English History (Part 20)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1901 - 2,000 of 4,813

  • 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, writer (Book on the Taboo), born in Kent, England
  • 1915-01-30 John D Profumo, England, politician (C)
  • 1915-01-30 John Profumo, British cabinet minister (Profumo scandal), born in London, England (d. 2006)
  • 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, England, zoologist, immunologist (Nobel 1953)
  • 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(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)
  • 1915-07-01 Viscount Leverhulm, English large landowner (Unilever)
  • 1915-07-02 8th duke of Wellington, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • 1915-07-18 Anthony Cox, English architect
  • 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 business person and racehorse owner (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, English artist (d. 2003)
  • 1915-11-01 Michael Denison, English actor (Importance of Being Ernest), born in York, England (d. 1988)
  • 1916-01-09 Peter Twinn, English World War II code-breaker (d. 2004)
  • 1916-02-01 Bruce Gordon, American actor (The Untouchables), born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts (d. 2011)
  • 1916-02-04 Gavin Buchanan Ewart, English poet (Pleasures of the Flesh)
  • 1916-02-17 Alexander Obolensky, Russian prince and famed Rugby Union footballer who played for England.(d. 1940)
  • 1916-03-10 Pamela Mason [Ostrer], British actress, author and talk-show host (Lady Possessed), born in Rochford, England (d. 1996)

Person of interestHarold Wilson

1916-03-11 Harold Wilson, British Prime Minister (Labour: 1964-70, 1974-76), born in Huddersfield, England (d. 1995)

British Prime Minister Harold Wilson
British Prime Minister
Harold Wilson
  • 1916-04-10 Alfie Bass [Abraham Basalinsky], British actor (Moonraker, Are You Being Served), born in London, England (d. 1987)
  • 1916-05-20 Rev Owen Chadwick, English historian, priest and university chancellor, born in London (d. 2015)

Person of interestFrancis Crick

1916-06-08 Francis Crick, English molecular biologist who co-discovered DNA's structure and 1962 Nobel laureate, born in Northampton, England (d. 2004)

Molecular biologist Francis Crick
Molecular biologist
Francis Crick
  • 1916-07-11 Reg Varney, English actor
  • 1916-07-18 Kenneth Armitage, English sculptor
  • 1916-07-31 Sydney Tafler, actor (Too Many Crooks), born in London, England
  • 1916-08-18 Moura Lympany, Saltash England, pianist (OBE-1979)
  • 1916-08-21 William John Raff Hooper, British cartoonist (Percy Prune), born in Lichfield, Staffordshire, England (d. 1996)
  • 1916-08-22 John Slater, actor (Deadlock, Cartel, Devil's Pass), born in London, England
  • 1916-08-30 Lord Keith of Castleacre, English banker
  • 1916-09-06 Anne Cavendish-Bentinck, English landowner
  • 1916-09-14 Eric Bentley, England, critic/writer (In Search of Theater)
  • 1916-09-17 Mary Stewart, British sci-fi author (Crystal Cave), born in Sunderland, England (d. 2014)

Person of interestPeter Finch

1916-09-28 Peter Finch, actor (Network, Windom's Way, Raid on Entebbe), born in London, England

Person of interestJames Herriot

1916-10-03 James Herriot [Alfred Wight], English veterinarian and novelist (All Creatures Great and Small), born in Sunderland, County Durham (d. 1995)

