English History (Part 32)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 3101 - 3,200 of 4,623

  • 1948-01-12 Anthony Andrews, English actor (Under the Volcano), born in London, England
  • 1948-01-12 Kenny Allen, English footballer, born in Fenton, Michigan
  • 1948-01-12 William Nicholson, English writer, born in Lewes, United Kingdom
  • 1948-01-12 John Etheridge, British guitarist (Soft Machine), born in Lambeth, England
  • 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)
  • 1948-02-24 Dennis Waterman, English actor (Fair Exchange, Minder, The Sweeney), born in London
  • 1948-02-24 Tim Staffell, English rock musician (Smile), born in London
  • 1948-02-28 Mike Figgis, British film director and screenwriter (Leaving Las Vegas), born in Carlisle, England
  • 1948-03-04 Chris Squire, British progressive rock bassist, founding and longest serving member of Yes, 1969-2014 ("The Fish (Schindleria Praematurus)"), born in Kingsbury, London, England (d. 2015)
  • 1948-03-05 Richard Hickox, British organist, musical director, and conductor (City of London Sinfonia,,1971-2008; London Symphony Chorus from 1976-91), born in Stokenchurch in Buckinghamshire, England (d. 2008)
  • 1948-03-05 Elaine Paige, British musical theater singer and actress (Evita; Sunset Boulevard), born in Barnet, Hertfordshire, England
  • 1948-03-12 Les Holroyd, British progressive rock musician (Barclay James Harvest), born in Oldham England

Andrew Lloyd Webber

1948-03-22 Andrew Lloyd Webber, British theatrical composer (Jesus Christ Superstar; Phantom of the Opera; Cats), born in London, England

  • 1948-03-28 Matthew Corbett, British actor (The Sooty Show), born in Guiseley, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
  • 1948-03-30 Mervyn King, English economist, Governor of the Bank of England (2003-13), born in Chesham Bois
  • 1948-04-03 Mary Gordon-Watson, British equestrian 3 day event (Olympic gold 1972), born in Blandford, Dorset
  • 1948-04-12 Jeremy Beadle, English television presenter (Beadle's About), born in London, England (d. 2008)
  • 1948-04-21 Max Wyndham, 2nd Baron Egremont, English peer and author
  • 1948-04-24 Benzion Freshwater, English multi-millionaire property investor, born in Sassov, Galicia, Poland

Terry Pratchett

1948-04-28 Terry Pratchett, English author of fantasy novels (Discworld), born in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire (d. 2015)

  • 1948-05-05 Bill Ward, English heavy metal drummer (Black Sabbath), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1948-05-12 Steve Winwood, English singer, songwriter and musician (Spencer Davis Group - "Gimme Some Lovin'"; Traffic - "Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys"; solo - 'Higher Love"; "While You See A Chance"), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1948-05-15 Brian Eno, British rock and ambient musician, and record producer (Roxy Music, David Bowie, Talking Heads, U2, Coldplay, Paul Simon), born in Woodbridge, Sussex
  • 1948-05-21 (Gerard) "Leo" Sayer, British songwriter and singer ("You Make Me Feel Like Dancing"; "When I Need Love"), born in Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex, England

John Bonham

1948-05-31 John Bonham, English rock drummer (Led Zeppelin - "Whole Lotta Love"), born in Redditch, England (d. 1980)

  • 1948-05-31 Lynda Bellingham, Canadian-born English actress (Sweeney, Scarlet Tunic), born in Montreal, Quebec, (d. 2014)
  • 1948-06-06 Richard Sinclair, British progressive rock bassist, singer, guitarist, and songwriter (Caravan -"In the Land of Grey and Pink"), born in Canterbury, England
  • 1948-06-11 Lynsey de Paul, British singer and actress (Sugar Me), born in London (d. 2014)
  • 1948-06-21 Ian McEwan, English writer (Atonement), born in Aldershot, England
  • 1948-06-29 Ian Paice, British hard rock drummer (White Snake; Deep Purple - "Smoke On The Water"), born in Nottingham, England

Cat Stevens

1948-07-21 Cat Stevens [Steven Demetre Georgiou; Yusuf Islam], British singer-songwriter ("Peace Train"; "Moonshadow"), born in Marleybone, London, England

