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 (97 63 64)
  • 04 Jul 1953 60th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Maureen Connolly beats D Hart (86 75)
  • 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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Music charts

Which were the top hits in July 1953?
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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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The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine

Country: United States of America

Saving Private Ryan

Saving Private Ryan

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns

Country: United States of America

Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro

Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro

Directed by: Kundan Shah

Starring: Naseeruddin Shah, Ravi Baswani, Bhakti Barve, Satish Shah

Die Hard

Die Hard

Directed by: John McTiernan

Starring: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson

Country: United States of America



Directed by: Katsuhiro Ôtomo

Starring: Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Tesshô Genda

Country: United States of America


Which were the most popular books released in July 1953?
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The Rommel Papers by B.H. Liddell Hart

The Rommel Papers


When Erwin Rommel died—by forced suicide at Hitler’s command—he left behind in various ingenious hiding places the papers that recorded the story of his dramatic career and the exact details of

The Bridges At Toko-Ri by James A. Michener

The Bridges At Toko-Ri


In one of his beloved early bestsellers, Pulitzer Prize–winning author James A. Michener crafts a tale of the American men who fought the Korean War, detailing their exploits in the air

The World And The West by Arnold Toynbee

The World And The West


The world and the West

A Man Called Peter by Catherine Marshall

A Man Called Peter


In the Preface to A Man Called Peter, Catherine Marshall tells of a dream she had after Peter Marshall's death: Peter was working in a rose garden and said playfully, "I

North From Malaya by William O. Douglas

North From Malaya


The author, an associate justice of the Supreme Court, was a traveler, mountaineer and political commentator. In this analysis, he presents a practicable master plan for a free Asia.