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January 20, 1953

January 20, 1953, was a Tuesday. It was the 20th day of 1953. The decade was the fifties.

71 years, 1 month, and 16 days have passed since January 20, 1953.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aquarius.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on January 20, 1953:

  • Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes the 34th President of the United States.
Birthdays

Born on January 20, 1953

People who were born on this exact date:

Music charts

Top song: January 20, 1953

The best-selling single on January 20, 1953 was "Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes" by Perry Como.

Play the top songs from 1953
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1953. Take a trip back to the days of Perry Como, Eddie Fisher, Patti Page and Tony Bennett.

Facts

This date was 25,977 days ago. Approximately 866 months have passed. It was the 20th day of 1953, in week 04. The decade was the fifties. People born on this day are currently 71 years old and belong to the Baby Boomer generation. 289 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to January 20, 1953

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

It is Tuesday, January 20, 1953. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Aquarius. The holiday season of 1952 seems like a distant memory. New year's resolutions are already being abandoned, and many are eagerly awaiting their first paycheck after Christmas

In music, the song "Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes" by Perry Como is the best-selling record at the moment. Dwight David Eisenhower is the President of the United States, and Winston Churchill is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. In fashion, women are sporting the popular "The New Look" by Christian Dior. This formal style includes rounded shoulders, a full-skirted silhouette and a tight waist. Meanwhile, men are beginning to follow a new "Teddy Boy" trend that involves greased-back hair, extremely narrow trousers and velvet-collared jackets.

In Asia, the Korean War is raging on between South Korea and North Korea. Because it's 1953, radio stations and jukeboxes are playing songs from singers such as Percy Faith, Les Paul, Mary Ford, Patti Page, Eddie Fisher, the Ames Brothers, Teresa Brewer, Les Baxter and Perry Como. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Suspense", "Beulah", "I Love Lucy", and "The Roy Rogers Show".

Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Tom and Jerry", "Crusader Rabbit", and "Adventures of Superman". Popular toys at the moment include Tonka trucks, Tiny Tears (doll), Butch the Pup Toy, and Pitchin' Pal.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on January 20, 1953.

  • Movies from 1953.

    Movies from 1953

    The most popular movies of 1953 included the likes of The Robe, This Is Cinerama, From Here to Eternity, Shane, How to Marry a Millionaire, Peter Pan and House of Wax.
  • 1953 in music.

    1953 in music

    The radio stations in 1953 were dominated by artists such as Percy Faith, Les Paul & Mary Ford, Patti Page, Eddie Fisher, the Ames Brothers, Teresa Brewer, Les Baxter and Perry Como.
  • Konrad Adenauer.

    Konrad Adenauer

    West Germany's Chancellor Konrad Adenauer was named Time Person of the Year in 1953.
  • Panty raids are all the rage on college campuses.

    Panty raids are all the rage on college campuses

    Panty raids were a popular college prank at the time. Large groups of male students would "raid" the living quarters of their female counterparts and then steal their underwear as proof that the raid had been successful. These raids took place during a time when colleges had curfews and men were forbidden from entering female dormitories.
  • Poodle skirts are a thing.

    Poodle skirts are a thing

    Women and young girls were wearing wide, unrestricted felt skirts called "poodle skirts." These were solid-colored skirts that had a design or a logo. In many cases, the design was an image of a poodle or a cat.
  • The Korean War.

    The Korean War

    During this time, the Korean War was being fought between South Korea and North Korea.
  • Greasers.

    Greasers

    A youth subculture called "greasers" emerged during the 1950s and early 1960s. The style included greased-back hairstyles, work pants, and denim or leather jackets.
  • The Jukebox.

    The Jukebox

    The jukebox was at the height of its popularity. Teenagers and young adults would often hang out at local restaurants and diners and listen to the latest songs.
  • Men are getting "DA haircuts".

    Men are getting "DA haircuts"

    The "DA haircut" was extremely popular among men. The cut consisted of a combed-back hairstyle that was parted down the middle at the back. "DA" stood for "Duck's Ass," which is what many people liked to call the style.
  • Sock hops.

    Sock hops

    Sock hops were informal dance events for teenagers. The name originated from the fact that many of these dances required participants to remove their shoes. This is because sock hops were often held in high school gymnasiums, and the organizers didn't want scuff marks on the floors.
  • Capitalism vs Communism.

    Capitalism vs Communism

    The ideological clash between capitalism and communism heated up during the 1950s. It was during this period that a "Cold War" started between the United States and the Soviet Union. In the US, there were fears that Soviet spies had infiltrated all parts of society, including Hollywood.
  • The economy is booming.

    The economy is booming

    The world was recovering from World War II. Many countries witnessed an economic boom during this decade. Unemployment was low, consumerism increased, mortgages were cheap, and governments started to invest in infrastructure such as highways. For many, this was the "golden age" of the economy.
  • Rotary phones.

    Rotary phones

    Almost everyone had rotary phones in the 1950s. However, the heavier metal dial components were being phased out and replaced with plastic.
  • More and more people are buying television sets.

