English History (Part 20)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1901 - 2,000 of 4,652

  • 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)
  • 1919-04-27 Walter Ritchie, British sculptor (Man's Struggle), born in Coventry, England (d. 1997)
  • 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, English prima ballerina (Giselle), born in Reigate, England (1991)
  • 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)
  • 1919-08-13 George Shearing, British-American blind jazz pianist (Lullaby of Birdland), born in London, England (d. 2011)
  • 1919-10-05 Donald Pleasence, English actor (Fantastic Voyage, Halloween), born in Worksop, England
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 1920-09-09 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
  • 1920-11-06 John Smith, English chairman of Liverpool F.C. (1973-90), (d. 1995)
  • 1920-11-28 Cecilia Colledge, England, figure skater (Olympic silver 1936)
  • 1920-12-04 Michael Bates, English actor (Clockwork Orange, Patton), born in Jhansi, British India (d.1978)
  • 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)
  • 1921-02-01 Peter Sallis, English actor (Last of the Summer Wine, Taste the Blood of Dracula), born in Twickenham, England
  • 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
  • 1921-05-06 Freddy Randall, English jazz trumpeter, born in London (d. 1999)
  • 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
  • 1922-01-11 Ernle Bradford, English historian and writer (d. 1986)
  • 1922-01-19 Ken Hughes, director (Casino Royale), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1922-01-20 Lord James Hanson, English industrialist/House of Lords (Conservative)

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1922-01-21 Paul Scofield, English actor (A Man for All Seasons, Train), born in Hurst, England (d. 2008)

  • 1922-01-26 Michael Bentine, England, author/comedian (Reluctant Jester)
  • 1922-02-07 Hattie Jacques, Kent England, actress (Carry on films) (d. 1980)
  • 1922-02-26 Margaret Leighton, actress (Astonished Heart), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1922-03-10 Pamela Mason, actress (Navy vs Night Monsters), born in London, England
  • 1922-04-05 Tom Finney, English football player (Preston North End), born in Preston, Lancashire
  • 1922-04-13 John Braine, English novelist (Life at the Top)
  • 1922-04-16 Kingsley Amis, English novelist (Lucky Jim, James Bond Dossier), born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1922-04-27 Daphne Anderson, actress (Beggar's Opera, Hobson's Choice), born in London, England
  • 1922-05-03 Len Shackleton, English former footballer (d. 2000)

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1922-05-27 Christopher Lee, English actor (The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit), born in London, England (d. 2015)

  • 1922-05-27 Sidney AK Keyes, English poet (Iron Laurel)
  • 1922-05-31 Denholm Elliott, actor (Alfie, Raiders of the Lost Ark), born in London, England (d. 1992)
  • 1922-06-14 Arthur Jacobs, English musicologist (Penguin Dictionary of Music), born in Manchester (d. 1996)
  • 1922-06-15 John Veale, English composer, born in Bromley, Kent (d. 2006)
  • 1922-08-09 Philip Larkin, Coventry England, writer (North Ship, Jill)
  • 1922-09-12 Wentworth Beaumont, 3rd Viscount Allendale, British peer, Royal Air Force officer and race horse breeder

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1901 - 2,000 of 2,314

  • 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 sci-fi 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
  • 2002-01-22 Peter Bardens, English musician (Camel), dies of cancer at 56
  • 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)

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2002-03-27 Dudley Moore, English actor and comedian (10, Arthur, Bedazzled), dies at 66

Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician Dudley Moore
Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician
Dudley Moore
  • 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
  • 2003-08-09 Ray Harford, English footballer and manager (b. 1945)
  • 2003-08-11 Diana Mitford, English biographer, famous beauty, wife of Oswald Mosley and one of the Mitford sisters, dies at 93
  • 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)
  • 2003-12-19 Les Tremayne, English-born American actor (b. 1913)
  • 2003-12-27 Alan Bates, English actor (b. 1934)
  • 2003-12-29 Dinsdale Landen, English actor (b. 1932)
  • 2003-12-29 Bob Monkhouse, English comedian and game show host (b. 1928)
  • 2004-01-04 Joan Aiken, English author (b. 1924)
  • 2004-01-04 Jeff Nuttall, English writer (b. 1933)
  • 2004-01-04 Brian Gibson (director), English film director (b. 1944)
  • 2004-03-15 John Pople, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1925)
  • 2004-03-30 Alistair Cooke, English-born journalist (b. 1908)
  • 2004-04-19 John Maynard Smith, English biologist (b. 1920)
  • 2004-05-15 Clint Warwick, [Eccles], English bassist (Moody Blues), dies at 63
  • 2004-06-28 Anthony Buckeridge, English author (b. 1912)
  • 2004-07-01 Peter Barnes, English writer (b. 1931)
  • 2004-07-04 Frank Robinson (Xylophone Man), an eccentric street entertainer in Nottingham, England (b. 1932)

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2004-07-28 Francis Crick, English molecular biologist, Nobel laureate (1962), dies of colon cancer at 88

Molecular biologist Francis Crick
Molecular biologist
Francis Crick
  • 2004-08-07 Colin Bibby, English ornithologist (b. 1948)
  • 2004-08-12 Sir Godfrey Hounsfield, English electrical engineer and inventor, Nobel laureate (b. 1919)
  • 2004-08-31 Carl Wayne, English singer and actor (The Move), dies at 61