English History (Part 18)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1701 - 1,800 of 4,652

  • 1910-06-12 Bill Naughton, English playwright (d. 1992)
  • 1910-06-15 David Rose, orchestra leader (Red Skelton Show, Stripper), born in London, England
  • 1910-06-17 Diana Mitford, English biographer, famous beauty, wife of Oswald Mosley and one of the Mitford sisters, born in London (d. 2003)
  • 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, 101st Archbishop of Canterbury (1974-80), born in Highgate, London (d. 2000)
  • 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, British actress (Tough Guy), born in London, England (d. 1955)
  • 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)
  • 1911-11-23 Peter Saunders, English theater producer (Legend of the Werewolf)
  • 1911-11-26 Ronald Diggens, English fabric manufacturer/multi-millionaire
  • 1912-01-03 Robert Flemyng, actor (Windom's Way, Young Winston), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1912-01-18 William Sansom, English writer (Loving Eye)
  • 1912-01-28 William "Bill" Henson, English diplomat (Prague 1939)
  • 1912-02-07 Derek Farr, actor (8 O'Clock Walk, Doctor at Large), born in London, England
  • 1912-02-11 Roy Fuller, Failsworth, Lancashire, English poet/novelist (Lost Season)
  • 1912-02-12 Ernest Clark, actor (Doctor in the House), born in London, England
  • 1912-02-12 R. F. Delderfield, English author (d. 1972)
  • 1912-02-21 Patrick Murphy, English multi-millionaire
  • 1912-02-25 Richard Wattis, England, actor (Hobson's Choice, Prince & Showgirl)

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1912-03-27 James Callaghan, British Prime Minister (Labour: 1976-79), born in Portsmouth, England (d. 2005)

British Prime Minister James Callaghan
British Prime Minister
James Callaghan
  • 1912-04-05 John Le Mesurier, Bedford England, actor (Jabberwocky, Dad's Army)
  • 1912-04-22 Kathleen Mary Ferrier, England, contralto (Orfeo Ed Evridice)
  • 1912-05-23 David Barran, CEO (Midland Bank, England)
  • 1912-05-23 Marius Goring, actor (Herr Palitz-Holocaust), born in Isle of Wight, England
  • 1912-05-31 Alfred Deller, English countertenor (d. 1979)
  • 1912-06-16 Enoch Powell, British Conservative MP and shadow cabinet member infamous for his "Rivers of Blood" speech, born in Birmingham, England (d. 1998)
  • 1912-06-20 Anthony Buckeridge, English author (d. 2004)
  • 1912-06-23 Maurice Dallimore, England, actor (Collector, Lad: A Dog)
  • 1912-07-23 Michael Wilding, England, actor (Courtney Affair, World of Suzie Wong)
  • 1912-08-15 Wendy Hiller, English actress (Major Barbara, David Copperfield), born in Bramhall, Cheshire, England (d. 2003)
  • 1912-08-16 Ted Drake [Edward Joseph Drake], English footballer, born in Southampton, England (d. 1995)
  • 1912-09-06 Stephen Murray, English actor (Alice in Wonderland), born in Partney, England (d. 1983)
  • 1912-10-28 Richard Doll, English epidemiologist (d. 2005)
  • 1912-10-30 Preston Lockwood, English actor (Jeeves and Wooster), born in West Ham, Essex
  • 1912-11-27 Howard de Walden, English landowner/multi-millionaire
  • 1913-01-02 Anna Lee, Ightham, Kent, English actress (General Hospital, How Green Was My Valley)
  • 1913-01-07 Francis De Wolff, England, actor (From Russia With Love)
  • 1913-01-30 Percy Thrower, English radio host
  • 1913-02-26 George G Barker, English poet (Calamiterror, Anno Domini)
  • 1913-03-21 George Abecassis, English race car driver (d. 1991)
  • 1913-04-16 Les Tremayne, actor (Angry Red Planet, War of the Worlds), born in London, England
  • 1913-04-19 Cyril English, British educator
  • 1913-04-21 Norman Parkinson, English fashion photographer (Harper's Bazaar), born in London (d. 1990)
  • 1913-05-02 Nigel Patrick, actor/director (Sapphire, Prize of Gold), born in London, England
  • 1913-05-06 Kenneth Horne, English paper manufacturer/multi-millionaire
  • 1913-05-06 Stewart Granger, English actor (Prisoner of Zenda, King Solomon's Mines), born in London, England (d. 1993)
  • 1913-05-24 Audrey Brown, England, 4 X 100m runner (Olympic silver 1936)

