English History (Part 18)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1701 - 1,800 of 4,830

  • 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)
  • 1907-09-26 Ralph Michael, British actor (Quest, Doctor in the House), born in London, England (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)
  • 1907-11-19 Christian J H English, [Luc Tournier], Neth/Curacaos painter/composer
  • 1907-11-22 Bernard Naylor, English Canadian composer, born in Cambridge, England (d. 1986)
  • 1907-12-10 Rumer Godden, England, author (Thursday's Children)
  • 1907-12-12 Roy Douglas, English composer and arranger (Tomorrow We Live-At Dawn We Die)
  • 1907-12-18 Christopher Fry, Bristol England, playwright (Ring Around the Moon)
  • 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)
  • 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)

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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)

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1908-03-25 David Lean, English director (Doctor Zhivago, Ryan's Daughter), born in Croydon, England

Film Director David Lean
Film Director
David Lean
  • 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 Lancaster Fleming, author (James Bond novels), born in London, England
  • 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)
  • 1908-09-16 James "Jimmy" Johnson, English Labor MP (1950-59, 64-83)
  • 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, TV host (Masterpiece Theatre), born in Manchester, England
  • 1908-11-22 Michael Balfour, English historian, born in Oxford (d. 1995)
  • 1908-12-03 Nigel M Balchin, [Mark Spade], English author (Business for Pleasure)
  • 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 actress (Informer, Last of Mohicans), born in 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)
  • 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 star/commentator (Wimbledon, 1934-36)
  • 1909-05-19 Nicholas Winton, English Humanitarian ('British Schindler' - saved 600 children from Nazis), born in London (d. 2015)

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

Actress Jessica Tandy
Actress
Jessica Tandy
  • 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)
  • 1909-07-30 Cyril Northcote Parkinson, English historian (Pursuit of Progress)
  • 1909-08-15 Raymond O'Malley, English teacher
  • 1909-08-20 AndrĂ© Morell [Cecil AndrĂ© Mesritz], British actor (Ben-Hur, The Message, Hound of the Baskervilles), born in London, England (d. 1978)
  • 1909-08-25 Michael Rennie, English actor (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 (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)

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1910-02-13 William Shockley, US physicist (Nobel 1956), racist, born in London, England

Physicist William Shockley
Physicist
William Shockley
  • 1910-02-15 9th earl of Jersey, English large landowner/art collector
  • 1910-02-20 Julian Trevelyan, English Surrealist painter/collage maker

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

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1910-03-01 Archer John Porter Martin, English chemist and Nobel laureate, born in London (d. 2002)

Nobel Prize Winning Chemist Archer John Porter Martin
Nobel Prize Winning Chemist
Archer John Porter Martin
  • 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 (d. 1971)
  • 1910-06-12 Bill Naughton, English playwright (d. 1992)
  • 1910-06-15 David Rose, orchestra leader (Red Skelton Show, Stripper), 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, Farnham England, tenor (Death in Venice)
  • 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, actor (Ben-Four Just Men, Zulu, Malta Story), born in London, England
  • 1910-10-09 Donald Coggan, 101st Archbishop of Canterbury (1974-80), born in Highgate, London (d. 2000)
  • 1910-10-29 Alfred J Ayer, England, Neopositivist philosopher/logician
  • 1910-12-01 Dame Alicia Markova, ballerina and choreographer (Diaghilev's Ballet Russe 1925-32), born in London, England
  • 1910-12-07 Edmundo Ros, English orchestra leader

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1701 - 1,800 of 2,379

  • 1984-12-09 Razzle, English drummer (Hanoi Rocks) (b. 1960)
  • 1984-12-15 Lennard Pearce, English actor (b. 1915)
  • 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, English singer (Uriah Heep) (b. 1947)
  • 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, [hermit of Hull], English poet, dies at 63
  • 1985-12-07 Robert Graves, English writer/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 Phoenix, English actress (Coronation Street), dies 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, English actress (Gentle Sex, Bad Sister), dies at 65
  • 1987-03-13 Gerald Moore, England, pianist (Am I Too Loud), dies at 87
  • 1987-03-28 Patrick Troughton, English actor (second Doctor in Doctor Who), dies of a heart attack at 67
  • 1987-08-24 Malcolm Kirk, English wrestler (b. 1936)
  • 1988-02-06 Marghanita Laski, English author (Victorian chaise-lounge), dies
  • 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 (b. 1897)
  • 1988-10-20 Sheila Scott, English aviatrix (b. 1922)
  • 1988-10-27 Charles Hawtrey, English actor (Carry On), dies near London at 73
  • 1989-03-19 Alan Civil, English French horn player (b. 1929)
  • 1989-04-19 Daphne Du Maurier, English writer (Rebecca, Jamaica Inn), dies at 82
  • 1989-05-20 John R Hicks, English economist (Nobel 1972), dies
  • 1989-05-26 Don Revie, Former footballer and England and Leeds United Manager (b. 1927)
  • 1989-06-27 Alfred J Ayer, English philosopher (Logical Positivism), dies
  • 1989-07-10 Thomas "Tommy" Trinder, British radio comedian and actor (Save a Little Sunshine, Phoenix), dies at 80

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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, English explorer, naturalist, and painter (b. 1909)
  • 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 Semprini, English musician (b. 1908)
  • 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

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

  • 1990-07-16 Sidney Torch, English composer, conductor and organist (b. 1908)
  • 1990-08-01 Norbert Elias, German/English/Neth philosopher/sociologist, dies
  • 1990-08-09 Joe Mercer, English footballer (b. 1914)
  • 1990-10-08 B.J. Wilson, English musician (Procol Harum) (b. 1947)
  • 1990-11-07 Lawrence Durrell, Indian/English author (Alexandria Quartet, Mount Olive), dies at 78
  • 1990-11-24 Dodie Smith, English novelist and playwright (b. 1896)
  • 1991-04-20 Steve Marriott, English guitarist (Small Faces), dies in a 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 (b. 1913)
  • 1991-12-18 George Abecassis, English Formula 1 driver (b. 1913)
  • 1992-01-15 Dee Murray, British bassist (Elton John's Band), dies of skin cancer at 45
  • 1992-01-17 Frank Pullen, English businessman and racehorse owner (b. 1915)
  • 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 A Devlin, England, judge/lead house of Lords, dies
  • 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/Canada painter, dies at 94
  • 1992-12-25 Helen B M Fennell Joseph, English/South Afr anti-apartheid, dies at 87
  • 1992-12-25 Monica Dickens, English/US 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/sociologist (Law of P), dies
  • 1993-03-20 Jonathan Ball, English youngster, killed by IRA at 3
  • 1993-04-18 Dame Elisabeth Frink, English sculptor and printmaker dies of cancer aged 62
  • 1993-04-29 Mick Ronson, English guitarist/producer (Mott the Hoople), dies 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 (Sunday Bloody Sunday), dies at 61
  • 1993-05-18 Pamela M Cunnington, English architect/writer, dies at 67
  • 1993-05-21 John Frost, English lt-kol (operation Market Garden 1944), dies at 80
  • 1993-06-10 Les Dawson, English Comedian (b. 1934)
  • 1993-06-11 Muriel C Bradbrook, English writer (Rise of Common Player), dies at 84
  • 1993-06-17 Angus Suttie, English potter, 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, US 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