English History (Part 19)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1801 - 1,900 of 4,443


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1917-12-16 Sir Arthur C. Clarke, Minehead England, science fiction author (2001, 2010, Childhood's End)

Sci-Fi Author Sir Arthur C. Clarke
Sci-Fi Author
Sir Arthur C. Clarke
  • 1917-12-22 Andrew Fielding Huxley, physiologist (Nobel 1963), born in London, England (d. 2012)
  • 1917-12-27 Earl of Inchcape, English large landowner/industrialist (P&O)
  • 1918-01-13 Ted Willis, prolific English screenwriter (It's Great to be Young)
  • 1918-01-27 Skitch Henderson, orchestra leader (Tonight Show), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1918-02-04 Ida Lupino, Anglo-American actress (Adventures of Sherlock Holmes) and director (The Hitch-Hiker), born in London, England (d. 1995)
  • 1918-02-04 Norman Wisdom, comedian (Kraft Music Hall), born in London, England
  • 1918-02-08 Lord Maxd Rayne, English broker/multi-millionaire
  • 1918-02-10 Gordon Pirie, English Group Captain and politician, born in Oxford (d. 2003)
  • 1918-02-28 Alfred Burke, actor (Backfire), born in London, England
  • 1918-03-01 Roger Delgado, actor (Agent 8 3/4, Hot Enought for June), born in London, England
  • 1918-04-07 Ronald Howard, Norwood England, actor (Naked Edge, Africa-Texas Style)
  • 1918-04-12 18th earl of Derby, English landowner/multi-millionaire
  • 1918-04-13 A. L. [Audrey] Barker, English writer, born in St Pauls Cray, Kent (2002)
  • 1918-05-03 Ted Bates, English former footballer (d. 2003)
  • 1918-05-06 Sydney Chatton, England
  • 1918-05-16 Wilf Mannion, English former footballer (d. 2000)

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1918-05-19 Florence Chadwick, swimmer (1st to swim English Channel both ways), born in San Diego, California (d. 1995)

  • 1918-05-29 Isabel Dean, English actress (Five Days One Summer Virgin Island, Ransom), born in Aldridge, Staffordshire (d. 1997)

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1918-06-22 Cicely Saunders, English nurse, physician and writer who founded the first modern hospice, born in Barnet, England (d. 2005)

Nurse and Social Worker Cicely Saunders
Nurse and Social Worker
Cicely Saunders
  • 1918-07-06 Sebastian Cabot, actor (Mr French-Family Affair, Time Machine), born in London, England
  • 1918-07-18 Pamela Brown, England, actress (Alice in Wonderland, Dracula)
  • 1918-08-13 Frederick Sanger, England, biochemist (Nobel 1958, 1980)
  • 1918-08-25 Richard Greene, Plymouth England, composer/actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood)
  • 1918-11-06 Ronnie Brody, England, actor (Superman 3, What's Up Nurse, Ritz)
  • 1918-12-01 Kirby Laing, English contractor/multi-millionaire
  • 1919-03-15 John Gregson, actor (Gideon CID, Shirley's World), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1919-04-04 Antony Tudor, England, choreographer (Metropolitan Opera 1957)
  • 1919-04-11 Sir Raymond Carr, English historian and warden (St Antony's College Oxford), born in Bath, Somerset
  • 1919-04-16 Tom Willmore, English geometer (d. 2005)
  • 1919-05-09 Arthur English, comedian/actor (Malachi's Cove)
  • 1919-05-16 Richard Mason, English author (The World of Suzie Wong), born near Manchester (d. 1997)
  • 1919-05-18 Margot Fonteyn, Surrey England, prima ballerina (Giselle)
  • 1919-06-20 Bruce Gordon, actor (Frank Nitti-Untouchables), born in London, England
  • 1919-07-07 Jon Pertwee, English comic/actor (Dr Who, Worzel Gummidge)
  • 1919-07-19 Patricia Medina, actress (High-Low), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2012)
  • 1919-08-02 John Pinkerton, English computer scientist who designed the first business computer in England, the LEO computer, born in London (d. 1997)
  • 1919-10-05 Donald Pleasence, Worksop England, actor (Fantastic Voyage, Halloween)
  • 1919-10-05 Robin Bailey, Hucknall England, actor (See No Evil, Screamtime)
  • 1919-11-23 Peter Strawson, English philosopher
  • 1919-11-25 Chaim Pearl, Jewish rabbi and scholar, born in Liverpool, England (d. 1995)
  • 1919-12-12 Olivia Barclay, English astrologer (d. 2001)
  • 1920-01-01 Roger Peacock, English writer (Thursday is Missing), born in Liverpool (d. 1996)
  • 1920-01-02 Duke of Devonshire, English large landowner/art collector
  • 1920-01-06 John Maynard Smith, English biologist (d. 2004)
  • 1920-01-31 Bert Williams, English footballer (Wolverhampton, 30 caps), born in Bradley, Staffordshire (d. 2014)
  • 1920-02-04 Derek Worlock, English Roman Catholic Archbishop Liverpool, born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1920-02-10 Alexander Comfort, English poet/writer (Wreath for the Living)
  • 1920-02-19 George Rose, Bicester England, actor (Beacon Hill, Holocaust)
  • 1920-02-23 John St Aubyn, 4th Baron St Levan, English peer (St Michael's Mount), born in London (d. 2013)
  • 1920-02-28 Marjorie M Sweeting, English geomorphologist
  • 1920-03-06 Lewis Gilbert, director/actor (You Only Live Twice), born in London, England
  • 1920-03-11 D J Enright, England, poet/novelist (Some Men are Brothers)
  • 1920-03-16 John Addison, Surrey England, composer (Tom Jones-Acad Award)
  • 1920-03-31 Deborah_Cavendish,_Duchess_of_Devonshire, English Duchess, now Dowager Duchess
  • 1920-04-05 Arthur Hailey, Luton England, novelist (Hotel, Airport)
  • 1920-04-09 Alexander Moulton, English bicycle designer (folding bicycle)
  • 1920-05-06 John Henderson, Lord-Lieutenant (Berkshire England)
  • 1920-05-10 Bert Weedon, English guitar player ("Play in a Day" books), born in London (d. 2012)
  • 1920-05-21 Anthony Steel, actor (Malta Story, Wooden Horse), born in London, England
  • 1920-06-09 Isobel June Braybrooke English, novellist
  • 1920-06-12 Peter Jones, England, actor (From a Bird's Eye View)
  • 1920-06-18 Ian Carmichael, Hull England, actor (Lucky Jim, I'm Alright Jack)
  • 1920-07-13 Bill Towers, English footballer (d. 2000)

