English History (Part 19)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1801 - 1,900 of 4,813

  • 1911-04-05 Goddard Lieberson, English composer and President of Columbia Records, 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 (1930 U.S. Open champion), 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 (d. 2007)
  • 1911-07-10 Terry-Thomas [Thomas Terry Stevens], British actor (It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World), born in Finchley, London, England (d. 1990)
  • 1911-07-15 Juliet Pannett, English portrait painter
  • 1911-07-15 Edward Shackleton, English explorer (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, England, production designer (Pinewood Studios)

Person of interestWilliam Golding

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

Nobel Laureate and Novelist William Golding
Nobel Laureate and Novelist
William Golding
  • 1911-10-03 Michael Hordern, American 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
Journalist
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/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)
  • 1912-01-28 William "Bill" Henson, English diplomat (Prague 1939)
  • 1912-02-07 Derek Farr, British actor (8 O'Clock Walk, Doctor at Large), born in London, England (d. 1986)
  • 1912-02-11 Roy Fuller, Failsworth, Lancashire, English poet/novelist (Lost Season)
  • 1912-02-12 Ernest Clark, British actor (Ghandi, The Dam Busters, Doctor in the House), born in London, England (d. 1994)
  • 1912-02-12 R. F. Delderfield, English author (d. 1972)
  • 1912-02-21 Patrick Murphy, English multi-millionaire
  • 1912-02-25 Richard Wattis, British actor (Hobson's Choice, Prince & Showgirl, The Man Who Knew Too Much), born Wednesbury, Staffordshire, England (d. 1975)

Person of interestJames Callaghan

1912-03-27 James Callaghan, British Prime Minister (Labour: 1976-79), born in Portsmouth, England (d. 2005)

British Prime Minister James Callaghan
British Prime Minister
James Callaghan
  • 1912-04-05 John Le Mesurier, British actor (The Italian Job, Jabberwocky, Dad's Army), born in Bedford, England (d. 1983)
  • 1912-04-22 Kathleen Mary Ferrier, England, contralto (Orfeo Ed Evridice)
  • 1912-05-02 Nigel Patrick, British actor and director (Sapphire, Prize of Gold), born in London, England (d. 1981)
  • 1912-05-23 David Barran, CEO (Midland Bank, England)
  • 1912-05-23 Marius Goring, British actor (Stairway to Heaven, The Red Shoes), born in Isle of Wight, England (d. 1998)
  • 1912-05-31 Alfred Deller, English countertenor (d. 1979)
  • 1912-06-16 Enoch Powell, British Conservative MP and shadow cabinet member infamous for his "Rivers of Blood" speech, born in Birmingham, England (d. 1998)
  • 1912-06-20 Anthony Buckeridge, English author (d. 2004)
  • 1912-06-23 Maurice Dallimore, British actor (The Collector, Me and My Girl), born in Essex, London, England (d. 1973)
  • 1912-07-23 Michael Wilding, British actor (Stage Fright, Courtney Affair, World of Suzie Wong), born in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, England (d. 1979)
  • 1912-08-15 Wendy Hiller, English actress (Major Barbara, David Copperfield), born in Bramhall, Cheshire, England (d. 2003)
  • 1912-08-16 Ted Drake [Edward Joseph Drake], English footballer, born in Southampton, England (d. 1995)
  • 1912-09-06 Stephen Murray, English actor (Alice in Wonderland), born in Partney, England (d. 1983)
  • 1912-09-22 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Jr., English thoroughbred horse owner (Bed O' Roses, Native Dancer), born in London (d. 1999)
  • 1912-10-28 Richard Doll, English epidemiologist (d. 2005)
  • 1912-10-30 Preston Lockwood [Reginald], British actor (Time Bandits, Jeeves and Wooster), born in West Ham, Essex (d. 1996)
  • 1912-11-27 Howard de Walden, English landowner/multi-millionaire
  • 1913-01-02 Anna Lee [Joan Boniface Winnifrith], British actress (General Hospital, How Green Was My Valley), born in Ightham, Kent, England (d. 2004)
  • 1913-01-07 Francis De Wolff, British character actor (A Christmas Carol, From Russia With Love), born in Essex, England (d. 1984)
  • 1913-01-30 Percy Thrower, English radio host
  • 1913-02-26 George G Barker, English poet (Calamiterror, Anno Domini)
  • 1913-03-21 George Abecassis, English race car driver (d. 1991)
  • 1913-04-16 Lester "Les" Tremayne, British radio, film and television actor (Angry Red Planet, War of the Worlds), born in London, England (d. 2003)
  • 1913-04-19 Cyril English, British educator
  • 1913-04-21 Norman Parkinson, English fashion photographer (Harper's Bazaar), born in London (d. 1990)
  • 1913-05-06 Kenneth Horne, English paper manufacturer/multi-millionaire
  • 1913-05-06 Stewart Granger, English actor (Prisoner of Zenda, King Solomon's Mines), born in London, England (d. 1993)
  • 1913-05-19 Bert Hardy, English photographer (Picture Post), born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1913-05-24 Audrey Brown, England, 4 X 100m runner (Olympic silver 1936)

