English History (Part 12)

Historical Events

Events 1101 - 1,200 of 1,324

  • 1967-09-11 Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour begins with a bus driven somewhat aimlessly around western England
  • 1968-03-01 Pirate Radio Atlantis South (England) begins test transmitting

Historic Event

1968-04-20 British politician Enoch Powell makes his controversial "Rivers of Blood" speech

  • 1968-05-19 Pirate Radio Brumble of Northern England 1st heard
  • 1968-06-24 Australia all out for 78 v England at Lord's
  • 1968-11-11 Ron Hill sets record 10-mile run (46:44) at Leicester England
  • 1969-01-09 First trial flight of Concorde supersonic jetliner, Bristol, England
  • 1969-05-01 Pirate Radio Station 259 (England/France) begins transmitting
  • 1969-07-07 Canada's House of Commons approves equality of French-English language

Ryder Cup

1969-09-20 Ryder Cup Golf, Royal Birkdale GC: US, Great Britain tie, 16-16; great sporting gesture, America's Jack Nicklaus concedes missable 3-foot putt to Tony Jacklin at the 18th hole for the draw

  • 1969-11-15 The 1st ever colour television commercial in the UK, for Birds Eye peas, airs on ATV in the Midlands during a Thunderbirds episode
  • 1969-12-18 House of Lords votes to abolish the death penalty in England, Wales and Scotland (Northern Ireland 25 July 1973)
  • 1970-03-16 Oxford University Press and Cambridge University press co-publish The Old Testament of the New English Bible, and Complete New English Bible, incorporating the New Testament first published in 1961
  • 1970-03-17 US casts their 1st UN Security Council veto (Support England)
  • 1970-03-29 Manchester City of England win 10th European Cup Winner's Cup against Górnik Zabrze of Poland 2-1 in Vienna
  • 1970-04-03 Miriam Hargrave of England passes her drivers test on 40th attempt
  • 1970-05-23 Grateful Dead's 1st performance outside US, as part of 'The Hollywood Rock Music Festival', in Newcastle under Lyme, England
  • 1970-12-11 Start of the 1st Test match at the WACA, Australia v England
  • 1970-12-13 Greg Chappell scores 108 on Test debut v England at the WACA
  • 1971-01-05 1st one-day international, Australia v England at the MCG
  • 1971-01-14 Cricketer John Snow takes 7-40 for England to beat Australia by 299 runs
  • 1971-01-29 Test debut of Dennis Keith Lillee, v England at Adelaide
  • 1971-01-30 Dennis Lillee takes 5-84 in his 1st Test bowl, v England

Music History

1971-03-14 The Rolling Stones leave England for France to escape taxes

  • 1971-08-24 India beat England by 4 wickets, their win against the Poms

Meeting of Interest

1971-09-06 British Prime Minister Edward Heath meets with Irish Prime Minister/Taoiseach Jack Lynch at Chequers in England to discuss the situation in Northern Ireland

