English History (Part 29)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2801 - 2,900 of 4,621

  • 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)

Michael Palin

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

  • 1943-05-08 Paul Samwell-Smith, British blues-rock bassist, and record producer (The Yardbirds, 1963-66 "For Your Love"), born in Richmond, Surrey, England
  • 1943-05-11 Juliet Harmer, English actress
  • 1943-05-27 Cilla Black [Priscilla White], British pop singer ("Anyone Who Had a Heart"), 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, Iraqi English magnate and art collector (founded advertising company Saatchi & Saatchi), born in Baghdad, Iraq
  • 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

Christine McVie

1943-07-12 Christine McVie, British rock keyboardist, vocalist, and songwriter (Fleetwood Mac, 1970-98, 2014-present - "Don't Stop"; "You Make Loving Fun"; solo - "Got A Hold On Me"), born in Bouth, Lancashire, Egland

  • 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"; Renaissance, 1969-70), born in Liverpool, England

Mick Jagger

1943-07-26 Mick Jagger, English rock vocalist, songwriter (Rolling Stones - "Let's Spend the Night Together"; "Sympathy For The Devil"), actor (Performance), and knight, born in Dartford, Kent

  • 1943-07-28 Richard Wright, British progressive rock keyboardist, arranger, composer, and occasional vocalist (Pink Floyd - "Time"; "Echoes"; "The Art Of Conversation"), 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, British rock saxophonist (Dave Clark Five - "Glad All Over"), born in London (d. 2006)
  • 1943-08-19 Billy J. Kramer, British pop rock vocalist (The Dakotas - "Bad To Me"), born in Bootle, Lancashire, England

Roger Waters

1943-09-06 (George) Roger Waters, English rock bassist and vocalist (Pink Floyd, 1964-85, 2005 - "Another Brick in the Wall"), born in Cambridge, England

  • 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, British 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, British rock singer and keyboardist (Dave Clark Five - "Glad All Over"), born in London, England (d. 2008)
  • 1943-12-08 Michael Unger, English editor-in-chief (Evening News, Manchester)
  • 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, British rock bassist (The Kinks, 1963-69 -"Sunny Afternoon"), and cartoonist, born in Tavistock, Devonshire, England (d. 2010)

Ben Kingsley

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

  • 1944-01-03 David Atherton, British conductor (London Sinfonietta; Royal Opera; San Diego Symphony), born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England
  • 1944-01-07 Mike McGear [McCartney], British singer-songwriter {The Scaffolds - "Lily The Pink"), and photographer, born in Liverpool, England

Jimmy Page

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

  • 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

Jerry Springer

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

  • 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 Pattie 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], British glam rocker (Rock and Roll, Parts 1 and 2), and convicted sex offender, born in Banbury, England
  • 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

Joe Cocker

1944-05-20 (John) "Joe" Cocker, English rock vocalist ("With A Little Help From My Friends"; "Cry Me A River"; "You Are So Beautiful"), born in Sheffield, England (d. 2014)

  • 1944-05-25 Frank Oz, American muppetteer (Grover-Sesame Street, Muppet Show), born in Hereford, England
  • 1944-05-30 Lenny Davidson, British rock guitarist (Dave Clark Five - "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, British drummer (Arthur Brown; Colosseum), born in London, England (d. 2018)
  • 1944-06-21 Ray Davies, British singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Kinks - "Waterloo Sunset"; "Lola"; ""Celluloid Heroes"; "Come Dancing"), 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 pop singer, guitarist (Peter & Gordon - "A World Without Love"), artist manager, and record producer (Linda Ronstadt; James Taylor), born in London, England
  • 1944-06-24 Jeff Beck, British rock guitarist (Yardbirds, 1965-66; Jeff Beck Group, 1967-72), born in Wallington, Surrey, England
  • 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, British rock vocalist, keyboardist, and songwriter (Supertramp - "Goodbye, Stranger"), born in London, England
  • 1944-08-02 Jim Capaldi, English singer and songwriter (Traffic - "Something So Strong"; "The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys"), born in Evesham, Worcestershire, England (d. 2005)
  • 1944-08-08 John Renbourn, British jazz and folk guitarist and songwriter (Pentangle), born in Marleybone, London, England (d. 2015)
  • 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, English prince and Duke of Gloucester, born in Northampton, England
  • 1944-08-26 Stephen Greif, English actor (Blake's Seven), born in Sawbridgeworth, England
  • 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
  • 1944-10-09 John Entwistle, English rock bass guitarist and vocalist (The Who - "Boris The Spider"), born in London, England (d. 2002)
  • 1944-10-12 Angela Rippon, British television personality, born in Plymouth, Devon, England
  • 1944-10-25 Jon Anderson, British progressive rock singer (Yes - "Roundabout"; "Close To The Edge"), born in Accrington, Lancashire, England
  • 1944-11-02 Keith Emerson, English rock keyboardist, composer, and arranger (Emerson, Lake & Palmer - "Karn Evil 9"), born in Todmorden, West Yorkshire (d. 2016)

Tim Rice

1944-11-10 Tim Rice, British lyricist (Jesus Christ Superstar; Evita; Chess; The Lion King), born in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England

  • 1944-11-22 Robert Iliffe, English publisher (Coventry Evening Telegraph)
  • 1944-11-27 Trevor Ward-Davies 'Dozy', British rock bassist (Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich), born in Enford, Wilshire (d. 2015)
  • 1944-12-06 Jonathan King, English singer and songwriter ("Everyone's Gone To The Moon") and record producer, born in London
  • 1944-12-09 Guy Darrell [John Swail], British singer (I've Been Hurt), born in Kent, England
  • 1944-12-19 Alvin Lee, British rock vocalist and guitarist (10 Years After), born in Nottingham, England (d. 2013)
  • 1944-12-20 Jean Fergusson, English actress, born in Wakefield, United Kingdom
  • 1944-12-26 Jane Lapotaire, British actress (Spirit of the Dead), born in Ipswich, Suffolk, England

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