On This Day

December 1952 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Dec 2 First human birth televised to public on KOA-TV Denver, Colorado
  • Dec 3 1st TV broadcast in Hawaii
  • Dec 7 KKTV TV channel 11 in Colorado Spgs-Pueblo, CO (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • Dec 10 WSLS TV channel 10 in Roanoke, VA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 14 KROD (now KDBC) TV channel 4 in El Paso, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 15 KHON TV channel 2 in Honolulu, HI (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 20 KHQ TV channel 6 in Spokane, WA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 21 WSBT TV channel 22 in South Bend, IN (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 22 WSBA (now WPMT) TV channel 43 in York, PA (IND) begins broadcasting

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Dec 2 Keith Szarabajka, American actor (The Equalizer), born in Oak Park, Illinois
  • Dec 3 Mel Smith, author, actor, and comedian (Morons From Outer Space), (d. 2013)
  • Dec 7 Georges Corraface, Greek-French actor and president of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, born in Paris, France
  • Dec 9 Michael Dorn, American actor (Worf-Star Trek Next Generation), born in Luling, Texas
  • Dec 10 Susan Dey, American actress (1st Love, Partridge Family, LA Law), born in Pekin, Illinois
  • Dec 11 Susan Seidelman, American film director (Desperately Seeking Susan), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 12 Cathy Rigby (McCoy), American gymnast (Olympics, 1968 & 1972), stage actress (Peter Pan), and sports commentator, born in Long Beach, California
  • Dec 12 Sarah Douglas, British actress (Conan; Superman II; Falcon Crest), born in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England
  • Dec 13 Sylvester Ritter (Junkyard Dog), American professional wrestler, born in Wadesboro, North Carolina (d. 1998)
  • Dec 14 Germain Houde, French Canadian actor, born in Petit-Saguenay, Quebec
  • Dec 14 John Lurie, American jazz saxophonist (Lounge Lizards), composer and actor (Down By Law; Stranger Than Paradise), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Dec 18 Rosie Vela, American model and singer-songwriter (Zazu, Fool's Paradise), born in Galveston, Texas
  • Dec 18 David Hentschel, British recording engineer, producer, and film score composer, born in Sussex, England
  • Dec 20 Jenny Agutter, English actress (Logan's Run, Equus, Amy), born in Taunton England
  • Dec 20 Sergio Vastano, Italian actor (Nightclub, Prete Bello), born in Rome, Italy
  • Dec 21 Dennis Boutsikaris, American actor (Batteries Not Included), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Dec 25 CCH Pounder, Guyanese American actress (ER. The Shield), born in Georgetown, French Guiana
  • Dec 27 Tovah Feldshuh, American actress (Idolmaker, Terror out of the Sky), born in NYC, New York