English History (Part 23)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2201 - 2,300 of 4,676


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, England, 100m sprint (Olympic silver 1948)
  • 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)
  • 1927-06-16 Robert Matthews, master (Clare College Cambridge England)
  • 1927-06-27 David Hobman, English human right activist and director (Age Concern England) (d. 2003)
  • 1927-07-03 Ken Russell, British film director (Tommy, Altered States, Gothic), born in Southampton, Hampshire, England (d. 2011)
  • 1927-08-01 Franklyn Perring, English botanist (co-author of Atlas of the British Flora, 1962), born in London (d. 2003)
  • 1927-08-02 Peter Swinnereton-Dyer, English mathematician, born in Ponteland, Northumberland
  • 1927-08-09 Robert Shaw, British actor, novelist, and playwright (Deep, Jaws, Sting, Black Sunday), born in Westhoughton, Lancashire (d. 1978)
  • 1927-08-11 Raymond Leppard, conductor (St Louis Symphony Orchestra), born in London, England
  • 1927-08-20 Geriatric1927 [Peter Oakley], English video blogger, born in Norwich, Norfolk, England (d. 2014)
  • 1927-08-20 Yootha Joyce, British actress (Man About the House, George and Mildred), born in Wandsworth, London (d. 1980)
  • 1927-09-19 Rosemary Harris, British actress (Spider-Man, The Lion in Winter, Holocaust, Notorious Woman, Tom & Viv), born in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, England
  • 1927-09-20 John Dankworth, English jazz musician and composer, born in Woodford, Essex, England (d. 2010)
  • 1927-09-22 Gordon Astall, English footballer, born in Horwich
  • 1927-09-25 Colin Davis, English conductor (NY Met 1967-71), born in Weybridge, Surrey (d. 2013)

Person of interestRoger Moore

1927-10-14 Roger Moore, British actor (The Saint, James Bond), born in London (d. 2017)

  • 1927-10-16 Lee Montague, British actor (Uncle Sasha-Holocaust), born in London, England
  • 1927-10-28 Dame Cleo Laine, British actress and jazz-pop singer (Flesh to a Tiger), born in Middlesex, England
  • 1927-11-02 John Sainsbury, Baron Sainsbury of Preston Candover, English businessman and billionaire
  • 1927-11-08 Ken Dodd, British singer and comedian described as "the last great music hall entertainer," born in Knotty Ash, Liverpool, England (d. 2018)
  • 1927-11-11 Leonard Wolfson, Baron Wolfson, English businessman and multi-millionaire
  • 1927-11-17 Fenella Fielding, English actress (Carry On films), born in London (d. 2018)
  • 1927-12-19 James Booth [David Geeves], British actor and screenwriter (Zulu, Keeping Mum), born in Croydon, Surrey (d. 2005)
  • 1927-12-26 Denis Quilley, British actor (Anything Goes, The Lady's Not For Burning, Masada), born in London, England (d. 2003)
  • 1927-12-28 Simon Raven, English playwright/critic (Alms for Oblivion)
  • 1928-01-02 Harry Hyams, English immovable goods owner (Center Point)

Person of interestVidal Sassoon

1928-01-17 Vidal Sassoon, British-American hair stylist and CEO of Vidal Sasson, born in London (d. 2012)

