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.

An original newspaper is a wonderful gift idea for someone interested in history, or with a special connection to this particular year.

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1953 Newspapers

1953 Newspaper Headlines

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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based on 42 reviews

Charlotte Sciarrino January 25 2022

Horrible experience. Never received the product and my husbands 50th birthday came and went. Can’t get a hold of anyone. At this point I need a refund

  • Historic Newspapers Team January 27 2022

    Thank you for your review.

    We are sorry to hear this.

    As we deal with over 3 million original newspapers in our Archive, dating back to the early 1900’s to present date, it is only when your newspaper is picked by a member of our Archive Team will we know the condition of that newspaper. We do try our best to repair the newspaper, however unfortunately on occasions this is just not possible and the paper becomes unfit for purpose and becomes unsellable.

    An email was sent to you advising of this information and unfortunately as we no longer had any available newspapers for your requested date, our only option was to cancel your order and process a full refund, which has been issued to you.

    Please do accept our apologies for the inconvenience caused.

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    The Historic Newspapers Team

Maria C. January 24 2022

Although the newspaper was a little expensive, it is exactly what I needed and in great condition. I am very happy with the product I received!

Suzanne Stillings January 24 2022

Excellent quality and prompt delivery.nVery happy with this product.

Erin Wood January 17 2022

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Karen Pascale January 16 2022

WRONG EDITION RECEIVED! I ordered a particular day's newspaper, and they sent me a "FINAL - SPORTS EXTRA" edition instead of the main edition. I had no idea they had more than one edition of that day's newspaper. I sent them a picture of the edition I wanted. Still no luck. And they won't refund my money unless I pay for shipping both ways.

  • Historic Newspapers Team January 25 2022

    Thank you for your review.

    We are sorry to hear this.

    As a personalized gift company, the personalization for an original newspaper is the requested date not the headline. As there are multiple editions of newspapers printed throughout the day, unfortunately we do not confirm which edition we have received, as this could vary from each day. As you have requested the New York Post for a certain day, this is what you have received.

    We do not hold the information on file that is printed within the newspapers, therefore if a customer is looking for a specific article/headline, then our research facility can be used and our Researcher will go into the Archive Center, look and confirm what you are looking for before an order is placed.

    As your order has been processed as requested, if you no longer wish to keep the newspaper received, it would need to be returned at the customer’s cost. Historic Newspapers will only cover the return costs only if there is a fault on our behalf.

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Robert January 10 2022

The quality of the paper I got was everything I could have asked for.

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Great condition, perfect gift for my 83 year old father. Shipping quickly, nice packaging.