1953 Newspapers

Read all about 1953 with an authentic newspaper from our collection at Historic Newspapers. We have the largest collection of historic newspapers, featuring some of the nation’s longest running and most trusted news sources.

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1953 Newspapers

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Explore our 1953 newspaper articles and discover events that caught the attention of readers all over the country. Highlights include the development of the first polio vaccine, the death of Joseph Stalin, one of the most powerful and murderous dictators the world has ever known, and Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay became the first people to climb Everest.

It was also the year that celebrated the end of the Korean War, 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit the Ionian Sea Islands in Greece and Queen Elizabeth II of England’s coronation took place – beginning the reign of the longest monarch in British history. 1953 newspapers are full of page turning tales about what was going on in the world at the time, as told by people who lived it. Original newspapers provide fascinating insights into this year in history, and a different perspective on what life was like in the past.

January 7, 1953 
President Harry S. Truman announces the United States has developed a hydrogen bomb.

January 20, 1953
Dwight D. Eisenhower succeeds Harry S. Truman as President of the United States.

March 5, 1953
Joseph Stalin dies after 31 years of ruling the Soviet Union.

March 19, 1953
The 25th Academy Awards ceremony is held. This is the first one to be broadcast on television.

March 26, 1953 
American medical researcher Dr. Jonas Salk announces on radio that he has successfully tested a vaccine against poliomyelitis, the virus that causes the polio disease.

April 13, 1953
Ian Fleming publishes his first James Bond novel, “Casino Royale”.

May 29, 1953
Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay complete the first successful ascent to the summit of Mount Everest.

June 2, 1953
Elizabeth II is officially crowned Queen of England at Westminster Abbey in London.

June 19, 1953 
The U.S. executes Julius and Ethel Rosenberg for spying for the USSR.

June 30, 1953 
The first Chevrolet Corvette is built at Flint, Michigan.

July 18, 1953 
Howard Hawks’s musical film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, starring Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell, is released by 20th Century Fox.

July 27, 1953 
The Korean War ends with the United States, the People’s Republic of China, North Korea and South Korea signing an armistice agreement.

September 4, 1953
The 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.

October 20, 1953 
President Dwight D. Eisenhower formally approves the top secret document of the United States National Security Council NSC 162/2, which states that the United States’ arsenal of nuclear weapons must be maintained and expanded to counter the communist threat.

November 21, 1953
Authorities at the British Natural History Museum in London announce that the skull of the ‘Piltdown Man‘, one of the most famous fossil skulls in the world, is a hoax.

December 30, 1953
The first color television sets go on sale in America for around $1,175.

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Andrea S June 28 2022

Educational!

Karan Jain June 21 2022

Great buy

Angela Eichner June 14 2022

Fast delivery and great service!

Carla Degnan June 13 2022

I am very unsatisfied with the order I placed through your company. The order did not arrive until after I paid the for the expedited service and the order was not in good shape. When the box was opened the newspaper was not centered in the frame and the frame immediately fell apart and could not be put back together well at all - it consistently fell apart. The presentation that you advertised was not at all what arrived at my home and this was a special gift for a 60th birthday. If the shipping could not be delivered within the 2 day expeditied time that I requested I should have received a notification by email that you could not meet the expedited shipping date so it would get here in the 2 days. I placed the order on 5/25/22 and received an email on 5/27/22 stating that it was on its way but it did not arrive until 5/31/22 - this is 6 days after the order was placed and I would have not requested the expedited shipping if I knew it would arrive after 5/29/22.nnI am not at all pleased and would like to have the order totally refunded including the shipping costs. I will gladly send you back the newspaper and the frame if that is what you need in order to expedite this. I have tried several times to contact you by phone but have not gotten through. The item has been shipped back to you.n

  • Historic Newspapers Team June 14 2022

    Thank you for your review.

    We are sorry to hear this.

    Looking at your order, and email confirmation, we had confirmed that your order was due for delivery between May 27-May 30 but unfortunately was 1 business day later than expected, which we do apologize for.

    In regards to the product itself, we have passed your review onto our Customer Service Team and a Representative will be in contact shortly to obtain photos of the product and hopefully can resolve this issue for you.

    Please accept our apologies for any inconvenienced caused.

    Kindest Regards
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Tara Zingali June 6 2022

I believe it is authentic.

Shawna Briggs June 1 2022

It was the perfect birthday gift for my husband. He was thoroughly surprised and pleased to read his paper.

Ron McAmis May 24 2022

Got this for my father for his 77th birthday, and he said it’s the BEST gift that he’s EVER received!

KRISTINE MARKLE May 17 2022

Amazing to have a certified original newspaper from the date you want!!!!

Laura McFadden May 3 2022

I purchased this for my fathers 80th birthday and it was an authentic Wall Street journal from the day in 1942. The paper was in good condition and he loved it. It arrived timely and I would highly recommend their product.

Melissa R May 2 2022

Its authentic and amazing to look back on news and events that happened back them. Plus newspapers are so rare makes me want to go out and some some to pass on to my children.