May 6, 1953

May 6, 1953, was a Wednesday. It was 70 years, 11 months, and 9 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.


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Music charts

Top song: May 6, 1953

The best-selling single on May 6, 1953 was "The Doggie in the Window" by Patti Page.

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.


This date was 25,912 days ago. Approximately 864 months have passed. It was the 126th day of 1953, in week 19. The decade was the fifties. People born on this day are currently 70 years old and belong to the Baby Boomer generation. The Earth has experienced 288 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to May 6, 1953

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

It is Wednesday, May 6, 1953. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. It is "Hump Day", so many are beginning to think about the weekend ahead.

The summer of 1953 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up, and the evenings are brighter than usual. The school year is nearly finished. In music, the song "The Doggie in the Window" by Patti Page 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 "The Ed Sullivan Show", "Space Patrol", "The Cisco Kid", and "I Married Joan". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Tom and Jerry", "Crusader Rabbit", and "Adventures of Superman". Popular toys at the moment include Dimestore soldiers, Toy Guns, BAS-KET Miniature Basketball, and Butch the Pup Toy.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on May 6, 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.


    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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What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to May 6, 1953.

  • April 13, 1953: Casino Royale: The first James Bond book is published by British author Ian Fleming.
  • April 16, 1953: 35 people die after a Habar Corporation factory in Chicago catches fire following an explosion.
  • April 23, 1953: The western film "Shane" is released.
  • May 1, 1953: Soccer: Arsenal win the First Division title after beating Burnley 3-2 in the final game of the season.
  • May 2, 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 6, 1953
  • June 2, 1953: Elizabeth II is crowned as the Queen of England.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 6, 1953, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • 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 6, 1953 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

1950s fashion

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

1950s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1953

The following TV shows were popular in May 1953:

TV shows from May 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
The Colgate Comedy Hour
The Colgate Comedy Hour

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 May 6, 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

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
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

Were you born on May 6, 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 May 6, 1959, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

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

Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud

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

George Clooney

George Clooney

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

Dani Alves

Dani Alves

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


US President

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


UK Prime Minister

Winston Churchill was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

Éamon de Valera was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on May 6, 1953 was most likely conceived around August 13, 1952.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 6, 1953 is close to January 27, 1954.

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Stats for May 6, 1953


Here are some interesting statistics about May 6, 1953:

  • 25,912 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,701 weeks have passed.
  • 2,238,796,800 seconds have passed since May 6, 1953.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,611,929,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 1,155,219,148,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 373,132,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 192,536,525 steps. That's roughly 85,572 miles.
  • 26,865,562 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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