English History (Part 14)

Historical Events

Events 1301 - 1,313 of 1,313

  • 2015-01-26 Libby Lane is ordained as the first female bishop of the Church of England
  • 2015-03-26 Richard III of England (1452-1485) is reburied at Leicester Cathedral in England, after being discovered under a carpark in Leicester in 2012
  • 2015-05-03 Chelsea wins the 2014–15 English football Premier League
  • 2015-06-15 800 year anniversary of "the birthplace of modern democracy,", the signing of the Magna Carta by King John at Runymeade, England
  • 2015-08-23 English Indycar driver Justin Wilson suffers a head injury during a race crash at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania
  • 2015-08-30 English author Frederick Forsyth (The Day of the Jackal) reveals that he worked for MI6 for more than 20 years
  • 2015-09-19 Japan beats South Africa 34-32 in Brighton, England in the biggest upset in Rugby World Cup history
  • 2015-10-03 Host England loses to Australia 33-13 and crashes out of the Rugby World Cup at the pool stage
  • 2016-03-17 Archaeologists announce discovery of iron age warrior king buriel ground with 75 graves 2,500 years old in Pocklington, Northern England
  • 2016-03-24 English footballer Adam Johnson sentenced to 6 years in prison for sexual activity with a schoolgirl
  • 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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1301 - 1,400 of 4,443

  • 1894-01-22 Charles Morgan, England, writer (Fountain)

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1894-02-10 Harold Macmillan, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1957-63), born in London, England (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)
  • 1895-07-11 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
  • 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
  • 1896-10-15 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
  • 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
  • 1899-01-17 Nevil Shute [Norway], novelist (On the Beach, Town Like Alice), born in London, England
  • 1899-01-27 Granville English, composer
  • 1899-02-18 Arthur Bryant, English historian (King Charles II)
  • 1899-04-03 David Jack, English footballer (d. 1958)
  • 1899-04-22 Martyn Green, actor (Gilbert & Sullivan, Iceman Cometh), born in London, England
  • 1899-06-01 Edward Charles Titchmarsh, English mathematician (d. 1963)
  • 1899-07-01 Charles Laughton, England, actor (Mutiny on Bounty, Spartacus)
  • 1899-07-30 Gerald Moore, England, pianist (Am I Too Loud)
  • 1899-08-07 Rennie Riano, English-born American actress, born in London (d. 1971)

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1899-08-13 Alfred Hitchcock, English director (Psycho, Birds, Rear Window), born in Leytonstone, Essex (d. 1980)

  • 1899-08-19 Charlie Hall, English comedian actor (d. 1959)
  • 1899-08-27 Cecil Scott Forester, English historical novelist (Horatio Hornblower) (d. 1966)
  • 1899-11-23 Norman Hunter, English children's writer (Professor Branestawm), born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1899-12-02 John Barbirolli, English conductor (NY Philharmonic Orchestra)
  • 1899-12-04 Charles William (Charlie) Spencer Newcastle and England football player (d. 1953)
  • 1899-12-15 Frank Vosper, actor (Man Who Knew Too Much), born in London, England
  • 1899-12-15 Harold Abrahams, English sprinter (d. 1978)
  • 1899-12-16 Noel Coward, England, playwright (In Which We Serve-1942 Acad Award)
  • 1900-01-30 Sandy Powell, Rotherham England, costume designer (Rob Roy)
  • 1900-02-03 Mabel Mercer, English cabaret vocalist (Fly Me to the Moon)
  • 1900-02-12 Fred Emney, actor (Let the People Sing, Lilac Domino), born in London, England
  • 1900-02-21 Sydney Arnold, English comic/actor (Miss Jones & Son)
  • 1900-03-03 Edna Best, Hove England, actress (Key, Calendar, Escape, Intermezzo)
  • 1900-03-31 Henry WFA, English duke of Gloucester/earl of Ulters
  • 1900-04-07 Tebbs Lloyd Johnson, England, 50K walker (Olympic-bronze-1952)
  • 1900-04-19 Richard Arthur Warren Hughes, English writer (Fiction as Truth)
  • 1900-04-26 James Sutherland, English literature scholar/actor (Rob Roy 1953)
  • 1900-05-07 Ralph Truman, actor (Web of Evidence), born in London, England

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1301 - 1,400 of 2,203

  • 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 dies of heart failure at 65 in London, England

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 Blériot, 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 Min of For 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, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1856)

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).
  • 1941-01-05 Amy Johnson, British pilot who was the first female pilot to fly alone from Britain to Australia, dies during a ferry flight at 37
  • 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 (b. 1883)

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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)

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1947-12-14 Stanley Baldwin, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1923-24, 1924-29, 1935-37), dies at 80

British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin
British Prime Minister
Stanley Baldwin
  • 1948-05-28 Unity Mitford, English fascist sympathizer (b. 1914)
  • 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
  • 1951-08-21 (Leonard) Constant Lambert, English composer (Rio Grande), dies at 45