  • 1971-09-27 Tripartite talks involving the prime ministers of Northern Ireland, Britain, and the Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) of the Republic of Ireland take place at Chequers, England
  • 1972-07-01 The first Gay Pride march in England takes place.
  • 1972-12-23 B. S. Chandrasekhar takes 8-79 India v England at Delhi
  • 1973-05-16 AC Milan of Italy win 13th European Cup Winner's Cup against Leeds of England 1-0 in Saloniki
  • 1974-02-04 Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb explodes on a bus in West Yorkshire, England, carrying British Army soldiers and some of their family members
  • 1974-02-25 Veronica & Colin Scargill (England) begin tandem bicycle ride a record 18,020 miles around the world, completed on August 27, 1975
  • 1974-04-01 In England, "Local Government Act 1972" redraws the administrative map and creates six new Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties; Newport and Monmouthshire transferred from England to Wales
  • 1974-07-13 India's 1st one-day international (v England, Headingley)
  • 1974-11-12 A salmon is discovered in the River Thames, England, for the first time since 1833
  • 1974-11-21 Birmingham pub bombings: 21 civilians killed when bombs explode at two pubs in Birmingham, England (deadliest attack in England during "the Troubles")
  • 1975-01-09 Australia beat England by 171 runs in 4th Test to regain Ashes
  • 1975-01-14 17-year-old Lesley Whittle is kidnapped in Shropshire, England
  • 1975-01-24 Fastest Earth-bound object, 7200 kph, in vacuum centrifuge, England
  • 1975-03-10 Dog spectacles patented in England
  • 1975-08-27 Veronica & Colin Scargill (England) complete tandem bicycle ride, a record 18,020 miles around the world
  • 1975-11-12 7h Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats England 25-0
  • 1975-11-27 The Provisional IRA assassinates Ross McWhirter, after a press conference in which McWhirter announced a reward for the capture of those responsible for multiple bombings and shootings across England.
  • 1975-12-06 Balcombe Street Siege: for 6 days, four Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers hold two hostages at an apartment in London, England
  • 1976-07-09 England all out for 71 v WI at Old Trafford, Holding 14 5-7-17-5
  • 1977-03-13 Dennis Lillee takes 6-26, England all out 95 in Centenary Test
  • 1977-05-14 English football international Bobby Moore retires
  • 1977-09-17 Ryder Cup Golf, Royal Lytham & St Annes: US wins 12½-7½; last time a Great Britain & Ireland team competes for Ryder Cup
  • 1978-01-18 Geoff Boycott captains England for the 1st time, v Pakistan at Karachi
  • 1978-05-21 118 Unification church couples wed in England
  • 1978-07-29 American Penny Dean swims English Channel in record 7 hrs, 40 min; record holds until 1995
  • 1979-06-06 200th running of horse's Derby in England
  • 1979-06-12 Bryan Allen flew man-powered Gossamer Albatross over English Channel in a human-powered aircraft; flight took 2 hrs, 49 min

Sports History

1979-07-17 David Gower 200* in England score of 5-633 v India at Edgbaston

  • 1979-08-06 Marcus Hooper, 12, becomes then youngest person to swim English Channel
  • 1979-08-09 English seaside resort Brighton gets 1st British nude beach
  • 1979-08-20 The East Coast Main Line rail route between England and Scotland is restored when the Penmanshiel Diversion opens.
  • 1979-09-04 India need 438 to win v England, game ends at 8-429
  • 1980-02-29 Michael Bracey ends 59 h 55 m trapped in an elevator, England
  • 1980-03-20 The Mi Amigo ship containing England's pirate radio Caroline sinks
  • 1980-05-14 Valencia of Spain wins 20th European Cup Winner's Cup against Arsenal of England 5-4 on penalties in Brussels

Sports History

1980-09-02 Australian cricket batsman Kim Hughes becomes 3rd player to bat on all 5 days of a Test match as the rain affected Centenary Test peters out to a draw at Lord's; BBC's John Arlott calls his final match

Album Release

1981-06-05 George Harrison releases "Somewhere in England", his ninth studio album, includes John Lennon tribute "All Those Years Ago" (Featuring Paul and Ringo)

Sports History

1981-06-10 Sebastian Coe of England sets 800m record (1:41.73) in Florence

  • 1981-07-07 The solar-powered aircraft, Solar Challenger, successfully completes a 163 mile flight across the English Channel
  • 1981-07-20 England set for innings loss v Aust, Botham hits 100 in 87 balls
  • 1981-08-09 Six English lifeguards set relay swim record English Channel (7:17)
  • 1981-08-12 Jon Erikson (US) becomes 1st to triple cross English Channel (38:27)
  • 1981-08-24 American Charles Chapman is 1st black to swim English Channel
  • 1981-09-20 Ryder Cup Golf, Walton Heath GC: US wins 18½-9½; 6th and final Ryder Cup for Jack Nicklaus as a player; wins all 4 of his matches
  • 1982-02-03 John Sharples of England finishes 371 hours of disco dancing

Papal Visit

1982-05-28 Pope John Paul II is 1st reigning pope to visit Great Britain (Adrian IV was born in England, as Nicholas Breakspear)

