English History (Part 28)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2701 - 2,800 of 4,621

  • 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 Watts

1941-06-02 Charlie Watts, British rock and jazz drummer (Rolling Stones), born in London, England (d. 2021)

  • 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
  • 1941-06-20 Stephen Frears, film director (Prick Up Your Ears, Dangerous Liaisons), born in Leicester, England
  • 1941-07-07 Jim Rodford, British rock bassist (The Kinks; Argent; Zombies), born in St Albans, Hertfordshire, England (d. 2018)
  • 1941-07-07 Bill Oddie, English comedian and ornithologist
  • 1941-07-10 Ian Whitcomb, English rocker (You Turn Me On), born in Woking, Surrey (d. 2020)
  • 1941-08-04 Martin Jarvis, English actor, born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
  • 1941-08-10 Anita Lonsbrough, England, 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1941-08-22 Michael Aldrich, British inventor (online shopping), born in Brocket Hall, England (d. 2014)
  • 1941-08-29 Robin Leach, English TV host (Life Styles of Rich & Famous), born in London, England (2018)
  • 1941-08-30 John McNally, English rock guitarist and vocalist (Searchers - "Needles And Pins"), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1941-09-04 Joanna Van Gyseghem, English actress, born in Tunbridge Wells, England
  • 1941-09-06 Monica Mason, England's ballerina, born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1941-09-09 Les Braid, England, bass (Swinging Blue Jeans-You're No Good)
  • 1941-09-19 Jim Fox, British pentathlete (Olympics gold 1972), born in Pewsey, Wiltshire, England
  • 1941-09-27 Peter Bonetti, English soccer goalkeeper (7 caps; World Cup 1966; Chelsea 600 games), born in London, England (d. 2020)
  • 1941-09-29 Frederick "Fred" West, British contractor and serial killer (12 charges of murder), born in Herefordshire, England (d. 1995)
  • 1941-10-07 Martin Murray, British rock guitarist (The Honeycombs, 1963-64 - "Have I the Right?"), born in London, England
  • 1941-10-12 Michael Mansfield, English barrister, born in London
  • 1941-10-19 Simon Ward, actor (4 Musketeers, 4 Feathers), born in London, England (d. 2012)
  • 1941-10-22 Charles Keating, English actor (Carl Hutchins-Another World), born in London, England, (d. 2014)
  • 1941-10-28 Hank Marvin [Brian Rankin], British rock guitarist (The Shadows - "Apache"; "Foot Tapper"), born in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England
  • 1941-11-03 Brian Poole, English musician (Brian Poole & The Tremeloes), born in Barking, England
  • 1941-11-06 James Bowman, English countertenor, born in Oxford, England
  • 1941-11-18 David Hemmings, English actor (Blow-up, Barbarella) and co-founder of Hemdale Film Corporation, born in Guildford, England (d. 2003)
  • 1941-11-21 Juliet Mills, actress (Nanny & the Professor, QB VII), born in London, England
  • 1941-12-15 Geoffrey Davies, English actor (Doctor at Sea, Doctor on the Go), born in Leeds, England
  • 1941-12-18 William, English Prince of Gloucester and grandson of George V, born in Hadley Common, England (d. 1972)
  • 1941-12-27 Mike Pinder, British keyboard player and Mellotron pioneer (Moody Blues - "Nights in White Satin"), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1941-12-29 Ray Thomas, English rock vocalist and flautist (Moody Blues - "Legend Of A Mind"), born in Stourport-on-Severn, United Kingdom (d. 2018)
  • 1941-12-31 Sarah Miles, English actress (Ryan's Hope, Big Sleep, Venom), born in Essex
  • 1942-01-05 Jan Leeming, English television presenter and newsreader, born in Dartford, United Kingdom

Stephen Hawking

1942-01-08 Stephen Hawking, English physicist (Black Holes & Baby Universes), born in Oxford, England (d. 2018)

