August 1953 calendar

August 1953

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 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 August 1953: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1953?


  • 01 Aug 1953 Fidel Castro arrested in Cuba
  • 02 Aug 1953 Betty Jack Davis, singer (w / Skeeter Davis), killed in car crash
  • 03 Aug 1953 Frank Blair becomes news anchor of Today Show
  • 04 Aug 1953 Black families move into Trumbull Park housing project in Chicago
  • 05 Aug 1953 Operation "Big Switch": Korean War prisoners exchanged at Panmunjom.
  • 06 Aug 1953 Ted Williams returns to Red Sox from the military
  • 07 Aug 1953 Eastern Airlines enters the jet age, uses Electra prop-jet.
  • 08 Aug 1953 US and South Korea initial a mutual security pact.
  • 09 Aug 1953 Premier Mohammed Abdullah of Kashmir, fired
  • 12 Aug 1953 Heavy earthquake strikes Isotope islands, 435 killed
  • 13 Aug 1953 4-5 million French go on strike against economizations
  • 14 Aug 1953 20th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Detroit 24, All-Stars 10 (93,818)
  • 16 Aug 1953 KTAL TV channel 6 in Shreveport-Texarkana, LA (NBC) begins
  • 17 Aug 1953 Addiction: First meeting of Narcotics Anonymous in Southern California.
  • 18 Aug 1953 The second Kinsey Report, ''Sexual Behavior in the Human Female'', is published in the US.
  • 19 Aug 1953 Cold War: the CIA helps to overthrow the government of Mohammed Mossadegh in Iran and reinstate the Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.
  • 20 Aug 1953 General Fazlollah Zahedi arrests Premier Mossadeq of Persia
  • 21 Aug 1953 Sultan Sidi Mohammed Am Joessoef V of Morocco deposed
  • 22 Aug 1953 France closes jail on Devil Island
  • 23 Aug 1953 Braves Phil Paine is 1st former major leaguer to play in Japan
  • 25 Aug 1953 The general strike ends in France.
  • 28 Aug 1953 Me & Juliet opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 358 performances
  • 29 Aug 1953 KHSL TV channel 12 in Chico, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 30 Aug 1953 Future NYC mayor David Dinkins marries Joyce Burrows in New York City
  • 31 Aug 1953 KRBC TV channel 9 in Abilene, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in August 1953?
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Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - I Believe
  2. - Terry's Theme (From 'Limelight')
  3. - The Song From The Moulin Rouge
  4. - I'm Walking Behind You
  5. - Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro

Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro

Directed by: Kundan Shah

Starring: Naseeruddin Shah, Ravi Baswani, Bhakti Barve, Satish Shah

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Directed by: Guy Ritchie

Starring: Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Nick Moran, Jason Statham

Country: United States of America



Directed by: Denis Villeneuve

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Melissa Leo

Country: United States of America

Roman Holiday

Roman Holiday

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert, Hartley Power

Country: United States of America

Dead Man's Gold

Dead Man's Gold

Directed by: Ray Taylor

Starring: Lash La Rue, Al St. John, Peggy Stewart, Terry Frost


Which were the most popular books released in August 1953?
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Golden Admiral by Francis Van Wyck Mason

Golden Admiral


Fictional Novel, Literary Fiction

Come, My Beloved by Pearl S. Buck

Come, My Beloved


An American millionaire builds a Christian seminary in India, furthering his spiritual mission—and setting into motion a generations-spanning cycle of miscommunication and fracture within his family Beginning in the 1890s, Come,

The Silver Chalice by Thomas B. Costain

The Silver Chalice


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 …

Kiss Me Again, Stranger by Daphne du Maurier

Kiss Me Again, Stranger


Kiss me again, stranger: A collection of eight stories, long and short

You Shall Know Them by Rita Vercors

You Shall Know Them


Vintage 1953 hardcover lacking its dustjacket. Book itself is in great shape, clean, fresh, no markings. Spine faded. Our Family will immediately and carefully pack this book in high-quality bubble lined,