April 18th, 1953

April 18th, 1953, fell on a Saturday. It was day 108 of 1953. The decade was the 1950s.

68 years, 0 months and 3 days have passed since April 18th, 1953.


Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Rick Moranis: Actor.


Top song: April 18th, 1953

The best-selling single on this exact date.

  • The most popular song on April 18th, 1953 was "The Doggie in the Window" by Patti Page.

Take Me Back!

The date is April 18th, 1953 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

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 "Beulah", "The Jack Benny Program", "The Roy Rogers Show" and "My Little Margie". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Tom and Jerry", "Crusader Rabbit" and "Adventures of Superman". Popular toys include the likes of "Mr. Potato Head".


News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on April 18th, 1953.

  • Korean War.

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

  • Konrad Adenauer.

    West Germany Chancellor Konrad Adenauer was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1953.

  • 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.

  • 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 68 years, 0 months and 3 days have passed since April 18th, 1953.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 16 of 1953.
  • Leap Year: 1953 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on April 18th, 1953, will be 68 years of age.
  • People born in 1953 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around April 18th, 1953:

  • March 24th, 1953: Queen Mary, the Queen's grandmother, passes away at the age of 85.
  • March 28th, 1953: American athlete Jim Thorpe passes away at the age of 65.
  • 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 18th, 1953
  • 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.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 18th, 1953, will have the star sign Aries.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (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).
  • Native American Zodiac: April 18th, 1953 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would have been watching around this time.

  • I Married Joan - Comedy about the scatterbrained wife of judge Bradley Stevens.
  • Our Miss Brooks - Sitcom about a high school teacher called Constance "Connie" Brooks.
  • My Little Margie - Comedy series about 21-year-old Margie Albright and her widowed father Charles Farrell.
  • The Roy Rogers Show - American Western television series about a ranch owner called Roy Rogers.
  • I Love Lucy - Sitcom starring Lucille Ball.
  • Sky King - Western series starring Kirby Grant, Gloria Winters and Ron Hagerthy.
  • Racket Squad - Crime drama starring Reed Hadley as Captain John Braddock.
  • The Jack Benny Program - 25-minute-long situation comedy series that broadcast on CBS.
  • The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show - TV series that broadcast on CBS.
  • You Bet Your Life - Comedy quiz series hosted by Groucho Marx.
  • Beulah - Comedy series starring Hattie McDaniel as Beulah Brown.
  • The Colgate Comedy Hour - Comedy-musical that featured various comedians and entertainers.

1953 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1953.

  • Adventures of Superman
  • Crusader Rabbit
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Looney Tunes

1953 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1953:

  • Mr. Potato Head

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 18th of April:


US President

Who was the US President on April 18th, 1953?

  • Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on April 18th, 1953?

  • Winston Churchill was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Éamon de Valera was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on April 18th, 1953 was probably conceived around the 9th of July, 1952. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 18th, 1953 is the 26th of January, 1954. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about April 18th, 1953.

  • 24,841 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,146,258,800 seconds have passed since the April 18th, 1953.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,503,968,600 times.
  • Since April 18th, 1953, earth has travelled approximately 1,107,469,540,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 357,709,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 184,578,257 steps. That's about 82,035 miles!
  • Since this date, 25,755,106 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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