English History (Part 17)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1601 - 1,700 of 4,663

  • 1904-10-20 Anna Neagle, English actress (London Melody, Nurse Edith Cavell), born in London, England (d. 1986)
  • 1904-11-08 Cedric Belfrage, English writer and journalist (co-founder of National Guardian), born in Marylebone, London (d. 1990)
  • 1904-11-28 Nancy Mitford, English author (Love in a Cold Climate), one of the Mitford sisters, born in London (d. 1973)
  • 1905-01-02 Michael Kemp Tippett, English composer/conductor (A Child of Our Time), born in London (d. 1998)
  • 1905-01-11 John Henry Jacques, Northumberland, England, co-operative retailer
  • 1905-01-15 Torin Thatcher, British actor (Houdini, Isranbul, Lady Godiva), born in Bombay Presidency, British India (d. 1981)
  • 1905-02-04 Hylda Baker, English comedy actress, born in Farnworth, Lancashire, England (d. 1986)
  • 1905-02-18 Queenie Leonard, British actress, born in London, England (d. 2002)
  • 1905-02-24 Eric Boyland, English biochemist (Cancer research), born in Manchester (d. 2002)
  • 1905-03-09 Peter C. Quennell, English biographer and critic (Byron in Italy), born in Bickley, Kent (d. 1993)
  • 1905-03-09 Rex Warner, English poet and writer (Wild Goose Chase), born in Birmingham (d. 1986)
  • 1905-03-10 Richard Haydn, British actor (The Sound of Music, Alice in Wonderland), born in Camberwell, London, England (d. 1985)

Person of interestRobert Donat

1905-03-18 Robert Donat, English actor (Goodbye Mr Chips, Citadel), born in Manchester, England (d. 1958)

  • 1905-03-30 Albert Pierrepoint, last and longest serving British executioner (est. 433-608 executed), born in Clayton, West Riding of Yorkshire (d. 1992)
  • 1905-05-31 Florence Desmond, English actress and comedian, born in Islington, London (d. 1993)
  • 1905-06-01 Robert Newton, British actor (Treasure Island, Henry V, Around the World in 80 Days), born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, England (d. 1956)
  • 1905-06-05 John Abbott, British actor (The Jungle Book, Gigi, Smogasboard), born in London, England (d. 1996)
  • 1905-07-12 Prince John of the United Kingdom, youngest son of English King George V, born in York Cottage, Sandringham (d. 1919)
  • 1905-07-19 Boyd Neel, English conductor (Story of an Orchestra), born in Blackheath, London (d. 1981)
  • 1905-08-04 Michael Scott Montague Fordham, English child psychiatrist and Jungian analyst, born in Kensington, London (d. 1995)
  • 1905-08-09 Leo Genn, British lawyer and actor (Mourning Becomes Electra, Moby Dick, Affair in Monte Carlo), born in London, England (d. 1978)
  • 1905-08-23 Leonard Constant Lambert, English composer (King Pest), born in Fulham, London (d. 1951)
  • 1905-09-30 Michael Powell, English director, screenwriter, producer (Red Shoes), born in Bekesbourne, England (d. 1990)
  • 1905-10-15 Charles P. Snow, English novelist (Death Under Sail, Strangers and Brothers) and physical chemist, born in Leicester, England (d. 1980)
  • 1905-12-01 Ida Carroll, English musician and administrator, (d. 1995)
  • 1905-12-11 Robert Henriques, English writer (100 Hours to Suez) (d. 1967)
  • 1905-12-21 Anthony Powell, English novelist (Infants of Spring), born in Westminster, United Kingdom (d. 2000)
  • 1905-12-31 Jule Styne, English songwriter & composer (1954 Acad Award, 1968 Tony), born in London, United Kingdom (d. 1994)
  • 1906-01-06 Benedict Vilakazi, South African Zulu poet & educator (Zulu-English Dictionary), born in KwaDukuza, Natal (d. 1947)
  • 1906-01-16 Diana Wynyard, British actress (Cavalcade), born in London, England (d. 1964)
  • 1906-01-19 Lillian Harvey [Pape], British actress (Invitation to the Waltz; Congress Dance), born in London, England (d. 1968)
  • 1906-01-22 Joe Gladwin, British actor (Nearest and Dearest, No Hard Feelings), born in Salford, Lancashire, England (d. 1987)
  • 1906-02-26 Madeleine Carroll, British actress (39 Steps, Secret Agent), born in West Bromwich, West Midlands, England (d. 1987)
  • 1906-02-27 H Algernon F "Algy" Rumbold, English diplomat (South Africa/Tibet)
  • 1906-03-03 Donald Novis, British-American singer and actor (Monte Carlo; The Singing Plumber), born in Hastings, East Sussex, England (d. 1966)
  • 1906-03-16 Henny Youngman, American comedian and violinist ("Take my wife ... please"), born in London, England (d. 1998)

