English History (Part 16)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1501 - 1,600 of 4,652

  • 1902-09-21 Allen Lane, English publisher/founder (Penguin Books)
  • 1902-10-28 Elsa Lanchester, British actress (The Bride of Frankenstien), born in London, England (d. 1986)
  • 1902-12-09 Richard A Butler, England, Dutch min of Finance/Foreign affairs
  • 1902-12-20 George EAE, English prince/earl of St Andrews
  • 1903-01-06 Francis L Sullivan, actor (Missing Rembrandt), born in London, England
  • 1903-01-07 Alan Napier, actor (Alfred in Batman), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1903-01-10 Barbara Hepworth, British abstract sculptor and actress (Rescued by Rover), born in Wakefield, West Riding of Yorkshire (d. 1975)
  • 1903-02-21 Eric Fogg, English composer, born in Manchester (d. 1939)
  • 1903-02-27 Reginald Gardiner, Wimbledon England, actor (Great Dictator)
  • 1903-03-24 Malcolm Muggeridge, English writer (Observer of Life)
  • 1903-03-25 Gertrude "Binnie" Barnes, actress (Last of the Mohicans, 3 Musketeers), born in London, England (d. 1998)
  • 1903-03-29 Arthur Negus, English antiques expert and broadcaster (Antiques Roadshow), born in Reading (d. 1985)
  • 1903-04-15 John Williams, England, actor (Niles-Family Affair, Dial M for Murder)
  • 1903-05-12 Wilfrid Hyde-White, England, actor (My Fair Lady, Peyton Place)

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1903-05-29 Bob Hope [Leslie Townes Hope], British born American entertainer, born in London, England (d. 2003)

Entertainer Bob Hope
Entertainer
Bob Hope
  • 1903-06-01 Percy Whitlock, English composer and organist, born in Chatham (d. 1946)
  • 1903-06-29 Alan Blumlein, English electronics engineer (d. 1942)
  • 1903-07-01 Amy Johnson, British pilot, first female pilot to fly alone Britain to Australia, born in Kingston upon Hull, England (d. 1941)
  • 1903-07-01 Beatrix Lehmann, British actress (Candles at Nine, Staircase), born in Bourne End, Buckinghamshire, England (d. 1979)
  • 1903-07-13 Kenneth Clark, English art historian (d. 1983)
  • 1903-10-01 George Coulouris, actor (Runaway Bus), born in Manchester, England
  • 1903-10-04 Lord Roborough, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • 1903-10-28 Evelyn A Waugh, author (Brideshead Revisited, Scoop), born in London, England
  • 1903-11-11 Thomas Edward Allibone, Sheffield South Yorkshire, English Physicist (Manhattan Project, high-voltage particle acceleration)
  • 1903-11-27 Mona Washbourne, British actress (Stevie, Billie Liar, Driver's Seat), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1988)
  • 1903-12-17 Ray Noble, English bandleader and actor (d. 1978)
  • 1903-12-19 Cyril Dean Darlington, English biologist and geneticist who discovered the mechanics of chromosomal crossover and its role in inheritance and evolution, born in Chorley, England (d. 1981)
  • 1904-01-13 Richard Addinsell, composer (Taming of Shrew), born in London, England
  • 1904-01-14 Cecil Beaton, England, royal family photographer
  • 1904-01-18 Cary Grant [Archibald Alexander Leach], Bristol England, actor (Arsenic & Old Lace, North by Northwest)
  • 1904-02-20 Bramwell Fletcher, Yorkshire England, actor (White Cargo, Mummy)
  • 1904-03-16 Clive Morton, actor (Goodbye Mr Chips, Moonraker), born in London, England

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1904-04-14 John Gielgud, actor and director (Arthur, Ages of Man), born in London, England