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1920-07-25 Rosalind Franklin, English chemist and co-discoverer of the structure of DNA, born in London (d. 1958)

Chemist and Molecular Biologist Rosalind Franklin
Chemist and Molecular Biologist
Rosalind Franklin
  • 1920-08-03 P D [Phyllis Dorothy] James, Baroness James of Holland Park, English crime writer (Cover Her Face), born in Oxford
  • 1920-08-11 Derry Jeffares, Honorary Prof of English Studies (Stirling U)
  • 1920-08-13 George Shearing, blind pianist/composer (Lullabye of Byrdland), born in London, England
  • 1920-08-29 Susan Damante Shaw, actress (Wilderness Family), born in London, England
  • 1920-09-09 Michael Aldridge, Glastonbury England, actor (Murder in Cathedral)
  • 1920-09-29 Peter D. Mitchell, English chemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1920-11-01 Ted Lowe, English former snooker commentator
  • 1920-11-28 Cecilia Colledge, England, figure skater (Olympic-silver-1936)
  • 1920-12-30 Michael Allinson, London England (George Washington)
  • 1921-01-15 Frank Thornton, English actor
  • 1921-01-18 Bruce Woodcock, English boxer (European Heavyweight Champion), born in Doncaster (d. 1997)
  • 1921-02-05 John M Pritchard, conductor, born in London, England
  • 1921-03-04 Joan Greenwood, actress/director (Amorous Mr Prawn), born in London, England
  • 1921-03-28 Dirk Bogarde (born Derek van den Bogaerde) actor (Death in Venice, Servant), born in London, England
  • 1921-03-30 Countess of Sutherland, English great land owner/multi-millionaire
  • 1921-04-08 Alfie Bass, actor (Moonraker, Are You Being Served), born in London, England
  • 1921-04-16 Peter Ustinov, actor (Death on Nile, Logan's Run, Billy Budd), born in London, England
  • 1921-04-19 Glyn England, CEO (CEGB, Windcluster Ltd)
  • 1921-05-01 12th Lord Middleton, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • 1921-05-17 Dennis Brain, french-hornist (Serenade), born in London, England
  • 1921-05-29 George Terry, chief constable (Sussex England)
  • 1921-06-16 Lord Perry of Walton, SDP/vice chancellor (Open University England)
  • 1921-06-21 Jean Kent, actress (Adv of Sir Francis Drake), born in London, England (d. 2013)
  • 1921-07-14 Leon Garfield, English children's author (d. 1996)
  • 1921-08-03 Alec Wyton, English-born American composer, born in London (d. 2007)
  • 1921-09-03 Thurston Dart, English harpsichordist and conductor (d. 1971)
  • 1921-09-24 Leonard Lopes-Salzedo, British composer, born in London, England
  • 1921-10-02 Robert Runcie, [Kennedy], Archbishop of Canterbury, born in Liverpool, England
  • 1921-10-07 John Arthur Giles Gere, English art historian (Pre-Raphaelite painter)
  • 1921-10-21 Malcolm Arnold, Northampton England, composer (Bridge over River Kwai)
  • 1921-12-08 Terence Morgan, actor (Adv of Sir Francis Drake), born in London, England
  • 1922-01-03 Bill Travers, Newcastle-on-Tyne England, actor (Born Free, Gorgo)
  • 1922-01-04 Rosalie Crutchley, English actress (d. 1997)
  • 1922-01-11 Kathleen Byron, actress (Abdication, Profile, 4 Days), born in London, England
  • 1922-01-11 Neville Duke, English test pilot