Person of interestA. J. P. Taylor

1906-03-25 A.J.P Taylor [Alan John Percival], English historian (The Struggle for Mastery in Europe 1848–1918, Origins of the Second World War), born in Southport, England (d. 1990)

Historian A. J. P. Taylor
Historian
A. J. P. Taylor
  • 1906-03-29 E. Power Biggs, English organist and composer (CBS), born in Westcliff-on-Sea, England (d. 1977)
  • 1906-04-03 Kathleen Tillotson, Emeritus Professor of English (Bedford College), born in Berwick-upon-Tweed (d. 2001)
  • 1906-04-05 Guy Clutton-Brock, English social worker (declared as national hero in Zimbabwe), born in Northwood, Middlesex (d. 1995)
  • 1906-04-10 Kathleen Major, British historian and principal (St Hilda's College, England), born in Lincolnshire (d. 2001)
  • 1906-05-04 Esmond Knight, British actor (Hamlet, Sleeping Murder), born in East Sheen, England (dd. 1987)

Person of interestT. H. White

1906-05-29 T. H. White, English novelist (England Have My Bones) and author of the King Arthur novels,, born in Bombay, British India (d. 1964)

Author T. H. White
Author
T. H. White
  • 1906-06-22 Richard Fanshawe, English equestrian 3 day eventing (Olympic bronze 1936)
  • 1906-06-27 Catherine Cookson, English novelist (Bannaman Legacy), born in Jarrow, Durham, England (d. 1998)
  • 1906-06-28 Nancy Mayhew Youngman, English painter and educationalist, born in Maidstone, England (d. 1995)
  • 1906-08-01 William Hayter, British diplomat and Ambassador to the Soviet Union (1953-57), born in Oxford, England (d. 1995)
  • 1906-08-18 Andre Van Gyseghem, English actor (Search for the Nile), born in Eltham, Kent, England (d. 1979)
  • 1906-08-28 John Betjeman, poet (Mount Zion) and English Poet Laureate (1972-1984), born in London (d. 1984)
  • 1906-09-11 Roye England, creator and founder President of the Pendon Museum of Miniature Landscape and Transport, born in Perth, Australia (d. 1995)
  • 1906-09-21 Derrick De Marney, British actor (The Girl Was Young, Inheritance), born in London, England (d. 1978)
  • 1906-09-27 William Empson, English poet and critic (Milton's God), born in Hawdon, Yorkshire, England (d. 1984)
  • 1906-10-09 John Dalrymple, 13th earl of Stair, Lord-Lieutenant of Wigtownshire (1961-83)
  • 1906-10-14 Benita Hume, British actress (Tarzan Escapes, High Treason, Halls of Ivy), born in London, England (d. 1967)
  • 1906-11-13 Hermione Baddeley, British actress (Camp Runamuck, Maude, Good Life), born in Broseley, England (d. 1986)
  • 1906-11-30 Marina, princess of Greece/Denmark/husband of English prince George
  • 1906-12-14 Guy Middleton, British actor (Oh! What a Lovely War, Laughter in Paradise), born in Hove, East Sussex, England (d. 1973)
  • 1906-12-30 Carol Reed, English motion picture director (3rd Man, Oliver!), born in London, England (d. 1976)
  • 1907-01-22 Dixie Dean, English soccer striker (16 caps; Everton), born in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England (d. 1980)
  • 1907-01-28 Henry Cotton, English golfer (British Open 1934, 1937, 1948), born in Holmes Chapel, Cheshire (d. 1987)
  • 1907-03-11 Jessie Matthews, British actress (Gangway, First a Girl), born in London, England (d. 1981)
  • 1907-03-12 Arthur Hewlett, British actor (The Pied Piper), born in Southampton, England (d. 1997)
  • 1907-03-18 Betty Compton [Violet Halling Compton], British actress (Too Many Millions), born in Isle of Wight, England (d. 1944)
  • 1907-04-03 Isaac Deutscher, Polish-English historian (Stalin/Trotsky biography), born in Chrzanów, Poland (d. 1967)
  • 1907-04-11 Ivor Spencer-Thomas, English farmer, entrepreneur and inventor, born in Llanymynech, Powys (d. 2001)
  • 1907-04-14 Phyllis Konstam, British actress (Murder, Skin Game), born in London, England (d. 1976)
  • 1907-04-15 Gerald Abrahams, English author (Teach Yourself Chess), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1980)
  • 1907-04-19 Alan Wheatley, British actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood), born in Tolworth, Surrey, England (d. 1991)
  • 1907-05-05 Kenneth Muir, English scholar, born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1907-05-12 Leslie Charteris, English/US detective writer (Enter the Saint)
  • 1907-05-13 Daphne du Maurier, English writer (Rebecca, Parasites)
  • 1907-05-18 Clifford Curzon, pianist (MacFarren Gold Medal), born in London, England