Novelist James Herriot
Novelist
James Herriot
  • 1916-10-18 Peter Shepherd, English contractor/multi-millionaire
  • 1916-11-23 Michael Gough, English actor (Hammer Horror Films, Search for the Nile), born in Kuala Lumpur, British Malaya (d. 2011)
  • 1916-11-28 Lilian Baels, English 2nd wife of Belgian king Leopold III
  • 1916-11-30 Michael Gwynn, English actor (Village of Damned, Question 7), born in Bath, England (d. 1976)
  • 1916-12-02 John Bentley, British actor (African Patrol, Crossroads), born in Birmingham, England (d. 2009)
  • 1916-12-15 Maurice Wilkins, England, physicist, worked with DNA (Nobel 1962)
  • 1916-12-17 Penelope Fitzgerald, English writer (d. 2000)
  • 1917-01-04 Maurice Wohl, English broker/multi-millionaire
  • 1917-02-19 Richard "Dick" Emery, British comedian and actor (Yellow Submarine, Loot, Baby Love), born in London, England (d. 1983)
  • 1917-03-06 Frankie Howerd, English comedian (d. 1992)
  • 1917-03-26 Jean Graham Hall, circuit court judge (England)
  • 1917-07-08 Pamela Brown, British actress (Cleopatra, I Know Where I'm Going!, Beckett), born in London, England (d. 1975)
  • 1917-07-10 Reg Smyth, English cartoonist (Andy Capp)
  • 1917-07-15 Robert Conquest, English historian and poet (The Great Terror), born in Great Malvern, Worcestershire (d. 2015)
  • 1917-07-24 John Hillaby, English writer and traveller
  • 1917-07-26 Richard Burnell, British rower (Olympic gold 1948), born in Henley-on-Thames, England (d. 1995)
  • 1917-08-30 Denis Healey, English politician (Labour Chancellor of the Exchequer), born in London, (d. 2015)
  • 1917-09-11 Jessica "Decca" Mitford, English author (American Way of Death), activist and one of the Mitford sisters, born in Gloucestershire (d. 1996)
  • 1917-09-17 Peter Bennett, British actor (Lady Chatterley's Lover, The Adventures of Robin Hood), born in London, England (d. 1989)
  • 1917-09-24 William Putnam Bundy, editor (Lvaggerier & Vagaries), born in London, England
  • 1917-09-28 Michael [George] Somes, England, dancer (Royal Ballet)
  • 1917-10-05 Robert Adams, English sculptor
  • 1917-11-02 Durward Knowles, yachtsman (Olympic gold 1968-Bahamas), born in Nassau, Bahamas
  • 1917-11-20 Ram Gopal, Indies/English dancer (Blue Peter, Purple Plain)
  • 1917-12-05 Ken Downing, English racing driver (d. 2004)

Person of interestArthur C. Clarke

1917-12-16 Arthur C. Clarke, English sci-fi author (2001: A Space Odyssey, Childhood's End), born in Minehead, England (d. 2008)

Sci-Fi Author Arthur C. Clarke
Sci-Fi Author
Arthur C. Clarke
  • 1917-12-22 Andrew Fielding Huxley, physiologist (Nobel 1963), born in London, England (d. 2012)
  • 1917-12-27 Earl of Inchcape, English large landowner/industrialist (P&O)
  • 1918-01-13 Ted Willis, prolific English screenwriter (It's Great to be Young)
  • 1918-01-27 Skitch Henderson, orchestra leader (Tonight Show), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1918-02-04 Ida Lupino, Anglo-American actress (Adventures of Sherlock Holmes) and director (The Hitch-Hiker), born in London, England (d. 1995)
  • 1918-02-04 Norman Wisdom, comedian (Kraft Music Hall), born in London, England
  • 1918-02-08 Lord Maxd Rayne, English broker/multi-millionaire
  • 1918-02-10 Gordon Pirie, English Group Captain and politician, born in Oxford (d. 2003)
  • 1918-02-28 Alfred Burke, British actor (Public Eye, Backfire, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets), born in London, England (d. 2011)
  • 1918-03-01 Roger Delgado, English actor (Doctor Who, Agent 8 3/4, Hot Enough for June), born in London, England (d. 1973)
  • 1918-04-07 Ronald Howard, British actor (Naked Edge, Come September, Murder She Said), born in Norwood, England (d. 1996)
  • 1918-04-11 Richard Wainwright, English politician, Liberal MP for Colne Valley (1966–70), born in Leeds (d. 2003)
  • 1918-04-13 A. L. [Audrey] Barker, English writer, born in St Pauls Cray, Kent (2002)
  • 1918-04-21 Edward Stanley, 18th earl of Derby, English landowner and multi-millionaire (d. 1994)
  • 1918-05-03 Ted Bates, English former footballer, born in Thetford, England (d. 2003)
  • 1918-05-06 Sydney Chatton, England
  • 1918-05-16 Wilf Mannion, English former footballer (d. 2000)

Person of interestFlorence Chadwick

1918-05-19 Florence Chadwick, swimmer (1st to swim English Channel both ways), born in San Diego, California (d. 1995)

  • 1918-05-29 Isabel Dean, English actress (Five Days One Summer Virgin Island, Ransom), born in Aldridge, Staffordshire (d. 1997)

Person of interestCicely Saunders

1918-06-22 Cicely Saunders, English nurse, physician and writer who founded the first modern hospice, born in Barnet, England (d. 2005)

Nurse and Social Worker Cicely Saunders
Nurse and Social Worker
Cicely Saunders
  • 1918-07-06 Sebastian Cabot, British actor (Kismet, Family Affair, Time Machine), born in London, England (d. 1977)
  • 1918-08-13 Frederick Sanger, British biochemist (Sanger sequencing, Nobel Prize 1958, 1980), born in Rendcomb, Gloucestershire, England (d. 2013)
  • 1918-08-25 Richard Greene, English composer and actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood), born in Plymouth, Devon, England (d. 1985)
  • 1918-11-06 Ronnie Brody, British actor (Superman 3, What's Up Nurse, Ritz), born in Bristol, England (d. 1991)
  • 1918-12-01 Kirby Laing, English contractor/multi-millionaire
  • 1919-03-15 John Gregson, British actor (Gideon CID, The Longest Day, Shirley's World), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1975)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1901 - 2,000 of 2,367

