English History (Part 24)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2301 - 2,400 of 4,663

  • 1930-02-03 Gillian Ayres, British abstract painter and printmaker, born in Barnes, London (d. 2018)
  • 1930-02-17 Ruth Rendell, English thriller writer (Inspector Wexford novels), born in South Woodford, Essex
  • 1930-03-07 Anthony Armstrong-Jones [Lord Snowdon], British photographer and husband of Princess Margaret, born in London, England (d. 2017)
  • 1930-03-12 Robin Cavendish, English campaigner for the disabled, born in Middleton (d. 1994)
  • 1930-03-28 Elizabeth Bainbridge, English opera singer, born in Rawtenstall, Lancashire
  • 1930-04-08 Dorothy Tutin, British actress (Importance of Being Earnest; Cromwell), born in London, England (d. 2001)
  • 1930-04-28 Christopher Headington, English composer, musicologist and pianist, born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1930-05-22 Kenny Ball, English jazz musician, born in Ilford, Essex (d. 2013)
  • 1930-06-01 Edward Woodward, British singer and actor (Breaker Morant, Wickerman), born in Croydon, Surrey (d. 2009)
  • 1930-06-01 John Lemmon, English logician (d. 1966)
  • 1930-06-08 Dana Wynter, German-English actress (Airport, Invasion of the Body Snatchers), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2011)
  • 1930-07-15 Charles Kelly, chief constable (Staffordshire England)
  • 1930-07-18 Burt Kwouk, English actor (Pink Panther movies), born in Warrington (d. 2016)
  • 1930-07-20 Sally Ann Howes, British singer and actress (Truly Scrumptious-Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Brigadoon), born in London, England
  • 1930-07-24 Charles Hambro, English banker, multi-millionaire and CEO (Hambros) (d. 2002)
  • 1930-07-26 Barbara Jefford, British actress (James Joyce's Ulysses), born in Plymstock, Devon, England (d. 2020)
  • 1930-08-01 Lionel Bart [Begleiter], British pop music composer and writer (Oliver!), born in London, England
  • 1930-08-21 Margaret Rose, Countess of Snowdon, Sister of Queen Elizabeth II, born in Glamis Castle, Scotland (d. 2002)
  • 1930-09-08 Jeannette Altwegg, English figure skater (Olympic gold 1952), born in Bombay, India
  • 1930-09-13 Robert Gavron, Baron Gavron, English publisher and multi-millionaire (St Ives Group), born in London (d. 2015)
  • 1930-09-29 Colin Dexter, English crime writer (Inspector Morse), born in Stamford, Lincolnshire (d. 2017)

Person of interestHarold Pinter

1930-10-10 Harold Pinter, British playwright (The Homecoming, Servant), born in London, England (d. 2008)

