1953

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1953 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1953
MCMLIII
Ab urbe condita 2706
Armenian calendar 1402
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Assyrian calendar 6703
Bahá'í calendar 109–110
Balinese saka calendar 1874–1875
Bengali calendar 1360
Berber calendar 2903
British Regnal year 1  Eliz. 2   2  Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar 2497
Burmese calendar 1315
Byzantine calendar 7461–7462
Chinese calendar 壬辰(Water  Dragon)
4649 or 4589
     to 
癸巳年 (Water  Snake)
4650 or 4590
Coptic calendar 1669–1670
Discordian calendar 3119
Ethiopian calendar 1945–1946
Hebrew calendar 5713–5714
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2009–2010
 - Shaka Samvat 1874–1875
 - Kali Yuga 5053–5054
Holocene calendar 11953
Igbo calendar 953–954
Iranian calendar 1331–1332
Islamic calendar 1372–1373
Japanese calendar Shōwa 28
(昭和28年)
Javanese calendar 1884–1885
Juche calendar 42
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4286
Minguo calendar ROC 42
民國42年
Nanakshahi calendar 485
Thai solar calendar 2496
Tibetan calendar 阳水龙年
(male Water-Dragon)
2079 or 1698 or 926
     to 
阴水蛇年
(female Water-Snake)
2080 or 1699 or 927

1953 ( MCMLIII ) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar , the 1953rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 953rd year of the 2nd millennium , the 53rd year of the 20th century , and the 4th year of the 1950s decade.

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Roman numerals are a numeral system that originated in ancient Rome and remained the usual way of writing numbers throughout Europe well into the Late Middle Ages. Numbers in this system are represented by combinations of letters from the Latin alphabet. Modern usage employs seven symbols, each with a fixed integer value:

A common year is a calendar year with 365 days, as distinguished from a leap year, which has 366. More generally, a common year is one without intercalation. The Gregorian calendar,, employs both common years and leap years to keep the calendar aligned with the tropical year, which does not contain an exact number of days.

A common year starting on Thursday is any non-leap year that begins on Thursday, 1 January, and ends on Thursday, 31 December. Its dominical letter hence is D. The most recent year of such kind was 2015 and the next one will be 2026 in the Gregorian calendar or, likewise, 2010 and 2021 in the obsolete Julian calendar, see below for more. This common year contains the most Friday the 13ths; specifically, the months of February, March, and November. Leap years starting on Sunday share this characteristic. From February until March in this type of year is also the shortest period that occurs within a Friday the 13th.

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Events

January

January 20: Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States, inaugurated. Dwight D. Eisenhower, official Presidential portrait.jpg
January 20: Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States, inaugurated.

January 5 is the fifth day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 360 days remain until the end of the year.

Samuel Beckett Nobel-winning modernist Irish novelist, playwright, short story writer, translator and poet

Samuel Barclay Beckett was an Irish novelist, playwright, short story writer, theatre director, poet, and literary translator. A resident of Paris for most of his adult life, he wrote in both English and French.

<i>Waiting for Godot</i> play by Samuel Beckett

Waiting for Godot is a play by Samuel Beckett, in which two characters, Vladimir (Didi) and Estragon (Gogo), wait for the arrival of someone named Godot who never arrives, and while waiting they engage in a variety of discussions and encounter three other characters. Waiting for Godot is Beckett's translation of his own original French-language play, En attendant Godot, and is subtitled "a tragicomedy in two acts". The original French text was composed between 9 October 1948 and 29 January 1949. The premiere, directed by Roger Blin, was on 5 January 1953 at the Théâtre de Babylone, Paris. The English-language version premiered in London in 1955. In a poll conducted by the British Royal National Theatre in 1990, it was voted the "most significant English language play of the 20th century".

February

February 1 is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 333 days remain until the end of the year.

North Sea flood of 1953 Late January-early February 1953 North sea flood storm

The 1953 North Sea flood was a major flood caused by a heavy storm that occurred on the night of Saturday, 31 January 1953 and morning of Sunday, 1 February 1953. The floods struck the Netherlands, Belgium, England and Scotland.

February 3 is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 331 days remain until the end of the year.

March

April

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April 25: DNA double helix described.

May

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May 29: Mount Everest conquered.

June

June 2: Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom, crowned. Elizabeth II waves from the palace balcony after the Coronation, 1953.jpg
June 2: Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom, crowned.
June 19: Julius and Ethel Rosenberg executed. Julius and Ethel Rosenberg NYWTS.jpg
June 19: Julius and Ethel Rosenberg executed.

July

August

September

October

November

December

December 30: Ramon Magsaysay, 7th President of the Philippines, inaugurated. Ramon-Magsaysay-01.jpg
December 30: Ramon Magsaysay, 7th President of the Philippines, inaugurated.

