MAJOR HAPPENINGS
Nikita Khrushchev wins power struggle in Soviet Union after the death of Josef Stalin
Josef Broz Tito elected president of Yugoslavia
Convicted spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg executed
Korean armistice signed
John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier announce engagement.
U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare (now Health and Human Services) created
Soviet Union detonates its first hydrogen bomb
SPORTING EVENTS
THE FIRST Female SKATER to complete the Double Axel in official competition - Carol Heiss

World Series: New York Yankees over Brooklyn, 4-3 (fifth consecutive win)
St. Louis Browns move to Baltimore to become the Orioles
Japanese runner Keizo Ymada wins marathon in record 2:18:51.
Indy 500 is won by Bill Vukovich
Groucho Marx
I don't care to belong to a club that accepts people like me as members.

If I held you any closer I would be on the other side of you.
Spinning World
Presents....the year
1953 

If you're a real good kid, I'll give you a piggy-back ride on a buzz-saw.

'My Little Chickadee':

Women are like elephants to me: I like to look at them, but I wouldn't want to own one.
ENTERTAINMENT
TV Shows: Twenty Questions, Red Skelton Show, GE Theatre, Make Room for Daddy
Books: Casino Royale, Ian Fleming; Battle Cry, Leon Uris

HIT SONGS
Doggie in the Window, I Believe, Stranger in Paradise, I Love Paris, You,you,you - Ames Brothers, Tell me you're mine - Gaylords, Pretend - Nat King Cole, No Other Love - Perry Como, Rags to Riches - Tony Bennett
TOP MOVIES
Roman Holiday - From Here to Eternity - The Robe (first major motion picture filmed in CinemaScope) - The Band Wagon - Shane
FAMOUS PEOPLE BORN THIS YEAR
Benazir Bhutto       Tony Blair, British Prime Minister
George Brett       Tim Allen       Cyndi Lauper
AVERAGE SALARY
$4,011.00
HOUSE PRICE
$17,400.00
AUTO PRICE
$1,850.00
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