Liverpool UK in History

Historical Events

  • 1315-10-25 Adam Banastre, Henry de Lea and William Bradshaw, led an attack on Liverpool Castle
  • 1820-02-23 Cato Street conspiracy uncovered, attempt to murder British Prime Minister Earl of Liverpool and Government Ministers
  • 1829-06-08 1st UK municipal swimming pool outside of London opens in Liverpool
  • 1830-09-15 Duke of Wellington opens Liverpool & Manchester Railway
  • 1837-07-04 Grand Junction Railway, the world's first long-distance railway, opens between Birmingham and Liverpool
  • 1839-02-26 1st Grand National steeplechase, Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool: Jem Mason wins aboard 5/1 favourite Lottery
  • 1840-07-04 The Cunard Line's 700 ton wooden paddle steamer RMS Britannia departs from Liverpool bound for Halifax, Nova Scotia on the first transatlantic crossing with a scheduled end

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1842-01-03 Charles Dickens and his wife Catherine leave Liverpool, England for America on board the RMS Britannia

Novelist Charles Dickens
Novelist
Charles Dickens
  • 1851-01-01 City of Glasgow steamer inaugurates Philadelphia-Liverpool line
  • 1854-03-01 SS City of Glasgow leaves Liverpool harbour with approximately 480 passengers and crew; she was never seen again
  • 1856-01-23 Steamer Pacific, leaves Liverpool on final voyage (lost at sea, 186 on board)
  • 1856-02-20 The steam packet-ship John Rutledge, en route from Liverpool to New York, hits an iceberg and sinks with the loss of 120 passengers and 19 crew; only one survivor (Thomas Nye of New Bedford)
  • 1859-10-25 Merchant vessel Royal Charter runs aground at Liverpool, 459 die
  • 1864-06-01 Confederate cruiser Georgia sold to a British merchant in Liverpool
  • 1866-03-19 Immigrant ship Monarch of the Seas sinks in Liverpool; 738 die
  • 1881-02-26 P&O's SS Ceylon begins world's 1st round-the-world pleasure cruise from Liverpool

  • 1897-05-20 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: English amateur Harold Hilton wins 2nd Open title by 1 stroke from Scot James Braid

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1901-10-19 Edward Elgar's "Pomp & Circumstance March" premieres in Liverpool

Composer Edward Elgar
Composer
Edward Elgar
  • 1902-06-05 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: Scotsman Sandy Herd wins by 1 stroke from James Braid and Harry Vardon
  • 1904-03-12 1st main line electric train in UK (Liverpool to Southport)
  • 1907-06-21 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: Frenchman Arnaud Massy wins by 2 strokes from J.H. Taylor; first non-Briton to win Open Championship
  • 1913-06-24 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: Englishman J H Taylor wins Championship for a 5th and final time, 8 strokes ahead of defending champion Ted Ray
  • 1913-10-15 Train crash in Liverpool during "Black Week"
  • 1914-05-30 The new and then largest Cunard ocean liner RMS Aquitania, 45,647 tons, sets sails on her maiden voyage from Liverpool, England to New York City.
  • 1915-05-01 British liner Lusitania leaves NY for Liverpool
  • 1915-08-19 British liner "SS Arabic" sunk by German submarine without warning leaving Liverpool for New York; killing 44. Creates diplomatic incident

Sport awardBritish Golf Open

1924-06-27 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: American Walter Hagen wins his 2nd Open Championships, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Ernest Whitcombe