  • 1942-01-19 Michael Crawford [Michael Patrick Smith], British Broadway star (Phantom of the Opera), born in Salisbury, Wiltshire
  • 1942-02-05 Susan Hill, English playwright (Magic Apple Tree)
  • 1942-02-22 Christine Keeler, British model & showgirl (Profumo affair), born in Uxbridge, England (d. 2017)
  • 1942-02-24 Paul Jones, English rock singer (Manfred Mann - "Do Wah Diddy Diddy") and radio presenter (The Blues Show), born in Portsmouth, England
  • 1942-02-28 Brian Jones, British blues and rock guitarist, organist and sitar player (Rolling Stones, 1962-69), born in Gloucestershire, England (d. 1969)
  • 1942-03-03 Mike Pender [Prendergast], British rock vocalist and guitarist (The Searchers - "Needles & Pins"), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1942-03-08 Ralph Ellis, British rock guitarist (The Swinging Blue Jeans – "Hippy Hippy Shake"), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1942-03-12 Brian O'Hara, English rock musician (The Foremost), born in Liverpool (d. 1999)
  • 1942-03-14 Rita Tushingham, English actress (Green Eyes, Doctor Zhivago), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1942-03-14 John Whittaker, English real estate developer (Peel Holdings)
  • 1942-03-15 Hughie Flint, British blues-rock drummer (John Mayall & The Blues Breakers, 1964-66; Bonzo Dog Band, 1971; The Blues Band, 1979-82), born in Manchester, England
  • 1942-03-25 Richard O'Brien, English actor and writer (Rocky Horror Picture Show)
  • 1942-03-25 Kim Woodburn, English television personality (How Clean is Your House), born in Eastney, England
  • 1942-03-27 Michael York, British actor (Cabaret, Logan's Run, 3 Musketeers), born in Fulmer, Buckinghamshire
  • 1942-03-27 Michael Jackson, British writer and journalist, born in Wetherby, Yorkshire (d. 2007)
  • 1942-03-30 Graeme Edge, British rock drummer, and poet (Moody Blues - "The Dream"; "Morning Glory"), born in Rocester, Staffordshire England (d. 2021)
  • 1942-04-10 Ian Callaghan, English footballer, born in Toxteth, Liverpool, England
  • 1942-04-19 Alan Price, English rock keyboardist (Animals - "House of the Rising Sun"), born in Fatfield, Washington, England
  • 1942-04-27 John Shrapnel, English actor, born in Birmingham, Warwickshire
  • 1942-05-03 Lynn Farleigh, English actress (Lovers of Their Time), born in Bristol, England
  • 1942-05-09 Mike Millward, British guitarist (The Fourmost - "A Little Loving"), born in Bromborough, Cheshire, England (d. 1966)
  • 1942-05-12 Ian Dury, English rock musician (The Blockheads) and actor (Judge Dredd), born in Upminster, Essex (d. 2000)
  • 1942-05-14 Lord McAlpine, English contractor/multi-millionaire
  • 1942-05-15 Anthony Wayne England, PhD/astronaut (STS 51-F), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1942-05-18 Simon Isaacs, 4th Marquess of Reading, English aristocrat, banker and philanthropist
  • 1942-05-26 Ray Ennis, British rock guitarist (Swinging Blue Jeans - "You're No Good"), born in Huyton, England
  • 1942-06-16 John Rostill, English rocker (The Shadows), born in Birmingham (d. 1973)
  • 1942-06-17 Norman Kuhlice, English rocker (Swinging Blue Jeans - "You're No Good")

Paul McCartney

1942-06-18 Paul McCartney, British rock singer-songwriter, bassist, piano player (The Beatles - "Yesterday"; "I Will"; Wings -"Silly Love Songs"), born in Liverpool, England

