On This Day

Events in Film & Television in 1926

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Jan 26 John Logie Baird gives the first public demonstration of television in his laboratory in London

Inventor of Television John Logie Baird
Inventor of Television
John Logie Baird

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Feb 8 Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio becomes Walt Disney Studios

Animator Walt Disney
Animator
Walt Disney

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May 20 Thomas Edison says Americans prefer silent movies over talkies

Inventor Thomas Edison
Inventor
Thomas Edison
  • Aug 6 "Don Juan" starring John Barrymore is released by Warner Bros, the 1st feature-length film to utilize the Vitaphone sound-on-disc sound system with a synchronized musical score and sound effects
  • Aug 18 Weather map televised for 1st time
  • Oct 7 Actress Theo Mann-Master resigns from stage
  • Oct 9 NBC (National Broadcasting Corporation) forms
  • Nov 15 1st formal radio network, RCA takes over AT&T 25 station Network (NBC)

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Nov 23 Noël Coward's "This Was a Man" premieres in NYC

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward
  • Dec 10 1st radio broadcast in the Sprinfield area (WCBS)