Birthdays in Film & Television in 1838

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  • Feb 6 Henry Irving [John Brodribb], British Victorian actor, 1st actor to receive a knighthood (knighted 1895), born in Bradford, England (d. 1905)

Person of interestJohn Wilkes Booth

May 10 John Wilkes Booth, American stage actor and assassin of US President Abraham Lincoln, born in Bel Air, Maryland (d. 1865)

  • Jun 10 Meyer van Beem, Dutch actor (Mottige Janus, Black Venus), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1924)