English History (Part 20)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1901 - 2,000 of 4,443

  • 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)
  • 1922-01-21 Paul Scofield, Hurst England, actor (A Man for All Seasons, Train)
  • 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, Preston, Lancashire, English football player (Preston North End)
  • 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)
  • 1922-06-15 John Veale, English composer, born in Bromley, Kent (d. 2006)
  • 1922-08-09 Philip Larkin, Coventry England, writer (North Ship, Jill)
  • 1922-09-12 Viscount Allendale, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • 1922-09-15 Bob Anderson, English Olympic Fencer, renowned film fight choreographer (Star Wars, Lord of the Rings) (d.2012)
  • 1922-09-17 Ursula Howells, actress (Girly, Murder is Announced), born in London, England
  • 1922-09-18 Ray Steadman-Allen, English composer
  • 1922-10-16 Max Bygraves, actor (Tom Brown's School Days), born in London, England
  • 1922-11-03 Earl of Lonsdale, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • 1922-12-06 John Henry Cound Brunt, English soldier, Victoria Cross holder (d. 1944)
  • 1922-12-26 Richard Mayes, English actor (d. 2006)
  • 1923-01-13 Jack Watling, actor (Nanny, Adventure for 2, Naked Heart), born in London, England
  • 1923-02-07 George H H Lascelles, English earl of Harewood/leader (Covent Garden)
  • 1923-03-04 Patrick Moore, England, astronomer/writer (A-Z of Astronomy), (d. 2012)
  • 1923-03-11 Terry Alexander, actor (Tony-Behind the Scenes), born in London, England
  • 1923-04-03 John Smith, English large landowner/financier/MP (C)
  • 1923-04-21 John Mortimer, English barrister and writer
  • 1923-04-22 Avis Bunnage, English actress (d. 1990)
  • 1923-04-29 Maxine Audley, actress (Peeping Tom, Ricochet, House of Cards), born in London, England
  • 1923-05-11 Lord Gordon "Gordy" White, English industrialist/multi-millionaire
  • 1923-05-12 Lord Laing, English biscuit manufacturer/pilot/multi-millionaire
  • 1923-05-15 John Lanchbery, English composer (d. 2003)
  • 1923-06-03 Michael Jaffe, director (Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge England)
  • 1923-07-07 Richard Lumley, English insurance magnate/multi-millionaire
  • 1923-07-17 John Cooper, English race car designer (d. 2000)
  • 1923-08-06 Jack Parnell, orchestra leader (Englebert Humperdick Show), born in London, England
  • 1923-08-23 Edgar F. Codd, English computer scientist (d. 2003)
  • 1923-08-29 Richard Attenborough, Cambridge, English actor/director (Gandhi, Young Winston)
  • 1923-09-07 Peter Lawford, actor (Mrs Miniver, Thin Man), born in London, England
  • 1923-09-11 Alan Badel, actor (Shogun), born in Manchester, England
  • 1923-09-18 Peter Smithson, English architect (d. 2003)
  • 1923-09-21 Harry JN Vane 11th Lord Barnard, English large landowner
  • 1923-10-02 Jack Dellal, English immovables-goedbezitter/multi-millionaire, (d. 2012)
  • 1923-10-09 Donald Sinden, English actor (Doctor at Large, Mogambo, Simba), born in St Budeaux, Plymouth, (d. 2014)
  • 1923-10-10 Nicholas Parsons, English actor
  • 1923-10-13 Cyril Shaps, English actor (d. 2003)
