English History (Part 17)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1601 - 1,700 of 4,528

  • 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, English actor (first Doctor in Doctor Who, Jackpot), born in London (d. 1975)
  • 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)

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1908-03-05 Rex Harrison, English actor (My Fair Lady, Dr Doolittle), born in Huyton, England (d. 1990)

  • 1908-03-20 Michael Redgrave, British actor (Browning Version, Lady Vanishes), born in Bristol (d. 1985)

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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)
  • 1908-12-18 Celia Johnson, English actress (Happy Breed, Brief Encounter), born in Richmond, Surrey (d. 1982)
  • 1908-12-25 Quentin Crisp, English author (d. 1999)
  • 1909-01-11 Marguerite Kelsey, English model/painter (Haunting)
  • 1909-01-24 Ann Todd, English actress (The Paradine Case, Taste of Fear), born in Hartford, England (d. 1993)
  • 1909-01-30 Richard Hearne, Norwich England, actor (Capt Horatio Hornblower)
  • 1909-02-04 Kenneth W Howell, English Anglican bishop (Chile/Bolivia/Peru)
  • 1909-02-04 Robert Coote, actor (Timmy-Rogues, Theodore-Nero Wolfe), born in London, England
  • 1909-02-09 Heather Angel, Oxford England, actress (Informer, Last of Mohicans)
  • 1909-02-25 Geoffrey Dummer, electronics engineer, first to build integrated circuit / microchip, born in Hull England (d. 2002)
  • 1909-02-28 Stephen Spender, English poet and critic (Vienna, Edge of Darkness), born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1909-03-01 Terence De Marney, England, actor (Case Thomas-Johnny Ringo)
  • 1909-03-08 Hugh Murphy, English multi-millionaire
  • 1909-03-24 Thomas E "Tommy" Trinder, English radio comic/actor (Phoenix)
  • 1909-04-27 Muriel C Bradbrook, English writer (That Infidel Place)
  • 1909-05-15 James Mason, England, actor (Lolita, Bloodline, Boys From Brazil)
  • 1909-05-18 Fred Perry, English tennis star/commentator (Wimbledon, 1934-36)
  • 1909-05-19 Nicholas Winton, English Humanitarian ('British Schindler' - saved 600 children from Nazis), born in London (d. 2015)

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1909-06-07 Jessica Tandy, actress (Birds, Cocoon, Batteries Not Included), born in London, England

Actress Jessica Tandy
Actress
Jessica Tandy
  • 1909-06-28 Eric Ambler, suspense writer (Epitaph for a Spy), born in London, England
  • 1909-07-17 Hardy Amies, royal dressmaker (Queen Elizabeth II), born in London, England
  • 1909-07-28 Malcolm Lowry, English novelist (Under the Volcano)
  • 1909-07-30 Cyril Northcote Parkinson, English historian (Pursuit of Progress)
  • 1909-08-20 Andre Morell, actor (Hound of the Baskervilles), born in London, England
  • 1909-08-25 Michael Rennie, England, actor (Robe, Klatuu-Day the Earth Stood Still)
  • 1909-09-11 Anne Seymour, England, actress (Gemini Affair, Empire, Tim Conway Show)
  • 1909-11-09 Robert Douglas, [Finlayson], Bletchley England, actor (Adv of Don Juan)
  • 1909-12-04 Jimmy Jewel, English actor (d. 1995)
  • 1909-12-11 John Wyer, English sports car racing team manager (d. 1989)
  • 1909-12-18 Mona Barrie, [Smith], actress (Dawn on Great Divide), born in London, England
  • 1909-12-22 Patricia Hayes, English actress (d. 1998)
  • 1909-12-23 Maurice Denham, actor (Mr Love, Damn the Defiant), born in Beckenham England (d. 2002)

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1910-02-13 William Shockley, US physicist (Nobel 1956), racist, born in London, England

Physicist William Shockley
Physicist
William Shockley
  • 1910-02-15 9th earl of Jersey, English large landowner/art collector
  • 1910-02-20 Julian Trevelyan, English Surrealist painter/collage maker
  • 1910-02-22 Nicholas Monsarrat, novelist, born in Liverpool, England

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1910-03-01 David Niven, actor (Casino Royale, The Pink Panther), born in London, England (d. 1983)

