Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Happy Birthday To My Man

Today is the Mister's 60th birthday! I thought it would be interesting to learn what was taking place in 1953 so I did a little research and this is what I came up with. First, I found a site that told exactly what was happening on the day of his birth:

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.

1953 Chevy Corvette

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.
From Here To Eternity

Roman Holiday was also released that year and Audrey Hepburn took home the Best Actress Oscar for her role as Princess Ann.

Audrey Hepburn's Oscar win Roman Holiday

In April 1953, Ian Fleming's first James Bond novel, Casino Royale, was published in the U.K.
Ian Fleming's Casino Royale

On June 2, 1953, the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II took place at Westminster Abbey.
Queen Elizabeth coronation

On June 19, 1953, American Communists Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed for conspiracy to commit espionage.
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg execution

In December 1953, Hugh Hefner published the first issue of Playboy magazine, which featured Marilyn Monroe on the cover.
1953 Playboy Magazine Marilyn Monroe 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!


  1. Thank you my love. You have enriched my life immensely.

  2. Happy Birthday to the Mr! May he have many, many more.

  3. Happy Birthday to your Hubby!! 53' was a grand year!

  4. What an exciting year, it's great to be reminded of just how much transpired during 1953.

    Happiest birthday wishes to your dear husband!!!

    ♥ Jessica

  5. Aww, I think I like the comment from you husband best:) So sweet!

  6. Happy Birthay to your husband!


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