English History (Part 31)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 3001 - 3,100 of 4,608

  • 1946-11-11 (Len) "Chip" Hawkes, British bassist (The Tremeloes - "Do You Love Me"), born in London, England
  • 1946-11-20 Ray Stiles, English musician (Mud, The Hollies), born in Guildford, England
  • 1946-11-23 Diana Quick, English actress (Brideshead, Big Sleep, Odd Job), born in London
  • 1946-11-26 Angus Suttie, English potter and teacher of art ceramics, born in Tealing, Scotland (d. 1993)
  • 1946-12-10 Ace Kefford, English bassist (The Move), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1946-12-14 Jane Birkin, British pop singer ("Je t'aime... moi non plus") and actress (Dust; Death On The Nile), born in Marylebone, London, England
  • 1946-12-16 Trevor Pinnock, English conductor and harpsichordist (The English Concert), born in Canterbury, England
  • 1946-12-17 Simon Bates, British disk jockey and radio presenter (BBC Radio 1, Classic FM), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1946-12-19 Rosemary Conley, English businesswoman, author and broadcaster
  • 1946-12-29 Marianne Faithfull, British folk-rock and jazz singer-songwriter ("As Tears Go By"; "Broken English"), and actress, born in Hampstead, England
  • 1947-01-04 Chris Cutler, English musician and composer (Henry Cow, Art Bears)
  • 1947-01-04 Rick Stein, English chef and television presenter
  • 1947-01-06 Sandy Denny, English singer-songwriter (Fairport Convention - "If You Gotta Go"), born in London, England

David BowieDavid Bowie (1947-2016)

1947-01-08 English rock singer-songwriter ("Space Oddity"; "Changes"; "Ziggy Stardust"; "Heroes"), mime, and actor (Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence; Labyrinth), born in London, England

  • 1947-01-11 Anna Calder-Marshall, English actress (Zulu Dawn), born in Kensington, England
  • 1947-01-13 John Lees, British progressive rock guitarist and vocalist (Barclay James Harvest), born in Oldham, England
  • 1947-01-21 (Julian) "Pye" Hastings, British singer and musician (Caravan - "In The Land of Grey and Pink"), born in Tomnavoulin, Banffshire, Scotland
  • 1947-01-30 Les Barker, English poet, born in Manchester, United Kingdom
  • 1947-02-03 Dave Davies, British rock guitarist and vocalist (The Kinks - "You Really Got Me"; "Lola"; "Living On A Thin Line"), born in Muswell Hill, North London, England [1]
  • 1947-02-10 Nicholas Owen, English newsreader
  • 1947-02-20 Peter Osgood, English soccer striker (4 caps; Chelsea, Southampton), born in Clewer, Berkshire, England (d. 2006)
  • 1947-02-24 Rupert Holmes [David Goldstein], British pop songwriter ("Escape (The Piña Colada Song)"; "Him"), and Tony Award-winning composer (The Mystery of Edwin Drood), born in Northwich, England
  • 1947-02-26 Sandie Shaw [Sandra Goodrich], English rocker (Girl Don't Come), born in Essex, England
  • 1947-02-28 Stephanie Beacham, England, (Devil's Widow, Schizo, Dallas, Colbys)
  • 1947-03-02 Harry Redknapp, English soccer winger (West Ham United; AFC Bournemouth) and manager (Bournemouth, West Ham, Tottenham, Portsmouth, QPR, Southampton), born in London, England
  • 1947-03-03 Dave Mount, English rocker (Mud), born in Carshalton, Surrey (d. 2006)
  • 1947-03-06 Kiki Dee [Pauline Matthews], British pop singer ("Don't Go Breaking My Heart"), born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England
  • 1947-03-18 Barry Wilson, British rock drummer (Procol Harum - "Whiter Shade of Pale"), born in Edmonton, London (d. 1990)
  • 1947-03-18 Patrick Barlow, English actor, comedian and playwright
  • 1947-03-18 Roger Kenneth Evans, English politician
  • 1947-03-19 John Beckwith, English real estate developer/multi-millionaire
  • 1947-03-23 Terry Alexander, African-American actor (Day of the Dead, One Life to Live), born in Detroit, Michigan

Alan SugarAlan Sugar (75 years old)

1947-03-24 English computer manufacturer (Amstrad; chairman / part-owner Tottenham Hotspur FC 1991-2001) and television celebrity (The Apprentice), born in London, England

Elton JohnElton John (75 years old)

1947-03-25 English singer-songwriter and piano player ("Rocketman"; "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road"; "Candle In The Wind"), born in Pinner, Middlesex

