On This Day

1908 in Film & Television History

Events in Film & TV

  • May 21 1st American horror movie silent film "Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde" premieres in Chicago
  • Aug 14 The first beauty contest is held in Folkestone, England.
  • Aug 17 Booth Tarkington & Harry Leon Wilson's play "Man from Home" premieres in New York
  • Aug 17 Projection in Paris of the very first animated cartoon, Fantasmagorie realized by Émile Cohl

Actors and Actresses Who Died in 1908

  • Jan 10 Anna S Barbiers, Dutch actress (Klaasje Zevenster), dies at 65