Uprising of prisoners (political prisoners) in Norilsk. Most of them were Ukrainians.
The Union of Ukrainian Student Societies of America (SUSTA) was founded in New York
April 25 - formed by the Air Defense Quarter.
May 29 - Man conquers the highest point on the planet for the first time - New Zealander Edmund Percival Hillary and Sherpa Norgay Tenzing climb the summit of Jomolungma (8,848 m).
September 3 - The European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms enters into force.
b / d - the first USS Nautilus nuclear submarine launched in the United States.
Deciphered DNA structure (James Watson and Francis Creek).
The method of brainstorming is offered.
See also Category: Born 1953
January 2 - Demtsyu Mykhailo Ivanovych, Ukrainian post-impressionist artist, People's Artist of Ukraine.
January 6 - Malcolm Young, Australian rock musician ("AC / DC").
January 23 - Pavlo Ivanovych Lazarenko, Ukrainian politician.
January 26 - Anders Fogh Rasmussen - Prime Minister of Denmark in 2001-09, Secretary General of NATO (2009).
February 15 - Anatoliy Hostikoyev, Ukrainian actor of theater and cinema.
February 18 - Arkady Ukupnik, Russian pop singer, composer.
February 28 - Paul Krugman, American economist, winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize.
March 22 - Matvienko Anatoliy Serhiyovych, Ukrainian politician.
March 23 - Chuck Khan, American singer.
May 6 - Tony Blair, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1997).
May 15 - Mike Oldfield, English musician.
May 16 - Pierce Brosnan, Irish actor.
May 19 - Shavarsh Karapetyan, multiple world champion and scuba diving record holder.
May 21 - Nora Aunor, Philippine actress, producer and singer.
May 24 - Alfred Molina, actor.
May 29 - Alexander Gavrilovich Abdulov, Russian actor.
June 8 - Bonnie Tyler (Gaynor Hopkins), rock singer.
June 11 - Vitaliy Bilonozhko, Ukrainian singer, pop singer.
June 12 - Tim Allen, comedian.
June 19 - Larry Dunn, keyboardist for Earth, Wind & Fire.
June 21 - Benazir Bhutto, Prime Minister of Pakistan (1988).
June 22 - Cindy Loper, American pop singer, actress.
June 29 - Colin James Hay, Australian singer.
July 15 - Jean Aristide, President of Haiti (1991-1996).
July 16 - Pavlo Globa, astrologer