|Covid-19|Eastman Kodak is the first company to begin commercial production of film on a flexible transparent base, celluloid.
The first moving pictures developed on celluloid film are made in Hyde Park, London by William Friese Greene
Wordsworth Donisthorpe invents the Kinesigraph, which photographs a round image on 68 mm film.
William Dickson completes his work for Thomas Edison on the Kinetograph cylinder either in this year or 1890. Monkeyshines No. 1 becomes the first film shot on the system.
Hyde Park Corner, the first moving pictures developed on celluloid film and Leisurely Pedestrians, Open Topped Buses and Hansom Cabs with Trotting Horses, a lost film directed by William Friese-Greene
Monkeyshines No. 1 - contradictory sources indicate this was shot either in June 1889 or November 1890.
February 3 - Carl Theodor Dreyer, Danish director
February 8 - Siegfried Kracauer, German movie critic and journalist
Musidora, French actress, screenwriter, film director
Victor Fleming, American director and cinematographer
April 16 - Charlie Chaplin, British actor and film-maker
April 26 - Anita Loos – American writer and producer (died 1981)
May 3 - Beulah Bondi – American actress (died 1981)
May 20 - Karin Molander, Swedish actress
May 31 - Athene Seyler, British actress
June 11 - Wesley Ruggles, American movie director, producer
June 15 - Salka Viertel, Austro-Hungarian actress and screenwriter.
July 27 - Vera Karalli, Russian actress and ballerina
August 8 - Hans Egede Budtz, Danish actor
August 24 - Tom London, American actor
November 10 - Claude Rains, British-American actor
November 19 - Clifton Webb, American actor
1889 in film Wikipedia
The following is an overview of the events of 1889 in film, including a list of films released and notable births and deaths.