English History (Part 15)

Historical Events

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1401 - 1,500 of 4,813

  • 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 Leigh Sayers, English novelist (9 Taylors)
  • 1893-06-30 Harold/Joseph Laski, English economist/Labour leader (1945-..)
  • 1893-07-20 George Llewelyn-Davies, English Peter Pan character model (d. 1915)
  • 1893-10-08 Orovida Camille Pissarro, British painter and etcher, born in Epping, England (d. 1968)
  • 1893-10-28 Christopher K Ingold, English chemist
  • 1894-01-10 Reginald Denham, Broadway director (Obsession, The Bad Seed), born in London, England
  • 1894-01-22 Charles Morgan, England, writer (Fountain)

Person of interestHarold Macmillan

1894-02-10 Harold Macmillan, British Conservative politician and Prime Minister (1957-63), born in London (d. 1986)

British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan
British Prime Minister
Harold Macmillan
  • 1894-03-05 Henry Daniell, British actor (The Great Dictator, Camille, Philadelphia Story, Body Snatchers), born in London, England (d. 1963)
  • 1894-04-07 Gerald Brenan, English writer
  • 1894-04-10 Ben Nicholson, English painter and sculptor (Circle), born in Denham, Buckinghamshire, England (d. 1982)
  • 1894-04-23 Basil Sydney, British actor (Hamlet, Jassy, Simba, Farmer's Wife), born in St. Osyth, Essex, England (d. 1968)
  • 1894-06-05 Roy Thomson, 1st Baron Thomson of Fleet, Canadian-English publisher, born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (d. 1976)
  • 1894-06-06 Violet Trefusis, English writer and socialite who had a famous affair with writer Vita Sackville-West, born in London England (d. 1972)

Person of interestEdward VIII

1894-06-23 Edward VIII, King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Empire and Emperor of India (Jan 20th, 1936 until his abdication on Dec 11th, 1936), born in Richmond, England (d. 1972)

King of Great Britain Edward VIII
King of Great Britain
Edward VIII
  • 1894-07-23 Arthur Treacher, announcer (Merv Griffin Show), born in Brighton, England

Person of interestAldous Huxley

1894-07-26 Aldous Huxley, English author (Brave New World, Island), born in Godalming, Surrey (d. 1963)

  • 1894-11-11 Winifred Kingston, British silent screen actress (The Squaw Man, Davy Crockett), born in England (d. 1967)
  • 1895-02-23 Richard Goolden, British actor (Two Days to Live, School for Husbands), born in London, England (d. 1981)
  • 1895-04-29 Malcolm Sargent, English conductor (Promenade Concerts)
  • 1895-05-20 Reginald J "R" Mitchell, English aviation manufacturer (Spitfire)
  • 1895-07-05 Gordon Jacob, English composer, born in London (d. 1984)
  • 1895-07-11 Dolly Wilde, English socialite (d. 1941)
  • 1895-07-18 Marie Ney, British actress (Brief Ecstasy, Simba, Witchcraft), born in London, England (d. 1981)
  • 1895-07-24 Robert Graves, writer/poet (I Claudius) [or 6/26], born in London, England
  • 1895-07-26 Jerry Verno, British actor (River of Unrest, Ourselves Alone, Sweeney Todd), born in London, England (d. 1975)
  • 1895-09-26 Fay Holden, British actress (Mother-Andy Hardy films), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1973)
  • 1895-09-28 Charles Petrie, historian, born in Liverpool, England
  • 1895-10-24 Jack Warner [Waters], British actor (Dixon of Dock Green, Christmas Carol), born in London, England (d. 1981)
  • 1895-10-31 B. H. Liddell Hart, English military historian and publicist (The Rommel Papers), born in Paris (d. 1970)
  • 1895-11-16 Michael Arlen [Dikran Kouyoumdjian], British author and scriptwriter (An American Verdict), born in Ruse, Bulgaria (d. 1956)
  • 1895-12-01 Henry Williamson, English author (d. 1977)
  • 1895-12-03 Anna Freud, Austrian/English psychoanalytist/daughter of Sigmund F

Person of interestGeorge VI

1895-12-14 George VI, King of the United Kingdom (1936-52), born in Norfolk, England (d. 1952)

