It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In that special week of April people in US were listening to The Doggie in the Window by Patti Page. In UK, I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. The War of the Worlds, directed by Byron Haskin, was one of the most successful movies released in 1953.
I was still interested in what else happened the year he was born so I looked further and found out that the Chevy Corvette was invented that year.
From Here To Eternity was released that year and went on to win the Academy Award for Best Picture the following year, with Donna Reed winning Best Supporting Actress and Frank Sinatra winning Best Supporting Actor from the same movie.
Roman Holiday was also released that year and Audrey Hepburn took home the Best Actress Oscar for her role as Princess Ann.
In April 1953, Ian Fleming's first James Bond novel, Casino Royale, was published in the U.K.
On June 2, 1953, the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II took place at Westminster Abbey.
On June 19, 1953, American Communists Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed for conspiracy to commit espionage.
In December 1953, Hugh Hefner published the first issue of Playboy magazine, which featured Marilyn Monroe on the cover.
Wow! What a year! So many things that are icons today were just starting then. And best of them all, my husband was born. Happy Birthday dear!