  • 1904-05-06 Catherine Lacey, British actress (Sorcerors), born in London, England (d. 1979)
  • 1904-05-19 Anthony Bushell, Kent England, actor (Journey's End)
  • 1904-05-24 Patrick Johnson, English physicist (d. 1996)
  • 1904-06-02 Frank Runacres, English artist (d. 1
  • 1904-07-04 Angela Baddeley, actress (Ghost Train, Tom Jones), born in London, England
  • 1904-07-05 Harold Acton, English/Italian historian/art collector
  • 1904-07-06 Robert Whitney, Newcastle-on-Tyne England, conductor (Sospiro do Roma)
  • 1904-08-04 Joe Tate, English footballer, born in Old Hill, Cradley Heath, England (d. 1973)
  • 1904-08-26 Christopher Isherwood, English novelist (Goodbye to Berlin), born in High Lane, Cheshire (d. 1986)
  • 1904-09-19 Bergen Evans, Ohio, English professor ($64,000 Question)
  • 1904-09-30 Frank Lawton, actor (Devil Doll, Invisible Ray), born in London, England

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1904-10-02 [Henry] Graham Greene, English novelist (Brighton Rock, The Power and the Glory), born in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire (d. 1991)

  • 1904-10-13 Wilfred Pickles, Halifax England, actor (Billy Liar, Gay Dog)
  • 1904-10-20 Anna Neagle, English actress (London Melody, Nurse Edith Cavell), born in London, England (d. 1986)
  • 1904-11-08 Cedric Belfrage English-born writer (d. 1990)
  • 1904-11-28 Nancy Mitford, English author (Love in a Cold Climate), one of the Mitford sisters, born in London (d. 1973)
  • 1905-01-02 Michael Kemp Tippett, English composer/conductor (Child of our Time)
  • 1905-01-11 John Henry Jacques, Northumberland, England, co-operative retailer
  • 1905-01-15 Torin Thatcher, English actor (d. 1981)
  • 1905-01-26 Marquess of Bath, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • 1905-02-04 Hylda Baker, English comedy actress, born in Farnworth, Lancashire, England (d. 1986)
  • 1905-02-24 Eric Boyland, English biochemist (Cancer research), born in Manchester (d. 2002)
  • 1905-03-09 Peter C Quennell, English biographer/critic (Byron in Italy)
  • 1905-03-09 Rex Warner, English poet/writer (Wild Goose Chase)
  • 1905-03-10 Richard Haydn, English actor (d. 1985)

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1905-03-18 Robert Donat, English actor (Goodbye Mr Chips, Citadel), born in Manchester, England (d. 1958)

  • 1905-03-30 Albert Pierrepoint, English executioner (d. 1992)
  • 1905-05-29 Sebastian Shaw, Holt England, actor (Return of Jedi, Chimera)
  • 1905-05-31 Florence Desmond, English actress and comedian, born in Islington, London (d. 1993)
  • 1905-06-01 Robert Newton, England, actor (Henry V, Around the World in 80 Days)
  • 1905-06-05 John Abbott, actor (Smogasboard), born in London, England
  • 1905-07-12 John C F, son of English King George V
  • 1905-07-19 Boyd Neel, Blackheath, Kent England, conductor (Story of an Orch)
  • 1905-08-09 Leo Genn, actor (Affair in Monte Carlo), born in London, England
  • 1905-08-23 Leonard Constant Lambert, composer (King Pest), born in London, England
  • 1905-09-30 Michael Powell, English director/screen writer/producer (Red Shoes)
  • 1905-09-30 Ralph Forbes, actor (Romeo & Juliet, Daniel Boone), born in London, England
  • 1905-10-15 Charles P Snow, English novelist/scientist (Death Under Sail)
  • 1905-12-01 Ida Carroll, English musician and administrator, (d. 1995)
  • 1905-12-11 Robert Henriques, English writer (d. 1967)
  • 1905-12-21 Anthony Powell, English novelist (Infants of Spring)
  • 1905-12-31 Jule Styne, England, songwriter/composer (1954 Acad Award, 1968 Tony)
  • 1906-01-06 Benedict Vilakazi, South Africa, poet/educator (Zulu-English Dictionary)
  • 1906-01-16 Diana Wynyard, British actress (Cavalcade), born in London, England (d. 1964)
  • 1906-01-19 Lilian Harvey, Briths actress (Invitation to the Waltz), born in London, England (d. 1968)
  • 1906-01-22 Joe Gladwin, English actor (d. 1987)
  • 1906-02-26 Madeleine Carroll, British actress (39 Steps, Secret Agent), born in West Bromwich, West Midlands, England (d. 1987)
  • 1906-02-27 H Algernon F "Algy" Rumbold, English diplomat (South Africa/Tibet)
  • 1906-03-03 Donald Novis, Hastings England, actor (Monte Carlo)
  • 1906-03-16 Henny Youngman, American comedian and violinist (Take my wife ... please), born in London, England (d. 1998)
  • 1906-03-25 Alan J P Taylor, British historian (English history 1914-1915)
  • 1906-03-29 E Power Biggs, Westcliff-on-Sea England, organist/composer (CBS)
  • 1906-04-03 Kathleen Tillotson, Emeritus Professor of English (Bedford College)
  • 1906-04-05 Arthur Guy Clutton-Brock, English agronomist
  • 1906-04-10 Kathleen Major, principal (St Hilda's College, England)
  • 1906-05-04 Esmond Knight, East Sheen England, actor (Hamlet, Sleeping Murder)
  • 1906-05-29 Terence Hanbury White, novelist (England Have My Bones), born in Mumbai, India

