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

Historic Event

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

  • 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 (later 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)
  • 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

Sports History

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

Music History

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

Sports History

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 at St. James' Station, Liverpool during "Black Week" kills six and injures 63
  • 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.

Historic Event

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

British 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

  • 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 many performances by The Beatles
  • 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, England
  • 1966-02-28 Cavern Club (Beatles hangout) in Liverpool, England 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" single 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

Ballon d'Or

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

Sports History

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

  • 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)

Ballon d'Or

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

Ballon d'Or

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

  • 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

Sports History

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

Sports History

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

  • 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-Welsh poet ("The boy stood on the burning deck", "The stately homes of England"), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1835)
  • 1808-10-12 John Liptrot Hatton, English composer and pianist, born in Liverpool, England (d. 1886)

William GladstoneWilliam Gladstone (1809-1898)

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

  • 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)

Kate SheppardKate Sheppard (1847-1934)

1847-03-10 New Zealand suffragette and the most prominent member of New Zealand's women's suffrage movement, born in Liverpool, England

  • 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, British historian known for his study of royalism and Jacobitism (If: A Jacobite Fantasy), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1977)
  • 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)

Peter ShafferPeter Shaffer (1926-2016)

1926-05-15 English playwright (Equus, Amadeus), twin brother to Anthony, born in Liverpool

  • 1926-10-11 Jean Alexander, British actress (Coronation Street - "Hilda Ogden"), born in Liverpool, England (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, British operatic bass-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)

Brian EpsteinBrian Epstein (1934-1967)

1934-09-19 English music entrepreneur and manager (Beatles), born in Liverpool, England

  • 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, 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, England
  • 1938-07-16 Tony Jackson, British bass player (The Searchers, 1962-64 - "Sugar And Spice"), born in Dingle, Liverpool, England (d. 2003)
  • 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], British rock singer ("When Will You Say I Love You"; "Halfway To Paradise") and actor (That'll Be The Day), 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)

Ringo StarrRingo Starr (82 years old)

1940-07-07 British drummer, vocalist (The Beatles - "Yellow Submarine"), songwriter ("Early 1970"; "Photograph"), actor (Caveman), "peace & love" activist, and knight, born in Dingle, Liverpool, England [1]

John LennonJohn Lennon (1940-1980)

1940-10-09 British rock singer-songwriter (The Beatles - "Strawberry Fields Forever"; "Help!"; solo - "Imagine"; "Grow Old With Me"), born in Liverpool, England

  • 1940-10-23 Freddie Marsden, British rock drummer (Gerry & Pacemakers - "How Do You Do It?"; "Ferry Cross The Mersey"), 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) [1]
  • 1941-08-30 John McNally, English rock guitarist and vocalist (Searchers - "Needles And Pins"), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1942-03-03 Mike Pender [Prendergast], British rock vocalist and guitarist (The 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

Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney (80 years old)

1942-06-18 British rock singer-songwriter, bassist, piano player (The Beatles - "Yesterday"; "I Will"; Wings -"Silly Love Songs"), born in Liverpool, England

  • 1942-07-17 Peter Sissons, British newsreader, born in Liverpool, England (d. 2019)
  • 1942-09-24 Gerry Marsden, British rock vocalist (Gerry & Pacemakers - "How Do You Do It?"; "Ferry Cross The Mersey"), and TV personality, born in Liverpool, England (d. 2021) [1]
  • 1942-10-16 Dave Lovelady, English drummer (The Fourmost - "A Little Loving"), born in Litherland, United Kingdom

George HarrisonGeorge Harrison (1943-2001)

1943-02-25 British guitarist, singer, songwriter, and sitar player (Beatles - "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"; "Here Comes The Sun"; solo - "If Not For You"; Traveling Wilburys - "Handle With Care"), born in Liverpool, England

  • 1943-05-11 Les Chadwick, British bassist (Gerry and the Pacemakers - "Ferry Cross The Mersey"), born in Liverpool. England
  • 1943-05-27 Cilla Black [Priscilla White], British pop singer ("Anyone Who Had a Heart"), and TV personality (Blind Date), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2015)
  • 1943-07-25 Jim McCarty, English rock drummer (Yardbirds - "For Your Love"; Renaissance, 1969-70), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1943-08-19 Billy J. Kramer, British pop rock vocalist (The Dakotas - "Bad To Me"), born in Bootle, Lancashire, England
  • 1944-01-07 Mike McGear [McCartney], British singer-songwriter {The Scaffolds - "Lily The Pink"), and photographer, born in Liverpool, England
  • 1944-05-10 Jackie Lomax, British singer-songwriter (Is This What You Want?; Sour Milk Sea), 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 soccer defender (1 cap; Football League Div 1 1966, 73, 76, 77; FA Cup 1965, 74; European Cup 1977; Liverpool 467 games), born in Liverpool, Merseyside (d. 2019)
  • 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 the 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