English History (Part 18)

Historical Events

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1701 - 1,800 of 4,663

Person of interestDavid Lean

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 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 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), 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-time Grand Slam singles winner), 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)

Person of interestJessica Tandy

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

Actress Jessica Tandy
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), 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)

Person of interestWilliam 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)

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

Person of interestDavid Niven

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

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, 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, 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, English 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 Dame Alicia Markova, 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 actress (Tough Guy), 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, English architect, born in Bridlington (d. 1995)
  • 1911-04-23 Ronald Neame, British director (1st Monday in Oct, Poseidon Adventure), born in London, England (d. 2010)

Person of interestBetty Nuthall

1911-05-23 Betty Nuthall, English tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1930), born in Surbiton, England (d. 1983)

Tennis Player Betty Nuthall
Tennis Player
Betty Nuthall
  • 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

Person of interestWilliam Golding

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

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

Person of interestClare 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)

Journalist Clare Hollingworth
Clare Hollingworth
  • 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)

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1701 - 1,800 of 2,342

  • 1987-03-13 Gerald Moore, English 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 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

Person of interestSheila Scott

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

Aviator Sheila Scott
Sheila Scott
  • 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

Person of interestLaurence 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 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

Person of interestRex 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 organist (b. 1908)
  • 1990-08-01 Norbert Elias, German/English/Neth philosopher/sociologist, dies
  • 1990-08-09 Joe Mercer, English soccer midfielder, manager (5 caps, Manchester City manager 1965-71, Aston Villa 1958-64, England 1974), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 76
  • 1990-10-08 B.J. Wilson, English musician (Procol Harum) (b. 1947)
  • 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, 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, 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 and producer (Mott the Hoople; The Spiders From Mars), 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, 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 (b. 1934)
  • 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 OBE, 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