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  1. What Happened in 1953 Important News and Events, Key Technology and Popular Culture Cost of Living 1953 - How Much things cost. Portable and battery operated. Safe for children. No wires, no plugs. Iran --- Nationalization in Iran. May 1951 - Britain imposes an embargo on Iranian oil and bans the ...

  2. 23 de mar. de 2022 · 1953 Top Movies (USA box office figures): 1. The Robe – $17.5 million 2. From Here to Eternity – $12.2 million 3. Shane – $8 million 4. How to Marry a Millionaire – $7.3 million 5. Peter Pan – $6 million Life in 1953 – World Leaders Winston Churchill UK Prime Minister Australia Prime Minister – Robert Menzies

  3. In 1953, the most popular baby names for girls were Linda, Deborah, Patricia, Susan, and Barbara. Today, the most popular names are Olivia, Emma, Amelia, Ava, Sophia, Charlotte, Isabella, Mia, Luna, and Harper. The average life expectancy at birth in the U.S. was 73.9 years. The most popular holiday gifts included Scrabble and the wiffle ball.

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    Singin’ in the Rain

    Today, we don’t see movies using the songs that have already been used in the previous movies. But the 1950s was a different era. In 1953, the famous film “Singin’ in the Rain” wasn’t the only film to feature its title song. It was also debuted in The Hollywood Revue (1929) and was featured in several other films.

    The Crucible

    The Crucible, a popular play by an American playwright Arthur Miller was premiered in 1953. The play was a dramatized and fictionalized (most of it) story of the Salem witch trials, which took place during 1692–93 in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

    Popular Movies of ’53

    The popular movies of that era include the following: 1. The Wild One 2. The Band Wagon 3. The War of the Worlds 4. Shane, Stalag 17 5. Beat the Devil 6. Shane 7. The Robe 8. Roman Holiday 9. The Bigamist 10. Julius Caesar 11. The Big Heat 12. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 13. The Robe 14. Niagara 15. Peter Pan 16. Pickup on South Street 17. The Naked Spur 18. House of Wax

    Cincinnati Reds Changed Their Name

    Cincinnati Reds changed their name to Cincinnati Redlegs from 1953 to 1958 because they were afraid that people don’t think of them as communists or don’t associate them with communism.

    World Series Champions

    New York Yankees defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers.

    NBA Champions

    Minneapolis Lakers defeated the New York Knickerbockers.

    The Sales of Black Leather Jackets Boosted

    After the film “The Wild One” was released, the sales of black leather jackets and motorcycles reached new heights. This movie starred the famous Marlon Brando.

    First Issue of Playboy Magazine

    December of 1953 was the time when Playboy was first introduced to the public. However, it was undated. Want to know the reason why? Because Hugh Hefner wasn’t even sure if there ever will be a second issue. This magazine featured a centerfold nude photograph of Marilyn Monroe. 54,175 copies of Playboy magazine were sold at 0.50 USD each.

    Miss America

    Neva Jane Langley, born on January 23, 1933, was the 26thMiss America of the year 1953. Also, she became the first-ever Miss Georgia to win the crown.

    Most popular TV shows The most popular TV shows in the year 1953 were: 1. I Love Lucy (CBS) 2. Dragnet (NBC) 3. Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts (CBS) 4. You Bet Your Life (NBC) 5. The Milton Berle Show (NBC) 6. Arthur Godfrey and his Friends (CBS) 7. Ford Theatre (NBC) 8. The Jackie Gleason Show ((CBS) 9. Fireside Theatre (NBC) 10. The Colgate Comed...

    News of Stalin’s Death

    The (future) rock pioneer Johnny Cash was the first radio operator to announce the news of Stalin’s death. He was serving with the United States Air Force in Germany in 1953.

    First Transgender American Woman

    Today, people are accepting transgender and gays, and they also have rights in the USA. Back then, all this wasn’t as common as it is now. Christine Jorgensen, the first transgender American woman, traveled to Denmark to perform a sex-change operation. When she returned to New York in 1953, she became an instant celebrity. Although many jokes on her were made, including “Christine went abroad, and came back a broad,” she never bothered and was happy with herself.

    The Word “Frenemy”

    The word “frenemy” was first used in a modern way in the 1953 article “Howz about calling the Russians our Frienemies?”It was written by a gossip columnist, Walter Winchel,for Nevada State Journal.

    Hank Williams’ Death

    Hank Williams, known as the most significant music artist of all time, was died due to a heart attack on January 1, 1953. The result of the original autopsy indicated that Williams’ heart failure was caused by the combination of drugs, including morphine, alcohol, and chloral hydrate.

    Modern Speed Bump

    The Nobel Prize-winning chancellor of Washington University, the Nobel Prize-winning chancellor of Washington University, was annoyed by how people drive fast through the campus. To fight this problem, he designed the modern speed bump. Thanks to this innovation, that stopped many young adults from showing off their fast cars at the campus.

    First James Bond Novel

    The first James Bond novel, Casino Royale, was published by Ian Fleming in 1953.

    The First Draft of Fahrenheit 451

    The first draft of Fahrenheit 451 was written by Ray Bradbury on a coin-operated typewriter in the basement of the UCLA library. He was charged 10¢ for 30 minutes, spending a total amount of $9.80 at the machine.

    Following is the list of most popular books at that time: 1. Battle Cry by Leon M. Uris 2. Beyond This Place by A. J. Cronin 3. Casino Royale by Ian Fleming 4. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis 5. The Crucible by Arthur Miller. 6. Desirée by Annemarie Selinko 7. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury 8. From Here to Eternity by James...

    Popular Music Artists

    Following is the list of some biggest pop music artists of 1953: 1. Ames Brothers 2. B. King 3. The Clovers 4. Dean Martin 5. The Dominoes 6. Eddie Fisher 7. Frank Sinatra 8. Joe Turner 9. Joni James 10. Kay Starr 11. Les Baxter 12. Les Paul & Mary Ford 13. Nat ‘King’ Cole 14. The Orioles 15. Patti Page 16. Percy Faith 17. Perry Como 18. Ruth Brown 19. Stan Freberg 20. Teresa Brewer 21. Tony Bennett

    Vaya con Dios

    Vaya con Dios, translating to May God Be With You, is a pop song written by Larry Russel, Buddy Pepper, and Inez James. It was recorded in December 1952, but Les Paul and Mary Ford had a #1 recording of the song in the year 1953. It was chosen as one of the Top 100 Western songs of all time by Members of the Western Writers of America. Also, this 1953 recording of the song Vaya con Dios was inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame.

  4. 5 de nov. de 2016 · 1953 specifically saw many events centering on this conflict: executed spies, government changeovers, and the power struggle after the death of Joseph Stalin, and an uprising in Eastern Germany. The world population measured just 2.66 billion. Out of the 3.95 babies born in the United States in 1953, many of them were named Robert or Mary.