Events in Film & Television in October 1953

  • Oct 1 KJEO TV channel 47 in Fresno, CA (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 1 KYTV TV channel 3 in Springfield, MO (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 1 WATE TV channel 6 in Knoxville, TN (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 1 WREX TV channel 13 in Rockford, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 2 "Comedy in Music (Victor Borge)" opens at John Golden NYC for 849 performances
  • Oct 3 KGGM TV channel 13 in Albuquerque, NM (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 6 WTVM TV channel 9 in Columbus, GA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 8 WTAP TV channel 15 in Parkersburg-Marietta, WV (NBC) begins
  • Oct 14 WTEN TV channel 10 in Albany, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 15 John Patrick's "Teahouse of the August Moon" premieres in New York
  • Oct 15 KOIN TV channel 6 in Portland, OR (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 15 WJNL (now WFAT) TV channel 19 in Johnstown, PA (IND) begins
  • Oct 18 WLJT TV channel 11 in Lexington, TN (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 18 WTVK TV channel 26 in Knoxville, TN (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 20 WRAU (now WHOI) TV channel 19 in Peoria, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 23 WTRF TV channel 7 in Wheeling-Steubenville, WV (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • Oct 24 KOOL (now KTSP) TV channel 10 in Phoenix, AZ (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 25 KIEM TV channel 3 in Eureka, CA (NBC/CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 31 TV broadcasting begins in Belgium