Playwright Harold Pinter
Playwright
Harold Pinter
  • 1930-10-19 Thomas ap Rees, British botanist, born in Frome, England (d. 1996)
  • 1930-10-26 John Arden, English novelist and playwright (Left Handed Liberty), born in Barnsley, England (d. 2012)
  • 1930-10-28 Bernie Ecclestone, English motorsports impresario (F1), born in St Peter, South Elmham
  • 1930-10-31 Ray Crane, English trumpeter, born in Skegness, Lincolnshire (d. 1994)
  • 1930-11-04 Kate Reid, British actress (The Andromeda Strain, Heaven Help US), born in London, England (d. 1993)
  • 1930-11-11 Vernon Handley, English conductor, born in Enfield, England (d. 2008)
  • 1930-11-14 Dame Elisabeth Frink, Thurlow, Suffolk, English sculptor and printmaker
  • 1930-11-22 Peter Hall, English stage, film and opera director (Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre director), born in Bury St Edmunds, England (d. 2017)
  • 1930-11-29 Shirley Porter, English politician
  • 1930-12-01 Matt Monro [Terence Parsons], English pop singer ("Softly As I Leave You"), born Shoreditch, London (d. 1985)
  • 1930-12-26 Donald Moffat, British actor (Kent-Logan's Run), born in Plymouth, Devon (d. 2018)
  • 1930-12-27 Wilfrid Sheed, England, writer (Boys of Winter, Hack)
  • 1931-01-10 Peter Barnes, English writer, born in Manchester, United Kingdom (d. 2004)
  • 1931-01-13 Ian Hendry, British actor (The Avengers, The Lotus Eaters), born in Ipswich, Suffolk (d. 1984)
  • 1931-01-27 John Hopkins, English TV, film and stage writer (Z-Cars), born in London (d. 1998)
  • 1931-01-27 Nigel Vinson, British Lord and inventor, born in Kent, England
  • 1931-01-29 Leslie Bricuse, British theater and film composer and lyricist ("Stop the World - I Want to Get Off; Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory), born in Pinner, Middlesex
  • 1931-02-15 [Patricia] Claire Bloom, British actress (Charly, Look Back in Anger), born in London, England
  • 1931-03-29 Evelyn de Rothschild, English banker and multi-millionaire, born in Westminster, London
  • 1931-04-22 Ronald Hynd, British choreographer (English National Ballet), born in London
  • 1931-04-24 Bridget Riley, British painter (op-art), born in Norwood London, England
  • 1931-05-09 Alistair MacFarlane, Engineer and principal (Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland)
  • 1931-06-07 Malcolm Morley, English-American painter, born in London (d. 2018)
  • 1931-07-06 Donal Donnelly, Irish actor (The Godfather: Part III, Dead), born in Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England (d. 2010)
  • 1931-07-14 Sir Robert Stephens, British actor (Uncle Kurt-Holocaust, Chaplin, QB VII, Cleopatra), born in Bristol, England (d. 1995)
  • 1931-07-20 Tony Marsh, English racing driver
  • 1931-07-22 Charles Huxtable, General commander (English ground armies)
  • 1931-08-01 Monty Losowsky, British physician and medical educator, born in London
  • 1931-08-18 Dick White, English footballer, born in Scunthorpe, United Kingdom (d. 2002)
  • 1931-08-28 John Shirley-Quirk, British operatic bass-baritone (Death in Venice), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1931-09-12 Sir Ian Holm, eminent English actor (The Lord of the Rings, Alien, King Lear), born in Goodmayes, Essex (d. 2020)
  • 1931-09-24 Anthony Newley, British actor and singer-songwriter (Doctor Dolittle; Goldfinger theme; Willy Wonka score), born in London, England (d. 1999)
  • 1931-10-13 Janice Elliott, English novelist, born in Derby, England (d. 1995)
  • 1931-10-19 John le Carré [pen name for David Cornwell], English novelist (The Spy Who Came in from the Cold), born in Poole, England (d. 2020)
  • 1931-10-20 Ken Morrison, English supermarket maginate/multi-millionaire
  • 1931-10-23 Diana Dors [Fluck], British actress and singer (Berserk!, Steaming), born in Swindon, Wiltshire (d. 1984)
  • 1931-10-27 David Bryant, English lawn bowler (World Outdoor C'ship singles 1966, 80, 88; 4 x C'wealth Games gold singles), born in Clevedon, England (d. 2020)
  • 1931-11-06 Peter Collins, English auto racer (British GP 1958), born in Kidderminster, England (d. 1958)
  • 1931-11-10 Don Henderson, British actor (The XYY Man, Strangers), born in Leytonstone, Essex (d. 1997)
  • 1931-11-13 Anthony Jacobs, English businessman and industrialist (BSM)
  • 1931-11-25 Dickie Jeeps, English rugby international/chairman Sports Council
  • 1931-12-18 Alison Plowden, English historian (d. 2007)
  • 1932-01-29 George Allen, English footballer
  • 1932-02-14 Jocelyn Stevens, CEO (English Heritage)
  • 1932-02-24 Everard Goodman, English real estate developer (TOPS Estates)
  • 1932-02-25 Tony Brooks, English auto racer (F1 World C'ship third 1958, runner-up 1959; 6 x F1 wins), born in Dukinfield, Cheshire, England

Person of interestElizabeth Taylor

1932-02-27 Elizabeth Taylor, English-American actress, businesswoman, and humanitarian (Father of the Bride, Butterfield 8, Cleopatra), born in London, England (d. 2011)