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1801 - 1,900 of 2,203

  • 1999-07-17 Kevin Wilkinson, English drummer (The Waterboys), commits suicide at 41
  • 1999-08-25 Rob Fisher, English musician (b. 1956)
  • 1999-09-14 Charles Crichton, English film director (b. 1910)
  • 1999-12-25 Peter Jeffrey, English actor (b. 1929)
  • 2000-02-07 Dave Peverett, English musician (Foghat, Savoy Brown) (b. 1943)
  • 2000-02-23 Stanley Matthews, English footballer (b. 1915)
  • 2000-03-27 Ian Dury, English rock musician (The Blockheads) and actor (Judge Dredd), dies at 57
  • 2000-04-10 Peter Jones, English actor (b. 1920)
  • 2000-04-14 Wilf Mannion, English footballer (b. 1918)
  • 2000-04-28 Penelope Fitzgerald, English writer (b. 1916)
  • 2000-05-21 Barbara Cartland, English author (b. 1901)
  • 2000-06-24 David Tomlinson, English actor (b. 1917)
  • 2000-07-09 Doug Fisher, English actor (b. 1941)
  • 2000-07-10 Justin Pierce, English-American actor and skateboarder (b. 1975)
  • 2000-07-15 Paul Young, English singer (Mike + The Mechanics), dies of a cardiac arrest at 53
  • 2000-08-16 Alan Caddy, English musician (The Tornados), dies at 60
  • 2000-08-29 Willie Maddren, English footballer (b. 1951)
  • 2000-09-17 Paula Yates, English TV personality (The Big Breakfast), dies of a drug overdose at 41
  • 2000-11-27 Len Shackleton, English former footballer (b. 1922)
  • 2000-12-18 Kirsty MacColl, English singer and songwriter (b. 1959)
  • 2000-12-24 John Cooper, English race car designer (b. 1923)
  • 2001-01-11 Sir Denys Lasdun, English architect (b. 1914)
  • 2001-03-21 Anthony Steel, English actor (b. 1920)
  • 2001-03-24 Muriel Young, English TV entertainer (b. 1928)
  • 2001-04-16 Alec Stock, English football manager (b. 1917)

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2001-05-11 Douglas Adams, English author (b. 1952)

  • 2001-05-16 Brian Pendleton, English musician (The Pretty Things) (b. 1944)
  • 2001-06-28 Joan Sims, English actress (b. 1930)
  • 2001-08-06 Dorothy Tutin, English actress (b. 1930)
  • 2001-08-11 Percy Stallard, English racing cyclist (b. 1909)
  • 2001-08-20 Sir Fred Hoyle, English astronomer and science fiction writer (b. 1915)
  • 2001-08-30 Ivor Spencer-Thomas, English farmer, entrepreneur and inventor (b. 1907)
  • 2001-11-05 Roy Boulting, English film director and producer (b. 1913)
  • 2001-11-06 Anthony Shaffer, English dramatist (Sleuth), dies at 75
  • 2001-11-12 Tony Miles, English chess player (b. 1955)
  • 2001-11-13 Peggy Mount, English actress (b. 1915)

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2001-11-29 George Harrison, English singer, guitarist and songwriter (b. 1943)

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • 2001-12-16 Stuart Adamson, English-born Scottish musician (The Skids, Big Country) (b. 1958)
  • 2001-12-26 Nigel Hawthorne, English actor (b. 1929)
  • 2002-02-16 Walter Winterbottom, England football manager (b. 1913)
  • 2002-02-21 John Thaw, English actor (Inspector Morse), dies of cancer at 60
  • 2002-02-21 A. L. [Audrey] Barker, English writer, dies at 83
  • 2002-03-04 Claire Davenport, English actress (b. 1933)
  • 2002-03-25 Kenneth Wolstenholme, English football commentator (b. 1920)
  • 2002-04-03 Fad Gadget, English singer and musician (b. 1956)
  • 2002-05-02 John Nathan-Turner, English television producer (b. 1947)
  • 2002-05-02 W. T. Tutte, English-born codebreaker (b. 1917)
  • 2002-05-18 Davey Boy Smith, English professional wrestler (b. 1962)
  • 2002-05-25 Pat Coombs, English actress (b. 1926)
  • 2002-05-31 Eric Boyland, English biochemist (cancer research), dies at 97
  • 2002-07-24 Maurice Denham, English actor (Mr Love, Damn the Defiant), dies at 92

