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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Cinema Paradiso

Cinema Paradiso

Directed by: Giuseppe Tornatore

Starring: Philippe Noiret, Enzo Cannavale, Antonella Attili, Isa Danieli

Country: United States of America

Autumn Sonata

Autumn Sonata

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Liv Ullmann, Lena Nyman, Halvar Björk

Country: United States of America

The Big City

The Big City

Directed by: Satyajit Ray

Starring: Anil Chatterjee, Madhabi Mukherjee, Jaya Bhaduri, Haren Chatterjee



Directed by: Zaza Urushadze

Starring: Lembit Ulfsak, Elmo Nüganen, Giorgi Nakashidze, Misha Meskhi

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Directed by: Richard Brooks

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives, Jack Carson

Country: United States of America


Which were the most popular books released in September 1953?
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Kiss Me Again, Stranger by Daphne du Maurier

Kiss Me Again, Stranger


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

Our Virgin Island by Robb White

Our Virgin Island


Our Virgin Island Copyright summer 1953 by The Reader's Digest Association, Incorporated Selections Vol.XIV First Edition Printed in the United States.

The Deep Six by Martin Dibner

The Deep Six


Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, 1953, Hardbound, about 8.5 inches tall, 321 pages. Dust jacket art and endpapers illustration by the author.

In The Wet by Nevil Shute

In The Wet


It is the wet season in the Australian outback. Drunk and delirious, an old ex-pilot known as “Pisspot Stevie” lies dying in a remote cabin in the Queensland bush.