The year 1953 in television involved some significant events. Below is a list of television-related events during 1953.

Events

Programs/programmes

Series on the air in 1953

Debuts

Ending this year

DateShowDebut
March 26Biff Baker, U.S.A.1952
AprilThe Amos 'n Andy Show1951
The Ernie Kovacs Show1952
May 3Victory at Sea
June 26Kaleidoscope (UK)1946
September 30A Date with Judy (prime time version)1952
November 13Front Page Detective1951
December 26Bonino1953
UnknownCafé Continental (UK)1947
Leave It to Larry1952

Births

DateNameNotability
January 5Pamela Sue MartinActress (The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, Dynasty)
January 20Colleen ZenkActress (As the World Turns)
January 29Paul FuscoPuppeteer (ALF)
Lynne McGrangerActress (Home and Away)
February 8Mary SteenburgenActress (The Last Man on Earth)
February 11Philip AnglimActor
February 12Joanna KernsActress (Growing Pains)
February 19Bill KirchenbauerActor (Just the Ten of Us)
March 4Kay LenzActress (Reasonable Doubts)
March 6Jacklyn ZemanActress (General Hospital)
March 9Lauren KoslowActress (Days of Our Lives)
March 25Mary GrossActress (Saturday Night Live
April 19Ruby WaxComedic actress (Absolutely Fabulous)
April 24Eric BogosianActor (Law & Order: Criminal Intent)
May 6Lynn WhitfieldActress (Without a Trace)
May 16Pierce BrosnanIrish actor (Remington Steele, The Son)
May 30Colm MeaneyActor (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
June 11Peter BergmanActor (All My Children, The Young and the Restless)
June 13Tim AllenActor (Home Improvement, Last Man Standing)
June 16Valerie MahaffeyActress and producer (Northern Exposure)
June 21Michael BowenActor (Lost, Breaking Bad)
July 23Lydia CornellActress (Too Close for Comfort)
August 2Butch PatrickActor (The Munsters)
August 8Donny MostActor (Happy Days)
August 11Hulk HoganWrestler (Hogan Knows Best)
August 16Kathie Lee GiffordSinger and talk show co-host (Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee)
Caitlin O'HeaneyActress (Tales of the Gold Monkey)
August 20Peter HortonActor (thirtysomething)
August 26Emiliano DíezCuban actor (George Lopez)
August 27Peter StormareSwedish actor (Prison Break)
September 4Lawrence Hilton-JacobsActor (Welcome Back, Kotter)
September 6Katherine CannonActress (Beverly Hills, 90210)
September 14Robert WisdomActor (The Wire, Prison Break)
September 16Lenny ClarkeComedian and actor (Rescue Me)
Christopher RichActor (Murphy Brown, Reba)
September 29Drake HogestynActor (Days of Our Lives)
October 6Wendy RobieActress (Twin Peaks)
October 7Christopher NorrisActress (Trapper John, M.D.)
October 9Tony ShalhoubActor (Adrian Monk on Monk)
October 11David MorseActor (St. Elsewhere)
October 14Greg EviganActor (My Two Dads)
October 26Lauren TewesActress (The Love Boat)
October 27Robert PicardoActor (China Beach, Star Trek: Voyager)
October 31Michael J. AndersonActor (Twin Peaks)
Lynda GoodfriendActress (Happy Days)
November 3Dennis MillerTalk show host, commentator, comedian (Saturday Night Live)
November 18Kevin NealonActor and comedian (Saturday Night Live, Weeds, Glenn Martin, DDS)
November 19Robert BeltranActor (Commander Chakotay on Star Trek: Voyager)
December 6Kin ShrinerActor (General Hospital)
December 14Gail MatthiusActress (Saturday Night Live)
December 17Barry LivingstonActor (My Three Sons)
Bill PullmanActor
December 22Bern Nadette StanisActress (Good Times)
December 30Meredith VieiraJournalist, talk show host, game show host (Who Wants to Be a Millionaire)
December 31James RemarActor (The Huntress)