Hairdresser Vidal Sassoon
Hairdresser
Vidal Sassoon
  • 1928-01-24 Desmond Morris, English zoologist (Human Ape, Body Language), born in Purton, United Kingdom
  • 1928-01-31 Robert Clatworthy, English sculptor, born in Bridgwater, Somerset
  • 1928-02-01 Eric Evans, English dean of St Paul's, born in Tenby, Wales (d. 1996)
  • 1928-02-22 Bruce Forsyth, English comedian & TV host (Generation Game), born in London, England
  • 1928-02-29 Joss Ackland, British actor (Queenie, To Kill a Priest), born in London, England
  • 1928-03-04 Alan Sillitoe, English writer (Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner), born in Nottingham (d. 2010)
  • 1928-03-11 Peter Roger Hunt, director (Dr No), born in London, England
  • 1928-03-30 John Heddle Nash, English operatic singer, born in London (d. 1994)
  • 1928-03-30 Tom Sharpe, English historian/author (Riotous Assembly, Want), (d. 2013)
  • 1928-04-03 Jennifer Paterson, English chef and TV personality (Two Fat Ladies), born in Kensington, London (d. 1999)
  • 1928-04-05 Michael Bryant, British actor (Sakharov, Girly), born in London, England (d. 2002)
  • 1928-04-08 Eric Porter, British actor (Antony & Cleopatra, 39 Steps), born in London, England (d. 1995)
  • 1928-04-13 Alan Clark, English politician (Minister for Defence Procurement), born in Paddington, London (d. 1999)
  • 1928-04-20 Gerald S. Hawkins, English-American astronomer (archaeoastronomy), born in Great Yarmouth, England (d. 2003)
  • 1928-05-19 Colin Chapman, English automotive engineer and founder of Lotus Cars, born in Richmond (d. 1982)
  • 1928-05-23 Nigel Davenport, British actor (Without a Clue, Masada), born in Cambridge, England (d. 2013)
  • 1928-05-23 Jeannie Carson [Shufflebottom], British-born comedian, actress, singer and dancer (As Long as They're Happy, An Alligator Named Daisy), born in Yorkshire, England
  • 1928-05-30 John Keith Wright, English economist, Assistant Secretary of State (1971-84)
  • 1928-06-01 Bob Monkhouse, comedian (Bonkers), born in Kent, England
  • 1928-06-05 Tony Richardson, England, director (Delicate Balance, Hotel NH)
  • 1928-06-19 Barry Took, English comedy writer (d. 2002)
  • 1928-06-28 Andrew Gordon Speedie-Pask, English cybernetician stage producer and lyricist, born in Derby (d. 1996)
  • 1928-06-28 Harold Evans, English-American journalist and writer (editor of The Sunday Times), born in Patricroft, England
  • 1928-06-28 Cyril Smith, British Liberal Member of Parliament and alleged serial sex offender, born in Lancashire, England (d. 2010)
  • 1928-07-03 Evelyn Anthony, English historical writer (Poellenberg Inheritance), born in London (d. 2018)
  • 1928-07-03 John Wills, Lord-Lieutenant of Avon 1974-96, born in Bristol (d. 1998)
  • 1928-07-12 Sir Alastair Burnet [James William Alexander Burnet], British journalist and broadcaster (News at Ten), Born in Sheffield, England (d. 2012)
  • 1928-07-16 Anita Brookner, English novelist (Hotel du Lac) and art historian, born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1928-08-08 Ken Scowcroft, English insurance magnate/multi-millionaire
  • 1928-08-15 Nicolas Roeg, English cinematographer and director (Aria, Eureka), born in London, England (d. 2018)
  • 1928-08-21 Gillian Sheen, British fencer and foil champion (Olympic gold 1956), born in Willesden, London
  • 1928-08-26 Peter Appleyard, British-Canadian jazz vibraphonist, born in Cleethorpes England (d. 2013)
  • 1928-08-29 Charles Gray, British actor (Clay-Rawhide, Diamonds Are Forever, The Rocky Horror Picture Show), born in Bournemouth, Hampshire (d. 2000)
  • 1928-09-14 Sir Angus Ogilvy, British businessman and husband of Princess Alexandra of Kent, born in London, England (d. 2004)
  • 1928-09-15 Rod Robbie, Poole, England, Canadian architect and planner (Roger's Centre/ Sky Dome, Toronto), (d. 2012)
  • 1928-09-17 Roddy McDowall, British actor (Planet of Apes, Cleopatra, Lord Love a Duck), born in London, England (d. 1998)
  • 1928-09-29 Lord Avebury [Eric Reginald Lubbock], English politician (Liberal MP for Orpington 1962-70)
  • 1928-11-12 Robert Holness, Natal, South Africa, English radio and television presenter (BBC), (d. 2012)
  • 1928-11-22 Pat Smythe, English equestrian rider (Olympic bronze team jumps 1956; author children's books), born in London, England (d. 1996)
  • 1928-12-29 Bernard Cribbins, British character actor, voice-over artist and musical comedian (Val Doonican Show), born in Oldham, Lancashire
  • 1929-01-10 Derek Hammond-Stroud, English operatic baritone, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 2012)
  • 1929-01-28 Acker Bilk, English clarinetist who was part of the traditional jazz revival of the 1950s and 1960s, born in Pensford, Somerset (d. 2014)
  • 1929-01-31 Jean Simmons, British actress (Thorn Birds, Guys & Dolls), born in London, England (d. 2010)
  • 1929-02-08 Roger Byrne, English soccer fullback (33 caps; Manchester United 245 games; died Munich air disaster), born in Manchester, Lancashire (d. 1958)
  • 1929-02-15 Graham Hill, auto racer (1962, 68 international racing champ), born in London, England
  • 1929-02-17 Nicholas Ridley, Lord Ridley of Liddesdale, English politician, Minister of Finance, born in Northumberland (d. 1993)
  • 1929-02-18 Leonard Cyril Deighton, English author (Ipcress File, Fighter)
  • 1929-02-21 James Beck, British actor (Dad's Army), born in Islington, London (d. 1973)
  • 1929-03-02 Sir Donald Gosling, British former-Chairman of "National Car Parks" and multi-millionaire, born in England
  • 1929-03-23 Michael Manser, English architect, born in Bristol (d. 2016)