King of Great Britain George VI
King of Great Britain
George VI
  • 1896-01-07 Arnold Ridley, British actor and dramatist (The Ghost Train, Dad's Army), born in Bath, England (d. 1984)
  • 1896-02-14 Edward Arthur Milne, English astrophysicist (kinematic relativity), born in Yorkshire, England (d. 1950)
  • 1896-05-03 Dodie Smith, English novelist and playwright (101 Dalmatians), born in Whitefield, Lancashire, England (d. 1990)
  • 1896-05-18 Walter Fitzgerald, Keyhan Devonport England
  • 1896-05-19 Michael Balcon, producer/father of Jill Balcon, born in Birmingham, England
  • 1896-06-06 Henry Allingham, British supercentenarian and World War I veteran, born in Clapton, London (d. 2009)
  • 1896-06-29 Irene Browne, British actress (All at Sea, Peg O' My Heart), born in London, England (d. 1965)
  • 1896-07-03 Doris Lloyd, Irish-American actress (Bachelor Father, Charley's Aunt, Sarah & Son), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1968)
  • 1896-07-25 Richard N Gale, English general/airborne commander (Normandy)
  • 1896-08-18 Alan Mowbray, British actor (Dante, Colonel Flack), born in London, England (d. 1969)
  • 1896-08-26 Richard Hammond, American composer, born in England (d. 1980)
  • 1896-10-15 Melville Cooper, TV panelist (I Got a Secret), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1896-11-01 Edmund Blunden, English poet/critic (Undertones of War)
  • 1896-12-31 Ronald Adam, British actor (Lost Horizon, The Prisoner of Zenda, Phantom Shot), born in Herefordshire, England (d. 1958)
  • 1897-02-01 Denise Robins, romantic novelist (1st Long Kiss), born in London, England
  • 1897-03-27 Douglas R. Hartree, English mathematician and physicist, born in Cambridge, England (d. 1958)
  • 1897-04-25 Mary [Victoria Alexandra Alice Mary], Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood, born in York Cottage, Sandringham (d. 1965)
  • 1897-05-07 Kitty McKane (Godfree), English tennis player (Olympic gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze-1920, 24), born in Bayswater, England (d. 1992)
  • 1897-05-18 Jack Raine, British actor (Quartet), born in London, England (d. 1979)
  • 1897-05-27 John Douglas Cockroft, English physicist (Radar, Nobel 1951)
  • 1897-05-28 Henry Kendall, British director and actor (Amazing Quest, Shadow, Rich & Strange), born in London, England (d. 1962)
  • 1897-05-31 Margalo Gillmore, British actress (Skirts Ahoy, High Society), born in London, England (d. 1986)

Person of interestAnthony Eden

1897-06-12 Anthony Eden, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1955-57) and Foreign Secretary, born in Rushyford, England (d. 1977)

British Prime Minister Anthony Eden
British Prime Minister
Anthony Eden
  • 1897-06-22 Norbert Elias, English/Dutch philosopher (Process of Civilization)
  • 1897-06-25 Basil Radford, British actor (The Lady Vanishes, Whiskey Galore, Night Train), born in Chester England (d. 1952)
  • 1897-09-03 Cecil Parker, British actor (The Lady Vanishes, Indiscreet, Tale of 2 Cities), born in Hastings, East Sussex, England (d. 1971)
  • 1897-09-26 Arthur Rhys Davids, English pilot (d. 1917)
  • 1897-11-02 Dennis King, English actor (Devil's Brother), born in Coventry, Warwickshire, England (d. 1971)
  • 1897-11-03 Frederick Russell, Bridport Dorset, English Marine Biologist who studied plankton life history and linked their depth in the seas to light availability helping explain long-term changes in the ecosystem
  • 1897-11-09 Ronald G W Norrish, British chemist (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1967), born in Cambridge, England (d. 1978)
  • 1897-11-15 Sacheverell Sitwell, English poet/author (People's Palace)
  • 1897-12-09 Hermione Ferdinanda Gingold, British actress (Gigi, Music Man), born in London, England (d. 1987)
  • 1898-01-09 Gracie Fields, [Stansfield], England, music hall/vaudeville performer
  • 1898-02-12 Wallace Ford [Samuel Jones Grundy], British actor (Freaks, Harvey, Spellbound, Deputy), born in Bolton, Lancashire, England (d. 1966)
  • 1898-02-13 Neville Pearson, English publisher
  • 1898-02-25 William Thomas Astbury, English physicist/chemist (textiles)
  • 1898-03-26 Charles Shadwell, British conductor, bandleader, and founder of the Cambridge Concert Orchestra, born in Pershore, Worcestershire (d. 1979)
  • 1898-03-30 Joyce Carey, British actress (Brief Encounter, The Cedar Tree), born in Kensington, London (d. 1993)
  • 1898-04-19 Sybil Andrews, English/Canadian painter
  • 1898-05-07 Vera Chapman, English writer and Tolkien Society founder, born in Bournemouth, England (d. 1996)
  • 1898-06-15 Thomas Henry Wait Armstrong, English organist and composer, born in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire (d. 1994)
  • 1898-06-18 Carleton Percy Hobbs, Farnborough England