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1913-05-26 Peter Cushing, English actor (Dracula, Star Wars, Dr Who), born in Kenley, Surrey, England (d. 1994)

  • 1913-05-27 Arthur Mervyn Stockwood, bishop (Southwark England)
  • 1913-06-15 Trevor Huddleston, English pastor/chairman (Anti-Apartheid)
  • 1913-06-28 George Walter Selwyn Lloyd, English composer (Serf, John Socman)
  • 1913-07-15 Ralph Hammond Innes, English author
  • 1913-08-11 Angus Wilson, England, writer (Mulberry Bush-1955)
  • 1913-08-14 Fred Davis, English world champ snooker player (1948-49, 51)
  • 1913-08-31 Sir Bernard Lovell, English radio astronomer, founded Jodrell Bank Observatory, born in Oldland Common, Bristol (d. 2012)
  • 1913-09-02 Bill Shankly, English Football Manager (d. 1981)
  • 1913-09-07 Anthony Quayle, England, actor (Anne of 1000 Days, Lawrence of Arabia)
  • 1913-09-29 Trevor Howard, British actor (Brief Encounter, Superman, The Third Man), born in Kent, England (d. 1988)
  • 1913-10-28 Peter Glenville, English stage and screen actor and director (Hotel Paradiso, Becket), born in London (d. 1996)

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1913-11-05 Vivien Leigh, English actress (Gone With The Wind, A Streetcar Named Desire) who spoke the immortal phrase "frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn", born in Darjeeling, Bengal Presidency, India (d. 1967)

Actress Vivien Leigh
Actress
Vivien Leigh
  • 1913-11-09 Thelma Hulbert, English painter (Le Sacre du Printemps)
  • 1913-11-22 Benjamin Britten, Lowestoft Suffolk England, composer (Beggar's Opera)
  • 1913-11-27 Robert Dougall, English TV host
  • 1913-12-10 Harry Locke, English actor (d. 1987)
  • 1913-12-13 John Wyndham Pope-Hennessy, English art historian
  • 1913-12-26 Frank Swift, English footballer and journalist (d. 1958)
  • 1914-01-09 Derek Allhusen, England, equestrian (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1914-01-26 Kaye Webb, English writer/publisher (Puffin Club)
  • 1914-02-07 Ralph Whitlock, English writer, born in Pitton (d. 1995)
  • 1914-03-22 Lord Stokes [Donald Stokes], Plymouth, Devon, English industrialist

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1914-04-02 Alec Guinness, British actor (Bridge on River Kwai), born in London, England (d. 2000)

  • 1914-04-03 Katherine Stammers Menzies, England, doubles tennis player (Wimb 1935)
  • 1914-04-15 John Gregory, English ballet dancer (Harlequin Ballet Company), born in Norwich (d. 1996)
  • 1914-04-22 Jan de Hartog, Dutch/English writer (Holland's Glory)
  • 1914-04-23 Andrew Martin, Lord-Lt (Lechestershire England)
  • 1914-06-26 Laurie Lee, English poet/author (I Can't Stay Long)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1701 - 1,800 of 2,314