Person of interestRoger Bannister

1929-03-23 Roger Bannister, English middle-distance athlete who was the 1st to run a 4 minute mile at Iffley Road Track, Oxford (1954), born in Harrow, England (d. 2018)

Middle-Distance Runner Roger Bannister
Middle-Distance Runner
Roger Bannister
  • 1929-03-25 Kenneth Haigh, British actor (Look Back in Anger, Search for the Nile), born in Mexborough, West Riding of Yorkshire (d. 2018)
  • 1929-03-28 Paul England, Australian racing driver, born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2014)
  • 1929-04-05 Joe Meek, English record producer (Telstar), born in Newent, Gloucestershire, England (d. 1967)
  • 1929-04-14 Gerry Anderson, English television producer, (d. 2012)
  • 1929-04-22 Margaret Pereira, English forensic scientist (Nicholls and Pereira method), born in Bexley (d. 2017)
  • 1929-04-22 Michael Atiyah, English mathematician (Atiyah-Singer Index, Fields Medal 1966), born in London, England (d. 2019)
  • 1929-04-23 George Steiner, French-American literary critic and educator, born in Paris (d. 2020)

Person of interestJohn Turner

1929-06-07 John Turner, 17th Prime Minister of Canada (1984), born in Richmond, England

17th Prime Minister of Canada John Turner
17th Prime Minister of Canada
John Turner
  • 1929-06-13 Alan Civil, British horn player (played horn solo in Beatles "For No One"), born in Northamptonshire, England (d. 1989)
  • 1929-06-16 Pauline Yates, British actress (The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin), born in St Helens, Merseyside (d. 2015)
  • 1929-06-19 Thelma Barlow [Pigott], British actress (Mavis on Coronation Street, Dinnerladies), born in Middlesbrough, England
  • 1929-06-23 Dave King, Twickenham England, comedian (Kraft Music Hall)
  • 1929-06-26 Ian Prestt, English ornithologist, born in Lancaster (d. 1995)
  • 1929-07-22 Vivien Merchant [Ada Thompson], British actress (Alfie, The Homecoming, The Offence), born in Manchester, England (d. 1982)
  • 1929-08-29 Thom Gunn, British poet (The Wound), born in Kent, England (d. 2004)
  • 1929-09-17 Stirling Moss, British auto racer (16 x F1 Grands Prix; World F1 Drivers C'ship runner-up 1955-58; 12 Hours of Sebring 1954) and broadcaster (ABC F1, NASCAR), born in London, England (d. 2020)
  • 1929-09-21 Bernard Williams, English moral philosopher, born in Westcliff, Essex, England (d. 2003)
  • 1929-10-28 Dame Joan Plowright, British actress (Enchanted April, Brimstone & Treacle), born in Brigg, Lincolnshire
  • 1929-12-12 John Osborne, English playwright (Entertainer, Look Back in Anger, Luther), born in London (d. 1994)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 2201 - 2,300 of 2,346


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

Person of interestDavy Jones

2012-02-29 Davy Jones, English musician (The Monkees), dies from heart attack at 66