  • 1948-08-02 Robert Holdstock, English sci-fi author (Ghost Dance, Labyrinth), born in Hythe, England (d. 2009)
  • 1948-08-05 Ray Clemence MBE, English soccer goalkeeper (England 61 caps, Liverpool, Tottenham), born in Skegness, Lincolnshire (d. 2020)
  • 1948-08-18 Rudy Hartono Kurniawan, Indonesian badminton star (All-England tennis champ), born in Surabaya, Indonesia

Robert Plant

1948-08-20 Robert Plant, British rock vocalist (Led Zeppelin - "Stairway To Heaven"), born in West Bromwich, England

  • 1948-09-10 Judy Geeson, English actress (To Sir With Love, Berserk), born in Arundel, England
  • 1948-09-16 Kenney Jones, English rock drummer and vocalist (Small Faces; The Who), born in London, England

Jeremy Irons

1948-09-19 Jeremy Irons, English actor (Reversal of Fortune, The Lion King), born in Isle of Wight, England

Olivia Newton-John

1948-09-26 Olivia Newton-John, British-Australian Grammy Award-winning pop singer ("Hopelessly Devoted to You"; "Physical"), and actress (Grease), born in Cambridge, England

  • 1948-09-27 Michele Dotrice, English actor
  • 1948-10-12 Rick Parfitt, British pop guitarist and singer (Status Quo - "Wanderer"; "Pictures of Matchstick Men"), born in Surrey, England (d. 2016)
  • 1948-11-05 Peter Hammill, British singer and songwriter (Van Der Graff Generator; solo - "Patient"), born in Ealing, London
  • 1948-12-01 Tom Wright, English bishop and theologian
  • 1948-12-13 Lillian Board, British 400m athlete (Olympic silver 1968), born in Durban, South Africa (d. 1970)
  • 1948-12-15 David Gwillim, English actor (Island at Top of the World), born in Plymouth, Devon, England
  • 1948-12-16 Christopher Biggins, English actor
  • 1948-12-18 Bill Nelson, British progressive rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter (Be-Bop Deluxe), born in Wakefield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
  • 1948-12-20 Alan Parsons, British music producer (The Alan Parsons Project - I Robot) and recording engineer (The Dark Side of the Moon; Let it Be), born in London, England
  • 1949-01-19 Robert Palmer, English singer-songwriter (Power Station), born in Batley, United Kingdom (d. 2003)
  • 1949-01-25 John Cooper Clarke, English performance poet, born in Lancashire, England
  • 1949-02-05 David Sullivan, Welsh businessman & pornographer (Sunday Sport), born in Cardiff, United Kingdom
  • 1949-02-15 George Howard, 13th Earl of Carlisle, English hereditary peer
  • 1949-02-17 Fred Frith, English guitarist, violinist and bassist (Skeleton Crew), born in Heathfield, England
  • 1949-02-19 Eddie Hardin, English rock pianist and singer (Spencer Davis Group), born in London, England
  • 1949-03-23 Karen English, (Rep-D-Arizona)
  • 1949-03-24 Nick Lowe, British rock bassist, singer, songwriter (Brinsley Schwarz - "What's So Funny About Peace, Love, and Understanding"; Rockpile - "Teacher, Teacher"; solo-"Cruel To Be Kind"), and producer (Elvis Costello; Graham Parker), born in, Walton-on-Thames, England
  • 1949-03-30 (Richenda Antoinette) "Dana" Gillespie, British actress (Jesus Christ Superstar), and folk-pop-rock-blues singer-songwriter, born in Woking, Surrey, England

Christopher Hitchens

1949-04-13 Christopher Hitchens, English author and columnist (Vanity Fair, New Statesman), born in Portsmouth, England (d. 2011)