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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, British bassist (Elton John's Band), dies of skin cancer at 45
  • 1992-01-17 Frank Pullen, English businessman and racehorse owner (b. 1915)
  • 1992-02-29 Ruth Pitter, English poet (b. 1897)
  • 1992-05-24 Joan Sanderson, English actress (Young Wives' Tale, Fawlty Towers), dies at 79
  • 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, British actress (Brief Encounter, The Cedar Tree), 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)
  • 1993-05-06 Ann Todd, English actress (The Paradine Case, Taste of Fear), dies of a stroke at 84
  • 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
  • 1993-08-16 Stewart Granger, English actor (Prisoner of Zenda, King Solomon's Mines), dies of cancer at 80
  • 1993-08-28 RenĂ© Ray, English countess/actress (Farewell again), dies at 80
  • 1993-09-02 Eric Berry, English/US actor (Pippin, 49th Parallel), dies at 80
  • 1993-09-30 Alex Lyon, English Labor Lower house leader (1966-83), dies at 61
  • 1993-10-07 Kenneth Nelson, US/English actor (Boys in the Band), dies at 63
  • 1993-10-19 Jack Roy Armstrong, English historian (Traditional buildings), dies at 91
  • 1993-10-24 Desmond Nuttall, English theorist, dies at 49
  • 1993-11-01 A. N. Sherwin-White, English historian (b. 1911)
  • 1993-11-09 Stanley Myers, English movie composer (The Deer Hunter), dies at 63
  • 1993-11-28 Kenneth Connor, English comic/actor (Carry on Sergeant), dies at 75
  • 1994-01-23 Brian Redhead, English journalist and broadcaster (b. 1929)
  • 1994-02-20 Derek Jarman, English director (Last of England), dies at 52
  • 1994-02-27 Harold Acton, English/Italian historian/art collector, dies at 84
  • 1994-03-25 David Miles Bensusan-Butt, English economist, dies at 79
  • 1994-04-15 John Curry, English figure skater (Oly-gold-76), dies of AIDS at 44
  • 1994-05-06 Helen Lessore, English artist, dies at 86
  • 1994-05-20 Vivien John, English painter and daughter of Augustus John, dies at 79
  • 1994-06-06 Peter Graves, English actor (Derby Day/Admirable Crichton), dies at 82
  • 1994-06-27 Jeremy Brooks, English writer (Jampot Smith), dies at 67
  • 1994-06-29 Ray Crane, English trumpeter, dies at 63
  • 1994-07-04 Arthur Berry, English artist and playwright, dies at 69
  • 1994-07-04 Rupert Davies, English methodist scholar, dies at 84
  • 1994-07-26 Terry (Owen John) Scott, English actor and comedian (Carry On Films) aged 67
  • 1994-08-08 Robin Cavendish, English campaigner for the disabled, dies at 64
  • 1994-08-14 Joan Harrison, English producer/Alfred Hitchcock's sect, dies at 83
  • 1994-08-15 Shepherd Mead, London England, dies of stroke at 80
  • 1994-09-02 Roy Castle, English dancer, actor and tv presenter (Dr Who & the Daleks), dies of lung cancer at 62
  • 1994-10-09 James Hill, English director/screenwriter (Born Free), dies at 75
  • 1994-10-10 Chaim Raphael, English Jewish scholar and writer, dies at 86
  • 1994-10-31 John Wyndham Pope-Hennessy, English art historian, dies at 80
  • 1994-11-18 Michael [George] Somes, English dancer (Royal Ballet), dies at 77
  • 1994-12-06 Alan Owen, English screenplay/actor (Hard Day's Night), dies at 69
  • 1994-12-18 Peter Hebblethwaite, English editor-in-chief (The Month), dies at 64
  • 1994-12-24 John Keith Wright, English Asst Sect of State (1971-84), dies at 66
  • 1994-12-24 John Osborne, English playwright (Entertainer, Look Back in Anger, Luther, dies at 65
  • 1995-01-09 Peter Cook, English comic/actor (Peter n' Dud, Bedazzled), dies at 57
  • 1995-01-11 John AG Gere, English art historian (Raphael & his Circle), dies at 73
  • 1995-01-24 Ian Prestt, English ornithologist, dies at 65
  • 1995-01-29 Arthur Guy Clutton-Brock, English agronomist (Rhodesia), dies at 88
  • 1995-01-31 James Johnson, English MP (Labour, 1950..83), dies at 86
  • 1995-02-01 John Smith, English chairman of Liverpool F.C. (1973-90), dies at 74
  • 1995-02-02 Donald Pleasance, English actor (Halloween), dies at 75
  • 1995-02-02 Fred Perry, English tennis star (Wimbledon 1934-36), dies at 85
  • 1995-02-14 Roger de Grey, English chairman of Royal Academy (1984-93), dies at 76
  • 1995-02-23 David Melvin English Franklin, singer, dies at 52
  • 1995-02-23 Norman Hunter, English children's writer (Professor Branestawm), dies at 95
  • 1995-03-11 Frank Fidler, English artist, dies at 84
  • 1995-03-17 Ronnie Kray, English gangster (The Firm), dies at 61
  • 1995-04-16 Arthur English, comedian, dies at 75
  • 1995-04-17 Nancy Mayhew Youngman, English painter and educationalist, dies at 88
  • 1995-05-02 Michael Hordern, English actor (b. 1911)