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Model Year 1953
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  PRES.  EISENHOWER  NOTES  
300  CORVETTES
BUILT IN 1953

Flint, Michigan (AP) - The President, Dwight D. Eisenhower, proclaimed this day as "America's Sports Car Day" in honor of the 1953 Corvette.

Vice President Richard M. Nixon released the final production numbers and statistics on the 1953 Corvette.

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CORVETTE DEBUTS IN 1953

  • The first Corvette was built on June 30
  • All Corvettes were Polo White w/red interior
THIS  YEAR'S  TOP HEADLINES
The World in Review
  • Joseph Stalin dies and Georgi Malenkov becomes Soviet Premier
  • Egypt becomes a Republic
  • Korean War ends
  • Alleged Communist Charlie Chaplin leaves U.S.
  • Tito becomes President of Yugoslavia
  • Mt. Everest ascended first by Edmund Hillary

COST OF LIVING IN AMERICA

  • Automobile = $1,850
  • Avg. Income = $4,000
  • Gal. Gasoline = $.21
  • New Home = $16,000
  • Postal Stamp = $.03
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ENTERTAINMENT  REPORT

  • Top Movies -
    From Here to Eternity, Roman Holiday, Shane, The Robe, Julius Caesar
  • Television -
    I Love Lucy's Little Ricky is born same day Lucille Ball gives birth to Desi Arnaz, Jr.
  • Music -
    Mister Sandman, Doggie In The Window
1953  CORVETTE BROCHURE

1953  SPORTS  EVENTS

  • World Series -
    NY Yankees defeated Brooklyn Dodgers (4-2)
  • NBA Championship -
    Minneapolis Lakers d.
    New York (4-1)
  • Stanley Cup -
    Montreal d. Boston (4-1)
  • Kentucky Derby -
    Dark Star

DEATHS THIS  YEAR

  • Queen Mary
  • Eugene O'Neill