English History (Part 14)

Historical Events

Events 1301 - 1,305 of 1,305

  • 2016-04-03 ICC World Twenty20 won by the West Indies, beating at England by 4 wickets with 2 balls to spare at Eden Gardens in Kolkata
  • 2016-04-10 80th Masters Golf Tournament: England's Danny Willett wins, shooting a five-under 283
  • 2016-05-02 Leicester City win the English Premier League title after starting the season at 5,000-1 odds
  • 2016-12-12 Bill English is sworn in as New Zealand Prime Minister, succeeding John Key
  • 2017-02-05 Heavy metal band Black Sabbath play their last concert in their home town Birmingham, England

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1301 - 1,400 of 4,532

  • 1892-07-02 Jack Hylton, English orchestra leader/impresario (Crazy Passage Show)
  • 1892-09-06 Edward V Appleton, English physicist (Appleton-layer)
  • 1892-10-18 Leo G. Carroll, English actor (Topper, Man From Uncle), born in Weedon (d. 1972)
  • 1892-11-06 John Alcock, English pilot (1st non-stop flight across Atlantic Ocean)
  • 1892-11-28 Thomas Wood, English composer, born in Chorley, Lancashire (d. 1950)
  • 1892-12-06 F Osbert S Sitwell, poet/writer (Out of the Flame), born in London, England
  • 1892-12-07 Nora Nicholson, Leamington England, actress (Blue Lagoon, Crow Hollow)
  • 1892-12-21 Amy Key Clarke, English mystical poet (d. 1980)
  • 1892-12-25 Rebecca West, [Cicely Isabel Fairfield], English author (Meaning of Treason), born in London
  • 1893-01-31 Freya Stark, English explorer/ travel writer
  • 1893-02-16 Ivor Armstrong Richards, England, literary critic [OS]
  • 1893-02-19 Cedric Hardwicke, Stourbridge England, actor (Peter Pan, Richard III)
  • 1893-02-26 Ivor A "I A" Richards, English poet/critic (Meaning of Meaning) [NS]
  • 1893-03-18 Wilfred Owen, England, anti-war poet (Anthem for Doomed Youth)
  • 1893-04-03 Leslie Howard, [Stainer], actor (Gone With the Wind), born in London, England
  • 1893-05-08 Teddy Wakelam, English sports broadcaster and rugby union player (d. 1963)
  • 1893-05-15 Stanley Lupino, English comic (Cheer Up, Over She Goes), born in London (d. 1942)
  • 1893-05-26 Eugene Goossens, conductor/composer (Perseus), born in London, England
  • 1893-06-13 Dorothy Leigh Sayers, English novelist (9 Taylors)
  • 1893-06-30 Harold/Joseph Laski, English economist/Labour leader (1945-..)
  • 1893-07-20 George Llewelyn-Davies, English Peter Pan character model (d. 1915)
  • 1893-10-08 Orovida Camille Pissarro, Epping England, British painter and etcher
  • 1893-10-28 Christopher K Ingold, English chemist
  • 1894-01-10 Reginald Denham, Broadway director (Obsession, The Bad Seed), born in London, England
  • 1894-01-22 Charles Morgan, England, writer (Fountain)

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1894-02-10 Harold Macmillan, British Conservative politician, Prime Minister (1957-63), born in London (d. 1986)

British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan
British Prime Minister
Harold Macmillan
  • 1894-03-05 Henry Daniell, actor (Camille, Philadelphia Story, Body Snatchers), born in London, England
  • 1894-04-07 Gerald Brenan, English writer
  • 1894-04-10 Ben Nicholson, English painter/sculptor (Circle)
  • 1894-04-23 Basil Sydney, England, actor (Hamlet, Jassy, Simba, Farmer's Wife)
  • 1894-06-05 Roy Thomson, Lord Thomson of Fleet, English publisher (d. 1976)
  • 1894-06-06 Violet Trefusis, English writer and socialite who had a famous affair with writer Vita Sackville-West, born in London England (d. 1972)

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1894-06-23 Edward VIII, King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Empire and Emperor of India (Jan 20th, 1936 until his abdication on Dec 11th, 1936), born in Richmond, England (d. 1972)