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen
  • 1930-06-20 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: Bobby Jones wins his 3rd Open title, 2 strokes ahead of Leo Diegel and Macdonald Smith on his way to the single-season Grand Slam
  • 1936-06-27 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: Englishman Alf Padgham wins his only major title, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Jimmy Adams of Scotland
  • 1939-06-01 British submarine "Thetis" sinks in Liverpool Bay with all 99 aboard
  • 1941-05-03 -4] German air raid on Liverpool
  • 1947-07-04 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Liverpool: Irishman Fred Daly wins his only Open, 1 stroke clear of Reg Horne and Frank Stranahan
  • 1956-07-06 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Liverpool: Australian Peter Thomson wins by 3 shots from Flory Van Donck of Belgium for his 3rd consecutive Open victory
  • 1957-01-16 Cavern Club opens on Matthews Street in Liverpool, England, home of The Beatles' 1st appearance
  • 1961-03-21 The Beatles' first appearance at the Cavern Club in Liverpool
  • 1961-08-02 The Beatles 1st gig as house band of Liverpool's Cavern Club

  • 1963-08-03 Beatles final performance at Cavern Club in Liverpool
  • 1966-02-28 Cavern Club (Beatles hangout) in Liverpool closes
  • 1966-05-05 Borussia Dortmund of West Germany win 6th European Cup Winner's Cup against Liverpool of England 2-1 in Glasgow
  • 1966-07-23 Cavern Club in Liverpool reopens
  • 1967-07-15 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: 44 year old Argentine Robert De Vicenzo wins his only major championship, 2 strokes clear of defending champion Jack Nicklaus
  • 1968-08-11 Fifteen Guinea Special - last main-line steam passenger train service in Britain. Selection of British Rail steam locomotives make a return 120-mile journey Liverpool to Carlisle, before having their fires dropped for the last time.
  • 1972-06-17 "Long Haired Lover From Liverpool" by Little Jimmy Osmond peaks at #38
  • 1977-05-25 21st European Cup: Liverpool beats Borussia Monchengladbach 3-1 at Rome
  • 1978-05-10 22nd European Cup: Liverpool beats Club Brugge 1-0 at London
  • 1981-05-27 25th European Cup: Liverpool beats Real Madrid 1-0 at Paris
  • 1983-12-27 Ballon d'Or: Juventus' French midfielder Michel Platini claims first of 3 trophies for Europe's best football player ahead of Liverpool midfielder Kenny Dalgleish and Vejle BK striker Allan Simonsen
  • 1984-04-26 Liverpool's Cavern Club reopens
  • 1984-05-30 28th European Cup: Liverpool beats Roma (1-1, 4-2 on penalties) at Rome
  • 1985-05-29 29th European Cup: Juventus beats Liverpool 1-0 at Brussels

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1989-05-08 Paul McCartney releases remake of "Ferry Cross the Mersey" in aid of those affected by the Hillsborough disaster, which claimed the lives of 96 Liverpool football fans

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • 1993-11-24 11 year old Robert Thompson and Jon Venables are convicted of the murder of English 2 year old James Bulger
  • 2000-10-07 Last ever competitive soccer match at Wembley Stadium, England defeated 1-0 by Germany, last goal scored by Liverpool's Dietmar Hammann. Match is Tony Adams' 60th at Wembley, the record for most appearances at the stadium.
  • 2001-05-12 English FA Cup Final, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff (72,500): Liverpool beats Arsenal, 2-1 with Michael Owen scoring twice for the Reds
  • 2001-12-18 Ballon d'Or: Liverpool forward Michael Owen is named best football player in Europe ahead of Real Madrid striker Raúl and Bayern Munich goalkeeper Oliver Kahn
  • 2005-05-25 13th UEFA Champions League Final: Liverpool beats Milan (3-3, 3-2 on penalties)
  • 2005-11-28 Ballon d'Or: FC Barcelona's Brazilian midfielder Ronaldinho is named best football player in Europe ahead of Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard and Liverpool's Steven Gerrard
  • 2006-05-13 English FA Cup Final, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff (71,140): Liverpool beats West Ham United, 3-1 on penalties after 3–3 (a.e.t.); Reds 7th title
  • 2006-07-23 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: Tiger Woods wins his 2nd consecutive Open Championship title and 3rd overall; holds off fellow American Chris DiMarco by 2 strokes
  • 2007-05-23 UEFA Champions League Final, Athens: Filippo Inzaghi scores twice as AC Milan beats Liverpool, 2-1 for 7th title

