English History (Part 18)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1701 - 1,800 of 4,621

  • 1908-05-26 Robert Morley, British actor (Marie Antoinette, The Young Ones, How the Other Half Loves), born in Semley, Wiltshire, England (d. 1992)
  • 1908-05-28 Ian Fleming, English author (James Bond novels), born in London, England (d. 1964)
  • 1908-06-01 Percy Edwards, English entertainer (known for his animal impressions), born in Suffolk, England (d.1996)
  • 1908-06-03 Adele Dixon, American actress (Calling the Tune), born in London, England (d. 1992)
  • 1908-07-14 Chaim Raphael, English Jewish scholar and novelist, born in Middlesbrough (d. 1994)
  • 1908-08-04 Osbert Lancaster, English cartoonist and author (Daily Express), born in London (d. 1986)
  • 1908-08-06 James Lees-Milne, English writer and architectural historian, born in Wickhamford, Worcestershire (d. 1997)
  • 1908-08-21 David Farrar, English actor (Beat Girl, I Accuse, Watusi), born in Forest Gate, London (d. 1995)
  • 1908-10-07 Richard Caldicot, British actor (Horse's Mouth, Strife, Mrs Thursday), born in London, England (d. 1995)
  • 1908-10-09 Harry Hooton, Australian poet, born in Doncaster, Yorkshire, England (d. 1961)
  • 1908-11-02 Reginald Beckwith, English actor (Genevieve, Doctor in Love), born in York, England (d. 1965)
  • 1908-11-20 Alistair Cooke, British-American TV host (Masterpiece Theatre), born in Manchester, England (d. 2004)
  • 1908-11-22 Michael Balfour, English historian, born in Oxford (d. 1995)
  • 1908-12-03 Nigel Balchin, English author (Business for Pleasure), born in Potterne, England (d. 1970)
  • 1908-12-03 Edward Underdown, British actor (Beat the Devil, Thunderball), born in London, England (d. 1989)
  • 1908-12-14 Laurence Naismith, British actor (Diamonds Are Forever, Camelot, Persuaders), born in Thames Ditton, Surrey, England (d. 1992)
  • 1908-12-18 Celia Johnson, English actress (Happy Breed, Brief Encounter), born in Richmond, Surrey (d. 1982)
  • 1908-12-25 Quentin Crisp, English author (d. 1999)
  • 1909-01-11 Marguerite Kelsey, English model/painter (Haunting)
  • 1909-01-24 Ann Todd, English actress (The Paradine Case, Taste of Fear), born in Hartford, England (d. 1993)
  • 1909-02-04 Kenneth W Howell, English Anglican bishop (Chile/Bolivia/Peru)
  • 1909-02-04 Robert Coote, British actor (The Ghost and Mrs. Muir; Scaramouche), born in London, England (d. 1982)
  • 1909-02-09 Heather Angel, British-American actress (Night in Montmartre; The Informer; The Last of the Mohicans; Lifeboat), born in Headington, Oxford, England (d. 1986)
  • 1909-02-25 John Evan "Jasper" Weston-Davies [pen name Berkley Mather], English writer, born in Gloucester (d. 1996)
  • 1909-02-25 Geoffrey Dummer, electronics engineer, first to build integrated circuit / microchip, born in Hull England (d. 2002)
  • 1909-02-28 Stephen Spender, English poet and critic (Vienna, Edge of Darkness), born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1909-03-08 Hugh Murphy, English multi-millionaire
  • 1909-03-24 Thomas "Tommy" Trinder, British radio comedian and actor (Save a Little Sunshine, Phoenix), born in Streatham, London, England (d. 1989)
  • 1909-04-27 Muriel C. Bradbrook, English writer (That Infidel Place), born in Birkenhead, England (d. 1993)
  • 1909-05-01 Ethel Jane Cain, British telephonist and original UK Speaking Clock voice, born in England (d. 1996)
  • 1909-05-15 James Mason, British actor (Lolita, North by Northwest, Bloodline, Boys From Brazil), born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire (d. 1984)
  • 1909-05-18 Fred Perry, English tennis player/broadcaster (8 x Grand Slam singles, 6 x Grand Slam doubles titles; Davis Cup 1933, 34, 35, 36), born in Stockport, England (d. 1995)
  • 1909-05-19 Nicholas Winton, English Humanitarian ('British Schindler' - saved 600 children from Nazis), born in London (d. 2015)

