On This Day

April 1889 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 6 George Eastman begins selling his Kodak flexible rolled film for the first time

Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company George Eastman
Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company
George Eastman

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Apr 6 Barry Macollum, Irish actor (The Trouble with Harry), born in Ireland (d. 1971)
  • Apr 8 Adrian Boult, Chester England, conductor/composer (BBC Sym Orchestra)
  • Apr 14 James Stephenson, British actor (Letter, Espionage Agent, Nancy Drew), born in Selby, Yorkshire, England (d. 1941)

Person of interestCharlie Chaplin

Apr 16 Charlie Chaplin, British actor and comedian (City Lights, Gold Rush), born in London, England (d. 1977)

Comedian, Actor and Filmmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian, Actor and Filmmaker
Charlie Chaplin
  • Apr 28 Bryant Washburn, American actor (Exposure, Millionaire Kid, Nabonga), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1963)