  • 1998-04-03 Mary Cartwright, English mathematician (b. 1900)
  • 1998-04-16 Fred Davis, English snooker player (b. 1913)
  • 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 (b. 1936)
  • 1998-11-29 Martin Ruane, English professional wrestler (b. 1947)
  • 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, English singer (b. 1939)
  • 1999-04-03 Lionel Bart, English pop music composer and writer, dies of liver cancer at 68
  • 1999-04-14 Anthony Newley, English actor and singer-songwriter (Dr Doolitte, Goldfinger theme), dies at 67
  • 1999-04-26 Adrian Borland, English musician (The Sound) (b. 1957)
  • 1999-04-28 Alf Ramsey, English football manager (b. 1920)
  • 1999-05-02 Oliver Reed, English actor (b. 1938)
  • 1999-05-08 Dirk Bogarde [Derek van den Bogaerde] British writer and actor (Death in Venice, Servant), dies at 78
  • 1999-05-18 Freddy Randall, English jazz trumpeter, dies at 78
  • 1999-05-19 James Blades, English percussionist (b. 1901)
  • 1999-06-01 Christopher Cockerell, English engineer and inventor (Hovercraft), dies at 88
  • 1999-06-25 Fred Feast, English actor (b. 1929)
  • 1999-06-27 Brian O'Hara, English rock musician (The Foremost), commits suicide at 57
  • 1999-07-17 Kevin Wilkinson, English drummer (The Waterboys), commits suicide at 41
  • 1999-08-25 Rob Fisher, English musician (b. 1956)
  • 1999-09-14 Charles Crichton, English film director (b. 1910)
  • 1999-11-12 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Jr., English thoroughbred horse owner (Bed O' Roses, Native Dancer), dies at 87
  • 1999-12-25 Peter Jeffrey, English actor (b. 1929)
  • 2000-02-07 "Lonesome Dave" Peverett, British rock singer and musician (Foghat, Savoy Brown), dies of complications from cancer at 56
  • 2000-02-23 Stanley Matthews, English footballer (b. 1915)
  • 2000-03-27 Ian Dury, English rock musician (The Blockheads) and actor (Judge Dredd), dies at 57
  • 2000-04-10 Peter Jones, British actor (Chariots of Fire, From a Bird's Eye View), dies of natural causes at 79
  • 2000-04-14 Wilf Mannion, English footballer (b. 1918)
  • 2000-04-28 Penelope Fitzgerald, English writer (b. 1916)
  • 2000-05-21 Barbara Cartland, English author (b. 1901)
  • 2000-06-24 David Tomlinson, British actor (Mary Poppins, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Helter Skelter), dies from a stroke at 83
  • 2000-06-29 John Aspinall, English zoo owner and gambling club host, dies of cancer at 74
  • 2000-07-09 Doug Fisher, English actor (b. 1941)
  • 2000-07-10 Justin Pierce, English-American actor and skateboarder (b. 1975)
  • 2000-07-15 Paul Young, English singer (Mike + The Mechanics), dies of a cardiac arrest at 53
  • 2000-08-16 Alan Caddy, English musician (The Tornados), dies at 60
  • 2000-08-29 Willie Maddren, English footballer (b. 1951)
  • 2000-09-17 Paula Yates, English TV personality (The Big Breakfast), dies of a drug overdose at 41
  • 2000-11-09 Hugh Paddick, English actor (Round the Horne), dies at 85
  • 2000-11-27 Len Shackleton, English former footballer, dies at 78
  • 2000-12-18 Kirsty MacColl, English singer and songwriter (b. 1959)
  • 2000-12-24 John Cooper, English race car designer (b. 1923)
  • 2001-01-11 Sir Denys Lasdun, English architect (b. 1914)
  • 2001-03-21 Anthony Steel, British actor and singer (Malta Story, The Wooden Horse), dies from lung cancer at 80
  • 2001-03-24 Muriel Young, English TV entertainer (b. 1928)
  • 2001-04-16 Alec Stock, English football manager (b. 1917)

Person of interestDouglas Adams

2001-05-11 Douglas Adams, English author (Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy), dies of myocardial infarction and a fatal cardiac arrhythmia at 49