Jessica Tandy

1909-06-07 Jessica Tandy, British actress (Birds, Cocoon, Batteries Not Included), born in London, England (d. 1994)

  • 1909-06-28 Eric Ambler, suspense writer (Epitaph for a Spy), born in London, England
  • 1909-07-17 Hardy Amies, royal dressmaker (Queen Elizabeth II), born in London, England
  • 1909-07-28 Malcolm Lowry, English novelist (Under the Volcano), born in New Brighton, England (d. 1957)
  • 1909-07-30 C. Northcote Parkinson, English historian (Pursuit of Progress), born in Barnard Castle, County Durham, England (d. 1993)
  • 1909-08-15 Raymond O'Malley, English teacher
  • 1909-08-20 André Morell [Cecil André Mesritz], British actor (Ben-Hur, The Message, Hound of the Baskervilles), born in London, England (d. 1978)
  • 1909-08-25 Michael Rennie, British actor (The Day the Earth Stood Still), born in Idle, West Yorkshire, England (d. 1971)
  • 1909-09-11 Anne Seymour, American actress (Gemini Affair; Empire; Tim Conway Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 1988)
  • 1909-09-23 Susan Travers, English-French Foreign Legion soldier, born in London, England (d. 2003)
  • 1909-11-09 Robert Douglas, English actor (Adv of Don Juan), born in Fenny Stratford, Buckinghamshire (d. 1999)
  • 1909-12-04 Jimmy Jewel [James Jewel Marsh], British comedic actor (The Avengers, Thicker Than Water), born in Sheffield, England (d. 1995)
  • 1909-12-11 John Wyer, English sports car racing team manager, born in Kidderminster, England (d. 1989)
  • 1909-12-18 Mona Barrie [Smith], British-American actress (Dawn on Great Divide), born in London, England (d. 1964)
  • 1909-12-22 Patricia Hayes, British actress (A Fish Called Wanda), born in Wandsworth, London, England (d. 1998)
  • 1909-12-23 Maurice Denham, British actor (Mr Love, Damn the Defiant), born in Beckenham, England (d. 2002)
  • 1910-02-10 Joyce Grenfell, British actress (Pickwick Papers, Americanization of Emily), born in London, England (d. 1979)

William Shockley

1910-02-13 William Shockley, American physicist who helped invent the transistor (1956 Nobel), who was also known for his racist eugenics views, born in London, England (d. 1989)

  • 1910-02-20 Julian Trevelyan, English Surrealist painter/collage maker

David Niven

1910-03-01 David Niven, British actor (Casino Royale, The Pink Panther), born in London, England (d. 1983)

