On This Day

1914 in Film & Television History

Events in Film & TV

  • Feb 7 Charlie Chaplin debuts silent film character The Tramp in "Kid Auto Races at Venice"
  • Feb 12 "The Squaw Man", 1st feature-length film shot in Hollywood, directed by Cecil B. DeMille and Oscar Apfel, is released in the US
  • Apr 4 Film serial "Perils of Pauline" shown for the first time in Los Angeles
  • Nov 4 Vogue holds 1st model show ("Fashion Fete", NYC)
  • Dec 21 1st feature-length silent film comedy "Tillie's Punctured Romance" released starring Marie Dressler, Mabel Normand and Charlie Chaplin

Actors and Actresses Who Died in 1914

  • Mar 23 Teunis Stoel, Dutch actor and director (Small Theater), dies at 62