Singer Davy Jones
Singer
Davy Jones
  • 2012-03-28 John Arden, English novelist and playwright (Left Handed Liberty), dies at 81
  • 2012-04-20 Bert Weedon, English guitar player, dies at 91
  • 2012-04-28 Patricia Medina, British actress (The Three Musketeers, High-Low), dies from natural causes at 92
  • 2012-06-02 Richard Dawson, British-American actor, comedian, and game show host (Hogan's Heroes, Family Feud), dies from esophageal cancer at 79
  • 2012-07-04 Eric Sykes, English writer, actor and director (Goon Show, Sykes and A...), dies at 89
  • 2012-07-16 Jon Lord, English musician, dies from a pulmonary embolism at 71
  • 2012-07-20 Simon Ward, English actor, dies at 70
  • 2012-08-06 Sir Bernard Lovell, English radio astronomer, dies at 98
  • 2012-08-19 Tony Scott, English film director and producer (Top Gun, Revenge, Days of Thunder), commits suicide at 68
  • 2012-08-22 Nina Bawden, English author, dies at 87
  • 2012-10-25 John Connelly, English footballer (20 English caps), dies from cancer at 74
  • 2012-11-09 Bill Tarmey, English actor (Coronation Street), dies at 71
  • 2012-11-17 Margaret Yorke, English crime fiction writer, dies at 88
  • 2012-11-25 Dinah Sheridan, British actress (Genevieve, The Railway Children, Don't Wait Up), dies at 92
  • 2012-11-26 Joseph Murray, English plastic surgeon, dies from a hemorrhagic stroke at 93
  • 2012-12-09 Sir Patrick Moore, English amateur astronomer and author, dies from an infection at 89
  • 2012-12-24 Richard Rodney Bennett, English composer, dies at 76
  • 2012-12-26 Gerry Anderson, English writer/producer/director, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 83
  • 2013-01-04 Derek Kevan, English footballer, dies at 77
  • 2013-01-17 Lizbeth Webb, English soprano, dies at 86
  • 2013-01-21 Michael Winner, English film director and producer (Death Wish), dies at 77
  • 2013-02-04 Reg Presley [Reginald Maurice Ball], English rock vocalist (Troggs-Wild Thing) and songwriter, dies from lung cancer at 71
  • 2013-02-05 Stuart Freeborn, English motion picture make-up artist, dies at 98
  • 2013-02-11 Rick Huxley, English guitarist (Dave Clark 5), dies at 72

Person of interestTony Sheridan

2013-02-16 Tony Sheridan, English singer-songwriter and guitarist who collaborated with The Beatles, dies at 72

Singer-Songwriter and and Guitarist Tony Sheridan
Singer-Songwriter and and Guitarist
Tony Sheridan
  • 2013-02-17 Richard Briers, English actor, dies from emphysema at 79
  • 2013-02-18 Kevin Ayers, English rocker, dies at 68
  • 2013-02-28 Bruce Reynolds, English criminal, dies at 81
  • 2013-03-06 Alvin Lee, English rocker, dies from complications from surgery at 68
  • 2013-03-07 Peter Banks [Brockbanks], British rock guitarist and singer-songwriter described as "the architect of progressive music" (Yes, the Syn, Flash), dies of heart failure at 65
  • 2013-03-07 Kenny Ball, English jazz musician, dies of pneumonia at 82
  • 2013-03-12 Clive Burr, English drummer, dies from complications from multiple sclerosis at 56
  • 2013-04-07 John St Aubyn, 4th Baron St Levan, English peer (St Michael's Mount), dies at 94
  • 2013-04-20 Nosher Powell, English actor and boxer, dies at 84
  • 2013-05-08 Brian Forbes, English director and actor, dies at 86
  • 2013-05-27 Bill Pertwee, British actor (Dad's Army), dies at 86
  • 2013-07-19 Mel Smith, English comedian and author, dies from a heart attack at 60
  • 2013-08-13 Jon Brookes, English drummer (The Charlatans), dies of cancer at 44
  • 2013-08-23 David Garrick [Philip Darryl Core], British singer (Dear Mrs Applebee), dies at 67
  • 2013-09-16 Jackie Lomax, English singer-songwriter (Is This What You Want), dies at 69
  • 2013-10-25 Nigel Davenport, British actor (Without a Clue, Masada), dies at 85
  • 2013-10-30 Pete Haycock, English guitarist, dies at 62
  • 2013-11-25 Bill Foulkes, English footballer (Manchester United), dies at 81
  • 2013-11-30 Jean Kent [Joan Summerfield], British actress (Caravan, Bond Street), dies from complications from a fall at 92
  • 2013-12-01 Richard Coughlan, English drummer, dies from pneumonia at 66
  • 2013-12-05 Colin Wilson, English writer (Afterlife, Book of Great Mysteries), dies at 82
  • 2014-01-02 Elizabeth Jane Howard, English novelist, dies at 90
  • 2014-01-19 Bert Williams, English footballer (Wolverhampton, 30 caps), dies at 93
  • 2014-03-06 Sheila MacRae, British-born actress (Jackie Gleason Show), dies at 92
  • 2014-03-15 Clarissa Dickson Wright, English celebrity chef (Two Fat Ladies), dies at 66
  • 2014-03-30 Kate O'Mara, English actress (Dynasty) and writer, dies at 74
  • 2014-04-07 Peaches Geldof, English columnist and daughter of Bob Geldof and Paula Yates, dies of a heroin overdose at 25
  • 2014-04-29 Bob Hoskins, English actor (Who Framed Roger Rabbit), dies from pneumonia at 71
  • 2014-05-14 Stephen Sutton, English cancer blogger (Stephen's Story), dies at 19
  • 2014-06-09 Rik Mayall, English actor & comedian, dies from cardiac arrest at 56
  • 2014-06-14 Sam Kelly [Roger Michael Kelly], English actor ('Allo 'Allo!, Porridge), dies of cancer at 70
  • 2014-06-17 Patsy Byrne, English actress, dies at 80
  • 2014-08-08 Charles Keating, English actor, dies from lung cancer at 72