Person of interestLaurence Olivier

1907-05-22 Laurence Olivier, English actor (Rebecca, Hamlet, Jazz Singer), born in Dorking, Surrey (d. 1989)

  • 1907-06-01 Sir Frank Whittle, English RAF engineer air officer and inventor of the turbojet engine, born in Coventry, England (d. 1996)
  • 1907-06-04 Patience Strong [Winifred Emma May], English poet and journalist, born in Catford, London (d. 1990)
  • 1907-06-27 Valerie Cossart, British actress (Hartmans), born in London, England (d. 1994)
  • 1907-07-23 Elspeth Huxley, English author (The Flame Trees of Thika and The Mottled Lizard), born in London (d. 1997)
  • 1907-08-18 Cecilia Grace Hunt Reeves Gillie, Executive (BBC), born in Sheppey, Kent, England (d. 1996)
  • 1907-08-22 Cyril Astley Clarke, British physician and geneticist, born in Leicester, England (d. 2000)
  • 1907-08-25 Desmond Flower, English publisher, born in London (d. 1997)
  • 1907-09-26 Ralph Michael, British actor (Quest, Doctor in the House), born in London (d. 1994)
  • 1907-09-29 Michael Shepley, British actor (Squibs, Dick & the Duchess), born in Plymouth, Devon, England (d. 1961)
  • 1907-10-01 Barbara Morrison, English actress (Project Moonbase), born in Weston-Super-Mare (d. 1992)
  • 1907-10-31 Helen Lessore, English artist, born in London (d. 1994)
  • 1907-11-10 John Moore, English author (Portrait of Elmbury, Brensham Village and The Blue Field), born in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England (d. 1967)
  • 1907-11-22 Bernard Naylor, English Canadian composer, born in Cambridge, England (d. 1986)
  • 1907-12-10 Rumer Godden, English author (Thursday's Children), born in Eastbourne, Sussex, England (d. 1998)
  • 1907-12-12 Roy Douglas, English composer and arranger (Tomorrow We Live-At Dawn We Die), born in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent (d. 2015)
  • 1907-12-18 Christopher Fry, playwright (Ring Around the Moon), born in Bristol, England
  • 1907-12-22 Peggy Ashcroft [Dame Edith Margaret Emily Ashcroft], British actress (Dear Brutus, Happy Days), born in Croydon, Surrey, England (d. 1991)
  • 1908-01-08 William Hartnell, English actor (first Doctor in Doctor Who, Jackpot), born in London (d. 1975)
  • 1908-01-10 Bernard Lee, British actor (M in James Bond movies, Fallen Idol, Dr No), born in London, England (d. 1981)
  • 1908-01-25 Lord Iliffe, English publisher (Coventry Evening Telegraph/Autocar), born in Coventry, United Kingdom (d. 1960)
  • 1908-01-26 Jill Esmond, English actress, born in London, England (d. 1990)
  • 1908-01-30 Richard Hearne, British actor (Tons of Trouble, The Time of His Life), born in Norwich, England (d. 1979)
  • 1908-02-22 Sir John Mills, British actor (Ryan's Daughter, Big Sleep, King Rat, War & Peace), born in North Elmham, Norfolk, England (d. 2005)
  • 1908-03-01 Terence De Marney, British actor (Lorna Doone; Doctor Who; The Immortal Gentleman), born in London, England (d. 1971)

