English History (Part 14)

Historical Events

Events 1301 - 1,349 of 1,349

  • 2003-11-22 5th Rugby World Cup: England beats Australia 20-17 at Sydney
  • 2003-11-26 Concorde makes its last ever flight over Bristol, England.
  • 2004-02-05 Twenty-three Chinese people drown when a group of 35 cockle-pickers are trapped by rising tides in Morecambe Bay, England. Twenty-one bodies are recovered.
  • 2004-11-06 An express train collides with a stationary car near the village of Ufton Nervet, England, killing 6 and injuring 150.
  • 2005-07-28 A tornado touches down in a residential area in south Birmingham, England, causing £4,000,000 worth of damages and injuring 39 people.
  • 2005-11-30 John Sentamu becomes the first black archbishop in the Church of England with his enthronement as the 97th Archbishop of York
  • 2005-12-11 The Buncefield Oil Depot in Hemel Hempstead, England, is rocked by explosions, causing a huge oil fire.
  • 2006-03-01 English-language Wikipedia reaches its one millionth article, Jordanhill railway station
  • 2007-02-23 A train derails on an evening express service near Grayrigg, Cumbria, England, killing one person and injuring 22. This results in hundreds of points being checked over the UK after a few similar accidents.
  • 2007-05-21 Cutty Sark, the last surviving tea clipper, is badly damaged by fire in Greenwich, England.
  • 2007-07-01 Smoking in England is banned in all public indoor spaces: with the ban already in force in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, this means it is illegal to smoke in indoor public places anywhere in the UK. Australia implements a similar ban.
  • 2007-10-20 6th Rugby World Cup: South Africa beats England 15-6 at Saint-Denis

Music concertMusic Concert

2008-06-29 Glastonbury music festival in England; Leonard Cohen the highlight singing ""Hallelujah"

Singer-songwriter and writer Leonard Cohen
Singer-songwriter and writer
Leonard Cohen
  • 2008-09-26 Swiss pilot and inventor Yves Rossy becomes first person to fly a jet engine-powered wing across the English Channel.


2009-02-18 English fantasy author Terry Pratchett receives a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace

Novelist Terry Pratchett
Terry Pratchett
Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • 2010-05-08 Barrow AFC wins English FA Trophy at Wembley, makes them only team to win it at both Old & New Wembley stadiums
  • 2012-04-30 Manchester City defeat Manchester United 1-0 in what is claimed to be the biggest match in the English Premier League's history
  • 2012-05-13 Manchester City win the English Premier League for the first time
  • 2012-09-12 Excavators announce that they may have found the remains of King Richard III of England under a carpark in Leicester
  • 2013-02-13 Sir Mervyn King, Governor of the Bank of England, says he believes "a recovery is in sight" after fears raised about a triple dip recession
  • 2013-04-22 Manchester United defeat Aston Villa to claim the 2012/2013 English Premier League
  • 2014-06-30 Australian entertainer Rolf Harris is convicted of indecent assault in London, England
  • 2014-07-14 The Church of England votes in favor of allowing women to become bishops
  • 2014-11-17 The Church of England adopts legislation enabling the appointment of female bishops
  • 2015-01-26 Libby Lane is ordained as the first female bishop of the Church of England
  • 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
  • 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 England loses to Australia 33-13 and crashes out of the Rugby World Cup at the pool stage
  • 2016-03-17 Archaeologists announce discovery of iron age warrior king buriel ground with 75 graves 2,500 years old 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 World Twenty20 won by the West Indies, beating at England by 4 wickets with 2 balls to spare at Eden Gardens in Kolkata
  • 2016-04-10 80th Masters Golf Tournament: England's Danny Willett wins, shooting a five-under 283
  • 2016-05-02 Leicester City win the English Premier League title after starting the season at 5,000-1 odds

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key
New Zealand Prime Minister
John Key
  • 2017-02-05 Heavy metal band Black Sabbath play their last concert in their home town Birmingham, England

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Courtier and Fashion Designer Hubert de Givenchy
Courtier and Fashion Designer
Hubert de Givenchy

Music concertMusic 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2017-07-09 English footballer Wayne Rooney announces he has left Manchester United after 13 years to rejoin Everton

English Footballer Wayne Rooney
English Footballer
Wayne Rooney

Film release premierFilm Premier

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 Ruby 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 meetingConference of Interest

2017-10-04 English PM Theresa May suffers nightmare speech at Conservative National Conference as her voice fails, pranster interupts and set collapses