  • 1910-03-22 Nicholas Monsarrat, English novelist (The Cruel Sea), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1979)
  • 1910-05-28 Rachel Kempson, British actress (Captive Heart), born in Dartmouth, Devon, England (d. 2003)
  • 1910-06-04 Christopher Cockerell, English inventor (Hovercraft), born in Cambridge, England (d. 1999)
  • 1910-06-10 Robert Still, English composer, born in London (d. 1971)
  • 1910-06-12 Bill Naughton [William John Francis Naughton], English playwright (Alfie), born in Ballyhaunis, Ireland (d. 1992)
  • 1910-06-15 David Rose, American Emmy Award-winning composer ("The Stripper"; "Holiday For Strings"), and orchestra leader (The Red Skelton Show), born in London, England
  • 1910-06-17 Diana Mitford, English biographer, famous beauty, wife of Oswald Mosley and one of the Mitford sisters, born in London (d. 2003)
  • 1910-06-22 Peter Pears, British operatic tenor (Death in Venice), born in Farnham, England (d. 1986)
  • 1910-07-10 Ronald Fletcher, British broadcaster (Barbara with Braden, Bomber Harris), born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England (d. 1996)
  • 1910-07-15 Ronald Binge, British composer (Elizabethan Serenade, Sailing By), born in Derby, England (d. 1979)
  • 1910-08-05 Jacquetta Hawkes, English archaeologist/author (A Country), (d. 1996)
  • 1910-09-06 Frank Fidler, English artist, born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1910-09-14 Jack Hawkins, British actor (Lawrence of Arabia, Ben-Hur Just Men, Zulu, Malta Story), born in London, England (d. 1973)
  • 1910-10-09 Donald Coggan, 101st Archbishop of Canterbury (1974-80), born in Highgate, London (d. 2000)
  • 1910-10-29 A. J. Ayer, English Neopositivist philosopher (Logical Positivism), born in London (d. 1989)
  • 1910-12-01 Alicia Markova [Dame], English ballerina and choreographer (Diaghilev's Ballet Russe 1925-32), born in London, England
  • 1910-12-07 Edmundo Ros, Trinidadian-Venezuelan musician and arranger, born in Port of Spain, Trinidad (d. 2011)
  • 1910-12-10 Jill Summers, British actress (Agatha Coronation Street), born in Lancashire, England (d. 1997)
  • 1910-12-13 Charles Alfred Coulson, British chemist (theoretical), born in Dudley, England (d. 1974)
  • 1910-12-22 Richard Ainley, British actor (I Dood It, As You Like It, Above Suspicion), born in Middlesex, England
  • 1910-12-24 Betty Ann Davies, British stage and screen actress (Merry Comes To Town), born in London, England (d. 1955)
  • 1911-02-20 Margot Grahame [Margaret Clark], British actress (The Three Musketeers, Criminal Lawyer), born in Canterbury, England (d. 1982)
  • 1911-03-24 Jane Beverly Drew, English modernist architect, born in Croydon (d. 1996)
  • 1911-04-05 Goddard Lieberson, English composer and record label executive (President of Columbia Records, 1957-71 & 73-75), born in Hanley, Staffordshire, England (d. 1977)
  • 1911-04-07 Kenneth Oakley, Amersham Buckinghamshire, English Anthropologist, Palaeontologist, and Geologist whose method for the relative dating of fossils using fluorine content was instrumental in exposing the Piltdown Man hoax
  • 1911-04-16 Guy Burgess, English-born Soviet spy, born in Devonport, England (d. 1963)
  • 1911-04-18 Francis Johnson, British architect (country homes, churches, historic restorations), born in Bridlington, England (d. 1995)
  • 1911-04-23 Ronald Neame, British director (1st Monday in October; The Poseidon Adventure), born in London, England (d. 2010)

Betty Nuthall

1911-05-23 Betty Nuthall, English tennis player (US National Championship, 1930), born in Surbiton, England (d. 1983)

  • 1911-05-24 Barbara West, English survivor of the Titanic sinking, born in Bournemouth, Dorset, England (d. 2007)
  • 1911-07-15 Juliet Pannett, English portrait painter
  • 1911-07-15 Edward Shackleton, English explorer, geographer and Labour Party politician, born in Wandsworth, London (d. 1994)
  • 1911-07-17 Ted Anderson, English footballer (d. 1979)
  • 1911-08-10 A. N. Sherwin-White, English historian (d. 1993)
  • 1911-08-20 Ronald Udell, English production designer (Pinewood Studios), born in South Mimms, Hertfordshire, England

William Golding

1911-09-19 William Golding, English novelist (Lord of the Flies, Nobel Prize for Literature 1983), born in Newquay, Cornwall (d. 1993)

  • 1911-10-03 Michael Hordern, British actor (Watership Down, The Spy Who Came In From The Cold), born in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England (d. 1995)

