English History (Part 30)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2901 - 3,000 of 4,623

  • 1944-12-26 Jane Lapotaire, British actress (Spirit of the Dead), born in Ipswich, Suffolk, England
  • 1945-01-07 Dave Cousins [Hindson], English rock singer-songwriter (Strawbs - "Part of the Union"), born in Hounslow, England

Rod Stewart

1945-01-10 Rod Stewart, British singer ("Maggie Maey"; "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy"; "Downtown Train"), and model railroad designer, born in London, England

  • 1945-01-26 Jacqueline du PrĂ©, British concert cellist, born in Oxford, England (d. 1987)
  • 1945-01-28 Robert Wyatt, English progressive rock musician (Soft Machine), born in Bristol, England
  • 1945-02-13 Roy Dyke, English rock drummer (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1945-02-13 David Tremlett, English artist, born in Dartford, United Kingdom
  • 1945-02-14 Vic Briggs, England, rocker (Animals)
  • 1945-02-19 Thomas Brasch, German writer and film director, born in Westow, England (d. 2001)
  • 1945-02-25 Elkie Brooks [Elaine Bookbinder], British rock singer ("Pearl's A Singer"), born in Manchester, England
  • 1945-03-06 Hugh Grundy, British rock drummer (The Zombies - "She's Not There"; "Time Of The Season"), born in Winchester, Hampshire, England
  • 1945-03-09 Robin Trower, British rock guitarist (Procol Harum, 1967-71 - "Conquistador"; solo - Bridge Of Sighs), born in London, England

Eric Clapton

1945-03-30 Eric Clapton, English singer and guitarist (Cream - "Sunshine Of Your Love; Derek & The Dominos - "Layla"; solo -"Tears in Heaven"), born in Ripley, Surrey, England

  • 1945-04-05 Tommy Smith, English soccer defender (1 cap; Football League Div 1 1966, 73, 76, 77; FA Cup 1965, 74; European Cup 1977; Liverpool 467 games), born in Liverpool, Merseyside (d. 2019)

Ritchie Blackmore

1945-04-14 Ritchie Blackmore, English guitarist (Rainbow - "Stone Cold"; Deep Purple - "Smoke On The Water"), born in Weston-super-Mare, England

  • 1945-04-20 Jimmy Winston [Langwith], British rock organist (Small Faces, 1965), and actor (Doctor Who - Day of the Daleks), born in London, England
  • 1945-05-02 Judge Dread [Alexander Hughes] English reggae musician, born in Kent, England (d. 1998)
  • 1945-05-12 Ian McLagan, English rock keyboardist (Small Face; Faces), born in Hounslow, Middlesex, (d. 2014)
  • 1945-05-16 Nicky Chinn, English songwriter/producer (Chinn & Chapman)

Pete Townshend

1945-05-19 Peter Townshend, British rock guitarist, composer, and vocalist (The Who - Tommy; "My Generation": "Won't Get Fooled Again"; solo - "Let My Love Open the Door"), born in Chiswick, Middlesex, England

  • 1945-05-23 Elliott Bernerd, English broker/multi-millionaire
  • 1945-05-30 Norman Eshley, English actor
  • 1945-06-17 Ken Livingstone, English politician (Mayor of London 2000-08), born in London
  • 1945-06-19 Peter Bardens, English musician (Camel), born in London (d. 2002)
  • 1945-06-24 Colin Blunstone, British rock singer-songwriter (The Zombies - "She's Not There"; "Time Of The Season"), born in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England
  • 1945-06-28 Dave Knights, British rock bassist (Procol Harum - "Conquistador"), born in London, England
  • 1945-07-03 Iain MacDonald-Smith, English yachtsman (Olympic gold 1968), born in Oxford
  • 1945-07-06 Rodney Matthews, English fantasy artist and illustrator, born in Paulton, England

Virginia Wade

1945-07-10 Virginia Wade, English tennis player (US Open 1968, Australian Open 1972, Wimbledon 1977), born in Bournemouth, England

  • 1945-07-18 Danny McCulloch, English rocker (Animals), born in London, England
  • 1945-07-20 John Lodge, British bassist, vocalist, and songwriter (The Moody Blues - "I'm Just A Singer"; "Gemini Dream"), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1945-07-21 Leigh Lawson, English actress (Fire & Sword, Charlie Boy), born in Atherston, England
  • 1945-07-21 John Lowe, English darts player (BDO world champion 1979, 87, 93), born in New Tupton, Derbyshire

