English History (Part 22)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2101 - 2,200 of 4,801

  • 1922-11-03 Earl of Lonsdale, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • 1922-12-06 John Henry Cound Brunt, English soldier, Victoria Cross holder (d. 1944)
  • 1922-12-26 Richard Mayes, British actor (Doctor Who, Emmerdale), born in Luton, Bedfordshire, England (d. 2006)
  • 1923-01-13 Jack Watling, British actor (Nanny, Adventure for 2, Naked Heart), born in London, England (d. 2001)
  • 1923-02-07 George Lascelles, English Earl of Harewood, Director of the Royal Opera House, born in London (d. 2011)
  • 1923-03-04 Patrick Moore, England, astronomer/writer (A-Z of Astronomy), (d. 2012)
  • 1923-04-03 John Smith, English large landowner and financier, born in London (d. 1994)
  • 1923-04-21 John Mortimer, English barrister and writer
  • 1923-04-22 Avis Bunnage, British actress (Rising Damp, Coronation Street), born in Ardwick, Manchester, England (d. 1990)
  • 1923-04-29 Maxine Audley, British actress (Peeping Tom, Ricochet, House of Cards), born in London, England (d. 1992)
  • 1923-05-04 Eric Sykes, English writer, actor and director (Goon Show, Sykes and A...), born in Oldham (d. 2012)
  • 1923-05-11 Gordon White, British business tycoon and co-founder of corporate raider Hanson Group, born in Hull, England (d. 1995)
  • 1923-05-12 Lord Laing, English biscuit manufacturer/pilot/multi-millionaire
  • 1923-05-15 John Lanchbery, English composer (d. 2003)
  • 1923-06-03 Michael Jaffe, director (Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge England)
  • 1923-07-07 Richard Lumley, English insurance magnate/multi-millionaire
  • 1923-07-17 John Cooper, English race car designer (d. 2000)
  • 1923-07-18 Michael Medwin, British actor and producer (Four in a Jeep, Scrooge, Checkpoint), born in London, England
  • 1923-08-06 Jack Parnell, orchestra leader (Englebert Humperdick Show), born in London, England
  • 1923-08-23 Edgar F. Codd, English-American computer scientist, born in Fortuneswell, Dorset, England (d. 2003)

Person of interestRichard Attenborough

1923-08-29 Richard Attenborough, English actor and director (Gandhi, Jurassic Park, Young Winston), born in Cambridge, England (d. 2014)

Director and Actor Richard Attenborough
Director and Actor
Richard Attenborough
  • 1923-08-31 Larry Grayson, British comedian (Generation Game), born in Banbury, Oxfordshire, England (d. 1995)
  • 1923-09-07 Peter Lawford, British actor, producer and socialite (Mrs Miniver, Thin Man), born in London, England (d. 1984)
  • 1923-09-11 Alan Badel, British actor (Shogun, Salome, Bill Brand), born in Manchester, England (d. 1982)
  • 1923-09-18 Peter Smithson, English architect, born in Stockton-on-Tees, England (d. 2003)
  • 1923-09-21 John Vane, 11th Lord Barnard, English large landowner, born in Raby Castle, County Durham, England (d. 2016)
  • 1923-10-02 Jack Dellal, English immovables-goedbezitter/multi-millionaire, (d. 2012)
  • 1923-10-09 Donald Sinden, English actor (Doctor at Large, Mogambo, Simba), born in St Budeaux, Plymouth, (d. 2014)
  • 1923-10-10 Nicholas Parsons, British presenter and actor described as "the ultimate quiz show host", born in Grantham, England
  • 1923-10-13 Cyril Shaps, British actor, producer and voice artist (The Pianist), born in Highbury, London (d. 2003)
  • 1923-11-15 Peter Hammond, British actor and director (The Buccaneers, King of the Castle), born in London, England (d. 2011)
  • 1923-12-15 Freeman Dyson, English-born American physicist
  • 1924-01-08 Ron Moody [Ronald Moodnick], British composer, singer and actor (12 Chairs, Oliver!), born in London, England (d. 2015)
  • 1924-01-19 7th earl of Carnarvon, English large landowner
  • 1924-01-21 Benny Hill [Alfred Hawthorn Hill], British comedian (The Benny Hill Show), born in Southampton, Hampshire, England (d. 1992)
  • 1924-01-24 8th earl Spencer, English large landowner/father of Diane
  • 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)
  • 1924-03-31 Harry Cubitt, 4th Lord Ashcombe ("Mad Harry"), English landowner
  • 1924-04-08 Sir Anthony Farrar-Hockley, English soldier and historian (d. 2006)
  • 1924-04-15 Neville Marriner, English conductor and violinist (Academy of St Martin in the Fields), 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
  • 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
  • 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 chemist/playwright (Ark)
  • 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 (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, director (1776)/TV writer, born in London, England
  • 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, bishop (Lambeth England)
  • 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
  • 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, England, comedian (Morecambe & Wise)
  • 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 (d. 2015)
  • 1926-01-21 Brian Brockless, English organist (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)
  • 1926-02-24 Jean Alexander, English actress (Hilda Ogden on Coronation Street), born in Liverpool (d. 2016)
  • 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)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 2101 - 2,200 of 2,363

