English History (Part 16)

Historical Events

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1501 - 1,600 of 4,813

  • 1899-12-02 John Barbirolli, English conductor (NY Philharmonic Orchestra)
  • 1899-12-04 Charles William (Charlie) Spencer Newcastle and England football player (d. 1953)
  • 1899-12-15 Frank Vosper, British actor (The Man Who Knew Too Much, Rome Express), born in London, England (d. 1937)
  • 1899-12-15 Harold Abrahams, English sprinter (d. 1978)
  • 1899-12-16 Noel Coward, England, playwright (In Which We Serve-1942 Acad Award)
  • 1900-01-30 Martita Hunt, Argentine-born English actress (Man in Grey, Great Expectations), born in Buenos Aires (d. 1969)
  • 1900-01-30 Sandy Powell, English comedian, born in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England (d. 1982)
  • 1900-02-03 Mabel Mercer, English cabaret vocalist (Fly Me to the Moon)
  • 1900-02-12 Fred Emney, British actor (Let the People Sing, Adventures of a Private Eye, Lilac Domino), born in London, England (d. 1980)
  • 1900-02-21 Sydney Arnold, British comic actor (The Meaning of Life, Top Secret!, Miss Jones & Son), born in Westminster, London, England (d. 1993)
  • 1900-03-03 Edna Best, British actress (Key, Calendar, Escape, Intermezzo), born in Hove, England (d. 1974)
  • 1900-03-31 Henry WFA, English duke of Gloucester/earl of Ulters
  • 1900-04-07 Tebbs Lloyd Johnson, England, 50K walker (Olympic bronze 1952)
  • 1900-04-19 Richard Arthur Warren Hughes, English writer (Fiction as Truth)
  • 1900-05-07 Ralph Truman, British actor (Henry V, Treasure Island, Web of Evidence), born in London, England (d. 1977)
  • 1900-05-10 Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, British-American astronomer and astrophysicist who proposed that stars are composed largely of hydrogen and are not glowing balls of molten rock, born in Wendover, England (d. 1979)
  • 1900-06-06 Arthur Askey, British actor (Bees in Paradise, Ghost Train), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1982)
  • 1900-07-02 Tyrone Guthrie, British actor, producer, writer and director, born in Tunbridge Wells, England (d. 1971)
  • 1900-07-10 [Elsie] Evelyn Laye, English singer and actress (Bitter Sweet, Merry Widow), born in London, England (d. 1996)
  • 1900-08-03 Ernie Pyle, England, correspondent during WW II

Person of interestQueen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

1900-08-04 Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, British consort of King George VI and Queen Mother after his death, born in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England (d. 2002)

