English History (Part 22)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2101 - 2,200 of 4,660

  • 1924-01-21 Benny Hill [Alfred Hawthorn Hill], British comedian (The Benny Hill Show), born in Southampton, Hampshire, England (d. 1992)
  • 1924-01-24 John Spencer, Earl of Spencer, English peer and father of Diana, Princess of Wales, born in London, England (d. 1992)
  • 1924-01-27 Brian Rix [Lord Rix], British actor and activist (Mencap), born in Cottingham, Yorkshire (d. 2016)
  • 1924-02-07 Dora Bryan [Broadhurst], English actress (Taste of Honey), born in Southport England, (d. 2014)
  • 1924-03-28 Frederick "Freddie" Bartholomew, British child actor (Anna Karenina, David Copperfield, Captains Courageous), born in London, England (d. 1992)
  • 1924-04-08 Anthony Farrar-Hockley, English army officer (NATO Commander) and historian, born in Coventry, England (d. 2006)
  • 1924-04-15 Neville Marriner, English violinist (London Symphony, 1954-69), and conductor (Academy of St Martin in the Fields, 1958-2011; Minnesota Orchestra, 1979-86), born in Lincoln (d. 2016)
  • 1924-04-18 Roy Mason [Baron Mason of Barnsley], British defense secretary and Labour MP, born in Royston, England (d. 2015)
  • 1924-05-03 Ken Tyrrell, English race driver and founder of Tyrrell Racing, born in East Horsley, Surrey, England (d. 2001)

Person of interestTony Hancock

1924-05-12 Tony Hancock, English comedian and actor (Hancock's Half Hour), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1968)

Comedian Tony Hancock
Comedian
Tony Hancock
  • 1924-06-01 Paula Hinton, English ballet dancer, born in Ilford, Essex (d. 1996)
  • 1924-06-09 Anthony "Tony" Britton, British actor (Day of Jackal, Girl in my Soup), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1924-07-29 Arnold Weinstock, English industrial/multi-millionaire (GEC)
  • 1924-08-15 Robert Oxton Bolt, English playwright (A Man for All Seasons, Doctor Zhivago), born in Sale, Manchester (d. 1995)
  • 1924-08-21 Gerald D. Lascelles, son of English princess Mary, born in Goldsborough Hall, Yorkshire (d. 1952)
  • 1924-09-19 Ernest Tomlinson, English composer (Light music), born in Rawtenstall, Lancashire (d.2015)
  • 1924-09-22 Rosamunde Pilcher, English novelist (The Shell Seekers), born in Lelant, England (d. 2019)
  • 1924-09-24 Sheila MacRae, British-born actress (Jackie Gleason Show), born in London, England (d. 2014)
  • 1924-10-10 James Clavell, British-American author (The Asian Saga), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1994)
  • 1924-11-19 William Russell, British actor (Doctor Who, The Great Escape, Superman), born in Sunderland, England
  • 1924-11-21 Christopher Tolkien, British author and son of J. R. R. Tolkien, born in Leeds, England (d. 2020)
  • 1924-12-19 Edmund Purdom, British actor (The Egyptian, Asissi Underground, Pieces), born in Hertfordshire, England (d. 2009)
  • 1924-12-19 Peter Prowtiny, English real estate developer/multi-millionaire
  • 1924-12-28 Christine Norden, British actress (Little Shop of Horrors, Night Beat), born in Sunderland, England (d. 1988)
  • 1925-01-08 James Saunders, English playwright (Ark), born in Islington, London (d. 2004)
  • 1925-01-19 Nina [Mary] Bawden, English author (Afternoon of a Good Woman), (d. 2012)
  • 1925-01-22 Leslie Silver, English paint manufacturer/multi-millionaire
  • 1925-02-07 Arthur Berry, English artist and playwright, born in Smallthorne, Stoke-on-Trent (d. 1994)
  • 1925-02-17 Ron Goodwin, English composer and conductor, Plymouth, Devon, England (d. 2003)
  • 1925-03-03 Richard Vernon, England, actor (Servant, Gandhi, Hard Days Night)
  • 1925-03-14 John Barrington Wain, English novelist/poet (Hurry on Down)
  • 1925-03-18 James Pickles, English judge and columnist, born in Halifax, West Yorkshire (d. 2010)
  • 1925-03-21 Peter Brook, English theater and film director (Marat/Sade), born in London
  • 1925-03-23 David Watkin, English cinematographer (d. 2008)
  • 1925-03-27 John Bayley, English academic and writer (Iris: A Memoir of Iris Murdoch), born in Lahore, British India (d. 2015)
  • 1925-04-12 Johnny Jordan, English cameraman (You Only Live Twice), born in Oxfordshire, England (d. 1969)
  • 1925-04-17 John Yates, Anglican bishop (Lambeth England), born in Burslem, Staffordshire
  • 1925-04-22 George Cole, English actor (Minder, Vampire Lovers), born in London, England (d.2015)
  • 1925-05-02 John Neville, English theatre and film actor, born in Willesden, London (d. 2011)
  • 1925-05-04 Peter Blum, Afrikaan poet (Capricorn), born in Trieste, Italy (d. 1990)
  • 1925-05-15 Mary Lyon, English geneticist (X-chromosome inactivation), born in Norwich, Norfolk (d. 2014)
  • 1925-05-26 Alec McCowen, English actor (Never Say Never Again), born in Tunbridge Wells (d. 2017)
  • 1925-05-27 Vere Harmsworth, 3rd Viscount Rothermere, English press magnate (The Mail on Sunday), born in London, England (d. 1998)
  • 1925-06-23 Miriam Karlin, British actress (The Rag Trade), born in Hampstead, London (d. 2011)
  • 1925-06-24 Len Jagger, English businessman/multi-millionaire
  • 1925-07-07 Yvonne Mitchell, writer (Johnny Nobody, Genghis Khan), born in London, England
  • 1925-08-22 Honor Blackman, English actress (Goldfinger, The Avengers), born in Plaistow, London (d. 2020)
  • 1925-09-02 Ronnie Stevens, actor (Rodney-Dick & Duchess), born in London, England

