English History (Part 14)

Historical Events

Events 1301 - 1,335 of 1,335


KnightedKnighthood

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

Novelist Terry Pratchett
Novelist
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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2012-09-12 Excavators announce that they may have found the remains of King Richard III of England under a carpark in Leicester

King of England Richard III
King of England
Richard III
  • 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

Historic PublicationMagna 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
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The Magna Carta, written in iron gall ink on parchment in medieval Latin
The Magna Carta, written in iron gall ink on parchment in medieval Latin
  • 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 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 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

Sport awardUS 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

Professional Golfer Jordan Spieth
Professional Golfer
Jordan Spieth
  • 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 international footballer Wayne Rooney announces he will leave Manchester United after 13 years to rejoin his original club, 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 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 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 4,676

  • 1887-09-26 Barnes Wallis, English scientist, engineer and inventor (bouncing bomb), born in Ripley, Derbyshire, England (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)

Person of interestBoris 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 (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, 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 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)

Person of interestCharlie Chaplin

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

Comedian, Actor and Filmmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian, Actor and Filmmaker
Charlie Chaplin
  • 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 (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 (1968 Academy 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 Adrian, English physiologist (Nobel 1932-function of neurons), born in Hampstead, London (d. 1977)
  • 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 the Orient Express), born in Torquay, Devon (d. 1976)

Novelist Agatha Christie
Novelist
Agatha Christie
  • 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)

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 mathematician (Theory of Probability) and geophysicist, born in County Durham, England (d. 1989)
  • 1891-07-14 Henry Oscar, 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)

Person of interestJames Chadwick

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

Physicist James Chadwick
Physicist
James Chadwick
  • 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, English actor (Love Parade), born in London (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)
  • 1892-10-18 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 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 Richards, English literary critic (The Meaning of Meaning), born in Sandbach, England (d. 1979)
  • 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, English soldier & 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 and rugby union player (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 Peter Pan character model (d. 1915)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1301 - 1,400 of 2,346

  • 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
  • 1915-08-09 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 Burnett Tylor, English anthropologist (Primitive Culture), 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 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 signaler (WWI), dies 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

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 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 & 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)

Person of interestGeorge Mallory

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

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 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

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
Suffragette
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 (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

Person of interestEdward Elgar

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

Composer Edward Elgar
Composer
Edward Elgar
  • 1934-05-07 Edward Naylor, English composer, dies at 67
  • 1934-05-25 Gustav 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, dies at 71
  • 1935-08-21 John Hartley, English tennis player (Wimbledon 1879-80), dies at 86

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)
  • 1938-10-27 Lascelles Abercrombie, English poet/critic, dies at 57
  • 1939-03-18 Henry Lunn, English humanitarian and religious leader, dies at 79
  • 1939-04-24 John Foulds, English composer, dies 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 famed Rugby Union footballer who played for England.(b. 1916)