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1906-05-29 T. H. White, English author (King Arthur), born in Bombay, India (d. 1964)

Author T. H. White
Author
T. H. White
  • 1906-06-22 Richard Fanshawe, England, equestion 3 day event (Olympic bronze 1936)
  • 1906-06-27 Catherine Cookson, English novelist (Bannaman Legacy)
  • 1906-06-28 Nancy Mayhew Youngman, English painter and educationalist, born in Maidstone, England (d. 1995)
  • 1906-06-30 Ralph Allen, English footballer (d. 1981)
  • 1906-08-18 Andre Van Gyseghem, English actor (Search for the Nile), born in Eltham, Kent, England (d. 1979)
  • 1906-08-28 John Betjeman, poet (Mount Zion) and English Poet Laureate (1972-1984), born in London (d. 1984)
  • 1906-09-11 Roye England, modeller/museum curator
  • 1906-09-21 Derrick De Marney, actor (Inheritance), born in London, England
  • 1906-09-27 William Empson, English poet/critic (Milton's God)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1501 - 1,600 of 2,314

  • 1963-08-30 Guy Burgess, English-born Soviet spy, dies of acute liver failure at 52
  • 1963-10-13 Henry Daniell, English actor (Woman in Green, Body Snatchers), dies
  • 1963-11-13 Margaret Murray, English anthropologist and Egyptologist (b. 1863)

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1963-11-22 Aldous Huxley, English author (Brave New World), dies at 69

  • 1963-11-22 William R Titterton, English author (Candle of the Stars), dies at 87
  • 1964-01-17 Terence Hanbury White, novelist (England Have My Bones), dies at 57

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1964-01-17 T. H. White, English author of the King Arthur novels, dies of heart failure at 57

Author T. H. White
Author
T. H. White
  • 1964-02-03 Sir Albert Richardson, English architect (b. 1880)
  • 1964-02-08 Tom Terriss, English director (His Buddy's Wife, Sumuru), dies at 91
  • 1964-08-13 Peter Anthony Allen is the last person executed (for murder) in England and United Kingdom at Walton Prison, Liverpool
  • 1964-09-18 Clive Bell, English art critic (b. 1881)
  • 1964-11-28 Jan Fabricius, Dutch/English playwright (Dolle Hans), dies at 93
  • 1964-12-09 Edith L Sitwell, English poet/author (Wheels), dies at 77
  • 1965-03-28 VAA Mary, English princess, dies at 67
  • 1965-04-21 Edward Victor Appleton, English physicist (Nobel Prize 1947), dies at 72
  • 1965-12-16 William Somerset Maugham, English author (Razor's Edge), dies at 91
  • 1965-12-22 Richard Dimbleby, English journalist and broadcaster (b. 1913)
  • 1966-03-07 Mike Millward, English musician (The Fourmost), dies of leukaemia at 23
  • 1966-04-02 Cecil Scott Forester, English author (Horatio Hornblower), dies at 66
  • 1966-05-14 Megan Lloyd George, English politician, dies at 64

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1966-05-24 Jim Barnes, English golfing pioneer (4 major wins), dies at 80

