English History (Part 14)

Historical Events

Events 1301 - 1,325 of 1,325

  • 2015-01-26 Libby Lane is ordained as the first female bishop of the Church of England

Historic Event

2015-03-26 Richard III of England (1452-1485) is reburied at Leicester Cathedral in England, after being discovered under a carpark in Leicester in 2012

  • 2015-05-03 Chelsea wins the 2014–15 English football Premier League

Magna Carta

2015-06-15 800 year anniversary of "the birthplace of modern democracy", the signing of the Magna Carta by King John at Runymede, England

  • 2015-08-23 English Indycar driver Justin Wilson suffers a head injury during a race crash at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania
  • 2015-08-30 English author Frederick Forsyth (The Day of the Jackal) reveals that he worked for MI6 for more than 20 years
  • 2015-09-19 Japan beats South Africa 34-32 in Brighton, England in the biggest upset in Rugby World Cup history
  • 2015-10-03 Host nation England crashes out of Rugby World Cup in pool stage; loses to Australia, 33-13 at Twickenham; Bernard Foley scores 2 tries and kicks 4 penalties & 3 conversions for the Wallabies
  • 2016-03-17 Archaeologists announce the discovery of an 2,500 year old iron age warrior king burial ground, with 75 graves in Pocklington, Northern England
  • 2016-03-24 English footballer Adam Johnson sentenced to 6 years in prison for sexual activity with a schoolgirl
  • 2016-04-03 ICC Women's Cricket T20 World Cup, Eden Gardens, Kolkata: Hayley Matthews with 66 from 45 balls leads West Indies to 149/2; beat Australia 148/5 by 4 wickets with 2 balls to spare

US Masters Golf

2016-04-10 80th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: England's Danny Willett wins his first major title, 3 strokes ahead of Lee Westwood and defending champion Jordan Spieth

  • 2016-05-02 Leicester City win the English Premier League title after starting the season at 5,000-1 odds

Historic Event

2016-12-12 Bill English is sworn in as New Zealand Prime Minister, succeeding John Key

  • 2017-02-05 Heavy metal band Black Sabbath play their last concert in their home town Birmingham, England

Historic Event

2017-03-15 French fashion house Givenchy appoints it first female designer, Englishwoman Clare Waight Keller

Music Concert

2017-05-22 Suicide bombing at Manchester Arena, England, after Ariana Grande concert kills 22 and injures 59

  • 2017-06-14 Fire in Grenfell Tower block in London, England kills 79 and injures 37

Sports History

2017-07-09 English international footballer Wayne Rooney announces he will leave Manchester United after 13 years to rejoin his original club, Everton

Film Premiere

2017-07-13 "Dunkirk" film directed by Christopher Nolan with ensemble cast including Mark Rylance and Tom Hardy premieres in London, England

  • 2017-07-22 South African golfer Branden Grace records lowest round for a men's major championship - 62 in 3rd round at British Open, Royal Birkdale, England
  • 2017-08-26 Women's Rugby World Cup: New Zealand Black Ferns defeat England 41-32 in the final in Belfast
  • 2017-08-28 English actor Ed Skrein pulls out of role in movie “Hellboy” after whitewashing criticism
  • 2017-09-18 England footballer Wayne Rooney pleads guilty to drunk driving and is banned for driving for 2 years

Conference of Interest

2017-10-04 UK Prime Minister Theresa May suffers a nightmare speech at Conservative National Conference as her voice fails, a prankster interrupts and the set collapses


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1301 - 1,400 of 4,616

  • 1887-11-09 Muriel Aked, British actress (Rome Express, Happiest Days of Your Life), born in Bingley, Yorkshire, England (d. 1955)
  • 1887-11-11 Roland Young, British-born American actor, born in London, England (d. 1953)

Boris Karloff

1887-11-23 Boris Karloff [William H. Pratt], English actor (The Mummy, Frankenstein), born in Camberwell, London (d. 1969)