  • 1982-07-09 Botham scores 208 in 225 balls, England v India at The Oval
  • 1982-09-14 Cindy Nicholas of Canada makes her 19th swim of English Channel
  • 1982-10-11 English ship Mary Rose, which sank during an engagement with France in 1545, raised at Portsmouth, England
  • 1983-01-07 Australia regain the Ashes with a 2-1 series win v England
  • 1983-04-01 Anti-nuclear demonstrators link arms in 14-mile human chain in England
  • 1983-08-06 First NFL exhibition game in Europe; Minnesota Vikings beat St Louis Cardinals 28-10 at London's Wembley Stadium
  • 1983-08-18 Samantha Druce, age 12y 119d becomes the youngest woman to swim English Channel
  • 1983-11-14 First cruise missile placed at Greenham Common, England
  • 1983-11-26 World's greatest robbery; 26 million pounds (sterling) worth of gold, diamonds and cash stolen from Brink's-Mat warehouse at Heathrow Airport, England
  • 1984-02-01 Indian diplomat Ravindra Mhatre kidnapped and murdered by Kashmiri terrorists in Birmingham, England
  • 1984-02-05 NZ beat England (82 & 93) by an innings in 3 days
  • 1984-08-14 West Indies complete 5-0 series annihilation of England
  • 1985-01-17 Azharuddin scores second Test century in second Test (v England)
  • 1985-02-17 1st day/night game at the MCG, Australia v England
  • 1985-05-11 56 die and at least 265 are injured at Bradford City football ground in the worst fire in English football history
  • 1985-05-15 Everton of England wins 25th European Cup Winner's Cup against Rapid Wien of Austria 3-1 in Rotterdam
  • 1985-07-05 Nicholas Mark Sanders (England) begins circumnavigation of globe, covering 13,035 road miles in 78 days, 3 hr, 30 min
  • 1985-09-09 Race riot in Birmingham, England
  • 1985-09-15 Ryder Cup Golf, The Belfry: Europe beats US, 16½-11½; sole US loss in 50 years; Sam Torrance clinches for Europe beating Andy North, 1 up
  • 1985-09-24 Fastest English Channel crossing by a relay team set (15h 30m)
  • 1986-03-31 English Hampton Court palace badly damaged by fire, 1 dead
  • 1986-03-31 Six metropolitan county councils are abolished in England.
  • 1986-04-16 West Indies complete 5-0 demolition of England
  • 1986-08-03 First NFL 'American Bowl' exhibition game at London's Wembley Stadium, Chicago Bears beat Dallas Cowboys 17-6

Sports History

1986-12-12 Australian cricketer David Boon's fourth Test century, 103 v England at Adelaide

  • 1986-12-17 Mrs Davina Thompson makes medical history by having the 1st heart, lung & liver transplant at Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, England
  • 1987-08-07 Javed Miandad becomes first to score 6,000 Test runs for Pakistan as he cracks 260 in drawn 5th Test v England at The Oval

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1101 - 1,200 of 4,608

  • 1869-10-11 Frederic Norton, English composer (Chu Chin Chow), born in Broughton-in-Salford (d. 1946)
  • 1869-10-14 Joseph Duveen, British art connoisseur (Elgin marbles), born in Hull, Yorkshire, England (d. 1939)
  • 1869-10-30 Lawrence Grant [Percy Reginald], British actor (Bulldog Drummond), born in Bournemouth, England (d. 1952)
  • 1869-12-02 Jonas Cohn, German philosopher (Theory of the Dialects), born in Görlitz, Germany (d. 1947)
  • 1870-01-04 Percy Pitt, English composer (BBC), born in London (d. 1932)
  • 1870-02-03 Franklin Dyall, British actor (Easy Virtue, Atlantic), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1950)
  • 1870-02-12 Marie Lloyd, English music-hall performer (d. 1922)
  • 1870-03-04 Thomas Sturge Moore, English poet (d. 1944)
  • 1870-07-27 Hilaire Belloc, Anglo-French author (Path to Rome), born in La Celle-Saint-Cloud, Seine-et-Oise, France (d. 1953)
  • 1870-09-02 Marie Ault [Mary Cragg], Wigan England

Charlotte CooperCharlotte Cooper (1870-1966)

1870-09-22 British tennis player (1st female Olympic champion 1900; Wimbledon 1895-96, 98, 1901, 08), born in Ealing, England

  • 1870-10-22 Alfred Douglas, English poet, journalist and partner of Oscar Wilde, born in Powick, Worcestershire, England (d. 1945)

David BeattyDavid Beatty (1871-1936)

1871-01-17 1st Earl Beatty and British Admiral of the Fleet during World War I (Battle of Jutland), born in Nantwich, England

  • 1871-01-30 Seymour Hicks, British actor & theatrical impresario (Scrooge), born in St. Hélier, Isle of Jersey, England (d. 1949)
  • 1871-02-18 Harry Brearley, English inventor (d. 1948)
  • 1871-04-06 Alexander, grandson of England's Queen Victoria
  • 1871-07-08 Clement Harris, English composer, born in London (d. 1897)

