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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1953?


Events

  • 01 Dec 1953 WAIM (now WAXA) TV channel 40 in Anderson, SC (IND) 1st broadcast
  • 02 Dec 1953 The United Kingdom and Iran reform diplomatic relations.
  • 03 Dec 1953 Kismet opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 583 performances
  • 06 Dec 1953 With the NBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Arturo Toscanini performs what he claims is his favorite Beethoven symphony, ''Eroica'', for the last time. The live performance is broadcast nationwide on radio, and later released on records and CD.
  • 07 Dec 1953 WCCB TV channel 18 in Charlotte, NC (IND / ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 08 Dec 1953 19th Heisman Trophy Award: John Lattner, Notre Dame (HB).
  • 09 Dec 1953 General Electric announces all Communist employees will be fired.
  • 10 Dec 1953 KOMO TV channel 4 in Seattle, WA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 12 Dec 1953 Chuck Yeager reaches Mach 2.43 in Bell X-1A rocket plane
  • 13 Dec 1953 KOAM TV channel 7 in Pittsburg-Joplin, KS (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 14 Dec 1953 Brooklyn Dodgers signs pitcher Sandy Koufax.
  • 15 Dec 1953 WJHG TV channel 7 in Panama City, Florida (NBC / ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 16 Dec 1953 First White House Press Conference (President Dwight Eisenhower and 161 reporters).
  • 17 Dec 1953 US Federal Communications Commission approves RCA's black and white-compatible color TV specifications.
  • 18 Dec 1953 KATV TV channel 7 in Little Rock, AR (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 19 Dec 1953 KFYR TV channel 5 in Bismarck, ND (NBC / ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 20 Dec 1953 KID (now KIDK) TV channel 3 in Idaho Falls, ID (CBS) 1st broadcasting
  • 21 Dec 1953 KOMU TV channel 8 in Columbia, MO (NBC / PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 22 Dec 1953 Jack Dunn III, owner of Baltimore Orioles in International League, turns name over to newly relocated Saint Louis Browns.
  • 23 Dec 1953 Dodgers 2nd baseman Jim Junior Gilliam wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 24 Dec 1953 KHOL (now KHGI) TV channel 13 in Kearney, NB (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 25 Dec 1953 Avalanche of lava kills 150 (Ruapehu volcano, New Zealand).
  • 27 Dec 1953 Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns 17-16 in NFL championship game.
  • 28 Dec 1953 WLBT TV channel 3 in Jackson, MS (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 30 Dec 1953 The first colour television sets go on sale for about $1,175 (American dollars).
  • 31 Dec 1953 Hulan Jack sworn in as Manhattan Borough President

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Once Upon a Time in the West

Once Upon a Time in the West

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Starring: Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards

Country: United States of America

Do Bigha Zamin

Do Bigha Zamin

Directed by: Bimal Roy

Starring: Balraj Sahni, Nirupa Roy, Rattan Kumar, Murad

The Sting

The Sting

Directed by: George Roy Hill

Starring: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw, Charles Durning

Country: United States of America

The Wolf of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wall Street

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey

Country: United States of America

Prithvi Vallabh

Prithvi Vallabh

Directed by: Sohrab Modi

Starring: Sadiq Ali, Durga Khote, Leela Mishra, Sohrab Modi

Books

Which were the most popular books released in December 1953?
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The Heart Of The Family by Elizabeth Goudge

The Heart Of The Family

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Despite the "crinkled pink petals strewn in the path of those who would have preferred red," four generations of Eliots have survived the War and are moving forward.

The Greatest Faith Ever Known by Fulton Oursler

The Greatest Faith Ever Known

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This sequel to The Greatest Story Ever Told follows the turbulent adventures of the apostles Paul, Peter, and James after the crucifixion of Christ in their struggle to spread the Good News to the world.

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 Unconquered by Ben Ames Williams

The Unconquered

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No dust jacket, clean tight copy

Triumph And Tragedy by Winston S. Churchill

Triumph And Tragedy

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From the Allied landings in Normandy in June 1944 the Second World War had only fourteen months to run. This final volume of the account covers events right up to the unconditional surrender of Japan.Churchill's