Person of interestGertrude Lawrence

1898-07-04 Gertrude Lawrence, English actress (Mimi, Rembrandt) and musical performer, born in London (d. 1952)

Actress and Musical Performer Gertrude Lawrence
Actress and Musical Performer
Gertrude Lawrence
  • 1898-07-08 Alec Waugh, English novelist (Island in the Sun); brother of Evelyn, born in London, England (d. 1981)
  • 1898-07-30 Henry Moore, English artist and sculptor (known for Three Piece Sculpture: Vertebrae), born in Castleford (d. 1986)
  • 1898-12-22 Lionel Charles Robbins, British economist, born in Middlesex, England (d. 1984)
  • 1899-01-11 Eva Le Gallienne, English-American actress and director (Resurrection), born in London, England (d. 1991)
  • 1899-01-17 Nevil Shute [Norway], novelist (On the Beach, Town Like Alice), born in London, England
  • 1899-01-27 Granville English, American composer, born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1968)
  • 1899-02-03 Doris Speed, British actress dubbed 'The Queen Mother of Soap' (Coronation Street), born in Manchester, England (d. 1994)
  • 1899-02-18 Arthur Bryant, English historian (King Charles II)
  • 1899-04-03 David Jack, English footballer (scored 267 goals from 521 appearances), born in Bolton, Lancashire, England (d. 1958)
  • 1899-04-22 Martyn Green, British actor (Gilbert & Sullivan, Iceman Cometh), born in London, England (d. 1975)
  • 1899-06-01 Edward Charles Titchmarsh, English mathematician (d. 1963)
  • 1899-06-18 John Warburton, British actor (Saratoga Trunk, King Rat, Cavalcade), born in Maghull, Liverpool, England (d. 1981)

Person of interestCharles Laughton

1899-07-01 Charles Laughton, English actor (Mutiny on Bounty, Spartacus), born in Scarborough, England (d. 1962)

  • 1899-07-30 Gerald Moore, England, pianist (Am I Too Loud)
  • 1899-08-07 Irene "Renie" Riano, English-born American actress [The Family Jewels], born in London, England (d. 1971)

Person of interestAlfred Hitchcock

1899-08-13 Alfred Hitchcock, English director (Psycho, Birds, Rear Window), born in Leytonstone, Essex (d. 1980)

  • 1899-08-19 Charlie Hall, English comedic actor (Tit for Tat, A Chump at Oxford), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1959)
  • 1899-08-27 Cecil Scott Forester, English historical novelist (Horatio Hornblower) (d. 1966)
  • 1899-11-23 Norman Hunter, English children's writer (Professor Branestawm), born in London (d. 1995)

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1401 - 1,500 of 2,367

  • 1938-10-27 Lascelles Abercrombie, English poet/critic, dies at 57
  • 1939-03-18 Henry Simpson Lunn, English humanitarian and religious leader (b. 1859)
  • 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)
  • 1940-04-09 Mrs Patrick Campbell, English actress (Outcast Lady, Riptide), dies
  • 1940-04-18 Herbert Albert Laurens Fisher, English historian and 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, English musicologist/composer, dies at 64
  • 1940-08-22 Oliver Joseph Lodge, English physicist, early radio pioneer, dies at 89

Person of interestJ. J. Thomson

1940-08-30 J. J. Thomson, English physicist who discovered the electron (Nobel 1906), dies at 83