Lottie DodLottie Dod (1871-1960)

1871-09-24 British all-round athlete (Wimbledon 1887-88, 1891-93), born in Bebington, England

  • 1871-11-03 Albert Goldthorpe, English rugby league five eighth (RL pioneer; Hunslet 713 games), born in Leeds, West Yorkshire (d. 1943)
  • 1872-01-16 Edward Gordon Craig, British modernist actor, director and theorist (On the art of theatre), born in Stevenage Hertfordshire, England (d. 1966)
  • 1872-02-24 John Arthur Jarvis, English swimmer (Olympic gold 1,000m, 4,000m, water polo 1900), born in Leicester, England (d. 1933)

Bertrand RussellBertrand Russell (1872-1970)

1872-05-18 English mathematician and philosopher (Nobel 1950), born in Trellech, England

  • 1872-05-31 W. Heath Robinson, English illustrator and cartoonist (Don Quixote), born in Islington, England (d. 1944)
  • 1872-07-01 Louis Blériot, French aviator and 1st man to fly an airplane across English Channel, born in Cambrai, France (d. 1936)
  • 1872-08-21 Aubrey Beardsley, English artist (Salome), born in Brighton, England (d. 1898)
  • 1872-08-24 Max Beerbohm, English caricaturist, writer and parodist (Saturday Review), born in London (d. 1956)
  • 1872-09-25 Charles Blake Cochran, English theatrical manager and impresario, born in Sussex, England (d. 1951)
  • 1872-09-28 Lena Ashwell, British actress and theatrical manager who was the 1st to organize large-scale entertainment for WWI troops at the front, born on the ship Wellesley (d. 1957)
  • 1872-09-28 Tom Terriss, English director (His Buddy's Wife, Sumuru), born in London, England (d. 1964)
  • 1872-10-12 Ralph Vaughan Williams, English composer (Hugh the Drover), born in Down Ampney, England (d. 1958)
  • 1872-11-03 Wilfred Trotter, English surgeon who was a pioneer in neurosurgery, popularized the concept of herd instinct, and was an authority in cancers of the head and neck, born in Coleford, Gloucestershire, England (d. 1939)
  • 1872-12-21 Sidney Ainsworth, British silent film actor (Not in the News, The Rajah's Tunic), born in Manchester, England (d. 1922)
  • 1873-01-16 Boyd Alexander, English explorer
  • 1873-03-11 David Horsley, English-born film executive (d. 1933)
  • 1873-03-26 Gerald du Maurier, British actor (Power, Escape!, Masks and Faces), born in London, England (d. 1934)
  • 1873-04-28 Harold Bauer, English-American pianist (Beethoven-Association), born in Kingston, England (d. 1951)
  • 1873-09-01 Guy Standing, English actor (Cradle Song), born in London, England (d. 1937)
  • 1873-10-21 George P Gooch, English historian/MP
  • 1873-11-04 G. E. Moore, English philosopher (systematic approach to ethical problems), born in London (d. 1958)

Teddy FlackTeddy Flack (1873-1935)

1873-11-05 Australian athlete, (Olympic gold 800m, 1500m 1896), born in London, England

  • 1873-12-17 Ford Madox Ford [Hueffer], British novelist (The Good Soldier), critic, and journal editor (The Transatlantic), born in Merton, Surrey, England (d. 1939)
  • 1874-01-16 Robert W. Service, English-Canadian poet (Cremation of Sam McGee), born in Lancashire, England (d. 1958)
  • 1874-01-25 Hewlett Johnson [Red Dean of Canterbury], English bishop, born in Salford, Greater Manchester (d. 1966)
  • 1874-03-05 Henry Travers [Travers John Heagerty], British stage and screen character actor (It's A Wonderful Life; Mrs. Miniver; Bells of St Mary), born in Prudhoe, Northumberland, England (d. 1965)
  • 1874-05-29 G. K. Chesterton [Gilbert Keith], English writer (Man Who Made Gold), born in London, England
  • 1874-09-21 Gustav Holst, English composer (Planets), born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England (d. 1934)

Charles Vyner BrookeCharles Vyner Brooke (1874-1963)

1874-09-26 3rd and last White Rajah of Sarawak (1917-46), born in London, England

Winston ChurchillWinston Churchill (1874-1965)