Person of interestPeter Cushing

1913-05-26 Peter Cushing, English actor (Dracula, Star Wars, Dr Who), born in Kenley, Surrey, England (d. 1994)

  • 1913-05-27 Arthur Mervyn Stockwood, bishop (Southwark England)
  • 1913-06-15 Trevor Huddleston, English pastor/chairman (Anti-Apartheid)
  • 1913-06-28 George Walter Selwyn Lloyd, English composer (Serf, John Socman)
  • 1913-07-15 Ralph Hammond Innes, English author
  • 1913-07-24 George H. Brown, English film producer (Hotel Sahara), born in London (d. 2001)
  • 1913-08-11 Angus Wilson, England, writer (Mulberry Bush-1955)
  • 1913-08-14 Fred Davis, English world champ snooker player (1948-49, 51)
  • 1913-08-21 Diana Churchill, English actress (Spider, Sally Bishop, Housemaster), born in Wembley, England (d. 1994)
  • 1913-08-28 John Terence Reese, British bridge master, born in Epsom, Surrey, England (d. 1996)
  • 1913-08-31 Sir Bernard Lovell, English radio astronomer, founded Jodrell Bank Observatory, born in Oldland Common, Bristol (d. 2012)
  • 1913-09-02 Bill Shankly, English Football Manager (d. 1981)
  • 1913-09-07 Anthony Quayle, British actor (Anne of 1000 Days, Lawrence of Arabia), born in Ainsdale, Southport, Lancashire (d. 1989)
  • 1913-09-29 Trevor Howard, British actor (Brief Encounter, Superman, The Third Man), born in Kent, England (d. 1988)
  • 1913-10-28 Peter Glenville, English stage and screen actor and director (Hotel Paradiso, Becket), born in London (d. 1996)

Person of interestVivien Leigh

1913-11-05 Vivien Leigh, English actress (Gone With The Wind, A Streetcar Named Desire), born in Darjeeling, Bengal Presidency, India (d. 1967)

Actress Vivien Leigh
Actress
Vivien Leigh
  • 1913-11-09 Thelma Hulbert, English painter (Le Sacre du Printemps), born in Bath, Somerset (d. 1995)
  • 1913-11-22 Benjamin Britten, Lowestoft Suffolk England, composer (Beggar's Opera)
  • 1913-11-27 Robert Dougall, English TV host
  • 1913-12-10 Harry Locke, British actor (Passport to Pimlico, Town on Trial), born in London, England (d. 1987)
  • 1913-12-13 John Wyndham Pope-Hennessy, English art historian
  • 1913-12-26 Frank Swift, English footballer and journalist (d. 1958)
  • 1914-01-09 Derek Allhusen, England, equestrian (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1914-01-26 Kaye Webb, English writer/publisher (Puffin Club)
  • 1914-02-07 Ralph Whitlock, English writer, born in Pitton (d. 1995)
  • 1914-03-05 Joan Sterndale-Bennett, British actress (Brighton Rock, Those Fantastic Flying Fools), born in London, England (d. 1996)
  • 1914-03-22 Lord Stokes [Donald Stokes], Plymouth, Devon, English industrialist

Person of interestAlec Guinness

1914-04-02 Alec Guinness, British actor (The Ladykillers, The Bridge on the River Kwai), born in London, England (d. 2000)

