English History (Part 21)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2001 - 2,100 of 4,531

  • 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, English actor (Never Say Never Again), born in Tunbridge Wells (d. 2017)
  • 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)
  • 1925-10-03 W Howard Baker, English publisher

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1925-10-13 Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1979-90), born in Grantham, Lincolnshire, England (d. 2013)

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher

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1925-10-16 Angela Lansbury, actress (Jessica-Murder She Wrote), born in London, England

  • 1925-10-19 Bernard Hepton, Bradford England, actor (6 Wives of Henry VIII)
  • 1925-10-29 Robert Hardy, English actor
  • 1925-10-31 John Pople, English chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2004)
  • 1925-11-27 Ernie Wise, England, comedian (Morecambe & Wise)
  • 1926-01-13 Pamela M Cunnington, English architect/author (Change of Use)
  • 1926-01-14 Warren Mitchell, English actor (Alf Garnett in Till Death Us Do Part), born in London (d. 2015)
  • 1926-01-21 Brian Brockless, English organist (d. 1995)
  • 1926-02-12 Paul Hamlyn, English publisher/multi-millionaire (Octopus)
  • 1926-02-16 John Schlesinger, director (Midnight Cowboy, Darling), born in London, England
  • 1926-02-22 Kenneth Williams, English actor (d. 1988)
  • 1926-02-24 Jean Alexander, English actress (Hilda Ogden on Coronation Street), born in Liverpool (d. 2016)
  • 1926-03-04 Don Rendell, English jazz musician and arranger, born in Plymouth, Devon (d. 2015)
  • 1926-03-11 Patricia Tindaole, England, architect
  • 1926-03-14 Lita Roza, English singer ("How Much is That Doggie in the Window"), born in Liverpool (d. 2008)
  • 1926-03-30 Lord Rayner [Derek Rayner], Norwich, Norfolk, English businessman and chief executive (Marks & Spencer)
  • 1926-03-31 John Fowles, English novelist (Collector, French Leiutenent's Woman)
  • 1926-04-09 Graham Hills, principal (Strathclyde University, England)
  • 1926-04-13 John Spencer-Churchill, 11th duke of Marlborough, English large landowner

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1926-04-21 Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor, Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland, 1952- ), born in London, England

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • 1926-04-21 Arthur Rowley, English Footballer (d. 2002)

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1926-05-08 David Attenborough, Naturalist, TV producer and host (BBC "Life" Series), born in London, England

Natural History Filmmaker and TV Personality David Attenborough
Natural History Filmmaker and TV Personality
David Attenborough
  • 1926-05-09 Alistair MacFarlane, principal (Heriot-Watt University England)
  • 1926-05-14 Eric Morecambe, comedian (Morecambe & Wise, Picadilly Palace), born in London, England
  • 1926-05-15 Peter Shaffer, English playwright (Equus, Amadeus), twin brother to Anthony, born in Liverpool (d. 2016)
  • 1926-06-08 Nico Kiasashvii, professor of English Literature
  • 1926-06-12 Jackie Pallo, English professional wrestler (d. 2006)
  • 1926-07-11 Patrick Wymark, Cleethorpes England, actor (Skull, Tomb of Ligeia)
  • 1926-07-18 Bryan Johnson, English singer and actor, born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1926-07-18 Jane Hylton, actress (Adv of Sir Lancelot, Daybreak), born in London, England
  • 1926-07-18 Richard Pasco, English actor (Gorgon, Arch of Triumph)
  • 1926-07-20 Patricia Cutts, English actress (d. 1974)
  • 1926-07-21 Queenie Watts, English actress (d. 1980)
  • 1926-07-21 Bill Pertwee, Amersham, England, actor (Dad's Army), (d. 2013)
  • 1926-07-27 Peter Coker, English painter, born in London (d. 2004)
  • 1926-08-06 Frank Finlay, English actor (Robbery, Lifeforce), born in Farnworth Lancashire (d. 2016)
  • 1926-08-11 Bernard Ashley, English businessperson, fashion designer and co-founder of Laura Ashley, born in London (d. 2009)
  • 1926-08-27 Pat Coombs, English actress (d. 2002)
  • 1926-09-17 Donald Acheson, England's chief medical officer
  • 1926-10-21 Leonard Rossiter, actor (Britannia Hospital), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1926-10-31 Jimmy Savile, English entertainer and suspected sexual predator, born in Leeds (d. 2011)
  • 1926-11-05 John Berger, English art critic and author (Ways of Seeing), born in London (d. 2017)
  • 1926-11-20 Terry Hall, English ventriloquist (d. 2007)
  • 1926-11-24 Alan Owen, English author (Maggie May, Ronnie Barker Show)
  • 1926-12-17 Jeremy Brooks, English writer (Jampot Smith), born in Southampton (d. 1994)
  • 1927-03-26 Jonathan Tod, Vice-Admiral (England)
  • 1927-04-27 Sheila Scott, English aviatrix (d. 1988)
  • 1927-04-28 Garfield Weston, English industrial/billionaire (Twinings Tea)
  • 1927-04-29 Dorothy Manley, England, 100m sprint (Olympic-silver-1948)
  • 1927-05-01 Lord Bathurst, English earl/large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • 1927-05-04 Terry (Owen John) Scott, Watford UK, English actor and comedian (Carry On Films)
  • 1927-05-13 Archie Scott-Brown, English race car driver (d. 1958)
  • 1927-05-21 Kay Kendall, Yorkshire England, actress (Genevieve, Les Girls)
  • 1927-06-08 David Hobman, director (Age Concern England)
  • 1927-06-16 Robert Matthews, master (Clare College Cambridge England)
  • 1927-06-27 Peter Bayliss, Thames England, actor (From Russia With Love)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 2001 - 2,100 of 2,237