Person of interestRex Harrison

1908-03-05 Rex Harrison, English actor (My Fair Lady, Dr Doolittle), born in Huyton, England (d. 1990)

  • 1908-03-20 Michael Redgrave, British actor (Browning Version, Lady Vanishes), born in Bristol (d. 1985)
  • 1908-03-25 Bridget D'Oyly Carte, British theater & hotel director, born in London, England (d. 1985)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1601 - 1,700 of 2,342

  • 1975-07-04 Georgette Heyer, English novelist (Friday's Child), dies at 71

Person of interestArnold J. Toynbee

1975-10-22 Arnold J. Toynbee, English historian (A Study of History), dies at 86

  • 1976-01-29 Michael Gwynn, English actor (Dunkirk, Barabbas, Cleopatra), dies of a heart attack at 59
  • 1976-02-22 Michael Polany, Hungarians/English chemist/sociologist, dies at 84
  • 1976-04-25 Carol Reed, English film director (Agony & Ecstasy, Oliver!), dies at 69
  • 1976-10-14 Edith Evans, English actress (Tom Jones, Scrooge, Chalk Garden), dies at 88
  • 1977-03-10 E. Power Biggs, English organist and composer (CBS), dies at 70
  • 1977-06-03 Archibald Vivian Hill, English physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1886)
  • 1977-06-25 Lady Olave Baden-Powell, English founder of the Girl Guides, dies at 88
  • 1977-08-13 Henry Williamson, English author (Tarka the Otter), dies
  • 1977-09-13 Leopold Stokowski, British conductor (Philadelphia Orchestra, Disney's Fantasia), dies of a heart attack at 95
  • 1977-10-15 Ralph Truman, British actor (Henry V, Treasure Island, Web of Evidence), dies at 77
  • 1977-11-14 Richard Addinsell, English composer (Alice in Wonderland), dies at 73
  • 1978-01-11 Michael Bates, English actor (Clockwork Orange, Salt & Pepper), dies at 57
  • 1978-01-18 Walter H. Thompson, English Scotland Yard detective, bodyguard of Winston Churchill (b. 1890)
  • 1978-02-04 Bergen Evans, American professor of English ($64,000 Question), dies at 73
  • 1978-04-03 Ray Noble, English bandleader, comedian and actor (The Very Thought of You), dies at 74
  • 1978-05-28 Arthur Brough, English actor (b. 1905)
  • 1978-07-10 Joe Davis, English snooker player (World Champion 1927-40, 1946), dies at 77
  • 1978-10-22 John Riley, English poet (murdered) (b. 1937)

Person of interestSid Vicious

1979-02-02 Sid Vicious [John Simon Ritchie], English musician and bassist (Sex Pistols), dies of a heroin overdose at 21

Musician Sid Vicious
Musician
Sid Vicious
  • 1979-02-28 Jane Hylton [Audrey Gwendolene Clark], British actress (Adv of Sir Lancelot, Daybreak), dies of a heart attack at 52
  • 1979-03-23 Ted Anderson, English footballer (b. 1911)
  • 1979-07-16 Alfred Deller, English countertenor (b. 1912)
  • 1979-07-28 Charles Shadwell, English conductor and bandleader (b. 1898)
  • 1979-10-13 Rebecca Clarke, British-American violist and classical composer (Morpheus), dies at 93
  • 1980-01-11 Barbara Pym, English novelist (b. 1913)
  • 1980-01-25 Queenie Watts [Mary Spenton], British singer and actress (Up the Junction, Holiday on the Buses), dies at 56
  • 1980-02-17 Graham Sutherland, English artist (official WWII war artist), dies at 76
  • 1980-03-01 Dixie Dean, English soccer striker (16 caps; Everton), dies from a heart attack at 73

