July 1953 calendar

July 1953

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in July 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 July 1953: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 1953?


  • 01 Jul 1953 KLAS TV channel 8 in Las Vegas, NV (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 03 Jul 1953 67th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Vic Seixas beats Kurt Nielsen
  • 04 Jul 1953 60th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Maureen Connolly beats D Hart
  • 05 Jul 1953 Jackie Pung wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
  • 07 Jul 1953 35th PGA Championship: Walter Burkemo at Birmingham Country Club - Michigan
  • 08 Jul 1953 US stops aid to Persia
  • 09 Jul 1953 First helicopter passenger service (New York City).
  • 10 Jul 1953 82nd British Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 282 at Carnoustie Dai Rees
  • 12 Jul 1953 KTVB TV channel 7 in Boise, ID (NBC / ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 14 Jul 1953 20th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-1 at Crosley Field, Cincinnati
  • 16 Jul 1953 KROC (now KTTC) TV channel 10 in Rochester, MN (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 19 Jul 1953 KIMA TV channel 29 in Yakima, WA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 20 Jul 1953 USSR / Israel recover diplomatic relations
  • 23 Jul 1953 Howard Hawks's musical film ''Gentlemen Prefer Blondes'', starring Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell, is released by 20th Century Fox.
  • 24 Jul 1953 KEYT TV channel 3 in Santa Barbara, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 25 Jul 1953 New York City Transit Authority raises transit fare from 10 to 15 cents, and debuts transit tokens.
  • 26 Jul 1953 Fidel Castro leads an unsuccessful attack on the Moncada Barracks, thus beginning the Cuban Revolution.
  • 27 Jul 1953 1st insulin isolated by F Banting and C Best in Toronto
  • 29 Jul 1953 US bombers shot down at north of Wladiwostok
  • 31 Jul 1953 Department of Health, Education & Welfare created
  • 17 Jul 1953 The largest number of United States midshipman casualties in a single event results from an aircraft crash in Florida, killing 44.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Gambler's Guitar
  2. - Oh!
  3. - With These Hands
  4. - C'est Si Bon
  5. - Crying in the Chapel

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - I Believe
  2. - Terry's Theme (From 'Limelight')
  3. - I'm Walking Behind You
  4. - The Song From The Moulin Rouge
  5. - Pretend


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in July 1953?

Golden Admiral by Francis Van Wyck Mason

Golden Admiral


Fictional Novel, Literary Fiction

The Poor Man'S Guide To Europe by David Dodge

The Poor Man'S Guide To Europe


Hardcover book of 308 pages on Europe travel on a budget.

The Dark Angel by Mika Waltari

The Dark Angel


The powerful, dramatic story of Constantinople's fall in 1453.

North From Malaya by William O. Douglas

North From Malaya


Associate justice of the Supreme Court, the author was a mountaineer, traveler, and political commentator. He presents a practical master plan for an Asia free from all forms of oppression in this analysis.

People, Places, And Books by Gilbert Highet

People, Places, And Books


People Places and Books, by Highet Gilbert