  • 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
  • 2006-12-09 Freddie Marsden, English rock drummer (Gerry and the Pacemakers), dies at 66
  • 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)
  • 2007-10-01 Ned Sherrin, English broadcaster, author and stage director (b. 1931)
  • 2007-10-01 Ronnie Hazlehurst, English conductor and theme song composer (b. 1928)
  • 2007-10-18 Alan Coren, English writer and satirist (b. 1938)
  • 2007-10-19 Michael Maidens, English footballer with Hartlepool United (b. 1987)
  • 2007-10-21 Paul Fox, English musician and singer (The Ruts) (b. 1951)
  • 2007-11-06 Hilda Braid, English actress (b. 1929)
  • 2007-11-08 Chad Varah, English founder of charity The Samaritans (b. 1911)
  • 2007-11-13 John Doherty, English footballer (b. 1935)
  • 2007-11-19 Mike Gregory, English rugby league footballer (b. 1964)
  • 2007-11-22 Verity Lambert, English film and TV producer, 1st producer of Doctor Who, dies at 71
  • 2008-01-25 Evelyn Barbirolli, English musician (b. 1911)
  • 2008-02-06 Tony Rolt, English racing driver (b. 1918)
  • 2008-02-17 Brian Harris, English footballer (b. 1935)
  • 2008-02-20 Emily Perry, English Actress (b. 1907)
  • 2008-02-21 Sunny Lowry, First British woman to swim the English Channel (b. 1911)
  • 2008-02-28 Mike Smith, English musician (The Dave Clark Five) (b. 1943)

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2008-03-19 Arthur C. Clarke, English science fiction author (2001: A Space Odyssey, Childhood's End), dies at 90

Sci-Fi Author Arthur C. Clarke
Sci-Fi Author
Arthur C. Clarke

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2008-03-19 Paul Scofield, English actor (A Man for All Seasons and Quiz Show), dies from leukemia at 86

  • 2008-03-20 Eric Ashton, English rugby league footballer (b. 1935)
  • 2008-03-20 Brian Wilde, English actor (b. 1921)
  • 2008-07-01 Mel Galley, English guitarist (b. 1948)
  • 2008-07-02 Elizabeth Spriggs, English-Born Actress (b. 1929)
  • 2008-07-03 Ernie Cooksey, English Footballer (b. 1980)
  • 2008-07-03 Clive Hornby, English soap actor - Emmerdale (b. 1944)
  • 2008-07-21 Lord Stokes [Donald Stokes], English industrialist, dies at 94
  • 2008-08-04 Craig Jones, English motorcycle racer. (b. 1985)
  • 2008-09-15 Richard Wright, English singer/songwriter (Pink Floyd), dies of cancer at 65
  • 2008-11-12 Mitch Mitchell, English musician (b. 1947)
  • 2008-12-08 Oliver Postgate, English animator, puppeteer and writer. (b. 1925)
  • 2009-01-20 Sheila O'Nions Walsh (aka Sheila Walsh, Sophie Leyton), English romance writer (b. 1928)
  • 2009-02-14 Bernard Ashley, English businessperson, fashion designer and co-founder of Laura Ashley, dies of cancer at 82
  • 2009-02-26 Wendy Richard, English actress (b. 1943)
  • 2009-03-04 Harry Parkes, English footballer (b. 1920)

