1953 in television

List of years in television (table)

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


Ending this year

Date Show Debut
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
November 13 Front Page Detective 1951[4]
December 26 Bonino 1953
Unknown Café Continental (UK) 1947
Leave It to Larry 1952


Date Name Notability
January 5 Pamela Sue Martin Actress (Nancy Drew Mysteries)
January 20 Colleen Zenk Actress (As the World Turns)
January 29 Lynne McGranger Actress (Home and Away)
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, Last Man Standing)
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.
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