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1910-03-01 Archer John Porter Martin, English chemist and Nobel laureate, born in London (d. 2002)

Nobel Prize Winning Chemist Archer John Porter Martin
Nobel Prize Winning Chemist
Archer John Porter Martin
  • 1910-03-22 Nicholas Monsarret, England, writer (Cruel Sea)
  • 1910-06-10 Robert Still, English composer (d. 1971)
  • 1910-06-12 Bill Naughton, English playwright (d. 1992)
  • 1910-06-15 David Rose, orchestra leader (Red Skelton Show, Stripper), born in London, England
  • 1910-06-22 Peter Pears, Farnham England, tenor (Death in Venice)
  • 1910-08-05 Jacquetta Hawkes, English archaeologist/author (A Country), (d. 1996)
  • 1910-09-06 Frank Fidler, English artist, born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1910-09-14 Jack Hawkins, actor (Ben-Four Just Men, Zulu, Malta Story), born in London, England
  • 1910-10-09 Donald Coggan, English archbishop of York/Canterbury (Glory of God)
  • 1910-10-29 Alfred J Ayer, England, Neopositivist philosopher/logician
  • 1910-12-01 Dame Alicia Markova, ballerina and choreographer (Diaghilev's Ballet Russe 1925-32), born in London, England
  • 1910-12-07 Edmundo Ros, English orchestra leader
  • 1910-12-13 Charles Alfred Coulson, British Chemist (theoretical), born in Dudley, England
  • 1910-12-22 Richard Ainley, actor (I Dood It, Above Suspicion), born in Middlesex, England
  • 1910-12-24 Betty Ann Davies, actress (Tough Guy), born in London, England
  • 1911-02-20 Margot Grahame English actress (The Three Musketeers), born in Canterbury (d. 1982)
  • 1911-03-24 Jane Beverly Drew, English modernist architect, born in Croydon (d. 1996)
  • 1911-04-05 Goddard Lieberson, Hanley Staffordshire England, recording exec
  • 1911-04-07 Kenneth Oakley, Amersham Buckinghamshire, English Anthropologist, Palaeontologist, and Geologist whose method for the relative dating of fossils using fluorine content was instrumental in exposing the Piltdown Man hoax
  • 1911-04-18 Francis Johnson, English architect, born in Bridlington (d. 1995)

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1911-05-23 Betty Nuthall, English tennis player (1930 U.S. Open champion), born in Surbiton, England (d. 1983)

Tennis Player Betty Nuthall
Tennis Player
Betty Nuthall
  • 1911-05-24 Barbara West, English survivor of the Titanic sinking (d. 2007)
  • 1911-07-10 Terry-Thomas, England, actor (It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World)
  • 1911-07-15 Juliet Pannett, English portrait painter
  • 1911-07-15 Edward Shackleton, English explorer (d. 1994)
  • 1911-07-17 Ted Anderson, English footballer (d. 1979)
  • 1911-08-10 A. N. Sherwin-White, English historian (d. 1993)
  • 1911-08-20 Ronald Udell, England, production designer (Pinewood Studios)

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1911-09-19 William Golding, English novelist (Lord of the Flies-Nobel 1983), born in Newquay, Cornwall (d. 1993)

Nobel Laureate and Novelist William Golding
Nobel Laureate and Novelist
William Golding
  • 1911-10-03 Michael Hordern, Hertfordshire England, actor (Friar Domingo-Shogun)
  • 1911-10-21 Peter Graves, English actor (Derby Day/Admirable Crichton), born in London, England
  • 1911-11-10 Harry Andrews, Kent England, actor (Equus, Man of La Mancha)
  • 1911-11-11 Patric Knowles [Reginald Lawrence Knowles], Horsforth, Yorkshire, English actor (Chisum, Arnold, Mutiny)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1601 - 1,700 of 2,237

  • 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)

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1984-10-20 Paul Dirac, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate, dies at 82

