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1953


Jan
1
Death of Hank WilliamsDeath of Hank Williams (1953)Top 10 Country Songs of All Time

6
Birthday of Malcolm YoungBirthday of Malcolm Young (1953).Top 10 AC/DC Songs
Top 10 Signature Rock Moves

10
Birthday of Bobby Rahal Birthday of Bobby Rahal (1953)Race Car Legend Bobby Rahal Talks Driving

21
Birthday of Paul Allen Birthday of Paul Allen (1953)Microsoft History: Windows, Office, IE and Xbox 360

22
Birthday of Jim JarmuschBirthday of Jim Jarmusch (1953)Top 10 Independent Filmmakers

22
Release: The Crucible premieresThe Crucible premieres (1953)Top 10 Notes: The Crucible

Feb
5
Peter Pan is releasedDisney animated movie Peter Pan is released in America (1953)Peter Pan: Movie History
Top 10 Animated Disney Villains
Top 10 Movie Characters That Can Fly
Top 10 Fictional Islands in Movies and TV

Mar
1
Joseph Stalin suffers a stroke, collapses, dies four days later Joseph Stalin suffers a stroke and collapses. He dies four days later (1953)Joseph Stalin: Biography of the Communist Soviet Dictator

5
Death of Joseph StalinDeath of Joseph Stalin (1953)Joseph Stalin: Biography of the Communist Soviet Dictator
Top 10 Influential Communist Leaders
Top 10 Ruthless Dictators

12
Birthday of Ron JeremyBirthday of Ron Jeremy (1953)Top 10 Celebrity Mustaches

Apr
25
Discovery of the double helix structure of DNA was publishedTop Ten List of the Greatest Medical Breakthroughs in HistoryTop 10 Medical Breakthroughs

28
Birthday of Kim GordonBirthday of Kim Gordon (1953)Top 10 Underground Music Groups
Top 10 Grunge Bands (REDUX)

May
8
Birthday of Alex Van Halen Birthday of Alex Van Halen (1953)Van Halen: History of the Hard Rock Band

16
Birth of Pierce Brosnan.Birth of Pierce Brosnan. This Irish actor is best known for his portrayal of James Bond.Top 10 James Bond Movies

24
Birthday of Alfred MolinaBirthday of Alfred Molina (1953)Top 10 Supervillain Portrayals in Movies

29
Birth of Danny Elfman.Birth of Danny Elfman. He is an American composer best known for The Simpsons and Batman themes. He is also best known for working with director Tim Burton.Top 10 Iconic Instrumental Film Scores

Jun
1
Birthday of David BerkowitzBirthday of David Berkowitz, also known as the Son of Sam killer (1953)Top 10 Infamous Serial Killers in America (REDUX)

2
The coronation of Queen Elizabeth IIThe coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, the first major international event to be televised (1953)Queen Elizabeth II Biography: Coronation to Diamond Jubilee

4
Release: Julius CaesarRelease of the film Julius Caesar (1953)Top 10 Sword and Sandal Movies

Jul
1
Release: Stalag 17 is releasedStalag 17 is released (1953).Top 10 Prison Escape Films

26
Fidel Castro triggers the Cuban RevolutionFidel Castro leads an unsuccessful attack on the Moncada Barracks, thus beginning the Cuban Revolution. The movement took the name of the date: 26th of July Movement (1953)Fidel Castro: Life of the Cuban Leader

27
The Korean War endsThe Korean War ends (1953)Top 10 Armies of All Time

28
Burger King is founded as Insta-Burger KingBurger King is founded as Insta-Burger King in Jacksonville, Florida (1953)Top 10 American Fast Food Chains
Top 10 Fast Food Mascots

29
Birthday of Geddy LeeBirthday of Geddy Lee from Rush (1953).Top 10 Rock Bassists
Top 10 Trio Bands in Rock
Top 10 Instrumental Songs: Classic Rock and Roll

Aug
11
Birthday of Hulk HoganBirthday of Hulk Hogan (1953)Top 10 Hulk Hogan Moments
Top 10 Wrestlers
Top 10 Wrestling Catchphrases
Top 10 Celebrity Mustaches

19
Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh is arrested in coup d'etatIranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh is arrested in an American and British coordinated coup d'etatIran History: 20th Century and Beyond

27
Birthday of Rush's Alex LifesonBirthday of Rush's Alex Lifeson (1953).Top 10 Instrumental Songs: Classic Rock and Roll

Sep
28
Death of American astronomer Edwin HubbleLearn more about important firsts and events in the history of space explorationSpace Race: 20th Century Timeline and Firsts

Dec
9
Birthday of John MalkovichBirthday of John Malkovich (1953)Top 10 Actors Who Always Play Villains

17
Birthday of Bill PullmanBirthday of Bill Pullman (1953)Top 10 Fictional Movie Presidents