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
  • 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.
  • 01 Mar 1953 Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin suffers a stroke and collapses; he dies four days later.
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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?


Which were the most popular books released in March 1953?

A Many-Splendored Thing by Han Suyin

A Many-Splendored Thing


From forward: This book is about post-war Asia, which has been reshaped by incredible, radical changes. Her vivid photographs of Hong Kong are a striking feature.

The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk

The Caine Mutiny


The Novel That Inspired The Caine Mutiny Film and the Hit Broadway Play The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial Herman Wouk’s dramatic and brilliantly entertaining novel about life-and-mutiny-on-a Navy warship, in the Pacific theater, was instantly embraced upon its initial publication in …

To The Moment Of Triumph by Pamela Frankau

To The Moment Of Triumph


Hardcover book.

This I Believe by Edward R. Murrow

This I Believe


Second series of 80 pieces, 20 of which are immortal, "This I Believe" Edward R. Murrow pieces.

The Sojourner by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

The Sojourner


Rawlings' last novel, The Sojourner, is about a man's life and relationship with his family. It tells the story of a mother who chooses her first-born son over her second.