1874-11-30 British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1940-45, 1951-55) during World War II, and writer (Nobel Prize in Literature, 1953), born in Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England

  • 1875-03-29 Paul Rubens, English musical comedy composer (Miss Hook of Holland), born in London (d. 1917)

Edgar WallaceEdgar Wallace (1875-1932)

1875-04-01 English novelist, playwright and journalist (The Terror, The Four Just Men) who created King Kong, born in Greenwich, England

  • 1875-06-09 Henry Dale, English physiologist (Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology 1936), born in London, England (d. 1968)
  • 1875-07-17 Donald Tovey, British musicologist (Essays in Musical Analysis), pianist, and composer (The Bride of Dionysus), born in Eton, England (d. 1940)
  • 1875-08-09 Albert William Ketèlbey, British pianist and composer (In A Monastery Garden), born in Aston, Birmingham (d. 1959)
  • 1875-08-15 Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, African-British composer (Hiawatha's Wedding Feast), born in London, England (d. 1912)
  • 1875-08-23 William Eccles, English physicist and radio pioneer, born in Barrow-in-Furness, England (d. 1966)
  • 1875-10-12 Aleister Crowley, British occultist, founded the religion of Thelema, born in Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire England (d. 1947)
  • 1875-10-26 H. B. Warner, British actor (Sunset Boulevard, The King of Kings), born in London, England (d. 1958)
  • 1876-01-11 Thomas Hicks, English athlete (Olympic gold marathon 1904), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1952)
  • 1876-02-16 G. M. Trevelyan [George Macaulay Trevelyan], British historian and academic, born in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England (d. 1962)
  • 1876-04-14 Cecil Chubb, English barrister, gifted Stonehenge to the British nation, born in Shrewton (d. 1934)
  • 1876-05-12 Harold, grandson of English queen Victoria
  • 1876-06-13 William Sealy Gosset, English statistician (Student's t-distribution), born in Canterbury, Kent, England (d. 1937)
  • 1876-09-01 Harriet Shaw Weaver, English political activist (d. 1961)
  • 1877-02-07 G. H. Hardy, English mathematician (Hardy–Weinberg principle, A Mathematician's Apology), born in Cranleigh, England (d. 1947)
  • 1877-06-07 Charles Glover Barkla, English physicist (1917 Nobel Prize for Physics for X-ray scattering), born in Widnes, England (d. 1944)
  • 1877-06-11 Renee Vivien, English-born poet, wrote in French, born in London (d. 1909)
  • 1877-08-04 Dame Laura Knight, English impressionist artist, born in Long Eaton, Derbyshire, England (d. 1970)
  • 1877-08-29 Dudley Pound, British admiral of the fleet and 1st Sea Lord (Jutland, WW II), born in Ventnor, Isle of Wight, England (d. 1943)

Frederick SoddyFrederick Soddy (1877-1956)

1877-09-02 English radiochemist and Nobel laureate (radioactive substances, isotopes), born in Eastbourne, Sussex, England

  • 1877-09-26 Edmund Gwenn, English actor (Miracle on 34th Street), born in London, England (d. 1959)
  • 1877-11-16 Halliwell Hobbes, British actor (Gaslight, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde), born in Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, England (d. 1962)
  • 1877-11-18 Arthur Cecil Pigou, English economist (Economics of Welfare), born in Ryde, Isle of Wight, England (d. 1959)
  • 1877-11-25 Harley Granville-Barker, English dramatist, producer (The Voysey Inheritance) and critic, born in London (d. 1946)
  • 1877-12-31 Lawrence Beesley, English journalist and author, born in Wirksworth, United Kingdom (d. 1967)
  • 1878-01-04 Alfred Edgar Coppard, England, writer (Black Dogs & Other Stories)
  • 1878-01-19 Herbert Chapman, English football player and manager (d. 1934)
  • 1878-01-22 Constance Collier, British actress and writer (Rope, Stage Door, Whirlpool), born in Windsor, England (d. 1955)
  • 1878-04-22 Kitty Gordon, English entertainer, born in Folkestone, Kent (d. 1974)
  • 1878-04-26 Ethel Griffies, British actress (Billy Liar, The Birds, We Live Again), born in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England (d. 1975)
  • 1878-07-05 Joseph Holbrooke, English pianist, conductor and composer (3 Blind Mice), born in Croydon, Surrey (d. 1958)
  • 1878-11-06 Ernest Irving, English composer, born in Godalming, Surrey (d. 1953)

