English History (Part 26)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2501 - 2,600 of 4,532

  • 1938-12-18 [Bryan] Chas Chandler, English rock bassist (The Animals-House of the Rising Sun) and manager of Jimi Hendrix, born in Newcastle upon Tyne
  • 1939-01-05 Bridget Parker, England, equestrian 3 day event (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 1939-01-09 Susannah York, English actress (They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, Superman), born in London, England
  • 1939-02-02 Rachel English, author (My 1st 500), born in London, England
  • 1939-02-14 Michael Rudman, English theater director/producer (Donkeys' Years)
  • 1939-02-20 Frank Arundel, English footballer
  • 1939-02-26 Josephine Tewson, English actress
  • 1939-03-05 Samantha Eggar, actress (Collector, Dr Doolittle) [or May 3], born in London, England
  • 1939-03-05 Terry Curry, English multi-millionaire
  • 1939-03-18 Ron Atkinson, English former footballer and manager
  • 1939-03-20 Earl of Seafield, [Ginger], English large landowner
  • 1939-04-05 David Winters, choreographer (Steve Allen Comedy Hour), born in London, England
  • 1939-04-07 David Frost, Tenterdon England, TV host (That Was the Week That Was), (d. 2013)
  • 1939-04-12 Alan Ayckbourn, playwright, born in London, England
  • 1939-04-15 Marty Wilde, English singer-songwriter and father of rocker Kim Wilde, born in London, England
  • 1939-04-16 Dusty Springfield, [Mary O'Brien], vocalist (Growing Pains), born in London, England
  • 1939-04-25 Richard earl of Lichfield, English photographer
  • 1939-04-27 Judy Carne, English comedienne (Laugh-In, Love on a Rooftop), born in Northampton, (d. 2015)
  • 1939-05-03 Jonathan David Harvey, English composer (Bhakti, Music of Stockhausen)
  • 1939-05-19 17th earl of Pembroke, English landowner/director (Emily)
  • 1939-05-19 James Fox, actor (The Servant), born in London, England

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1939-05-25 Sir Ian McKellen, English film and theatre actor ( Lord of the Rings, X-Men), born in Burnley Lancashire

  • 1939-05-26 Gerald Ronson, English multi-millionaire
  • 1939-05-31 Terry Waite, English Anglican Church envoy/Lebanese hostage, born in Bollington, Cheshire
  • 1939-06-22 Bobby Harrison, England, rock drummer (Procol Harum-Conquistador)
  • 1939-07-06 Jet Harris [Terence Harris], English rock bassist (Drifters), born in London, England (d. 2011)
  • 1939-07-06 Mary Peters, England, pentathlete (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 1939-07-15 Ronald Hadfield, chief constable (West Midlands England)
  • 1939-07-16 Corin Redgrave, Brtish actor (Excalibur, A Man For All Seasons), born in London (d. 2010)
  • 1939-07-18 Brian Auger, fusion keyboardist (Befour, Genesis), born in London, England
  • 1939-08-09 Tony Budge, English contractor/tank maker/multi-millionaire
  • 1939-08-10 Kate O'Mara, Leicaster England, actress (Caress Morell-Dynasty, AbFab)
  • 1939-08-16 Carol Shelley, actress (Gwendolyn Pidgeon-Odd Couple), born in London, England
  • 1939-08-19 Ginger [Peter] Baker, England, drummer (Cream-White Room)
  • 1939-08-25 John Badham, Luton England, director (Dracula, Short Circuit)
  • 1939-08-28 Clem Cattini, English rock drummer (the Tornados), born in London
  • 1939-08-30 John Peel, English DJ and Broadcaster (BBC Radio 1), born in Heswell, Merseyside (d. 2004)
  • 1939-09-10 Topham Brinton, English carpet magnate/multi-millionaire
  • 1939-09-26 Ricky Tomlinson, English actor
  • 1939-10-01 Geoffrey Whitehead, English actor
  • 1939-10-07 Harold Kroto, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (1996), born in Wisbech (d. 2016)
  • 1939-10-22 George Cohen, English footballer

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1939-10-27 John Cleese, English actor and comedian (Monty Python), born in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset

Actor, Comedian John Cleese
Actor, Comedian
John Cleese
  • 1939-11-02 Pauline Neville-Jones, English diplomat
  • 1939-12-10 Barry Cunliffe, English university professor
  • 1939-12-18 Michael J Moorcock, England, sci-fi author (Alien Heat, Bull & Spear)
  • 1939-12-23 Johnny Kidd, [Frederick Heath], rocker (Johnny Kidd & Pirates), born in London, England
  • 1939-12-25 Christopher Wates, English real estate developer/multi-millionaire
  • 1940-01-19 Mike Reid, English comedian (d. 2007)
  • 1940-01-21 Marquis of Tavistock, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • 1940-01-22 John Hurt, English actor (Elephant Man, Alien, Midnight Express), born in Chesterfield (d. 2017)
  • 1940-02-02 David Jason, English actor
  • 1940-02-02 Alan Caddy, English musician (The Tornados), born in London (d. 2000)
  • 1940-02-06 Jimmy Tarbuck, English comic/golfer
  • 1940-02-07 Gary Bond, England, actor (Outback, Zulu, Anne of Thousand Days)
  • 1940-02-08 Ted Koppel, Lancashire England, American journalist (ABC Nightline)
  • 1940-02-09 Brian Bennett, rock drummer (Shadows), born in London, England
  • 1940-02-10 Mary Rand-Bignal-Toomey, England, long jumper (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • 1940-02-21 Peter McEnery, England, actor (Game is Over, Moonspinners)
  • 1940-02-22 Julian Chagrin, mime/actor (Golddiggers), born in London, England
  • 1940-03-03 Owen Spencer-Thomas, English broadcaster, journalist and Anglican clergyman
  • 1940-03-05 Malcolm Hebden, English actor
  • 1940-03-14 Eleanor Fount, English actress (Women in Love, Bedazzled)
  • 1940-03-16 Keith Rowe, English guitarist (AMM) and painter
  • 1940-03-27 June Wilkinson, Eastbourne England, actress (Absolutely Glamarous)
  • 1940-04-15 Jeffrey Archer, England, (Tory-Commons)/author (Matter of Honor)
  • 1940-05-07 Angela Carter, English novelist and journalist (d. 1992)
  • 1940-05-13 Bruce Chatwin, England, writer (On the Black Hill)
  • 1940-05-14 Chay Blyth, English sailor (Alone in Order to the World)

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1940-05-21 Tony Sheridan, English singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in Norwich, England (d. 2013)

Singer-Songwriter and and Guitarist Tony Sheridan
Singer-Songwriter and and Guitarist
Tony Sheridan
  • 1940-06-20 John Mahoney, actor (Fraiser, Frantic, 8 Men Out), born in Manchester, England
  • 1940-06-23 Adam Faith, English singer and actor (d. 2003)
  • 1940-06-25 Clint Warwick, [Eccles], bassist (Moody Blues), born in Birmingham, England (2004)

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1940-07-07 Ringo Starr, [Richard Starkey], Beatles drummer (Magic Christian), born in Liverpool, England

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr

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1940-07-13 Patrick Stewart, English actor (Picard-Star Trek Next Generation, Charles Xavier-X-men), born in Mirfield, Yorkshire, England

  • 1940-07-14 Susan Howatch, English author
  • 1940-07-16 Tony Jackson, rock bassist/vocalist (Searchers), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1940-07-17 Tim Brooke-Taylor, English comedian
  • 1940-08-22 Antony Crosthwaite-Eyre, English publisher/multi-millionaire
  • 1940-08-28 Nik Turner, English musician (Hawkwind)
  • 1940-09-03 Pauline Collins, actress (Shirley Valentine), born in London, England
  • 1940-09-06 Jackie Trent, English singer-songwriter (Neighbours theme) and actress, born in Newcastle-under-Lyme (d. 2015)
  • 1940-09-12 Patrick Mower, English actor

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1940-10-09 John Lennon, British musician, pop star and member of The Beatles (Imagine), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1980)

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1940-10-13 Chris Farlowe [John Henry Deighton], English singer (Out of Times), born in London

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1940-10-14 Cliff Richard [Harry Webb], English rock vocalist (Suddenly), born in Lucknow, India

  • 1940-10-17 Jim Smith, English footballer and manager
  • 1940-10-19 Michael Gambon, English actor (Singing Detective, Paris at Night)
  • 1940-10-23 Freddie Marsden, English rock drummer (Gerry and the Pacemakers), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2006)
  • 1940-10-24 David Sainsbury, English billionaire/founder (Dutch Soc-Dem)
  • 1940-10-29 Galen Weston, English/Canadian industrial/multi-millionaire
  • 1940-11-27 John Alderton, Gainsborough England, actor (Zardoz)
  • 1940-11-30 Glenn English, (Rep-D-OK, 1975- )
  • 1940-12-07 Stan Boardman, English comedian
  • 1940-12-08 Jenny Linden, English actress (Hedda, Dr Who & the Daleks)
  • 1940-12-25 Pete Brown, English musician and songwriter (Cream), born in Ashtead, Surrey
  • 1941-01-07 John E. Walker, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1941-01-08 Graham Chapman, England, comedian (Monty Python's Flying Circus)
  • 1941-01-12 Long John Baldry, England, blues vocalist (Don't try to Lay No Boogie)
  • 1941-01-24 Michael Chapman, Leeds England, rocker (Looking for 11)

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