Day 1953: 1953

In all the one thousand, nine-hundred, and fifty-three days I’ve been blogging here at The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally, this is the first time that the title of the post has been the same as the number of the day.

Any guesses as to why that might be?

After I write for approximately 1953 seconds, I’ll tell you the answer.

I’m not going to share 1953 photos today,  because that would take too long. However, I will share these 2018 photos.







Let’s stay engaged, experience discomfort, speak our truth, and expect and accept non-closure as I try to list important 1953 events.

Top News Stories from 1953

Population: 4.378 billion

Nobel Peace Prize: George C. Marshall (US)

Joseph Stalin dies (March 5). Georgi Malenkov becomes Soviet Premier; Lavrenti Beria, Minister of Interior; Vyacheslav Molotov, Foreign Minister (March 6).
East Berliners rise against Communist rule; quelled by tanks (June 17).
Korean armistice signed (July 27).
Moscow announces explosion of hydrogen bomb (Aug. 20).
Tito becomes president of Yugoslavia.

Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II (2 June)
U.S. Events
President: Dwight D. Eisenhower
Vice President: Richard M. Nixon
Population: 160,184,192
Life expectancy: 68.8 years
Homicide Rate (per 100,000): 4.8

Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower inaugurated President of United States (Jan. 20).
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg executed in Sing Sing prison (June 19).
Alleged Communist Charlie Chaplin leaves U.S. for good. Justice Dept. warns him any attempt to reenter the country will be challenged.

US GDP (1998 dollars): $379.7 billion
Federal spending: $76.10 billion
Federal debt $266.0 billion
Consumer Price Index: $26.7
Unemployment: 3.0%
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.03

World Series
NY Yankees d. Brooklyn Dodgers (4-2)

Women: Maureen Connolly d. D. Hart (8-6 7-5)
Men: Vic Seixas d. K. Nielsen (9-7 6-3 6-4)
Kentucky Derby Champion
Dark Star
Pulitzer Prizes
Fiction: The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway
Drama: Picnic, William Inge
Academy Award, Best Picture: The Greatest Show on Earth, Cecil B. DeMille, producer (Paramount)
Nobel Prize for Literature: Sir Winston Churchill (UK)

The first issue of TV Guide magazine hits the newsstands on April 3 in 10 cities with a circulation of 1,560,000.

Playboy magazine hits newsstands. A nude Marilyn Monroe graces the cover.

William Burroughs, Junkie
Randall Jarrell, Poetry and the Age
Henry Miller, Plexus
Alain Robbe-Grillet, The Erasers
Jean Stafford, Children are Bored on Sunday
James Baldwin, Go Tell It on the Mountain
Saul Bellow, The Adventures of Augie March

Nobel Prizes in Science
Chemistry: Hermann Staudinger (Germany), for research in giant molecules
Physics: Fritz Zernike (Netherlands), for development of “”phase contrast”” microscope
Physiology or Medicine: Fritz A. Lipmann (Germany-US) and Hans Adolph Krebs (Germany-UK), for studies of living cells

Rosalind Franklin (England), Francis Crick (England), and James Watson (US) discover the double-helical structure of DNA.
Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay of Nepal reach the top of Mt. Everest (May 29).
First successful open-heart surgery is performed in Philadelphia.

According to magnalink600, here are the Best Songs from 1953:

There was some non-closure there, too.

I’ve had 1953 days of gratitude here at The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally.  I’ve also had 65 years of gratitude here on this earth, since I was born in 1953.



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19 thoughts on “Day 1953: 1953

  1. That was an incredible year, for many reasons. And how appropriate, the year of your birth….that some of those specific things happened.

  2. lifeinkarolingston

    So many significant things happened this particular year, which had a huge impact on how the world was going to change. Have a great day! 😊

  3. I’m a fan of your symmetry, Ann.

  4. Wow that was great news about, the first successful open-heart surgery was performed in Philadelphia. but sad about, the Alleged Communist Charlie Chaplin leaving U.S. for good, and the Justice Dept. warning him any attempt to reenter the country will be challenged. But overall, a good year to be born in Ann, well done.

  5. I was, with other classmates who had no TV, billeted for the coronation with a family who had one 🙂 The first time I had ever seen one

  6. I can think of at least 1953 reasons to call 1953 a banner year although one particular event, your entry into the world, stands out, and at least 19530 reasons to like your blog. Here are just a few more words from Randall Jarrell, also a native of Nashville, Tennessee:

    Here at the bottom of the world, what was before the world
    And will be after, holds me to its back

    Breasts and rocks me: the oven is cold, the cage is empty,
    In the House in the Wood, the witch and her child sleep.

  7. Active and fun fill years are so good are they not

  8. I was born in 1952 so I enjoyed the list of events from 1953. Close enough. LOL! Turning 65 you’ve reached a fabulous milestone! I don’t take one day for granted when I think of the friends I’ve lost through the years. And 1,953 posts really does impress me! Very special post, Ann!

  9. Barb

    Love it. What a great stroll down. Keep blogging.

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