  • 1942-06-24 Arthur Brown, British rock singer and songwriter (The Crazy World of Arthur Brown - "Fire"), born in Whitby, Yorkshire
  • 1942-07-04 Michael, English Prince of Kent and paternal first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II, born in Coppins, Iver, Buckinghamshire, England
  • 1942-07-23 Myra Hindley, English murderess (murdered 5 small children with Ian Brady), born in Manchester, England (d. 2002)
  • 1942-07-27 Barbara Ferris, English actress (Nice Girl Like Me), born in London, England
  • 1942-08-13 Sheila Armstrong, English soprano, born in Ashington, Northumberland
  • 1942-08-25 Imogen Hassall, English actress (Countess of Cleavage-Carry on Loving), born in Surrey England (d. 1980)
  • 1942-08-30 Jonathan Aitken, English politician (Conservative MP), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1942-09-18 Alex Stepney, English football goalkeeper (Manchester United), born in Mitcham, Surrey, England
  • 1942-09-27 Alvin Stardust [Bernard Jewry], English rock singer ("Jealous Mind"), born in Muswell Hill, North London, (d. 2014)
  • 1942-09-29 Ian McShane, British actor (Roots; Bare Essence), born in Blackburn England
  • 1942-10-16 Dave Lovelady, English drummer (The Fourmost - "A Little Loving"), born in Litherland, United Kingdom
  • 1942-10-23 Anita Roddick, English businesswoman and cosmetic manufacturer (Body Shop), born in Littlehampton, West Sussex (d. 2007) [1]
  • 1942-11-09 Stuart Lipton, English real estate developer and multi-millionaire
  • 1942-11-16 Joanna Pettet, British actress (Knots Landing, Cry of the Innocent), born in London
  • 1942-12-04 Gemma Jones, English actress (Bridget Jones's Diary), born in Marylebone, London
  • 1942-12-22 Dick Parry, English session and touring rock saxophonist (Pink Floyd - "Money"), born in Kentford, Suffolk
  • 1942-12-30 Guy Edwards, English racing driver
  • 1942-12-31 Andy Summers, English rock guitarist (Police - "Roxanne"), born in Blackpool, Lancashire
  • 1943-01-09 Freddie Starr, English comedian & singer (The Freddie Starr Showcase), born in Huyton, United Kingdom (d. 2019)
  • 1943-01-11 Henry Cecil, Aberdeen, Scotland, English horse racing trainer
  • 1943-02-07 Gareth Hunt, English actor (d. 2007)
  • 1943-02-16 Anthony Dowell, English ballet dancer (Royal Ballet), born in London, England

George Harrison

1943-02-25 George Harrison, British guitarist, singer, songwriter, and sitar player (Beatles - "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"; "Here Comes The Sun"; solo - "If Not For You"; Traveling Wilburys - "Handle With Care"), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2001)

  • 1943-03-02 (Daniel) Tony Meehan, British rock drummer (Vipers; Drifters: Shadows), born in Hampstead, North West London, England (d. 2005)
  • 1943-03-02 Gordon Black, English industrialist
  • 1943-03-08 Lynn Redgrave, British-American actress (Gods and Monsters, Georgy Girl), born in London, England (d. 2010)
  • 1943-03-22 Keith Relf, British blues-rock singer and harmonica player (The Yardbirds - "For Your Love"; Renaissance, 1969-71), born in Richmond, England (d. 1976)
  • 1943-03-29 Eric Idle, English comedian, actor (Monty Python), born in South Shields, England

John Major

1943-03-29 John Major, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1990-97), born in Carshalton, Surrey, England

  • 1943-04-03 Jonathan Lynn, English writer and actor (Greedy, Bar Mitzvah Boy), born in Bath, England
  • 1943-04-03 Doreen Tracey, British-born American performer (Mickey Mouse Club-Mouseketeer), born in St Pancras, London (d. 2018)
  • 1943-04-08 Tony Banks, English politician (Labour), born in Belfast (d. 2006)
  • 1943-04-08 James Herbert, English horror writer (The Rats), born in London, England (d. 2013)

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