Consort of George VI Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother
Consort of George VI
Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother
  • 1900-08-31 Roland Culver, English actor (Thunderball, Encore), born in London, England (d. 1984)
  • 1900-09-07 Taylor Caldwell [Janet Miriam Holland Taylor Caldwell], Anglo-American novelist (Dynasty of Death, Dear and Glorious Physician), born in Manchester, England (d. 1985)
  • 1900-09-09 James Hilton, English novelist (Goodbye Mr Chips)
  • 1900-09-12 Eric Harding Thiman, English composer, born in Ashford, Kent (d. 1975)
  • 1900-10-08 Geoffrey Jellicoe, English landscape architect, born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1900-12-03 Lester Matthews, Nottingham England, (Sir Dennis-Adv of Fu Manchu)
  • 1900-12-17 Mary Cartwright, English mathematician (d. 1998)
  • 1900-12-22 Alan Bush, English composer pianist and teacher, born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1901-01-02 Rex O'Malley, British actor (Camille, Zara, Midnight, Thief), born in London, England (d. 1976)
  • 1901-01-06 Patrick Aherne, British actor (Green Dolphin Street, Rocketship X-M, The Court Jester), born in King's Norton, Worcestershire, England (d. 1970)
  • 1901-02-15 Christmas Humphreys, England, lawyer/writer/Buddhist (Awakening of Zen)
  • 1901-02-18 Reginald Sheffield, British actor (Suspicion, Of Human Bondage, Second Chance), born in London, England (d. 1957)
  • 1901-04-15 Joe Davis, English snooker/billiards-world champ (1927-46)
  • 1901-05-23 Edmund Rubbra, Northampton England, composer (Morning Watch) [or 3/23]
  • 1901-06-01 John Van Druten, English playwright and theatre director, born in London (d. 1957)
  • 1901-06-03 Maurice Evans, British actor (Planet of the Apes, Bewitched), born in Dorchester, Dorset, England (d. 1989)
  • 1901-07-13 Eric Portman, Yorkshire England, actor (Naked Edge, Canterbury Tale), (d. 1969)
  • 1901-07-14 Gerald Finzi, British composer (Dies natalis), born in London, England
  • 1901-08-14 James Pitman, Bath England, educator/publisher/phonetic speller
  • 1901-08-23 Cecil Rolph Hewitt, English journalist and policeman, born in London (d. 1994)
  • 1901-09-17 Francis Chichester, Barnstaple, Devon, English aviator and sailor (Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire)
  • 1901-10-13 Edward Chapman, British actor (Things to Come, Promoter, Rembrandt), born in Harrogate, Yorkshire (d. 1977)
  • 1901-11-17 Joyce Wethered, Surrey England, golfer (4 time British Amateur champ)
  • 1901-12-21 Robin Irvine, British actor (Easy Virtue, When Boys Leave Home), born in London, England (d. 1933)
  • 1901-12-25 Alice C, English duchess of Gloucester/aunt of Elizabeth II
  • 1901-12-27 Irene Handl, British actress (Riding High, Morgan), born in London, England (d. 1987)
  • 1902-01-05 Dorothea "Stella" Gibbons, English author (Cold Comfort Farm)
  • 1902-01-16 Eric Liddell, Scottish 400m runner (Olympic gold 1924) and Christian missionary in China, born in Tianjin, China (d. 1945)
  • 1902-01-30 Nikolaus Pevsner, Engl, art historian (The Buildings of England)
  • 1902-02-21 Arthur D Nock, English/US historian (St Paul)
  • 1902-03-28 Flora Robson, British actress (Dominique is Dead), born in South Shields, England (d. 1984)
  • 1902-03-29 William Walton, English composer (Troilus & Cressida, Wise Virgins), born in Oldham, Lancashire (d. 1983)
  • 1902-04-13 Godfrey Kenton, English actor (The Tempest, Well's Theater), born in London (d. 1998)
  • 1902-04-20 Donald Wolfit, British actor (Lawrence of Arabia, Becket, Accursed), born in New Balderton, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1968)
  • 1902-04-22 Megan Lloyd George, English politician
  • 1902-05-02 Brian Aherne, British actor (I Confess, Titanic, Juarez), born in King's Norton, Worcestershire, England (d. 1986)
  • 1902-05-30 Seton Howard Frederick Lloyd, English Archaeologist (Arzawa civilization, Turkey)
  • 1902-07-20 Dilys Powell, English writer (Descent from Parnassus)
  • 1902-07-24 Nora Swinburne [Leonora Mary Johnson], British actress (Quo Vardis, Dinner at Ritz, River), born in Bath, Somerset (d. 2000)
  • 1902-08-16 Georgette Heyer, English novelist (Friday's Child), born in Wimbledon, London (d. 1975)
  • 1902-08-22 Jack Roy Armstrong, English historian (History of Sussex), born in Broadstairs, Kent (d. 1993)
  • 1902-09-04 Lorna Johnstone, England, equestrian dressage (Olympic-13th-1968)
  • 1902-09-20 Stevie [Florence Margaret] Smith, English poet and novelist (Not Waving but Drowning), born in Kingston upon Hull, England
  • 1902-09-21 Allen Lane, English publisher/founder (Penguin Books)
  • 1902-10-28 Elsa Lanchester, British actress (The Bride of Frankenstien), born in London, England (d. 1986)
  • 1902-12-09 Richard A Butler, England, Dutch min of Finance/Foreign affairs
  • 1902-12-20 George EAE, English prince/earl of St Andrews
  • 1903-01-06 Francis L Sullivan, British actor (Great Expectations, Oliver Twist, Missing Rembrandt), born in London, England (d. 1956)
  • 1903-01-07 Alan Napier, British actor (The Sword in the Stone, Batman), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1903-01-10 Barbara Hepworth, British abstract sculptor and actress (Rescued by Rover), born in Wakefield, West Riding of Yorkshire (d. 1975)
  • 1903-02-21 Eric Fogg, English composer, born in Manchester (d. 1939)
  • 1903-02-27 Reginald Gardiner, British actor (The Flying Deuces, The Great Dictator), born in London, England (d. 1980)
  • 1903-03-24 Malcolm Muggeridge, English writer (Observer of Life)
  • 1903-03-25 Gertrude "Binnie" Barnes, actress (Last of the Mohicans, 3 Musketeers), born in London, England (d. 1998)
  • 1903-03-29 Arthur Negus, English antiques expert and broadcaster (Antiques Roadshow), born in Reading (d. 1985)
  • 1903-04-15 John Williams, British actor (Family Affair, Dial M for Murder), born in Chalfont St. Giles, Buckinghamshire, England (d. 1983)
  • 1903-05-12 Wilfrid Hyde-White, British actor (My Fair Lady, Peyton Place), born in Gloucestershire, England (d. 1991)

