March 1953 calendar

March 1953

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 1953?


  • 01 Mar 1953 KAUZ TV channel 6 in Wichita Falls, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 02 Mar 1953 The Academy Awards are first broadcast on television by NBC.
  • 03 Mar 1953 Boston Braves, who own Milwaukee minor league franchise, block Saint Louis Browns' attempt to shift their franchise to Milwaukee.
  • 06 Mar 1953 Malenkov becomes chairman of the USSR.
  • 08 Mar 1953 WFMJ TV channel 21 in Youngstown, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 09 Mar 1953 Josef Stalin buried in Moscow.
  • 11 Mar 1953 1st woman army doctor commissioned (FM Adams)
  • 13 Mar 1953 The United Nations Security Council nominates Dag Hammarskjöld as United Nations Secretary General.
  • 14 Mar 1953 KOLR TV channel 10 in Springfield, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 15 Mar 1953 West Germany loses in soccer to the Netherlands, 2-1
  • 17 Mar 1953 WBAY TV channel 2 in Green Bay, WI (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 18 Mar 1953 Boston Braves move to Milwaukee
  • 19 Mar 1953 25th Academy Awards: Greatest Show on Earth, Gary Cooper and Shirley Booth win (first time televised).
  • 20 Mar 1953 Senator Edwin C Johnson offers a bill to give clubs the sole
  • 21 Mar 1953 NBA record 106 fouls and 12 players foul out (Boston Celtics - Syracuse Nationals).
  • 22 Mar 1953 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Betsy Rawls Golf Open.
  • 24 Mar 1953 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 25 Mar 1953 26 – ''Lari Massacre'' in Kenya: Mau Mau rebels kill up to 150 Kikuyu natives.
  • 26 Mar 1953 Salk Polio vaccine announced
  • 27 Mar 1953 21 die in a train crash in Conneaut, Ohio, USA.
  • 28 Mar 1953 New Faces (of 1952) closes at Royale Theater NYC after 365 performances
  • 29 Mar 1953 A fire at the Littlefield Nursing Home in Largo, Florida kills 33 persons, including singer-songwriter Arthur Fields.
  • 31 Mar 1953 US Department of Health, Education and Welfare established.

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Music charts

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

  1. - No Help Wanted
  2. - Tell Me A Story
  3. - Seven Lonely Days
  4. - Caravan
  5. - I'm Sitting On Top of the World

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes
  2. - She Wears Red Feathers
  3. - Outside Of Heaven
  4. - Because You're Mine
  5. - Now


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Directed by: Sukumar

Starring: Ram Charan, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Aadhi, Jagapathi Babu

2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter

Country: United States of America

I Remember Mama

I Remember Mama

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Irene Dunne, Barbara Bel Geddes, Oskar Homolka, Philip Dorn

Country: United States of America

The Leopard

The Leopard

Directed by: Luchino Visconti

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Claudia Cardinale, Paolo Stoppa

Country: United States of America

The Patsy

The Patsy

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Marion Davies, Orville Caldwell, Marie Dressler, Lawrence Gray

Country: United States of America


Which were the most popular books released in March 1953?
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A Many-Splendored Thing by Han Suyin

A Many-Splendored Thing


From forward: is a book about that post-war Asia shaken from end to end by stupendous, revolutionary changes. ...A vivid feature is the contrast in her brilliant pictures of Hong Kong

The Second Happiest Day by John Phillips

The Second Happiest Day


copyright date uncertain. Blue book with chain design and black spine. with white lettering. Published by Harper.

Golden Admiral by Francis Van Wyck Mason

Golden Admiral


Fictional Novel, Literary Fiction

The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk

The Caine Mutiny


The Novel that Inspired the Now-Classic Film The Caine Mutiny and the Hit Broadway Play The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial Herman Wouk's boldly dramatic, brilliantly entertaining novel of life-and mutiny-on a Navy warship in the Pacific theater was immediately embraced, upon …

Kiss Me Again, Stranger by Daphne du Maurier

Kiss Me Again, Stranger


Kiss me again, stranger: A collection of eight stories, long and short