Clare Hollingworth

1911-10-10 Clare Hollingworth, British war correspondent who was the first to report on the outbreak of WWII, born in Knighton, England (d. 2017)

  • 1911-10-21 Peter Graves, British actor (Paradise Lagoon, Admirable Crichton), born in London, England (d. 1994)
  • 1911-11-10 Harry Andrews, English actor (Equus, Man of La Mancha), born in Kent, England (d. 1989)
  • 1911-11-11 Patric Knowles [Reginald Lawrence Knowles], British actor (Chisum, Arnold, Mutiny), born in Horsforth, Yorkshire, England (d. 1995)
  • 1911-11-23 Peter Saunders, English theater producer (Legend of the Werewolf)
  • 1911-11-26 Ronald Diggens, English fabric manufacturer and multi-millionaire
  • 1912-01-03 Robert Flemyng, British actor (The Deadly Affair, Funny Face), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1995)
  • 1912-01-18 William Sansom, English writer (Loving Eye), born in London, United Kingdom (d. 1976)
  • 1912-01-28 William "Bill" Henson, English diplomat (Prague 1939)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1701 - 1,800 of 2,332

  • 1988-02-06 Marghanita Laski, English journalist and author (Victorian chaise-lounge), dies at 72
  • 1988-05-16 Charles Keeping, English illustrator (b. 1924)
  • 1988-09-11 Roger Hargreaves, English author and illustrator of children's books (Mr. Men and Little Miss), dies of a stroke at 53
  • 1988-10-01 Sacheverell Sitwell, English writer (People's Palace), dies at 90

Sheila Scott

1988-10-20 Sheila Scott, English aviator (completes 1st round-the-world solo flight by a woman), dies at 61

  • 1988-10-27 Charles Hawtrey, English actor (Carry On films), dies near London at 73
  • 1989-03-19 Alan Civil, British horn player (played solo on Beatles "For No One"), dies of liver and kidney failure at 59
  • 1989-04-19 Daphne Du Maurier, English writer (Rebecca, Jamaica Inn), dies at 82
  • 1989-05-20 John R. Hicks, English economist (Nobel Memorial Prize for Economic Sciences 1972), dies at 85
  • 1989-05-26 Don Revie, English footballer and soccer manager (Leeds and England), dies at 61
  • 1989-06-27 A. J. Ayer, English Neopositivist philosopher (Logical Positivism), dies at 78
  • 1989-07-10 Thomas "Tommy" Trinder, British radio comedian and actor (Save a Little Sunshine, Phoenix), dies at 80

Laurence Olivier

1989-07-11 Laurence Olivier, English stage and screen acting great (Hamlet, Rebecca), dies at 82

  • 1989-07-15 Laurie Cunningham, English footballer (b. 1956)
  • 1989-08-01 John Ogdon, English pianist/composer, dies at 52
  • 1989-08-29 Peter Scott, British naturalist and explorer, dies at 79
  • 1989-10-04 Graham Chapman, English comedian (Monty Python, Life of Brian), dies of cancer at 48
  • 1989-12-15 Edward Underdown, British actor (Beat the Devil, Thunderball), dies at 81
  • 1989-12-19 Dorothea "Stella" Gibbons, English journalist and author (Cold Comfort Farm), dies at 87
  • 1990-01-19 (Alberto) Semprini, British pianist and radio broadcaster (BBC's Semprini Serenade), dies at 81
  • 1990-02-19 Michael Powell, English director (Life & Death of Col Blimp), dies at 84
  • 1990-03-11 Dean Horrix, English footballer (b. 1961)
  • 1990-04-08 Doreen Sloane, English actress (Coronation Street), dies of cancer at 56