Person of interestBob Hope

1903-05-29 Bob Hope [Leslie Townes Hope], British born American entertainer, born in London, England (d. 2003)

Entertainer Bob Hope
Bob Hope
  • 1903-06-01 Percy Whitlock, English composer and organist, born in Chatham (d. 1946)
  • 1903-06-08 Ronald Shiner, British actor (Dry Rot, Carry on Admiral, Keep it Clean, Aunt Clara), born in London, England (d. 1966)
  • 1903-06-29 Alan Blumlein, English electronics engineer (d. 1942)

Person of interestAmy Johnson

1903-07-01 Amy Johnson, British pilot, first female pilot to fly alone Britain to Australia, born in Kingston upon Hull, England (d. 1941)

Aviator Amy Johnson
Amy Johnson
  • 1903-07-01 Beatrix Lehmann, British actress (Candles at Nine, Staircase), born in Bourne End, Buckinghamshire, England (d. 1979)
  • 1903-07-13 Kenneth Clark, English art historian (d. 1983)
  • 1903-09-05 Gloria Holden, British actress (The Life of Emile Zola , Dracula's Daughter), born in London, England (d. 1991)
  • 1903-10-01 George Coulouris, British actor (Runaway Bus), born in Manchester, England (d. 1989)
  • 1903-10-04 Lord Roborough, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • 1903-10-28 Evelyn A Waugh, author (Brideshead Revisited, Scoop), born in London, England
  • 1903-11-11 Thomas Edward Allibone, Sheffield South Yorkshire, English Physicist (Manhattan Project, high-voltage particle acceleration)
  • 1903-11-27 Mona Washbourne, British actress (Stevie, Billie Liar, Driver's Seat), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1988)
  • 1903-12-17 Ray Noble, English bandleader, comedian and actor (The Very Thought of You), born in Brighton, Sussex, England (d. 1978)
  • 1903-12-19 Cyril Dean Darlington, English biologist and geneticist who discovered the mechanics of chromosomal crossover and its role in inheritance and evolution, born in Chorley, England (d. 1981)
  • 1904-01-13 Richard Addinsell, composer (Taming of Shrew), born in London, England
  • 1904-01-14 Cecil Beaton, England, royal family photographer
  • 1904-01-18 Cary Grant [Archibald Alexander Leach], British-born American actor (Arsenic & Old Lace, North by Northwest), born in Horfield, Bristol, England (d. 1986)
  • 1904-02-20 Bramwell Fletcher, British actor (White Cargo, Random Harvest, The Mummy), born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England (d. 1988)
  • 1904-03-15 J Pat O'Malley, Irish-British actor (101 Dalmatians, The Jungle Book), born in Burnley, England (d. 1985)
  • 1904-03-16 Clive Morton, British actor (Goodbye Mr Chips, Moonraker), born in London, England (d. 1975)