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2002-07-28 Archer John Porter Martin, English chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1910)

Nobel Prize Winning Chemist Archer John Porter Martin
Nobel Prize Winning Chemist
Archer John Porter Martin
  • 2002-08-30 J. Lee Thompson, English film director (b. 1914)
  • 2002-08-31 George Porter, English chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1920)
  • 2002-09-23 Lord Abinger [James Richard Scarlett], English Conservative peer, campaigned for reform of the ancient law on treasure trove, dies at 87
  • 2002-11-15 Myra Hindley, English murderess (b. 1942)
  • 2002-12-17 James Hazeldine, English actor (b. 1947)
  • 2002-12-19 Arthur Rowley, English footballer. (b. 1926)
  • 2002-12-30 Mary Wesley, English novelist (b. 1912)
  • 2003-01-01 Cyril Shaps, English actor (b. 1923)
  • 2003-01-11 Mickey Finn, English drummer (T. Rex) (b. 1947)
  • 2003-01-12 Allan Nunn May, English physicist and Soviet spy (b. 1911)
  • 2003-01-16 Richard Wainwright, English politician (b. 1918)
  • 2003-01-26 Hugh Trevor-Roper, Baron Dacre of Glanton, English historian (b. 1917)
  • 2003-02-14 Johnny Longden, English jockey (b. 1907)
  • 2003-02-24 John Edward Christopher Hill, English historian (b. 1912)
  • 2003-02-27 John Lanchbery, English composer (b. 1923)
  • 2003-02-28 Chris Brasher, English athlete (b. 1928)
  • 2003-03-03 Peter Smithson, English architect (b. 1923)
  • 2003-03-08 Adam Faith, English singer and actor (b. 1940)
  • 2003-03-22 Terry Lloyd, English reporter (b. 1952)
  • 2003-03-31 H.S.M. Coxeter, English-born geometer (b. 1907)
  • 2003-04-16 Graham Stuart Thomas, English author and garden designer (b. 1909)
  • 2003-04-18 Edgar F. Codd, English computer scientist (b. 1923)
  • 2003-05-11 Noel Redding, English bassist (The Jimi Hendrix Experience) (b. 1945)
  • 2003-05-24 Rachel Kempson, English actress (b. 1910)
  • 2003-05-30 Mickie Most, English record producer (b. 1938)
  • 2003-06-07 Trevor Goddard, English actor (b. 1962)
  • 2003-06-10 Bernard Williams, English philosopher (b. 1929)
  • 2003-06-19 Laura Sadler, English actress (b. 1980)
  • 2003-07-10 Winston Graham, English writer (b. 1908)
  • 2003-07-20 Nicolas Freeling, English writer (b. 1927)

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2003-07-27 Bob Hope, English-born American actor, comedian and entertainer (b. 1903)

Entertainer Bob Hope
Entertainer
Bob Hope
  • 2003-08-09 Ray Harford, English footballer and manager (b. 1945)
  • 2003-08-18 Tony Jackson, English musician (The Searchers) (b. 1938)
  • 2003-08-21 Kathy Wilkes, English philosopher and aid worker (b. 1946)
  • 2003-08-29 Patrick Procktor, English artist (b. 1936)
  • 2003-09-09 Thomas Edward Allibone, English Physicist (Manhattan Project, high-voltage particle acceleration), dies at 99
  • 2003-09-15 Jack Brymer, English clarinetist (b. 1915)
  • 2003-09-26 Robert Palmer, English singer (b. 1949)
  • 2003-10-05 Denis Quilley, English actor (b. 1927)
  • 2003-10-11 Franklyn Perring, English Botanist, dies of cancer at 76
  • 2003-10-14 Patrick Dalzel-Job, English soldier and inspiration for James Bond (b. 1913)
  • 2003-10-23 Tony Capstick, English actor, comedian, and musician (b. 1944)
  • 2003-11-08 Bob Grant, English actor (b. 1932)
  • 2003-11-09 Gordon Onslow Ford, English painter (b. 1912)
  • 2003-11-19 Greg Ridley, English musician (Humble Pie), dies at 56
  • 2003-11-28 Ted Bates, English footballer (b. 1918)
  • 2003-12-03 David Hemmings, English actor (b. 1941)
  • 2003-12-19 Peter Carter-Ruck, English lawyer (b. 1914)