English History (Part 26)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2501 - 2,600 of 4,663

  • 1935-08-19 Alan Baker, British Mathematician and winner of the Fields Medal (1970) for his work on transcendental number theory, born in London, England
  • 1935-09-20 Keith Roberts, English writer (Irish Encounter, Ladies from Hell), born in Kettering, Northamptonshire (d. 2000)
  • 1935-09-20 David Pegg, English soccer outside left (1 cap; Manchester United 127 games), born in Highfields, West Riding of Yorkshire (d. 1958)
  • 1935-09-21 James "Jimmy" Armfield, British former-footballer, manager and pundit (BBC Radio Five Live), born in Denton, Lancashire, England (d. 2018)
  • 1935-09-28 Heather Sears, actress (Room at the Top), born in London, England
  • 1935-10-09 Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, born in London, England
  • 1935-10-10 Dave Charnley, British lightweight boxer (Dartford Destroyer), born in Dartford, England (d. 2012)
  • 1935-10-23 Jimmy Dale, British-Canadian pianist and orchestra leader (The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour), born in London, England (d. 2017)
  • 1935-10-30 Michael Winner, English film producer and director (Big Sleep, Death Wish), born in London, England (d. 2013)
  • 1935-11-05 Christopher Wood, English screenwriter and novelist (Confessions), born in Lambeth, London (d. 2015)
  • 1935-11-27 Verity Lambert, English film and TV producer (1st producer of Doctor Who, The Naked Civil Servant), born in London (d. 2007)
  • 1935-12-10 Terry Allcock, English footballer (Norwich City), born in Leeds, England
  • 1935-12-14 Barbara Leigh-Hunt, British actress (Search for the Nile), born in Bath, Somerset, England
  • 1936-02-09 Clive Swift, actor (Frenzy, Passage to India), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1936-03-16 Thelma Hopkins, England, high jumper (Olympic silver 1956)
  • 1936-03-18 Tony Nash, England, bobsled (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1936-03-29 Richard Rodney Bennett, English pianist, classical, jazz, and film score composer (Far From The Madding Crowd; Four Weddings And A Funeral), born in Kent, England (d. 2012)
  • 1936-04-05 John White, English composer and musical performer (systems music), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1936-04-10 Michael Naylor, English insurance broker (Endsleigh Insurance), born in Croydon (d. 1995)
  • 1936-04-18 Harold Innocent, English actor (Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves), born in Coventry, Warwickshire, England (d. 1993)
  • 1936-04-24 Jill Ireland, English actress (Breakout, Assassination, Chino), born in London, England (d. 1990)
  • 1936-04-27 Geoffrey Shovelton, English opera singer, born in Atherton, Lancashire (d. 2016)
  • 1936-04-29 Jacob Rothschild, English banker/multi-millionaire
  • 1936-05-07 Cornelius Cardew, British composer (Scratch Orchestra), born in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire (d. 1981)

Person of interestGlenda Jackson

1936-05-09 Glenda Jackson, English actress (Women in Love), born in Cheshire, England

  • 1936-05-10 Michael Stone, English broker/multi-millionaire (Man Group)
  • 1936-05-16 Roy Hudd, British comedian (Blood Beast Terror, Vampire Beast Craves Blood), born in Croydon, Surrey, England (d. 2020)
  • 1936-07-26 Mary Millar, English actress (Keeping Up Appearances), born in Doncaster, West Riding of Yorkshire, England (d. 1998)
  • 1936-07-30 John Burton-Hall, Dorset England, captain (QE2)
  • 1936-08-01 Laurie Taylor, English sociologist and broadcaster (BBC Radio 4), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1936-08-03 Edward Petherbridge, English actor (The Guardians), born in West Bowling, Bradford, Yorkshire, England
  • 1936-08-08 Keith Barron, Mexborough England, actor (At Earth's Core, Baby Love)
  • 1936-08-24 A. S. Byatt, English novelist (The Virgin in the Garden), born in Sheffield, England
  • 1936-09-22 Maurice Evans, English soccer wing half (Reading 407 games) and manager (Shrewsbury Town, Reading, Oxford United), born in Didcot, England (d. 2000)
  • 1936-10-01 Duncan Edwards, English soccer midfielder (18 caps; Manchester United), born in Dudley, Worcestershire (d. 1958)
  • 1936-10-09 Brian Blessed, English actor (King Arthur, High Road to China), born in Mexborough, Yorkshire, England
  • 1936-10-10 Judith Chalmers, English TV hostess (Wish You Were Here), born in Stockport, Cheshire, England
  • 1936-10-16 Peter Bowles, English actor
  • 1936-10-21 James H "Simon" Gray, English playwright (Butley)
  • 1936-10-24 Bill Wyman, English rock and jazz bassist (Rolling Stones, 1962-93 - "Under My Thumb"), born in Lewisham, London
  • 1936-10-25 Sir Martin Gilbert, British historian (Winston Churchill biography), born in London, England
  • 1936-11-01 Eddie Colman, English soccer winger (Manchester United 85 games; died Munich air disaster), born in Salford, England (d. 1958)
  • 1936-12-17 Tommy Steele [Thomas Hicks], English pop singer, 1st British Rock and Roll star, born in London
  • 1936-12-18 Malcolm Kirk, English professional wrestler (d. 1987)
  • 1936-12-25 Alexandra HEOC, English princess/daughter of Sir Angus Ogilvy
  • 1937-01-27 John Ogdon, British pianist and composer, born in Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1989)
  • 1937-01-30 Vanessa Redgrave, British actress (Blow-Up, Julia, Orient Express), born in London, England
  • 1937-02-10 Lord Justice Rose, former judge on the Court of Appeal of England and Wales
  • 1937-02-16 Paul Bailey, English novelist and biographer, born in London
  • 1937-02-22 Samuel Whitbread, English brewer & multi-millionaire
  • 1937-02-25 Tom Courtenay, England, actor (Dresser, Doctor Zhivago, To Catch a Spy)
  • 1937-03-09 Brian Redman, English racing driver, born in Colne, Lancashire
  • 1937-03-24 Benjamin Luxon, British operatic baritone (Owen Wingrave), born in Redruth, England
  • 1937-04-03 William Gaunt, English actor (Champions), born in Pudsey, Yorkshire
  • 1937-04-13 Edward Fox, English actor (The Day of the Jackal, Gandhi), born in Chelsea, London
  • 1937-04-29 Jill Paton Walsh, English writer (Peter Wimsey series, Knowledge of Angels), born in London, England (d. 2020) [1]
  • 1937-05-01 Una Stubbs, English actress (Till Death Us Do Part), born in Welwyn Garden City
  • 1937-05-05 Delia Derbyshire, English musician and composer (Doctor Who theme, White Noise), born in Coventry, England (d. 2001)
  • 1937-05-13 Trevor Baylis, English inventor of the wind-up radio, born in Kilburn, London (d. 2018)
  • 1937-05-19 Pat Roach, English actor and wrestler (d. 2004)
  • 1937-06-08 Norma Shaw, English lawn bowler (World Outdoor C'ship gold 1981; Indoor C'ship gold 1997), born in Wakefield, England (d. 2009)