Person of interestAlfred Hitchcock

1980-04-29 Alfred Hitchcock, English director (Psycho, Birds, Rear Window), dies of renal failure at 80

  • 1980-05-18 Ian Curtis, English rock vocalist (Joy Division), commits suicide at 23
  • 1980-06-18 Terence Fisher, English film director (Hammer Films), dies at 76

Person of interestPeter Sellers

1980-07-24 Peter Sellers, English actor and comedian (The Goon Show, Pink Panther), dies at 54

Actor and Comedian Peter Sellers
Actor and Comedian
Peter Sellers
  • 1980-08-23 Norman Shelley, English radio actor (Churchill's Speech), dies at 77

Person of interestJohn Bonham

1980-09-25 John Bonham, English rock drummer (Led Zeppelin), dies from asphyxiation after heavy alcohol intake at 32

Drummer John Bonham
Drummer
John Bonham
  • 1980-10-27 Steve Peregrin Took, English musician (Tyrannosaurus Rex), dies of a drug overdose at 31
  • 1980-11-16 Imogen Hassall, English actress (Countess of Cleavage-Carry on Loving), suicide at 37
  • 1981-01-16 Bernard Lee, British actor (M in James Bond movies, Fallen Idol, Dr No), dies at 73
  • 1981-02-26 Robert Aickman, English writer and conservationist (co-founding the Inland Waterways Association), dies at 66
  • 1981-03-26 Cyril Dean Darlington, English biologist and geneticist who discovered the mechanics of chromosomal crossover and its role in inheritance and evolution, dies at 77
  • 1981-05-23 Rayner Heppenstall, English novelist (The Blaze of Noon), dies at 70
  • 1981-09-03 Alec Waugh, English novelist (Island in the Sun), died after suffering a stroke at 83
  • 1981-09-15 Harold Bennett, English actor (b. 1899)
  • 1981-11-02 Kenneth Oakley, English Anthropologist, Palaeontologist, and Geologist whose method for the relative dating of fossils using fluorine content was instrumental in exposing the Piltdown Man hoax, dies at 70
  • 1981-12-13 Cornelius Cardew, British composer (Scratch Orchestra), dies in a hit and run accident at 45
  • 1982-02-06 Ben Nicholson, English painter & sculptor (Circle), dies at 87
  • 1982-03-09 Richard A Butler, England, min of Finance, dies at 79
  • 1982-04-25 Celia Johnson, English actress (Brief Encounter, Happy Breed), dies at 73
  • 1982-07-29 Richard Gale, English general and airborne commander (Normandy), dies at 86
  • 1982-08-02 Cathleen Nesbitt, English actress (Separate Tables), dies at 93
  • 1982-09-01 Clifford M Curzon, England, pianist, dies at 75
  • 1982-09-10 Max Winders, Belgian architect (WWII), responsible for bringing the Belgian gold stock, dies at 100
  • 1982-10-08 Philip Noel-Baker, British politician and disarmament advocate (Nobel 1959), dies at 92
  • 1982-11-13 Dorothy [Little-]Round, England, tennis star (Never on Sunday), dies
  • 1982-12-16 Colin Chapman, English engineer and automobile manufacturer, founder of Lotus Cars, dies at 54
  • 1983-01-28 Billy Fury [Ronald Wycherley], English singer ("When Will You Say I Love You"; "Halfway To Paradise"), and actor (That'll Be The Day), dies at 42 of heart failure
  • 1983-03-08 William T Walton, English composer (Belhazzar's feast), dies at 80
  • 1983-03-15 Rebecca West, English writer (b. 1892)
  • 1983-03-18 Kenneth E. Boulding, English economist (b. 1910)
  • 1983-03-31 Stephen Murray, English actor (Guilty, Silent Dust, Master Spy), dies at 70
  • 1983-05-21 Kenneth Clark, English art historian (Civilisation), dies at 79

Person of interestRalph Richardson

1983-10-10 Sir Ralph Richardson, English actor (Richard III), dies at 80

Person of interestBetty Nuthall

1983-11-08 Betty Nuthall, English tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1930), dies of a coronary arrest at 72