E. M. ForsterE. M. Forster (1879-1970)

1879-01-01 English writer and novelist (Howards End, Passage to India), born in Marylebone, Middlesex

  • 1879-01-15 Ernest Thesiger, English actor (Bride of Frankenstein, Ghoul), born in London, England (d. 1961)
  • 1879-02-05 Edward Rigby, British actor (Star Look Down, Young & Innocent), born in Ashford, Kent, England (d. 1951)
  • 1879-02-23 Agnes Arber, English biologist/philosopher (Mind & the Eye)
  • 1879-02-26 Frank Bridge, English violinist, composer, conductor and tutor of Benjamin Britten, born in Brighton, England (d. 1941)
  • 1879-04-26 Owen Williams Richardson, British physicist (Nobel 1928), born in Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England (d. 1959)
  • 1879-04-29 Thomas Beecham, English conductor (co-founded and led London Philharmonic, 1932-39; Royal Philharmonic, 1946-60), born in St Helens, Lancashire (d. 1961)
  • 1879-05-25 William Maxwell Aitken, Lord Beaverbrook, Canadian English newspaper publisher (Daily Express), born in Maple, Ontario (d. 1964)
  • 1879-06-04 Mabel Lucie Attwell, English children's author and illustrator, born in Mile End, London (d. 1964)
  • 1879-06-06 Patrick Abercrombie, English architect and town planner, born in Ashton upon Mersey, Cheshire, England (d. 1957)
  • 1879-06-23 William Ewart Berry, 1st viscount Camrose/English nobleman
  • 1879-08-13 John Ireland, English composer and pianist (Mai-Dun), born in Bowdon, Cheshire, England (d. 1962)
  • 1879-08-21 Henry Ainley, English actor (As You Like It), born in Morley, West Yorkshire, England (d. 1945)
  • 1879-09-27 Cyril Scott, British composer and author (Heroic Suite), born in Oxton, Cheshire, England (d. 1970)
  • 1879-10-30 Eily Malyon, British actress (Jane Eyre, I Married a Witch, Devotion), born in London, England (d. 1961)
  • 1879-11-22 Ralph Hawtrey, British economist (multiplier, quantity theory of money), born in Slough, England (d. 1975)
  • 1879-12-27 Sydney Greenstreet, British actor (Casablanca, Maltese Falcon), born in Sandwich, Kent, England (d. 1954)
  • 1880-01-01 Edie Martin, British actress (Titfield Thunderbolt), born in London, England (d. 1964)
  • 1880-03-01 Lytton Strachey, English biographer and critic (Benson Medal 1923), born in London, England

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1101 - 1,200 of 2,326

  • 1852-09-22 William Tierney Clark, English civil engineer, dies at 69

Ada LovelaceAda Lovelace (1815-1852)

1852-11-27 English mathematician considered the first computer programmer, and writer and daughter of poet Lord Byron, dies of uterine cancer at 36

  • 1854-02-17 John Martin, English painter and engraver, dies at 64
  • 1854-04-15 Arthur Aikin, English scientist & writer (b. 1773)
  • 1854-04-29 Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey, English general, dies at 85
  • 1854-11-18 Edward Forbes, English Naturalist and pioneer in the field of biogeography, dies of an illness at 39
  • 1854-11-25 John Gibson Lockhart [Scorpion], Scottish biographer (Life of Walter Scott), dies at 60
  • 1855-01-10 Mary Russell Mitford, English playwright and poet (Julian), dies at 67
  • 1855-01-25 Dorothy Wordsworth, English poet, diarist and sister of William Wordsworth, dies at 83
  • 1855-03-20 Joseph Aspdin, English mason and inventor (b. 1788)

Charlotte BrontëCharlotte Brontë (1816-1855)

1855-03-31 English novelist (Jane Eyre), dies at 38

  • 1855-04-13 Henry De la Beche, English geologist, dies at 59
  • 1855-05-05 Sir Robert Inglis, Bt, English politician (b. 1786)
  • 1855-05-23 Charles Robert Malden, British naval officer (discoverer of Malden Island, central Pacific), dies at 57
  • 1855-07-08 William Parry, English Arctic explorer (Parry Channel), dies at 64
  • 1855-12-06 William John Swainson, English naturalist and artist, dies at 66
  • 1856-02-17 John Braham, English tenor singer and composer, dies at 81
  • 1856-08-05 Robert Lucas Pearsall, English composer, dies at 61
  • 1856-08-30 Gilbert Abbott à Beckett, English writer (b. 1811)

