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1953 (Roman Numerals: MCMLIII) was the 53rd year of the 20th century. 1953 was not a leap year, and the first day of the year was a Thursday.
On this page, we have listed some of the major historical, news and sporting events that took place in 1953.
News Events of 1953
Soviet leader Joseph Stalin dies.
Korean War ends.
Watson and Crick publish the structure of DNA.
Academy Awards televised for the first time.
Kenyan nationalist leader, Jomo Kenyatta, is sentenced to 7 years in prison by British authorities.
Cambodia and Laos independent from France.
Nine thousand French troops land at Dien Bien Phu.
Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.
After the discovery of an oversight in its admission process, Ohio is retroactively declared the 17th state admitted on March 1st, 1803.
Warner Brothers premieres House of Wax, the first 3-D film by a major American studio.
Sports in 1953
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