  • 1887-11-23 Henry Moseley, English physicist (relationship between atomic number and charge of the atomic nucleus), born in Weymouth, England (d. 1915)
  • 1887-12-06 Lynn Fontanne, British actress (Peter Pan; The Guardsman), born in Woodford, Essex, England (d. 1983)
  • 1887-12-23 Eric Blore, British actor (Great Gatsby, Bowery to Baghdad, Abie's Irish Rose, Love Happy), born in London, England (d. 1959)
  • 1888-02-08 Edith Evans, British actress (Tom Jones, David Copperfield), born in London, England (d. 1976)
  • 1888-02-17 Ronald Arbuthnott Knox, British priest, broadcaster and author (Viaduct Murder), born in Kibworth Leicestershire, England (d. 1957)
  • 1888-02-20 Marie Rambert, English ballet producer/director/teacher, born in Warsaw, Poland
  • 1888-03-24 Jameson Thomas, British actor (Piccadilly, Farmer's Wife), born in London, England (d. 1939)
  • 1888-04-11 Donald Calthrop, British actor (Blackmail, Scrooge, Rome Express), born in London, England (d. 1940)
  • 1888-05-14 Miles Mander, British actor (Tower of London, Wuthering Heights, Murder!), born in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England (d. 1946)
  • 1888-06-27 Lewis Bernstein Namier, English historian, born in Wola Okrzejska, Poland (d. 1960)
  • 1888-07-18 Sydney Horler, English detective writer (Checkmate), born in Leytonstone, Essex (d. 1954)
  • 1888-08-22 Violet Farebrother, English actress (Downhill, Easy Virtue), born in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England (d. 1969)
  • 1888-09-28 Herman McNeile, English soldier, novelist (Bull-Dog Drummond), born in Cornwall, England
  • 1888-10-03 Claud Allister, British actor (Kiss Me Kate, Quartet, Bulldog Drummond), born in London, England (d. 1970)
  • 1888-10-08 Clifford Heatherley, British actor (Who Killed Doc Robin?), born in Preston, Lancashire, England (d. 1937)
  • 1888-11-10 Hugh Wakefield, British actor (The Man Who Knew Too Much, Blithe Spirit), born in Wanstead, England (d. 1971)
  • 1888-12-06 Will Hay [William Thomson Hay], British comedian, actor and amateur astronomer, born in County Durham, England (d. 1949)
  • 1888-12-08 Paul Cavanagh, British actor (The Woman in Green, Tarzan & his Mate), born in Chislehurst, England (d. 1964)
  • 1888-12-18 Gladys Cooper, British actress (My Fair Lady), born in Lewisham, England (d. 1971)
  • 1888-12-22 J. Arthur Rank, English industrialist, born in Kingston upon Hull, United Kingdom (d. 1972)
  • 1889-02-22 Olave Baden-Powell, English founder of the Girl Guide (d. 1977)
  • 1889-02-22 Robin G Collingwood, English philosopher (Roman Britain)
  • 1889-04-08 Adrian Boult, British conductor (BBC Symphony Orchestra, 1930-50; London Philharmonic, 1950-59), born in Chester, England (d. 1983)

Arnold J. Toynbee

1889-04-14 Arnold J. Toynbee, English historian (A Study of History), born in London (d. 1975)

Charlie Chaplin

1889-04-16 Charlie Chaplin, British actor and comedian (City Lights, Gold Rush), born in London, England (d. 1977)

