1953 in television

The year 1953 in television involved some significant events. Below is a list of television-related events during 1953.

List of years in television (table)
In radio



Series on the air in 1953


Ending this year

March 26 Biff Baker, U.S.A. 1952
April The Amos 'n Andy Show 1951
The Ernie Kovacs Show 1952
May 3 Victory at Sea
June 26 Kaleidoscope (UK) 1946
September 30A Date with Judy (prime time version)1952
November 13 Front Page Detective 1951[9]
December 26 Bonino 1953
Unknown Café Continental (UK) 1947
Leave It to Larry 1952


January 5 Pamela Sue Martin Actress (The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, Dynasty)
January 20 Colleen Zenk Actress (As the World Turns)
January 29 Paul Fusco Puppeteer (ALF)
Lynne McGranger Actress (Home and Away)
February 8 Mary Steenburgen Actress (The Last Man on Earth)
February 11 Philip Anglim Actor
February 12 Joanna Kerns Actress (Growing Pains)
February 19 Bill Kirchenbauer Actor (Just the Ten of Us)
March 4 Kay Lenz Actress (Reasonable Doubts)
March 6 Jacklyn Zeman Actress (General Hospital)
March 9 Lauren Koslow Actress (Days of Our Lives)
March 25 Mary Gross Actress (Saturday Night Live)
April 19 Ruby Wax Comedic actress (Absolutely Fabulous)
April 24 Eric Bogosian Actor (Law & Order: Criminal Intent)
May 6 Lynn Whitfield Actress (Without a Trace)
May 16 Pierce Brosnan Irish actor (Remington Steele, The Son)
May 30 Colm Meaney Actor (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
June 11 Peter Bergman Actor (All My Children, The Young and the Restless)
June 13 Tim Allen Actor (Home Improvement, Last Man Standing)
June 16 Valerie Mahaffey Actress and producer (Northern Exposure)
June 21 Michael Bowen Actor (Lost, Breaking Bad)
July 23 Lydia Cornell Actress (Too Close for Comfort)
August 2 Butch Patrick Actor (The Munsters)
August 8 Donny Most Actor (Happy Days)
August 11 Hulk Hogan Wrestler (Hogan Knows Best)
August 16 Kathie Lee Gifford Singer and talk show co-host (Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee)
Caitlin O'Heaney Actress (Tales of the Gold Monkey)
August 20 Peter Horton Actor (thirtysomething)
August 26 Emiliano Díez Cuban actor (George Lopez)
August 27 Peter Stormare Swedish actor (Prison Break)
September 4 Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs Actor (Welcome Back, Kotter)
September 6 Katherine Cannon Actress (Beverly Hills, 90210)
September 14 Robert Wisdom Actor (The Wire, Prison Break)
September 16 Lenny Clarke Comedian and actor (Rescue Me)
Christopher Rich Actor (Murphy Brown, Reba)
September 29 Drake Hogestyn Actor (Days of Our Lives)
October 6 Wendy Robie Actress (Twin Peaks)
October 7 Christopher Norris Actress (Trapper John, M.D.)
October 9 Tony Shalhoub Actor (Adrian Monk on Monk)
October 11 David Morse Actor (St. Elsewhere)
October 14 Greg Evigan Actor (My Two Dads)
October 26 Lauren Tewes Actress (The Love Boat)
October 27 Robert Picardo Actor (China Beach, Star Trek: Voyager)
October 31 Michael J. Anderson Actor (Twin Peaks)
Lynda Goodfriend Actress (Happy Days)
November 3 Dennis Miller Talk show host, commentator, comedian (Saturday Night Live)
November 18 Kevin Nealon Actor and comedian (Saturday Night Live, Weeds, Glenn Martin, DDS)
November 19 Robert Beltran Actor (Commander Chakotay on Star Trek: Voyager)
December 6 Kin Shriner Actor (General Hospital)
December 8 Sam Kinison Comedian and actor (Charlie Hoover) (died 1992)
December 14 Gail Matthius Actress (Saturday Night Live)
December 17 Barry Livingston Actor (My Three Sons)
Bill Pullman Actor
December 22 Bern Nadette Stanis Actress (Good Times)
December 30 Meredith Vieira Journalist, talk show host, game show host (Who Wants to Be a Millionaire)
December 31 James Remar Actor (The Huntress)


  1. Czechoslovak Television Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  2. "Queen Elizabeth takes coronation oath". On This Day. BBC. 1953-06-02. Retrieved 2014-04-28.
  3. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. "Society > The Monarchy > Canada's New Queen > Coronation of Queen Elizabeth > The Story". CBC. Retrieved 2009-12-17.
  4. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. "Society > The Monarchy > Canada's New Queen > Coronation of Queen Elizabeth > Did You Know?". CBC. Retrieved 2009-12-17.
  5. Nippon TV#History of Nippon Television Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  6. RecordTV#History#1950s: Beginnings Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  7. RCTV Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  8. Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle F. (2009). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present. Random House Publishing Group. p. 844. ISBN 9780307483201. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
  9. Brooks, Tim & Marsh, Earle (1979). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network TV Shows: 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. ISBN 0-345-25525-9.
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