John SnowJohn Snow (1813-1858)

1858-06-16 English epidemiologist who studied cholera and is considered the 'Father of modern epidemiology', dies of a stroke at 45

  • 1858-11-08 George Peacock, English mathematician (algebraic theory), dies at 67
  • 1859-05-02 Eliza Courtney, English illegitimate daughter of Charles Grey and Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, dies at 67
  • 1859-06-07 David Cox, English painter (Treatise on Landscape Paint), dies at 73
  • 1859-12-08 Thomas De Quincey, English writer (Confessions of English Opium Eater), dies at 74
  • 1859-12-28 Thomas Babington Macaulay, English poet and historian (Ivry, Naaseby), dies at 59
  • 1860-02-20 Henry Drummond, English banker and religious leader, dies at 69
  • 1860-05-12 Charles Barry, British architect (rebuilding of the Palace of Westminster, dies at 64
  • 1860-06-29 Thomas Addison, English physician (A-Biermer Disease), dies at 67
  • 1860-11-08 Charles Fellows, English Archaeologist who discovered ruins of the cities of ancient Lycia and brought to Lycian marbles to England, dies at 61
  • 1861-12-14 Albert, English prince consort & husband of Queen Victoria, dies at 42
  • 1862-03-01 Peter Barlow, English mathematician, dies at 85
  • 1862-06-17 Charles Canning, English 1st viceroy of British-Indies, dies at 49
  • 1863-03-11 Sir James Outram, 1st Baronet, English general (b. 1803)
  • 1865-04-30 Robert Fitzroy, English admiral and scientist, dies at 59
  • 1865-06-08 Joseph Paxton, English architect, gardener and MP (Crystal Palace), dies at 61
  • 1865-11-12 Elizabeth Gaskell, English novelist (North and South), dies of a heart attack at 55
  • 1866-01-23 Thomas Love Peacock, English satirist (b. 1785)
  • 1866-03-06 William Whewell, English polymath and philosopher (History of Inductive Science), dies at 71
  • 1866-04-15 William Jackson, British organist and composer, dies at 51
  • 1866-08-06 John Mason Neale, English divine, scholar and hymnwriter (b. 1818)

Michael FaradayMichael Faraday (1791-1867)

1867-08-25 English scientist discovered electromagnetic induction, invented 1st electric motor, dies at 75

  • 1869-01-26 Duncan Gordon Boyes, English recipient of the Victoria Cross, committed suicide at 22
  • 1869-06-16 Charles Sturt, English explorer (Australia), dies at 74

Peter Mark RogetPeter Mark Roget (1779-1869)

1869-09-12 British lexicographer (Roget's Thesaurus) and inventor (slide rule, pocket chessboard), dies at 90

Charles DickensCharles Dickens (1812-1870)

1870-06-09 English writer (Oliver Twist, A Tale of Two Cities, A Christmas Carol), dies of stroke at 58

  • 1871-04-07 Alexander, grandson of English queen Victoria, dies at 1 day old

Anna AtkinsAnna Atkins (1799-1871)

1871-06-09 English botanist, photographer and the 1st person to publish a book illustrated with photographic images, dies of paralysis, rheumatism, and exhaustion at 72

  • 1871-09-07 Cowper Phipps Coles, English inventor (revolving gun turret), drowns at 51

Charles BabbageCharles Babbage (1791-1871)

1871-10-18 British mathematician and inventor (calculating machine) considered the "father of the computer", dies of renal failure at 79