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2009-03-18 Natasha Richardson, English actress (Gothic, Handmaid's Tale), dies of a traumatic brain injury at 45

  • 2009-03-22 Jade Goody, English reality TV Star and Entrepreneur, dies of cancer at 27
  • 2009-05-07 David Mellor, English cutlery designer (b. 1930)
  • 2009-06-10 Tenniel Evans, English actor (b. 1926)
  • 2009-07-01 Mollie Sugden, English actress (b. 1922)
  • 2009-07-31 Sir Bobby Robson, English professional football player and manager (b. 1933)
  • 2009-07-31 Harry Alan Towers, English film producer and screenwriter (b. 1920)
  • 2009-10-31 Tom Wheatcroft, English businessman (b. 1922)
  • 2009-11-29 Robert Holdstock, English author (b. 1948)
  • 2009-12-02 Maggie Jones, English actress (b. 1934)
  • 2009-12-14 Alan A'Court, English footballer (b. 1934)
  • 2009-12-20 Jack Hixon, English football talent scout (b. 1921)
  • 2009-12-22 Albert Scanlon, English footballer (b. 1935)
  • 2010-01-22 Jean Simmons, English-American actress (b. 1929)
  • 2010-02-11 [Lee} Alexander McQueen, English fashion designer, commits suicide at 40
  • 2010-04-25 Alan Sillitoe, English writer (Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner), dies at 82
  • 2010-05-23 Simon Monjack, English actor, producer, & writer (b. 1970)
  • 2010-05-24 Ray Alan, English ventriloquist & television entertainer (b. 1930)
  • 2010-06-03 John Hedgecoe, English photographer (b. 1932)
  • 2010-06-23 Peter Quaife, English bass guitarist (the Kinks), dies at 66
  • 2010-06-25 Alan Plater, English playwright (b. 1935)
  • 2010-07-28 Ivy Bean, English internet celebrity (b. 1905)
  • 2010-09-03 Mike Edwards [Swami Deva Pramada ], English musician (ELO), killed by a rolling hay bale at 62
  • 2010-10-04 Sir Norman Wisdom, English comedian, singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1915)
  • 2010-10-14 Simon MacCorkindale, English actor (Falcon Crest, Manimal), dies of bowel cancer at 58
  • 2010-11-25 Peter Christopherson English musician and video director/designer (b. 1955)
  • 2010-12-14 Dale Roberts, English footballer (b. 1986)
  • 2010-12-18 James Pickles, English jurist and columnist (b. 1925)
  • 2010-12-19 Anthony Howard, English Journalist (b. 1934)
  • 2011-01-02 Pete Postlethwaite, English actor (b. 1946)
  • 2011-01-04 Dick King-Smith English Author (b. 1922)
  • 2011-01-14 Trish Keenan, lead vocalist of English band Broadcast (b. 1968)
  • 2011-01-15 Nat Lofthouse, English Footballer (b. 1925)
  • 2011-01-30 John Barry, English film score composer (b. 1933)
  • 2011-02-05 Brian Jacques, English author, author of the Redwall series (b. 1939)
  • 2011-03-18 Jet Harris [Terence Harris], English rock bassist (Drifters), dies of cancer at 71

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2011-03-23 Elizabeth Taylor, English-American actress (Cleopatra, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) dies at 79

  • 2011-05-01 Ted Lowe, English snooker commentator (b. 1920)
  • 2011-05-16 Edward Hardwicke, English actor (b. 1932)
  • 2011-06-25 Margaret Tyzack, English actress (b. 1931)
  • 2011-06-27 Mike Doyle, English former footballer (b. 1946)
  • 2011-07-12 David Carr, English rock keyboardist (The Fortunes), dies at 67
  • 2011-09-11 Ralph Gubbins, English footballer (b. 1932)
  • 2011-10-16 Dan Wheldon, English auto racer (b. 1978)
  • 2012-01-01 Gary Ablett, English footballer and manager, dies of non-Hodgkins Lymphoma at 46
  • 2012-01-01 Bob Anderson, English Olympic fencer and renowned film fight choreographer, dies at 90
  • 2012-01-04 Harry Fowler, English actor, dies at 85