• The first submarine launch of the Regulus I missile from the USS Tunny on July 15.
  • Chance Vought delivers the last Navy F4U Corsair, the 12,571st unit, on February 1.
  • Korean armistice begins.
  • Jacqueline Cochran became the first woman to fly faster than the speed of sound in an F-86.

Regulus I leaving its submarine launch platform

Songs From 1953

  “Rock around the clock”
  “Ebb Tide”

Other Facts from 1953

President: Dwight Eisenhower



Average annual income


New car


Loaf of bread


Gallon of milk


Gallon of gas




Dow Jones Average      276