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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


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
September 30 A 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


Date Name Notability
January 5 Pamela Sue Martin Actress (The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, Dynasty)
January 8 Damián Alcázar Actor
Tonita Castro Actress (died 2016)
January 10 Pat Benatar Singer
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 15 Lynn Whitfield Actress (Without a Trace)
February 17 Becky Ann Baker Actress
February 19 Bill Kirchenbauer Actor (Just the Ten of Us)
February 21 William Petersen Actor (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation)
Christine Ebersole Actress
Peter Van Sant American television news reporter
March 4 Kay Lenz Actress (Reasonable Doubts)
March 6 Jacklyn Zeman Actress (General Hospital)
Armen Keteyian Armenian American television journalist
March 9 Lauren Koslow Actress (Days of Our Lives)
March 10 Paul Haggis Director
March 12 Ron Jeremy Actor
March 16 Micheline Charest Producer
March 24 Louie Anderson Actor (died 2022)
March 25 Mary Gross Actress (Saturday Night Live)
April 10 Pamela Redmond Satran American entrepreneur
April 16 Jay O. Sanders Actor
April 18 Rick Moranis Canadian actor and comedian
April 19 Ruby Wax Comedic actress (Absolutely Fabulous)
April 23 James Russo Actor
April 24 Eric Bogosian Actor (Law & Order: Criminal Intent)
May 1 David Gulpilil Actor (died 2021)
May 3 Jake Hooker Musician (died 2014)
May 9 Amy Hill Actress
May 16 Pierce Brosnan Irish actor (Remington Steele, The Son)
Peter Onorati Actor
May 17 Kathleen Sullivan Journalist
May 20 Michael Dinner Screenwriter
May 29 Danny Elfman Singer
May 30 Colm Meaney Actor (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
June 1 Diana Canova Actress
June 10 John Edwards Lawyer
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)
June 22 Cyndi Lauper Actress
July 4 Jon Plowman Producer
July 10 Marco Rodríguez Actor
July 11 Mindy Sterling Actress
Patricia Reyes Spíndola Actress
July 23 Lydia Cornell Actress (Too Close for Comfort)
July 29 Tim Gunn Actor
August 2 Butch Patrick Actor (The Munsters)
August 4 Tony Barnhart Reporter
August 8 Donny Most Actor (Happy Days)
August 9 Kathleen Matthews Reporter
August 11 Hulk Hogan Wrestler (Hogan Knows Best)
August 14 James Horner Composer (died 2015)
August 13 Jim Paratore Producer (died 2012)
August 16 Kathie Lee Gifford Singer and talk show co-host (Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee)
August 20 Peter Horton Actor (thirtysomething)
Ron Claiborne American journalist
August 26 Emiliano Díez Cuban actor (George Lopez)
August 27 Peter Stormare Swedish actor (Prison Break)
August 30 Robert Parish NBA basketball player
September 1 Jonathan LaPook American board-certified physician
September 4 Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs Actor (Welcome Back, Kotter)
September 6 Katherine Cannon Actress (Beverly Hills, 90210)
September 7 Kristin Griffith Actress
September 10 Amy Irving Actress
September 14 Robert Wisdom Actor (The Wire, Prison Break)
Kurt Fuller Actor
September 16 Lenny Clarke Comedian and actor (Rescue Me)
Jerry Pate Golfer
Christopher Rich Actor (Murphy Brown, Reba)
September 27 Robbie Shakespeare Producer (died 2021)
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 12 Les Dennis English television presenter
October 14 Greg Evigan Actor (My Two Dads)
October 20 Keith Hernandez Sports broadcaster
October 26 Lauren Tewes Actress (The Love Boat)
October 27 Robert Picardo Actor (China Beach, Star Trek: Voyager)
October 28 Desmond Child Songwriter
October 30 Charles Lewis Journalist
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)
Kate Capshaw Actress
November 5 Joyce Maynard American journalist
November 12 Carl Ciarfalio American actor
November 15 James Widdoes American actor
November 18 Kevin Nealon Actor and comedian (Saturday Night Live, Weeds, Glenn Martin, DDS)
Kath Soucie Actress
November 19 Robert Beltran Actor (Commander Chakotay on Star Trek: Voyager)
Tom Villard Actor (died 1994)
November 26 Jacki MacDonald Australian television personality
November 27 Curtis Armstrong Actor
November 28 Pamela Hayden Actress
December 6 Kin Shriner Actor (General Hospital)
December 7 Susie Coelho TV personality
December 8 Sam Kinison Comedian and actor (Charlie Hoover) (died 1992)
Kim Basinger Actress
December 9 John Malkovich Actor
December 11 Bess Armstrong Actress
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)
Jay Brazeau Actor
December 23 John Callahan Actor (died 2020)
December 29 Charlayne Woodard Actress
December 30 Meredith Vieira Journalist, talk show host, game show host (Who Wants to Be a Millionaire)
December 31 James Remar Actor (The Huntress)


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