  • 1871-11-11 William Lonsdale, English geologist and paleontologist (fossil coral), dies at 77
  • 1872-04-01 Frederick Maurice, English theologian (Church of England), dies at 66
  • 1872-04-01 William Frederick Horry, English convicted murderer, dies at 28
  • 1873-01-18 Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, English author (b. 1803)
  • 1873-04-20 William Tite, English architect (The Royal Exchange), dies at 75
  • 1873-04-27 William Charles Macready, British actor, manager, and diarist, dies at 80
  • 1873-07-19 Samuel Wilberforce, English bishop and one of the greatest public speakers of his day (remembered for his opposition to Darwin's theory of evolution), dies at 67
  • 1873-08-02 Frank Mori, English composer, dies at 53
  • 1873-10-09 George Ormerod, English historian and antiquarian (b. 1785)
  • 1874-06-22 Howard Staunton, English World Chess Champion, designer of chess pieces, dies at 84
  • 1875-01-23 Charles Kingsley [Parson Lot], English vicar and historian (Westward Ho!), dies at 55
  • 1876-05-20 Harold, grandson of English queen Victoria, dies at 8 days old
  • 1876-05-24 Henry Kingsley, English/Australian writer, dies at 46
  • 1876-07-14 Thomas Hazlehurst, English Methodist chapel builder, dies at 60
  • 1876-08-19 George Smith, English archaeologist and assyriologist (cuneiform script), dies of fever at 36
  • 1877-03-09 Mark Prager Lindo, English Dutch author (Neth Spectator), dies at 58
  • 1877-03-24 Walter Bagehot, English economist/critic/banker, dies at 51
  • 1878-02-01 George Cruikshank, English caricaturist & illustrator (Grimm), dies at 85
  • 1878-03-03 Joseph Bonomi the Younger, English artist and Egyptologist, dies at 81
  • 1878-03-16 William Banting, English undertaker, dies
  • 1878-04-25 Anna Sewell, English author (Black Beauty), dies at 58
  • 1878-06-23 George Back, English sea officer and explorer (Back River), dies at 81
  • 1879-08-03 Joseph Severn, English painter (b. 1793)
  • 1880-01-27 Edward Middleton Barry, English architect (b. 1830)
  • 1880-05-10 John Goss, British organist and composer (Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven), dies at 79
  • 1880-05-26 John Curwen, English Congregationalist minister and founder of Tonic sol-fa music system, dies at 63
  • 1880-08-15 Adelaide Neilson, English stage actress (Julia-The Hunchback), dies while horse riding at 32
  • 1880-10-04 William Lassell, British astronomer who discovered satellites of Uranus and Neptune, dies at 81

George EliotGeorge Eliot (1819-1880)

1880-12-22 British novelist (Adam Bede; Middlemarch; Silas Marner), dies of kidney disease on her 61st birthday

  • 1881-06-16 Sir Josiah Mason, English manufacturer (b. 1795)
  • 1882-01-03 William H Ainsworth, English writer (Guy Fawkes), dies at 76
  • 1882-01-04 John William Draper, English scientist, photographer (b. 1811)
  • 1882-04-09 Dante Gabriel Rossetti, English Pre-Raphaelite poet and painter, dies at 53

Charles DarwinCharles Darwin (1809-1882)

1882-04-19 English naturalist (Origin of the Species) who conceived the theory of evolution by natural selection, dies of heart failure at 73

  • 1883-03-09 Arnold Toynbee, English economic historian and social reformer, dies at 30
  • 1883-06-14 Edward FitzGerald, British poet, writer, and translator (Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam), dies at 74

Matthew WebbMatthew Webb (1848-1883)

1883-07-24 English long distance swimmer who was first to swim unassisted across the English Channel, drowns in the Niagara Falls whirlpool at 35

  • 1884-02-21 John Pike Hullah, English composer, dies at 71
  • 1884-03-01 Isaac Todhunter, English mathematician, dies at 63
  • 1884-08-06 Robert Spear Hudson, English businessman, dies at 71
  • 1885-01-19 Fred Burnaby, English colonel/balloon pioneer, dies in battle
  • 1885-01-26 Edward Davy, English inventor (b. 1806)
  • 1885-02-18 Charlotte Sainton-Dolby, English contralto and composer, dies at 61
  • 1885-05-19 Peter W. Barlow, English engineer (b. 1809)
  • 1885-10-29 James Hannington, English missionary, murdered in Uganda
  • 1886-09-20 John Liptrot Hatton, English composer and pianist, dies at 77
  • 1886-11-08 Fred Archer, English jockey (record 13 x GB Champion flat racing jockey 1874–86; 21 x British Classic Race wins; 5 x French Classic Race wins), commits suicide at 29
  • 1887-02-10 Ellen Wood, English author (Pomeroy Abbey), dies at 73
  • 1887-08-14 Richard Jefferies, English naturalist and essayist, dies of tuberculosis at 38
  • 1887-10-12 Dinah Craik, English writer (John Halifax, Gentleman), dies at 61

Matthew ArnoldMatthew Arnold (1822-1888)

1888-04-15 English poet and critic (Dover Beach), dies at 65