Golden Jay Class of 1953

Welcome, Golden Jay Class of 1953,
to your Reunion information page!

Here, you'll find everything you need to know about your 70th class reunion, taking place during Alumni Weekend 2023, April 14 - 16.

Every five years, your class comes back home to the Homewood campus to meet with old friends, enjoy good food, revel in social, cultural and academic events, and make new memories. Come back to Baltimore April 14 - 16, 2023 and celebrate this milestone with us!

Check back with us in January, when we'll open up registration (with a few surprises).

Reunion Committee

Interested in getting involved with your reunion committee? We would love to have you! Please email and we will connect you with the staff liaisons who are working with your class.

Class Gift

Every gift you make shows the strength of our community and solidifies our standing in U.S. News and World Report's undergraduate rankings as a top 10 institution - 7th to be exact..

Your gift empowers our students, faculty, staff, and fellow alumni to become the best leaders, researchers, innovators, and change agents they can be. Make a gift in honor of your class reunion today! 

1953 - What a year to remember!

President & VP: Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard Nixon 
Popular Films: Roman Holiday, Summer with Monika, Peter Pan, Stalag 17, From Here to Eternity, Shane, Niagara, Tokyo Story, The Wages of Fear 
Cost of: Gas ($0.29), Bread ($0.16), Milk ($0.94), Car ($1,850), House ($17,500)  
Average Income: $3,200 
US Population:  160.18 Million 
Popular Songs: “Your Cheatin’ Heart” by Hank Williams, “That’s Amore” by Dean Martin, “Vaya Con Dios” by Les Paul & Mary Ford, “Song From Moulin Rouge: by Percy Faith, “Don’t Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes” by Perry Como  
Popular TV Shows: “I Love Lucy”, “Dragnet”, “Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts”, “You Bet Your Life”, “The Milton Berle Show”, “Arthur Godfrey and His Friends” 
Baby Names: Mary, Linda, Deborah, Patricia, Susan, Robert, James, Michael, John, David  
Sports: The Detroit Lions were the Super Bowl champs, the New York Yankees won the World Series, and the Montreal Canadiens clinched the Stanley Cup 
Other Notable Events: The Korean War ended in 1953 after three years and one month, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first people to successfully reach the summit of Mount Everest, Queen Elizabeth II was crowned Queen of England on June 2nd, 1953, Francis Crick and James Watson published their paper outlining the double-helix structure of human DNA 

Got Questions?

We’ve got answers. We want to make attending Alumni Weekend 2023, April 14 - 16 as easy as possible. Let us know if you have any questions. Send an email to or call 410-516-5185.



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