On This Day

Year 1865 in Film & Television

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 3 Henry Lytton, British actor and opera singer (The Mikado), born in London, England (d. 1936)
  • Jan 23 Benjamin Delmonte, Dutch theater director & actor (Black Haired Whore), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1944)
  • Feb 9 Mrs Patrick Campbell [Beatrice Tanner], English actress (Pygmalion), born in London, England (d. 1940)
  • Jun 19 May Whitty, British actress (Mrs Miniver, Suspicion), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1948)
  • Jun 26 George C. Pearce, American actor (The Shadow Sinister, British Agent, Valiant), born in NYC, New York (d. 1940)
  • Oct 26 Benjamin Guggenheim, American businessman, who dies aboard the Titanic, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1912)
  • Nov 12 Frans "Sas" van Aerschot, Flemish operetta actor (Paljas), born (d. 1939)
  • Dec 19 Minnie Maddern Fiske, American actress (Henrik Ibsen's plays), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1932)

Deaths in Film & TV


Person of interestJohn Wilkes Booth

Apr 26 John Wilkes Booth, American stage actor & assassin of US President Abraham Lincoln, shot at 26 by Union soldier Boston Corbett