King of Great Britain Edward VIII
King of Great Britain
Edward VIII
  • 1894-07-17 Mary Clare, actress (Evil Mind, Young & Innocent), born in London, England
  • 1894-07-23 Arthur Treacher, Brighton England, announcer (Merv Griffin Show)

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1894-07-26 Aldous Huxley, English author (Brave New World, Island), born in Godalming, Surrey (d. 1963)

  • 1894-11-11 Winifred Kingston, England, silent screen actress (David Garrick)
  • 1895-02-23 Richard Goolden, actor (School for Husbands), born in London, England
  • 1895-04-29 Malcolm Sargent, English conductor (Promenade Concerts)
  • 1895-05-20 Reginald J "R" Mitchell, English aviation manufacturer (Spitfire)
  • 1895-07-05 Gordon Jacob, English composer, born in London (d. 1984)
  • 1895-07-11 Dolly Wilde, English socialite (d. 1941)
  • 1895-07-18 Marie Ney, actress (Brief Ecstasy, Simba, Witchcraft), born in London, England
  • 1895-07-24 Robert Graves, writer/poet (I Claudius) [or 6/26], born in London, England
  • 1895-07-26 Jerry Verno, actor (River of Unrest, Sweeney Todd), born in London, England
  • 1895-09-26 Fay Holden, actress (Mother-Andy Hardy films), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1895-09-28 Charles Petrie, historian, born in Liverpool, England
  • 1895-10-31 Basil H Liddell Heart, English military historian/publicist
  • 1895-11-16 Michael Arlen, Armenia, English author (An American Verdict)
  • 1895-12-01 Henry Williamson, English author (d. 1977)
  • 1895-12-03 Anna Freud, Austrian/English psychoanalytist/daughter of Sigmund F

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1895-12-14 George VI, King of the United Kingdom (1936-52), born in Norfolk, England (d. 1952)

King of Great Britain George VI
King of Great Britain
George VI
  • 1896-01-07 Arnold Ridley, Bath England, actor/dramatist (The Ghost Train)
  • 1896-01-11 Eva Le Gallienne, English-American actress and director (Resurrection), born in London, England (d. 1991)
  • 1896-02-14 Arthur Milne [Edward Arthur Milne], Hull Yorkshire, English Astrophysicist (kinematic relativity)
  • 1896-05-03 Dodie Smith, English novelist and playwright (d. 1990)
  • 1896-05-18 Walter Fitzgerald, Keyhan Devonport England
  • 1896-05-19 Michael Balcon, producer/father of Jill Balcon, born in Birmingham, England
  • 1896-06-06 Henry Allingham, English first world war veteran
  • 1896-06-29 Irene Browne, England, actress (All at Sea, Peg O' My Heart)
  • 1896-07-25 Richard N Gale, English general/airborne commander (Normandy)
  • 1896-08-18 Alan Mowbray, actor (Dante, Colonel Flack), born in London, England
  • 1896-08-26 Richard Hammond, American composer, born in England (d. 1980)
  • 1896-10-15 Melville Cooper, TV panelist (I Got a Secret), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1896-10-24 Jack Warner, [Waters], actor (Christmas Carol), born in London, England
  • 1896-11-01 Edmund Blunden, English poet/critic (Undertones of War)
  • 1896-12-31 Ronald Adam, Herefordshire England, actor (Phantom Shot)
  • 1897-02-01 Denise Robins, romantic novelist (1st Long Kiss), born in London, England
  • 1897-03-27 Douglas Hartree, English mathematician and physicist
  • 1897-04-25 VAA Mary, English princess
  • 1897-05-07 Kitty McKane, England, tennis (Oly-gold/2 silver/2 bronze-1920, 24)
  • 1897-05-18 Jack Raine, actor (Quartet), born in London, England
  • 1897-05-27 John Douglas Cockroft, English physicist (Radar, Nobel 1951)
  • 1897-05-28 Henry Kendall, actor (Amazing Quest, Shadow, Rich & Strange), born in London, England
  • 1897-05-31 Margalo Gillmore, actress (Skirts Ahoy, High Society), born in London, England

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1897-06-12 Anthony Eden, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1955-57) and Foreign Secretary, born in Rushyford, England (d. 1977)

