English History (Part 16)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1501 - 1,600 of 4,443

  • 1905-03-18 Robert Donat, England, actor (Goodbye Mr Chips, Citadel)
  • 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 (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 Winyard, actress (Cavalcade), born in London, England
  • 1906-01-22 Joe Gladwin, English actor (d. 1987)
  • 1906-02-26 Madeleine Carroll, England, actress (39 Steps, Secret Agent)
  • 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, Bombay India, novelist (England Have My Bones)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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)
  • 1906-06-30 Ralph Allen, English footballer (d. 1981)
  • 1906-08-18 Andre Van Gyseghem, England, actor (Search for the Nile)
  • 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)
  • 1906-10-09 13th earl of Stair, English lt-colonel/large landowner
  • 1906-10-14 Benita Hume, actress (Vicky-Halls of Ivy), born in London, England
  • 1906-11-13 Hermione Baddeley, England, actress (Camp Runamuck, Maude, Good Life)
  • 1906-11-30 Marina, princess of Greece/Denmark/husband of English prince George
  • 1906-12-02 John Bentley, England, actor (Hammer the Tuff)
  • 1906-12-16 Lord Margadale, English Conserv parliament leader/large landowner
  • 1906-12-30 Carol Reed, motion picture director (3rd Man, Oliver!), born in London, England (d. 1976)
  • 1907-01-19 Lillian Harvey, actress (Invitation to the Waltz), born in London, England
  • 1907-01-22 Dixie Dean, English footballer (d. 1980)
  • 1907-01-26 Henry Cotton, English golfer (British Open 1934, 1937, 1948)
  • 1907-01-27 Henry Cotton, English golf champion (won 3x British Open)
  • 1907-03-11 Jessie Matthews, actress (Gangway, First a Girl), born in London, England
  • 1907-04-03 Isaac Deutscher, Polish/English historian (Stalin/Trotsky biography)
  • 1907-04-11 Ivor Spencer-Thomas, English farmer, entrepreneur and inventor (d. 2001)
  • 1907-04-14 Phyllis Konstam, actress (Murder, Skin Game), born in London, England
  • 1907-04-15 Gerald Abrahams, author (Teach Yourself Chess), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1907-04-19 Alan Wheatley, England, actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood)
  • 1907-05-05 Kenneth Muir, English scholar
  • 1907-05-12 Leslie Charteris, English/US detective writer (Enter the Saint)
  • 1907-05-13 Daphne du Maurier, English writer (Rebecca, Parasites)
  • 1907-05-18 Clifford Curzon, pianist (MacFarren Gold Medal), born in London, England
  • 1907-05-22 Laurence Olivier, English actor (Rebecca, Hamlet, Jazz Singer), born in Dorking, Surrey (d. 1989)
  • 1907-06-01 Frank A Whittle, England inventor (jet engine)
  • 1907-06-04 Patience Strong, English poet and journalist (d. 1990)
  • 1907-06-27 Valerie Cossart, actress (Hartmans), born in London, England
  • 1907-07-23 Elspeth Josceline Huxley, English author
  • 1907-09-26 Ralph Michael, actor (Quest, Doctor in the House), born in London, England
  • 1907-09-29 Michael Shepley, Plymouth England, actor (Dick & the Duchess)
  • 1907-10-01 Barbara Morrison, Weston-Super-Mare England, actress (Project Moonbase)
  • 1907-10-31 Helen Lessore, English artist, born in London (d. 1994)
  • 1907-11-10 John Moore, English author (d. 1967)
  • 1907-11-19 Christian J H English, [Luc Tournier], Neth/Curacaos painter/composer
  • 1907-11-22 Bernard Naylor, English Canadian composer, born in Cambridge, England (d. 1986)
  • 1907-12-10 Rumer Godden, England, author (Thursday's Children)
  • 1907-12-12 Roy Douglas, English composer and arranger (Tomorrow We Live-At Dawn We Die)
  • 1907-12-14 Guy Middleton, Hove England, actor (Gentlemen Marrie Brunettes)
  • 1907-12-18 Christopher Fry, Bristol England, playwright (Ring Around the Moon)
  • 1907-12-22 Peggy Ashcroft, Croydon England, actress (Dear Brutus, Happy Days)
  • 1908-01-08 William Hartnell, actor (Agitator, Jackpot), born in London, England
  • 1908-01-10 Bernard Lee, English actor (M in James Bond movies), born in London, England
  • 1908-01-25 Lord Iliffe, English publisher (Coventry Evening Telegraph/Autocar)
  • 1908-01-26 Jill Esmond, English actress (d. 1990)
  • 1908-02-22 John Mills, England, actor (Big Sleep, King Rat, War & Peace)
  • 1908-03-05 Sir Rex Harrison, Huyton England, actor (My Fair Lady, Dr Doolittle)
  • 1908-03-20 Michael Redgrave, Bristol England, actor (Browning Version, Lady Vanishes)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1908-03-25 David Lean, English director (Doctor Zhivago, Ryan's Daughter), born in Croydon, England

