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December 1, 1953

December 1, 1953, was a Tuesday. It was 70 years, 6 months, and 18 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Sagittarius.

On This Day

On this day

What happened on December 1, 1953?

  • Marilyn Monroe features in the first edition of Playboy magazine.
Music charts

Top song: December 1, 1953

The best-selling single on December 1, 1953 was "Rags to Riches" by Tony Bennett.

Play the top singles 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.

Facts

This date occurred 25,769 days ago. Approximately 859 months have passed. It was the 335th day of 1953, in week 49. The decade was the fifties. There were only 30 days left in the year. People who were born on December 1, 1953, are now 70 years old and belong to the Baby Boomer generation. The Earth has experienced 286 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to December 1, 1953

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

The date is December 1, 1953, and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. The Christmas season of 1953 has begun.

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 "What's My Line?", "You Bet Your Life", "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show", and "Our Miss Brooks".

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. Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Tom and Jerry", "Crusader Rabbit", "Adventures of Superman", and "Winky Dink and You".

Children are playing with toys such as Toy Guns, Tiny Tears (doll), BAS-KET Miniature Basketball, and Roy Rogers Plastic Figures.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on December 1, 1953.

  • Christmas 1953 has begun.

    Christmas 1953 has begun

    The Christmas holiday season of 1953 had just begun. Retailers were starting to play festive music, and decorations were beginning to spring up.
  • 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

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on December 1, 1953.

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around December 1, 1953.

  • 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: December 1, 1953
  • 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 December 1, 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 4.
  • Native American Zodiac: December 1, 1953 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
  • Birth flower (December): The Narcissus and the Holly.

1950s fashion

Photographs of 1950s fashion and hairstyles.

1950s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in December 1953

Television shows that people were watching in December 1953:

TV shows from December 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 December 1953

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

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

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

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 December 1, 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 December 1, 1959, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on December 1.

Woody Allen

Woody Allen

Actor
Born on December 1, 1935
He turned 18 on this day in 1953.

Richard Pryor

Richard Pryor

Comedian Deceased
Born on December 1, 1940
He turned 13 on this day in 1953.

Bette Midler

Bette Midler

Singer
Born on December 1, 1945
She turned 8 on this day in 1953.

Pablo Escobar

Pablo Escobar

Colombian drug lord Deceased
Born on December 1, 1949
He turned 4 on this day in 1953.

Sarah Silverman

Sarah Silverman

Comedian
Born on December 1, 1970
She was born exactly 17 years after this date.

Philip DeFranco

Philip DeFranco

Youtuber
Born on December 1, 1985
He was born exactly 32 years after this date.

Natasha O'Keeffe

Natasha O'Keeffe

Actress
Born on December 1, 1986
She was born exactly 33 years after this date.

Andrew Tate

Andrew Tate

Internet personality
Born on December 1, 1986
He was born exactly 33 years after this date.

Zoë Kravitz

Zoë Kravitz

Actress
Born on December 1, 1988
She was born exactly 35 years after this date.

USA

US President

Dwight David Eisenhower was the President of the United States on December 1, 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 December 1, 1953 was most likely conceived around March 10, 1953.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 1, 1953 is close to August 24, 1954.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about December 1, 1953:

  • 25,769 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,681 weeks have passed.
  • 2,226,438,000 seconds have passed since December 1, 1953.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,597,511,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 1,148,842,008,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 371,073,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 191,473,668 steps. That's roughly 85,099 miles.
  • 26,717,256 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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