Sport awardFootball Awards

2008-12-02 Ballon d'Or: Manchester United's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo wins his first award as best football player in the world; Barcelona forward Lionel Messi 2nd, Liverpool striker Fernando Torres 3rd

Football Star Cristiano Ronaldo
Football Star
Cristiano Ronaldo
Football Star Lionel Messi
Football Star
Lionel Messi
  • 2009-05-24 Manchester United wins 1-0 at Hull City Stadium to win English Premier League title for 3rd consecutive season, for a second time; equals Liverpool's record of 18 league titles
  • 2012-05-05 English FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London (89,102): Chelsea beats Liverpool, 2–1; Didier Drogba scores winner for Blues' 7th title
  • 2012-09-16 British Open Women's Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: Jiyai Shin wins her second Open title, 9 strokes ahead of fellow South Korean Inbee Park
  • 2014-07-20 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland wins wire-to-wire by 2 from Sergio Garcia & Rickie Fowler
  • 2018-01-04 Liverpool and Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah is named African Football Player of the Year
  • 2018-05-13 Liverpool's Egyptian soccer forward Mohamed Salah scores in a 4-0 win against Brighton to set the EPL goal scoring record (32) for a 38-game season
  • 2018-05-26 UEFA Champions League Final, Kiev: Real Madrid beats Liverpool, 3-1 for third straight title. Zinédine Zidane first manager to win 3 consecutive titles
  • 2018-07-19 Brazilian soccer international goalkeeper Alisson transfers from Roma to Liverpool for a world record shot blocker's fee of £66.8m
  • 2018-07-26 Sir Paul McCartney performs a secret gig at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, where the Beatles began
  • 2018-12-18 Manchester United sacks high profile Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho; United in 6th place in EPL, 19 points behind league leaders Liverpool; Ole Gunnar Solskjaer new caretaker manager

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2019-05-01 Argentine forward Lionel Messi scores twice for his 600th goal for FC Barcelona in a 3-0 home win over Liverpool in a Champions League semi final

Football Star Lionel Messi
Football Star
Lionel Messi
  • 2019-05-09 English clubs create football history by taking all 4 final spots in Europe's 2 major competitions; Chelsea & Arsenal qualify in Europa Cup after 'miracle' Champions League wins for Liverpool & Spurs
  • 2019-05-12 Manchester City beats Brighton, 4-1 to claim back-to-back English Premier League titles with 98 points, 1 ahead of runners-up, Liverpool
  • 2019-06-01 UEFA Champions League Final, Madrid: Liverpool beats Tottenham, 2-0 for Reds' 6th title
  • 2019-08-14 French woman Stephanie Frappart is the first woman to referee a major match in a European men's tournament - UEFA Super Cup Chelsea vs Liverpool in Istanbul

Famous Birthdays

  • 1724-08-25 George Stubbs, British animal painter (Horse Frightened by Lion), born in Liverpool (d. 1806)
  • 1754-08-21 Banastre Tarleton, British soldier and politician (Waxhaws Massacre), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1833)
  • 1793-09-25 Felicia Dorothea Hemans, English poet, born in Liverpool, England (d. 1835)
  • 1808-10-12 John Liptrot Hatton, English composer and pianist, born in Liverpool, England (d. 1886)

Person of interestWilliam Gladstone

1809-12-29 William Ewart Gladstone, British statesman and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (Liberal: 1868-74, 1880-86, 1892-94), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1898)

British Prime Minister William Gladstone
British Prime Minister
William Gladstone
  • 1826-06-24 George Goyder, English surveyor-general of South Australia, born in Liverpool, England (d. 1898)
  • 1828-04-13 J. B. Lightfoot, English theologist and bishop of Durham, born in Liverpool, Lancashire (d. 1889)
  • 1845-08-15 Walter Crane, English painter, cartoonist and illustrator (The Lady of Shalott), born in Liverpool (d. 1915)

