celebrated as the Day of Russian students since 1755, when the Moscow University was founded.
- Catholicism and Anglicanism - Conversion of Saint Paul.
- Christian ecumenism ? Week of Prayer for Christian Unity ends.
- Burns Night - Burns suppers are held in many parts of the world around this date. (Originated in Scotland)
- Winter-Een-Mas - celebration of videogames and the people that play them. Winter-een-mas lasts for a whole week, which is always the very last week in January, the 25th through the 31st.
- Roman Empire - second day of the Sementivae in honour of Ceres and Terra
- Malcolm Green: rocker (Split Enz - "I Got You").
- The Honky Tonk Man: American professional wrestler.
- The Honky Man: Wrestler.
- Mark Weil: Russian-Uzbek director and producer (d. 2007).
- WABI TV channel 5 in Bangor, ME (CBS) begins broadcasting
- Yuri Sergejev skates world record 500m in 40.9 seconds.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1953 ?
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- Oh Happy Day - Lawrence Welk & His Orchestra
- Four Knights - Oh, Happy Day
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