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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 P. 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
  • 05 Jan 1953 The play Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett receives its première in Paris.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Bye Bye Blues
  2. - Have You Heard
  3. - Pretend
  4. - Hot Toddy
  5. - Even Now

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Here In My Heart
  2. - You Belong To Me
  3. - Comes A-Long A-Love
  4. - The Isle Of Innisfree
  5. - Outside Of Heaven

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?

Books

Which were the most popular books released in January 1953?

The Great Enterprise by H.A. Overstreet

The Great Enterprise

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Relationship between OURSELF and OUR WORLD PART 1. MATURING EQUIPMENT 1. THE SELF IMAGE 2. IMAGES OF OTHERS 3. THE EGOCENTRIC TRAP 4. Over under relations 5.

My Island Home by James Norman Hall

My Island Home

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

The Power Of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale

The Power Of Positive Thinking

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With more than five million copies printed, The Power of Positive Thinking is an international bestseller. It has helped millions of people around the globe to find fulfillment through Dr.

A Man Called Peter by Catherine Marshall

A Man Called Peter

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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!"

Desiree by Annemarie Selinko

Desiree

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Desiree (Hardcover), Annemarie Selinko and Anne Marie Selinko