Events in Film & Television in 1903

Topsy the Elephant is Electrocuted

Jan 4 Topsy the elephant is electrocuted by her owners at Luna Park, Coney Island and filmed by Edison Manufacturing movie company [1]

Magic Show

Jan 12 Harry Houdini performs at Rembrandt theater, Amsterdam

  • Jan 21 Harry Houdini escapes from Halvemaansteeg police station in Amsterdam
  • Dec 1 "The Great Train Robbery" the 1st Western film, released starring Justus D. Barnes and G. M. Anderson