Theoretical Physicist and Nobel Laureat Paul Dirac
Theoretical Physicist and Nobel Laureat
Paul Dirac
  • 1984-12-08 Razzle, English Musician and drummer for Hanoi Rocks (b.1960)
  • 1984-12-09 Razzle, English drummer (Hanoi Rocks) (b. 1960)
  • 1984-12-15 Lennard Pearce, English actor (b. 1915)
  • 1985-01-04 Brian Gwynne Horrocks, English lt-general (A Full Life), dies at 89
  • 1985-02-06 James Hadley Chase, English writer (b. 1906)
  • 1985-02-07 Matt Monro, English singer (b. 1932)
  • 1985-02-28 David Byron, English singer (Uriah Heep) (b. 1947)
  • 1985-02-28 Ray Ellington, English singer (b. 1916)
  • 1985-08-30 Taylor Caldwell, English-born author (b. 1900)
  • 1985-12-02 Philip Larkin, [hermit of Hull], English poet, dies at 63
  • 1985-12-07 Robert Graves, English writer/poet (King Jesus), dies at 90
  • 1986-01-04 Christopher Isherwood, English novelist (Lions & Shadows), dies at 81
  • 1986-04-03 Peter Pears, English tenor (Death in Venice), dies at 75
  • 1986-05-01 Hylda Baker, English comedy actress (b. 1905)
  • 1986-05-20 Bernard Naylor, English Canadian composer, dies at 78
  • 1986-06-03 Anna Neagle, English actress (London Melody, Nurse Edith Cavell), dies at 81
  • 1986-08-31 Henry Moore, English sculptor/cartoonist, dies at 88
  • 1986-09-17 Patricia Phoenix, English actress (Coronation Street), dies at 62
  • 1986-10-05 James H. Wilkinson, English mathematician (b. 1919)
  • 1987-01-10 Sir David Robinson, English philanthropist and entrepreneur (b. 1904)
  • 1987-01-11 Albert Ferber, Swiss-English pianist (b. 1911)
  • 1987-01-19 Gerald Brenan, English writer, dies at 92
  • 1987-02-27 Joan Greenwood, English actress (Gentle Sex, Bad Sister), dies at 65
  • 1987-03-13 Gerald Moore, England, pianist (Am I Too Loud), dies at 87
  • 1987-03-28 Patrick Troughton, English actor (second Doctor in Doctor Who), dies of a heart attack at 67
  • 1987-08-24 Malcolm Kirk, English wrestler (b. 1936)
  • 1988-02-06 Marghanita Laski, English author (Victorian chaise-lounge), dies
  • 1988-05-16 Charles Keeping, English illustrator (b. 1924)
  • 1988-10-01 Sacheverell Sitwell, English writer (b. 1897)
  • 1988-10-20 Sheila Scott, English aviatrix (b. 1922)
  • 1988-10-27 Charles Hawtrey, English actor (Carry On), dies near London at 73
  • 1989-03-19 Alan Civil, English French horn player (b. 1929)
  • 1989-04-19 Daphne Du Maurier, English writer (Rebecca, Jamaica Inn), dies at 82
  • 1989-05-20 John R Hicks, English economist (Nobel 1972), dies
  • 1989-05-26 Don Revie, Former footballer and England and Leeds United Manager (b. 1927)
  • 1989-06-27 Alfred J Ayer, English philosopher (Logical Positivism), dies
  • 1989-07-10 Thomas E "Tommy" Trinder, English comic (Bitter Springs), dies at 80

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1989-07-11 Laurence Olivier, English stage and screen acting great (Hamlet, Rebecca), dies at 82

  • 1989-07-15 Laurie Cunningham, English footballer (b. 1956)
  • 1989-08-01 John Ogdon, English pianist/composer, dies at 52
  • 1989-08-29 Peter Scott, English explorer, naturalist, and painter (b. 1909)
  • 1989-12-15 Edward Underdown, English actor (b. 1908)
  • 1989-12-19 Dorothea "Stella" Gibbons, English journalist and author (Cold Comfort Farm), dies at 87
  • 1990-01-19 Semprini, English musician (b. 1908)
  • 1990-03-11 Dean Horrix, English footballer (b. 1961)
  • 1990-04-08 Doreen Sloane, English actress (Coronation Street), dies of cancer at 56

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1990-06-02 Rex Harrison, English actor (My Fair Lady), dies of cancer at 82