  • 1949-04-14 DeAnne Julius, American-English economist
  • 1949-04-29 Anita Dobson, British stage and screen actress (EastEnders, 1985-88 - "Angie Watts"), and singer ("Anyone Can Fall in Love"), born in Stepney, London, England
  • 1949-05-01 Tim Hodgkinson, British composer and musician (Henry Cow), born in Salisbury, England
  • 1949-05-17 Bill Bruford, PhD, British rock and jazz drummer (Yes; King Crimson; Genesis (touring only); Earthworks), born in Sevenoaks, Kent, England
  • 1949-05-17 Andrew Latimer, English musician (Camel), born in Guildford, England
  • 1949-05-18 Rick Wakeman, British session pianist (Cat Stevens; David Bowie), progressive rock keyboardist (Yes), and composer, born in London
  • 1949-05-24 Jim Broadbent, English actor (Iris), born in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
  • 1949-05-26 Jeremy Corbyn, British politician (Labour Party leader 2015-20), born in Chippenham, England
  • 1949-05-29 Francis Rossi, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Status Quo), born in London, England
  • 1949-05-29 Brian Kidd, English soccer forward, coach, manager (England 2 caps, Manchester City), born in Manchester, England
  • 1949-06-14 Alan White, British rock drummer (John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band; Yes, 1972-2022; solo - Ramshackled), born in Pelton, County Durham, England (d. 2022)
  • 1949-06-15 Simon Callow, English actor (Four Weddings and a Funeral), born in London, England
  • 1949-06-20 Bob Andrews, English rock keyboardist and producer (Brinsley Schwarz; The Rumour), born in Leeds, Yorkshire, England
  • 1949-06-24 John Illsley, British rock bassist (Dire Straits), born in Leicester, England
  • 1949-07-05 Marilyn Cole, English Playmate model (Jan, 1972, Playmate of the Year 1973), born in Portsmouth, England
  • 1949-07-17 Geezer Butler, English rock bassist (Black Sabbath), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1949-07-26 Roger Taylor, English rock drummer (Queen - "Bohemian Rhapsody"), born in Norfolk, England
  • 1949-07-28 Simon Kirke, British rock drummer (Bad Company), born in London, England
  • 1949-07-28 Steve Peregrin Took, English musician (Tyrannosaurus Rex), born in London (d. 1980)
  • 1949-08-02 Madeleine Smith, English actress (Vampire Lovers), born in Sussex, England
  • 1949-08-13 Cliff Fish, English bassist (Paper Lace - "The Night Chicago Died"), born in Ripley, Derbyshire
  • 1949-08-20 Alan Hardwick, English TV presenter, born in Staveley, Derbyshire, England
  • 1949-08-25 Martin Amis, English novelist (London Fields), born in Swansea, Wales
  • 1949-09-05 David "Clem" Clempson, British rock guitarist (Colosseum; Humble Pie), born in Tamworth, Staffordshire, England
  • 1949-09-09 John Curry, British figure skater (Olympic gold, World C'ship gold, European C'ship gold 1976), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1994)
  • 1949-09-11 Roger Uttley, English rugby union player, born in Blackpool, England
  • 1949-09-12 Tony Stevens, English rocker (Foghat; Savoy Brown), born in London
  • 1949-09-18 Peter Shilton, English football goalkeeper, born in Leicester, England

Twiggy

1949-09-19 Twiggy [Leslie Hornby], English model and actress (Boyfriend, W), born in Neasden, Middlesex, England

  • 1949-09-22 David Coverdale, British rock singer (Whitesnake;, Deep Purple), born in Saltburn-by-the-Sea, England
  • 1949-09-26 Minette Walters, English novelist (The Ice House), born in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England
  • 1949-10-14 Katy Manning, English actress (Doctor Who-Jo Grant), born in Guildford, Surrey, England

Anna Wintour

1949-11-03 Anna Wintour, English-American editor (Editor of US Vogue), born in London, England

  • 1949-11-06 Nigel Havers, English actor (Don't Wait Up), born in London, England
  • 1949-11-21 Nickolas Grace, British stage and screen actor (Brideshead Revisited; Heat and Dust; Robin of Sherwood), born in West Kirby, Cheshire, England
  • 1949-12-12 Bill Nighy, English actor (The Men's Room, Gideon's Daughter), born in Caterham, Surrey, England
  • 1949-12-13 Paula Wilcox, English actress (Man About the House), born in Manchester, Lancashire, England
  • 1950-01-09 Alec Jeffreys, British geneticist (developed techniques for DNA fingerprinting), born in Oxford, England

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