  • 1932-03-06 Jean Boht, English actress (Bread, Distant Voices, Still Lives), born in Bebington, England
  • 1932-03-11 Valerie French, British actress (Jubal), born in London, England (d. 1990)
  • 1932-04-03 Janet Bately, Prof of English Language (King's College London)
  • 1932-04-14 Bob Grant [Robert St Clair Grant], British actor, comedian and writer (on the Buses), born in Hammersmith, London (d. 2003)
  • 1932-04-21 Angela Mortimer, British tennis player, French C'ships 1955, Australian C'ships 1958, Wimbledon 1961), born in Plymouth, England
  • 1932-04-25 William Roache, British actor (Ken Barlow-Coronation Street), born in Basford, Nottinghamshire, England
  • 1932-04-26 Michael Smith, English-Canadian biochemist (Nobel 1993- Site-directed mutagenesis), born in Blackpool, England (d. 2000)
  • 1932-05-07 Derek Taylor, English publicist for the Beatles, born in Liverpool, Merseyside (d. 1997)
  • 1932-05-09 Geraldine McEwan, British actress (Agatha Christie's Miss Marple), born in Old Windsor Berkshire (d. 2015)
  • 1932-05-19 Alma Cogan, English singer (d. 1966)
  • 1932-05-23 John Lyons, Master (Trinity Hall), born in Cambridge, England
  • 1932-05-24 James Anderton, British Chief constable (Manchester England), born in Wigan, Lancashire
  • 1932-06-06 Billie Whitelaw, British actress (Omen, Adding Machine), born in Coventry, Warwickshire (d. 2014)
  • 1932-06-18 Geoffrey Hill, English poet, born in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire (d. 2016)
  • 1932-06-22 Prunella Scales, British actress (Fawlty Towers, A Question of Attribution), born in Sutton Abinger, Surrey
  • 1932-07-16 John Chilton, English jazz trumpeter (Feetwarmers), born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1932-08-11 John Gorrie, English director
  • 1932-08-19 John James Fenwick, English warehouse owner/multi-millionaire
  • 1932-08-27 Antonia Fraser, British author and biographer (Mary Queen of Scots), born in London, England
  • 1932-08-31 Roy Castle, English dancer and television entertainer (Record Breakers), born in Scholes, Yorkshire (d. 1994)
  • 1932-09-04 Dinsdale Landen, British actor (The Mask of Janus), born in Margate, Kent, England (d. 2003)
  • 1932-09-11 Peter Anderson, English footballer (Plymouth Argyle), born in Devonport, England
  • 1932-09-27 Geoff Bent, English soccer fullback (Manchester United 12 games; died Munich air disaster), born in Salford, Lancashire (d. 1958)
  • 1932-11-01 John Clark, British actor and director (The Two of Us, Saint Joan), born in London, England
  • 1932-11-15 [Sally] Petula Clark, English singer-songwriter (Downtown, My Love), born in Epsom, England
  • 1932-11-20 Richard Dawson, British-American actor, comedian, and game show host (Hogan's Heroes, Family Feud), born in Gosport, Hampshire (d. 2012)
  • 1932-12-24 Cynthia Payne, English brothel madam, born in Bognor Regis, West Sussex (d. 2015)
  • 1933-01-01 Joe Orton, British actor and dramatist (Prick Up Your Ears), born in Leicester, England (d. 1967)
  • 1933-01-18 David Bellamy, English botanist & TV presenter, born in London, England (d. 2019)
  • 1933-02-02 Tony Jay, British-American actor, voice artist, and singer (The Hunchback of Notre Dame - "Frollo"), born in London, England (d. 2006)
  • 1933-02-06 Leslie Crowther, English comedian & television presenter, born in West Bridgford, United Kingdom (d. 1996)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 2301 - 2,342 of 2,342

  • 2015-09-17 David Willcocks, English conductor and composer (Kings College choir), dies at 95
  • 2015-10-03 Denis Healey, English politician (Labour Chancellor of the Exchequer), dies at 98
  • 2015-10-17 Howard Kendall, English footballer and football manager (Everton), dies at 69
  • 2015-10-20 Don Rendell, English jazz musician and arranger, dies at 89
  • 2015-11-11 Philthy Animal [Phil Taylor], English rock drummer (Motörhead), dies from liver failure at 61
  • 2015-11-14 Warren Mitchell, English actor (Alf Garnett in Till Death Us Do Part), dies at 89
  • 2015-11-15 Cynthia Payne, English brothel madam, dies at 82

