December 1953

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The following events occurred in December 1953:

December 1, 1953 (Tuesday)[edit]

December 2, 1953 (Wednesday)[edit]

December 3, 1953 (Thursday)[edit]

December 4, 1953 (Friday)[edit]

December 5, 1953 (Saturday)[edit]

December 6, 1953 (Sunday)[edit]

  • With the NBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Arturo Toscanini performs what he claims is his favorite Beethoven symphony, Eroica, for the last time. The live performance is broadcast nationwide on radio, and later released on records and CD.

December 7, 1953 (Monday)[edit]

  • A visit to Iran by American Vice President Richard Nixon sparks several days of riots, as an reaction to the August 19 overthrow of the government of Mohammed Mossadegh by the US-backed Shah. Three students are shot dead by police in Tehran. This event becomes an annual commemoration.

December 8, 1953 (Tuesday)[edit]

December 9, 1953 (Wednesday)[edit]

December 10, 1953 (Thursday)[edit]

December 11, 1953 (Friday)[edit]

December 12, 1953 (Saturday)[edit]

December 13, 1953 (Sunday)[edit]

December 14, 1953 (Monday)[edit]

December 15, 1953 (Tuesday)[edit]

December 16, 1953 (Wednesday)[edit]

December 17, 1953 (Thursday)[edit]

December 18, 1953 (Friday)[edit]

December 19, 1953 (Saturday)[edit]

December 20, 1953 (Sunday)[edit]

December 21, 1953 (Monday)[edit]

December 22, 1953 (Tuesday)[edit]

December 23, 1953 (Wednesday)[edit]

December 24, 1953 (Thursday)[edit]

December 25, 1953 (Friday)[edit]

  • The Amami Islands are returned to Japan after 8 years of United States military occupation.
  • Died:

December 26, 1953 (Saturday)[edit]

December 27, 1953 (Sunday)[edit]

December 28, 1953 (Monday)[edit]

December 29, 1953 (Tuesday)[edit]

December 30, 1953 (Wednesday)[edit]

  • The first color television sets go on sale for about US$1,175.

December 31, 1953 (Thursday)[edit]

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