    More and more people are buying television sets

    More and more households were buying TV sets. In 1950, 20% of homes had a television. By the end of the decade, that figure had risen to 90%.
  • Polio cases are high.

    Polio cases are high

    Cases of Polio were particularly high, and outbreaks were common. In the United States, the disease peaked in 1952, with nearly 60,000 cases and 3,145 deaths. It wasn't until 1955 that a national immunization program started and cases began to drop.

Personality traits

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to January 20, 1953.

  • December 25, 1952: Queen Elizabeth makes her first Christmas speech.
  • December 28, 1952: NFL: The Detroit Lions defeat the Cleveland Browns 17-7 to win the 1952 NFL Championship Game.
  • January 1, 1953: Singer Hank Williams dies from heart failure at the age of 29.
  • January 7, 1953: US President Harry Truman announces that the country has developed the first hydrogen bomb.
  • January 14, 1953: Marshal Josip Broz Tito becomes the new President of Yugoslavia.
  • January 15, 1953: East Germany's first Minister of Foreign Affairs, Georg Dertinger, is arrested on espionage charges.
  • January 19, 1953: 44 million Americans tune in to the TV show "I Love Lucy" to watch Lucy giving birth.
  • This date: January 20, 1953
  • January 28, 1953: Derek Bentley is executed for the murder of Police Constable Sidney Miles.
  • January 31, 1953:
    • The North Sea flood of 1953 kills 2,551 people in the Netherlands, Belgium and the United Kingdom.
    • 133 people lose their lives after a car ferry sinks in the Irish Sea.
  • February 5, 1953:
    • The animated film "Peter Pan" is released by Walt Disney.
    • Sweet rationing in the United Kingdom comes to an end.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 20, 1953, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1953 was the year of the Snake (Yin Earth).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 20, 1953 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Birth flower (January): The Carnation and the Snowdrop.

1950s fashion

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

1950s fashion

Television shows

TV series on January 20, 1953

People in January 1953 were watching the following TV series:

TV shows from January 1953.

I Married Joan
I Married Joan
Our Miss Brooks
Our Miss Brooks
My Little Margie
My Little Margie
The Roy Rogers Show
The Roy Rogers Show
I Love Lucy
I Love Lucy
Sky King
Sky King
Racket Squad
Racket Squad
The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
You Bet Your Life
You Bet Your Life
Beulah
Beulah
The Colgate Comedy Hour
The Colgate Comedy Hour
The Cisco Kid
The Cisco Kid
The Gene Autry Show
The Gene Autry Show
Space Patrol
Space Patrol
What's My Line?
What's My Line?
The Lone Ranger
The Lone Ranger
Suspense
Suspense
The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show

Cars in 1953

1953 saw the introduction of cars such as the Chevrolet 150, the Cadillac Eldorado, the Volvo Duett, the Opel Rekord, the Buick Skylark, and the Fiat 1100.

Cars in 1953.

Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on January 20, 1953

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1953:

Adventures of Superman
Adventures of Superman
Crusader Rabbit
Crusader Rabbit
Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry

Toys

Popular toys and games in 1953

Toys and games that were popular in 1953:

Roy Rogers Plastic Figures
Roy Rogers Plastic Figures
Mr. Potato Head
Mr. Potato Head
Feed the Elephant
Feed the Elephant
Pitchin' Pal
Pitchin' Pal
Colorforms
Colorforms
Butch the Pup Toy
Butch the Pup Toy
BAS-KET Miniature Basketball
BAS-KET Miniature Basketball
Tiny Tears (doll)
Tiny Tears (doll)
Spinning Tops
Spinning Tops
Toy Guns
Toy Guns
Foto-Electric Baseball
Foto-Electric Baseball
Tonka trucks
Tonka trucks
Dimestore soldiers
Dimestore soldiers

Were you born on January 20, 1953?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1953.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out January 20, 1959, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on January 20.

Bill Maher

Bill Maher

Talkshow host
Born on January 20, 1956
He was born exactly 3 years after this date.

James Denton

James Denton

Actor
Born on January 20, 1963
He was born exactly 10 years after this date.

Rainn Wilson

Rainn Wilson

Actor
Born on January 20, 1966
He was born exactly 13 years after this date.

Nicky Wire

Nicky Wire

Manic Street Preachers
Born on January 20, 1969
He was born exactly 16 years after this date.

Gary Barlow

Gary Barlow

Singer
Born on January 20, 1971
He was born exactly 18 years after this date.

Evan Peters

Evan Peters

Actor
Born on January 20, 1987
He was born exactly 34 years after this date.

Blueface

Blueface

Rapper
Born on January 20, 1997
He was born exactly 44 years after this date.

USA

US President

Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on January 20, 1953.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Winston Churchill was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Éamon de Valera was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 20, 1953 was most likely conceived around April 29, 1952.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 20, 1953 is close to October 13, 1953.

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Stats for January 20, 1953

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about January 20, 1953:

  • 25,977 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,711 weeks have passed.
  • 2,244,412,800 seconds have passed since January 20, 1953.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,618,481,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 1,158,117,004,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 374,068,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 193,019,501 steps. That's roughly 85,786 miles!
  • Since this date, 26,932,954 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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