  • 1923-11-15 Peter Hammond, actor (Buccaneers), born in London, England
  • 1923-12-15 Freeman Dyson, English-born American physicist
  • 1924-01-08 Ron Moody, actor (12 Chairs, Oliver!), born in London, England (d. 2015)
  • 1924-01-19 7th earl of Carnarvon, English large landowner
  • 1924-01-21 Benny Hill, Southampton England, comedian (Benny Hill Show)
  • 1924-01-24 8th earl Spencer, English large landowner/father of Diane
  • 1924-01-27 Brian Rix [Lord Rix], English actor, born in Cottingham, Yorkshire (d. 2016)
  • 1924-02-07 Dora Bryan, [Broadhurst], English actress (Taste of Honey), born in Southport England, (d. 2014)
  • 1924-03-28 Freddie Bartholomew, England, actor (Anna Karenina, David Copperfield)
  • 1924-03-31 Harry Cubitt, 4th Lord Ashcombe ("Mad Harry"), English landowner
  • 1924-04-08 Sir Anthony Farrar-Hockley, English soldier and historian (d. 2006)
  • 1924-04-15 Neville Marriner, English conductor and violinist (Academy of St Martin in the Fields), born in Lincoln (d. 2016)
  • 1924-05-03 Ken Tyrrell, English founder of eponymous F1 racing team (d. 2001)
  • 1924-06-01 Paula Hinton, English ballet dancer, born in Ilford, Essex (d. 1996)
  • 1924-06-09 Tony Britton, actor (Day of Jackal, Girl in my Soup), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1924-07-29 Arnold Weinstock, English industrial/multi-millionaire (GEC)
  • 1924-08-21 Gerald D Lascelles, son of English princess Mary
  • 1924-09-19 Ernest Tomlinson, English composer (Light music), born in Rawtenstall, Lancashire (d.2015)
  • 1924-09-22 Rosamunde Pilcher, English novelist
  • 1924-09-24 Sheila MacRae, actress (Jackie Gleason Show), born in London, England (d. 2014)
  • 1924-10-10 James Clavell, England, author (Tai Pan, Shogun) [or 1920, 22, 26)
  • 1924-12-19 Edmund Purdom, England, actor (Asissi Underground, Pieces)
  • 1924-12-19 Peter Prowtiny, English real estate developer/multi-millionaire
  • 1925-01-08 James Saunders, English chemist/playwright (Ark)
  • 1925-01-19 Nina [Mary] Bawden, English author (Afternoon of a Good Woman), (d. 2012)
  • 1925-01-22 Leslie Silver, English paint manufacturer/multi-millionaire
  • 1925-02-07 Arthur Berry, English artist and playwright , born in Smallthorne, Stoke-on-Trent (d. 1994)
  • 1925-02-17 Ron Goodwin, English composer and conductor (d. 2003)
  • 1925-03-03 Richard Vernon, England, actor (Servant, Gandhi, Hard Days Night)
  • 1925-03-14 John Barrington Wain, English novelist/poet (Hurry on Down)
  • 1925-03-20 James Pickles, English judge and columnist, born in Halifax, West Yorkshire (d. 2010)
  • 1925-03-21 Peter Brook, director (1776)/TV writer, born in London, England
  • 1925-03-23 David Watkin, English cinematographer (d. 2008)
  • 1925-03-27 John Bayley, English academic and writer (Iris: A Memoir of Iris Murdoch), born in Lahore, British India (d. 2015)
  • 1925-04-12 Johnny Jordan, England, cameraman (You Only Live Twice) [or Feb 7]
  • 1925-04-17 John Yates, bishop (Lambeth England)
  • 1925-04-22 George Cole, English actor (Minder, Vampire Lovers), born in London, England (d.2015)
  • 1925-05-02 John Neville, English theatre and film actor
  • 1925-05-04 Peter Blum, German/South African/English poet (Capricorn)