Physicist J. J. Thomson
J. J. Thomson
  • 1940-10-05 Ballington Booth, English Officer in The Salvation Army and co-founder of Volunteers of America
  • 1940-10-09 Wilfred Grenfell, British medical missionary to Newfoundland and Labrador, dies at 75
  • 1940-11-26 Harold Sidney Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Rothermere, English newspaper (Daily Mail and Daily Mirror), dies at 72
  • 1941-01-10 Frank Bridge, English violinist/composer (Sea), dies at 61
  • 1941-03-11 Walford Davies, English composer, dies at 71
  • 1942-03-10 William Henry Bragg, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1862)
  • 1942-06-07 Alan Blumlein, English electronics engineer (b. 1903)
  • 1942-06-10 Stanley Lupino, English comic (Cheer Up, Over She Goes), dies at 48
  • 1942-08-25 George EAE, English prince/earl of St Andrews, dies in battle at 39
  • 1943-01-09 Robin G Collingwood, English philosopher (Roman Britain), dies at 53
  • 1943-04-29 Sidney A K Keyes, English poet (Foreign Gate), dies at 20
  • 1943-09-23 Elinor Glyn, English author (b. 1864)

Person of interestBeatrix Potter

1943-12-22 Beatrix Potter, English children's writer and illustrator (The Tale of Peter Rabbit,) dies aged 77

Children's Author Beatrix Potter
Children's Author
Beatrix Potter
  • 1944-07-17 Hugh Rigby, English portrait painter (King George V 1928-32), dies
  • 1944-07-18 George A Hartland, English MP (Norwich 1931-35), dies at 60
  • 1944-07-18 Thomas Sturge Moore, English poet (Centaurs' Booty), dies at 74
  • 1944-07-20 Arthur J Treadwell, English mayor of Stoke Newington, dies at about 71
  • 1944-08-19 Henry J Wood, English conductor (My Life of Music, Proms), dies at 75
  • 1944-09-20 John Grayburn, English (Victoria Cross), dies in battle in Arnhem
  • 1944-10-23 Charles Glover Barkla, English physicist (1917 Nobel Prize for Physics for X-ray scattering), dies at 67
  • 1944-11-22 Arthur Eddington, English astrophysicist, cosmologist and mathematician (stars), dies at 61
  • 1945-04-10 Charles Nordhoff, English-born writer (b. 1887)
  • 1945-10-31 Henry Ainley, English actor (As You Like It), dies at 66
  • 1946-03-08 Frederick Lanchester, English Engineer who built the first British petrol automobile (1896), dies at 77

Person of interestJohn Maynard Keynes

1946-04-21 John Maynard Keynes, English economist whose ideas changed the theory and practice of modern macroeconomics, dies of a heart attack at 62

  • 1946-05-01 Percy Whitlock, English composer and organist, dies at 42

Person of interestH. G. Wells

1946-08-13 H. G. Wells, English sci-fi author (The War of the Worlds, Time Machine), dies at 79

Author H. G. Wells
H. G. Wells
  • 1946-10-16 Granville Ransome Bantock, English composer/conductor, dies at 78
  • 1946-12-17 Constance [Clara] Garnett, Russian-English translator, dies at 84
  • 1947-01-12 Jonas Cohn, German/English philosopher (Wertwissenschaft), dies at 77
  • 1947-01-30 Frederick F Blackman, English botanist, dies at 80
  • 1947-05-30 Sidney Nicholson, English composer, dies at 72
  • 1947-10-13 Sydney Webb, English socialist and economist (founded London School of Economics) and husband of Beatrice Webb, dies at 88
  • 1947-10-26 Canon Edwin Sidney Savage, English rector (b. 1862)
  • 1948-05-28 Unity Mitford, English fascist sympathizer and one of the Mitford sisters, dies from the effects of a bullet in her head at 33
  • 1948-08-10 Montague Summers, English clergyman and writer (Malleus Maleficarum), dies at 68
  • 1948-08-12 Harry Brearley, English inventor (b. 1871)
  • 1948-09-28 E. J. Ratcliffe, English stage and screen actor, dies at 85
  • 1948-12-31 Malcolm Campbell, English race driver, dies at 63
  • 1949-01-01 Malcolm Campbell, English cyclist (world speed-record), dies at 63
  • 1949-02-28 Stanley Marchant, English composer, dies at 65
  • 1949-03-07 Francis Dodd, English artist (b. 1874)
  • 1949-04-18 Will Hay [William Thomson Hay], British comedian, actor and amateur astronomer, dies from a stroke at 60
  • 1950-09-21 Edward Arthur Milne, English astrophysicist (kinematic relativity), dies of a heart attack at 54
  • 1950-11-19 Thomas Wood, English composer, dies at 57
  • 1951-04-29 Ludwig Wittgenstein, Austria English philosopher (Philosophical Investigations), dies at 62
  • 1951-08-21 (Leonard) Constant Lambert, English composer (Rio Grande), dies at 45
  • 1951-12-10 Algernon Blackwood, English novelist (The Willows), dies at 82
  • 1952-02-13 Josephine Tey, English author (b. 1896)
  • 1952-03-04 Charles Scott Sherrington, British physiologist, Nobel laureate (Neurophysiology), dies at 94

