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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in January 1953.
The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Sir Winston Churchill (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on January 1953: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 1953?


Events

  • 01 Jan 1953 Ernest Blochs Suite Hebraique, premieres
  • 02 Jan 1953 NBA Baltimore Bullets begin a 32 game road losing streak
  • 03 Jan 1953 Frances Bolton and her son, Oliver from Ohio, become the first mother and son to serve simultaneously in the U.S. Congress.
  • 04 Jan 1953 KTSM TV channel 9 in El Paso, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 05 Jan 1953 Samuel Beckett's play ''Waiting For Godot'' has its first public stage première in French as ''En attendant Godot'' at the Théâtre de Babylone in Paris.
  • 06 Jan 1953 WKBN TV channel 27 in Youngstown, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 07 Jan 1953 US President Harry Truman announces development of the hydrogen bomb.
  • 09 Jan 1953 Korean ferryboat Chang Tyong-Ho sank off Pusan killing 249
  • 10 Jan 1953 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Archibald MacLeish.
  • 11 Jan 1953 J Edgar Hoover declines six-figure offer to become president of the International Boxing Club.
  • 12 Jan 1953 Estonian émigrés found a government in exile in Oslo.
  • 13 Jan 1953 KOLD TV channel 13 in Tucson, AZ (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 14 Jan 1953 WALA TV channel 10 in Mobile, AL (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 15 Jan 1953 Sixteen-car Federal Express train loses brakes and crashes in Washington DC station.
  • 16 Jan 1953 KXLY TV channel 4 in Spokane, WA (ABC / CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 17 Jan 1953 The General Motors Motorama opens to the general public in New York City. The prototype Chevrolet Corvette "Dream Car" is displayed to the public for the first time. The roadster is white with red interior, fiberglass body, 235-cid straight-6 engine, and two-speed automatic. Also on display at the Motorama: Buick fiberglass-bodied two-passenger Wildcat, Oldsmobile fiberglass-bodied four-passenger convertible Starfire, Cadillac fiberglass-bodied two-passenger roadster Le Mans.
  • 18 Jan 1953 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open.
  • 19 Jan 1953 Jesse Owens named Illinois Athletic Commission secretary.
  • 20 Jan 1953 1st US telecast transmitted to Canada-from Buffalo, New York
  • 21 Jan 1953 John Foster Dulles appointed as US Secretary of State.
  • 22 Jan 1953 ''The Crucible'', a drama by Arthur Miller, opens on Broadway.
  • 23 Jan 1953 NFL Dallas Texans become Baltimore Colts (later Indianapolis Colts).
  • 25 Jan 1953 WABI TV channel 5 in Bangor, ME (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 27 Jan 1953 Netherlands ends Marshall Plan aid.
  • 28 Jan 1953 WJTV TV channel 12 in Jackson, MS (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 29 Jan 1953 First movie in Cinemascope (The Robe) premieres.
  • 31 Jan 1953 Princess Victoria capsized off Stanraer Scotland

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Movies

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The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt, Bruce Bennett

Country: United States of America

Winter Light

Winter Light

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Björnstrand, Gunnel Lindblom, Max von Sydow

Country: United States of America

Blood In, Blood Out

Blood In, Blood Out

Directed by: Taylor Hackford

Starring: Damian Chapa, Jesse Borrego, Benjamin Bratt, Enrique Castillo

Country: United States of America

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

Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day

Directed by: Harold Ramis

Starring: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott, Stephen Tobolowsky

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in January 1953?
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Don Camillo And His Flock by Giovanni Guareschi

Don Camillo And His Flock

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Set against the post-war backdrop of a rural village in the Emilia-Romagna, this is the second in a new series of hilarious and incisive Don Camillo anthologies, which offer 215 stories

Men At Arms by Evelyn Waugh

Men At Arms

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The first volume of Evelyn Waugh's masterful trilogy about war, religion, and politics.

The Big Change by Frederick Lewis Allen

The Big Change

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the Big Change: America transforms itself1900 1950. evenhanded review of the years 1900-1950, written in ... there's nothing like reading a book about the big changes in the United States of

The Gown Of Glory by Agnes Sligh Turnbull

The Gown Of Glory

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The Gown of Glory

My Island Home by James Norman Hall

My Island Home

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Stated first edition bound in tan and green cloth with with dark green lettering. B&W photo illustrations, 374 pages. A VG+ copy in a VG dust jacket.