September 1953 calendar

September 1953

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 1953?


  • 01 Sep 1953 Fokker begins building F-27 Fokker Friendship
  • 03 Sep 1953 French Minister Francois Mitterrand, resigns due to colonial policy
  • 04 Sep 1953 WATR (now WTXX) TV channel 20 in Waterbury, CT (NBC) begins
  • 05 Sep 1953 US give Persian Premier Zahedi $45 million aid
  • 06 Sep 1953 Adenauers CDU wins elections in German FR
  • 07 Sep 1953 67th US Womens Tennis: Maureen Connolly beats Doris Hart (62 64)
  • 08 Sep 1953 Carnival in Flanders opens at New Century Theater New York for 6 performances
  • 09 Sep 1953 KGTV TV channel 10 in San Diego, CA (ABC / NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 11 Sep 1953 KSBW TV channel 8 in Salinas-Monterey, CA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 12 Sep 1953 Carnival in Flanders closes at New Century Theater NYC after 6 performances
  • 13 Sep 1953 Pitcher Bob Trice is 1st black to play on Philadelphia Athletics
  • 14 Sep 1953 Comedians Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara marry
  • 15 Sep 1953 KVOA TV channel 4 in Tucson, AZ (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 17 Sep 1953 Ernie Banks becomes Chicago Cubs 1st black player
  • 19 Sep 1953 Hazel Flagg closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 190 performances
  • 20 Sep 1953 Cubs Ernie Banks hits his 1st major league HR
  • 21 Sep 1953 KRDO TV channel 13 in Colorado Spgs-Pueblo, CO (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • 22 Sep 1953 Islamic uprising in Atjeh at Indonesia
  • 23 Sep 1953 KHQA TV channel 7 in Hannibal-Quincy, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 24 Sep 1953 Take a Giant Step, opens on Broadway
  • 26 Sep 1953 Billy Hunter is last St. Louis Browns player to homer in a game
  • 27 Sep 1953 KCMO (now KCTV) TV channel 5 in Kansas City, MO (CBS) begins
  • 28 Sep 1953 Bob & Ray Show, TV Variety
  • 29 Sep 1953 Buick-Berle Show, debuts on NBC-TV
  • 30 Sep 1953 Auguste / Jacques Piccard dives with bathosphere to 3150 m (record)

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Music charts

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

  1. - A Dear John Letter
  2. - Eh Cumpari
  3. - Rags To Riches
  4. - St. George and the Dragonet
  5. - The Velvet Glove

Top #5 songs in the UK

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


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The Big Heat

The Big Heat

Release year: 1953

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Jocelyn Brando, Alexander Scourby

Country: United States of America



Release year: 1953

Directed by: Hideo Sekigawa

Starring: Eiji Okada, Yumeji Tsukioka, Yoshi Katô, Takashi Kanda

The Man Between

The Man Between

Release year: 1953

Directed by: Carol Reed

Starring: James Mason, Claire Bloom, Hildegard Knef, Geoffrey Toone


Which were the most popular books released in September 1953?
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Anyone'S My Name by Seymour Shubin

Anyone'S My Name


Published in 1953, Anyone's My Name appeared on The New York Times bestseller list, was published abroad and critically reviewed. The novel, which deals with a crime of passion and

Beyond This Place by A.J. Cronin

Beyond This Place


novel of crime and passion

The Emperor'S Lady by F.W. Kenyon

The Emperor'S Lady



Life Among The Savages by Shirley Jackson

Life Among The Savages


In a hilariously charming domestic memoir, America’s celebrated master of terror turns to a different kind of fright: raising childrenIn her celebrated fiction, Shirley Jackson explored the darkness lurking beneath the

Kiss Me Again, Stranger by Daphne du Maurier

Kiss Me Again, Stranger


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