Helen Mirren

1945-07-26 Helen Mirren [Ilyena Lydia Vasilievna Mironoff], English actress (The Queen, The Madness of King George), born in London, England

  • 1945-08-09 Posy Simmonds, English cartoonist (Gemma Bovery), born in Berkshire, England
  • 1945-08-16 Kevin Ayers, British progressive rocker (Soft Machine; Joy of a Toy), born in Herne Bay, Kent, England (d. 2013)
  • 1945-08-22 Derek Fatchett, British Labour politician, born in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England (d. 1999)
  • 1945-08-29 Chris Copping, British rock bassist and organist (Procol Harum, 1969-77), born in Middleton, Lancashire, England
  • 1945-09-26 Bryan Ferry, British singer-songwriter (Roxy Music - "Love Is The Drug"; "Avalon"; "Dance Away"), born in Washington, County Durham, England
  • 1945-10-05 Geoff Leigh, British saxophonist and flute player (Henry Cow), born in Manchester, England
  • 1945-10-07 Kevin Godley, English rock drummer, vocalist, and producer (10cc - "I'm Not On Love"), born in Manchester, England
  • 1945-10-14 Colin Hodgkinson, English musician (Whitesnake), born in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
  • 1945-10-24 Anthony Christian, English artist
  • 1945-10-28 Wayne Fontana [Glyn Geoffrey Ellis], British rocker (The Mindbenders - "The Game Of Love"), born in Manchester, England (d. 2020)
  • 1945-11-11 Chris Dreja, British rock guitarist and bass player (Yardbirds - "For Your Love"), born in Surbiton, Surrey, England
  • 1945-11-12 Valerie Leon, English actress (Blood from Mummy's Tomb), born in London, England
  • 1945-11-25 Bev Bevan, English drummer (Electric Light Orchestra), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1945-12-12 Susi Hush, English television producer, born in Thurgoland, Yorkshire (d. 1995)
  • 1945-12-16 Bobby George, English darts player (BDO World C'ship 1980, 84 runner-up), born in Manor Park, Essex, England
  • 1945-12-17 Christopher Cazenove, England, actor (Ben-Dynasty)
  • 1945-12-17 Jacqueline Wilson, English author

Davy Jones

1945-12-30 Davy Jones, British singer (The Monkees - "Daydream Believer"), and actor (The Monkees), born in Manchester, England (d. 2012)

John Paul Jones

1946-01-03 John Paul Jones [Baldwin], English rock bassist and songwriter (Led Zeppelin - "Stairway to Heaven"), born in London

Syd Barrett

1946-01-06 Syd Barrett, British guitarist and singer-songwriter (Pink Floyd, 1964-68 - "See Emily Play"; solo -"The Madcap Laughs"), born in Cambridge, England (d. 2006)

  • 1946-01-19 Julian Barnes, English writer (Before She Met Me, The Sense of an Ending), born in Leicester, England
  • 1946-02-01 Elisabeth Sladen, English actress (Doctor Who, The Sarah Jane Adventures), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1946-02-03 Stan Webb, English blues musician (Chicken Shack), born in London
  • 1946-02-05 Charlotte Rampling, English actress (Zardoz, Night Porter, Verdict), born in Sturmer, United Kingdom
  • 1946-02-11 Ian Porterfield, English footballer, born in Dunfermline, United Kingdom (d. 2007)
  • 1946-02-14 David Green, English TV/video producer

Alan Rickman

1946-02-21 Alan Rickman, English actor (Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, Die Hard, Harry Potter), born in Hammersmith, London (d. 2016)

  • 1946-02-24 John Stapleton, English television presenter
  • 1946-03-04 Michael Ashcroft, English entrepreneur (Hawley-ADT)

David Gilmour

1946-03-06 David Gilmour, British rock guitarist, and vocalist (Pink Floyd, 1968-2014 - "Comfortably Numb"), born in Cambridge, England

