On This Day

February 1893 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 1 Thomas Edison completes worlds 1st movie studio at West Orange, New Jersey

Inventor Thomas Edison
Inventor
Thomas Edison
  • Feb 2 1st movie close-up (of a sneeze), Edison studio, West Orange, New Jersey

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Feb 10 Jimmy Durante, American long-nosed comedian (and goodnight Mrs Calabash), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 19 Cedric Hardwicke, British stage actor (Rope, Suspicion, Peter Pan, Richard III), born in Lye, Worcestershire, England (d. 1964)
  • Feb 21 Vsevolod Pudovkin, Soviet film director/theorist (Mother, Deserter)
  • Feb 26 William Frawley, American actor (I Love Lucy, My 3 Sons), born in Burlington, Iowa (d. 1966)
  • Feb 28 Ben Hecht, American novelist/playwright/screenwriter (Front Page), born in NYC, New York