Sunday 27 September 1953
It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Benjamin Gene Brown and Robbie Shakespeare.
In UK Look At That Girl by Guy Mitchell was in the top 5 hits.
Mogambo, directed by John Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953
while Beyond This Place by A.J. Cronin was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Pride of the Family.
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- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Mashfyyat (Will) - First day of the eleventh month of the Bah�'f Calendar
- RC Saints - Saint Vincent de Paul
- Ethiopian Orthodox Church - Meskel
- Also see September 27 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- French Republican Calendar - Balsamine (Impatiens) Day, sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Belgium - French Community Day
- Benjamin Gene Brown: San Francisco, California -- 4X400 runner (1976 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
- Robbie Shakespeare: Jamaica -- Reggae bassist (Sly & Robbie-DJ Riot).
- Diane Julie Abbott: British politician.
- Jean-Paul Comart: Belgian actor best known for his appearances in French films in the 1980s.
- Mata Devi: Indian saint known as Ammachi, Amma, Mother of Immortal Bliss, and The Hugging Saint, a remarkable contemporary woman.
- Heather Watts: American dancer, member of the New York City Ballet, 1970, and known for coming closest to personifying the variety of the Balanchine dancer with her extraordinary versatility. She can play her roles meltingly soft, angular and hard-edged, or infectiously funny. In 1982, she was named head of the New York State Summer School of the Arts School of Dance.
- Diane Abbott: English journalist and politician Shadow Secretary of State for International Development
- Mata Amritanandamayi: Indian religious leader
- Claudio Gentile: Italian footballer and manager
- Greg Ham: Australian keyboard player saxophonist songwriter and actor (Men at Work) (d. 2012)
- Jules-Marie Canneel: Flemish Painter / caricaturist, dies at 72.
- KCMO (now KCTV) TV channel 5 in Kansas City, MO (CBS) begins
- KNOE TV channel 8 in Monroe-West Monroe, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting
- KOLO TV channel 8 in Reno, NV (ABC / CBS) begins broadcasting
- KQTV TV channel 2 in Saint Joseph, MO (ABC) begins broadcasting
- WHBQ TV channel 13 in Memphis, TN (ABC) begins broadcasting
- WMAZ TV channel 13 in Macon, Georgia (CBS / ABC) begins broadcasting
- WTOK TV channel 11 in Meridian, MS (ABC / CBS) begins broadcasting
- Typhoon destroys 1/3 of Nagoya, Japan.
- Bert Bechichar, Baltimore Colts, kicks a 56-yard field goal.
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