Liverpool UK in History

Historical Events

  • 1315-10-25 Adam Banastre, Henry de Lea and William Bradshaw, led an attack on Liverpool Castle.
  • 1829-06-08 1st UK municipal swimming pool outside of London opens in Liverpool
  • 1830-09-15 Duke of Wellington opens Liverpool & Manchester Railway
  • 1837-07-04 Grand Junction Railway, the world's first long-distance railway, opens between Birmingham and Liverpool.
  • 1840-07-04 The Cunard Line's 700 ton wooden paddle steamer RMS Britannia departs from Liverpool bound for Halifax, Nova Scotia on the first transatlantic crossing with a scheduled end.
  • 1851-01-01 City of Glasgow steamer inaugurates Philadelphia-Liverpool line
  • 1854-03-01 SS City of Glasgow leaves Liverpool harbour with apprpx 480 passengers and crew; she was never seen again
  • 1856-01-23 Steamer Pacific, leaves Liverpool on final voyage (lost at sea, 186 on board)
  • 1856-02-20 The steam packet-ship John Rutledge, en route from Liverpool to New York, struck an iceberg and sank with the loss of 120 passengers and 19 crew; only one survivor (Thomas Nye of New Bedford)
  • 1859-10-25 Merchant vessel Royal Charter runs aground at Liverpool, 459 die
  • 1864-06-01 Confederate cruiser Georgia sold to a British merchant in Liverpool.
  • 1866-03-19 Immigrant ship Monarch of the Seas sinks in Liverpool; 738 die
  • 1881-02-26 SS Ceylon begins 1st round-the-world cruise from Liverpool
  • 1897-05-20 37th British Golf Open: Harold Hilton shoots a 314 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club
  • 1901-10-19 Edward Elgar's "Pomp & Circumstance March" premieres in Liverpool
  • 1902-06-05 42nd British Golf Open: Sandy Herd shoots a 307 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club
  • 1904-03-12 1st main line electric train in UK (Liverpool to Southport)
  • 1907-06-21 47th British Golf Open: Arnaud Massy shoots a 312 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club
  • 1913-10-15 Train crash in Liverpool during "Black Week"
  • 1914-05-30 The new and then largest Cunard ocean liner RMS Aquitania, 45,647 tons, sets sails on her maiden voyage from Liverpool, England to New York City.
  • 1915-05-01 British liner Lusitania leaves NY for Liverpool
  • 1915-08-19 British liner "SS Arabic" sunk by German submarine without warning leaving Liverpool for New York; killing 44. Creates diplomatic incident
  • 1936-06-27 71st British Golf Open: Alf Padgham shoots a 287 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club
  • 1939-06-01 British submarine "Thetis" sinks in Liverpool Bay with all 99 aboard
  • 1941-05-03 -4] German air raid on Liverpool
  • 1947-07-04 76th British Golf Open: Fred Daly shoots a 293 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club
  • 1957-01-16 Cavern Club opens on Matthews Street in Liverpool, England, home of The Beatles' 1st appearance
  • 1961-03-21 The Beatles' first appearance at the Cavern Club in Liverpool
  • 1961-08-02 Beatles 1st gig as house band of Liverpool's Cavern Club
  • 1963-08-03 Beatles final performance at Cavern Club in Liverpool
  • 1966-02-28 Cavern Club (Beatles hangout) in Liverpool closes
  • 1966-05-05 Borussia Dortmund of West Germany win 6th European Cup Winner's Cup against Liverpool of England 2-1 in Glasgow
  • 1966-07-23 Cavern Club in Liverpool reopens
  • 1967-07-15 96th British Golf Open: Robert De Vicenzo shoots a 278 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club
  • 1968-08-11 Fifteen Guinea Special - last main-line steam passenger train service in Britain. Selection of British Rail steam locomotives make a return 120-mile journey Liverpool to Carlisle, before having their fires dropped for the last time.
  • 1972-06-17 "Long Haired Lover From Liverpool" by Little Jimmy Osmond peaks at #38
  • 1977-05-25 21st European Cup: Liverpool beats Borussia Monchengladbach 3-1 at Rome
  • 1978-05-10 22nd European Cup: Liverpool beats Club Brugge 1-0 at London
  • 1981-05-27 25th European Cup: Liverpool beats Real Madrid 1-0 at Paris
  • 1984-04-26 Liverpool's Cavern Club reopens
  • 1984-05-30 28th European Cup: Liverpool beats Roma (1-1, 4-2 on penalties) at Rome
  • 1985-05-29 29th European Cup: Juventus beats Liverpool 1-0 at Brussels

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989-05-08 Paul McCartney releases remake of "Ferry Cross the Mersey" in aid of those affected by the Hillsborough disaster, which claimed the lives of 95 Liverpool football fans