Person of interestDavid Hockney

1937-07-09 David Hockney, English artist (Pop Art), born in Bradford, England

  • 1937-07-25 Colin Renfrew, English archeologist (Anatolian hypothesis), born in Stockton-on-Tees, England
  • 1937-08-03 Steven Berkoff, English actor (Rambo: First Blood Part II), born in Stepney, London
  • 1937-08-18 William George Rushton, English actor, author and cartoonist (TW3), born in London, England (d. 1996)
  • 1937-10-04 Jackie Collins, British-American author (The Stud, Lucky), born in London, England (d. 2015)
  • 1937-10-17 Paxton Whitehead, English actor (Back to School), born in East Malling, Kent
  • 1937-10-20 Emma Tennant, English writer (Pemberley: Or, Pride and Prejudice Continued), born in London (d. 2017)
  • 1937-11-17 Peter Edward Cook, Torquay England, actor/comedian (Bedazzled)
  • 1937-11-30 Ridley Scott, English film director (Alien, Blade Runner), born in South Shields, England
  • 1937-12-01 Gordon Crosse, Bury Lancashire England, composer (Grace of Todd)
  • 1937-12-02 Brian Lumley, English sci-fi author (Compleat Crow, Psychomech), born in County Durham, England
  • 1937-12-03 Stephen Rubin, English attorney, shoe manufacturer (Reebok, Adidas)
  • 1937-12-29 Barbara Steele, English actress (Black Sunday, 8½), born in Birkenhead, Cheshire
  • 1937-12-30 Gordon Banks, English soccer goalkeeper (World Cup 1966, 73 England caps), born in Sheffield, England (d. 2019)
  • 1938-02-13 Oliver Reed, English actor (Big Sleep), born in London (d. 1999)
  • 1938-03-02 Alan Lewis, English textile factory/multi-millionaire
  • 1938-03-06 Pauline Boty, English artist, born in London (d. 1966)
  • 1938-03-21 Wilf Corrigan, English/US electronic manufacturer (LSI Logic)
  • 1938-04-22 Adam Raphael, English journalist and author
  • 1938-04-28 Fred Dibnah, English steeplejack and television personality, born in Bolton, Lancashire, England (d. 2004)
  • 1938-05-12 Susan Hampshire, English actress (Vanity Fair, Living Free), born in London, England
  • 1938-06-02 Kevin Brownlow, English film historian and author
  • 1938-06-17 Peter Michael, English electronic manufacturer (UEI, Paintbox)
  • 1938-07-18 John Connelly, English footballer (20 English caps), born in St Helens, Lancashire (d. 2012)
  • 1938-07-20 Diana Rigg, English actress (Emma Peel-Avengers, Game of Thrones), born in Doncaster England (d. 2020)
  • 1938-07-20 Roger Hunt, English footballer
  • 1938-07-22 Terence Stamp, English actor (The Collector, Billy Budd), born in London, England
  • 1938-08-25 Frederick Forsyth, British author (Day of the Jackal, Deceiver, Odessa File), born in Ashford, Kent, England
  • 1938-08-26 Jet Black, English drummer, one of the founding members of The Stranglers
  • 1938-09-03 Caryl Churchill, English playwright, born in London
  • 1938-09-09 Richard Sharpe, English rugby player
  • 1938-09-20 Jane Manning, English soprano, born in Norwich
  • 1938-10-13 Hugo Young, British journalist (The Guardian), born in Sheffield, England (d. 2003)
  • 1938-10-22 Derek Jacobi, actor (Lanner-Strauss Family, Dead Again), born in London, England
  • 1938-10-28 David Dimbleby, English TV presenter and political commentator, born in Surrey, England
  • 1938-10-28 Anne Perry [Juliet Marion Hulme], English-born novelist, born in London, England
  • 1938-11-17 Thomas Black, English industrial/auto collector
  • 1938-12-17 Carlo Little, English drummer (d. 2005)
  • 1938-12-18 [Bryan] Chas Chandler, English rock bassist (The Animals-House of the Rising Sun) and manager of Jimi Hendrix, born in Newcastle upon Tyne

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