Dion Boucicault

Actor and Playwright Dion Boucicault

Full Name: Dionysus Lardner Boursiquot
Profession: Actor and Playwright


Biography: Rip van Winkle, London Assurance

Born: December 26, 1820
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Star Sign: Capricorn

Died: September 18, 1890 (aged 69)

Historical Events

  • 1841-03-04 Dion Boucicault's stage comedy "London Assurance" opens at Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, London
  • 1851-03-06 Dion Boucicault's play "Love in a Maze" premieres in London
  • 1857-12-08 Dion Boucicault's stage drama "The Poor of New York" opens at Wallack's Lyceum Theatre, NYC
  • 1858-02-22 Dion Boucicault's play "Jessie Brown" premieres in NYC
  • 1858-05-28 Dion Boucicault's play "Foul Play" premieres in London
  • 1859-12-05 Dion Boucicault's stage melodrama "The Octaroon" opens at The Winter Garden Theatre, NYC
  • 1860-01-09 Dion Boucicault's stage drama "Jeanie Deans" opens at Laura Keene's Theatre, NYC
  • 1860-03-29 Dion Boucicault's stage melodrama "The Colleen Bawn, or The Brides of Garryowen" at Laura Keene's Theatre, NYC
  • 1862-02-10 Julius Benedict and Dion Boucicault's opera "Lily of Killarney" premieres at Convent Garden in London
  • 1874-11-14 Dion Boucicault's stage drama "The Shaughraun" opens at Wallack's Theatre, NYC