English History (Part 19)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1801 - 1,900 of 4,663

  • 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 in 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 Ferrier, English contralto singer (Orfeo Ed Evridice), born in Higher Walton, Lancashire (d. 1953)
  • 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)

Person of interestEnoch Powell

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)

British Politician Enoch Powell
British Politician
Enoch Powell
  • 1912-06-20 Anthony Buckeridge, English author (Jennings), born in London (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 (pioneer in research linking smoking to health problems), born in Hampton, Middlesex, England (d. 2005)
  • 1912-10-30 Preston Lockwood [Reginald], British actor (Time Bandits, Jeeves and Wooster), born in West Ham, Essex (d. 1996)
  • 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, born in England, United Kingdom (d. 1988)
  • 1913-02-26 George Barker, English poet (Calamiterror, Anno Domini), born in Loughton, England (d. 1991)
  • 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)
  • 1913-04-21 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, British 4 X 100m runner (Olympic silver 1936), born in Bankura, India (d. 2005)

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, Anglican bishop (Southwark England), born in Bridgend, Glamorgan, Wales (d. 1995)
  • 1913-06-15 Trevor Huddleston, English pastor/chairman (Anti-Apartheid)
  • 1913-06-28 George Walter Selwyn Lloyd, English composer (The Serf, John Socman), born in St. Ives, Cornwall, England (d. 1998)
  • 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 snooker player (World C'ship 1948-49, 51), born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire (d. 1998)
  • 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, Scottish football manager (Liverpool, 1959-74), born in Glenbuck, Ayrshire, Scotland (d. 1981)
  • 1913-09-07 Anthony Quayle, British actor (Anne of 1000 Days, Lawrence of Arabia), born in Ainsdale, Southport, Lancashire (d. 1989)

Person of interestTrevor Howard

1913-09-29 Trevor Howard, English actor in over 70 films (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)

Person of interestBenjamin Britten

1913-11-22 [Edward] Benjamin Britten, English composer (The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra; Peter Grimes), born in Lowestoft, Suffolk, England (d. 1976)

  • 1913-11-27 Robert Dougall, English TV host and broadcaster, born in Croydon, Surrey, England (d. 1999)
  • 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 and director of British Museum (1974-76), born in London (d. 1994)
  • 1913-12-26 Frank Swift, English soccer goalkeeper and journalist (19 caps; Manchester City 376 games; died Munich air disaster), born in Blackpool, Lancashire (d. 1958)
  • 1914-01-09 Derek Allhusen, English equestrian (Olympic gold 1968), born in Chelsea, London (d. 2000)
  • 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], English industrialist (British Leyland), born in Plymouth, England (d. 2008)

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, British ballet dancer (Harlequin Ballet Company, 1959-69), and writer born in Norwich, England (d. 1996) [1]
  • 1914-04-22 Jan de Hartog, Dutch-English writer (Holland's Glory), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 2002)
  • 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 and author (I Can't Stay Long), born in Slad, Gloucestershire, England (d. 1997)
  • 1914-06-27 Robert Aickman, English writer and conservationist (co-founding the Inland Waterways Association), born in London (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 soccer midfielder, manager (5 caps, Manchester City manager 1965-71, Aston Villa 1958-64, England 1974), born in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire (d. 1990)
  • 1914-09-05 Stuart Freeborn, English 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)
  • 1914-09-28 Lord Abinger [James Richard Scarlett], Datchet, Berkshire, English Conservative peer, campaigned for reform of the ancient law on treasure trove
  • 1914-10-01 Michael Goodliffe, British actor (A Night to Remember, Cromwell, 5th Day of Peace), born in Bebington, Cheshire, England (d. 1976)
  • 1914-10-02 Bernarr Rainbow, English historian of music education, organist, and choir master, born in London (d. 1998)
  • 1914-10-07 Sarah Churchill, British actress (Matinee Theatre, All Over Town, Royal Wedding), born in London, England (d. 1982)
  • 1915-01-06 Alan Watts, British-American philosopher (Book on the Taboo), born in Chislehurst, United Kingdom (d. 1973)
  • 1915-01-30 John Profumo, British cabinet minister (Profumo scandal), born in London, England (d. 2006)
  • 1915-02-04 Norman Wisdom, English comedian (Kraft Music Hall, Trouble In Store), born in London, England (d. 2010)
  • 1915-02-09 Lennard Pearce, British actor (Only Fools and Horses....), born in Paddington, London, England (d. 1984)
  • 1915-02-18 Phyllis Calvert [Bickle], British actress (Crash of Silence, The Man in Grey), born in London, England (d. 2002)
  • 1915-02-20 Philip Friend, British actor (Dick Turpin, Buccaneer's Girl, Vulture, Fur Collar), born in Horsham, Sussex, England (d. 1987)
  • 1915-02-21 Godfrey Brown, British athlete, 4 X 400m runner (Olympic gold 1936), born in Bankura, India (d. 1995)
  • 1915-02-28 Peter Medawar, British biologist (1960 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for discovery of acquired immunological tolerance"), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 1987)
  • 1915-03-08 Vivien John, English painter and daughter of Augustus John, born in Dorset (d. 1994)
  • 1915-03-10 Sir Charles Groves, English conductor (Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, 1963-77), born in London (d. 1992)
  • 1915-05-02 Margaret "Peggy" Mount, British actress (Oliver!, Panic in the Parlor), born in Southend-On-Sea, Essex, England (d. 2001)
  • 1915-06-23 Dennis Price, English actor (Kind Hearts and Coronets, Separate Tables), born in Twyford, England (d. 1973)
  • 1915-07-18 Anthony Wakefield Cox, English architect, born in Park Road, Peterborough (d. 1993)
  • 1915-07-21 Maurice Laing, English contractor/multi-millionaire
  • 1915-08-22 Hugh Paddick, English actor (Round the Horne), born in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, England (d. 2000)
  • 1915-08-24 Ronald Ibbs, Irish actor (No Hiding Place, The Saint), born in Hendon, Middlesex, England (d. 1990)
  • 1915-08-26 Humphrey Searle, England, writer (20th Century counterpoint)
  • 1915-09-08 Frank Pullen, English businessman and racehorse owner, born in London (d. 1992)
  • 1915-09-22 Arthur Lowe, British actor (Dad's Army, Kind Hearts and Coronets, The Ruling Class), born in Hayfield, Derbyshire (d. 1982)
  • 1915-10-13 Terry Frost, British artist, born in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England (d. 2003)
  • 1915-11-01 Michael Denison, English actor (Importance of Being Ernest), born in York, England (d. 1988)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1801 - 1,900 of 2,342

