Fun Facts image 1953

Financial

  • Yearly income: $4,000
  • New car: $1,650
  • Gallon of gas: .20¢
  • Color television: $1,175

Showbiz

  • "Bwana Devil" becomes first 3-D movie to premiere
  • First issue of Playboy magazine is published
  • Radio listeners introduced to Elvis Presley
  • Tim Allen born

Other Stuff

  • Spiral structure of DNA discovered
  • The Corvette goes on sale
  • First color television sold
  • Cigarette smoking discovered to cause lung cancer
  • Queen Elizabeth II crowned queen of England