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November 27, 1953 Black Friday

November 27, 1953, was a Friday. It was 70 years, 6 months, and 20 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Sagittarius.

Birthdays

Born on November 27, 1953

People who were born on this exact date:

Music charts

Top song: November 27, 1953

The best-selling single on November 27, 1953 was "Rags to Riches" by Tony Bennett.

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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.

Facts

Black Friday 1953 occurred 25,771 days ago. Approximately 859 months have passed. It was the 331st day of 1953, in week 48. The decade was the fifties. The start of 1954 was just 34 days away. People who were born on November 27, 1953, are now 70 years old and belong to the Baby Boomer generation. 286 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to November 27, 1953

Let's go back to the fifties.

The date is November 27, 1953, and it's a Friday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. Many people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

It is Black Friday in the United States, a day that many consider to be the start of the Christmas shopping season. It's November, so the evenings are getting darker and the days are getting colder. In music, the song "Rags to Riches" by Tony Bennett 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. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "You Bet Your Life", "The Jack Benny Program", "The Roy Rogers Show", and "Life with Elizabeth". 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.

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. Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Tom and Jerry", "Crusader Rabbit", and "Winky Dink and You". Children are playing with toys such as Spinning Tops, Butch the Pup Toy, Pitchin' Pal, and Mr. Potato Head.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on November 27, 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.
  • Greasers.

    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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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around November 27, 1953.

  • October 29, 1953: Singer Frank Sinatra and actress Ava Gardner announce that they are separating after two years of marriage.
  • November 4, 1953: The western musical film "Calamity Jane" is released.
  • November 21, 1953: A human-like skull called "Piltdown Man" is demonstrated to be a hoax.
  • This date: November 27, 1953
  • December 1, 1953: Marilyn Monroe features in the first edition of Playboy magazine.
  • December 27, 1953: NFL: The Detroit Lions defeat the Cleveland Browns 17-16 to win the 1953 NFL Championship Game.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on November 27, 1953, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • 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 11.
  • Native American Zodiac: November 27, 1953 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of November will have the birthstones Topaz and Citrine.
  • Birth flower (November): The Chrysanthemum.

1950s fashion

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

1950s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in November 1953

In November 1953, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from November 1953.

Life with Elizabeth
Life with Elizabeth
The Danny Thomas Show
The Danny Thomas Show
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
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

Cartoons and children's TV shows in November 1953

If you were a kid on November 27, 1953, then you were probably watching the following cartoons and TV shows:

Winky Dink and You
Winky Dink and You
Adventures of Superman
Adventures of Superman
Crusader Rabbit
Crusader Rabbit

Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry
Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes
Toys

Toys in 1953

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

Matchbox toy cars
Matchbox toy cars
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

Were you born on November 27, 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 November 27, 1959, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on November 27.

Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee

Actor Deceased
Born on November 27, 1940
He turned 13 on this day in 1953.

Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix

Musician Deceased
Born on November 27, 1942
He turned 11 on this day in 1953.

James Avery

James Avery

Actor Deceased
Born on November 27, 1945
He turned 8 on this day in 1953.

Bill Nye

Bill Nye

American science educator
Born on November 27, 1955
He was born exactly 2 years after this date.

The British Bulldog

The British Bulldog

Wrestler Deceased
Born on November 27, 1962
He was born exactly 9 years after this date.

Chanyeol

Chanyeol

South Korean rapper
Born on November 27, 1992
He was born exactly 39 years after this date.

Holidays

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on November 27:

USA

US President

Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on November 27, 1953.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Winston Churchill was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

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 November 27, 1953 was most likely conceived around March 6, 1953.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on November 27, 1953 is close to August 20, 1954.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about November 27, 1953:

  • 25,771 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,681 weeks have passed.
  • 2,226,610,800 seconds have passed since November 27, 1953.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,597,712,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 1,148,931,172,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 371,101,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 191,488,529 steps. That's roughly 85,106 miles.
  • 26,719,330 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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