Film Director David Lean
Film Director
David Lean
  • 1908-05-26 Robert Morley, England, actor (High Road to China, African Queen)
  • 1908-05-28 Ian Lancaster Fleming, author (James Bond novels), born in London, England
  • 1908-07-14 Chaim Raphael, English Jewish scholar and novelist, born in Middlesbrough (d. 1994)
  • 1908-08-04 Osbert Lancaster, English cartoonist/author (Daily Express)
  • 1908-08-06 James Lees-Milne, English writer and architectural historian, born in Wickhamford, Worcestershire (d. 1997)
  • 1908-08-21 David Farrar, Forest Gate England, actor (Beat Girl, I Accuse)
  • 1908-09-16 James "Jimmy" Johnson, English Labor MP (1950-59, 64-83)
  • 1908-10-07 Richard Caldicot, actor (Horse's Mouth), born in London, England
  • 1908-11-02 Reginald Beckwith, York England, actor (Genevieve, Doctor in Love)
  • 1908-11-20 Alistair Cooke, TV host (Masterpiece Theatre), born in Manchester, England
  • 1908-11-22 Michael Balfour, English historian, born in Oxford (d. 1995)
  • 1908-12-03 Nigel M Balchin, [Mark Spade], English author (Business for Pleasure)
  • 1908-12-03 Edward Underdown, English actor (d. 1989)
  • 1908-12-14 Laurence Naismith, Surrey England, actor (Judge Fulton-Persuaders)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1501 - 1,600 of 2,203

  • 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)
  • 1969-08-14 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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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, English anthropologist, dies at 68

Archaeologist Louis Leakey
Archaeologist
Louis Leakey
  • 1973-03-26 Noel Coward, English playwright (Private Letters), dies at 73
  • 1973-07-29 Roger Williamson, English racing driver (b. 1948)
  • 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), dies at 82

Physicist James Chadwick
Physicist
James Chadwick
  • 1974-11-26 Cyril Connolly, English intellectual (b. September 10, 1903)
  • 1975-02-14 Julian S Huxley, English scholar/dir-gen (UNESCO), dies at 87
  • 1975-02-14 Pelham G Wodehouse, English/US writer (Piccadilly Jim), dies at 93
  • 1975-03-27 Arthur Bliss, English composer/conductor (Checkmate), dies at 83
  • 1975-05-20 Dame Barbara Hepworth, English sculptor, dies in fire at 72
  • 1975-07-04 Georgette Heyer, English author (b. 1902)

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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
  • 1976-02-23 LS Lowry, English artist dies (b. 1887)
  • 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 Guide (b. 1889)
  • 1977-08-13 Henry Williamson, English author (Tarka the Otter), dies
  • 1977-09-13 Leopold Stokowski, symphonic conductors, dies in England, at 95
  • 1977-11-14 Richard Addinsell, English composer (Alice in Wonderland), dies at 73
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 1979-10-13 Rebecca Clarke, English classical composer and violist, dies at 93
  • 1980-01-11 Barbara Pym, English novelist (b. 1913)
  • 1980-01-25 Queenie Watts, English actress (b. 1926)
  • 1980-02-17 Graham Sutherland, English artist (official WWII war artist), dies at 76
  • 1980-03-01 Dixie Dean, English footballer (b. 1907)

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1980-04-29 Alfred Hitchcock, English director (Psycho, Birds, Rear Window), dies of renal failure at 80