  • 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 and director of British Museum (1974-76), 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
  • 1995-02-02 Fred Perry, English tennis player/broadcaster (8-time Grand Slam singles winner), dies of broken ribs at 85
  • 1995-02-14 Roger de Grey, British landscape painter and President 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, British 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, creator and founder President of the Pendon Museum of Miniature Landscape and Transport, 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 and composer, dies at 69
  • 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, British actress (His Majesty O'Keefe, The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men), dies at 66
  • 1997-01-07 Desmond Flower, English publisher, dies at 89
  • 1997-03-21 Wilbert Awdry, English Anglican cleric and children's writer (Thomas the Tank Engine), dies at 85
  • 1997-05-13 Laurie Lee, English poet and author (I Can't Stay Long), dies at 82
  • 1997-06-22 Don Henderson, British actor (The XYY Man, Strangers), dies at 65
  • 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, dies at 77
  • 1998-01-08 Michael Tippett, English composer/conductor (Child of our Time) dies at 93
  • 1998-03-12 Judge Dread [Alexander Hughes] English reggae musician, dies from a heart attack at 52
  • 1998-03-17 Bernarr Rainbow, English historian of music education, organist, and choir master, dies at 83
  • 1998-04-03 Mary Cartwright, English mathematician (b. 1900)
  • 1998-04-16 Fred Davis, English 8-time World Snooker Champion (1948-49, 51), dies at 84
  • 1998-05-02 Justin Fashanu, English footballer (b. 1961)
  • 1998-06-10 Hammond Innes, English author (b. 1914)
  • 1998-07-23 John Hopkins, English TV, film and stage writer (Z-Cars), dies at 67
  • 1998-07-28 Lenny McLean, English bareknuckle fighter (b. 1949)
  • 1998-09-01 Vere Harmsworth, 3rd Viscount Rothermere, English press magnate (The Mail on Sunday), dies of a heart attack at 73
  • 1998-10-03 Roddy McDowall, British actor (Planet of Apes, Cleopatra, Lord Love a Duck), dies at 70
  • 1998-10-22 Eric Ambler, English novelist (b. 1909)
  • 1998-11-10 Mary Millar, English actress (Keeping Up Appearances), dies at 62
  • 1998-11-29 Giant Haystacks [Martin Ruane], English professional wrestler, dies at 51
  • 1998-12-25 John Pulman, English snooker player (b. 1926)
  • 1998-12-30 George Webb, British actor (Keeping Up Appearances), dies of natural causes at 86
  • 1999-02-20 Sarah Kane, English playwright (b. 1971)
  • 1999-03-02 Dusty Springfield [Mary O'Brien], English vocalist (Growing Pains), dies at 59
  • 1999-04-03 Lionel Bart, English pop and theatrical music composer (Oliver), and writer, dies of liver cancer at 68
  • 1999-04-14 Anthony Newley, British actor and singer-songwriter (Doctor Dolittle; Goldfinger theme; Willy Wonka score), dies at 67
  • 1999-04-26 Adrian Borland, English musician (The Sound), dies at 41
  • 1999-04-28 Alf Ramsey, English football manager, dies at 79