English History (Part 20)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1901 - 2,000 of 4,528

  • 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)
  • 1921-02-01 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 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
  • 1923-05-12 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

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1901 - 2,000 of 2,236

  • 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)
  • 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 (Coil, Psychic TV), dies from a fall from a two-storey balcony at his home at 42
  • 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)
  • 2005-01-01 Hugh Davies, English composer, dies at 61
  • 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)

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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)