  • 1889-05-31 Athene Seyler, British actress (Make Mine Mink), born in London, England (d. 1990)
  • 1889-07-22 James Whale, English film director (Frankenstein, Show Boat), born in Dudley, England (d. 1957)
  • 1889-08-06 John Middleton Murry, English poet and literary critic (Between Two Worlds), born in London, England (d. 1957)
  • 1889-08-10 (Cecil) Armstrong Gibbs, British composer, born in Great Baddow, Essex, England (d. 1960)
  • 1889-08-10 Irene Steer, England, 4 X 100m relay swimmers (Olympic gold 1912)
  • 1889-08-31 Bombardier Billy Wells [William Thomas Wells], English heavyweight boxer (Lonsdale Belt, 1911), born in London, England (d. 1967)
  • 1889-09-07 Bruce Frederick Cummings, English author (Journal of a Disappointed Man), born in barnstaple, England (d. 1919)
  • 1889-10-19 Uncle Art Satherley, British-American record producer (Academy of Country Music Award, 1968), born in Bristol, England (d. 1986)
  • 1889-11-10 Claude Rains, British actor (Invisible Man, Casablanca), born in London, England (d. 1967)
  • 1889-11-24 Albert J Sylvester, England, ballroom dancer (Alex Moor Award-1977)
  • 1889-11-30 Edgar Adrian, English physiologist (Nobel 1932-function of neurons), born in Hampstead, London (d. 1977)
  • 1890-02-25 Myra Hess, British concert pianist, born in London, England (d. 1955)
  • 1890-03-29 Harold Spencer Jones, English astronomer and 10th astronomer royal of England whose work led to a more accurate determination of the distance between the Earth and the Sun, born in London (d. 1960)
  • 1890-03-31 William Lawrence Bragg, English physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1971)
  • 1890-05-23 Herbert Marshall, English actor (Murder, Razor's Edge, Little Foxes), born in London, England
  • 1890-06-09 Leslie Banks, English actor and director (Jamaica Inn, 48 Hours), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1952)

Stan Laurel

1890-06-16 Stan Laurel, English comedian (Laurel & Hardy films), born in Ulverston, England (d. 1965)

  • 1890-06-19 Barbara Everest, American actress (Fatal Witness, Inquest), born in London, England (d. 1968)
  • 1890-08-28 Ivor Gurney, English composer and poet, born in Gloucester (d. 1937)

Agatha Christie

1890-09-15 Agatha Christie, English crime writer (Murder on the Orient Express), born in Torquay, Devon (d. 1976)

  • 1890-09-24 A. P. Herbert, English journalist and writer (Punch, Helen), born in Ashtead, Surrey, England (d. 1971)
  • 1890-10-01 Stanley Holloway, English actor (Higgins-Our Man Higgins), born in London, England (d. 1982)
  • 1890-10-14 Frank Conroy, British actor (Call of the Wild), born in Derby, Derbyshire, England (d. 1964)
  • 1890-11-25 Isaac Rosenberg, English war poet (Poems from the Trenches) and artist, born in Bristol, England (d. 1918)
  • 1890-12-05 David Bomberg, English painter, born in Birmingham, England (d. 1957)
  • 1890-12-10 George Merritt, English actor (I Monster, Q Planes), born in London, England (d. 1977)
  • 1890-12-28 Frank Butler, actor/sreenwriter (Road to Bali, China), born in Oxford, England
  • 1891-01-01 Frank Pettingell, English actor (Gaslight, Goose Steps Out), born in Liverpool (d. 1966)
  • 1891-01-08 Storm Jameson, English writer (d. 1986)
  • 1891-01-25 Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, British actress (The Devil Rides Out), born in London, England (d. 1992)

Ronald Colman

1891-02-09 Ronald Colman, English actor (Tale of 2 Cities), born in Richmond, England (d. 1958)

  • 1891-03-12 Michael Polany, Hungarian/English chemist/economist/sociologist
  • 1891-04-22 Harold Jeffreys, English mathematician (Theory of Probability) and geophysicist, born in County Durham, England (d. 1989)
  • 1891-07-14 Henry Oscar, English actor (Saint in London), born in London, England
  • 1891-08-02 Arthur Bliss, English composer (Olympians), born in London, England
  • 1891-09-16 Isabel Jeans, British actress (Easy Virtue, Heavens Above), born in London, England (d. 1985)

James Chadwick

1891-10-20 James Chadwick, English physicist (Nobel 1935 discovered neutron), born in Bollington, Cheshire (d. 1974)