Pioneering Golfer Jim Barnes
Pioneering Golfer
Jim Barnes
  • 1966-07-01 Pauline Boty, English artist, dies of cancer at 29
  • 1966-07-30 Edward Gordon Craig, British modernist actor, director and theorist (On the art of theatre), dies at 94

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1966-10-10 Charlotte Cooper, English tennis champion and the 1st female Olympic champion in 1900, dies at 96

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • 1966-10-26 Alma Cogan, English singer (b. 1932)
  • 1967-01-22 Robert Henriques, English writer (b. 1905)
  • 1967-06-12 Bombardier Billy Wells [William Thomas Wells], English heavyweight boxer (Lionsdale Belt, 1911), dies at 79

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1967-07-08 Vivien Leigh, English actress (Gone with the Wind & A Streetcar Named Desire), dies of tuberculosis at 53

Actress Vivien Leigh
Actress
Vivien Leigh
  • 1967-07-21 Pierre Kemp, Dutch poet (English paint box), dies at 80
  • 1967-08-09 Joe Orton, English actor/playwright (Leaf, Murdered), dies at 34
  • 1967-09-01 Siegfried L Sassoon, English poet/writer (Counterattack), dies at 80
  • 1967-10-03 Malcolm Sargent, English conductor (Last Night of Proms), dies at 72
  • 1967-10-07 Norman Angell (Lane), English journalist/pacifist (Nobel 1933), dies
  • 1967-11-13 Harriet Cohen, English pianist (b. 1895)
  • 1968-05-01 Harold G Nicolson, English author (English sense of humor), dies at 71
  • 1968-08-31 George P Gooch, English historian/House of Commons leader, dies
  • 1968-09-01 Granville English, composer, dies at 69
  • 1968-12-29 Austin Farrer, English theologian and philosopher (b. 1904)
  • 1969-01-25 Irene Castle, English dancer (b. 1887)
  • 1969-05-04 Osbert Sitwell, English writer (b. 1892)
  • 1969-06-13 Martita Hunt, Argentine-born English actress (Great Expectations), dies at 69
  • 1969-07-03 Brian Jones [Lewis Brian Hopkin Jones], English musician (Rolling Stones), drowns to death at 27

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1969-08-09 Cecil Frank Powell, English physicist who discovered pion (pi-meson), a subatomic particle (Nobel 1950), dies at 65

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Cecil Frank Powell
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Cecil Frank Powell
  • 1969-08-14 Leonard Sidney Woolf, English publisher/writer, dies at 88
  • 1970-01-29 Basil H Liddell Hart, English military historian, dies at 74
  • 1970-01-30 Malcolm Keen, English actor (Uncle Chris-Mama), dies at 82
  • 1970-05-17 Nigel M Balchin, English author (My Executioner), dies at 61

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1970-06-07 E. M. Forster, English writer and novelist (Maurice, Passage to India), dies at 91

Writer and Novelist E. M. Forster
Writer and Novelist
E. M. Forster
  • 1970-07-07 Allen Lane [Williams], English publisher (Penguin Books), dies at 67
  • 1970-07-29 John G B Barbirolli, English conductor/composer, dies at 70
  • 1970-12-08 Christopher K Ingold, English chemist, dies at 77
  • 1970-12-31 Cyril M Scott, English composer/author (Alchemist), dies at 91
  • 1971-01-13 Robert Still, English composer, dies at 60
  • 1971-05-15 Tyrone Guthrie, English director, producer, and writer (b. 1900)
  • 1971-07-03 Renie Riano, English-born American actress dies after long illness at 71
  • 1972-01-15 Daisy Ashford, English child writer (The Young Visiters) (b. 1881)
  • 1972-03-01 Violet Trefusis, English writer and socialite who had a famous affair with writer Vita Sackville-West, dies at 77
  • 1972-05-22 Margaret Rutherford, English actress (Murder Ahoy, VIP's), dies at 80

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1972-10-01 Louis Leakey, Kenyan paleoanthropologist and archaeologist (Olduvai Gorge), dies at 68

