September 1953 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Sep 1 WNOK (now WLTX) TV channel 19 in Columbia, SC (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • Sep 1 WTCN (now KARE) TV channel 11 in Minneapolis-St Paul, MN (MET) begins
  • Sep 4 WATR (now WTXX) TV channel 20 in Waterbury, CT (NBC) begins
  • Sep 4 WGEM TV channel 10 in Quincy-Hannibal, IL (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 9 WFIE TV channel 14 in Evansville, IN (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 11 KSBW TV channel 8 in Salinas-Monterey, CA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 11 WEHT TV channel 25 in Evansville, IN (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 13 KGTV TV channel 10 in San Diego, CA (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 15 KVOA TV channel 4 in Tucson, AZ (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 15 WVEC TV channel 13 in Hampton-Norfolk, VA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 16 1st movie in Cinemascope "The Robe" based on the book by Lloyd C. Douglas, directed by Henry Koster and starring Richard Burton and Jean Simmons premieres
  • Sep 21 KRDO TV channel 13 in Colorado Spgs-Pueblo, CO (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • Sep 23 KHQA TV channel 7 in Hannibal-Quincy, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 26 KERO TV channel 23 in Bakersfield, CA (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 27 KCMO (now KCTV) TV channel 5 in Kansas City, MO (CBS) begins
  • Sep 27 KNOE TV channel 8 in Monroe-West Monroe, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 27 KOLO TV channel 8 in Reno, NV (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 27 KQTV TV channel 2 in Saint Joseph, MO (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 27 WHBQ TV channel 13 in Memphis, Tennessee (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 27 WMAZ TV channel 13 in Macon, GA (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 27 WTOK TV channel 11 in Meridian, MS (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 28 "Bob & Ray Show" TV Variety last air on NBC
  • Sep 28 "Juvenile Jury" TV Children's last airs on NBC, moved to CBS
  • Sep 28 "Racket Squad" TV Crime Drama last airs on CBS
  • Sep 28 KOAT TV channel 7 in Albuquerque, NM (ABC/PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 29 "Buick-Berle Show" debuts on NBC-TV
  • Sep 29 "Make Room for Daddy" starring Danny Thomas, premieres on ABC-TV
  • Sep 30 WICS TV channel 20 in Springfield, IL (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 30 WMT (now KGAN) TV channel 2 in Cedar Rapids-Waterloo, IA (CBS) begins

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Sep 1 Beau Billingslea, American voice actor
  • Sep 1 Ted Petty, American professional wrestler (d. 2002)
  • Sep 3 Jean-Pierre Jeunet, French film director
  • Sep 4 Kengo Kimura, [Takashi Kimura], wrestler (NJPW)
  • Sep 4 Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs, American actor (Freddie-Welcome Back Kotter), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 6 Katherine Cannon, actress (Father Murphy, Survivors), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Sep 10 Amy Irving, actress (Yentl, Carrie, Crossing Delancy), born in Palo Alto, California
  • Sep 13 Taryn Power, daughter of Tyrone Power and actress (Maria), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 16 Lenny Clarke, actor (Officer Hampton-John Larroquette Show), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sep 21 John Mengatti, American actor (Nick-White Shadow, For Love & Honor), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 29 Drake Hogestyn, Ft Wayne Indiana, actor (7 Brides for 7 Brothers)
  • Sep 29 Jean-Claude Lauzon, director/writer (Leola, Night Zoo), born in Montreal, Quebec

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 8 Actress Lana Turner (32) weds "Tarzan of the Apes" actor Lex Barker (34)

Actress Lana Turner
Actress
Lana Turner
  • Sep 24 Singer Dick Haymes (35) weds Hollywood actress Rita Hayworth (34) at The Sands hotel-casino in Las Vegas

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Sep 5 Francis Ford, American actor (The Quiet Man), dies at 72
  • Sep 12 Lewis Stone, American actor (The Lost World, Prisoner of Zenda), dies of heart attack at 73