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 & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney
Musician & member of the Beatles
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
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
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, actor (Gaslight, Goose Steps Out), born in Liverpool, England
  • 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, CEO (Liverpool FC)
  • 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
  • 1926-03-14 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)
  • 1934-05-25 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
  • 1940-03-14 Rita Tushingham, actress (Green Eyes, Doctor Zhivago), born in Liverpool, England

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, rock drummer (Gerry & The Pacemakers), born in Liverpool, England
  • 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)

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

Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney
Musician & member of the Beatles
Paul McCartney
  • 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
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 (Dr 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
  • 1965-06-12 Cathy Tyson, actress (Serpant & Rainbow), born in Liverpool, England
  • 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, CEO (Liverpool FC), dies at 74
  • 1996-02-08 Derek Worlock, English Roman Catholic Archbishop Liverpool, dies at 76