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June 1878 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Historic InventionFirst Moving Images

Jun 15 World's first moving pictures caught on camera (used 12 cameras, each taking 1 picture) done to see if all 4 of a horse's hooves leave the ground

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The first moving images ever captured, Sallie Gardner at a Gallop, taken in 1878 by Eadweard Muybridge
The first moving images ever captured, Sallie Gardner at a Gallop, taken in 1878 by Eadweard Muybridge
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Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jun 5 William Franklin "Frank" Smith, American actor (Cowboy & Bandit, Scarlet Car, Frontier Days), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1961)
  • Jun 26 Ernest Torrence, Scottish actor (I Cover the Waterfront, Hunchback of Notre Dame), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1933)