English History (Part 24)

Historical Events

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2301 - 2,400 of 4,813

  • 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, England, equestrian jumper (Olympic bronze 1956)
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 1929-02-15 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, English actor (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, Yorkshire England, actor (Search for the Nile)
  • 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, educator (Trinity College - Cambridge England)
  • 1929-04-23 George Steiner, French-American literary critic and educator, born in Paris

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
  • 1929-07-18 Michael Medwin, English actor (Four in a Jeep, Scrooge, Checkpoint)
  • 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, poet (The Wound), born in Kent, England
  • 1929-09-08 Roger Byrne, English footballer (d. 1958
  • 1929-09-17 Stirling Moss, race car driver, born in London, England
  • 1929-09-19 10th duke of Richmond, English large landowner/art collector
  • 1929-09-21 Bernard Williams, English philosopher (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)
  • 1929-12-16 Nicholas Courtney, English actor
  • 1930-01-17 Bill Benyon, English large landowner/Conservative Lower house leader
  • 1930-01-24 Bernard Matthews, English turkey farmer/multi-millionaire
  • 1930-01-29 Derek Bailey, English guitar virtuoso (d. 2005)
  • 1930-02-03 Joan Rice, English actress (Payroll, Steel Key, Curtain Up), born in Derby (d. 1997)
  • 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
  • 1930-04-02 William Smith, 4th Viscount Hambleden, English newspaper magnate (d. 2012)
  • 1930-04-08 Dorothy Tutin, actress (Importance of Being Ernest, Cromwell), born in London, England
  • 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, Croydon England, actor (Breaker Morant, Wickerman)
  • 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, actress (Dead of Night), born in London, England
  • 1930-07-24 Charles Hambro, English banker/multi-millionaire/CEO (Hambros)
  • 1930-07-26 Barbara Jefford, British actress (James Joyce's Ulysses), born in Plymstock, Devon, England
  • 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 London, England
  • 1930-09-08 Jeanette Altwegg, England, figure skater (Olympic gold 1952)
  • 1930-09-13 Robert Gavron, Baron Gavron, English publisher/multi-millionaire (St Ives)
  • 1930-09-29 Colin Dexter, English crime writer (Inspector Morse), born in Stamford, Lincolnshire (d. 2017)
  • 1930-10-10 Harold Pinter, playwright (Homecoming, Servant), born in London, England (d. 2008)
  • 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, actress (Heaven Help US), born in London, England
  • 1930-11-11 Vernon Handley, English conductor
  • 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
  • 1930-12-22 Peter Hall, Suffolk England, director (Royal Shakespeare Company)
  • 1930-12-26 Donald Moffat, Plymouth England, actor (Kent-Logan's Run)
  • 1930-12-27 Wilfrid Sheed, England, writer (Boys of Winter, Hack)
  • 1931-01-10 Peter Barnes, English writer (d. 2004)
  • 1931-01-13 Ian Hendry, English actor (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, English/US composer (Stop the world I want to get off)
  • 1931-02-15 [Patricia] Claire Bloom, actress (Charly, Look Back in Anger), born in London, England
  • 1931-03-17 Eunice Gayson, British actress and 1st Bond Girl (Sylvia Trench- "Dr. No" and "From Russia With Love"), born in London, England (d. 2018)
  • 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)
  • 1931-04-24 Bridget Riley, British painter (op-art), born in Norwood London, England
  • 1931-06-07 Malcolm Morley, English-American painter, born in London (d. 2018)
  • 1931-06-19 "Against Iain" duke of Atholl, English large landowner
  • 1931-07-06 Donal Donnelly, Bradford Yorkshire England, actor (Dead)
  • 1931-07-12 Lord Clinton, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • 1931-07-14 Robert Stephens, actor (Uncle Kurt-Holocaust), born in Bristol, England
  • 1931-07-20 Tony Marsh, English racing driver
  • 1931-07-22 Charles Huxtable, General commander (English ground armies)
  • 1931-08-01 Monty Losowsky, prof of medicine (St James University England)
  • 1931-08-18 Dick White, English footballer
  • 1931-08-28 John Shirley-Quirk, baritone (Death in Venice), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1931-09-12 Ian Holm, English actor (The Lord of the Rings, Alien), born in Ilford Essex
  • 1931-09-24 Anthony Newley, English actor and singer-songwriter (Dr Doolitte, Goldfinger theme), born in London (d. 1999)

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 2301 - 2,367 of 2,367

  • 2015-01-21 Pauline Yates, British actress (The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin), dies at 85
  • 2015-01-30 Geraldine McEwan, English actress (Agatha Christie's Miss Marple), dies at 82
  • 2015-02-07 Robert Gavron, Baron Gavron, English publisher/multi-millionaire, 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
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 Rev Owen Chadwick, English historian, priest and university chancellor, dies at 99 (d. 2015)
  • 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
  • 2015-08-24 Justin Wilson, English Indycar driver, dies as a result of on track accident at 37
  • 2015-08-26 P J [Patrick Joeseph] Kavanagh, English poet, actor and journalist (The Perfect Stranger), dies at 84
  • 2015-08-30 Oliver Sacks, English Neurologist and author (Awakenings), dies at 82
  • 2015-09-03 Judy Carne, English comedienne and actress (Laugh-In), dies at 76
  • 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 singer-songwriter (Major Tom, Ziggy Stardust), dies of cancer at 69

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
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 rocker (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
  • 2016-06-06 Peter Shaffer, English playwright (Equus, Amadeus), dies at 90
  • 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 (R2D2-Star Wars), dies at 81
  • 2016-08-14 Lita Roza, English singer ("How Much is That Doggie in the Window"), dies at 82
  • 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 and 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