English History (Part 27)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2601 - 2,700 of 4,608

  • 1939-05-19 Henry Herbert, 17th earl of Pembroke, English peer and director (Emily) (d. 2003)
  • 1939-05-19 James Fox, English actor (The Servant), born in London, England

Ian McKellenIan McKellen (83 years old)

1939-05-25 English film and theatre actor (Lord of the Rings; X-Men), born in Burnley Lancashire

  • 1939-05-26 Gerald Ronson, English multi-millionaire
  • 1939-05-31 Terry Waite, English Anglican Church envoy/Lebanese hostage, born in Bollington, Cheshire
  • 1939-06-03 Ian Hunter, British rock singer (Mott the Hoople - "All The Young Dudes"; "Roll Away The Stone"), born in Oswestry, England
  • 1939-06-22 Bobby Harrison, British rock drummer (Procol Harum, 1967), born in West Ham, England
  • 1939-07-06 Jet Harris [Terence Harris], English rock bassist (Drifters), born in London, England (d. 2011)
  • 1939-07-06 Mary Peters, English pentathlete (Olympic gold 1972), born in Halewood, Lancashire
  • 1939-07-15 Ronald Hadfield, chief constable (West Midlands England)
  • 1939-07-16 Corin Redgrave, British actor (Excalibur, A Man For All Seasons), born in London (d. 2010)
  • 1939-07-18 Brian Auger, British rock and jazz-fusion session and touring keyboardist and Hammond organ player (Befour; Genesis), born in Hammersmith, London, England
  • 1939-08-09 Tony Budge, English contractor/tank maker/multi-millionaire
  • 1939-08-10 Kate O'Mara, Leicaster England, actress (Caress Morell-Dynasty, AbFab)
  • 1939-08-16 Carol Shelley, actress (Gwendolyn Pidgeon-Odd Couple), born in London, England
  • 1939-08-19 [Peter] "Ginger" Baker, English drummer (Cream - "Sunshine Of Your Love"; "Toad"; Blind Faith - "Do What You Like"), born in London, England (d. 2019)
  • 1939-08-25 John Badham, English-born American director (Dracula, Short Circuit), born in Luton, England
  • 1939-08-28 Clem Cattini, British rock drummer (The Tornados), born in Stoke Newington, North London, England
  • 1939-08-30 John Peel, English DJ and Broadcaster (BBC Radio 1), born in Heswell, Merseyside (d. 2004)
  • 1939-09-10 Topham Brinton, British carpet magnate and multi-millionaire (d. 2001)
  • 1939-09-26 Ricky Tomlinson, English actor and comedian (Mike Bassett: England Manager), born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England
  • 1939-09-27 Nicholas Haslam, English interior designer, born in Amersham
  • 1939-10-01 Geoffrey Whitehead, English actor
  • 1939-10-07 Harold Kroto, English chemist and Nobel laureate (1996), born in Wisbech (d. 2016)
  • 1939-10-22 George Cohen, English soccer defender (37 caps; FIFA World Cup 1966; Fulham 459 games), born in London, England

John CleeseJohn Cleese (83 years old)

1939-10-27 English actor and comedian (Monty Python), born in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset

  • 1939-11-02 Pauline Neville-Jones, English diplomat, born in Birmingham
  • 1939-12-10 Barry Cunliffe, English archaeologist and university professor, born in Portsmouth, England
  • 1939-12-15 Dave Clark, British rock drummer, singer-songwriter, and producer (Dave Clark Five - "Glad All Over"), born in Tottenham, Middlesex, England [1]
  • 1939-12-18 Michael J. Moorcock, English sci-fi author (Alien Heat, Bull & Spear), born in London, England
  • 1939-12-23 Johnny Kidd [Frederick Heath], British rock singer-songwriter (Johnny Kidd & Pirates - "Shakin' All Over"), born in London, England (d. 1966)
  • 1939-12-25 Christopher Wates, English real estate developer/multi-millionaire
  • 1940-01-19 Mike Reid, English comedian (d. 2007)
  • 1940-01-21 Robin Russell, 14th Duke of Bedford, English peer (Woburn Abbey, Country House TV series), born at the Ritz, London (d. 2003)
  • 1940-01-22 John Hurt, English actor (Elephant Man, Alien, Midnight Express), born in Chesterfield (d. 2017)
  • 1940-02-02 Alan Caddy, English musician (The Tornados), born in Chelsea, London (d. 2000)
  • 1940-02-02 David Jason, English actor
  • 1940-02-06 Jimmy Tarbuck, English comedian, born in Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • 1940-02-07 Gary Bond, England, actor (Outback, Zulu, Anne of Thousand Days)
  • 1940-02-08 Ted Koppel, German-American Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist (ABC's Nightline; NPR; CBS), born in Lancashire, England
  • 1940-02-09 Brian Bennett, British rock drummer (Shadows), born in Palmers Green, North London, England
  • 1940-02-10 Mary Rand, English field athlete (Olympic long jump gold 6.76m WR 1964), born in Wells, Somerset
  • 1940-02-21 Peter McEnery, English actor (Game is Over, Moonspinners), born in Walsall, England
  • 1940-02-22 Julian Chagrin, English mime & actor (Golddiggers), born in London, England
  • 1940-03-03 Owen Spencer-Thomas, English broadcaster, journalist and Anglican clergyman
  • 1940-03-05 Malcolm Hebden, English actor (Coronation Street), born in Chester, England
  • 1940-03-14 Eleanor Fount, English actress (Women in Love, Bedazzled)
  • 1940-03-16 Keith Rowe, English guitarist (AMM) and painter
  • 1940-03-27 June Wilkinson, English actress (Absolutely Glamorous), born in Essex, England
  • 1940-04-01 Annie Nightingale, English broadcaster, 1st BBC Radio 1 female presenter, born in London
  • 1940-04-15 Jeffrey Archer, Baron Archer of Weston-super-Mare, English novelist, born in Finsbury, London
  • 1940-04-17 Billy Fury [Ronald Wycherley], British rock singer ("When Will You Say I Love You"; "Halfway To Paradise") and actor (That'll Be The Day), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1983)
  • 1940-05-07 Angela Carter, English novelist (Magic Toyshop) and journalist, born in Eastbourne, England (d. 1992)
  • 1940-05-13 Bruce Chatwin, English travel writer and novelist (In Patagonia, On the Black Hill), born in Sheffield, England (d. 1989)
  • 1940-05-14 Chay Blyth, English sailor (Alone in Order to the World)

Tony SheridanTony Sheridan (1940-2013)

1940-05-21 British singer-songwriter and guitarist who collaborated with the pre-fame Beatles ("My Bonnie"), born in Norwich, England

  • 1940-06-20 John Mahoney, British-born American actor (Fraiser, Frantic, 8 Men Out), born in Manchester, England (d. 2018)
  • 1940-06-23 Adam Faith, English singer and actor (d. 2003)
  • 1940-06-25 Clint Warwick [Albert Eccles], English bassist (Moody Blues, 1964-66 - "Go Now"), born in Birmingham, England (d. 2004)
  • 1940-07-02 Ken Clarke [Kenneth Harry Clarke], British Conservative politician, born in Nottinghamshire, England

Ringo StarrRingo Starr (82 years old)

1940-07-07 British drummer, vocalist (The Beatles - "Yellow Submarine"), songwriter ("Early 1970"; "Photograph"), actor (Caveman), "peace & love" activist, and knight, born in Dingle, Liverpool, England [1]

Patrick StewartPatrick Stewart (82 years old)

1940-07-13 English actor (Star Trek: The Next Generation - "Captain Picard", X-Men - "Charles Xavier"), born in Mirfield, Yorkshire, England

  • 1940-07-14 Susan Howatch, English author, born in Leatherhead, England
  • 1940-07-17 Tim Brooke-Taylor, English comedian (The Goodies), born in Buxton, England (d. 2020)
  • 1940-08-22 Antony Crosthwaite-Eyre, English publisher and multi-millionaire
  • 1940-09-03 Pauline Collins, English actress (Shirley Valentine), born in London, England
  • 1940-09-06 Jackie Trent, English singer-songwriter ("Neighbours" theme) and actress, born in Newcastle-under-Lyme (d. 2015)
  • 1940-09-12 Patrick Mower, English actor (Emmerdale), born in Oxford, England

John LennonJohn Lennon (1940-1980)

