English History (Part 29)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2801 - 2,900 of 4,663

  • 1943-02-16 Anthony Dowell, ballet dancer (Royal Ballet), born in London, England

Person of interestGeorge 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)

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • 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

Person of interestJohn Major

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

British Prime Minister John Major
British Prime Minister
John Major
  • 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)
  • 1943-04-16 "Lonesome Dave" Peverett, British rock singer and musician (Foghat, Savoy Brown), born in London, England (d. 2000)
  • 1943-04-20 John Eliot Gardiner, English conductor, born in Fontmell Magna, Dorset
  • 1943-04-23 Hugh Davies, English composer, born in Exmouth, Devon (d. 2005)

Person of interestMichael Palin

1943-05-05 Michael Palin, English comedian (Monty Python, Fish Called Wanda), born in Sheffield, Yorkshire

Comedian and Actor Michael Palin
Comedian and Actor
Michael Palin
  • 1943-05-08 Paul Samwell-Smith, Richmond, Surrey, English bassist (The Yardbirds-For Your Love)
  • 1943-05-11 Juliet Harmer, English actress
  • 1943-05-27 Cilla Black [Priscilla White], pop singer and TV personality (Blind Date), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2015)
  • 1943-05-28 Ray Mitchell, governor (Albany Prison, England)
  • 1943-06-08 Colin Baker, English actor (Sixth Doctor in Doctor Who, Swallows & Amazons), born in London
  • 1943-06-09 Charles Saatchi, English magnate (Saatchi & Saatchi)
  • 1943-06-13 Malcolm McDowell, English actor (Clockwork Orange, Caligula), born in Leeds, England
  • 1943-06-25 Bill Moggridge [William], British designer (1st laptop computer), born in London, England (d. 2012)
  • 1943-06-26 Georgie Fame [Clive Powell], English R&B and jazz singer and keyboard player (Get Away, Ballad of Bonnie & Clyde), born in Lancashire, England
  • 1943-06-29 Roger Ruskin Spear, English saxophonist (Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band), born in London, England

Person of interestChristine McVie

1943-07-12 Christine McVie, English rock vocalist (Fleetwood Mac-Got A Hold on Me), born in Bouth, England

Rock vocalist Christine McVie
Rock vocalist
Christine McVie
  • 1943-07-20 Wendy Richard, English actress (EastEnders), born in Middlesborough, England (d. 2009)
  • 1943-07-25 Jim McCarty, English rock drummer (Yardbirds - "For Your Love"), born in Liverpool, England

Person of interestMick Jagger

1943-07-26 Mick Jagger, English rock vocalist (Rolling Stones), born in Dartford, Kent

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger
  • 1943-07-28 Richard Wright, English singer-songwriter (Pink Floyd-Time, Echoes), born in Hatch End, Middlesex (d. 2008)
  • 1943-08-02 Rose Tremain, British novelist and playwright (Restoration), born in London, England
  • 1943-08-06 Michael Anderson Jr, actor (Clay-The Monroes), born in London, England
  • 1943-08-11 Denis Payton, English rock musician (Dave Clark Five - Glad All Over), born in London (d. 2006)
  • 1943-08-19 Billy J Kramer, rock vocalist (The Dakotas-Bad to Me), born in Liverpool, England

Person of interestRoger Waters

1943-09-06 [George] Roger Waters, English rock bassist and vocalist (Pink Floyd - "Another Brick in the Wall"), born in Cambridge, England

Rock Bassist and Vocalist Roger Waters
Rock Bassist and Vocalist
Roger Waters
  • 1943-09-06 Richard J. Roberts, English biochemist and molecular biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, born in Derby, England
  • 1943-10-10 Alexander MacMillan, 2nd Earl of Stockton, English publisher and politician
  • 1943-10-25 Roy Lynes, English rock organist (Status Quo), born in Redhill, Surrey, England
  • 1943-11-01 John McEnery, English actor (Romeo and Juliet), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1943-11-07 Wensley Haydon-Baillie, English pharmaceutical manufacturer
  • 1943-11-07 Michael Byrne, English actor (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade), born in London
  • 1943-11-26 Paul Burnett, English radio disc jockey, born in Hulme, Manchester, England
  • 1943-12-06 Mike Smith, English musician (Dave Clark 5 - "Glad All Over"), born in London, England (d. 2008)
  • 1943-12-08 Michael Unger, English editor-in-chief (Evening News, Manchester)

Person of interestKeith Richards

1943-12-18 Keith Richards, English guitarist and songwriter (The Rolling Stones), born in Dartford, Kent

Guitarist and Songwriter Keith Richards
Guitarist and Songwriter
Keith Richards
  • 1943-12-19 Sam Kelly [Roger Michael Kelly], English actor ('Allo 'Allo!, Porridge), born in Manchester, England (d. 2014)
  • 1943-12-21 Albert Lee, English guitarist, born in Lingen, Herefordshire
  • 1943-12-28 Charles "Chas" Hodges, English musician (Chas & Dave), born in London, England
  • 1943-12-31 Pete Quaife, English rock bassist (The Kinks), born in Tavistock, England (d. 2010)

Person of interestBen Kingsley

1943-12-31 Ben Kingsley, English actor (Gandhi, Betrayal), born in Scarborough, England

  • 1944-01-03 David Atherton, English conductor
  • 1944-01-07 Mike McGear, English singer (Paul McCartney's brother), born in Liverpool, England