Person of interestPeter Sellers

1925-09-08 Peter Sellers, English actor and comedian (The Goon Show, Bobo, Pink Panther), (d. 1980), born in Portsmouth, Hampshire (d. 1980)

Actor and Comedian Peter Sellers
Actor and Comedian
Peter Sellers

Person of interestMargaret Thatcher

1925-10-13 Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1979-90), born in Grantham, Lincolnshire, England (d. 2013)

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher

Person of interestAngela Lansbury

1925-10-16 Angela Lansbury, British actress (Gaslight, Murder She Wrote), born in London, England

  • 1925-10-19 Bernard Hepton, Bradford England, actor (6 Wives of Henry VIII)
  • 1925-10-29 Robert Hardy, British actor (Harry Potter, All Creatures Great and Small), born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire (d. 2017)
  • 1925-10-31 John Pople, English chemist (Nobel Prize 1998), born in Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, England (d. 2004)
  • 1925-11-27 Ernie Wise [Wiseman], English comedian (Morecambe & Wise), born in Bramley, England (d. 1999)
  • 1926-01-13 Pamela M Cunnington, English architect/author (Change of Use)
  • 1926-01-14 Warren Mitchell, English actor (Alf Garnett in Till Death Us Do Part), born in London, England (d. 2015)
  • 1926-01-21 Brian Brockless, English organist and composer, born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1926-02-12 Paul Hamlyn, English publisher/multi-millionaire (Octopus)
  • 1926-02-16 John Schlesinger, director (Midnight Cowboy, Darling), born in London, England
  • 1926-02-22 Kenneth Williams, British actor (Hancock's Half Hour, Carry On films), born in King's Cross, London (d. 1988)
  • 1926-03-04 Don Rendell, English jazz musician and arranger, born in Plymouth, Devon (d. 2015)
  • 1926-03-11 Patricia Tindaole, England, architect
  • 1926-03-14 Lita Roza, English singer ("How Much is That Doggie in the Window"), born in Liverpool (d. 2008)
  • 1926-03-30 Lord Rayner [Derek Rayner], Norwich, Norfolk, English businessman and chief executive (Marks & Spencer)
  • 1926-03-31 John Fowles, British novelist (Collector, French Lieutenant's Woman), born in Leigh-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea, England (d. 2005)
  • 1926-04-09 Graham Hills, English physical scientist and principal (Strathclyde University, England), born in Southend-on-Sea, Essex (d. 2014)
  • 1926-04-13 John Spencer-Churchill, 11th duke of Marlborough, English large landowner, born in Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, England (d. 2014)