Person of interestRichard Attenborough

2014-08-24 Richard Attenborough, English actor and director (Gandhi, Young Winston), dies at 90

Director and Actor Richard Attenborough
Director and Actor
Richard Attenborough
  • 2014-08-28 Glenn Cornick, English rock bassist, dies from heart failure at 67
  • 2014-09-12 Donald Sinden, English actor, dies from prostate cancer at 90
  • 2014-10-19 Lynda Bellingham, Canadian-born English actress, dies from colon cancer at 66
  • 2014-10-23 Alvin Stardust, English singer, dies at 72
  • 2014-11-02 Acker Bilk, English clarinetist who was part of the traditional jazz revival of the 1950s and 1960s, dies at 85
  • 2014-11-27 P. D. James [Phyllis Dorothy], Baroness James of Holland Park, English crime and mystery writer (Cover Her Face, Death in Holy Orders), dies at 94
  • 2014-12-03 Ian McLagan, English rocker, dies from a stroke at 69
  • 2014-12-21 Billie Whitelaw, British actress (Omen, Adding Machine), dies at 82

Person of interestJoe Cocker

2014-12-22 Joe Cocker, English rock musician (With a Little Help from My Friends), dies of lung cancer at 70

Rocker Joe Cocker
Rocker
Joe Cocker
  • 2014-12-25 Mary Lyon, English geneticist (X-chromosome inactivation), dies at 89
  • 2015-01-06 Lance Percival, English actor and comedian (That Was The Week That Was), dies at 81
  • 2015-01-12 John Bayley, English academic and writer (Iris: A Memoir of Iris Murdoch), dies at 89
  • 2015-01-13 Trevor Leonard Ward-Davies 'Dozy', English musician (Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich), dies at 70
  • 2015-01-19 Anne Kirkbride, English actress (Deirdre-Coronation Street), dies of breast cancer at 60
  • 2015-01-21 Pauline Yates, British actress (The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin), dies at 85
  • 2015-01-30 Geraldine McEwan, British actress (Agatha Christie's Miss Marple), dies at 82
  • 2015-02-07 Robert Gavron, Baron Gavron, English publisher and multi-millionaire (St Ives Group), dies of a heart attack at 84

Person of interestTerry Pratchett

2015-03-12 Terry Pratchett, English author of fantasy novels (Discworld), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 66

Novelist Terry Pratchett
Novelist
Terry Pratchett
  • 2015-03-15 Robert Clatworthy, English sculptor, dies at 87
  • 2015-03-16 Andy Fraser, English bass guitarist (Free), dies at 62
  • 2015-03-21 Jackie Trent, English singer-songwriter (Neighbours theme) and actress, dies at 74
  • 2015-03-26 John Renbourn, English folk guitarist and songwriter (Pentangle), dies of a heart attack at 70
  • 2015-04-01 Dave Ball, English guitarist (Procul Harum), dies of cancer at 65
  • 2015-04-20 Sir Raymond Carr, English historian and warden (St Antony's College Oxford), dies at 96
  • 2015-05-02 Ruth Rendell, English thriller writer (Inspector Wexford novels), dies at 85

Person of interestChristopher Lee

2015-06-07 Sir Christopher Lee, English actor (The Lord of the Rings, Dracula), dies at 93

  • 2015-06-12 Ernest Tomlinson, English composer (Light music), dies at 90
  • 2015-06-27 Chris Squire, English rock bassist (Yes), dies of cancer at 67
  • 2015-07-01 Sir Nicholas Winton, English Humanitarian ('British Schindler' - saved 600 children from Nazis), dies at 106
  • 2015-07-17 Owen Chadwick, English historian, priest and university chancellor, dies at 99
  • 2015-08-02 Cilla Black, English pop singer and TV host (Blind Date), dies at 72
  • 2015-08-03 Robert Conquest, English historian and poet (The Great Terror), dies at 98
  • 2015-08-05 George Cole, English actor (Minder), dies at 90
  • 2015-08-09 David Nobbs, English comedic writer (The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin), dies at 80