Person of interestJohn Gielgud

1904-04-14 Sir John Gielgud, British stage and screen actor and director (Arthur, Hamlet, Ages of Man), born in London, England (d. 2000)

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1501 - 1,600 of 2,367

  • 1958-02-13 Dame Christabel Pankhurst, a leading suffragette (English) "Queen of the mob" (b.1880)
  • 1958-02-21 Duncan Edwards, English footballer (b. 1936)

Person of interestRosalind Franklin

1958-04-16 Rosalind Franklin, English chemist and co-discoverer of the structure of DNA, dies of ovarian cancer at 37

Chemist and Molecular Biologist Rosalind Franklin
Chemist and Molecular Biologist
Rosalind Franklin
  • 1958-05-19 Archie Scott-Brown, English race car driver (b. 1927)
  • 1958-06-29 Charles Spencelayh, English painter (Why War), dies at 92
  • 1958-08-03 Peter Collins, English race car driver, dies at 26
  • 1958-08-05 Joseph Holbrooke, English pianist/composer (3 Blind Mice), dies at 80
  • 1958-08-26 Ralph Vaughan Williams, English composer (Hugh the Drover), dies at 85
  • 1959-01-22 Mike Hawthorn, English race car driver and one-time F1 world champion (b. 1929)
  • 1959-02-15 Owen W Richardson, English physicist (Nobel 1928), dies at 69
  • 1959-03-07 Arthur C Pigou, English economist (Economics of Welfare), dies
  • 1959-03-11 Haydn Wood, English composer, dies at 76
  • 1959-06-01 Sax Rohmer [Arthur Henry Sarsfield Ward], English author (Dr Fu Manchu novels), (b. 1883)
  • 1959-08-19 Jacob Epstein, American-English sculptor (Adam, Jacob & the Angel), dies at 78
  • 1959-09-06 Edmund Gwenn, English actor (Miracle on 34th Street), dies at 81
  • 1959-11-10 Lupino Lane, English actor (Deputy Drummer), dies at 67
  • 1959-12-23 Edward FLW Halifax, English viscount/viceroy of India, dies at 78
  • 1960-05-12 Cecil Armstrong Gibbs, English composer, dies at 70
  • 1960-06-27 Lottie Dod, English athlete (b. 1871)
  • 1960-09-27 Sylvia Pankhurst, English feminist/daughter of Emmeline, dies at 78
  • 1960-11-03 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, dies at 70
  • 1961-01-14 Ernest Thesiger, English actor (Brass Monkey, Ghoul), dies at 81
  • 1961-01-14 Henry Geehl, English composer, dies at 79
  • 1961-03-08 Thomas Beecham, English conductor (Last Night of the Prom), dies at 81
  • 1961-07-16 [Louise] Sophie M E de Vries, actress (English Prof), dies at 88
  • 1961-10-14 Harriet Shaw Weaver, English political activist (b. 1876)
  • 1962-01-16 Emanuel Stickelberger, Swiss writer (Holbein in England), dies at 77
  • 1962-04-04 James Hanratty, executed at Bedford Prison, England, for the murder of Michael Gregsten (b. 1936)
  • 1962-06-02 Vita Sackville-West, English novelist, poet (The Land) and gardener (Sissinghurst), dies at 70
  • 1962-06-12 John N Ireland, English composer/pianist (Epic March), dies at 82
  • 1962-07-20 George MacAulay Trevelyan, English royal historian, dies at 86
  • 1962-09-09 Geoffrey Mander, English industrialist (Mander Brothers Ltd.), dies at 80