Person of interestElizabeth II

1926-04-21 Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor, Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland, 1952- ), born in London, England

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • 1926-04-21 Arthur Rowley, English soccer forward (most goals in English league football, 434 from 619 games; Leicester City, Shrewsbury Town), born in Wolverhampton, England (d. 2002)

Person of interestDavid Attenborough

1926-05-08 David Attenborough, English naturalist, TV producer and host (BBC "Life" and "Our Planet" series), born in London, England

Natural History Filmmaker and TV Personality David Attenborough
Natural History Filmmaker and TV Personality
David Attenborough
  • 1926-05-14 Eric Morecambe [John Bartholomew], British comedian (Morecambe & Wise, Picadilly Palace), born in Morecambe, Lancashire (d. 1984)

Person of interestPeter Shaffer

1926-05-15 Peter Shaffer, English playwright (Equus, Amadeus), twin brother to Anthony, born in Liverpool (d. 2016)

Playwright Peter Shaffer
Playwright
Peter Shaffer
  • 1926-06-08 Nico Kiasashvii, professor of English Literature
  • 1926-06-11 John Aspinall, English zoo owner (Howletts; Port Lympne), and gambling club host, born in Delhi, British India (d. 2000)
  • 1926-06-12 Jackie Pallo, English professional wrestler, born in Islington, Greater London, England (d. 2006)
  • 1926-07-11 Patrick Wymark [Cheeseman], British actor (Skull, Tomb of Ligeia), born in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire (d. 1970)
  • 1926-07-18 Jane Hylton [Audrey Gwendolene Clark], British actress (Adv of Sir Lancelot, Daybreak), born in London, England (d. 1979)
  • 1926-07-18 Richard Pasco, British actor (Gorgon, Arch of Triumph), born in Barnes, London (d. 2014)
  • 1926-07-20 Patricia "Pat" Cutts, British actress (Coronation Street), born in London, England (d. 1974)
  • 1926-07-21 Queenie Watts [Mary Spenton], British singer and actress (Up the Junction, Holiday on the Buses), born in London, England (d. 1980)
  • 1926-07-21 Bill Pertwee, British actor (Dad's Army), born in Amersham, England (d. 2013)
  • 1926-07-27 Peter Coker, English painter, born in London (d. 2004)
  • 1926-08-06 Frank Finlay, British actor (Robbery, Lifeforce), born in Farnworth Lancashire (d. 2016)
  • 1926-08-11 Bernard Ashley, English businessperson, fashion designer and co-founder of Laura Ashley, born in London (d. 2009)
  • 1926-08-27 Patricia "Pat" Coombs, British comedienne and actress (Carry On Again Doctor, Cranford), born in Camberwell, London (d. 2002)
  • 1926-09-06 Arthur William Oldham, English composer, born in London (d. 2003)
  • 1926-09-17 Donald Acheson, Irish physician and Chief Medical Officer for England (1983-90), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 2010)
  • 1926-10-11 Jean Alexander, English actress (Hilda Ogden on Coronation Street), born in Liverpool (d. 2016)
  • 1926-10-21 Leonard Rossiter, British actor (Rising Damp, The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1984)
  • 1926-10-31 Jimmy Savile, English entertainer and suspected sexual predator, born in Leeds (d. 2011)
  • 1926-11-05 John Berger, English art critic and author (Ways of Seeing), born in London (d. 2017)
  • 1926-11-20 Terry Hall, English ventriloquist, born in Chadderton, Lancashire, England (d. 2007)
  • 1926-11-24 Alan Owen, English author (Maggie May, Ronnie Barker Show)
  • 1926-12-17 Jeremy Brooks, English writer (Jampot Smith), born in Southampton (d. 1994)

