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Jump on our Virtual Newsstand as we journey back to 1953. See and read the comic books on sale month by month, and find out the major news of the day.

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January

Photograph of a UFO
The Robertson Panel, a scientific committee sponsored by the CIA meets. It has been formed to discuss recent UFO sightings more ...

February

Image of DNA
James D. Watson & Francis Crick announce discovery of the structure of DNA. It holds the genetic code for all living organisms more ...

March

Joseph Stalin
Joseph Stalin, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union suffers a stroke & dies after a dinner with ministers more ...

April

007 and a Walther PPK
Casino Royale written by Ian Fleming is published by Jonathan Cape. It introduces James Bond (Agent 007) to the world more ...

May

Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing
Edmund Hillary & Tenzing Norgay become the first men to reach the summit of Mount Everest, the highest point on earth more ...

June

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg
Julius & Ethel Rosenberg are executed for passing information about the atomic bomb to the Soviet Union more ...

July

Korean children in front of a tank
An armistice agreement signed at Panmunjom ends the Korean War. North & South Korea are divided on the 38th parallel more ...

August

Korean War POWs
Operation Big Switch begins to repatriate Korean War prisoners. 75,823 Communist & 12,773 UN prisoners will be freed more ...

September

Jackie Kennedy on her wedding day
Future US President John F Kennedy marries Jacqueline Lee Bouvier at St. Mary's Church in Newport, Rhode Island more ...

October

The UNIVAC 1103
The UNIVAC 1103 replaces the UNIVAC 1101. It is the first commercial computer using random access memory more ...

November

Scientists looking at skulls
The British Natural History Museum announce that, as long suspected, the skull of the Piltdown Man is in fact a hoax more ...

December

Hugh Hefner
The first issue of Playboy magazine is published by Hugh Hefner. The centerfold nude is Marilyn Monroe. It sells 54,175 copies more ...

Unknown Month In 1953

1953
Joseph Stalin dies - Hillary & Tenzing climb Everest - Korean War ends - Playboy magazine is first published more ...
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