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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 1953.
The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Sir Winston Churchill (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 1953: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1953?


Events

  • 01 Apr 1953 KXMC TV channel 13 in Minot, ND (CBS / ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 02 Apr 1953 Raab forms his first government in Austria.
  • 04 Apr 1953 KFDA TV channel 10 in Amarillo, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 05 Apr 1953 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
  • 08 Apr 1953 Mau Mau leader Jomo Kenyatta is convicted by Kenya's British rulers.
  • 09 Apr 1953 TV Guide publishes 1st issue
  • 10 Apr 1953 House of Wax, first 3-D movie, is released (New York City, New York).
  • 11 Apr 1953 Oveta Culp Hobby becomes 1st at Health, Education, and Welfare
  • 12 Apr 1953 KFDX TV channel 3 in Wichita Falls, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 13 Apr 1953 CIA director Allen Dulles launches the mind-control program MKULTRA.
  • 14 Apr 1953 WHYN (now WGGB) TV channel 40 in Springfield-Holyoke, MA (ABC) begins
  • 15 Apr 1953 WHP TV channel 21 in Harrisburg, PA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 16 Apr 1953 British royal yacht Britannica taken out of service
  • 18 Apr 1953 Pal Joey closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 542 performances
  • 19 Apr 1953 WAFB TV channel 9 in Baton Rouge, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 20 Apr 1953 57th Boston Marathon won by Keizo Yamada of Japan in 2:18:51.
  • 23 Apr 1953 KTAR (now KPNX) TV channel 12 in Phoenix, AZ (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 25 Apr 1953 Scientists identify DNA
  • 27 Apr 1953 Wrestler Freddie Blassie coins the term "Pencil neck geek".
  • 29 Apr 1953 The first U.S. experimental 3D-TV broadcast showed an episode of Space Patrol on Los Angeles ABC affiliate KECA-TV.
  • 30 Apr 1953 Little-Bigger League changes its name to Babe Ruth League.

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in April 1953?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Song From Moulin Rouge (Where is Your Heart)
  2. - April In Portugal
  3. - Ruby
  4. - Anna
  5. - Somebody Stole My Gal

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - She Wears Red Feathers
  2. - Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes
  3. - (How Much Is That) Doggie In The Window?
  4. - Outside Of Heaven
  5. - I Believe

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Shane

Shane

Release year: 1953

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin, Brandon De Wilde

Country: United States of America

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Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

Release year: 1953

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Louis Calhern, Marlon Brando, James Mason, John Gielgud

Country: United States of America

Genevieve

Genevieve

Release year: 1953

Directed by: Henry Cornelius

Starring: Dinah Sheridan, John Gregson, Kay Kendall, Kenneth More

Martin Luther

Martin Luther

Release year: 1953

Directed by: Irving Pichel

Starring: Niall MacGinnis, John Ruddock, Pierre Lefevre, Guy Verney

Split Second

Split Second

Release year: 1953

Directed by: Dick Powell

Starring: Stephen McNally, Alexis Smith, Jan Sterling, Keith Andes

Books

Which were the most popular books released in April 1953?
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A Many-Splendored Thing by Han Suyin

A Many-Splendored Thing

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From forward: is a book about that post-war Asia shaken from end to end by stupendous, revolutionary changes. ...A vivid feature is the contrast in her brilliant pictures of Hong Kong

I And My True Love by Helen MacInnes

I And My True Love

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American diplomat Payton Pleydell and his wife Sylvia are the most respected, brilliant couple in Washington. Theirs seems a perfect marriage but Kate Jerold begins to suspect that her cousin’s husband

The Silver Chalice by Thomas B. Costain

The Silver Chalice

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The latest release in the Christian Epic series is an exciting novel that takes place shortly after Christ's death and resurrection. Basil is called to design the case which will hold the silver cup that Christ and His disciples drank …

The Sojourner by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

The Sojourner

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Rawlings' final novel The Sojourner is about the life of a man and his relationship to his family: a difficult mother who favors her other, first-born son and his relationship to

The Last Resorts by Cleveland Amory

The Last Resorts

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story about the eccentric Mrs. Spencer and her beloved piglet "Rosie"