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May 6th, 1953.

May 6th, 1953, was a Wednesday. It was day 126 of 1953. The decade was the 1950s.

68 years, 2 months and 18 days have passed since May 6th, 1953.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

Born on May 6th, 1953.

People who were born on this exact date.

Top song: May 6th, 1953

The best-selling single on May 6th, 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 May 6th, 1953!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is May 6th, 1953 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. The summer of 1953 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual.

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 "The Ed Sullivan Show", "What's My Line?", "Space Patrol" and "The Jack Benny Program".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV 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 Butch the Pup Toy and Mr. Potato Head.

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 May 6th, 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 socks. This was because sock hops were often held in high school gymnasiums and the organizers wanted to prevent the floors from being scuffed.

  • 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 68 years, 2 months and 18 days have passed since May 6th, 1953.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 19 of 1953.
  • Leap Year: 1953 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 6th, 1953, will be 68 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1953 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around May 6th, 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.
  • This date: May 6th, 1953
  • June 2nd, 1953: Elizabeth II is crowned as the Queen of England.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 6th, 1953, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Aries.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1953 was the year of the Snake (Yin Earth).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 2.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 6th, 1953 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

Photos of 1950s fashion.

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1950s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • 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.
  • The Cisco Kid - American Western drama series starring Duncan Renaldo.
  • The Gene Autry Show - Cowboy TV series starring Gene Autry.
  • Space Patrol - Sci-fi series starring Ed Kemmer and Lyn Osborn.
  • What's My Line? - Panel game show.
  • The Lone Ranger - American Western drama TV series.
  • The Ed Sullivan Show - Variety show.

Kid's TV shows on May 6th, 1953.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1953.

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

Popular toys and games in 1953.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1953.

  • Mr. Potato Head
  • Butch the Pup Toy

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 May 6th, 1959 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on May 6th.

Sigmund Freud

Father of psychoanalysis. Deceased
Born on May 6th, 1856
He was not alive on this date.

George Clooney

Actor.
Born on May 6th, 1961
He was born exactly 8 years after this date.

Dani Alves

Brazilian soccer player.
Born on May 6th, 1983
He was born exactly 30 years after this date.

US President.

Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on May 6th, 1953.

UK Prime Minister.

Winston Churchill was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 6th, 1953.

Irish Taoiseach.

Éamon de Valera was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about May 6th, 1953.

  • A total of 24,916 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,559 weeks have passed.
  • 2,152,742,400 seconds have passed since the May 6th, 1953.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,511,532,800 times.
  • Since May 6th, 1953, the earth has travelled approximately 1,110,815,078,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 358,790,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 185,135,846 steps. That's about 82,283 miles!
  • Since this date, 25,832,909 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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