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1925-05-12 Tony Hancock, actor (Rebel, Wrong Box), born in Birmingham, England

Comedian Tony Hancock
Comedian
Tony Hancock
  • 1925-05-15 Mary Lyon, English geneticist (X-chromosome inactivation), born in Norwich, Norfolk (d. 2014)
  • 1925-05-26 Alec McCowen, Tunbridge Wells England, actor (Never Say Never Again)
  • 1925-06-23 Miriam Karlin, English actress
  • 1925-06-24 Len Jagger, English businessman/multi-millionaire
  • 1925-07-07 Yvonne Mitchell, writer (Johnny Nobody, Genghis Khan), born in London, England
  • 1925-08-22 Honor Blackman, Plaistow, London, English actress (Goldfinger, The Avengers)
  • 1925-09-02 Ronnie Stevens, actor (Rodney-Dick & Duchess), born in London, England

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1925-09-08 Peter Sellers, English actor and comedian (The Goon Show, Bobo, Pink Panther), (d. 1980), born in Portsmouth, Hampshire (d. 1980)

Actor and Comedian Peter Sellers
Actor and Comedian
Peter Sellers
  • 1925-09-27 Viscount Rothermere, English press magnate (Daily Mail, Evening News)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1901 - 2,000 of 2,203

  • 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 (b. 1943)
  • 2004-09-20 Brian Clough, English footballer and football manager (b. 1935)
  • 2004-10-25 John Peel, English DJ and Broadcaster dies of a heart attack aged 65
  • 2004-10-29 Peter Twinn, English mathematician (b. 1916)
  • 2004-11-06 Fred Dibnah, English television personality (b. 1938)
  • 2004-11-08 Peter Mathers, English-born Australian novelist (b. 1931)
  • 2004-11-13 John Balance, English musician and artist (b. 1962)
  • 2004-11-20 Jenny Ross, English musician (Section 25) (b. 1962)
  • 2004-12-02 Kevin Coyne, English musician, dies at 60
  • 2004-12-13 David Wheeler, English computer scientist (b. 1927)
  • 2004-12-16 Peter Coker, English painter, dies at 78
  • 2004-12-17 Dick Heckstall-Smith, English jazz-blues saxophonist, dies at 70
  • 2004-12-19 Herbert C. Brown, English-born American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1912)
  • 2005-01-04 Humphrey Carpenter, English author (b. 1946)
  • 2005-01-14 Conroy Maddox, English painter (b. 1912)
  • 2005-01-24 Chalkie White, English rugby union coach (b. 1929)
  • 2005-01-28 Jim Capaldi, English singer and songwriter (b. 1944)
  • 2005-02-20 Tom Willmore, English geometer (b. 1919)
  • 2005-02-25 Peter Benenson, English founder of Amnesty International (b. 1921)
  • 2005-04-23 John Mills, English actor (b. 1908)
  • 2005-05-12 Martin Lings, English Islamic scholar (b. 1909)
  • 2005-06-13 Jonathan Adams, English actor (b. 1931)
  • 2005-06-27 Domino Harvey, English-born bounty hunter (b. 1969)
  • 2005-06-30 Christopher Fry, English playwright (The Lady's Not for Burning), dies at 97
  • 2005-07-10 A.J. Quinnell, English writer (b. 1940)
  • 2005-07-11 Gretchen Franklin, English actress (b. 1911)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2005-07-14 Cicely Saunders, English Nurse, physician and writer who founded the first modern hospice, dies of cancer at 87