British Prime Minister Theresa May
British Prime Minister
Theresa May

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1301 - 1,400 of 4,813

  • 1887-06-22 Julian S Huxley, biologist/philosopher, Darwin's Bulldog, born in London, England
  • 1887-08-05 Reginald Owen, British actor (Mary Poppins, Sherlock Holmes), born in Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, England (d. 1972)
  • 1887-08-08 Esme Percy, British actor (Murder!, Pygmalion, Old Spanish Custom), born in London, England (d. 1957)
  • 1887-08-08 Malcolm Keen, British actor ( The Lodger, The Manxman, The Murder Party), born in Bristol, England (d. 1970)
  • 1887-09-07 Edith L Sitwell, English poetess/author (Wheels)
  • 1887-09-25 May Sutton Bundy, Tennis champion and 1st American woman to win the singles title at Wimbledon in 1905, born in Plymouth, England (d. 1975)
  • 1887-09-26 Edwin Keppel Bennett, English writer (d. 1958)
  • 1887-09-26 Sir Barnes Wallis, English scientist, engineer and inventor (d. 1979)
  • 1887-11-01 L. S. Lowry, British painter of industrial scenes, born in Stretford, England (d. 1976)
  • 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)
  • 1887-11-23 Boris Karloff [William H Pratt], British actor (The Mummy, Frankenstein), born in Camberwell, London, England (d. 1969)
  • 1887-11-23 Henry Moseley, English physicist (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 (d. 1960)
  • 1888-07-18 Sydney Horler, English detective writer
  • 1888-08-22 Violet Farebrother, English actress (Downhill, Easy Virtue), born in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England (d. 1969)
  • 1888-09-28 Herman McNeile, 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 Joseph Arthur Rank, English film magnate/baron
  • 1889-02-22 Robin G Collingwood, English philosopher (Roman Britain)
  • 1889-02-22 Olave Baden-Powell, English founder of the Girl Guide (d. 1977)
  • 1889-04-08 Adrian Boult, Chester England, conductor/composer (BBC Sym Orchestra)

Person of interestArnold J. Toynbee

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

  • 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, English composer, born in Great Baddow, Essex (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 (Lionsdale Belt, 1911), born in London, England (d. 1967)
  • 1889-09-07 Bruce F Cummings, English author (Journal of a Disappointed Man)
  • 1889-10-19 Uncle Art Satherley, British-American record producer (1968 Acad of Country Music Award), 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 D Adrian, English physiologist (Nobel 1932)
  • 1890-02-25 Myra Hess, concert pianist, born in London, England
  • 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)

Person of interestStan Laurel

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

Comedian and Actor Stan Laurel
Comedian and Actor
Stan Laurel
  • 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)

Person of interestAgatha Christie

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

Novelist Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie
  • 1890-09-24 Alan Herbert, England, journalist/writer (Punch, Helen)
  • 1890-10-01 Stanley Holloway, actor (Higgins-Our Man Higgins), born in London, England
  • 1890-10-14 Frank Conroy, Derby England, actor (Call of the Wild)
  • 1890-11-25 Isaac Rosenberg, English war poet and artist (d. 1918)
  • 1890-12-05 David Bomberg, English painter (d. 1957)
  • 1890-12-10 George Merritt, actor (I Monster, Q Planes), born in London, England
  • 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 Dame Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, British actress (The Devil Rides Out), born in London, England (d. 1992)

Person of interestRonald 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 astronomer (d. 1989)
  • 1891-07-14 Henry Oscar, actor (Saint in London), born in London, England
  • 1891-08-02 Arthur Edward Drummond Bliss, composer (Olympians), born in London, England
  • 1891-09-16 Isabel Jeans, British actress (Easy Virtue, Heavens Above), born in London, England (d. 1985)

Person of interestJames Chadwick

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

Physicist James Chadwick
James Chadwick
  • 1891-11-20 Reginald Denny Richmond England, actor (Rebecca, Cat Ballou, Batman)
  • 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, English actor (Love Parade), born in London (d. 1959)
  • 1892-06-28 Edward H Carr, England, historian (History of Soviet Russia)
  • 1892-07-02 Jack Hylton, English orchestra leader/impresario (Crazy Passage Show)
  • 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)
  • 1892-10-18 Leo G. Carroll, English actor (Topper, Man From Uncle), born in Weedon (d. 1972)
  • 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 F Osbert S Sitwell, poet/writer (Out of the Flame), born in London, England
  • 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 (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
  • 1893-02-16 Ivor Armstrong Richards, England, literary critic [OS]
  • 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 A "I A" Richards, English poet/critic (Meaning of Meaning) [NS]
  • 1893-03-16 Isobel Elsom, British actress (My Fair Lady, Love From a Stranger), born in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England (d. 1981)
  • 1893-03-18 Wilfred Owen, England, anti-war poet (Anthem for Doomed Youth)

