1953 in television

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



Series on the air in 1953[edit]


Ending this year[edit]

Date Show Debut
March 26 Biff Baker, U.S.A. 1952
April The Ernie Kovacs Show
May 3 Victory at Sea
June 26 Kaleidoscope (UK) 1946
November 13 Front Page Detective 1951[4]
December 26 Bonino 1953
Unknown The Amos 'n Andy Show 1951
Café Continental (UK) 1947
Leave It to Larry 1952


Date Name Notability
January 5 Pamela Sue Martin Actress (The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries)
January 20 Colleen Zenk Actress (As the World Turns)
February 11 Philip Anglim Actor
February 12 Joanna Kerns Actress (Growing Pains)
March 4 Kay Lenz Actress (Reasonable Doubts)
March 6 Jacklyn Zeman Actress (General Hospital)
April 19 Ruby Wax Comedic actress (Absolutely Fabulous)
May 6 Lynn Whitfield Actress (Without a Trace)
May 30 Colm Meaney Actor (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
June 13 Tim Allen Actor (Home Improvement)
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)
October 9 Tony Shalhoub Actor (Adrian Monk in Monk)
October 27 Robert Picardo Actor (Star Trek: Voyager)
October 31 Michael J. Anderson Actor (Twin Peaks)
November 3 Dennis Miller Talk show host, commentator, comedian (Saturday Night Live)
November 19 Robert Beltran Actor (Commander Chakotay on Star Trek: Voyager)
December 17 Bill Pullman Actor
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. ^ "Queen Elizabeth takes coronation oath". On This Day (BBC). 1953-06-02. Retrieved 2014-04-28. 
  2. ^ Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. "Society > The Monarchy > Canada's New Queen > Coronation of Queen Elizabeth > The Story". CBC. Retrieved 2009-12-17. 
  3. ^ Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. "Society > The Monarchy > Canada's New Queen > Coronation of Queen Elizabeth > Did You Know?". CBC. Retrieved 2009-12-17. 
  4. ^ Brooks, Tim & Marsh, Earle (1979). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network TV Shows: 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. ISBN 0-345-25525-9.