Tennis Player Betty Nuthall
Tennis Player
Betty Nuthall
  • 1983-11-19 Tom Evans, English rock musician (Badfinger), commits suicide at 36
  • 1984-02-03 Ravindra Mhatre, Indian diplomat, murdered at 48 by Kashmiri terrorists in Birmingham, England
  • 1984-02-29 Roland Culver, English actor (Thunderball), dies of heart problems at 83
  • 1984-03-07 Paul Rotha, English director (b. 1907)
  • 1984-03-12 Arnold Ridley, English playwright and actor, dies at 88
  • 1984-03-30 Peter Yarrall, strongest Englishman/weighed 826 lb (374.7 kg), dies
  • 1984-04-20 Mabel Mercer, English born singer who influenced Frank Sinatra (Fly Me to the Moon), dies at 84
  • 1984-05-19 John Betjeman, poet (Mount Zion) and English Poet Laureate (1972-1984), dies at 77
  • 1984-06-05 Frederick Stratten Russell, English marine biologist (plankton life history and long-term changes in marine ecosystems), dies at 86
  • 1984-08-14 John Boynton Priestley, English, stagewriter (Magicians), dies at 89
  • 1984-10-14 Martin Ryle, English radio astronomer, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics (b. 1918)

Person of interestPaul Dirac

1984-10-20 Paul Dirac, English physicist (quantum electrodynamics, Nobel 1933), dies at 82

Theoretical Physicist and Nobel Laureate Paul Dirac
Theoretical Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Paul Dirac
  • 1984-12-08 Razzle [Nicholas Dingley], British drummer (Hanoi Rocks), dies at 24
  • 1984-12-15 Lennard Pearce, British actor (Only Fools and Horses....), dies of a heart attack at 69
  • 1985-01-04 Brian Gwynne Horrocks, English lt-general (A Full Life), dies at 89
  • 1985-02-06 James Hadley Chase, English writer (b. 1906)
  • 1985-02-07 Matt Monro [Terence Parsons], English pop singer ("Softly As I Leave You"), dies from liver cancer at 54
  • 1985-02-28 David Byron [Garrick], British vocalist and songwriter (Uriah Heep), dies of alcohol-related complications at 38
  • 1985-02-28 Ray Ellington, English singer (b. 1916)
  • 1985-04-05 Arthur Negus, English antiques expert and broadcaster (Antiques Roadshow), dies at 82
  • 1985-06-01 Richard Greene, English composer and actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood), dies at 67
  • 1985-08-30 Taylor Caldwell [Janet Miriam Holland Taylor Caldwell], Anglo-American novelist (Dynasty of Death, Dear and Glorious Physician), dies at 84
  • 1985-12-02 Philip Larkin, English poet and writer (North Ship, Jill), dies at 63
  • 1985-12-07 Robert Graves, English writer and poet (King Jesus), dies at 90
  • 1986-01-04 Christopher Isherwood, English novelist (Lions & Shadows), dies at 81
  • 1986-04-03 Peter Pears, English tenor (Death in Venice), dies at 75
  • 1986-05-01 Hylda Baker, English comedy actress (b. 1905)
  • 1986-05-20 Bernard Naylor, English Canadian composer, dies at 78
  • 1986-06-03 Anna Neagle, English actress (London Melody, Nurse Edith Cavell), dies at 81
  • 1986-08-31 Henry Moore, English artist and sculptor (known for Three Piece Sculpture: Vertebrae), dies at 88
  • 1986-09-17 Patricia "Pat" Phoenix, British actress (Coronation Street, L Shaped Room), dies of lung cancer at 62
  • 1986-10-05 James H. Wilkinson, English mathematician (b. 1919)
  • 1987-01-10 Sir David Robinson, English philanthropist and entrepreneur (b. 1904)
  • 1987-01-11 Albert Ferber, Swiss-English pianist (b. 1911)
  • 1987-01-19 Gerald Brenan, English writer, dies at 92
  • 1987-02-27 Joan Greenwood, British actress and director (Kind Hearts and Coronets, Amorous Mr Prawn), dies of a heart attack at 65