February 1953 calendar

February 1953

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1953?


  • 01 Feb 1953 General Electric Theater premieres on CBS TV
  • 05 Feb 1953 Peter Pan by Walt Disney opens at Roxy Theater, New York City
  • 06 Feb 1953 US controls on wages and some consumer goods are lifted.
  • 08 Feb 1953 WLVA (now WSET) TV channel 13 in Lynchburg-Roanoke, VA (ABC) begins
  • 09 Feb 1953 Adventures of Superman TV series premieres in syndication
  • 10 Feb 1953 Ice Dance Championship at Davos won by Jean Westwood and Lawrence Demmy of Great Britain.
  • 11 Feb 1953 Hazel Flagg opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 190 performances
  • 12 Feb 1953 USSR breaks diplomatic relations with Israel.
  • 13 Feb 1953 Transsexual Christine Jorgenson returns to New York after successful sexual reassignment surgery in Denmark.
  • 16 Feb 1953 The Pakistan Academy of Sciences is established in Pakistan.
  • 17 Feb 1953 Baseball star / pilot Ted Williams uninjured as plane shot down in Korea
  • 18 Feb 1953 Bwana Devil, the 1st 3-D movie, opened in New York
  • 19 Feb 1953 Ted Williams safely crash-lands his damaged Panther jet
  • 20 Feb 1953 US Court of Appeals rules that Organized Baseball is a sport and not a business, affirming the 25-year-old Supreme Court ruling.
  • 21 Feb 1953 Maggie closes at National Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • 25 Feb 1953 Wonderful Town opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 559 performances
  • 26 Feb 1953 Allen W Dulles is promoted from deputy to 5th director of US Central Intelligence Agency.
  • 28 Feb 1953 Stalin meets with Beria, Bulganin, Khrushchev and Malenkov

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Music charts

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

  1. - The Doggie In The Window
  2. - Side By Side
  3. - Pretend
  4. - Downhearted
  5. - Anywhere I Wander

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - You Belong To Me
  2. - Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes
  3. - Comes A-Long A-Love
  4. - Outside Of Heaven
  5. - Here In My Heart


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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I Remember Mama

I Remember Mama

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Irene Dunne, Barbara Bel Geddes, Oskar Homolka, Philip Dorn

Country: United States of America

The Big Lebowski

The Big Lebowski

Directed by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Starring: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi

Country: United States of America

The Patsy

The Patsy

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Marion Davies, Orville Caldwell, Marie Dressler, Lawrence Gray

Country: United States of America

Isle of Dogs

Isle of Dogs

Directed by: Wes Anderson

Starring: Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton, Bob Balaban

Planet of the Apes

Planet of the Apes

Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner

Starring: Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans

Country: United States of America


Which were the most popular books released in February 1953?
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The Velvet Doublet by James Street

The Velvet Doublet


Published by Doubleday, 1953, this First Edition BCE biography of Christopher Columbus measures 8 1/2" by 5 1/2". with 317 deckle edged pages.

The Galileans by Frank G. Slaughter

The Galileans


Life forever changes for Joseph of Galilee, a young physician, when he meets Mary of Magdala, a beautiful dancer bent on revenge against a haughty Roman officer, Gaius Flaccus.

The Man On A Donkey by H.F.M. Prescott

The Man On A Donkey


“The almost perfect historical novel.” —The New York TimesThe Man on a Donkey is an enthralling, panoramic historical novel that brings to life one of the most tumultuous times

The Magic Lantern by Robert Carson

The Magic Lantern


".an old-fashioned novel in the very best sense. It is rich and flavorful, it is compelling and enthralling, a story of a host of real people whose motivations and characteristics grow

The Sign Of Jonas by Thomas Merton

The Sign Of Jonas


Begun five years after he entered the Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani, The Sign of Jonas is an extraordinary view of Merton’s life in a Trappist monastery, and it serves