Person of interestSheila Scott

1927-04-27 Sheila Scott, English aviator (completes 1st round-the-world solo flight by a woman), born in Worcester, Worcestershire (d. 1988)

Aviator Sheila Scott
Aviator
Sheila Scott
  • 1927-04-29 Dorothy Manley, English 100m sprinter (Olympic silver 1948), born in London, England
  • 1927-05-04 Owen "Terry" Scott, British actor and comedian (Terry and June, Carry On Films), born in Watford, Hertfordshire (d. 1994)
  • 1927-05-13 Archie Scott-Brown, English race car driver (d. 1958)
  • 1927-05-21 Kay Kendall [Justine McCarthy], British actress (Genevieve, The Constant Husband, Les Girls), born in Withernsea, East Riding of Yorkshire (d. 1959)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 2101 - 2,200 of 2,340

  • 2006-10-10 Michael John Rogers, English ornithologist (b. 1932)
  • 2006-10-18 Anna Russell, English music satirist and composer, dies at 94
  • 2006-11-16 John Veale, English composer, dies at 84
  • 2006-11-23 Nick Clarke, English radio presenter (b. 1948)
  • 2006-11-29 Allen Carr, English anti-smoking campaigner (b. 1934)
  • 2006-12-02 Dave Mount, English rocker (Mud), dies at 59
  • 2006-12-09 Freddie Marsden, English rock drummer (Gerry and the Pacemakers), dies at 66
  • 2006-12-23 Charlie Drake [Charles Springall], English comedian, dies at 81
  • 2006-12-23 Johnny Vincent, English footballer for Birmingham City and Middlesbrough (b. 1947)
  • 2007-03-08 John Inman, English actor (Mr. Humphries-Are You Being Served?), dies at 71
  • 2007-03-14 Gareth Hunt, English actor (b. 1943)
  • 2007-03-17 Jim Cronin, Animal welfare campaigner and founder of Monkey World in Dorset, England. (b. 1951)
  • 2007-03-18 Alec Wyton, English-born American composer, dies at 85
  • 2007-04-04 Terry Hall, English ventriloquist, dies at 80
  • 2007-04-25 Alan Ball, English footballer (b. 1945)
  • 2007-07-15 Kelly Johnson, English guitarist, dies at 49
  • 2007-07-26 John Normington, English actor (b. 1937)
  • 2007-07-29 Mike Reid, English comedian and actor (b. 1940)
  • 2007-08-02 Kay Dotrice [Katherine Newman], British actress (Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers), dies of a heart attack at 78
  • 2007-08-25 Ray Jones, English footballer (b. 1988)
  • 2007-10-01 Ned Sherrin, English broadcaster, author and stage director (b. 1931)
  • 2007-10-01 Ronnie Hazlehurst, English conductor and TV theme song composer (Are You Being Served?), dies at 79
  • 2007-10-18 Alan Coren, English writer and satirist (b. 1938)
  • 2007-10-19 Michael Maidens, English footballer with Hartlepool United (b. 1987)
  • 2007-10-21 Paul Fox, English musician and singer (The Ruts), dies at 56
  • 2007-11-06 Hilda Braid, English actress ( Eastenders), dies at 78
  • 2007-11-08 Chad Varah, English founder of charity The Samaritans (b. 1911)
  • 2007-11-13 John Doherty, English footballer (b. 1935)
  • 2007-11-19 Mike Gregory, English rugby league footballer, dies from progressive muscular atrophy at 43
  • 2007-11-22 Verity Lambert, English film and TV producer, 1st producer of Doctor Who, dies at 71
  • 2008-01-25 Evelyn Barbirolli, English musician (b. 1911)
  • 2008-02-06 Tony Rolt, English racing driver (b. 1918)
  • 2008-02-17 Brian Harris, English footballer and manager, dies at 72
  • 2008-02-20 Emily Perry, English Actress (b. 1907)
  • 2008-02-21 Sunny Lowry, First British woman to swim the English Channel (b. 1911)
  • 2008-02-28 Mike Smith, English musician (The Dave Clark Five), dies at 64

