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
  • 03 Feb 1953 The Batepá massacre occurred in São Tomé when the colonial administration and Portuguese landowners unleashed a wave of violence against the native creoles known as forros.
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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?


Which were the most popular books released in February 1953?

A Man Called Peter by Catherine Marshall

A Man Called Peter


Catherine Marshall, in the Preface to A Man Called Peter tells about a dream she had following Peter Marshall's passing. Peter was working in a rose-garden and said, "I!"

Remember These Things by Paul Harvey

Remember These Things


Book by Harvey, Paul

Man'S Search For Himself by Rollo May

Man'S Search For Himself


"Analyzes our lives as they are lived. The analysis is honest and profound. New York Times Loneliness and boredom are just a few of the many complaints Rollo May experienced over and over again.

The Sign Of Jonas by Thomas Merton

The Sign Of Jonas


The Sign of Jonas was created five years after Merton entered the Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani. It is an incredible view of Merton’s life in a Trappist monastery.

The Silver Chalice by Thomas B. Costain

The Silver Chalice


This exciting novel is the latest in the Christian Epic series. It takes place just after Christ's resurrection and death. Basil is commissioned to design the case that will house the silver cup Christ and His disciples drank out of …