Events in Film & Television in May 1953

  • May 3 WTVO TV channel 17 in Rockford, IL (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • May 8 WIPB TV channel 49 in Muncie, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • May 10 KCBD TV channel 11 in Lubbock, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • May 12 KUHT TV channel 8 (PBS) in Houston, TX, begins broadcasting
  • May 23 WHIZ TV channel 18 in Zanesville, OH (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • May 25 1st non-commercial educational television station-Houston, Texas
  • May 28 Premier of 1st animated 3-D cartoon in Technicolor-"Melody"
  • May 31 WSUN TV channel 38 in St Petersburg-Tampa, FL (IND) 1st broadcast