August 1953 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Aug 1 KMBC TV channel 9 in Kansas City, Missouri (MET/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 1 KOBI TV channel 5 in Medford, Oregon (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 2 KCPQ TV channel 13 in Tacoma-Seattle, WA (IND) begins broadcasting

Film release premierFilm Release

Aug 5 "From Here to Eternity" based on book by James Jones, directed by Fred Zinnemann and starring Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift and Frank Sinatra is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1954)

Actor Burt Lancaster
Actor
Burt Lancaster
Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • Aug 14 KXLF TV channel 4 in Butte, MT (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 16 KTAL TV channel 6 in Shreveport-Texarkana, LA (NBC) begins
  • Aug 20 14th Venice Film Festival opens. No Golden Lion awarded
  • Aug 23 KBAK TV channel 29 in Bakersfield, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting

Film release premierFilm Release

Aug 27 "Roman Holiday", starring Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, and Eddie Albert, is released

  • Aug 29 KHSL TV channel 12 in Chico, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 31 KRBC TV channel 9 in Abilene, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 31 WKBG (now WLVI) TV channel 56 in Cambridge-Boston, MA (IND) begins

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Aug 2 Butch Patrick [Patrick Alan Lilley], American actor (Real McCoys, Eddie-Munsters), born in Inglewood, California
  • Aug 8 Don Most, American actor and director (Ralph Malph-Happy Days), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestHulk Hogan

Aug 11 Hulk Hogan, [Terry Bollea], WWF heavyweight champion (1984-89), born in Augusta, Georgia

WWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan
WWF Wrestler
Hulk Hogan
  • Aug 11 Sanford Jensen, American actor (Foley Square), born in South Haven, Michigan
  • Aug 14 James Horner, American film composer (Titanic, Apollo 13, Casper), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • Aug 16 Catlin O'Heaney, American actress (Snow White-Charmings), born in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
  • Aug 19 Nanni Moretti, Italian film actor, director and producer
  • Aug 20 Peter Horton, Bellevue Wash, actor (Gary-30 Something)
  • Aug 21 Ivan Stang, American writer and filmmaker (Church of the SubGenius), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Aug 22 Paul Ellering, American wrestling manager, born in Melrose, Minnesota
  • Aug 27 Peter Stormare, Swedish-born actor
  • Aug 29 Speedy Gonzales, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Chuck Jones and Michael Maltese (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Cat-Tails for Two"