1953 in the United Kingdom

Events from the year 1953 in the United Kingdom. This is the year of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II and the North Sea flood.

1953 in the United Kingdom
Other years
1951 | 1952 | 1953 (1953) | 1954 | 1955
Constituent countries of the United Kingdom
Northern Ireland | Scotland | Wales
Popular culture

IncumbentsEdit

EventsEdit

 
A breach at Erith after the North Sea flood
 
Coronation portrait of Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh, June

UndatedEdit

PublicationsEdit

BirthsEdit

DeathsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Derek Bentley hanged for murder". On This Day. BBC. 28 January 1953. Archived from the original on 31 January 2008. Retrieved 10 January 2008.
  2. ^ "130 die in ferry disaster". On This Day. BBC. 31 January 1953. Archived from the original on 8 January 2008. Retrieved 10 January 2008.
  3. ^ "Violent storms claim hundreds of lives". On This Day. BBC. 1 February 1953. Archived from the original on 27 December 2007. Retrieved 10 January 2008.
  4. ^ "Sweet rationing ends in Britain". On This Day. BBC. 5 February 1953. Archived from the original on 25 December 2007. Retrieved 10 January 2008.
  5. ^ "Tommy Taylor". Legends. Manchester United. Retrieved 14 October 2020.
  6. ^ "Marshal Tito makes historic visit to London". On This Day. BBC. 16 March 1953. Retrieved 10 January 2008.
  7. ^ "Queen Mary dies peacefully after illness". On This Day. BBC. 24 March 1953. Archived from the original on 9 January 2008. Retrieved 10 January 2008.
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  9. ^ "Queen Mary laid to rest in Windsor". On This Day. BBC. 31 March 1953. Retrieved 10 January 2008.
  10. ^ "The Lost Decade Timeline". BBC. Archived from the original on 21 August 2006. Retrieved 10 January 2008.
  11. ^ "Britain honours American hero". On This Day. BBC. 15 April 1953. Retrieved 2 July 2009.
  12. ^ "Queen launches Royal Yacht Britannia". On This Day. BBC. 16 April 1953. Archived from the original on 21 January 2008. Retrieved 10 January 2008.
  13. ^ Watson, J. D.; Crick, F. H. C. (1953). "Molecular structure of nucleic acids: a structure for deoxyribose nucleic acid". Nature. 171 (4356): 737–738. Bibcode:1953Natur.171..737W. doi:10.1038/171737a0. PMID 13054692. Retrieved 30 March 2007.
  14. ^ "Scientists describe 'secret of life'". On This Day. BBC. 25 April 1953. Archived from the original on 22 December 2007. Retrieved 10 January 2008.
  15. ^ "1953 Blackpool". The FA Cup. Archived from the original on 22 January 2008.
  16. ^ "The Quietest Ever Bank Holiday in the Midlands". Birmingham Gazette. 26 May 1953. p. 5.
  17. ^ "Queen Elizabeth takes coronation oath". On This Day. BBC. 2 June 1953. Archived from the original on 15 December 2007. Retrieved 10 January 2008.
  18. ^ Venables, Stephen (2003). To the top: the story of Everest. London: Walker Books. p. 63. ISBN 978-0-7445-8662-6.
  19. ^ Gallagher, Brendan (4 June 2011). "1953: A golden year for sport". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 4 June 2011.
  20. ^ Seldon, Anthony. "Winston Churchill's Indian Summer". The British Empire. Retrieved 3 April 2013.
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  22. ^ a b "Christie to hang for wife's murder". On This Day. BBC. 25 June 1953. Retrieved 10 January 2008.
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  26. ^ "Britain sends troops to Guiana". On This Day. BBC. 6 October 1953. Retrieved 10 January 2008.
  27. ^ "Twenty die in Channel collision". On This Day. BBC. 17 November 1953. Retrieved 10 January 2008.
  28. ^ Weiner, J. S.; Oakley, K. P.; Le Gros Clark, W. E. (20 November 1953). "The Solution of the Piltdown Problem". Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History), Geology Series. 2 (3): 141–6.
  29. ^ "Piltdown Man forgery". The Times. London. 21 November 1953. p. 6.
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  31. ^ "Lords vote for commercial television". On This Day. BBC. 26 November 1953. Archived from the original on 28 November 2007. Retrieved 10 January 2008.
  32. ^ "The Nobel Prize in Literature 1953". Retrieved 10 January 2008.
  33. ^ "The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1953". Retrieved 10 January 2008.
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  35. ^ "The Coming of the Cafes: 1953..." Classic Cafes. 1999–2008. Archived from the original on 23 March 2016. Retrieved 12 July 2010.
  36. ^ "Johnny Dankworth discography". 2010. Archived from the original on 2 January 2007. Retrieved 1 September 2010.
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  38. ^ Hyman, Basil; Braggs, Steven (1 December 2007). The G-Plan Revolution: a celebration of British Popular Furniture of the 1950s and 1960s. ISBN 978-1-86154-310-3.
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  43. ^ Booth children

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