  • 2001-05-16 Brian Pendleton, English musician (The Pretty Things) (b. 1944)
  • 2001-06-28 Joan Sims, English actress (b. 1930)
  • 2001-07-03 Delia Derbyshire, English musician and composer (Doctor Who theme, White Noise), dies of renal failure at 64
  • 2001-08-06 Dorothy Tutin, English actress (b. 1930)
  • 2001-08-11 Percy Stallard, English racing cyclist (b. 1909)
  • 2001-08-20 Sir Fred Hoyle, English astronomer and sci-fi writer (b. 1915)
  • 2001-08-30 Ivor Spencer-Thomas, English farmer, entrepreneur and inventor, dies at 94
  • 2001-11-05 Roy Boulting, English film director and producer (b. 1913)
  • 2001-11-06 Anthony Shaffer, English dramatist (Sleuth), dies at 75
  • 2001-11-12 Tony Miles, English chess player (b. 1955)
  • 2001-11-13 Margaret "Peggy" Mount, British actress (Oliver!, Panic in the Parlor), dies following a stroke at 86

Person of interestGeorge Harrison

2001-11-29 George Harrison, English pop star and Beatle (Traveling Wilburys-My Sweet Lord), dies of lung cancer at 58

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • 2001-12-16 Stuart Adamson, Scottish rock vocalist and guitarist (The Skids, Big Country), dies at 43
  • 2001-12-26 Nigel Hawthorne, English actor (Tartuffe, Pope John Paul II), dies at 72
  • 2002-01-02 Zac Foley, English rock bassist (EMF "Unbelievable"), dies at 31
  • 2002-01-22 Peter Bardens, English musician (Camel), dies of cancer at 56
  • 2002-02-16 Walter Winterbottom, England football manager (b. 1913)
  • 2002-02-21 John Thaw, English actor (Inspector Morse), dies of cancer at 60
  • 2002-02-21 A. L. [Audrey] Barker, English writer, dies at 83
  • 2002-03-04 Claire Davenport, English actress (The Elephant Man), dies at 68
  • 2002-03-25 Kenneth Wolstenholme, British BBC football commentator, dies at 81

Person of interestDudley Moore

2002-03-27 Dudley Moore, English actor and comedian (10, Arthur, Bedazzled), dies at 66

Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician Dudley Moore
Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician
Dudley Moore
  • 2002-04-03 Fad Gadget, English singer and musician (b. 1956)
  • 2002-05-02 John Nathan-Turner, English television producer (b. 1947)
  • 2002-05-02 W. T. Tutte, English-born codebreaker (b. 1917)
  • 2002-05-18 Davey Boy Smith, English professional wrestler (b. 1962)
  • 2002-05-25 Patricia "Pat" Coombs, British comedienne and actress (Carry On Again Doctor, Cranford), dies at 75
  • 2002-05-31 Eric Boyland, English biochemist (cancer research), dies at 97
  • 2002-07-24 Maurice Denham, British actor (Mr Love, Damn the Defiant), dies at 92

Person of interestArcher John Porter Martin

2002-07-28 Archer John Porter Martin, English chemist and Nobel laureate, dies at 92

Nobel Prize Winning Chemist Archer John Porter Martin
Nobel Prize Winning Chemist
Archer John Porter Martin
  • 2002-08-30 J. Lee Thompson, English film director (b. 1914)
  • 2002-08-31 George Porter, English chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1920)
  • 2002-09-23 Lord Abinger [James Richard Scarlett], English Conservative peer, campaigned for reform of the ancient law on treasure trove, dies at 87
  • 2002-11-15 Myra Hindley, English murderess (b. 1942)
  • 2002-12-17 James Hazeldine, English actor (b. 1947)
  • 2002-12-19 Arthur Rowley, English footballer. (b. 1926)
  • 2002-12-30 Mary Wesley, English novelist (b. 1912)
  • 2003-01-01 Cyril Shaps, British actor, producer and voice artist (The Pianist), dies at 79
  • 2003-01-11 Mickey Finn, English drummer (T. Rex) (b. 1947)
  • 2003-01-12 Allan Nunn May, English physicist and Soviet spy (b. 1911)
  • 2003-01-16 Richard Wainwright, English politician, Liberal MP for Colne Valley (1966–70), dies at 84
  • 2003-01-26 Hugh Trevor-Roper, English historian (The Last Days of Hitler), dies at 89
  • 2003-02-14 Johnny Longden, Canadian Racing Hall of Fame jockey/trainer (1943 Triple Crown on Count Fleet), dies of a stroke at 96
  • 2003-02-24 John Edward Christopher Hill, English historian (b. 1912)
  • 2003-02-27 John Lanchbery, English composer (b. 1923)