  • 1891-11-20 Reginald Denny, English actor (Rebecca, Cat Ballou, Batman), born in Richmond, Surrey, England (d. 1967)
  • 1891-12-17 Robertson Hare, actor (Our Girl Friday, Banana Ridge), born in London, England
  • 1892-02-23 Kathleen Harrison, British actress (Fast Lady, Big Money, West 11), born in Blackburn, Lancashire, England (d. 1995)
  • 1892-03-09 David Garnett, English novelist and editor (Lady into Fox), born in Brighton, East Sussex (d. 1981)
  • 1892-03-09 Vita Sackville-West, English novelist, poet (The Land) and gardener (Sissinghurst), born in Knole House, Kent (d. 1962)
  • 1892-03-13 Alec Rowley, English composer, born in London (d. 1958)
  • 1892-04-24 Jack Hulbert, British actor (Into the Blue, Bulldog Jack), born in Ely, Cambridgeshire, England (d. 1978)
  • 1892-05-11 Margaret Rutherford, English actress (Murder Most Foul, The V.I.P.s), born in London (d. 1972)
  • 1892-06-16 Lupino Lane [Henry Lupino], British stage, silent and sound screen actor (Love Parade; Me And My Gal: The Deputy Drummer), born in Hackney, London, England (d. 1959)
  • 1892-06-28 E. H. Carr, English historian (History of Soviet Russia), born in London (d. 1982)
  • 1892-07-02 Jack Hylton, English orchestra leader and impresario (Crazy Passage Show), born in Great Lever, Lancashire, England (d. 1965)
  • 1892-07-17 Mary Clare, British actress (Evil Mind, Young & Innocent), born in London, England (d. 1970)
  • 1892-09-06 Edward Victor Appleton, English physicist (Nobel Prize 1947), born in Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England (d. 1965)
  • 1892-11-06 John Alcock, English pilot (1st non-stop flight across Atlantic Ocean), born in Stretford, England (d. 1919)
  • 1892-11-28 Thomas Wood, English composer, born in Chorley, Lancashire (d. 1950)
  • 1892-12-06 Osbert Sitwell, English poet, writer (Out of the Flame), born in London, England (d. 1969)
  • 1892-12-07 Nora Nicholson, British actress (Blue Lagoon, Crow Hollow), born in Leamington, England (d. 1973)
  • 1892-12-21 Amy Key Clarke, English mystical poet & writer, born in England, United Kingdom (d. 1980)
  • 1892-12-25 Rebecca West [Cicely Isabel Fairfield], English author (Meaning of Treason), born in London
  • 1893-01-31 Freya Stark, English explorer/ travel writer
  • 1893-02-19 Cedric Hardwicke, British stage actor (Rope; Suspicion; Peter Pan; Richard III), born in Lye, Worcestershire, England (d. 1964)
  • 1893-02-26 (Ivor Armstrong) I. A. Richards, British poet and influential critic (Meaning of Meaning), born in Sandbach, England (d. 1979)
  • 1893-03-16 Isobel Elsom, British actress (My Fair Lady, Love From a Stranger), born in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England (d. 1981)

Wilfred Owen

1893-03-18 Wilfred Owen, English soldier and anti-war poet (Anthem for Doomed Youth, Futility), born in Oswestry, Shropshire, England (d. 1918)