British Prime Minister Anthony Eden
British Prime Minister
Anthony Eden
  • 1897-06-22 Norbert Elias, English/Dutch philosopher (Process of Civilization)
  • 1897-06-25 Basil Radford, Chester England, actor (Whiskey Galore, Night Train)
  • 1897-09-03 Cecil Parker, Hastings England, actor (Indiscreet, Tale of 2 Cities)
  • 1897-09-26 Arthur Rhys Davids, English pilot (d. 1917)
  • 1897-11-02 Dennis King, Coventry England, comedian (Devil's Brother)
  • 1897-11-03 Frederick Russell, Bridport Dorset, English Marine Biologist who studied plankton life history and linked their depth in the seas to light availability helping explain long-term changes in the ecosystem
  • 1897-11-15 Sacheverell Sitwell, English poet/author (People's Palace)
  • 1897-11-16 Halliwell Hobbes, Stratford-on-Avon England, actor (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde)
  • 1897-12-09 Hermione Gingold, actress (Gigi, Music Man), born in London, England
  • 1898-01-09 Gracie Fields, [Stansfield], England, music hall/vaudeville performer
  • 1898-02-12 Wallace Ford, [Samuel Jones Grundy], Batton England, actor (Deputy)
  • 1898-02-13 Neville Pearson, English publisher
  • 1898-02-25 William Thomas Astbury, English physicist/chemist (textiles)
  • 1898-03-26 Charles Shadwell, English conductor and bandleader (d. 1979)
  • 1898-03-30 Joyce Carey, English actress (Black Windmill)
  • 1898-04-19 Sybil Andrews, English/Canadian painter
  • 1898-05-07 Vera Chapman, English writer and Tolkien Society founder, born in Bournemouth (d. 1996)
  • 1898-06-15 Thomas Henry Wait Armstrong, English organist and composer, born in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire (d. 1994)
  • 1898-06-18 Carleton Percy Hobbs, Farnborough England

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1898-07-04 Gertrude Lawrence, English actress (Mimi, Rembrandt) and musical performer, born in London (d. 1952)

Actress and Musical Performer Gertrude Lawrence
Actress and Musical Performer
Gertrude Lawrence
  • 1898-07-08 Alec Waugh, novelist (Island in the Sun); brother of Evelyn, born in London, England
  • 1898-07-30 Henry Moore, England, sculptor (Vertebrae)
  • 1898-10-18 George Cuzon, Amersham England, actor (Hooded Terror)
  • 1898-12-22 Lionel Charles Robbins, economist, born in Middlesex, England

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1301 - 1,400 of 2,237

  • 1925-02-22 Thomas C Allbutt, English physiologist, dies at 88
  • 1925-03-04 James Ward, English psychologist and philosopher (b. 1843)
  • 1925-05-14 Henry Rider Haggard, English writer (Dawn, She), dies
  • 1928-01-11 Thomas Hardy, English novelist (Far from the Madding Crowd) and poet, dies near Dorchester at 87
  • 1928-05-04 Barry E Odell Pain, English writer (Punch), dies at 63
  • 1928-06-14 Emmeline Pankhurst-Goulden, English feminist, dies
  • 1929-01-07 Henry Arthur Jones, English playwright (Silver King), dies at 77
  • 1929-06-28 Edward Carpenter, English poet (b. 1844)
  • 1929-07-11 Billy Mosforth, English footballer (b. 1857)
  • 1929-11-19 Arthur H Mann, English composer (Church of England Hymnal), dies
  • 1930-01-13 Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti, English Electrical Engineer and Inventor, dies at 65

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1930-03-02 D. H. Lawrence, English poet and writer (Lady Chatterley's Lover), dies of tuberculosis at 44

