On This Day

1895 in Film & Television History

Events in Film & TV

  • Mar 22 Auguste & Louis Lumiere show their 1st movie to an invited audience
  • Mar 30 British inventor Birt Acres films Oxford and Cambridge boat race
  • May 20 1st commercial movie performance (153 Broadway, NYC)
  • May 24 Henry Irving becomes the first actor to receive a knighthood
  • Jul 11 Auguste and Louis Lumière show film for scientists
  • Oct 2 1st cartoon comic strip is printed in a newspaper
  • Dec 28 Filmmakers the Lumiere brothers, hold the first commercial film screening at Salon Indien du Grand Café, Paris

Actors and Actresses Who Died in 1895

  • Feb 18 Karl Abs, German professional wrestler (b. 1851)