Person of interestJimmy Page

1944-01-09 Jimmy Page, English rock guitarist (Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven), born in London, England

Rock Star Jimmy Page
Rock Star
Jimmy Page
  • 1944-01-19 Laurie London, English singer
  • 1944-01-20 Eddie Shah, English businessman & publisher (Today, Post), born in Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 1944-01-27 Kevin Coyne, English musician, born in Derby (d. 2004)
  • 1944-01-27 Nick Mason, British progressive rock drummer (Pink Floyd), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1944-02-02 Andrew Davis, British conductor ( Toronto Symphony, 1975-88; BBC Symphony, 1989-2000; Lyric Opera of Chicago, 2000-21), born in Ashbridge, England,
  • 1944-02-12 Desmond Nuttall, English educator

Person of interestJerry Springer

1944-02-13 Jerry Springer, English-born US talk show host (Jerry Springer Show), born in London, England

Talk Show Host Jerry Springer
Talk Show Host
Jerry Springer
  • 1944-02-14 Alan Parker, English director (Bugsy Malone, Midnight Express), born in London, England (d. 2020)
  • 1944-02-23 Bernard Cornwell, English historical novelist
  • 1944-03-01 John Napier, English set designer (Royal Shakespeare Company), born in London, England
  • 1944-03-01 Roger Daltrey, English singer and founder of the rock band "The Who", born in East Acton, London, England
  • 1944-03-17 Patti Boyd, English model, photographer and author who married both George Harrison and Eric Clapton, born in Taunton, England
  • 1944-03-31 Mick Ralphs, British rock guitarist (Mott the Hoople - "All The Young Dudes"; Bad Company - "Can't Get Enough"), born in Stoke Lacy, Herefordshire, England
  • 1944-04-01 Carol White, England, actress (Daddy's Gone a Hunting)
  • 1944-04-07 Carol Grimes, British singer (Delivery), born in London, England
  • 1944-04-12 Lisa Jardine, British historian and writer, born in Oxford, England (d. 2015)
  • 1944-05-02 Bob Henrit, English pop drummer (Argent - Hold Your Head Up; The Kinks), born in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, England
  • 1944-05-05 John Rhys-Davies, Welsh actor (Sir Edward-Quest, Sliders), born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
  • 1944-05-08 Gary Glitter [Paul Gadd], England, rocker (Rock & Roll Part II)
  • 1944-05-10 Jackie Lomax, English singer-songwriter (Is This What You Want), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2013)
  • 1944-05-14 Francesca Annis, actress (Madame Bovary, Dune), born in London, England

Person of interestJoe Cocker

1944-05-20 Joe Cocker, English rock vocalist (With a Little Help from My Friends), born in Sheffield England, (d. 2014)

Rocker Joe Cocker
Rocker
Joe Cocker
  • 1944-05-25 Frank Oz, American muppetteer (Grover-Sesame Street, Muppet Show), born in Hereford, England
  • 1944-05-30 Lenny Davidson, rocker (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over), born in London, England
  • 1944-06-01 Robert Powell, English actor (Jigsaw Man, Shaka Zulu, Secrets), born in Salford, England
  • 1944-06-12 Linda Foster, American actress (Doris-Hank), born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • 1944-06-20 David Roper, English actor
  • 1944-06-21 Jon Hiseman, English drummer (Colosseum), born in London, United Kingdom (d. 2018)
  • 1944-06-21 Ray Davies, British singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Kinks - "Waterloo Sunset"; "Lola"), born in Muswell Hill, North London, England
  • 1944-06-21 Tony Scott, English film director and producer (Top Gun, Revenge, Days of Thunder), born in Northumberland, England (d. 2012)
  • 1944-06-22 Peter Asher, English singer (Peter & Gordon-World Without Love), born in London, England
  • 1944-06-24 Jeff Beck, British rock guitarist (Yardbirds, Jeff Beck Group), born in Wallington, Surrey
  • 1944-07-07 Tony Jacklin, English golfer (British Open 1969, US Open 1970), born in Scunthorpe, England
  • 1944-07-11 Peter de Savary, English financier/multi-millionaire
  • 1944-07-18 David Hemery, English 400m-hurdler (Olympic gold 1968), born in Cirencester, England
  • 1944-07-21 Buchi Emecheta, Nigerian English writer (Price of Bride), born in Lagos (d. 2017)
  • 1944-07-22 Rick Davies, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Supertramp), born in London, England
  • 1944-08-02 Jim Capaldi, English singer and songwriter (Traffic-Something So Strong), born in Evesham, Worcestershire, England (d. 2005)
  • 1944-08-08 John Renbourn, English folk musician (Pentangle), born in London
  • 1944-08-18 Carl Wayne, English singer and actor (The Move), born in Birmingham, England (d. 2004)
  • 1944-08-20 John Povey, English musician (The Pretty Things; Electric Banana), born in London
  • 1944-08-26 Richard A W G, English prince/duke of Gloucester
  • 1944-08-26 Stephen Greif, English actor
  • 1944-09-04 Christopher Needler, English businessman, born in Kingston upon Hull, England
  • 1944-09-13 Jacqueline Bisset, English actress (Class, Deep, Secrets), born in Weybridge, Surrey, England
  • 1944-09-26 Anne Robinson, English television host (The Weakest Link), born in Crosby, Lancashire, England

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