On This Day

Dion Boucicault

Full Name: Dionysus Lardner Boursiquot
Profession: Actor and Playwright


Why Famous: Rip van Winkle, London Assurance

Born: December 26, 1822
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Star Sign: Capricorn

Died: September 18, 1890 (aged 67)

Historical Events

  • 1841-03-04 Dion Boucicault's "London Assurance" premieres in London
  • 1851-03-06 Dion Boucicault's "Love in a Maze" premieres in London
  • 1857-12-08 1st production of Dion Boucicault's "Poor of New York"
  • 1858-02-22 Dion Boucicault's "Jessie Brown" premieres in NYC
  • 1858-05-28 Dion Boucicault's "Foul Play" premieres in London
  • 1859-12-05 Dion Boucicault's play "Octaroon" premieres in NYC
  • 1860-03-29 Dion Boucicault's play "Colleen Bawn" premieres in NYC