English History (Part 23)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2201 - 2,300 of 4,813

  • 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, English novelist (Collector, French Leiutenent's Woman)
  • 1926-04-09 Graham Hills, principal (Strathclyde University, England)
  • 1926-04-13 John Spencer-Churchill, 11th duke of Marlborough, English large landowner

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 Footballer (d. 2002)

Person of interestDavid Attenborough

1926-05-08 David Attenborough, Naturalist, TV producer and host (BBC "Life" Series), born in London, England

Natural History Filmmaker and TV Personality David Attenborough
Natural History Filmmaker and TV Personality
David Attenborough
  • 1926-05-09 Alistair MacFarlane, principal (Heriot-Watt University England)
  • 1926-05-14 Eric Morecambe [John Bartholomew], British comedian (Morecambe & Wise, Picadilly Palace), born in Morecambe, Lancashire (d. 1984)
  • 1926-05-15 Peter Shaffer, English playwright (Equus, Amadeus), twin brother to Anthony, born in Liverpool (d. 2016)
  • 1926-06-08 Nico Kiasashvii, professor of English Literature
  • 1926-06-11 John Aspinall, English zoo owner and gambling club host, born in Delhi, 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, England's chief medical officer
  • 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 (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)
  • 1927-03-26 Jonathan Tod, Vice-Admiral (England)

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
  • 1927-04-28 Garfield Weston, English industrial billionaire (Twinings Tea)
  • 1927-04-29 Dorothy Manley, England, 100m sprint (Olympic silver 1948)
  • 1927-05-01 Lord Bathurst, English earl/large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • 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, England, director (Tommy, Altered States, Gothic)
  • 1927-08-01 Franklyn Perring, English Botanist (co-author of Atlas of the British Flora, 1962), born in London, England
  • 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, English video blogger
  • 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 Johnny Dankworth, English musician and composer
  • 1927-09-22 Gordon Astall, English footballer, born in Horwich
  • 1927-09-25 Sir Colin Davis, Weybridge England, conductor (NY Met 1967-71)

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 Lord Wolfson, English multi-millionaire
  • 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, hair stylist/CEO (Vidal Sasson), born in London, England (d. 2012)

Hairdresser Vidal Sassoon
Hairdresser
Vidal Sassoon
  • 1928-01-24 Desmond Morris, English zoologist (Human Ape, Body Language)
  • 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, 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
  • 1928-03-23 11th duke of Beaufort, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • 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 (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 journalist and writer; editor of The Sunday Times
  • 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)
  • 1928-07-03 John Wills, lord-lt of Avon England
  • 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
  • 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, husband of English princess Alexandra, born in London, England

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 2201 - 2,300 of 2,367

  • 2010-12-19 Anthony Howard, English Journalist (b. 1934)
  • 2011-01-02 Pete Postlethwaite, English actor (b. 1946)
  • 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, English film score composer (b. 1933)
  • 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 (Cleopatra, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) dies at 79

  • 2011-05-01 Ted Lowe, English snooker commentator (Pot Black), dies at 90
  • 2011-05-16 Edward Hardwicke, English actor (b. 1932)
  • 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
  • 2011-09-11 Ralph Gubbins, English footballer (b. 1932)
  • 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 Gary Ablett, English footballer and manager, dies of non-Hodgkins Lymphoma at 46
  • 2012-01-01 Bob Anderson, English Olympic fencer and renowned film fight choreographer, 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, 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, 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, English-American actor, 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, 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, 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
  • 2013-04-14 Colin Davis, English conductor, dies at 85
  • 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
  • 2013-08-20 Marian McPartland, English-born American Jazz musician, dies at 95
  • 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, 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 [Phyllis Dorothy] James, Baroness James of Holland Park, English crime writer (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, English actress, 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 in Coronation Street), dies of breast cancer at 60