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April 9th, 1953.

April 9th, 1953, was a Thursday. It was day 99 of 1953. The decade was the 1950s.

69 years, 1 months and 9 days have passed since April 9th, 1953.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.

Birthdays

Born on April 9th, 1953.

People who were born on this exact date.

Music charts

Top song: April 9th, 1953

The best-selling single on April 9th, 1953 was "The Doggie in the Window" by Patti Page.

Play the top hits 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.

Take me back to April 9th, 1953!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is April 9th, 1953 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. The summer of 1953 is drawing closer and temperatures have started to rise.

In music, the song "The Doggie in the Window" by Patti Page is the best-selling record at the moment. Dwight David Eisenhower is currently 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 "Space Patrol", "The Cisco Kid", "Beulah" and "Sky King".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Tom and Jerry", "Crusader Rabbit" and "Adventures of Superman". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Foto-Electric Baseball, Toy Guns, Butch the Pup Toy and Feed the Elephant.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on April 9th, 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 Chancellor Konrad Adenauer was named as the 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 during this period of time. The prank involved large groups of male students "raiding" the living quarters of their female counterparts. Panties were then stolen as as proof that the raid had been successful. These "raids" became popular 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.

    During the 1950s, it became a fad to wear wide unrestricted felt skirts called "poodle skirts". These skirts consisted of a solid color 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 period of time, the Korean War was being fought between South Korea and North Korea.

  • Greasers.

    Greasers.

    During the 1950s and early 1960s, a popular youth subculture called "greasers" emerged. The style included greased-back hairstyles, work pants and denim or leather jackets.

  • The Jukebox.

    The Jukebox.

    During this period, the jukebox was at the height of its popularity. Around this time, teenagers and young adults would hang out at local restaurants and diners and listen to the latest songs.

  • Men are getting "DA haircuts".

    Men are getting "DA haircuts".

    During the 1950s, "DA haircuts" were popular among men. The cut consisted of a combed back hair style that was parted down the middle at the back. "DA" stood for "Ducks Ass", which is what many people liked to call the style.

  • Sock hops are popular.

    Sock hops are popular.

    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.

    During the 1950s, 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.

    During the 1950s, people were using rotary phones. It was during this period that the heavier metal dial components were phased out and replaced with plastic.

  • More and more people are buying television sets.

    More and more people are buying television sets.

    In the late 1940s and 1950s, more and more households were buying TV sets. In 1950, 20% of homes had a television set. 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 during this period of time 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.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 69 years, 1 months and 9 days have passed since April 9th, 1953.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 15 of 1953.
  • Leap Year: 1953 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on April 9th, 1953, will be 69 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1953 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.
Events

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around April 9th, 1953.

  • March 24th, 1953: Queen Mary, the Queen's grandmother, passes away at the age of 85.
  • March 26th, 1953: American virologist Jonas Salk announces one of the first successful polio vaccines.
  • March 28th, 1953: American athlete Jim Thorpe passes away at the age of 65.
  • March 29th, 1953: 33 people lose their lives in a fire at the Littlefield Nursing Home in Largo, Florida.
  • March 31st, 1953: The funeral of Queen Mary, the Queen's grandmother, takes place at Windsor Castle.
  • March 31st, 1953: English serial killer John Christie is arrested by police.
  • This date: April 9th, 1953
  • April 13th, 1953: Casino Royale: The first James Bond book is published by British author Ian Fleming.
  • April 16th, 1953: 35 people die after a Habar Corporation factory in Chicago catches fire following an explosion.
  • April 23rd, 1953: The western film "Shane" is released.
  • May 1st, 1953: Soccer: Arsenal win the First Division title after beating Burnley 3-2 in the final game of the season.
  • May 2nd, 1953: Soccer: A late goal from Bill Perry helps Blackpool to secure a 4-3 victory over Bolton Wanderers in the 1953 FA Cup Final.

Personality traits.

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Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 9th, 1953, will have the star sign Aries.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Pisces.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1953 was the year of the Snake (Yin Earth).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 22.
  • Native American Zodiac: April 9th, 1953 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.
  • Birth flower (April): The Daisy and the Sweet Pea.

Photos of 1950s fashion.

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1950s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

TV shows from April, 1953.

I Married Joan
I Married Joan
Comedy about the scatterbrained wife of judge Bradley Stevens.

Our Miss Brooks
Our Miss Brooks
Sitcom about a high school teacher called Constance "Connie" Brooks.

My Little Margie
My Little Margie
Comedy series about 21-year-old Margie Albright and her widowed father Charles Farrell.

The Roy Rogers Show
The Roy Rogers Show
American Western television series about a ranch owner called Roy Rogers.

I Love Lucy
I Love Lucy
Sitcom starring Lucille Ball.

Sky King
Sky King
Western series starring Kirby Grant, Gloria Winters and Ron Hagerthy.

Racket Squad
Racket Squad
Crime drama starring Reed Hadley as Captain John Braddock.

The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program
25-minute-long situation comedy series that broadcast on CBS.

The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
TV series that broadcast on CBS.

You Bet Your Life
You Bet Your Life
Comedy quiz series hosted by Groucho Marx.

Beulah
Beulah
Comedy series starring Hattie McDaniel as Beulah Brown.

The Colgate Comedy Hour
The Colgate Comedy Hour
Comedy-musical that featured various comedians and entertainers.

The Cisco Kid
The Cisco Kid
American Western drama series starring Duncan Renaldo.

The Gene Autry Show
The Gene Autry Show
Cowboy TV series starring Gene Autry.

Space Patrol
Space Patrol
Sci-fi series starring Ed Kemmer and Lyn Osborn.

What's My Line?
What's My Line?
Panel game show.

The Lone Ranger
The Lone Ranger
American Western drama TV series.

The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show
Variety 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 April 9th, 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

Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes

Toys

Popular toys and games in 1953.

Toys and games that were popular on this date 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 this date?

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out April 9th, 1959 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on April 9th.

Hugh Hefner

Adult magazine publisher. Deceased
Born on April 9th, 1926
He turned 27 on this day in 1953.

Kristen Stewart

Actress.
Born on April 9th, 1990
She was born exactly 37 years after this date.

Lil Nas X

Rapper.
Born on April 9th, 1999
He was born exactly 46 years after this date.

Holidays

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 9th of April.

  • Occupation of Denmark (Denmark)
USA

US President.

Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on April 9th, 1953.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Winston Churchill was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on April 9th, 1953.

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 April 9th, 1953 was most likely conceived around July 17th, 1952.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 9th, 1953 is close to December 31st, 1953.

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Stats for April 9th, 1953

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about April 9th, 1953.

  • A total of 25,242 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,606 weeks have passed.
  • 2,180,905,200 seconds have passed since the April 9th, 1953.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,544,389,400 times.
  • Since April 9th, 1953, the earth has travelled approximately 1,125,347,083,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 363,484,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 187,557,847 steps. That's about 83,359 miles!
  • Since this date, 26,170,862 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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