  • 1893-04-03 Leslie Howard [Stainer], British actor (Gone With The Wind; Of Human Bondage), born in London, England (d. 1943)
  • 1893-05-08 Teddy Wakelam, English sports broadcaster (BBC) and rugby union player (captain Harlequin RFC), born in Herefordshire, England (d. 1963)
  • 1893-05-15 Stanley Lupino, English comic (Cheer Up; Over She Goes), born in London (d. 1942)
  • 1893-05-26 Eugene Goossens, British conductor and composer (Perseus), born in London, England (d. 1962)
  • 1893-06-13 Dorothy L. Sayers, English novelist (The Nine Tailors), born in Oxford, England (d. 1957)
  • 1893-06-30 Harold Laski, English economist and Labour Party leader (1945-46), born in Manchester, England (d. 1950)
  • 1893-07-20 George Llewelyn-Davies, English inspiration for the Peter Pan character, born in London (d. 1915)
  • 1893-10-08 Orovida Camille Pissarro, British painter and etcher, born in Epping, England (d. 1968)
  • 1893-10-28 Christopher Kelk Ingold, English chemist (Cahn–Ingold–Prelog priority rules), born in London (d. 1970)
  • 1894-01-10 Reginald Denham, English writer & director (Obsession, The Bad Seed), born in London, England (d. 1983)
  • 1894-01-22 Charles Morgan, England, writer (Fountain)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1301 - 1,400 of 2,328

  • 1913-02-27 Adam Sedgwick, English zoologist (Peripatus), dies at 58
  • 1913-09-13 Alfred R. Gaul, English composer, dies at 76

Rudolf Diesel

1913-09-29 Rudolf Diesel, French-born German engineer who invented the diesel engine, disappears at 55 aboard the ship Dresden in the English Channel

  • 1914-04-14 Hubert Bland, English co-founder of the Fabian Society (b. 1855)
  • 1914-06-06 Walter T Watts-Dunton, English lawyer, poet and writer (Aylwin), dies at 81
  • 1914-11-01 Christopher "Kit" Cradock, English admiral, dies in battle
  • 1915-03-17 Walter Crane, English painter, cartoonist and illustrator (The Lady of Shalott), dies at 69
  • 1915-08-09 Henry Longbottom, English lieutenant, dies in battle
  • 1915-08-10 Henry Moseley, English physicist (relationship between atomic number and charge of the atomic nucleus), shot and killed at Gallipoli during WWI, at 27
  • 1915-12-18 Henry Enfield Roscoe, English Chemist, dies at 82
  • 1916-02-23 George Martin, English composer and organist, dies at 71
  • 1916-07-16 Victor Horsley, English physician and neuroscientist, dies while serving in Iraq in WWI at 59
  • 1916-08-18 Edward D Pain, English journalist (NY World), dies in battle at 36
  • 1916-10-02 Benjamin Kidel, English sociologist (Social Evolution), dies at 58
  • 1917-01-02 Edward Burnett Tylor, English anthropologist (Primitive Culture), dies at 84
  • 1917-01-29 Evelyn Baring, 1st Earl of Cromer, British diplomat (Consul-General in Egypt, 1883-1907), and writer, dies at 75
  • 1917-02-05 Paul Rubens, English musical comedy composer, (Miss Hook of Holland), dies at 41
  • 1917-02-17 Edmund Bishop, English Roman Catholic historian and Secretary of Thomas Carlyle, dies at 70
  • 1917-07-02 Herbert Beerbohm Tree, British actor and theatre manager (King John, Trilby), dies at 64
  • 1917-10-22 Bob Fitzsimmons, English boxer (sport's first 3-division world champion; Middleweight, Light Heavyweight, Heavyweight), dies from pneumonia at 54
  • 1917-10-27 Arthur Rhys-Davids, English flying ace (WW I), dies at 20
  • 1918-08-31 Joe English, Irish-Flemish draftsman, painter, and soldier (designed WWI gravestones), dies of appendicitis at 36
  • 1918-10-07 Hubert Parry, English musicologist and composer (Jerusalem), dies at 70
  • 1919-01-18 Prince John of the United Kingdom, youngest son of English king George V, dies at 13
  • 1919-04-04 William Crookes, English chemist and physicist (Crookes-pipe, thallium), dies at 86
  • 1919-06-02 Ernest Ford, English composer, dies at 61

John William Strutt

1919-06-30 John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, English physicist and discoverer of argon (Nobel Prize 1904), dies at 76

