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, Oak Park IL, actor (Nightlife)
  • Dec 3 Mel Smith, author, actor, and comedian (Morons From Outer Space), (d. 2013)
  • Dec 6 Terence Knox, Richland Wash, actor (Peter-St Elsewhere) [or 2/16/50]
  • Dec 7 Georges Corraface, Greek-French actor and president of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, born in Paris
  • Dec 9 Michael Dorn, actor (Worf-Star Trek Next Generation)
  • Dec 10 Susan Hallock Dey, Ill, actress (1st Love, Partridge Family, LA Law)
  • Dec 11 Susan Seidelman, American film director (Desperately Seeking Susan), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 12 Sarah Douglas, English 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 18 Rosie Vela, American model and singer-songwriter (Zazu, Fool's Paradise), born in Galveston, Texas
  • 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, Guyana-born actress
  • Dec 27 Tovah Feldshuh, American actress (Idolmaker, Terror out of the Sky), born in NYC, New York