Rex Harrison

1990-06-02 Rex Harrison, English actor (My Fair Lady), dies of cancer at 82

  • 1990-07-16 Sidney Torch, English composer, conductor and theater organist, dies from an intentional medication overdose at 82
  • 1990-08-01 Norbert Elias, German/English/Neth philosopher/sociologist, dies
  • 1990-08-09 Joe Mercer, English soccer midfielder (5 caps; Everton, Arsenal) and manager (Manchester City, Aston Villa, England 1974), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 76
  • 1990-10-08 B.J. Wilson, British session and touring rock drummer (Procol Harum, 1967-77; Joe Cocker), dies of a drug overdose complications and pneumonia at 43
  • 1990-11-07 Lawrence Durrell, Indian-British writer (Private Country, Alexandria Quartet), dies of a stroke at 78
  • 1990-11-24 Dodie Smith, English novelist and playwright (101 Dalmatians), dies at 94
  • 1991-04-20 Steve Marriott, British rock guitarist, singer & songwriter (Small Faces, 1965-68, 75-78); Humble Pie, 1969-75, 79-83 - Eat It), dies in a house fire at 44
  • 1991-06-03 Eva Le Gallienne, English-American actress and director (Resurrection), dies at 92
  • 1991-07-21 Paul Warwick, English racing driver (b. 1969)
  • 1991-08-30 Alan Wheatley, British actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood), dies from a heart attack at 84
  • 1991-10-27 George Barker, English poet, dies at 78
  • 1991-12-18 George Abecassis, English Formula 1 driver (b. 1913)
  • 1992-01-17 Frank Pullen, English businessman and racehorse owner, dies at 76
  • 1992-02-29 Ruth Pitter, British poet and 1st woman to receive the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry in 1955, dies at 94
  • 1992-05-24 Joan Sanderson, English actress (Young Wives' Tale, Fawlty Towers), dies at 79
  • 1992-07-12 Reginald Beck, English film editor (Robbery, Accident, Boom), dies
  • 1992-08-09 Patrick Devlin, English judge and legal philosopher, dies at 86
  • 1992-08-12 Patricia Harmsworth, Lady Rothermere [Bubbles], English socialite and actress, dies at 59
  • 1992-08-15 Marie Paxton, English actress, dies at 82
  • 1992-10-06 Denholm Elliott, English actor (Raiders of Lost Ark), dies at 70
  • 1992-11-09 Charles Fraser-Smith, English inventor (man who never was), dies
  • 1992-12-10 Dan Maskell, English tennis commentator (b. 1908)
  • 1992-12-21 Sybil Andrews, English-Canadian painter, dies at 94
  • 1992-12-25 Helen Joseph, South African anti-apartheid activist, dies at 87
  • 1992-12-25 Monica Dickens, English/American journalist/author, dies at 77
  • 1992-12-27 Cardew "the Cad" [Douglas] Robinson, English comedian (Alfie), dies at 75
  • 1993-01-17 Albert Hourani, English historian (b. 1915)
  • 1993-01-23 Dudley Stevens, English entertainer, dies of AIDS at 57
  • 1993-02-12 James Bulger, English child abducted, tortured and beaten to death at 2, by 10 year old boys
  • 1993-02-18 Leslie Norman, English director and producer (Dunkirk), dies at 82
  • 1993-02-28 Joyce Carey, British actress (Brief Encounter, The Cedar Tree), dies at 94
  • 1993-03-04 Nicholas Ridley, Lord Ridley of Liddesdale, English politician, Minister of Finance, dies at 64
  • 1993-03-10 C. Northcote Parkinson, English historian (Pursuit of Progress) and author (Parkinson's Law), dies at 83
  • 1993-03-20 Jonathan Ball, English youngster, killed by IRA at 3
  • 1993-04-18 Dame Elisabeth Frink, English sculptor & printmaker, dies of cancer aged 62