Person of interestDavid Bowie

2016-01-10 David Bowie [David Robert Jones], English rock singer-songwriter ("Space Oddity"; "Changes"; "Ziggy Stardust", dies of cancer at 69

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
Singer-Songwriter
David Bowie
  • 2016-01-13 Brian Bedford, English actor (Anthony-Coronet Blue), dies at 80

Person of interestAlan Rickman

2016-01-14 Alan Rickman, English actor (Die Hard, Harry Potter franchise), dies of cancer at 69

  • 2016-01-26 Colin Vearncombe, English singer-songwriter (Black-Wonderful Like), dies after a road accident at 53
  • 2016-01-30 Frank Finlay, British actor (Bouquet of Barbed Wire), dies at 89
  • 2016-02-25 John Chilton, English jazz trumpeter (Feetwarmers), dies at 83
  • 2016-03-10 Keith Emerson, English rock musician (Emerson, Lake & Palmer), commits suicide at 71
  • 2016-03-10 Anita Brookner, English novelist (Hotel du Lac) and art historian, dies at 87
  • 2016-04-16 Peter Tolson, English rock guitarist (Pretty Things), dies at 64
  • 2016-04-28 Jenny Diski, English writer (Stranger on a Train), dies of cancer at 68
  • 2016-05-07 Harold Kroto, English chemist, (Nobel Prize laureate 1996), dies at 76
  • 2016-05-24 Burt Kwouk, English actor (Pink Panther movies), dies at 85

Person of interestPeter Shaffer

2016-06-06 Peter Shaffer, English playwright (Equus, Amadeus), dies at 90

Playwright Peter Shaffer
Playwright
Peter Shaffer
  • 2016-06-08 Michael Manser, English architect, dies at 87
  • 2016-06-30 Geoffrey Hill, English poet, dies at 84
  • 2016-08-09 Gerald Grosvenor, English 6th Duke of Westminster and 3rd richest Britain, dies at 64
  • 2016-08-13 Kenny Baker, English actor (R2-D2 in Star Wars, Time Bandits), dies at 81
  • 2016-08-20 Brian Rix [Lord Rix], British actor and activist (Mencap), dies at 92
  • 2016-10-02 Neville Marriner, English conductor and violinist (Academy of St Martin in the Fields), dies at 92
  • 2016-10-14 Jean Alexander, English actress (Hilda Ogden on Coronation Street), dies at 90
  • 2016-10-22 Steve Dillon, English comic book artist (Preacher), dies at 54
  • 2016-10-24 Pete Burns, English singer (Dead or Alive, "Spin Me Round"), dies of a cardiac arrest at 57
  • 2016-12-07 Greg Lake, English rock vocalist and bassist (King Crimson, Emerson, Lake & Palmer), dies of cancer at 69
  • 2016-12-22 Margaret Pereira, English forensic scientist (Nicholls and Pereira method), dies at 88
  • 2016-12-23 Piers J Sellers, English astronaut and climate scientist, dies of cancer at 61
  • 2016-12-24 Richard Adams, English author (Watership Down), dies at 96

Person of interestGeorge Michael

2016-12-25 George Michael [Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou], English singer-songwriter and pop superstar (Wham!, I Want Your Sex), dies of suspected heart failure at 53

Pop Superstar George Michael
Pop Superstar
George Michael
  • 2017-01-02 John Berger, English art critic & author (Ways of Seeing), dies at 90
  • 2017-01-21 Emma Tennant, English writer (Pemberley: Or, Pride and Prejudice Continued), dies at 79
  • 2017-01-25 John Hurt, English actor (Elephant Man, Alien, Midnight Express), dies at 77
  • 2017-01-25 Buchi Emecheta, Nigerian English writer (Price of Bride), dies at 72
  • 2017-02-06 Alec McCowen, English actor (Frenzy), dies at 91
  • 2017-03-21 Colin Dexter, English crime writer (Inspector Morse), dies at 86
  • 2017-04-07 Tim Pigott-Smith, English actor (Jewel in Crown, King Charles III), dies at 70
  • 2017-09-11 Peter Hall, English stage, film and opera director (Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre director), dies at 86