  • 1914-04-03 Katherine Stammers Menzies, English doubles tennis player (Wimb 1935), born in St Albans, England (d. 2005)
  • 1914-04-15 John Gregory, English ballet dancer (Harlequin Ballet Company), born in Norwich (d. 1996)
  • 1914-04-22 Jan de Hartog, Dutch/English writer (Holland's Glory)
  • 1914-04-23 Andrew Martin, British Army Officer (Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire from 1965 to 1989) (d. 1993)
  • 1914-06-26 Laurie Lee, English poet/author (I Can't Stay Long)
  • 1914-06-27 Robert Aickman, English author (d. 1981)
  • 1914-07-24 David Miles Bensusan-Butt, English economist, born in Colchester, England (d. 1994)
  • 1914-08-08 Unity Mitford, English fascist sympathizer and one of the Mitford sisters, born in London (d. 1948)
  • 1914-08-09 Gordon Cullen, English architect (Townscape), born in Calverley (d. 1994)
  • 1914-08-09 Joe Mercer, English footballer (d. 1990)
  • 1914-09-05 Stuart Freeborn, motion picture make-up artist (Star Wars: Yoda, Jabba the Hut), born in London, England (d. 2013)
  • 1914-09-20 Kenneth More, British actor (39 Steps, Doctor in the House), born in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, England (d. 1982)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1801 - 1,900 of 2,368