Person of interestArthur C. Clarke

2008-03-19 Arthur C. Clarke, English sci-fi author (2001: A Space Odyssey, Childhood's End), dies of post-polio syndrome at 90

Sci-Fi Author Arthur C. Clarke
Sci-Fi Author
Arthur C. Clarke

Person of interestPaul Scofield

2008-03-19 Paul Scofield, English actor (A Man for All Seasons and Quiz Show), dies from leukemia at 86

  • 2008-03-20 Eric Ashton, English rugby league footballer (b. 1935)
  • 2008-03-20 Brian Wilde, English actor (b. 1921)
  • 2008-07-01 Mel Galley, English guitarist (b. 1948)
  • 2008-07-02 Elizabeth Spriggs, English-Born Actress (b. 1929)
  • 2008-07-03 Ernie Cooksey, English Footballer (b. 1980)
  • 2008-07-03 Clive Hornby, English soap actor - Emmerdale (b. 1944)
  • 2008-07-21 Lord Stokes [Donald Stokes], English industrialist (British Leyland), dies at 94
  • 2008-08-04 Craig Jones, English motorcycle racer. (b. 1985)
  • 2008-08-14 Lita Roza, English singer ("How Much is That Doggie in the Window"), dies at 82
  • 2008-09-15 Richard Wright, English singer-songwriter (Pink Floyd), dies of cancer at 65
  • 2008-11-12 Mitch Mitchell, English musician (Jimi Hendrix Experience), dies at 62
  • 2009-01-20 Sheila O'Nions Walsh (aka Sheila Walsh, Sophie Leyton), English romance writer (b. 1928)
  • 2009-02-14 Bernard Ashley, English businessperson, fashion designer and co-founder of Laura Ashley, dies of cancer at 82
  • 2009-02-26 Wendy Richard, English actress (EastEnders), dies of cancer at 65
  • 2009-03-04 Harry Parkes, English footballer (b. 1920)

Person of interestNatasha Richardson

2009-03-18 Natasha Richardson, English actress (Gothic, Handmaid's Tale), dies of a traumatic brain injury at 45

