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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1953?


Events

  • 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

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Roman Holiday

Roman Holiday

Release year: 1953

Directed by: William Wyler

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

Country: United States of America

I Vitelloni

I Vitelloni

Release year: 1953

Directed by: Federico Fellini

Starring: Alberto Sordi, Franco Fabrizi, Franco Interlenghi, Leopoldo Trieste

Country: United States of America

99 River Street

99 River Street

Release year: 1953

Directed by: Phil Karlson

Starring: John Payne, Evelyn Keyes, Brad Dexter, Frank Faylen

Inferno

Inferno

Release year: 1953

Directed by: Roy Ward Baker

Starring: Robert Ryan, Rhonda Fleming, William Lundigan, Larry Keating

Plunder of the Sun

Plunder of the Sun

Release year: 1953

Directed by: John Farrow

Starring: Glenn Ford, Diana Lynn, Patricia Medina, Francis L. Sullivan

Books

Which were the most popular books released in August 1953?
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You Shall Know Them by Rita Vercors

You Shall Know Them

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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,

The Emperor'S Lady by F.W. Kenyon

The Emperor'S Lady

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A NOVEL BASED ON THE LIFE OF EMPRESS JOSEPHINE

A House Is Not A Home by Polly Adler

A House Is Not A Home

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Polly Adler's "house"―the brothel that gave this best-selling 1953 autobiography its title―was a major site of New York City underworld activity from the 1920s through the 1940s.

The Rommel Papers by B.H. Liddell Hart

The Rommel Papers

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When Erwin Rommel died—by forced suicide at Hitler’s command—he left behind in various ingenious hiding places the papers that recorded the story of his dramatic career and the exact details of

Major Campaign Speeches by Adlai Stevenson

Major Campaign Speeches

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