On This Day … 20 May [2022]

Events 1891 – History of cinema: The first public display of Thomas Edison’s prototype kinetoscope. Thomas Edison Thomas Alva Edison (11 February 1847 to 18 October 1931) was an American inventor and businessman. He developed many devices in fields such as electric power generation, mass communication, sound recording, and motion pictures. These inventions, which include… Read More

On This Day … 18 May [2022]

Events 1912 – The first Indian film, Shree Pundalik by Dadasaheb Torne, is released in Mumbai. Cinema of Indian Cinema of India consists of films produced in India, where more than 1,800 movies are produced annually. Major centres of film production in the country include Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, New Delhi, Amritsar, Kochi, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar-Cuttack,… Read More

On This Day … 16 May [2022]

Events 1929 – In Hollywood, the first Academy Awards ceremony takes place. People (Births) 1990 – Thomas Brodie-Sangster, English actor. Academy Awards The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are awards for artistic and technical merit in the film industry. They are regarded by many as the most prestigious and significant awards in the… Read More

On This Day … 15 May [2022]

Events 1905 – Abraham Zapruder, American businessman and amateur photographer, filmed the Zapruder film (d. 1970). People (Births) 1893 – José Nepomuceno, Filipino filmmaker, founder of Philippine cinema (d. 1959). Zapruder Film The Zapruder film is a silent 8mm colour motion picture sequence shot by Abraham Zapruder with a Bell & Howell home-movie camera, as… Read More

On This Day … 14 May [2022]

People (Births) 1944 – George Lucas, American director, producer, and screenwriter, founded Lucasfilm. George Lucas George Walton Lucas Jr. (born 14 May 1944) is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, and entrepreneur. Lucas is best known for creating the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises and founding Lucasfilm, LucasArts, and Industrial Light & Magic. He… Read More

On This Day … 12 May [2022]

People (Births) 1966 – Stephen Baldwin, American actor. Stephen Baldwin Stephen Andrew Baldwin (born 12 May 1966) is an American actor, producer, and director. He has appeared in the films Born on the Fourth of July (1989), Posse (1993), 8 Seconds (1994), Threesome (1994), The Usual Suspects (1995), Bio-Dome (1996) and The Flintstones in Viva… Read More

On This Day … 11 May [2022]

People (Births) 1911 – Phil Silvers, American actor and comedian (d. 1985). 1927 – Bernard Fox, British actor (d. 2016). Phil Silvers Phil Silvers (born Phillip Silver; 11 May 1911 to 01 November 1985) was an American entertainer and comedic actor, known as “The King of Chutzpah”. His career as a professional entertainer spanned nearly… Read More

On This Day … 08 May [2022]

Events 1912 – Paramount Pictures is founded. People (Births) 1916 – Ramananda Sengupta, Indian cinematographer (d. 2017). 1926 – David Hurst, German actor (d. 2019). 1954 – David Keith, American actor and director. People (Deaths) 1952 – William Fox, Austrian businessman, founded Fox Theatres (b. 1879). 1988 – Robert A. Heinlein, American science fiction writer… Read More