  • 2006-03-01 Peter Osgood, English footballer (b. 1947)
  • 2006-03-24 Lynne Perrie, English actress (b. 1931)
  • 2006-04-24 Brian Labone, English footballer (b. 1940)
  • 2006-05-19 Freddie Garrity, English lead singer from the band Freddie and the Dreamers (b. 1940)
  • 2006-06-02 Keith Smith, English professional rugby player (b. 1952)
  • 2006-06-28 Peter Rawlinson, Baron Rawlinson of Ewell, English barrister, politician and author (b. 1919)

Person of interestSyd Barrett

2006-07-07 Syd Barrett, English guitarist and early vocalist of the band Pink Floyd, dies of pancreatic cancer at 60

Rocker Syd Barrett
Rocker
Syd Barrett
  • 2006-07-11 John Spencer, English snooker player (b. 1935)
  • 2006-08-13 Tony Jay, English actor (b. 1933)
  • 2006-09-08 Hilda Bernstein, English-born South African author, artist, and activist (b. 1915)
  • 2006-09-09 Matt Gadsby, English footballer (b. 1979)
  • 2006-09-21 Raymond "Boz" Burrell, British rock musician (King Crimson, Bad Company), dies of a heart attack at 60
  • 2006-09-23 Sir Malcolm Arnold, English composer and professional trumpeter (b. 1921)
  • 2006-10-04 Tom Bell, English actor on stage, television and film (b. 1933)
  • 2006-10-05 Jennifer Moss, English Actress (b. 1945)
  • 2006-10-09 Paul Hunter, English professional snooker player (b. 1978)
  • 2006-10-10 Michael John Rogers, English ornithologist (b. 1932)
  • 2006-10-18 Anna Russell, English music satirist (b. 1911)
  • 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 (b. 1935)
  • 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 (b. 1927)
  • 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 theme song composer (b. 1928)
  • 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 (b. 1929)
  • 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 (b. 1935)
  • 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) (b. 1943)

Person of interestArthur C. Clarke

2008-03-19 Arthur C. Clarke, English sci-fi author (2001: A Space Odyssey, Childhood's End), dies 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, 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
  • 2008-12-08 Oliver Postgate, English animator, puppeteer and writer. (b. 1925)
  • 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 (b. 1943)
  • 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
  • 2009-07-01 Mollie Sugden, English actress (b. 1922)
  • 2009-07-31 Sir Bobby Robson, English professional football player and manager (b. 1933)
  • 2009-07-31 Harry Alan Towers, English film producer and screenwriter (b. 1920)
  • 2009-10-31 Tom Wheatcroft, English businessman (b. 1922)
  • 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 (b. 1934)
  • 2009-12-20 Jack Hixon, English football talent scout (b. 1921)
  • 2009-12-22 Albert Scanlon, English footballer (b. 1935)
  • 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 (b. 1930)
  • 2010-06-03 John Hedgecoe, English photographer (b. 1932)
  • 2010-06-23 Peter 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 Sir Norman Wisdom, English comedian, singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1915)
  • 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)
  • 2010-12-14 Dale Roberts, English footballer (b. 1986)
  • 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 (b. 1946)