English History (Part 17)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1601 - 1,700 of 4,652

  • 1906-10-09 John Dalrymple, 13th earl of Stair, Lord-Lieutenant of Wigtownshire (1961-83)
  • 1906-10-14 Benita Hume, British actress (Tarzan Escapes, High Treason, Halls of Ivy), born in London, England (d. 1967)
  • 1906-11-13 Hermione Baddeley, British actress (Camp Runamuck, Maude, Good Life), born in Broseley, England (d. 1986)
  • 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)
  • 1907-01-22 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, British actress (Gangway, First a Girl), born in London, England (d. 1981)
  • 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, British actress (Murder, Skin Game), born in London, England (d. 1976)
  • 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

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1907-05-22 Laurence Olivier, English actor (Rebecca, Hamlet, Jazz Singer), born in Dorking, Surrey (d. 1989)

  • 1907-06-01 Sir Frank Whittle, English RAF engineer air officer and inventor of the turbojet engine, born in Coventry, England (d. 1996)
  • 1907-06-04 Patience Strong, English poet and journalist (d. 1990)
  • 1907-06-27 Valerie Cossart, British actress (Hartmans), born in London, England (d. 1994)
  • 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, English actress (Project Moonbase), born in Weston-Super-Mare (d. 1992)
  • 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 [Dame Edith Margaret Emily Ashcroft], British actress (Dear Brutus, Happy Days), born in Croydon, Surrey, England (d. 1991)
  • 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, born in London, England (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
  • 1908-06-01 Percy Edwards, English entertainer (known for his animal impressions), born in Suffolk, England (d.1996)
  • 1908-07-14 Chaim Raphael, English Jewish scholar and novelist, born in Middlesbrough (d. 1994)
  • 1908-08-04 Osbert Lancaster, English cartoonist and author (Daily Express), born in London (d. 1986)
  • 1908-08-06 James Lees-Milne, English writer and architectural historian, born in Wickhamford, Worcestershire (d. 1997)
  • 1908-08-21 David Farrar, English actor (Beat Girl, I Accuse, Watusi), born in Forest Gate, London (d. 1995)
  • 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, actor (Capt Horatio Hornblower), born in Norwich, England
  • 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, British actress (Informer, Last of Mohicans), born in Oxford, England (d. 1986)
  • 1909-02-25 John Evan "Jasper" Weston-Davies [pen name Berkley Mather], English writer, born in Gloucester (d. 1996)
  • 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, British actress (Birds, Cocoon, Batteries Not Included), born in London, England (d. 1994)

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, English actor (Day the Earth Stood Still), born in Idle, West Yorkshire, England (d. 1971)
  • 1909-09-11 Anne Seymour, American actress (Gemini Affair, Empire, Tim Conway Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 1988)
  • 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], British-American actress (Dawn on Great Divide), born in London, England (d. 1964)
  • 1909-12-22 Patricia Hayes, British actress (A Fish Called Wanda), born in Wandsworth, London, England (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

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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 Monsarrat, English novelist (The Cruel Sea), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1979)
  • 1910-06-04 Christopher Cockerell, English inventor (Hovercraft), born in Cambridge, England (d. 1999)
  • 1910-06-10 Robert Still, English composer (d. 1971)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1601 - 1,700 of 2,314

  • 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

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1980-09-25 John Bonham, English rock drummer (Led Zeppelin), dies from asphyxiation after heavy alcohol intake at 32

Drummer John Bonham
Drummer
John Bonham
  • 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)
  • 1981-03-26 Cyril Dean Darlington, English biologist and geneticist who discovered the mechanics of chromosomal crossover and its role in inheritance and evolution, dies at 77
  • 1981-05-09 Ralph Allen, English footballer (b. 1906)
  • 1981-05-23 Rayner Heppenstall, English novelist (d. 1911)
  • 1981-09-03 Alec Waugh, English novelist (Island in the Sun), died after suffering a stroke at 83
  • 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, British 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
  • 1983-01-28 Billy Fury [Ronald Wycherley], English singer (That'll Be the Day), dies at 42 of heart failure
  • 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)
  • 1984-03-12 Arnold Ridley, English playwright and actor, dies at 88
  • 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 (quantum electrodynamics, Nobel 1933), 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)
  • 1985-04-05 Arthur Negus, English antiques expert and broadcaster (Antiques Roadshow), dies at 82
  • 1985-08-30 Taylor Caldwell [Janet Miriam Holland Taylor Caldwell], Anglo-American novelist (Dynasty of Death, Dear and Glorious Physician), dies at 84
  • 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 artist and sculptor (known for Three Piece Sculpture: Vertebrae), 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)
  • 1988-09-11 Roger Hargreaves, English author and illustrator of children's books (Mr. Men and Little Miss), dies of a stroke at 53
  • 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)
  • 1989-10-04 Graham Chapman, English comedian (Monty Python, Life of Brian), dies of cancer at 48
  • 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)
  • 1990-02-19 Michael Powell, English director (Life & Death of Col Blimp), dies at 84
  • 1990-03-11 Dean Horrix, English footballer (b. 1961)
  • 1990-04-08 Doreen Sloane, English actress (Coronation Street), dies of cancer at 56