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • 1993-11-24 11 year old Robert Thompson and Jon Venables are convicted of the murder of English 2 year old James Bulger
  • 2000-10-07 Last ever competitive soccer match at Wembley Stadium, England defeated 1-0 by Germany, last goal scored by Liverpool's Dietmar Hammann. Match is Tony Adams' 60th at Wembley, the record for most appearances at the stadium.
  • 2005-05-25 13th UEFA Champions League Final: Liverpool beats Milan (3-3, 3-2 on penalties)

Sport awardGolf Major

2006-07-23 135th British Golf Open: Tiger Woods shoots a 270 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • 2007-05-23 15th UEFA Champions League Final: Milan beats Liverpool 2-1 at Athens
  • 2014-07-20 143rd British Golf Open: Rory McIlroy shoots a 271 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club

Famous Birthdays


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1847-03-10 Kate Sheppard, New Zealand suffragette and the most prominent member of New Zealand's women's suffrage movement, born in Liverpool, England (d. 1934)

Suffragette Kate Sheppard
Suffragette
Kate Sheppard
  • 1850-12-30 John Milne, British Geologist, Seismologist, and Anthropologist who developed the first modern seismograph, born in Liverpool, England
  • 1864-04-09 Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti, English electrical Engineer and Inventor, born in Liverpool, England
  • 1865-06-19 May Whitty, actress (Mrs Miniver, Suspicion), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1874-02-03 Franklyn Dyall, actor (Easy Virtue), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1891-01-01 Frank Pettingell, English actor (Gaslight, Goose Steps Out), born in Liverpool (d. 1966)
  • 1895-09-28 Charles Petrie, historian, born in Liverpool, England
  • 1900-06-06 Arthur Askey, actor (Bees in Paradise, Ghost Train), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1907-04-15 Gerald Abrahams, author (Teach Yourself Chess), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1910-02-22 Nicholas Monsarrat, novelist, born in Liverpool, England
  • 1912-01-03 Robert Flemyng, actor (Windom's Way, Young Winston), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1919-01-23 Bob Paisley, English soccer player/trainer/manager of FC Liverpool
  • 1919-03-15 John Gregson, actor (Gideon CID, Shirley's World), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1919-07-19 Patricia Medina, actress (High-Low), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2012)
  • 1919-11-25 Chaim Pearl, Jewish rabbi and scholar, born in Liverpool, England (d. 1995)
  • 1920-01-01 Roger Peacock, English writer (Thursday is Missing), born in Liverpool (d. 1996)
  • 1920-02-04 Derek Worlock, English Roman Catholic Archbishop Liverpool, born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1920-11-06 John Smith, English chairman of Liverpool F.C. (1973-90), (d. 1995)
  • 1921-10-02 Robert Runcie, [Kennedy], Archbishop of Canterbury, born in Liverpool, England
  • 1922-01-19 Ken Hughes, director (Casino Royale), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1926-02-24 Jean Alexander, English actress (Hilda Ogden on Coronation Street), born in Liverpool (d. 2016)
  • 1926-03-14 Lita Roza, English singer ("How Much is That Doggie in the Window"), born in Liverpool (d. 2008)
  • 1926-05-15 Anthony Shaffer, Engish playwright (Sleuth), twin brother to Peter, born in Liverpool (d. 2001)
  • 1926-05-15 Peter Shaffer, English playwright (Equus, Amadeus), twin brother to Anthony, born in Liverpool (d. 2016)
  • 1926-10-21 Leonard Rossiter, actor (Britannia Hospital), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1929-03-06 David Sheppard, bishop (Liverpool)/cricketer (England batsman)
  • 1931-08-28 John Shirley-Quirk, baritone (Death in Venice), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1932-04-10 Adrian Henri, poet/president (Liverpool Academy of Arts)
  • 1932-05-07 Derek Taylor, English publicist for the Beatles, born in Liverpool, Merseyside (d. 1997)
  • 1934-01-20 Tom Baker, English actor (fourth Doctor in Doctor Who), born in Liverpool
  • 1934-05-25 David J Burke, writer, born in Liverpool, England
  • 1934-07-04 Colin Welland, screenwriter (Chariots of Fire) and actor (Straw Dogs) born in Liverpool, England (d. 2015)
  • 1935-02-27 Alberto Remedios, British opera/concert singer, born in Liverpool (d. 2016)
  • 1936-02-09 Clive Swift, actor (Frenzy, Passage to India), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1936-08-01 Laurie Taylor, English sociologist and broadcaster (BBC Radio 4), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1939-04-21 John McCabe, British composer and pianist, born in Liverpool, Merseyside