Person of interestKate Sheppard

1847-03-10 Kate Sheppard, New Zealand suffragette and the most prominent member of New Zealand's women's suffrage movement, born in Liverpool, England (d. 1934)

Suffragette Kate Sheppard
Suffragette
Kate Sheppard
  • 1850-12-30 John Milne, British geologist (developed the first modern seismograph), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1913)
  • 1864-04-09 Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti, English electrical engineer and inventor, born in Liverpool, England (d. 1930)
  • 1865-06-19 May Whitty, British actress (Mrs Miniver, Suspicion), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1948)
  • 1870-02-03 Franklin Dyall, British actor (Easy Virtue, Atlantic), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1950)
  • 1886-12-21 George Norman Peterkin, English composer & music publisher, born in Liverpool, England (d. 1982)
  • 1891-01-01 Frank Pettingell, English actor (Gaslight, Goose Steps Out), born in Liverpool (d. 1966)
  • 1895-09-28 Charles Petrie, historian, born in Liverpool, England
  • 1896-07-03 Doris Lloyd, Irish-American actress (Bachelor Father, Charley's Aunt, Sarah & Son), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1968)
  • 1899-06-18 John Warburton, British actor (Saratoga Trunk, King Rat, Cavalcade), born in Maghull, Liverpool, England (d. 1981)
  • 1900-06-06 Arthur Askey, British actor (Bees in Paradise, Ghost Train), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1982)
  • 1907-04-15 Gerald Abrahams, English author (Teach Yourself Chess), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1980)
  • 1908-08-20 John Reginald Bevins, British Conservative politician, born in Liverpool, Lancashire (d. 1996)
  • 1910-03-22 Nicholas Monsarrat, English novelist (The Cruel Sea), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1979)
  • 1911-05-05 Philip Manson-Bahr, English zoologist and specialist in tropical medicine, born in Wavertree, Liverpool, England (d. 1996)
  • 1912-01-03 Robert Flemyng, British actor (The Deadly Affair, Funny Face), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1995)
  • 1912-04-20 Frederick Craig Riddle, British violist, born in Liverpool (d. 1995)
  • 1912-06-10 William Gordon Harris, British civil engineer, born in Liverpool, England (d. 2005)
  • 1913-03-29 Jack Jones, British trade unionist (CH), born in Garston, Liverpool (d. 2009)
  • 1915-04-23 Arnold Hall, British aeronautical engineer, born in Liverpool, England (d. 2000)
  • 1917-10-27 Augustine Harris, British Bishop of Middlesbrough, born in West Derby, Liverpool (d. 2007)
  • 1919-01-23 Bob Paisley, English football player & manager, born in Hetton-le-Hole, United Kingdom (d. 1996)
  • 1919-03-15 John Gregson, British actor (Gideon CID, The Longest Day, Shirley's World), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1975)
  • 1919-07-19 Patricia Medina, British actress (The Three Musketeers, High-Low), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2012)
  • 1919-11-25 Chaim Pearl, Jewish rabbi and scholar, born in Liverpool, England (d. 1995)
  • 1920-01-01 Roger Peacock, English writer (Thursday is Missing), born in Liverpool (d. 1996)
  • 1920-02-04 Derek Worlock, English Roman Catholic Archbishop Liverpool, born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1920-11-06 Sir John Smith, English soccer executive (Chairman Liverpool F.C. 1973-90), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1995)
  • 1921-10-02 Robert Runcie, Archbishop of Canterbury, born in Liverpool, England (d. 2000)
  • 1922-01-19 Ken Hughes, director (Casino Royale), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1922-04-18 Avril Angers, British stand-up comedian and actress (Coronation Street, The Family Way), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2005)