Nurse and Social Worker Cicely Saunders
Nurse and Social Worker
Cicely Saunders
  • 2005-07-24 Richard Doll, English epidemiologist (b. 1912)
  • 2005-07-30 Anthony Walker, English hate crime murder victim (b. 1987)
  • 2005-08-11 James Booth, English actor (b. 1927)
  • 2005-08-16 William Corlett, English children's writer(b. 1938)
  • 2005-09-09 John Wayne Glover, English serial killer (b. 1932)
  • 2005-09-23 Roger Brierley, English actor (b. 1935)
  • 2005-10-03 Ronnie Barker, English comic actor (The Two Ronnies, Porridge), dies at 76
  • 2005-10-14 Jody Dobrowski, English murder victim (b. 1981)
  • 2005-10-18 Johnny Haynes, English footballer (b. 1934)
  • 2005-10-31 Mary Wimbush, English actress (b. 1924)
  • 2005-11-01 Skitch Henderson, English-born bandleader (b. 1918)
  • 2005-11-05 John Fowles, English writer (b. 1926)
  • 2005-11-07 Harry Thompson, English-born comedian and novelist (b. 1960)
  • 2005-11-16 Donald Watson, English founder of the Vegan Society (b. 1910)
  • 2005-11-25 Richard Burns, English WRC champion (b. 1971)
  • 2005-12-16 Kenneth Bulmer, English author (b. 1921)
  • 2005-12-19 Keith Duckworth, English mechanical engineer (Cosworth; b. 1933)
  • 2005-12-25 Derek Bailey, English guitar virtuoso (b. 1930)
  • 2006-01-14 Mark Philo, English footballer (b. 1984)
  • 2006-01-28 Henry McGee, English comedian (b. 1929)
  • 2006-02-08 Elton Dean, English musician (Soft Machine) (b. 1945)
  • 2006-02-25 Charlie Wayman, English footballer (b. 1922)
  • 2006-03-01 Peter Osgood, English footballer (b. 1947)
  • 2006-03-24 Lynne Perrie, English actress (b. 1931)
  • 2006-04-24 Brian Labone, English footballer (b. 1940)
  • 2006-05-19 Freddie Garrity, English lead singer from the band Freddie and the Dreamers (b. 1940)
  • 2006-06-02 Keith Smith, English professional rugby player (b. 1952)
  • 2006-06-28 Peter Rawlinson, Baron Rawlinson of Ewell, English barrister, politician and author (b. 1919)
  • 2006-07-11 John Spencer, English snooker player (b. 1935)
  • 2006-08-13 Tony Jay, English actor (b. 1933)
  • 2006-09-08 Hilda Bernstein, English-born South African author, artist, and activist (b. 1915)
  • 2006-09-09 Matt Gadsby, English footballer (b. 1979)
  • 2006-09-21 Boz Burrell, English rock musician (b. 1946)
  • 2006-09-23 Sir Malcolm Arnold, English composer and professional trumpeter (b. 1921)
  • 2006-10-04 Tom Bell, English actor on stage, television and film (b. 1933)
  • 2006-10-05 Jennifer Moss, English Actress (b. 1945)
  • 2006-10-09 Paul Hunter, English professional snooker player (b. 1978)
  • 2006-10-10 Michael John Rogers, English ornithologist (b. 1932)
  • 2006-10-18 Anna Russell, English music satirist (b. 1911)
  • 2006-11-16 John Veale, English composer, dies at 84
  • 2006-11-23 Nick Clarke, English radio presenter (b. 1948)
  • 2006-11-29 Allen Carr, English anti-smoking campaigner (b. 1934)
  • 2006-12-02 Dave Mount, English rocker (Mud), dies at 59
  • 2006-12-23 Charlie Drake, English comedian (b. 1925)
  • 2006-12-23 Johnny Vincent, English footballer for Birmingham City and Middlesbrough (b. 1947)
  • 2007-03-08 John Inman, English actor (b. 1935)
  • 2007-03-14 Gareth Hunt, English actor (b. 1943)
  • 2007-03-17 Jim Cronin, Animal welfare campaigner and founder of Monkey World in Dorset, England. (b. 1951)
  • 2007-03-18 Alec Wyton, English-born American composer, dies at 85
  • 2007-04-04 Terry Hall, English ventriloquist (b. 1927)
  • 2007-04-25 Alan Ball, English footballer (b. 1945)
  • 2007-07-15 Kelly Johnson, English guitarist, dies at 49
  • 2007-07-26 John Normington, English actor (b. 1937)
  • 2007-07-29 Mike Reid, English comedian and actor (b. 1940)
  • 2007-08-02 Kay Dotrice, English repertory actress (b. 1929)
  • 2007-08-25 Ray Jones, English footballer (b. 1988)