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June 18th, 1953.

June 18th, 1953, was a Thursday. It was day 169 of 1953. The decade was the Fifties.

69 years, 3 months and 9 days have passed since June 18th, 1953.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

Music charts

Top song: June 18th, 1953

The best-selling single on June 18th, 1953 was "The Song from Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart)" by Percy Faith and His Orchestra.

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 June 18th, 1953!

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is June 18th, 1953, and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Gemini. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.

In music, the song "The Song from Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart)" by Percy Faith and His Orchestra 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 "You Bet Your Life".

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 Tonka trucks, Spinning Tops, Tiny Tears (doll) and Pitchin' Pal.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on June 18th, 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 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, 3 months and 9 days have passed since June 18th, 1953.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 25 of 1953.
  • Leap Year: 1953 was not a leap year.
  • Age: A person born on June 18th, 1953 will be 69 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 1953 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.
Events

Around this time.

Notable events that happened close to June 18th, 1953.

  • June 2nd, 1953: Elizabeth II is crowned as the Queen of England.
  • June 9th, 1953: 247 people are left dead after a series of tornadoes break out in Flint and Worcester.
  • June 16th, 1953: An uprising begins in East Berlin after construction workers go on strike against work quotas.
  • June 17th, 1953: Up to 125 people are killed after an uprising in East Berlin is brutally suppressed by Soviet forces.
  • This date: June 18th, 1953
  • June 19th, 1953: Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are both executed by the US federal government after being found guilty of spying for the Soviet Union two years earlier.
  • June 25th, 1953: English serial killer John Christie is found guilty of murder and sentenced to death.
  • June 30th, 1953: The first assembly line Chevrolet Corvette is made.
  • July 9th, 1953: Matchbox car toys are introduced for the first time.
  • July 15th, 1953: English serial killer John Christie is executed.
  • July 15th, 1953: The musical comedy film "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" is released in movie theaters.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on June 18th, 1953, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • 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 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: June 18th, 1953 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of June will have the birthstones Pearl and Alexandrite.
  • Birth flower (June): The Rose and the Honeysuckle.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on June 18th, 1953.

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Photos of 1950s fashion.

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1950s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in June, 1953.

TV shows from June, 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 June 18th, 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 you should check out June 18th, 1959 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on June 18th.

Paul McCartney

Singer.
Born on June 18th, 1942
He turned 11 on this day in 1953.

Blake Shelton

Singer.
Born on June 18th, 1976
He was born exactly 23 years after this date.

Melanie Iglesias

Model.
Born on June 18th, 1987
She was born exactly 34 years after this date.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Soccer player.
Born on June 18th, 1989
He was born exactly 36 years after this date.

USA

US President.

Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on June 18th, 1953.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Winston Churchill was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on June 18th, 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 June 18th, 1953 was most likely conceived around September 25th, 1952.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on June 18th, 1953 is close to March 11th, 1954.

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Stats for June 18th, 1953

Time difference & statistics.

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

  • A total of 25,303 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,614 weeks have passed.
  • 2,186,179,200 seconds have passed since the June 18th, 1953.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,550,542,400 times.
  • Since June 18th, 1953, the Earth has travelled approximately 1,128,068,467,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 364,363,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 188,011,411 steps. That's about 83,561 miles!
  • Since this date, 26,234,150 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!

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