  • 1919-10-22 Bruce Frederick Cummings, English author (Journal of a Disappointed Man), dies at 30
  • 1919-12-18 John Alcock, English pilot (1st non-stop flight across Atlantic Ocean), dies in crash at 27
  • 1920-03-26 William Chester Minor, American surgeon and contributor to the Oxford English Dictionary (b. 1834)
  • 1920-08-16 Sir Norman Lockyer, English physicist, co-founder of helium gas, founder and editor of "Nature" magazinem dies at 84
  • 1921-01-12 Gervase Elwes, English tenor (b. 1866)
  • 1921-09-02 Henry Austin Dobson, English poet (b. 1840)
  • 1923-04-04 John Venn, English mathematician (Venn Diagram), dies at 88
  • 1923-04-05 George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon, English financier and Egyptologist who funded the search for and excavation of Tutankhamun's tomb in the Valley of the Kings, dies at 56 after a severe mosquito bite became infected by a razor cut
  • 1924-01-02 Sabine Baring-Gould, English composer and novelist, dies at 89
  • 1924-02-15 Lionel Monckton, British composer (Edwardian musical comedy), dies at 62
  • 1924-06-08 Andrew Irvine, English mountain climber (climbing accident) (b. 1902)

George Mallory

1924-06-08 George Mallory, English mountain climber ("because it is there"), dies in a climbing accident at 37

  • 1924-06-23 Cecil Sharp, British collector of English folk music and dance, dies at 64
  • 1925-02-22 Thomas Allbutt, English physiologist (Diseases of the Heart), dies at 88
  • 1925-03-04 James Ward, English psychologist and philosopher (b. 1843)
  • 1925-05-14 Henry Rider Haggard, British author (King Solomon's Mines, She, Dawn), dies at 68
  • 1928-01-11 Thomas Hardy, English novelist (Far from the Madding Crowd) and poet, dies near Dorchester at 87
  • 1928-05-04 Barry Pain, English writer (Punch), dies at 63

Emmeline Pankhurst

1928-06-14 Emmeline Pankhurst, British suffragette who formed the Women's Social & Political Union (1903), dies at 69

  • 1929-01-07 Henry Arthur Jones, English playwright (Silver King), dies at 77
  • 1929-06-28 Edward Carpenter, English poet and philosopher (Civilisation, Its Cause and Cure), dies at 84
  • 1929-07-11 Billy Mosforth, English footballer (b. 1857)
  • 1929-11-19 Arthur Henry Mann, English composer (Church of England Hymnal), dies at 79
  • 1930-01-13 Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti, English electrical engineer and inventor, dies at 65

D. H. Lawrence

1930-03-02 D. H. Lawrence, English poet and writer (Lady Chatterley's Lover), dies of tuberculosis at 44

  • 1930-04-21 Robert Bridges, English poet (Testament of beauty) and British Poet Laureate (1913-30), dies at 85
  • 1930-08-29 William Archibald Spooner, English writer (b. 1844)
  • 1931-03-27 Arnold Bennett, English novelist (Anna of the Five Towns), dies at 63
  • 1931-05-14 Denys Finch Hatton, English big-game hunter, dies at 44
  • 1932-01-21 [Giles] Lytton Strachey, English biographer and critic, dies at 51
  • 1932-01-24 Alfred Yarrow, English shipbuilder (b. 1842)
  • 1932-07-06 Kenneth Grahame, English author (The Wind in the Willows), dies at 73
  • 1932-09-16 Ronald Ross, British pathologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, dies at 75
  • 1932-10-30 Paul S Methuen, English baron/fieldmarshal/gov of Natal, dies at 87
  • 1932-11-23 Percy Pitt, English composer (BBC), dies at 63
  • 1933-01-31 John Galsworthy, English author (Forsyte Saga-Nobel 1932), dies at 65
  • 1933-02-04 Archibald Sayce, English educator (b. 1846)
  • 1933-09-07 Edward Grey, English viscount of Fallodon and Minister of Foreign Affairs, dies at 71
  • 1933-09-20 Annie Besant, English social reformer and supporter of Indian independence, dies at 85