  • 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/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, English figure skater (Olympic gold 1976), dies of 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 producer/Alfred Hitchcock's sect, 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
  • 1994-10-09 James Hill, English director/screenwriter (Born Free), dies at 75
  • 1994-10-10 Chaim Raphael, English Jewish scholar and writer, dies at 86
  • 1994-10-31 John Wyndham Pope-Hennessy, English art historian, dies at 80
  • 1994-11-18 Michael [George] Somes, English dancer (Royal Ballet), dies at 77
  • 1994-12-06 Alan Owen, English screenplay/actor (Hard Day's Night), dies at 69
  • 1994-12-18 Peter Hebblethwaite, English editor-in-chief (The Month), dies at 64
  • 1994-12-24 John Keith Wright, English Asst Sect of State (1971-84), dies at 66
  • 1994-12-24 John Osborne, English playwright (Entertainer, Look Back in Anger, Luther, dies at 65
  • 1995-01-09 Peter Cook, English comic/actor (Peter n' Dud, Bedazzled), dies at 57
  • 1995-01-11 John AG Gere, English art historian (Raphael & his Circle), dies at 73
  • 1995-01-24 Ian Prestt, English ornithologist, dies at 65
  • 1995-01-29 Guy Clutton-Brock, English social worker (declared as national hero in Zimbabwe), dies at 88
  • 1995-01-31 James Johnson, English MP (Labour, 1950..83), dies at 86
  • 1995-02-01 John Smith, English chairman of Liverpool F.C. (1973-90), dies at 74
  • 1995-02-02 Fred Perry, English tennis star (Wimbledon 1934-36), dies at 85
  • 1995-02-14 Roger de Grey, English chairman of Royal Academy (1984-93), dies at 76
  • 1995-02-23 Norman Hunter, English children's writer (Professor Branestawm), dies at 95
  • 1995-03-11 Frank Fidler, English artist, dies at 84
  • 1995-03-17 Ronnie Kray, English gangster (The Firm), dies at 61
  • 1995-04-14 Michael Scott Montague Fordham, English child psychiatrist and Jungian analyst, dies at 89
  • 1995-04-16 Arthur English, British comedian and actor (Malachi's Cove, Are You Being Served?), dies of complications from emphysema at 75
  • 1995-04-17 Nancy Mayhew Youngman, English painter and educationalist, dies at 88
  • 1995-05-02 Michael Hordern, American actor (Watership Down, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold), dies from kidney disease at 83
  • 1995-05-30 Ted Drake [Edward Joseph Drake], English footballer, dies at 82
  • 1995-05-30 Lofty England, English automotive engineer and race team manager (b.1911)
  • 1995-07-03 Bert Hardy, English photographer (Picture Post), dies at 82
  • 1995-07-14 Michael Naylor, English insurance broker (Endsleigh Insurance), dies at 59
  • 1995-07-16 Stephen Spender, English poet and critic (Vienna, Edge of Darkness), dies at 86
  • 1995-07-25 Janice Elliott, English novelist, dies at 63
  • 1995-08-31 David Farrar, English actor (Beat Girl, I Accuse, Watusi), dies at 87
  • 1995-09-03 Roye England, modeller/museum curator, dies at 88
  • 1995-09-09 Ida Carroll, English musician and administrator, dies at 89
  • 1995-09-12 Jeremy Brett, [Peter Huggins], English actor (Sherlock Holmes), dies at 61
  • 1995-10-22 Kingsley Amis, English author (Lucky Jim), dies of injuries from a fall at 73
  • 1995-10-22 Ralph Whitlock, English writer, dies at 81
  • 1995-10-27 Susi Hush, English television producer, dies at 49
  • 1995-10-31 Alan Bush, English composer pianist and teacher, dies at 94
  • 1995-12-18 Brian Brockless, English organist (b. 1926)
  • 1995-12-22 James Meade, English economist, Bank of Sweden Prize winner (b. 1907)
  • 1996-01-07 Seton Howard Frederick Lloyd, English Archaeologist, dies at 93
  • 1996-02-08 Derek Worlock, English Roman Catholic Archbishop Liverpool, dies at 76
  • 1996-03-14 Nico Kiasashvii, professor of English Literature, dies at 69
  • 1996-03-18 Jacquetta Hawkes, English archaeologist, dies at 85
  • 1996-03-19 Christopher Headington, English composer, musicologist and pianist, dies at 65
  • 1996-03-20 Alan Ridout, English composer, dies at 61
  • 1996-04-07 John Evan "Jasper" Weston-Davies [pen name Berkley Mather], English writer, dies at 87
  • 1996-04-24 Preston Lockwood [Reginald], British actor (Time Bandits, Jeeves and Wooster), dies of natural causes at 83
  • 1996-05-14 Vera Chapman, English writer and Tolkien Society founder, dies at 98
  • 1996-06-03 Peter Glenville, English actor and director (Hotel Paradiso, Becket), dies at 82
  • 1996-06-07 Percy Edwards, English entertainer (known for his animal impressions), dies at 88
  • 1996-07-12 John Boon, English publisher (MiIls and Boon), dies at 79
  • 1996-07-17 [Bryan] Chas Chandler, English rock bassist (The Animals-House of the Rising Sun) and manager of Jimi Hendrix, dies at 57
  • 1996-07-17 Geoffrey Jellicoe, English landscape architect, dies at 95
  • 1996-07-23 Jessica "Decca" Mitford, English author, activist and one of the Mitford sisters, dies at 78
  • 1996-07-25 Raymond O'Malley, English teacher, dies at 87
  • 1996-07-27 Jane Beverly Drew, English modernist architect, dies at 85
  • 1996-08-09 Sir Frank Whittle, English RAF engineer air officer and inventor of the turbojet engine, dies at 89
  • 1996-08-17 Eric Evans, English dean of St Paul's, dies at 68
  • 1996-09-30 Kenneth Muir, english scholar, dies at 89
  • 1996-10-10 John Hillaby, English writer and traveller, dies at 79
  • 1996-10-27 John Gregory, English ballet dancer, dies at 82
  • 1996-11-05 Paula Hinton, English ballet dancer, dies at 72
  • 1996-12-18 Arthur Jacobs, English musicologist (Penguin Dictionary of Music), dies at 74
  • 1996-12-20 Roger Peacock, English writer (Thursday is missing, dies at 76
  • 1997-01-01 Joan Rice, English actress (Payroll, Steel Key, Curtain Up), dies at 66
  • 1997-01-07 Desmond Flower, English publisher, dies at 89
  • 1997-03-21 W. V. Awdry, English children's writer (b. 1911)
  • 1997-05-13 Laurie Lee, English writer ('Cider with Rosie'), dies at 82
  • 1997-06-22 Don Henderson, English actor (b. 1932)
  • 1997-07-27 Isabel Dean, English actress (Five Days One Summer Virgin Island, Ransom), dies at 79
  • 1997-10-13 Richard Mason, English author (The World of Suzie Wong), dies at 78
  • 1997-11-05 Epic Soundtracks [Kevin Paul Godfrey], English musician (Swell Maps, Crime and the City Solution, These Immortal Souls), dies in his sleep at 38
  • 1997-12-21 Bruce Woodcock, English boxer, European Heavyweight Champion, dies at 76
  • 1997-12-22 John Pinkerton, English computer scientist who designed the first business computer in England, the LEO computer, dies at 78
  • 1997-12-28 James Lees-Milne, English writer and architectural historian, dies at 89
  • 1998-01-02 Frank Muir, English writer, raconteur (b. 1920)
  • 1998-01-08 Michael Tippett, English composer/conductor (Child of our Time) dies at 93
  • 1998-03-12 Judge Dread, English reggae musician, dies from a heart attack at 52