Events in Film & Television in 1849

  • May 10 Astor Place Riot: Backers of American actor and working class hero Edwin Forrest attempt to disrupt British actor William McReady's performance at Astor Place Opera House in NYC; Military troops supporting police shoot at the crowd, killing between 22 and 31 [1]

Film & TV History

Sep 10 1st performance by American actor Edwin Booth (Richard III)