Person of interestGertrude Lawrence

1952-09-06 Gertrude Lawrence, English actress (Mimi, Rembrandt) and musical performer, dies of liver and abdominal cancer at 54

Actress and Musical Performer Gertrude Lawrence
Actress and Musical Performer
Gertrude Lawrence
  • 1952-11-29 Rosa Lewis, English chef/owner (Cavendish Hotel London), dies
  • 1952-12-08 Charles Lightoller, English second officer on the Titanic (b. 1874)
  • 1953-06-08 Godfrey Tearle, English-American actor (39 Steps, Mandy, At Dawn We Die), dies at 68
  • 1953-06-16 Margaret Bondfield, English politician and 1st British female cabinet minister (Labour), dies at 80
  • 1953-10-03 Arnold Bax, English composer known for his orchestral music (Coronation March), dies at 69
  • 1953-10-08 Kathleen Ferrier, English alto singer, dies at 41
  • 1953-11-24 Robert H Lightfoot, English theologist/exegetist, dies at 70
  • 1954-01-13 Roland Diggle, English-born American composer and organist, dies at 69
  • 1954-02-26 William Inge, English author, theologist and Dean of St Paul's Cathedral, dies at 93
  • 1954-11-29 George Edward Robey, English comic and actor (Henry IV), dies at 85
  • 1954-12-20 James Hilton, English author (Lost Horizon), dies at 54

Person of interestAlexander Fleming

1955-03-11 Alexander Fleming, Scottish bacteriologist (invented penicillin), dies of a heart attack at 73

  • 1955-07-13 Ruth Ellis, last English woman (murderess), executed by hanging
  • 1955-12-27 Alfred Francis Blakeney Carpenter, English soldier (b. 1881)
  • 1956-01-23 Alexander Korda, English movie producer (Henry VIII), dies at 62

Person of interestA. A. Milne

1956-01-31 A. A. Milne, English author of the Winnie-the-Pooh books, dies at 74

Author A. A. Milne
A. A. Milne
  • 1956-05-15 Austin Osman Spare, English magician (b. 1886)
  • 1956-05-20 Max Beerbohm, English caricaturist, writer and parodist (Saturday Review), dies at 83

Person of interestFrederick Soddy

1956-09-22 Frederick Soddy, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate, dies at 79

Nobel Laureate Chemist Frederick Soddy
Nobel Laureate Chemist
Frederick Soddy
  • 1957-01-21 Arthur L Bowley, English statistician/economist, dies at 87
  • 1957-03-23 Patrick Abercrombie, English architect and town planner, dies at 77
  • 1957-03-29 Joyce A L Cary, English writer (Horse's Mouth), dies at 68
  • 1957-05-29 James Whale, English film director (Frankenstein, Show Boat), commits suicide by drowning at 67
  • 1957-06-27 Malcolm Lowry, English writer (Ultramarine), dies at 48
  • 1957-08-19 David Bomberg, English painter (b. 1890)
  • 1957-09-01 Dennis Brain, English musician (b. 1921)
  • 1957-12-19 John Van Druten, English playwright and theatre director, dies at 56
  • 1958-01-11 Alec Rowley, English composer, dies at 65
  • 1958-02-06 David Pegg, English footballer (b. 1935)
  • 1958-02-06 Tommy Taylor, English footballer (b. 1932)
  • 1958-02-06 Geoff Bent, English footballer (b. 1932)
  • 1958-02-06 Roger Byrne, English footballer (b. 1929)
  • 1958-02-06 Mark Jones, English footballer (b. 1933)
  • 1958-02-06 Frank Swift, English footballer and journalist (b. 1913)
  • 1958-02-06 Walter Crickmer, English football club secretary and manager