  • 1947-04-01 Robin Scott, English singer (M), born in London

Steve HoweSteve Howe (75 years old)

1947-04-08 English progressive rock guitarist (Yes - "Roundabout"; Asia - "Heat Of The Moment"), born in London, England

  • 1947-04-20 David Leland, English actor and director (Nothing But Trouble), born in Cambridge, England
  • 1947-04-22 Barry Guy, English composer and double bass player, born in London
  • 1947-04-23 Glenn Cornick, English rock bassist (Jethro Tull, 1967-70; Wild Turkey), born in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, (d. 2014)
  • 1947-04-26 Warren Clarke, English actor (Clockwork Orange), born in Oldham, Lancashire, (d. 2014)
  • 1947-04-30 Leslie Grantham, English actor (EastEnders), born in London, England (d. 2018)
  • 1947-05-08 Felicity Lott, British lyric and operatic soprano (We Come To The River), born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
  • 1947-05-09 Anthony Higgins, British actor (A Walk with Love and Death, Something for Everyone), born in East Northamptonshire, England
  • 1947-05-13 Pete Overend Watts, English rock bassist (Mott The Hoople - "All Young Dudes"), born in Yardley, Birmingham, England (d. 2017)
  • 1947-05-23 Bernard Comrie, English linguist
  • 1947-06-05 Tom Evans, British rock guitarist, bass player, and singer-songwriter (Badfinger -"Without You": "Maybe Tomorrow"), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1983)
  • 1947-06-06 David Blunkett, English blind politician, Home Secretary (2001-4), born in Sheffield, England
  • 1947-06-06 Marion Coakes, English equestrian rider (World C'ship gold Individual Jumping 1965; Olympic silver 1968), born in New Milton, England
  • 1947-06-08 Annie Haslam, British art-rock singer-songwriter (Renaissance - "Carpet Of The Sun"; "Mother Russia") and painter, born in Bolton
  • 1947-06-17 Paul Young, British rock singer and percussionist (Mike + The Mechanics - "All I Need Is A Miracle"), born in Manchester, England (d. 2000)
  • 1947-06-21 Joey Molland, British rock guitarist (Badfinger - "Come And Get It"; "Day After Day"), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1947-06-24 Clarissa Dickson Wright, English celebrity chef (Two Fat Ladies), born in London (d. 2014)

Mick FleetwoodMick Fleetwood (75 years old)

1947-06-24 British rock drummer (Fleetwood Mac - "Go Your Own Way"; "Tusk"; "The Chain"), born in Redruth, Cornwall, England

  • 1947-07-06 Richard Beckinsale, English actor (Porridge, Doing Time), born in Carlton, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1979)
  • 1947-07-08 Jenny Diski, English writer (Stranger on a Train), born in London (d. 2016)

Camilla Parker BowlesCamilla Parker Bowles (75 years old)

1947-07-17 British wife of King Charles III, and Queen of the United Kingdom, born in London, England