  • 1946-03-07 Matthew Fisher, English rock keyboardist (Procol Harum - "A Whiter Shade Of Pale"), born in London, England
  • 1946-03-14 Jasper Carrott, English comedian (Jane & the Lost City, Detectives)
  • 1946-03-15 David Wall, British ballet dancer (Royal Ballet, 1966-84), and director (Royal Academy of Dancing, 1985-91), born in Chiswick, London (d. 2013)
  • 1946-03-23 Alan Bleasdale, English author, playwright and scriptwriter (Are You Lonesome Tonight), born in Liverpool
  • 1946-04-01 Ronnie "Plonk" Lane, English rock bassist (Small Faces - "Hey Girl"), born in London, England
  • 1946-04-04 Dave Hill, English rock guitarist (Slade-Coz I Love You), born in Holbeton, Devon
  • 1946-04-18 Hayley Mills, English actress (Parent Trap, Pollyanna), born in London, England
  • 1946-04-19 Tim Curry, English actor (Rocky Horror Picture Show, Star Wars: The Clone Wars), born in Grappenhall, Cheshire, England
  • 1946-05-02 David Suchet, British actor (Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Way We Live Now), born in Paddington, London, England
  • 1946-05-07 Brian Turner, British celebrity chef, born in Halifax, West Yorkshire, England
  • 1946-05-10 Graham Gouldman, English bassist and singer-songwriter (10cc), born in Manchester, England
  • 1946-05-10 Dave Mason, British guitarist and singer-songwriter ("We Just Disagree"), born in Worcester, England
  • 1946-05-13 Tim Pigott-Smith, English actor (Jewel in Crown, King Charles III), born in Rugby, England (d. 2017)
  • 1946-05-22 Howard Kendall, English footballer and football manager (Everton), born in Ryton, County Durham (d. 2015)
  • 1946-05-24 Jeremy Treglown, English scholar and editor (TLS)
  • 1946-05-26 Mick Ronson, English rock guitarist and producer (Mott the Hoople; The Spiders From Mars), born in Kingston upon Hull, England (d. 1993)
  • 1946-05-27 Lewis Collins, English actor, (d. 2013)
  • 1946-06-02 Peter Sutcliffe, English murderer of 13 women "The Yorkshire Ripper", born in Bingley, England (d. 2020)
  • 1946-06-03 Penelope Wilton [Penelope Alice], English actress (Cry Freedom, Norman Conquests), born in Scarborough, North Yorkshire
  • 1946-06-05 Gillian Hills, English actress (Blow-up, Clockwork Orange), born in Cairo, Egypt
  • 1946-06-12 Harry Glasper, English writer, born in Middlesbrough, England
  • 1946-06-21 Maurice Saatchi, English-Iraqi advertising CEO (Saatchi & Saatchi), born in Baghdad, Iraq
  • 1946-06-25 Ian McDonald, British rock musician (saxophone, keyboards, guitar) (King Crimson, 1968-69; Foreigner, 1976-80), born in Osterly, Middlesex, England (d. 2022) [1]
  • 1946-06-26 Clive Francis, British actor (Masada), born in London, England
  • 1946-07-09 Natasha Pyne, English actress, born in Crawley, Sussex
  • 1946-07-17 Alun Armstrong, English actor (New Tricks), born in Anfield Plain, County Durham
  • 1946-07-23 Andy MacKay, British rock saxophone and oboe player (Roxy Music), born in London, England
  • 1946-08-15 Tony Robinson, English actor, comedian and author, born in Homerton, London

Keith Moon

1946-08-23 Keith Moon, British rock drummer (The Who - "Bell Boy"), born in London, England (d. 1978)

  • 1946-08-26 Alison Steadman, English actress (Life is Sweet), born in Liverpool, England

Barry Gibb

1946-09-01 Barry Gibb, English singer-songwriter (The Bee Gees), born in Douglas, Isle of Man

  • 1946-09-09 Pete Gavin [Rowney], British drummer (Heads Hands & Feet), born in London
  • 1946-09-18 Nicholas Clay, English actor (Lady Chatterley's Lover), born in Streatham, London (d. 2000)
  • 1946-09-19 John Coghlan, British rock drummer (Status Quo, 1963-81 - "Pictures of Matchstick Men"), born in London, England
  • 1946-09-19 Brian Henton, English racing driver, born in Castle Donington, Leicestershire
  • 1946-09-27 Robin Nedwell, English comedy actor (d. 1999)

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