  • 1930-04-21 Robert Bridges, English poet, British Poet Laureate (1913-30), dies at 85
  • 1930-08-29 William Archibald Spooner, English writer (b. 1844)
  • 1931-03-27 Arnold Bennett, English novelist, dies at 63
  • 1931-05-14 Denys Finch Hatton, English big-game hunter (b. 1887)
  • 1932-01-21 [Giles] Lytton Strachey, English biographer and critic, dies at 51
  • 1932-01-24 Alfred Yarrow, English shipbuilder (b. 1842)
  • 1932-07-06 Kenneth Grahame, English author (The Wind in the Willows), dies at 73
  • 1932-09-16 Ronald Ross, English physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1857)
  • 1932-10-30 Paul S Methuen, English baron/fieldmarshal/gov of Natal, dies at 87
  • 1932-11-23 Percy Pitt, English composer (BBC), dies at 63
  • 1933-01-31 John Galsworthy, England, writer (Forsythe, Nobel 1932), dies at 65
  • 1933-02-04 Archibald Sayce, English educator (b. 1846)
  • 1933-09-07 Edward Grey, English viscount of Fallodon/Foreign minister, dies
  • 1933-09-20 Annie Besant, English theosophy (Esoteric Christianity), dies
  • 1934-02-23 Edward William Elgar, English composer (Coronation Ode), dies at 76
  • 1934-05-07 Edward Naylor, English composer, dies at 67
  • 1934-05-25 Gustav Theodore Holst, English composer (Ode to Death), dies at 59
  • 1934-06-10 Frederick Delius, English composer (Suite Florida), dies at 72

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1935-05-19 T. E. Lawrence [Lawrence of Arabia], British author, soldier and diplomat famous for his liaison role in Arabia during WWI, dies at 46, in a motorcycle accident in Dorset, England

Soldier and Writer T. E. Lawrence
Soldier and Writer
T. E. Lawrence
  • 1935-05-25 Sir Frank Watson Dyson, English astronomer (b. 1868)
  • 1935-08-21 John Hartley, English tennis player, double winner of Wimbledon (b. 1849)

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1936-01-18 Rudyard Kipling, English author (Gunga Din, Nobel 1907), dies at 70

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1936-03-12 David Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty and British Admiral of the Fleet during World War I (Battle of Jutland), dies of heart failure at 65

British Admiral of the Fleet David Beatty
British Admiral of the Fleet
David Beatty
  • 1936-04-30 Alfred Edward Housman, English poet (b. 1859)
  • 1936-05-14 Edmond HH Allenby, English fieldmarshal in Egypt, dies at 74
  • 1936-06-14 G. K. Chesterton [Gilbert Keith], English writer/poet (Father Brown), dies at 62
  • 1936-08-02 Louis BlĂ©riot, French aviator who made the first flight across the English Channel in a heavier than air aircraft, dies of a heart attack at 64
  • 1937-03-16 J Austen Chamberlain, English Minister of Foreign Affairs (Nobel), dies at 73
  • 1937-03-25 John Drinkwater, English poet/playwright (Bird in Hand), dies at 54
  • 1937-04-19 William M Conway, English historian/explorer (Spitzbergen), dies at 81
  • 1937-08-06 Annie E F Horniman, England, theater owner (Abbey Theatre), dies at 76
  • 1937-08-13 Arthur Plunkett, English civil engineer (b. 1890)
  • 1937-10-19 Betty Carver, wife of English WWII Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, dies
  • 1937-12-26 Ivor Gurney, English composer and poet, dies of tuberculosis at 47
  • 1938-04-16 Steve Bloomer, English footballer (b. 1874)
  • 1938-10-27 Lascelles Abercrombie, English poet/critic, dies at 57
  • 1939-03-18 Henry Simpson Lunn, English humanitarian and religious leader (b. 1859)
  • 1939-04-24 John Foulds, English composer, dies at 58
  • 1939-07-08 [Henry] Havelock Ellis, English sexologist (Man & Woman), dies at 80
  • 1939-11-25 Wilfred Trotter, English surgeon who was a pioneer in neurosurgery, popularized the concept of herd instinct, and was an authority in cancers of the head and neck, dies at 67
  • 1939-12-19 Eric Fogg, English composer, dies under a train at 36
  • 1940-03-29 Alexander Obolensky, Russian prince and famed Rugby Union footballer who played for England.(b. 1916)
  • 1940-04-09 Mrs Patrick Campbell, English actress (Outcast Lady, Riptide), dies
  • 1940-07-10 Donald Francis Tovey, English musicologist/composer, dies at 64
  • 1940-08-22 Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge, English physicist (b. 1851)