  • 1924-01-29 Brian Trubshaw, British test pilot, first to fly Concorde, born in Liverpool (d. 2001)
  • 1926-03-14 Lita Roza, English singer ("How Much is That Doggie in the Window"), born in Liverpool (d. 2008)
  • 1926-05-15 Anthony Shaffer, Engish playwright (Sleuth), twin brother to Peter, born in Liverpool (d. 2001)
  • 1926-05-15 Peter Shaffer, English playwright (Equus, Amadeus), twin brother to Anthony, born in Liverpool (d. 2016)
  • 1926-10-11 Jean Alexander, English actress (Hilda Ogden on Coronation Street), born in Liverpool (d. 2016)
  • 1926-10-21 Leonard Rossiter, British actor (Rising Damp, The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1984)
  • 1927-11-08 Ken Dodd, British singer and comedian described as "the last great music hall entertainer," born in Knotty Ash, Liverpool, England (d. 2018)
  • 1929-03-06 David Sheppard, bishop (Liverpool)/cricketer (England batsman)
  • 1929-05-09 Kay Dotrice [Katherine Newman], British actress (Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2007)
  • 1931-04-17 Ruth Etchells, English poet and principal (St John's College-Durham), born in Liverpool
  • 1931-08-28 John Shirley-Quirk, baritone (Death in Venice), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1931-10-09 Anthony "Tony" Booth, British actor and father of Cherie Blair (Till Death Us Do Part), born in Liverpool, Lancashire (d. 2017)
  • 1932-04-10 Adrian Henri, British poet and founder of poetry-rock group (Liverpool Scene), born in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England (d. 2000)
  • 1932-05-02 Malcolm Lipkin, English composer, born in Liverpool, England (d. 2017)
  • 1932-05-07 Derek Taylor, English publicist for the Beatles, born in Liverpool, Merseyside (d. 1997)
  • 1933-06-22 Libor Pešek, Czech conductor (Czech Philharmonic; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1934-01-20 Tom Baker, English actor (fourth Doctor in Doctor Who), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1934-05-25 David Burke, English actor (The Woman in Black), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1934-07-04 Colin Welland, British screenwriter (Chariots of Fire) and actor (Straw Dogs), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2015)
  • 1934-09-19 Brian Epstein, English music entrepreneur and manager (Beatles), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1967)
  • 1935-02-27 Alberto Remedios, British opera & concert singer, born in Liverpool, England (d. 2016)
  • 1935-04-25 April Ashley, English model and one of the earliest British people known to have had sex reassignment surgery, born in Liverpool
  • 1935-05-27 Mal Evans [Malcolm Frederick Evans], British Beatles roadie and assistant, born in Liverpool, England (d. 1976)
  • 1936-02-09 Clive Swift, actor (Frenzy, Passage to India), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1936-08-01 Laurie Taylor, English sociologist and broadcaster (BBC Radio 4), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1937-11-06 Edwin Roxburgh, English composer and conductor, born in Liverpool
  • 1939-03-18 Ron Atkinson, English soccer wing half, manager (Oxford United, Manchester United, Sheffield Wed, Aston Villa), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1939-04-21 John McCabe, British composer and pianist, born in Liverpool, England (d. 2015)
  • 1940-02-06 Jimmy Tarbuck, English comedian, born in Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • 1940-04-17 Billy Fury [Ronald Wycherley], English singer (When Will You Say I Love You), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1983)
  • 1940-05-14 Tommy Lawrence, Scottish football player and goalkeeper (Liverpool, Tranmere Rovers), born in Dailly, Scotland (d. 2018)

