April 1953 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Apr 1 KXMC TV channel 13 in Minot, ND (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 4 KFDA TV channel 10 in Amarillo, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 5 WEYI TV channel 25 in Saginaw, MI (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 10 "House of Wax" 1st color 3-D movie, premieres in New York
  • Apr 12 KFDX TV channel 3 in Wichita Falls, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 14 WHYN (now WGGB) TV channel 40 in Springfield-Holyoke, MA (ABC) begins
  • Apr 15 WHP TV channel 21 in Harrisburg, PA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 16 WAND TV channel 17 in Decatur, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 19 WAFB TV channel 9 in Baton Rouge, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 23 KTAR (now KPNX) TV channel 12 in Phoenix, AZ (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 23 WCOV TV channel 20 in Montgomery, AL (IND/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 23 "Shane", directed by George Stevens and based on the 1949 novel by Jack Schaefer, starring Alan Ladd and Jean Arthur, is released
  • Apr 29 The first U.S. experimental 3D-TV broadcast showed an episode of Space Patrol on Los Angeles ABC affiliate KECA-TV
  • Apr 29 6th Cannes Film Festival: "The Wages of Fear" directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Apr 2 Debralee Scott, Elizabeth NJ, actress (Cathy-Mary Hartman, Angie)
  • Apr 16 Jay O Sanders, actor (Meeting Venus, V I Warshawski), born in Austin, Texas

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Apr 18 Rick Moranis, Canadian actor (SCTV, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Spaceballs), born in Toronto, Ontario

Actor and Musician Rick Moranis
Actor and Musician
Rick Moranis
  • Apr 19 Ruby Wax, British television personality
  • Apr 22 Steve Bond, Haifa Israel, actor (General Hospital, To Die For)
  • Apr 23 James Russo, American actor (My Own Private Idaho, China Girl), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 24 Eric Bogosian, Woburn MA, actor (Talk Radio)
  • Apr 27 Arielle Dombasle, French singer and actress