  • 1947-07-19 Brian May, British rock guitarist (Queen - "Bohemian Rhapsody"; "We Are The Champions"), born in London, England
  • 1947-07-23 David Essex [Cook], English rock vocalist ("Rock On") and actor (That'll Be The Day), born in Plaistow, Essex (now part of Greater London), England
  • 1947-07-31 Karl Green, English rock bassist (Herman's Hermits - "Mrs. Brown You Have A Lovely Daughter"), born in Salford, England
  • 1947-08-04 Paul Layton, English musician and rocker (The New Seekers - "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing"), born in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England
  • 1947-08-14 Maddy Prior, English folk singer (Steeleye Span, Silly Sisters, Carnival Band), born in Blackpool, United Kingdom
  • 1947-08-14 Peter Christian, English actor, born in Liverpool, England
  • 1947-08-19 Dave Dutton, English actor (Coronation Street), born in Atherton, England
  • 1947-08-23 Willy Russell, English playwright and composer (Shirley Valentine, Educating Rita), born in Whiston, England
  • 1947-08-29 James Hunt, English auto racer (Formula 1 World Drivers Champion 1976), born in Belmont, Surrey (d. 1993)
  • 1947-09-02 Richard Coughlan, British progressive rock drummer and percussionist (Caravan - "In the Land of Grey and Pink"), born in Herne Bay, Kent, England(d. 2013)
  • 1947-09-16 Russ Abbot [Russell A Roberts], British TV comedian (The Russ Abbot Show, September Song), born in Cheshire, England
  • 1947-09-19 (Lawrence) "Lol" Creme, English rock vocalist and guitarist (10cc - "I'm Not In Love"), and music video producer, born in Prestwich, Lancashire, England
  • 1947-09-25 John Fiddler, British rock vocalist and guitarist (British Lions), born in Darlaston, Wednesbury, England
  • 1947-09-26 Graham Faulkner, English actor (Brother Sun Sister Moon), born in London, England
  • 1947-09-30 Marc Bolan, British rock vocalist and guitarist (T-Rex - "Bang A Gong (Get It On)"; "Jeepster"), born in London (d. 1977)
  • 1947-09-30 Rula Lenska [Róża Łubieńska], British stage and screen actress (Coronation Street; The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy), born in St Neots, England
  • 1947-10-01 Rob Davis, British musician and songwriter (Mud - "L'L'Lucy"; Spiller - "Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)"), born in London, England
  • 1947-10-05 Brian Johnson, British hard rock singer-songwriter (AC/DC - "Back In Black"), born in Dunston, Gateshead, England
  • 1947-10-10 Giant Haystacks [Martin Ruane], English professional wrestler, born in Camberwell, London, England (d. 1998)
  • 1947-10-14 Al Atkins, British rock singer (Judas Priest, 1969-73), born in West Bromwich, West Midlands, England
  • 1947-10-23 Greg Ridley, British rock bassist (Spooky Tooth; Humble Pie), born in Carlisle, Cumberland, England (d. 2003)
  • 1947-11-01 Bob Weston, British guitarist and songwriter (Fleetwood Mac, 1972-73), born in Devon, England (d. 2012)
  • 1947-11-02 Dave Pegg, British folk and rock bassist and producer (Fairport Convention 1969-79 & 1985-present; Jethro Tull, 1980-85), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1947-11-06 Jim Rosenthal, English sports presenter, born in Oxford, England
  • 1947-11-07 Bob Anderson, English darts player (BDO World Champion 1988), born in Winchester, Hampshire, England
  • 1947-11-10 Greg Lake, British rock vocalist and bassist (King Crimson, 1968-70 - "I Talk To The Wind"; Emerson, Lake & Palmer - "Lucky Man"), born in Poole, Dorset, England (d. 2016)
  • 1947-11-17 Rod Clements, English rocker (Lindisfarne), born in North Shields, Tyne and Wear
  • 1947-11-24 Dave Sinclair, British progressive rock keyboard player (Caravan - In the Land of Grey and Pink), born in Herne Bay, Kent, England
  • 1947-12-01 Bob Fulton, Australian rugby league five eighth (35 Tests; Manly, Warrington, Easts; RL Immortal) and coach (39 Tests Australia; Manly, Easts), born in Warrington, England (d. 2021)
  • 1947-12-02 Michael Green, English businessman and psychotherapist, born in Hampstead, London
  • 1947-12-14 Linda Sutton, English artist, born in Southend-on-Sea, Essex
  • 1947-12-16 Ben Cross, English actor (Chariots of Fire, Star Trek), born in London, England (d. 2020)
  • 1947-12-29 Cozy Powell [Colin Flooks] English rock drummer (Jeff Beck Group; Emerson, Lake & Powell), born in Cirencester, United Kingdom (d. 1998)
  • 1948-01-02 Kerry Minnear, Dorset, English rocker (Gentle Giant)
  • 1948-01-09 Paul King, British rock guitarist and banjo player (Mungo Jerry, 1970-72), born in Dagenham, Essex, England
  • 1948-01-12 Anthony Andrews, English actor (Under the Volcano), born in London, England
  • 1948-01-12 John Etheridge, British guitarist (Soft Machine), born in Lambeth, England
  • 1948-01-12 Kenny Allen, English footballer, born in Fenton, Michigan
  • 1948-01-12 William Nicholson, English writer, born in Lewes, United Kingdom
  • 1948-01-20 Mel Pritchard, British progressive rock drummer (Barclay James Harvest), born in Oldham, Lancashire (d. 2004)
  • 1948-01-27 Kim Gardner, English rock bassist (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke), born in London (d. 2001)
  • 1948-02-05 Tom Wilkinson, English actor, born in West Yorkshire, England
  • 1948-02-08 "England" Dan [Seals], American pop and country singer (England Dan & John Ford Coley - "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight"), born in McCamey, Texas (d. 2009)
  • 1948-02-23 Steve Priest, English rock bassist and vocalist (Sweet - "Ballroom Blitz"), born in Hayes, Middlesex, England (d. 2020)

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