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1953: The year in review

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When CBC's Newsmagazine looks back on the news of 1953, it's not Canadian headlines that dominate. Rather, the news happened in far-flung regions of the world: fire on an ocean liner in Liverpool, floods overwhelm Europe, Soviet leader Joseph Stalin dies and South Africans demand the end of apartheid. And that's just in the first four months! In this roundup, the reelection of Prime Minister Louis St-Laurent and the first Stratford Festival are among the events happening in a "golden year" for Canada.

Medium: Television
Program: CBC Newsmagazine
Broadcast Date: Dec. 27, 1953
Duration: 28:43

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Among the other headlines in this item are:
• Cardinal Leger appointed
• U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower inaugurated
• Queen Mary, grandmother to Queen Elizabeth, dies at 85
• The Mau-Mau Uprising in Kenya
• Sir Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay climb Mount Everest
• Armistice in the Korean War and 291 Canadians dead
• The Shah returns to Iran


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