1953

1953 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1953
MCMLIII
Ab urbe condita 2706
Armenian calendar 1402
ԹՎ ՌՆԲ
Assyrian calendar 6703
Bahá'í calendar 109–110
Balinese saka calendar 1874–1875
Bengali calendar 1360
Berber calendar 2903
British Regnal year Eliz. 2 – 2 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar 2497
Burmese calendar 1315
Byzantine calendar 7461–7462
Chinese calendar 壬辰(Water Dragon)
4649 or 4589
    — to —
癸巳年 (Water Snake)
4650 or 4590
Coptic calendar 1669–1670
Discordian calendar 3119
Ethiopian calendar 1945–1946
Hebrew calendar 5713–5714
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2009–2010
 - Shaka Samvat 1874–1875
 - Kali Yuga 5053–5054
Holocene calendar 11953
Igbo calendar 953–954
Iranian calendar 1331–1332
Islamic calendar 1372–1373
Japanese calendar Shōwa 28
(昭和28年)
Javanese calendar 1884–1885
Juche calendar 42
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4286
Minguo calendar ROC 42
民國42年
Nanakshahi calendar 485
Thai solar calendar 2496
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

January 20: Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States, inaugurated.

February

March

April

April 25: DNA double helix described.

May

May 29: Mount Everest conquered.

June

June 2: Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom, crowned.

July

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September

October

November

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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November

December

Date unknown

Deaths

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Nobel Prizes

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References

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