  • 1980-05-18 Ian Curtis, English rock vocalist (Joy Division), commits suicide at 23
  • 1980-06-18 Terence Fisher, English film director (b. 1904)

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1980-07-24 Peter Sellers, English actor and comedian (The Goon Show, Pink Panther), dies at 54

Actor and Comedian Peter Sellers
Actor and Comedian
Peter Sellers
  • 1980-08-23 Norman Shelley, English radio actor (Churchill's Speech), dies at 77
  • 1980-09-25 John Bonham, English pop drummer (Led Zeppelin), overdoses at 32
  • 1980-10-27 Steve Peregrin Took, English musician (Tyrannosaurus Rex), dies of a drug overdose at 31
  • 1980-11-16 Imogen Hassall, English actress (Countess of Cleavage-Carry on Loving), suicide at 37
  • 1981-01-16 Bernard Lee, English actor (Fallen Idol, Dr No), dies at 73
  • 1981-02-26 Robert Aickman, English writer and conservationist (b. 1914)
  • 1981-05-09 Ralph Allen, English footballer (b. 1906)
  • 1981-05-23 Rayner Heppenstall, English novelist (d. 1911)
  • 1981-09-03 Alec Waugh, English writer (b. 1898)
  • 1981-09-15 Harold Bennett, English actor (b. 1899)
  • 1981-11-02 Kenneth Oakley, English Anthropologist, Palaeontologist, and Geologist whose method for the relative dating of fossils using fluorine content was instrumental in exposing the Piltdown Man hoax, dies at 70
  • 1981-12-13 Cornelius Cardew, English composer (Scratch Orchestra), dies in a hit and run accident at 45
  • 1982-02-06 Ben Nicholson, England, painter/sculptor (Circle), dies at 87
  • 1982-03-09 Richard A Butler, England, min of Finance, dies at 79
  • 1982-04-25 Celia Johnson, English actress (Brief Encounter, Happy Breed), dies at 73
  • 1982-07-29 Richard N Gale, English general/paracommandant, dies at 86
  • 1982-08-02 Cathleen Nesbitt, English actress (Separate Tables), dies at 93
  • 1982-09-01 Clifford M Curzon, England, pianist, dies at 75
  • 1982-09-10 Max Winders Maximilien, brought Belgium gold reserve to England, dies
  • 1982-10-08 Philip J Noel-Baker, English minister (Nobel 1959), dies at 92
  • 1982-11-13 Dorothy [Little-]Round, England, tennis star (Never on Sunday), dies
  • 1982-12-16 Colin Chapman, English engineer and automobile manufacturer, founder of Lotus Cars, dies at 54
  • 1983-03-08 William T Walton, English composer (Belhazzar's feast), dies at 80
  • 1983-03-15 Rebecca West, English writer (b. 1892)
  • 1983-03-18 Kenneth E. Boulding, English economist (b. 1910)
  • 1983-05-21 Kenneth Clark, English art historian (b. 1903)

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1983-10-10 Sir Ralph Richardson, English actor (Richard III), dies at 80

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1983-11-08 Betty Nuthall, English tennis player, dies at 72

Tennis Player Betty Nuthall
Tennis Player
Betty Nuthall
  • 1983-11-19 Tom Evans, English bass guitarist (Badfinger) (b. 1947)
  • 1984-02-03 Ravindra Mhatre, Indian diplomat, murdered at 48 by Kashmiri terrorists in Birmingham, England
  • 1984-03-07 Paul Rotha, English director (b. 1907)
  • 1984-03-30 Peter Yarrall, strongest Englishman/weighed 826 lb (374.7 kg), dies
  • 1984-04-20 Mabel Mercer, English/US singer (Fly me to the moon), dies at 84
  • 1984-05-19 John Betjeman, poet (Mount Zion) and English Poet Laureate (1972-1984), dies at 77
  • 1984-06-05 Frederick Russell, English Marine Biologist (plankton life history and long-term changes in marine ecosystems), dies at 86
  • 1984-08-14 John Boynton Priestley, English, stagewriter (Magicians), dies at 89
  • 1984-10-14 Martin Ryle, English radio astronomer, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics (b. 1918)