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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1953?


Events

  • 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

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Summer with Monika

Summer with Monika

Release year: 1953

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Harriet Andersson, Lars Ekborg, Dagmar Ebbesen, Åke Fridell

Country: United States of America

Mr. Hulot's Holiday

Mr. Hulot's Holiday

Release year: 1953

Directed by: Jacques Tati

Starring: Jacques Tati, Nathalie Pascaud, Micheline Rolla, Valentine Camax

Country: United States of America

Lili

Lili

Release year: 1953

Directed by: Charles Walters

Starring: Leslie Caron, Mel Ferrer, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Zsa Zsa Gabor

Country: United States of America

I Confess

I Confess

Release year: 1953

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Montgomery Clift, Anne Baxter, Karl Malden, Brian Aherne

Country: United States of America

The Lady Without Camelias

The Lady Without Camelias

Release year: 1953

Directed by: Michelangelo Antonioni

Starring: Lucia Bosé, Gino Cervi, Andrea Checchi, Ivan Desny

Books

Which were the most popular books released in February 1953?
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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

A Man Called Peter by Catherine Marshall

A Man Called Peter

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In the Preface to A Man Called Peter, Catherine Marshall tells of a dream she had after Peter Marshall's death: Peter was working in a rose garden and said playfully, "I

To The Moment Of Triumph by Pamela Frankau

To The Moment Of Triumph

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Hardcover book.

The Galileans by Frank G. Slaughter

The Galileans

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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.

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