Person of interestCharles Laughton

1962-12-15 Charles Laughton, English actor (Hunchback of Notre Dame), dies at 63

  • 1963-01-11 Arthur D Nock, English-Americans historian (St Paul), dies at 60
  • 1963-07-10 Teddy Wakelam, English sports broadcaster and rugby union player (b. 1893)
  • 1963-08-30 Guy Burgess, English-born Soviet spy, dies of acute liver failure at 52
  • 1963-11-13 Margaret Murray, English anthropologist and Egyptologist (b. 1863)

Person of interestAldous Huxley

1963-11-22 Aldous Huxley, English author (Brave New World), dies at 69

  • 1963-11-22 William R Titterton, English author (Candle of the Stars), dies at 87
  • 1964-01-17 Terence Hanbury White, novelist (England Have My Bones), dies at 57

Person of interestT. H. White

1964-01-17 T. H. White, English author of the King Arthur novels, dies of heart failure at 57

Author T. H. White
T. H. White
  • 1964-02-03 Sir Albert Richardson, English architect (b. 1880)
  • 1964-02-08 Tom Terriss, English director (His Buddy's Wife, Sumuru), dies at 91
  • 1964-08-13 Peter Anthony Allen is the last person executed (for murder) in England and United Kingdom at Walton Prison, Liverpool
  • 1964-09-18 Clive Bell, English art critic (b. 1881)
  • 1964-11-28 Jan Fabricius, Dutch/English playwright (Dolle Hans), dies at 93
  • 1964-12-09 Edith L Sitwell, English poet/author (Wheels), dies at 77
  • 1965-03-28 Mary [Victoria Alexandra Alice Mary], Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood and daughter of George V, dies at 67
  • 1965-04-21 Edward Victor Appleton, English physicist (Nobel Prize 1947), dies at 72
  • 1965-12-16 William Somerset Maugham, English author (Razor's Edge), dies at 91
  • 1965-12-22 Richard Dimbleby, English journalist and broadcaster (b. 1913)
  • 1966-03-07 Mike Millward, English musician (The Fourmost), dies of leukaemia at 23
  • 1966-04-02 Cecil Scott Forester, English author (Horatio Hornblower), dies at 66
  • 1966-05-14 Megan Lloyd George, English politician, dies at 64

Person of interestJim Barnes

1966-05-24 Jim Barnes, English golfing pioneer (4 major wins), dies at 80

Pioneering Golfer Jim Barnes
Pioneering Golfer
Jim Barnes
  • 1966-07-01 Pauline Boty, English artist, dies of cancer at 29
  • 1966-07-30 Edward Gordon Craig, British modernist actor, director and theorist (On the art of theatre), dies at 94

Person of interestCharlotte Cooper

1966-10-10 Charlotte Cooper, British tennis player (1st female Olympic champion 1900), dies at 96

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • 1966-10-22 Hewlett Johnson [Red Dean of Canterbury], English bishop, dies at 92
  • 1966-10-26 Alma Cogan, English singer (b. 1932)
  • 1967-01-22 Robert Henriques, English writer (b. 1905)
  • 1967-06-12 Bombardier Billy Wells [William Thomas Wells], English heavyweight boxer (Lionsdale Belt, 1911), dies at 79

Person of interestVivien Leigh

1967-07-08 Vivien Leigh, English actress (Gone with the Wind & A Streetcar Named Desire), dies of tuberculosis at 53