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1940-08-30 J. J. Thomson, English physicist who discovered the electron (Nobel 1906), dies at 83

Physicist J. J. Thomson
Physicist
J. J. Thomson
  • 1940-10-05 Ballington Booth, English Officer in The Salvation Army and co-founder of Volunteers of America
  • 1940-10-09 Wilfred Grenfell, English medical missionary to Newfoundland and Labrador (b. 1865).
  • 1941-01-10 Frank Bridge, English violinist/composer (Sea), dies at 61
  • 1942-03-10 William Henry Bragg, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1862)
  • 1942-06-07 Alan Blumlein, English electronics engineer (b. 1903)
  • 1942-06-10 Stanley Lupino, English comic (Cheer Up, Over She Goes), dies at 48
  • 1942-08-25 George EAE, English prince/earl of St Andrews, dies in battle at 39
  • 1943-01-09 Robin G Collingwood, English philosopher (Roman Britain), dies at 53
  • 1943-04-29 Sidney A K Keyes, English poet (Foreign Gate), dies at 20
  • 1943-09-23 Elinor Glyn, English author (b. 1864)

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1943-12-22 Beatrix Potter, English children's writer and illustrator ("The Tale of Peter Rabbit") dies aged 77

Children's Author Beatrix Potter
Children's Author
Beatrix Potter
  • 1944-07-17 Hugh Rigby, English portrait painter (King George V 1928-32), dies
  • 1944-07-18 George A Hartland, English MP (Norwich 1931-35), dies at 60
  • 1944-07-18 Thomas Sturge Moore, English poet (Centaurs' Booty), dies at 74
  • 1944-07-20 Arthur J Treadwell, English mayor of Stoke Newington, dies at about 71
  • 1944-08-19 Henry J Wood, English conductor (My Life of Music, Proms), dies at 75
  • 1944-09-20 John Grayburn, English (Victoria Cross), dies in battle in Arnhem
  • 1944-10-23 Charles Glover Barkla, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1877)
  • 1945-04-10 Charles Nordhoff, English-born writer (b. 1887)
  • 1946-03-08 Frederick Lanchester, English Engineer who built the first British petrol automobile (1896), dies at 77

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1946-04-21 John Maynard Keynes, English economist whose ideas changed the theory and practice of modern macroeconomics, dies of a heart attack at 62

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1946-08-13 H. G. Wells, English sci-fi author (The War of the Worlds, Time Machine), dies at 79

Author H. G. Wells
Author
H. G. Wells
  • 1946-10-16 Granville Ransome Bantock, English composer/conductor, dies at 78
  • 1946-12-17 Constance [Clara] Garnett, Russian-English translator, dies at 84
  • 1947-01-12 Jonas Cohn, German/English philosopher (Wertwissenschaft), dies at 77
  • 1947-01-30 Frederick F Blackman, English botanist, dies at 80
  • 1947-05-16 Frederick Hopkins, English biochemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1861)
  • 1947-05-30 Sidney Nicholson, English composer, dies at 72
  • 1947-10-13 Sydney Webb, England, writer/husband of Beatrice Potter, dies
  • 1947-10-26 Canon Edwin Sidney Savage, English rector (b. 1862)
  • 1948-05-28 Unity Mitford, English fascist sympathizer and one of the Mitford sisters, dies from the effects of a bullet in her head at 33
  • 1948-08-10 Montague Summers, English writer (b. 1880)
  • 1948-08-12 Harry Brearley, English inventor (b. 1871)
  • 1948-09-28 E. J. Ratcliffe, English stage and screen actor, dies at 85
  • 1948-12-31 Malcolm Campbell, English race driver, dies at 63
  • 1949-01-01 Malcolm Campbell, English cyclist (world speed-record), dies at 63
  • 1949-02-28 Stanley Marchant, English composer, dies at 65
  • 1949-03-07 Francis Dodd, English artist (b. 1874)
  • 1949-04-18 Will Hay, English comedian and actor (b. 1888)
  • 1950-09-21 Arthur Milne, English Astrophysicist (kinematic relativity), dies of a heart attack at 54
  • 1950-11-19 Thomas Wood, English composer, dies at 57
  • 1951-04-29 Ludwig J J Wittgenstein, Austria/English philosopher, dies at 62