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1301 - 1,400 of 2,367

Person of interestFlorence Nightingale

1910-08-13 Florence Nightingale, British nurse (Crimean War), dies at 90

  • 1910-09-07 William Holman Hunt, English painter (Light of the World), dies at 83
  • 1911-01-17 Francis Galton, British anthropologist and geneticist (eugenics), dies at 88
  • 1911-01-26 Charles Wentworth Dilke, English undersecretary of State, dies at 67

Person of interestWilliam Schwenck Gilbert

1911-05-29 William Schwenck Gilbert, English dramatist (Gilbert & Sullivan), dies at 74

English Dramatist William Schwenck Gilbert
English Dramatist
William Schwenck Gilbert
  • 1911-09-16 Edward Whymper, English mountaineer 1st to climb Matterhorn (1865), dies at 71
  • 1911-10-07 John Hughlings Jackson, English neurologist (b. 1835)
  • 1912-01-07 Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake, English Physician and Feminist, dies at 71
  • 1912-03-01 George Grossmith, British actor, comedian and writer (The Diary of a Nobody, A Society Clown), dies at 64
  • 1912-08-20 William Booth, English preacher and founder of Salvation Army, dies at 83
  • 1913-01-06 Frederick Hitch, English Victoria Cross Winner (b. 1856)
  • 1913-02-27 Adam Sedgwick, English zoologist (Peripatus), dies at 58
  • 1913-09-13 Alfred R. Gaul, English composer, dies at 76

Person of interestRudolf Diesel

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

Mechanical Engineer Rudolf Diesel
Mechanical Engineer
Rudolf Diesel
  • 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
  • 1915-04-23 Rupert Chawner Brooke, English poet (Lithuania), dies at 27
  • 1915-08-09 Henry Longbottom, English lieutenant, dies in battle
  • 1915-08-10 Henry Moseley, English physicist (b. 1887)
  • 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 B Tylor, English anthropologist, dies at 84
  • 1917-01-29 Evelyn Baring earl Cromer, English consul-general in Egypt, 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 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 (b. 1863)
  • 1917-10-27 Arthur Rhys Davids, English pilot (b. 1897)
  • 1918-08-31 Joe English, Irish/Flemish signaler (WWI), dies at 36
  • 1918-10-07 Hubert Parry, English musicologist and composer (Jerusalem), dies at 70
  • 1919-01-18 John C F, son of English king George V, dies at 13
  • 1919-04-04 William Crookes, English chemist/physicist (Crookes-pipe), dies at 86
  • 1919-06-02 Ernest Ford, English composer, dies at 61

Person of interestJohn William Strutt

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

Physicist and Nobel Laureate John William Strutt
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
John William Strutt
  • 1919-10-22 Bruce F Cummings, English author (Enjoying Life), 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 (b. 1834)
  • 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)

Person of interestGeorge Mallory

1924-06-08 George Mallory, English mountain climber ("because it is there"), dies in a climbing accident at 37 (b. 1886)

Mountain Climber George Mallory
Mountain Climber
George Mallory
  • 1924-06-23 Cecil Sharp, British collector of English folk music and dance, dies at 64
  • 1925-02-22 Thomas C Allbutt, English physiologist, 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 E Odell Pain, English writer (Punch), dies at 63

Person of interestEmmeline Pankhurst

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

Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst
Emmeline Pankhurst
  • 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 H Mann, English composer (Church of England Hymnal), dies
  • 1930-01-13 Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti, English electrical engineer and inventor, dies at 65

Person of interestD. 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, 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
  • 1934-02-23 Edward William Elgar, English composer (Coronation Ode), dies at 76
  • 1934-05-07 Edward Naylor, English composer, dies at 67
  • 1934-05-25 Gustav Theodore Holst, English composer (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

Person of interestT. 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

Soldier and Writer T. E. Lawrence
Soldier and Writer
T. E. Lawrence
  • 1935-05-25 Sir Frank Watson Dyson, English astronomer (b. 1868)
  • 1935-08-21 John Hartley, English tennis player, double winner of Wimbledon (b. 1849)

Person of interestRudyard Kipling

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

Person of interestDavid 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

British Admiral of the Fleet David Beatty
British Admiral of the Fleet
David Beatty
  • 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/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
  • 1937-08-06 Annie E F Horniman, England, theater owner (Abbey Theatre), dies at 76
  • 1937-08-13 Arthur Plunkett, English civil engineer (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)