Edward Elgar

1934-02-23 Edward Elgar, English composer (Coronation Ode, Pomp and Circumstance), dies of colorectal cancer at 76

  • 1934-05-07 Edward Naylor, English composer, dies at 67
  • 1934-05-25 Gustav Holst, English composer (The Planets; Ode to Death), dies at 59
  • 1934-06-10 Frederick Delius, British composer (A Mass of Life, Brigg Fair; In a Summer Garden), dies at 72
  • 1934-09-22 Cecil Chubb, English barrister, gifted monument Stonehenge to the British nation, dies at 58

T. E. Lawrence

1935-05-19 T. E. Lawrence [Lawrence of Arabia], British author, soldier and diplomat famous for his liaison role in Arabia during WWI, dies at 46, in a motorcycle accident in Dorset, England

  • 1935-05-25 Sir Frank Watson Dyson, English astronomer, dies at 71
  • 1935-08-21 John Hartley, English tennis player (Wimbledon 1879-80), dies at 86

Rudyard Kipling

1936-01-18 Rudyard Kipling, English author (Gunga Din, Nobel 1907), dies at 70

David Beatty

1936-03-12 David Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty and British Admiral of the Fleet during World War I (Battle of Jutland), dies of heart failure at 65

  • 1936-04-30 A. E. Housman, English poet (A Shropshire Lad), dies at 77
  • 1936-05-14 Edmund Allenby, Viscount Allenby, English Fieldmarshal, General in Egypt during WWI, dies at 74
  • 1936-06-14 G. K. Chesterton [Gilbert Keith], English writer/poet (Father Brown), dies at 62
  • 1936-08-02 Louis Blériot, French aviator who made the first flight across the English Channel in a heavier than air aircraft, dies of a heart attack at 64
  • 1937-03-16 J Austen Chamberlain, English Minister of Foreign Affairs (Nobel), dies at 73
  • 1937-03-25 John Drinkwater, English poet and playwright (Bird in Hand), dies at 54
  • 1937-04-19 William Conway, 1st Baron Conway of Allington, English historian and explorer (Spitzbergen), dies at 81
  • 1937-08-13 Arthur Plunkett, English civil engineer (designed Sydney Harbour Bridge) (b. 1890)
  • 1937-10-19 Betty Carver, wife of English WWII Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, dies
  • 1937-12-26 Ivor Gurney, English composer and poet, dies of tuberculosis at 47
  • 1938-04-16 Steve Bloomer, English footballer (b. 1874)
  • 1938-10-27 Lascelles Abercrombie, English poet/critic, dies at 57
  • 1939-03-18 Henry Lunn, English humanitarian and religious leader, dies at 79
  • 1939-04-25 John Foulds, British cellist, musicologist, and composer (World Requiem; Three Mantras), dies in Calcutta of cholera at 58
  • 1939-07-08 [Henry] Havelock Ellis, English sexologist (Man & Woman), dies at 80
  • 1939-11-25 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, dies at 67
  • 1939-12-19 Eric Fogg, English composer, dies under a train at 36
  • 1940-02-29 Edward Frederic Benson, English novelist, dies at 72
  • 1940-03-29 Alexander Obolensky, Russian prince and English rugby union winger (4 caps; Leicester Tigers RUFC, Oxford Uni RFC), dies in an aircraft training accident for RAF at 24
  • 1940-04-09 Mrs Patrick Campbell, English actress (Outcast Lady, Riptide), dies
  • 1940-04-18 Herbert Albert Laurens Fisher, English historian & politician, dies after being hit by a car during London blackout at 75
  • 1940-06-17 Arthur Harden, English biochemist (Nobel Prize 1929), dies at 74
  • 1940-07-10 Donald Francis Tovey, British musicologist and composer, dies at 64
  • 1940-08-22 Oliver Joseph Lodge, English physicist, early radio pioneer, dies at 89