Actress Vivien Leigh
Vivien Leigh
  • 1967-07-21 Pierre Kemp, Dutch poet (English paint box), dies at 80
  • 1967-08-09 Joe Orton, English actor/playwright (Leaf, Murdered), dies at 34
  • 1967-09-01 Siegfried L Sassoon, English poet/writer (Counterattack), dies at 80
  • 1967-10-03 Malcolm Sargent, English conductor (Last Night of Proms), dies at 72
  • 1967-10-07 Norman Angell (Lane), English journalist/pacifist (Nobel 1933), dies
  • 1967-11-13 Harriet Cohen, English pianist (b. 1895)
  • 1968-05-01 Harold G Nicolson, English author (English sense of humor), dies at 71
  • 1968-08-31 George P Gooch, English historian/House of Commons leader, dies
  • 1968-09-01 Granville English, composer, dies at 69
  • 1968-12-29 Austin Farrer, English theologian and philosopher (b. 1904)
  • 1969-01-25 Irene Castle, English dancer (b. 1887)
  • 1969-05-04 Osbert Sitwell, English writer (b. 1892)
  • 1969-06-13 Martita Hunt, Argentine-born English actress (Great Expectations), dies at 69
  • 1969-07-03 Brian Jones [Lewis Brian Hopkin Jones], English musician (Rolling Stones), drowns to death at 27

Person of interestCecil Frank Powell

1969-08-09 Cecil Frank Powell, English physicist who discovered pion (pi-meson), a subatomic particle (Nobel 1950), dies at 65

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Cecil Frank Powell
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Cecil Frank Powell
  • 1969-08-14 Leonard Sidney Woolf, English publisher/writer, dies at 88
  • 1969-09-27 Violet Farebrother, English actress (Downhill, Easy Virtue), dies at 81
  • 1970-01-29 B. H. Liddell Hart, English military historian and publicist (The Rommel Papers), dies at 74
  • 1970-01-30 Malcolm Keen, British actor ( The Lodger, The Manxman, The Murder Party), dies at 82
  • 1970-05-17 Nigel M Balchin, English author (My Executioner), dies at 61

Person of interestE. M. Forster

1970-06-07 E. M. Forster, English writer and novelist (Maurice, Passage to India), dies at 91

Writer and Novelist E. M. Forster
Writer and Novelist
E. M. Forster
  • 1970-07-07 Allen Lane [Williams], English publisher (Penguin Books), dies at 67
  • 1970-07-07 Dame Laura Knight, English impressionist artist, dies at 92
  • 1970-07-29 John G B Barbirolli, English conductor/composer, dies at 70
  • 1970-12-08 Christopher K Ingold, English chemist, dies at 77
  • 1970-12-31 Cyril M Scott, English composer/author (Alchemist), dies at 91
  • 1971-01-13 Robert Still, English composer, dies at 60
  • 1971-05-15 Sir Tyrone Guthrie, British actor, producer, writer and director, dies at 70
  • 1971-06-10 Michael Rennie, English actor (Day the Earth Stood Still), dies at 61
  • 1971-07-03 Renie Riano, English-born American actress dies after long illness at 71
  • 1972-01-15 Margaret "Daisy" Ashford, British child author who wrote "The Young Visiters" (Mister Salteena's Plan) aged 9, dies at 90
  • 1972-03-01 Violet Trefusis, English writer and socialite who had a famous affair with writer Vita Sackville-West, dies at 77
  • 1972-05-22 Margaret Rutherford, English actress (Murder Ahoy, VIP's), dies at 80

Person of interestLouis Leakey

1972-10-01 Louis Leakey, Kenyan paleoanthropologist and archaeologist (Olduvai Gorge), dies at 68

Archaeologist and paleoanthropologist Louis Leakey
Archaeologist and paleoanthropologist
Louis Leakey
  • 1973-03-26 Noel Coward, English playwright (Private Letters), dies at 73
  • 1973-06-18 Roger Delgado, English actor (Doctor Who, Agent 8 3/4, Hot Enough for June), dies in a road accident at 55
  • 1973-06-30 Nancy Mitford, English author (Love in a Cold Climate), one of the Mitford sisters, dies of cancer at 68