  • 1993-04-29 Mick Ronson, English rock guitarist (David Bowie's Spiders From Mars), and producer (Mott the Hoople; Lou Reed), dies of liver cancer at 46
  • 1993-04-30 Tommy Caton, English footballer (b. 1962)
  • 1993-05-06 Ann Todd, English actress (The Paradine Case, Taste of Fear), dies of a stroke at 84
  • 1993-05-09 Freya Stark, English author, dies at 61
  • 1993-05-18 Pamela M Cunnington, English architect & writer, dies at 67
  • 1993-05-21 John Frost, English soldier who led the defence of Arnhem Bridge during Operation Market Garden, dies at 80
  • 1993-06-10 Les Dawson, English Comedian (The Les Dawson Show), dies at 62
  • 1993-06-11 Muriel C. Bradbrook, English writer (Rise of Common Player), dies at 84
  • 1993-06-17 Angus Suttie, English potter and teacher of art ceramics, dies of AIDS at 46
  • 1993-07-31 Rob Jones "The Bass Thing" English musician (The Wonder Stuff), dies at 29
  • 1993-08-07 Roy Budd, English jazz pianist/composer (Paper Tiger), dies at 46
  • 1993-08-10 Ken England, American screenwriter (Good Girls Go to Paris), dies at 82
  • 1993-08-16 Stewart Granger, English actor (Prisoner of Zenda, King Solomon's Mines), dies of cancer at 80
  • 1993-08-28 René Ray, English countess/actress (Farewell again), dies at 80
  • 1993-09-02 Eric Berry, English/American actor (Pippin, 49th Parallel), dies at 80
  • 1993-09-30 Alex Lyon, English Labor Lower house leader (1966-83), dies at 61
  • 1993-10-07 Kenneth Nelson, American actor (Henry Aldrich-Aldrich Family), dies at 63
  • 1993-10-19 Jack Roy Armstrong, English historian (Traditional buildings), dies at 91
  • 1993-10-24 Desmond Nuttall, English theorist, dies at 49
  • 1993-11-01 A. N. Sherwin-White, English historian (b. 1911)
  • 1993-11-09 Stanley Myers, English movie composer (The Deer Hunter), dies at 63
  • 1993-11-28 Kenneth Connor, English comedian and actor, best known for his "Carry On" films, dies of cancer at 75
  • 1994-01-23 Brian Redhead, English journalist and broadcaster (b. 1929)
  • 1994-02-20 Derek Jarman, English director (Last of England), dies at 52
  • 1994-02-27 Harold Acton, English-Italian historian and art collector, dies at 84
  • 1994-03-10 Cecil Rolph Hewitt, English journalist and policeman, dies at 92
  • 1994-03-25 David Miles Bensusan-Butt, English economist, dies at 79
  • 1994-04-15 John Curry, British figure skater (Olympic gold, World C'ship gold, European C'ship gold 1976), dies from AIDS at 44
  • 1994-05-06 Helen Lessore, English artist, dies at 86
  • 1994-05-20 Vivien John, English painter and daughter of Augustus John, dies at 79
  • 1994-06-06 Peter Graves, British actor (Paradise Lagoon, Admirable Crichton), dies at 82
  • 1994-06-27 Jeremy Brooks, English writer (Jampot Smith), dies at 67
  • 1994-06-29 Ray Crane, English trumpeter, dies at 63
  • 1994-07-04 Arthur Berry, English artist and playwright, dies at 69
  • 1994-07-04 Rupert Davies, English methodist scholar, dies at 84
  • 1994-07-26 Owen "Terry" Scott, British actor and comedian (Terry and June, Carry On Films), dies of cancer at 67
  • 1994-08-08 Robin Cavendish, English campaigner for the disabled, dies at 64
  • 1994-08-14 Joan Harrison, English screenwriter and producer who often worked with Alfred Hitchcock (Rebecca, They Won't Believe Me), dies at 83
  • 1994-08-15 Shepherd Mead, London England, dies of stroke at 80
  • 1994-09-02 Roy Castle, English dancer, actor and tv presenter (Dr Who & the Daleks), dies of lung cancer at 62
  • 1994-10-08 Diana Churchill, English actress (Spider, Sally Bishop, Housemaster), dies at 81