1940-10-09 British rock singer-songwriter (The Beatles - "Strawberry Fields Forever"; "Help!"; solo - "Imagine"; "Grow Old With Me"), born in Liverpool, England

  • 1940-10-13 Chris Farlowe [John Henry Deighton], British rock singer ("Out of Time"), born in London, England

Cliff RichardCliff Richard (82 years old)

1940-10-14 English rock vocalist ("Move It"; "Living Doll"; "We Don't Talk Anymore"), born in Lucknow, British India

  • 1940-10-17 Jim Smith, English soccer midfielder and manager (Birmingham City, QPR, Portsmouth, Derby County), born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire (d. 2019)

Michael GambonMichael Gambon (82 years old)

1940-10-19 Irish-English actor (The Singing Detective, Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter film series), born in Dublin, Ireland

  • 1940-10-23 Freddie Marsden, British rock drummer (Gerry & Pacemakers - "How Do You Do It?"; "Ferry Cross The Mersey"), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2006)
  • 1940-10-24 David Sainsbury, English billionaire and founder (Dutch Soc-Dem)
  • 1940-10-29 Galen Weston, English-Canadian multi-millionaire industrialist, born in Marlow, England
  • 1940-11-27 John Alderton, British actor (Please, Sir!; Zardoz; Upstairs, Downstairs), born in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England
  • 1940-11-30 Glenn English, American politician (Rep-D-OK, 1975-94), born in Cordell, Oklahoma
  • 1940-12-07 Stan Boardman, English comedian, born in Liverpool, Lancashire, England
  • 1940-12-08 Jenny Linden, English actress (Hedda, Dr Who & the Daleks), born in Worthing, Sussex, England
  • 1940-12-25 Pete Brown, English musician and songwriter (Cream), born in Ashtead, Surrey
  • 1941-01-07 John Walker, English chemist (1997 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for adenosine triphosphate), born in Halifax, England
  • 1941-01-08 Graham Chapman, English comedian (Monty Python's Flying Circus), born in Leicester, England (d. 1989)
  • 1941-01-12 "Long" John Baldry, English blues vocalist ("Don't Try to Lay No Boogie Woogie on the King of Rock and Roll"), born in East Haddon, United Kingdom (d. 2005)
  • 1941-01-24 Michael Chapman, English musician (Looking for 11), born in Leeds, England
  • 1941-01-26 Henry Jaglom, actor (Eating, Lucky Ducks, Always), born in London, England
  • 1941-02-25 David Puttnam, film producer/CEO (Columbia Pictures), born in London, England
  • 1941-03-22 Jeremy Clyde, English pop singer and guitarist (Chad & Jeremy - "A Summer Song") and actor (The Iron Lady), born in Dorney, Buckinghamshire
  • 1941-04-08 Vivienne Westwood [Dame], English fashion designer (Vivienne Westwood), born in Tintwistle, England
  • 1941-04-12 Bobby Moore, English football defender (108 caps; captain World Cup 1966; West Ham United), born in Barking, Essex (d. 1993)
  • 1941-05-09 Dorothy Hyman, England, sprinter (Olympic silver 1960)
  • 1941-05-11 Eric Burdon, British rock vocalist (Animals - "House of the Rising Sun"; "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood"; War - "Spill The Wine"), born in Walker-on-Tyne, England
  • 1941-05-11 Graham Miles, English snooker player, born in Birmingham, England (d. 2014)
  • 1941-05-18 Miriam Margolyes, British-Australian character actress (Babe; Romeo and Juliet), born in Oxford, England
  • 1941-05-21 Martin Carthy, English folk musician, born in Hatfield, Hertfordshire

Charlie WattsCharlie Watts (1941-2021)

1941-06-02 British rock and jazz drummer (Rolling Stones), born in London, England

  • 1941-06-09 Billy Hatton, English rock bassist (The Fourmost - "A Little Loving"), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2017) [1]
  • 1941-06-09 Jon Lord, British keyboardist and composer (Deep Purple - "Smoke On The Water"; Whitesnake), born in Leicester, England (d. 2012)
  • 1941-06-12 Roy Harper, British folk-rock singer-songwriter, and guitarist (Folkjokeopus; Work of Heart), born in Rusholme, Manchester, England
  • 1941-06-18 Delia Smith, English cook and television presenter, born in Woking, England

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