English History (Part 16)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1501 - 1,600 of 4,663

  • 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, English race walker (Olympic bronze 50k 1952; oldest Olympic medal-winning athlete; 48 years and 115 days), born in Melton Mowbray, England (d. 1984)
  • 1900-04-19 Richard Hughes, English writer (Fiction as Truth), born in Weybridge, Surrey (d. 1976)
  • 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)
  • 1900-06-06 Lester Matthews, English actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood), born in Nottingham, England (d. 1965)
  • 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 & actress (Bitter Sweet, Merry Widow), born in London, England (d. 1996)
  • 1900-08-03 Ernie Pyle, American journalist and war correspondent during WW II (Pulitzer Prize 1944), born in Dana, Indiana (d. 1945)

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)
  • 1900-12-17 Mary Cartwright, English mathematician, born in Aynho, United Kingdom (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 player (World Champion 1927-40, 1946), born in Whitwell, Derbyshire (d. 1978)
  • 1901-06-01 John Van Druten, English playwright (I Remember Mama, I am a Camera), 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, British educator and spelling reformer (Alphabets and Reading: The Initial Teaching Alphabet) (d. 1985)
  • 1901-08-23 Cecil Rolph Hewitt, English journalist and policeman, born in London (d. 1994)
  • 1901-09-17 Francis Chichester, English aviator and sailor (Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire), born in Barnstaple, Devon, England (d. 1972)
  • 1901-10-13 Edward Chapman, British actor (Things to Come, Promoter, Rembrandt), born in Harrogate, Yorkshire (d. 1977)
  • 1901-11-17 Joyce Wethered, British golfer (English Ladies' champion 1920–24), born in London, England (d. 1997)
  • 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), born in London, United Kingdom (d. 1989)
  • 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, German-British art historian (The Buildings of England), born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1983)
  • 1902-02-21 Arthur D Nock, English/American 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, British composer (Troilus & Cressida; Wise Virgins), born in Oldham, Lancashire, England (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 (1st female MP for Welsh - Carmarthen), born in Criccieth, Caernarfonshire, Wales (d. 1966)
  • 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)
  • 1902-09-20 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 and founder of Penguin Books, born in Bristol, England (d. 1970)
  • 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
  • 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 (d. 1988)
  • 1903-01-10 Barbara Hepworth, British abstract sculptor & 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], English-born American actor, comedian and entertainer, born in London (d. 2003)

Entertainer and TV Personality Bob Hope
Entertainer and TV Personality
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, born in Hampstead, London (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
Aviator
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 (Civilisation), born in London, England (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)
  • 1903-10-28 Evelyn Waugh, English author (Brideshead Revisited, Scoop), born in London, England (d. 1966)
  • 1903-11-11 Thomas Allibone, English physicist (Manhattan Project, high-voltage particle acceleration), born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England (d. 2003)
  • 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, English photographer, born in Hampstead, United Kingdom (d. 1980)

Person of interestCary Grant

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)

Actor Cary Grant
Actor
Cary Grant
  • 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)

  • 1904-05-06 Catherine Lacey, British actress (Sorcerors), born in London, England (d. 1979)
  • 1904-05-19 Anthony Bushell, British actor (Journey's End, A Night to Remember), born in Kent, England (d. 1997)
  • 1904-05-24 Patrick Johnson, English physicist (d. 1996)
  • 1904-07-04 Angela Baddeley, English actress (Ghost Train, Tom Jones), born in London, England (d. 1976)
  • 1904-07-05 Harold Acton, English-Italian historian and art collector, born in Villa La Pietra, Florence, Italy (d. 1994)
  • 1904-07-05 Josephine Wilson, British actress (The Lady Vanishes, We Dive at Dawn), born in Bromley, England (d. 1990)
  • 1904-07-06 Robert Whitney, American conductor (Sospiro do Roma), born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (d. 1986)
  • 1904-08-04 Joe Tate, English footballer, born in Old Hill, Cradley Heath, England (d. 1973)
  • 1904-08-26 Christopher Isherwood, English novelist (Goodbye to Berlin), born in High Lane, Cheshire (d. 1986)
  • 1904-09-19 Bergen Evans, American professor of English ($64,000 Question), born in Franklin, Ohio (d. 1978)
  • 1904-09-30 Frank Lawton, British actor (Devil Doll, Invisible Ray), born in London, England (d. 1969)
  • 1904-09-30 Ralph Forbes [Taylor], British screen and stage actor (Romeo and Juliet; Piccadilly Jim; Daniel Boone), born in Wandsworth, London, England (d. 1951)

Person of interestGraham Greene

1904-10-02 [Henry] Graham Greene, English novelist (Brighton Rock, The Power and the Glory), born in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire (d. 1991)

  • 1904-10-13 Wilfred Pickles, British actor (Billy Liar, Gay Dog), born in Halifax, Yorkshire, England (d. 1978)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1501 - 1,600 of 2,342