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1940-07-07 Ringo Starr, [Richard Starkey], Beatles drummer (Magic Christian), born in Liverpool, England

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • 1940-07-16 Tony Jackson, rock bassist/vocalist (Searchers), born in Liverpool, England

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1940-10-09 John Lennon, British musician, pop star and member of The Beatles (Imagine), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1980)

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1940-10-23 Freddie Marsden, English rock drummer (Gerry and the Pacemakers), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2006)
  • 1941-04-17 Billy Fury, singer/guitarist (When Will You Say I Love You), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1941-06-09 Billy Hatton, English rocker (The Fourmost), born in Liverpool
  • 1941-08-30 John McNally, rock guitarist/vocalist (Searchers), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1942-03-03 Mike Pender, vocalist/guitarist (Searchers-Needles & Pins), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1942-03-12 Brian O'Hara, English rock musician (The Foremost), born in Liverpool (d. 1999)
  • 1942-03-14 Rita Tushingham, English actress (Green Eyes, Doctor Zhivago), born in Liverpool, England

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1942-06-18 Paul McCartney, English musician and member of The Beatles, born in Liverpool, England

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • 1942-10-16 Dave Lovelady, English musician (The Fourmost), born in Liverpool

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1943-02-25 George Harrison, English pop star and Beatle (Traveling Wilburys-My Sweet Lord), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2001)

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • 1943-05-27 Cilla Black [Priscilla White], pop singer and TV personality (Blind Date), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2015)
  • 1943-07-25 Jim McCarty, rock drummer (Yardbirds-For Your Love), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1943-08-19 Billy J Kramer, rock vocalist (The Dakotas-Bad to Me), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1944-01-07 Mike McGear, singer (Paul McCartney's brother), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1944-05-10 Jackie Lomax, English singer-songwriter (Is This What You Want), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2013)
  • 1945-02-13 Roy Dyke, rock drummer (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1945-09-12 David Garrick, singer (Dear Mrs Applebee), born in Liverpool, Merseyside (d. 2013)
  • 1946-02-01 Elisabeth Sladen, actress (Doctor Who, The Sarah Jane Adventures), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1946-08-26 Alison Steadman, actress (Life is Sweet), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1947-06-05 Tom Evans, rock bassist/vocalist (Badfinger), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1947-06-21 Joseph "Joey" Molland, British rock guitarist (Badfinger-Come & Get It), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1949-09-20 John W. Henry, American businessman and owner of sports teams (Boston Red Sox and Liverpool Football Club), born in Quincy, Illinois
  • 1950-04-22 Lewis Biggs, curator (Tate Gallery-North Liverpool)
  • 1951-05-27 John Conteh, British boxer, WBC Light Heavyweight crown (1974-77), born in Liverpool

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1956-08-21 Kim Cattrall, actress (Mannequin, Star Trek VI), born in Liverpool, England

Actress Kim Cattrall
Actress
Kim Cattrall
  • 1956-11-05 Mike Score, rock guitarist (Flock Of Seagulls), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1958-03-22 Pete Wylie, rocker (Sinful), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1959-11-14 Paul McGann, English actor (Eighth Doctor in Doctor Who), born in Liverpool, Lancashire
  • 1960-02-09 Holly Johnson, rock vocalist (Frankie Goes To Hollywood), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1960-08-12 Lonny Chin, playmate (Jan, 1983), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1962-05-26 Colin Vearncombe, singer-songwriter (Black-Wonderful Like), born in Liverpool, Merseyside (d. 2016)
  • 1963-02-02 Stephen McGann, actor (Catherine the Great), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1963-04-08 Julian Lennon, singer (Too Late for Goodbyes) and son of John, born in Liverpool, England
  • 1964-03-08 Peter [Ped] Gill, English drummer (Frankie Goes to Hollywood, born in Liverpool
  • 1965-06-12 Cathy Tyson, actress (Serpant & Rainbow), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1971-02-13 Sonia [Evans], British singer, born in Liverpool
  • 1987-01-09 Lucas Pezzini Leiva, Brazilian and Liverpool Footballer

Famous Weddings

  • 2015-06-29 Liverpool goalkeeper Brad Jones (33) weds model Dani Lawrence (28) at Peckforton Castle in Cheshire

Famous Deaths

  • 1964-08-13 Peter Anthony Allen is the last person executed (for murder) in England and United Kingdom at Walton Prison, Liverpool
  • 1985-05-29 39, die at Heysel Stadium in Liverpool in a riot prior to soccer match
  • 1995-02-01 John Smith, English chairman of Liverpool F.C. (1973-90), dies at 74
  • 1996-02-08 Derek Worlock, English Roman Catholic Archbishop Liverpool, dies at 76