On This Day

April 1896 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Apr 23 Vitascope system of movie projection 1st shown at Koster & Bial's Music Hall, New York City

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Apr 10 Edith Day, American actress (A Romance of the Air), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1971)
  • Apr 17 Señor Wences, Spanish ventriloquist (his hand acts as a puppet) and comedian, born in Peñaranda de Bracamonte, Salamanca, Spain (d. 1999)