  • 2009-03-22 Jade Goody, English reality TV Star and Entrepreneur, dies of cancer at 27
  • 2009-05-07 David Mellor, English cutlery designer (b. 1930)
  • 2009-06-10 Tenniel Evans, British actor and clergyman (10 Rillington Place, My Brother's Keeper), dies at 83
  • 2009-07-31 Sir Bobby Robson, English soccer forward, coach (20 caps; England manager 1982-90), dies of lung cancer at 76
  • 2009-07-31 Harry Alan Towers, English film producer and screenwriter (b. 1920)
  • 2009-10-31 Tom Wheatcroft, English businessman and car collector (Donington Grand Prix Collection ), dies at 87
  • 2009-11-29 Robert Holdstock, English sci-fi author (Ghost Dance, Labyrinth), dies at 61
  • 2009-12-02 Maggie Jones, English actress (b. 1934)
  • 2009-12-14 Alan A'Court, English footballer, dies at 75
  • 2009-12-20 Jack Hixon, English football talent scout (b. 1921)
  • 2010-01-22 Jean Simmons, British actress (Thorn Birds, Guys & Dolls), dies at 80
  • 2010-02-11 [Lee} Alexander McQueen, English fashion designer, commits suicide at 40
  • 2010-04-25 Alan Sillitoe, English writer (Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner), dies at 82
  • 2010-05-23 Simon Monjack, English actor, producer, & writer (b. 1970)
  • 2010-05-24 Ray Alan, English ventriloquist & television entertainer (Lord Charles), dies at 79
  • 2010-06-03 John Hedgecoe, English photographer (b. 1932)
  • 2010-06-23 Pete Quaife, English bass guitarist (The Kinks), dies at 66
  • 2010-06-25 Alan Plater, English playwright (b. 1935)
  • 2010-07-28 Ivy Bean, English internet celebrity (b. 1905)
  • 2010-09-03 Mike Edwards [Swami Deva Pramada], English musician (ELO), killed by a rolling hay bale at 62
  • 2010-10-04 Norman Wisdom, English comedian (Kraft Music Hall, Trouble In Store), dies at 95
  • 2010-10-14 Simon MacCorkindale, English actor (Falcon Crest, Manimal), dies of bowel cancer at 58
  • 2010-11-25 Peter Christopherson English musician and video director/designer (b. 1955)
  • 2010-12-18 James Pickles, English judge and columnist, dies at 85
  • 2010-12-19 Anthony Howard, English Journalist (b. 1934)
  • 2011-01-02 Pete Postlethwaite, English actor (In the Name of the Father, Inception), dies of pancreatic cancer at 64
  • 2011-01-04 Dick King-Smith English Author (b. 1922)
  • 2011-01-14 Trish Keenan, lead vocalist of English band Broadcast (b. 1968)
  • 2011-01-15 Nat Lofthouse, English Footballer (b. 1925)
  • 2011-01-30 John Barry [Prendergast], English film score composer (James Bond films; Born Free), dies at 77
  • 2011-02-05 Brian Jacques, English author, author of the Redwall series (b. 1939)
  • 2011-03-17 Michael Gough, English actor (Hammer Horror Films, Search for the Nile), dies at 94
  • 2011-03-18 Jet Harris [Terence Harris], English rock bassist (Drifters), dies of cancer at 71

Person of interestElizabeth Taylor

2011-03-23 Elizabeth Taylor, English-American actress, businesswoman, and humanitarian (Cleopatra, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) dies at 79

  • 2011-05-01 Ted Lowe, English snooker commentator (Pot Black, BBC), dies at 90
  • 2011-05-16 Edward Hardwicke, British actor (Sherlock Holmes), dies at 78
  • 2011-06-25 Margaret Tyzack, English actress (b. 1931)
  • 2011-06-27 Mike Doyle, English former footballer (b. 1946)
  • 2011-07-12 David Carr, English rock keyboardist (The Fortunes), dies at 67
  • 2011-10-16 Dan Wheldon, English auto racer (b. 1978)

Person of interestChristopher Hitchens

2011-12-15 Christopher Hitchens, English author and journalist (Vanity Fair, New Statesman) dies of oesophageal cancer aged 62

Author, Journalist and Orator Christopher Hitchens
Author, Journalist and Orator
Christopher Hitchens
  • 2012-01-01 Bob Anderson, English fencer & film fight choreographer (Lord of the Rings, Die Another Day), dies at 90
  • 2012-01-04 Harry Fowler, British actor (Great: Isambard Kingdom Brunel), dies at 85
  • 2012-01-06 Robert Holness, English radio and television presenter, dies at 83
  • 2012-01-26 Ian Abercrombie, English actor (Birds of Prey, Desperate Housewives), dies from kidney failure at 77
  • 2012-01-30 Frederick Treves, English actor, dies at 86