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Headlines From 1953 Events UK

Recipients love to read what was happening in the world on a date that has a special meaning to them, such as a birthday or anniversary, as it creates a fascinating connection with their past. A 1953 Newspaper offers the ultimate insight into 1953 news as it offers a true window into how the world once was, reported first hand from those living at that time. Birthday Newspapers offer a wonderful trip down memory lane, and the personal nature of this present will show that you have put a lot of thought into your gift.

Headlines From 1953 Events

Not only will your newspaper be a fantastic way to discover 1953 history but it will also be a treasured gift of high sentimental value. This is made even more special with the certificate of authenticity included with every 1953 newspaper, at no extra charge. This can be personalised with not only the recipients name and the occasion but also a personal message. Add the perfect finishing touch to this special gift with one of our many stunning presentation options, ranging from commemorative keepsake folders to beautifully crafted gift boxes.

These look great but will also help to store your 1953 newspaper so that it can be referred to and enjoyed for many years to come. Not just by the person receiving it but by future generations that will enjoy sharing trips down memory lane as the 1953 pictures, headlines and news reports bring back fond memories from the past.

Newspaper 1953 Article Coverage

Please see below for a breakdown of important events that happened in 1953 which are likely to be covered in your newspaper dependent on the date selected. If you're looking for specific 1953 news headlines then please feel free to contact our archivist team who are experts when it comes to researching old newspapers from this significant period of historical interest.

Date Event
20th January 1953Dwight D. Eisenhower succeeds Harry S. Truman as President of the United States.
28th January 1953Derek Bentley is executed for murder in Wandsworth Prison. The crime was in fact committed by his friend, Chris Craig.
31st January 1953The North Sea Flood of 1953 kills 1,835 people in the Netherlands and 307 people in the United Kingdom. Several hundred are also killed out at sea, including 133 passengers on the ‘Princess Victoria’ ferry in the Irish Sea.
18th February 1953“Bwana Devil“ opens in cinemas; it is the first ever and provides a welcome boost to dwindling cinema attendance.
5th March 1953Joseph Stalin dies after thirty-one years of ruling the Soviet Union.
13th April 1953Ian Fleming publishes his first James Bond novel, “Casino Royale”.
2nd May 1953Hussein is crowned King of Jordan.
29th May 1953 Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay complete the first successful ascent to the summit of Mount Everest.
2nd June 1953Elizabeth II is officially crowned Queen of England at Westminster Abbey.
5th July 1953The European Economic Community holds its first assembly in Strasbourg, France.
12th August 1953An earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale devastates most of the Ionian Sea Islands. It is the worst natural disaster to hit Greece in many centuries.
4th September 1953The discovery of Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep is published by researchers Eugene Aserinsky and Nathaniel Kleitman for the very first time. Research continues into our sleep cycles and Psychologists debate the purpose of dreaming.
26th September 1953Rationing of cane sugar ends in the United Kingdom.
21st November 1953Authorities at the British Natural History Museum announce that the skull of the ‘Piltdown Man‘, one of the most famous fossil skulls in the world, is a hoax.
30th December 1953The first colour television sets go on sale in America for around $1,175.
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A Newspaper From 1953

Shown as an example of papers printed at this time (click to enlarge).