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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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Tal para cual

Tal para cual

Release year: 1953

Directed by: Rogelio A. González

Starring: Jorge Negrete, María Elena Marqués, Luis Aguilar, Rosa de Castilla

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

The Naked Spur

The Naked Spur

Release year: 1953

Directed by: Anthony Mann

Starring: James Stewart, Janet Leigh, Robert Ryan, Ralph Meeker

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

Niagara

Niagara

Release year: 1953

Directed by: Henry Hathaway

Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters, Max Showalter

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in January 1953?
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East of Eden by John Steinbeck

East of Eden

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A masterpiece of Biblical scope, and the magnum opus of one of America’s most enduring authorsIn his journal, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck called East of Eden "the first book," and indeed it has the primordial power and simplicity of …

The Old Man And The Sea by Ernest Hemingway

The Old Man And The Sea

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The Old Man and the Sea is one of Hemingway's most enduring works. Told in language of great simplicity and power, it is the story of an old Cuban fisherman, down

Always The Young Strangers by Carl Sandburg

Always The Young Strangers

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Born in 1878, Carl Sandburg grew with America. As a boy he played, studied, and matured in Galesburg, Illinois. Sandburg's reminiscence delivers a nostalgic view of small-town life and an invaluable

The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas

The Robe

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The Velvet Doublet by James Street

The Velvet Doublet

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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.