  • 1990-07-16 Sidney Torch, English composer, conductor and organist (b. 1908)
  • 1990-08-01 Norbert Elias, German/English/Neth philosopher/sociologist, dies
  • 1990-08-09 Joe Mercer, English footballer (b. 1914)
  • 1990-10-08 B.J. Wilson, English musician (Procol Harum) (b. 1947)
  • 1990-11-07 Lawrence Durrell, Indian/English author (Alexandria Quartet, Mount Olive), dies at 78
  • 1990-11-24 Dodie Smith, English novelist and playwright (b. 1896)
  • 1991-04-20 Steve Marriott, English guitarist (Small Faces), dies in a fire at 44
  • 1991-06-03 Eva Le Gallienne, English-American actress and director (Resurrection), dies at 92
  • 1991-07-21 Paul Warwick, English racing driver (b. 1969)
  • 1991-08-30 Alan Wheatley, English actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood), dies at 84
  • 1991-10-27 George Barker, English poet (b. 1913)
  • 1991-12-18 George Abecassis, English Formula 1 driver (b. 1913)
  • 1992-01-15 Dee Murray, English bassist (b. 1946)
  • 1992-01-17 Frank Pullen, English businessman and racehorse owner (b. 1915)
  • 1992-02-29 Ruth Pitter, English poet (b. 1897)
  • 1992-07-12 Reginald Beck, English film editor (Robbery, Accident, Boom), dies
  • 1992-08-09 Patrick A Devlin, England, judge/lead house of Lords, dies
  • 1992-08-12 Patricia Harmsworth, Lady Rothermere, [Bubbles], English socialite and actress, dies at 59
  • 1992-08-15 Marie Paxton, English actress, dies at 82
  • 1992-10-06 Denholm Elliott, English actor (Raiders of Lost Ark), dies at 70
  • 1992-11-09 Charles Fraser-Smith, English inventor (man who never was), dies
  • 1992-12-10 Dan Maskell, English tennis commentator (b. 1908)
  • 1992-12-21 Sybil Andrews, English/Canada painter, dies at 94
  • 1992-12-25 Helen B M Fennell Joseph, English/South Afr anti-apartheid, dies at 87
  • 1992-12-25 Monica Dickens, English/US journalist/author, dies at 77
  • 1992-12-27 Cardew "the Cad" [Douglas] Robinson, English comedian (Alfie), dies at 75
  • 1993-01-17 Albert Hourani, English historian (b. 1915)
  • 1993-01-23 Dudley Stevens, English entertainer, dies of AIDS at 57
  • 1993-02-12 James Bulger, English child abducted, tortured and beaten to death at 2, by 10 year old boys
  • 1993-02-18 Leslie Norman, English director/producer (Dunkirk), dies at 82
  • 1993-02-28 Joyce Carey, [Lawrence], English actress (Number 27), dies at 94
  • 1993-03-04 Nicholas Ridley, Lord Ridley of Liddesdale, English politician, Minister of Finance, dies at 64
  • 1993-03-10 C Northcote Parkinson, English historian/sociologist (Law of P), dies
  • 1993-03-20 Jonathan Ball, English youngster, killed by IRA at 3
  • 1993-04-18 Dame Elisabeth Frink, English sculptor and printmaker dies of cancer aged 62
  • 1993-04-29 Mick Ronson, English guitarist/producer (Mott the Hoople), dies at 46
  • 1993-04-30 Tommy Caton, English footballer (b. 1962)
  • 1993-05-09 Freya Stark, English author (Sunday Bloody Sunday), dies at 61
  • 1993-05-18 Pamela M Cunnington, English architect/writer, dies at 67
  • 1993-05-21 John Frost, English lt-kol (operation Market Garden 1944), dies at 80
  • 1993-06-10 Les Dawson, English Comedian (b. 1934)
  • 1993-06-11 Muriel C Bradbrook, English writer (Rise of Common Player), dies at 84
  • 1993-06-17 Angus Suttie, English potter, dies of AIDS at 46
  • 1993-07-31 Rob Jones "The Bass Thing" English musician (The Wonder Stuff), dies at 29
  • 1993-08-07 Roy Budd, English jazz pianist/composer (Paper Tiger), dies at 46
  • 1993-08-10 Ken England, US screenwriter (Good Girls Go to Paris), dies at 82