American playwright, director and theatrical producer
1853 – Born on the 25th of July in San Francisco, California.
1882 – Belasco went to New York City where he worked as stage manager for the Madison Square Theater.
1885-1905 – Wrote plays "The Heart of Maryland" 1895, "Madame Butterfly" 1900, "The Girl of the Golden West" 1905.
1895 – He set himself up as an independent producer.
David Belasco was married to Cecilia Loverich for over fifty years; they had two daughters, Reina and Augusta.
1931 – He died on 25th of July in New York City and was interred in the Linden Hills Cemetery in Queens, New York.