English History (Part 17)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1601 - 1,700 of 4,813

  • 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)
  • 1904-06-02 Frank Runacres, English artist (d. 1
  • 1904-07-04 Angela Baddeley, actress (Ghost Train, Tom Jones), born in London, England
  • 1904-07-05 Harold Acton, English/Italian historian/art collector
  • 1904-07-05 Josephine Wilson, British actress (The Lady Vanishes, We Dive at Dawn), boern in Bromley, England (d. 1990)
  • 1904-07-06 Robert Whitney, Newcastle-on-Tyne England, conductor (Sospiro do Roma)
  • 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, Ohio, English professor ($64,000 Question)
  • 1904-09-30 Frank Lawton, British actor (Devil Doll, Invisible Ray), born in London, England (d. 1969)

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)
  • 1904-10-20 Anna Neagle, English actress (London Melody, Nurse Edith Cavell), born in London, England (d. 1986)
  • 1904-11-08 Cedric Belfrage English-born writer (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)
  • 1905-01-26 Marquess of Bath, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • 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, English executioner (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 John C F, son of English King George V
  • 1905-07-19 Boyd Neel, Blackheath, conductor (Story of an Orchestra), born in Kent, England
  • 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, composer (King Pest), born in London, England
  • 1905-09-30 Michael Powell, English director, screen writer, producer (Red Shoes), born in Bekesbourne, England (d. 1990)
  • 1905-09-30 Ralph Forbes, English actor (Romeo & Juliet, Daniel Boone), born in London, England (d. 1951)
  • 1905-10-15 Charles P Snow, English novelist/scientist (Death Under Sail)
  • 1905-12-01 Ida Carroll, English musician and administrator, (d. 1995)
  • 1905-12-11 Robert Henriques, English writer (d. 1967)
  • 1905-12-21 Anthony Powell, English novelist (Infants of Spring)
  • 1905-12-31 Jule Styne, England, songwriter/composer (1954 Acad Award, 1968 Tony)
  • 1906-01-06 Benedict Vilakazi, South Africa, poet/educator (Zulu-English Dictionary)
  • 1906-01-16 Diana Wynyard, British actress (Cavalcade), born in London, England (d. 1964)
  • 1906-01-19 Lilian Harvey, Briths actress (Invitation to the Waltz), 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 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)
  • 1906-05-29 Terence Hanbury White, novelist (England Have My Bones), born in Mumbai, India

Person of interestT. H. White

1906-05-29 T. H. White, English author (King Arthur), born in Bombay, India (d. 1964)

Author T. H. White
Author
T. H. White
  • 1906-06-22 Richard Fanshawe, England, equestion 3 day event (Olympic bronze 1936)
  • 1906-06-27 Catherine Cookson, English novelist (Bannaman Legacy)
  • 1906-06-28 Nancy Mayhew Youngman, English painter and educationalist, born in Maidstone, England (d. 1995)
  • 1906-06-30 Ralph Allen, English footballer (d. 1981)
  • 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, modeller/museum curator
  • 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/critic (Milton's God)
  • 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)
  • 1906-12-16 Lord Margadale, English Conserv parliament leader/large landowner
  • 1906-12-30 Carol Reed, motion picture director (3rd Man, Oliver!), born in London, England (d. 1976)
  • 1907-01-22 Dixie Dean, English footballer (d. 1980)
  • 1907-01-26 Henry Cotton, English golfer (British Open 1934, 1937, 1948)
  • 1907-01-27 Henry Cotton, English golf champion (won 3x British Open)
  • 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, author (Teach Yourself Chess), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1907-04-19 Alan Wheatley, British actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood), born in Tulworth, Surrey, England (d. 1991)
  • 1907-05-05 Kenneth Muir, English scholar
  • 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, English poet and journalist (d. 1990)
  • 1907-06-27 Valerie Cossart, British actress (Hartmans), born in London, England (d. 1994)
  • 1907-07-23 Elspeth Josceline Huxley, English author
  • 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)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1601 - 1,700 of 2,368

  • 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/US 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 scholar/dir-gen (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/conductor (Checkmate), 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
  • 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)
  • 1977-06-19 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), 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, English professor ($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 (b. 1901)
  • 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, English classical composer and violist, 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 footballer (b. 1907)

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 (b. 1904)

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 (b. 1914)
  • 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
  • 1981-05-09 Ralph Allen, English footballer (b. 1906)
  • 1981-05-23 Rayner Heppenstall, English novelist (d. 1911)
  • 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 and 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 N Gale, English general/paracommandant, 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 J Noel-Baker, English minister (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 (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 (b. 1903)

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, dies at 72

Tennis Player Betty Nuthall
Tennis Player
Betty Nuthall
  • 1983-11-19 Tom Evans, English bass guitarist (Badfinger) (b. 1947)
  • 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/US singer (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 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, English Musician and drummer for Hanoi Rocks (b.1960)
  • 1984-12-09 Razzle, English drummer (Hanoi Rocks) (b. 1960)
  • 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, English singer (b. 1932)
  • 1985-02-28 David Byron [Garrick], British vocalist and songwriter (Uriah Heep), dies of alcohol-related complications at 38