  • 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
  • 1960-05-12 Cecil Armstrong Gibbs, English composer, dies at 70
  • 1960-06-27 Lottie Dod, British all-round athlete (Wimbledon 1887-88, 1891-93), dies at 88
  • 1960-09-27 Sylvia Pankhurst, English feminist and suffragette, 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 Ireland, English composer and 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

Person of interestT. H. White

1964-01-17 T. H. White, English novelist (England Have My Bones) and author of the King Arthur novels, dies of heart failure at 57

Author T. H. White
Author
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, dies at 83
  • 1964-11-28 Jan Fabricius, Dutch/English playwright (Dolle Hans), dies at 93
  • 1964-12-09 Edith Sitwell, English poet and 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, British journalist and broadcaster, dies at 52
  • 1966-03-07 Mike Millward, English musician (The Fourmost), dies of leukaemia at 23
  • 1966-04-02 C. S. Forester, English historical novelist (Horatio Hornblower), dies at 66
  • 1966-05-14 Megan Lloyd George, English politician (1st female MP for Welsh - Carmarthen), 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; Wimbledon 1895-96, 98, 1901, 08), 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 (100 Hours to Suez), dies at 61
  • 1967-06-12 Bombardier Billy Wells [William Thomas Wells], English heavyweight boxer (Lionsdale Belt, 1911), dies at 79
  • 1967-07-21 Pierre Kemp, Dutch poet (English paint box), dies at 80
  • 1967-08-09 Joe Orton, EBritish actor and dramatist (Prick Up Your Ears), is murdered by his partner Kenneth Halliwell at 34
  • 1967-09-01 Siegfried Sassoon, English poet and 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, British pianist, dies at 71
  • 1968-05-01 Harold Nicolson, English diplomat and author (Good Behaviour), 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, American vaudeville, stage, and screen dancer, and animal rights activist, dies at 75
  • 1969-05-04 Osbert Sitwell, English writer (Out of the Flame), dies at 76
  • 1969-06-13 Martita Hunt, Argentine-born English actress (Great Expectations), dies at 69
  • 1969-07-03 Brian Jones, British blues and rock guitarist, organist and sitar player (Rolling Stones, 1962-69), drowns in his swimming pool 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 Woolf, English author and husband of Virginia Woolf, 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 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, English publisher and founder of Penguin Books, dies at 67
  • 1970-07-07 Dame Laura Knight, English impressionist artist, dies at 92
  • 1970-07-29 John Barbirolli, English conductor (NY Philharmonic Orchestra), dies at 70
  • 1970-12-08 Christopher Kelk Ingold, English chemist (Cahn–Ingold–Prelog priority rules), dies at 77
  • 1970-12-31 Cyril Scott, English composer and 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, British actor (The 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 & 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, British paleoanthropologist and archaeologist (Olduvai Gorge), dies at 68

Archaeologist and Paleoanthropologist Louis Leakey
Archaeologist and Paleoanthropologist
Louis Leakey

Person of interestNoël Coward

1973-03-26 Noël Coward, English playwright (Hay Fever, Private Lives), director (In Which We Serve-1942 Academy Award), actor and singer, dies of heart failure at 73

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward
  • 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
  • 1973-07-29 Roger Williamson, English racing driver (b. 1948)
  • 1973-10-06 Dennis Price, English actor (Kind Hearts and Coronets, Separate Tables), dies at 58 (b. 1915)
  • 1973-11-26 John Rostill, English rocker (The Shadows), electrocuted at 31
  • 1973-12-13 Henry Green, English author (b. 1905)

Person of interestSamuel Goldwyn

1974-01-31 Samuel Goldwyn, Polish English American film magnate (MGM), dies of natural causes at 91

Hollywood Mogul Samuel Goldwyn
Hollywood Mogul
Samuel Goldwyn
  • 1974-06-10 Henry WFA, English duke of Gloucester, baron Culloden, dies at 74

Person of interestJames Chadwick

1974-07-24 James Chadwick, English physicist (Nobel 1935, discovered neutron), dies at 82

Physicist James Chadwick
Physicist
James Chadwick
  • 1974-11-26 Cyril Connolly, English intellectual (b. September 10, 1903)
  • 1975-01-08 John Gregson, British actor (Gideon CID, The Longest Day, Shirley's World), dies from a heart attack at 55
  • 1975-02-13 Eric Harding Thiman, English composer, dies at 74
  • 1975-02-14 Julian S. Huxley, English biologist, 1st director-general of UNESCO, dies at 87
  • 1975-02-14 P. G. Wodehouse, English-American writer (Bertie Wooster novels), dies at 93
  • 1975-03-27 Arthur Bliss, English composer (Olympians), dies at 83
  • 1975-04-23 William Hartnell, English actor (first Doctor in Dr Who), dies at 67
  • 1975-05-20 Dame Barbara Hepworth, English sculptor, dies in fire at 72