English History (Part 19)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1801 - 1,900 of 4,528

  • 1916-07-11 Reg Varney, English actor
  • 1916-07-18 Kenneth Armitage, English sculptor
  • 1916-07-31 Sydney Tafler, actor (Too Many Crooks), born in London, England
  • 1916-08-18 Moura Lympany, Saltash England, pianist (OBE-1979)
  • 1916-08-22 John Slater, actor (Deadlock, Cartel, Devil's Pass), born in London, England
  • 1916-08-30 Lord Keith of Castleacre, English banker
  • 1916-09-06 Anne Cavendish-Bentinck, English landowner
  • 1916-09-14 Eric Bentley, England, critic/writer (In Search of Theater)

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1916-09-28 Peter Finch, actor (Network, Windom's Way, Raid on Entebbe), born in London, England

  • 1916-09-29 Trevor Howard, England, actor (Mutiny on Bounty, Ryan's Daughter)

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1916-10-03 James Herriot [Alfred Wight], English veterinarian and novelist (All Creatures Great and Small), born in Sunderland, County Durham (d. 1995)

Novelist James Herriot
Novelist
James Herriot
  • 1916-10-18 Peter Shepherd, English contractor/multi-millionaire
  • 1916-11-23 Michael Gough, English actor (Hammer Horror Films, Search for the Nile), born in Kuala Lumpur, British Malaya (d. 2011)
  • 1916-11-28 Lilian Baels, English 2nd wife of Belgian king Leopold III
  • 1916-11-30 Michael Gwynn, Bath England, actor (Village of Damned, Question 7)
  • 1916-12-02 John Bentley, Warwickshire England, actor (Chair)
  • 1916-12-15 Maurice Wilkins, England, physicist, worked with DNA (Nobel 1962)
  • 1916-12-17 Penelope Fitzgerald, English writer (d. 2000)
  • 1917-01-04 Maurice Wohl, English broker/multi-millionaire
  • 1917-02-19 Dick Emery, actor (Yellow Submarine, Loot, Baby Love), born in London, England
  • 1917-03-06 Frankie Howerd, English comedian (d. 1992)
  • 1917-03-26 Jean Graham Hall, circuit court judge (England)
  • 1917-07-08 Pamela Brown, actress (Cleopatra, Beckett), born in London, England
  • 1917-07-10 Reg Smyth, English cartoonist (Andy Capp)
  • 1917-07-15 Robert Conquest, English historian and poet (The Great Terror), born in Great Malvern, Worcestershire (d. 2015)
  • 1917-07-26 Richard Desborough Burnell, England, double sculls (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • 1917-08-30 Denis Healey, English politician (Labour Chancellor of the Exchequer), born in London, (d. 2015)
  • 1917-09-17 Peter Bennett, actor (Leonides-Adv of Sir Lancelot), born in London, England
  • 1917-09-24 William Putnam Bundy, editor (Lvaggerier & Vagaries), born in London, England
  • 1917-09-28 Michael [George] Somes, England, dancer (Royal Ballet)
  • 1917-10-05 Robert Adams, English sculptor
  • 1917-11-02 Durward Knowles, England, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1968-Bahamas)
  • 1917-11-20 Ram Gopal, Indies/English dancer (Blue Peter, Purple Plain)
  • 1917-12-05 Ken Downing, English racing driver (d. 2004)

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1917-12-16 Arthur C. Clarke, English science fiction author (2001: A Space Odyssey, Childhood's End), born in Minehead, England (d. 2008)

Sci-Fi Author Arthur C. Clarke
Sci-Fi Author
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)
  • 1919-05-26 Peter Raleigh, English foreign correspondent and television executive, born in Barnstaple (d. 1996)
  • 1919-06-20 Bruce Gordon, actor (Frank Nitti-Untouchables), born in London, England
  • 1919-07-07 Jon Pertwee, English actor and entertainer (third Doctor in Doctor Who, Worzel Gummidge), born in London (d. 1996)
  • 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)
  • 1920-03-25 Patrick Troughton, English actor (second Doctor in Doctor Who), born in Mill Hill (d. 1987)
  • 1920-03-31 Deborah "Debs" Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire and the Chatsworth estate, one of the Mitford sisters, born in Gloucestershire (d. 2014)
  • 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)
  • 1920-05-09 Richard Adams, English author (Watership Down), born in Newbury (d. 2016)
  • 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)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1801 - 1,900 of 2,236

  • 1998-10-22 Eric Ambler, English novelist (b. 1909)
  • 1998-11-10 Mary Millar, English actress (b. 1936)
  • 1998-11-29 Martin Ruane, English professional wrestler (b. 1947)
  • 1998-12-25 John Pulman, English snooker player (b. 1926)
  • 1998-12-30 George Webb, English actor (b. 1911)
  • 1999-02-20 Sarah Kane, English playwright (b. 1971)
  • 1999-03-02 Dusty Springfield, English singer (b. 1939)
  • 1999-04-03 Lionel Bart, English pop music composer and writer, dies of liver cancer at 68
  • 1999-04-26 Adrian Borland, English musician (The Sound) (b. 1957)
  • 1999-04-28 Alf Ramsey, English football manager (b. 1920)
  • 1999-05-02 Oliver Reed, English actor (b. 1938)
  • 1999-05-08 Dirk Bogarde, London England, actor (b. 1921) (Death in Venice, Servant)
  • 1999-05-18 Freddy Randall, English jazz trumpeter, dies at 78
  • 1999-05-19 James Blades, English percussionist (b. 1901)
  • 1999-06-25 Fred Feast, English actor (b. 1929)
  • 1999-06-27 Brian O'Hara, English rock musician (The Foremost), commits suicide at 57
  • 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 (Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy), dies of myocardial infarction and a fatal cardiac arrhythmia at 49

  • 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 pop star and Beatle (Traveling Wilburys-My Sweet Lord), dies of lung cancer at 58

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)
  • 2002-01-03 Zac Foley, English rock bassist (EMF "Unbelievable"), dies at 31
  • 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 and Nobel laureate, dies at 92

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 [Leslie Townes Hope], English-born American actor, comedian and entertainer, dies at 100

Entertainer Bob Hope
Entertainer
Bob Hope