Date unknown

Births

January

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Gary Johnson
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Pat Benatar
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Desi Arnaz Jr.
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Jeffrey Epstein
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Paul Allen
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Anders Fogh Rasmussen

February

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Mary Steenburgen
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Cristina Fernández de Kirchner
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Michael Bolton
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José María Aznar
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Ian Khama

March

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Ron Jeremy
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Isabelle Huppert
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Lenín Moreno
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Chaka Khan

April

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Guy Verhofstadt
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Linda Martin
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Rick Moranis

May

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Tony Blair
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Alex Van Halen
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Norodom Sihamoni
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Pierce Brosnan
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Danny Elfman

June

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Johnny Clegg
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Ivo Sanader
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Tim Allen
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Lesley Nicol
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Benazir Bhutto
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Cyndi Lauper

July

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Sangay Ngedup
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Lawrence Gonzi
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Leon Spinks
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Mindy Sterling
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Jean Bertrand-Aristide
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Mila Mulroney
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Najib Abdul Razak

August

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Hulk Hogan
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Carlos Mesa
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James Horner
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Wolfgang Hohlbein
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Martin Manley
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Peter Horton
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Marcia Clark

September

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Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs
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Tommy Shaw

October

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Tico Torres
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Greg Evigan
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Tito Jackson
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Robert Picardo

November

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Andrés Manuel López Obrador
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Dominique de Villepin
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Steve Bannon
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Boris Grebenshchikov

December

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Kim Basinger
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John Malkovich
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Bill Pullman
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Leonel Fernández
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Thomas Bach

Date unknown

Deaths

January

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Hank Williams
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James Scullin

February

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Iuliu Maniu
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Francesco Saverio Nitti

March

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Joseph Stalin
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Klement Gottwald
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Jim Thorpe

April

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King Carol II of Romania
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Stanisław Wojciechowski

May

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Django Reinhardt
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Damaso Berenguer

June

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Norman Ross

July

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Dumarsais Estime

August

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Jānis Mendriks

September

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Mary Brewster Hazelton
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Edwin Hubble

October

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Hjalmar Hammarskjold

November

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Louise DeKoven Bowen
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Eugene O'Neill

December

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Şükrü Saracoğlu

Nobel Prizes

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Related Research Articles

1952 Year

1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1952nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 952nd year of the 2nd millennium, the 52nd year of the 20th century, and the 3rd year of the 1950s decade.

1947 Year

1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1947th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 947th year of the 2nd millennium, the 47th year of the 20th century, and the 8th year of the 1940s decade.

1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1951st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 951st year of the 2nd millennium, the 51st year of the 20th century, and the 2nd year of the 1950s decade.

1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1949th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 949th year of the 2nd millennium, the 49th year of the 20th century, and the 10th and last year of the 1940s decade.

1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1931st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 931st year of the 2nd millennium, the 31st year of the 20th century, and the 2nd year of the 1930s decade.

1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1948th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 948th year of the 2nd millennium, the 48th year of the 20th century, and the 9th year of the 1940s decade.

1939 Year

1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1939th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 939th year of the 2nd millennium, the 39th year of the 20th century, and the 10th and last year of the 1930s decade. This year also marks the start of the Second World War, the largest and deadliest conflict in human history.

1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1943rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 943rd year of the 2nd millennium, the 43rd year of the 20th century, and the 4th year of the 1940s decade.

1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1946th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 946th year of the 2nd millennium, the 46th year of the 20th century, and the 7th year of the 1940s decade.

1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1941st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 941st year of the 2nd millennium, the 41st year of the 20th century, and the 2nd year of the 1940s decade.

1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1961st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 961st year of the 2nd millennium, the 61st year of the 20th century, and the 2nd year of the 1960s decade. As MAD Magazine pointed out on its cover for the March 1961 issue, this was the first "upside-up" year — i.e., one in which the numerals that form the year look the same as when the numerals are rotated upside down, a strobogrammatic number — since 1881. The next such year will be 6009.

1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1956th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 956th year of the 2nd millennium, the 56th year of the 20th century, and the 7th year of the 1950s decade.

1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1936th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 936th year of the 2nd millennium, the 36th year of the 20th century, and the 7th year of the 1930s decade.

1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1966th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 966th year of the 2nd millennium, the 66th year of the 20th century, and the 7th year of the 1960s decade.

1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1991st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 991st year of the 2nd millennium, the 91st year of the 20th century, and the 2nd year of the 1990s decade.

1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar, the 1921st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 921st year of the 2nd millennium, the 21st year of the 20th century, and the 2nd year of the 1920s decade. As of the start of 1921, the Gregorian calendar was 13 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.

1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1970th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 970th year of the 2nd millennium, the 70th year of the 20th century, and the 1st year of the 1970s decade.

1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1955th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 955th year of the 2nd millennium, the 55th year of the 20th century, and the 6th year of the 1950s decade.

1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1925th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 925th year of the 2nd millennium, the 25th year of the 20th century, and the 6th year of the 1920s decade.

1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1954th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 954th year of the 2nd millennium, the 54th year of the 20th century, and the 5th year of the 1950s decade.

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