Person of interestRingo Starr

1940-07-07 Ringo Starr [Richard Starkey], English drummer and member of The Beatles, born in Liverpool, England

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • 1940-07-16 Tony Jackson, English bass player (The Searchers), born in Dingle, Liverpool, Lancashire (d. 2003)

Person of interestJohn Lennon

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

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1940-10-23 Freddie Marsden, English rock drummer (Gerry and the Pacemakers), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2006)
  • 1940-12-07 Stan Boardman, English comedian, born in Liverpool, Lancashire, England
  • 1941-04-07 Cornelia Frances [Zulver], British-Australian actress (Home and Away), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2018)
  • 1941-06-09 Billy Hatton, English rock bassist (The Fourmost - A Little Loving), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2017)
  • 1941-08-30 John McNally, English rock guitarist and vocalist (Searchers), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1942-03-03 Mike Pender, vocalist/guitarist (Searchers-Needles & Pins), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1942-03-12 Brian O'Hara, English rock musician (The Foremost), born in Liverpool (d. 1999)
  • 1942-03-14 Rita Tushingham, English actress (Green Eyes, Doctor Zhivago), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1942-04-10 Ian Callaghan, English footballer, born in Toxteth, Liverpool, England

Person of interestPaul McCartney

1942-06-18 Paul McCartney, English musician and member of The Beatles and Wings, born in Liverpool, England

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • 1942-07-17 Peter Sissons, British newsreader, born in Liverpool, England (d. 2019)
  • 1942-09-24 Gerry Marsden, British rock vocalist and TV personality (Gerry & Pacemakers - Ferry Cross The Mersey), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1942-10-16 Dave Lovelady, English musician (The Fourmost), born in Liverpool

Person of interestGeorge Harrison

1943-02-25 George Harrison, English musician and member of The Beatles, born in Liverpool, England (d. 2001)

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • 1943-05-11 Les Chadwick, English bassist (Gerry and the Pacemakers), born in Liverpool. England
  • 1943-05-27 Cilla Black [Priscilla White], pop singer and TV personality (Blind Date), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2015)
  • 1943-07-25 Jim McCarty, English rock drummer (Yardbirds-For Your Love), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1943-08-19 Billy J Kramer, rock vocalist (The Dakotas-Bad to Me), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1944-01-07 Mike McGear, English singer (Paul McCartney's brother), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1944-05-10 Jackie Lomax, English singer-songwriter (Is This What You Want), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2013)
  • 1945-02-13 Roy Dyke, English rock drummer (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1945-04-05 Tommy Smith, English footballer (Liverpool), born in Liverpool, Merseyside
  • 1945-05-24 Steven Norris, British Conservative politician, born in Liverpool, England
  • 1945-09-12 David Garrick [Philip Darryl Core], British singer (Dear Mrs Applebee), born in Liverpool, Merseyside (d. 2013)
  • 1946-01-10 Aynsley Dunbar, English drummer (Journey, Jefferson Starship), born in Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • 1946-02-01 Elisabeth Sladen, English actress (Doctor Who, The Sarah Jane Adventures), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1946-03-23 Alan Bleasdale, English author, playwright and scriptwriter (Are You Lonesome Tonight), born in Liverpool

Famous Weddings

  • 2015-06-29 Liverpool goalkeeper Brad Jones (33) weds model Dani Lawrence (28) at Peckforton Castle in Cheshire

Famous Deaths

  • 1964-08-13 Peter Anthony Allen is the last person executed (for murder) in England and United Kingdom at Walton Prison, Liverpool
  • 1985-05-29 39 people die in a confrontation at Heysel Stadium in Brussels, Belgium when Juventus and Italian fans are crushed against a wall escaping a breach by Liverpool fans
  • 1995-01-31 Sir John Smith, English soccer administrator (chairman Liverpool F.C. 1973-90), dies at 74
  • 1996-02-08 Derek Worlock, English Roman Catholic Archbishop Liverpool, dies at 76
  • 2000-12-20 Adrian Henri, British poet and founder of poetry-rock group (Liverpool Scene), dies at 68
  • 2018-01-09 Tommy Lawrence, Scottish football player and goalkeeper (Liverpool, Tranmere Rovers), dies at 77
  • 2018-04-05 Eric Bristow MBE ['The Crafty Cockney'], English darts player (BDO World Champion 1980-81, 84-86), dies of a heart attack at 60