Archaeologist and paleoanthropologist Louis Leakey
Archaeologist and paleoanthropologist
Louis Leakey
  • 1973-03-26 Noel Coward, English playwright (Private Letters), dies at 73
  • 1973-06-18 Roger Delgado, English actor (Agent 8 3/4, Hot Enough for June), dies at 55 (b. 1918)
  • 1973-06-30 Nancy Mitford, English author (Love in a Cold Climate), one of the Mitford sisters, dies of cancer at 68
  • 1973-07-29 Roger Williamson, English racing driver (b. 1948)
  • 1973-10-06 Dennis Price, English actor ( Kind Hearts and Coronets, Separate Tables), dies at 58 (b. 1915)
  • 1973-11-26 John Rostill, English rocker (The Shadows), electrocuted at 31
  • 1973-12-13 Henry Green, English author (b. 1905)

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1974-01-31 Samuel Goldwyn, Polish/English/US film magnate (MGM), dies of natural causes at 91

Hollywood Mogul Samuel Goldwyn
Hollywood Mogul
Samuel Goldwyn
  • 1974-06-10 Henry WFA, English duke of Gloucester/baron Culloden, dies at 74

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1974-07-24 James Chadwick, English physicist (Nobel 1935, discovered neutron), dies at 82

Physicist James Chadwick
Physicist
James Chadwick
  • 1974-11-26 Cyril Connolly, English intellectual (b. September 10, 1903)
  • 1975-01-08 John Gregson, English actor (Rooney, Assassin), dies at 55
  • 1975-02-14 Julian S Huxley, English scholar/dir-gen (UNESCO), dies at 87
  • 1975-02-14 P. G. Wodehouse, English-American writer (Bertie Wooster novels), dies at 93
  • 1975-03-27 Arthur Bliss, English composer/conductor (Checkmate), dies at 83
  • 1975-04-23 William Hartnell, English actor (first Doctor in Dr Who), dies at 67
  • 1975-05-20 Dame Barbara Hepworth, English sculptor, dies in fire at 72
  • 1975-07-04 Georgette Heyer, English novelist (Friday's Child), dies at 71

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1975-10-22 Arnold J. Toynbee, English historian (A Study of History), dies at 86

  • 1976-02-22 Michael Polany, Hungarians/English chemist/sociologist, dies at 84
  • 1976-04-25 Carol Reed, English film director (Agony & Ecstasy, Oliver!), dies at 69
  • 1976-10-14 Edith Evans, English actress (Tom Jones, Scrooge, Chalk Garden), dies at 88
  • 1977-03-10 E Power Biggs, English organist/composer (CBS), dies at 70
  • 1977-06-03 Archibald Vivian Hill, English physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1886)
  • 1977-06-19 Lady Olave Baden-Powell, English founder of the Girl Guides, dies at 88
  • 1977-08-13 Henry Williamson, English author (Tarka the Otter), dies
  • 1977-09-13 Leopold Stokowski, British conductor (Philadelphia Orchestra), dies of a heart attack at 95
  • 1977-10-15 Ralph Truman, English actor (Henry V, Treasure Island), dies at 77
  • 1977-11-14 Richard Addinsell, English composer (Alice in Wonderland), dies at 73
  • 1978-01-11 Michael Bates, English actor (Clockwork Orange, Salt & Pepper), dies at 57
  • 1978-01-18 Walter H. Thompson, English Scotland Yard detective, bodyguard of Winston Churchill (b. 1890)
  • 1978-02-04 Bergen Evans, English professor ($64,000 Question), dies at 73
  • 1978-04-03 Ray Noble, English bandleader and composer (b. 1903)
  • 1978-05-28 Arthur Brough, English actor (b. 1905)
  • 1978-07-10 Joe Davis, English snooker player (b. 1901)
  • 1978-10-22 John Riley, English poet (murdered) (b. 1937)

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1979-02-02 Sid Vicious [John Simon Ritchie], English bassist (Sex Pistols), dies of a heroin overdose at 21

Musician Sid Vicious
Musician
Sid Vicious
  • 1979-02-28 Jane Hylton, English actress (Adv of Sir Lancelot), dies at 52
  • 1979-03-23 Ted Anderson, English footballer (b. 1911)
  • 1979-07-16 Alfred Deller, English countertenor (b. 1912)
  • 1979-07-28 Charles Shadwell, English conductor and bandleader (b. 1898)