1953 (Roman numeral: MCMLIII) is a common year beginning on Thursday in the Gregorian calendar.
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January 20: Dwight David Eisenhower takes office as the 34th President of the United States
March 5 : Soviet leader Stalin dies
April 8: Begins the Upper Laos campaign.
April 12: The Liberation Army attacks Laos. Government of the Kingdom of Laos condemns "Viet Minh invasion"
May 7: Navarre is the commander-in-chief of the French expeditionary force in Indochina.
May 18: End of Upper Laos campaign.
May 21: Navarre visits Indochina to investigate the battlefield situation.
June 3: Founding of the Chinese Buddhist Church
June 18: Founding of the Republic of Egypt. The Soviet Union sent troops to East Germany to suppress reactionaries
July 13: Operation Jincheng in Korea.
July 18: French colonialists launch Operation Hirondelle to attack Lang Son and Quang Tri.
July 24: The Navarre Plan is born.
July 26: In Cuba, Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz leads the attack at the Holy Land soldiers A Ka
July 27: Armistice is signed at Panmunjom ending the Korean War.
August 23: Kinmen artillery fire broke out
October 15: French colonialists launch Operation Moutte in Ninh Binh and Thanh Hoa, opening the Ninh Binh campaign.
November 6: End of Ninh Binh campaign
November 20: Beginning of Operation Cástor.
November 22: End of Operation Cástor.
November 26, Ho Chi Minh announced that he wanted to negotiate an end to the Indochina war with the French colonialists
December 10: The Liberation Army attacked Lai Chau town.
January 29 - Deng Le Quan, famous and influential Taiwanese star (d. 1995)
February 20 - Chan Ni, singer, actress and producer from Macau
June 15 - Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, President of the People's Republic of China
September 1: Nguyen Tien, Vietnamese musician (d. 2021)
December 28 - Richard Clayderman, French pianist.
January 2 - Guccio Gucci (born 1881)
March 5 - Joseph Stalin (born 1879)
July 9 - Nguyen Thi Nam (Cat Hanh Long)
Physics - Frits (Frederik) Zernike
Chemistry - Hermann Staudinger
Medicine - Hans Adolf Krebs, Fritz Albert Lipmann
Literature - Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill
Peace - George Catlett Marshall