August 1953 in history

August 1953 events chronologically

Aug 10 First Indochina War: The French Union withdraws its forces from Operation Camargue against the Viet Minh in central Vietnam
Aug 12 Nuclear weapons testing: The Soviet atomic bomb project continues with the detonation of Joe 4, the first Soviet thermonuclear weapon
Aug 12 The islands of Zakynthos and Kefalonia in Greece are severely damaged by an earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale
Aug 17 Addiction: First meeting of Narcotics Anonymous in Southern California
Aug 19 Cold War: The CIA and MI6 help to overthrow the government of Mohammad Mosaddegh in Iran and reinstate the Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
Aug 28 Nippon Television broadcasts Japan's first television show, including its first TV advertisement

Top 7 most famous people born in August 1953

Aug 4 Antonio Tajani an Italian politician and is one of the fourteen vice-presidents of the European Parliament. Before his current role, he was the European Commissioner for Industry and Entrepreneurship and was also one of the vice-presidents of the European Commission
Aug 8 Nigel Mansell a retired British racing driver who won both the Formula One World Championship and the CART Indy Car World Series. Mansell was the reigning F1 champion when he moved over to CART, becoming the first person to win the CART title in his debut season, and making him the only person to hold both titles simultaneously
Aug 9 Jean Tirole a French professor of economics. He focuses on industrial organization, game theory, banking and finance, and economics and psychology. In 2014 he was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his analysis of market power and regulation
Aug 11 Hulk Hogan an American professional wrestler, actor, television personality, entrepreneur, and musician currently signed with WWE.
Aug 14 James Horner an American composer, conductor, and orchestrator of film music. He is noted for the integration of choral and electronic elements in many of his film scores, and for frequent use of Celtic musical elements
Aug 17 Herta Müller a German-Romanian novelist, poet, essayist and recipient of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature. Born in Nițchidorf, Timiș County in Romania, her native language is German. Since the early 1990s she has been internationally established, and her works have been translated into more than twenty languages
Aug 30 Robert Parish a retired American basketball center. He was known for his strong defense and jump shooting, and was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003. In 1996, Parish was also named as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History. His nickname was The Chief, after the fictitious Chief Bromden, a silent, giant Native American character in the film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. According to Parish, former Celtics forward Cedric Maxwell gave him this nickname because of his stoic nature. He played an NBA-record 1,611 regular season games in his career

Top 7 most famous people died in August 1953

Aug 7 Abner Powell a Major league baseball player who was a member of the Washington Nationals of the Union Association in 1884. He later played for the Baltimore Orioles and the Cincinnati Red Stockings in 1886. He also managed and owned several teams, and he is best known for his innovations as a manager
Aug 11 Tazio Nuvolari an Italian motorcycle racer and racecar driver. Resident in Mantua, he was known as 'Il Mantovano Volante' and nicknamed 'Nivola'. His victories—72 major races, 150 in all—included 24 Grands Prix, five Coppa Cianos, two Mille Miglias, two Targa Florios, two RAC Tourist Trophies, a Le Mans 24-hour race, and a European Championship in Grand Prix racing. Ferdinand Porsche called him "the greatest driver of the past, the present, and the future."
Aug 14 Friedrich Schorr a renowned Austrian-Hungarian bass-baritone opera singer of Jewish origin. He later became a naturalized American
Aug 15 Ludwig Prandtl a German engineer. He was a pioneer in the development of rigorous systematic mathematical analyses which he used for underlying the science of aerodynamics, which have come to form the basis of the applied science of aeronautical engineering. In the 1920s he developed the mathematical basis for the fundamental principles of subsonic aerodynamics in particular; and in general up to and including transonic velocities. His studies identified the boundary layer, thin-airfoils, and lifting-line theories. The Prandtl number was named after him
Aug 17 Albert Austin an English actor, film star, director and script writer, noted mainly for his work in Charlie Chaplin films. He was the brother of actor William Austin
Aug 21 Nikolay Punin a Russian art scholar and writer. He edited several magazines, such as Izobrazitelnoye Iskusstvo among others, and was also co-founder of the Department of Iconography in the State Russian Museum. Punin was a lifelong friend and common-law husband of poet Anna Akhmatova who is famous for writing the poem Requiem
Aug 30 Theodore Rothstein a journalist, writer and communist. He served as a Soviet ambassador in the 1920s