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

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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?
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From Here to Eternity

From Here to Eternity

Release year: 1953

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Donna Reed

Country: United States of America



Release year: 1953

Directed by: Roy Ward Baker

Starring: Robert Ryan, Rhonda Fleming, William Lundigan, Larry Keating

Dangerous Crossing

Dangerous Crossing

Release year: 1953

Directed by: Joseph M. Newman

Starring: Jeanne Crain, Michael Rennie, Max Showalter, Carl Betz

Piel canela

Piel canela

Release year: 1953

Directed by: Juan José Ortega

Starring: Sara Montiel, Manolo Fábregas, Ramón Gay, Felipe de Alba

A Blueprint for Murder

A Blueprint for Murder

Release year: 1953

Directed by: Andrew L. Stone

Starring: Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters, Gary Merrill, Catherine McLeod


Which were the most popular books released in July 1953?
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You Shall Know Them by Rita Vercors

You Shall Know Them


Vintage 1953 hardcover lacking its dustjacket. The book is in excellent condition, clean and fresh with no marks. Spine has become discolored. Our Family will pack the book in bubble-lined high-quality packaging immediately.

Life Among The Savages by Shirley Jackson

Life Among The Savages


A hilariously funny domestic memoir by America's famed master of terror reveals a new kind of terror: raising children. Shirley Jackson, the celebrated author, explored the dark under the surface.

Uncle Pogo So-So Stories by Walt Kelly

Uncle Pogo So-So Stories


Kelly's third collection Pogo cartoons does not include an anthology of his daily comic strips from 1953. It instead contains a story that does not feature any of the characters in the Pogo cartoons.

The Echoing Grove by Rosamond Lehmann

The Echoing Grove


The Echoing Grove was first published in 1953. It is one of Rosamond's most beloved novels. It tells the story of Rickie Masters and Madeleine Masters as well as their sister Dinah.

Beyond This Place by A.J. Cronin

Beyond This Place


Novel of crime and passion