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1953

Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries:
Decades:
Years:
1953 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1953
MCMLIII
Ab urbe condita2706
Armenian calendar1402
ԹՎ ՌՆԲ
Assyrian calendar6703
Bahá'í calendar109–110
Balinese saka calendar1874–1875
Bengali calendar1360
Berber calendar2903
British Regnal yearEliz. 2 – 2 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar2497
Burmese calendar1315
Byzantine calendar7461–7462
Chinese calendar壬辰(Water Dragon)
4649 or 4589
    — to —
癸巳年 (Water Snake)
4650 or 4590
Coptic calendar1669–1670
Discordian calendar3119
Ethiopian calendar1945–1946
Hebrew calendar5713–5714
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat2009–2010
 - Shaka Samvat1874–1875
 - Kali Yuga5053–5054
Holocene calendar11953
Igbo calendar953–954
Iranian calendar1331–1332
Islamic calendar1372–1373
Japanese calendarShōwa 28
(昭和28年)
Javanese calendar1884–1885
Juche calendar42
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4286
Minguo calendarROC 42
民國42年
Nanakshahi calendar485
Thai solar calendar2496
Tibetan calendar阳水龙年
(male Water-Dragon)
2079 or 1698 or 926
    — to —
阴水蛇年
(female Water-Snake)
2080 or 1699 or 927

1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1953rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 953rd year of the 2nd millennium, the 53rd year of the 20th century, and the 4th year of the 1950s decade.

Events

January

Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States

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December

Date unknown

  • The Japanese 10 yen coin is issued with serrated edges for a 5-year period, beginning in 1953. All 10 yen coins since have had smooth edges.
  • Heavy massive rain, landslides, and flooding in western and southwestern Japan kill an estimated 2,566, and injure 9,433, mainly at Kizugawa, Wakayama, Kumamoto, and Kitakyushu (June–August).

Births

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December

Date unknown

Deaths

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Nobel Prizes

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References

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  2. ^ Grieve, Hilda (1959). The great tide: The story of the 1953 flood disaster in Essex. Essex County Council. 
  3. ^ Urschel, Donna. "The Death of Stalin". Library of Congress. Retrieved 2010-08-09. 
  4. ^ "Chance for Peace Speech". Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission. April 16, 1953. Archived from the original on November 22, 2010. Retrieved 9 August 2010. 
  5. ^ Watson, J. D.; Crick, F. H. C. (1953). "Molecular structure of nucleic acids: a structure for deoxyribose nucleic acid". 171. Nature: 737–738. Retrieved 9 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "DinardViking". Simplon Postcards: The Passenger Ship Website. 2005. Retrieved 2012-10-22. 
  7. ^ "HISTORIC AIRCRAFT: THE FLYING BOXCAR". eLIBRARY.RU. Retrieved 2012-01-19. 
  8. ^ Weiner, J. S.; Oakley, K. P.; Le Gros Clark, W. E. (1953-11-20). "The Solution of the Piltdown Problem". Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History), Geological Series. 2 (3): 141–6. 
  9. ^ "Piltdown Man forgery". The Times. London. 1953-11-21. p. 6.