English History (Part 33)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 3201 - 3,300 of 4,813

  • 1948-01-20 Melvyn "Mel" Pritchard, British progressive rock drummer (Barclay James Harvest), born in Oldham, Lancashire (d. 2004)
  • 1948-02-05 Tom Wilkinson, English actor, born in West Yorkshire, England
  • 1948-02-08 Dan Seals, McCamey Texas, country singer (England Dan & John Ford Coley-You Still Move Me)
  • 1948-02-24 Dennis "Minder" Waterman, actor (Fair Exchange), born in London, England
  • 1948-02-24 Tim Staffell, English singer
  • 1948-02-28 Mike Figgis, English director
  • 1948-03-04 Chris Squire, rock bassist (Yes-Fish Out of Water), born in London, England (d. 2015)
  • 1948-03-05 Richard Hickox, English musical conductor
  • 1948-03-05 Elaine Paige, English singer and actress
  • 1948-03-12 Les Holroyd, British progressive rock musician (Barclay James Harvest), born in Oldham England

Person of interestAndrew Lloyd Webber

1948-03-22 Andrew Lloyd Webber, composer (Phantom of the Opera, Cats), born in London, England

  • 1948-03-28 Matthew Corbett, English retired actor (The Sooty Show), born in Guiseley, West Riding of Yorkshire
  • 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 Lord Egremont, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • 1948-04-24 Benzion Freshwater, English multi-millionaire property investor, born in Sassov, Galicia, Poland

Person of interestTerry Pratchett

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

Novelist Terry Pratchett
Novelist
Terry Pratchett
  • 1948-05-05 Bill Ward, heavy metal drummer (Black Sabbath), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1948-05-12 Steve Winwood, England, musician (A Higher Love, Roll with it)
  • 1948-05-15 Brian Eno, Woodbridge England, rock keyboardist/singer (On Land)
  • 1948-05-21 Leo Sayer, British singer (You Make Me Feel Like Dancing, When I Need Love), born in Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex, England

Person of interestJohn Bonham

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

Drummer John Bonham
Drummer
John Bonham
  • 1948-05-31 Lynda Bellingham, Canadian-born English actress (Sweeney, Scarlet Tunic), born in Montreal, Quebec, (d. 2014)
  • 1948-06-06 Richard Sinclair, English musician (Caravan)
  • 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), born in Nottingham, England

Person of interestCat Stevens

1948-07-21 Cat Stevens [Steven Demetre Georgiou; Yusaf Islam], rock vocalist (Peace Train), born in London, England

Singer and songwriter Cat Stevens
Singer and songwriter
Cat Stevens
  • 1948-08-02 Robert Holdstock, English sci-fi author (Ghost Dance, Labyrinth), born in Hythe, England (d. 2009)
  • 1948-08-05 Ray Clemence, English footballer
  • 1948-08-13 Cliff Fish, English rocker (Paper Lace)
  • 1948-08-18 Rudy Hartono Kurniawan, Indonesian badminton star (All-England tennis champ), born in Surabaya, Indonesia

Person of interestRobert Plant

1948-08-20 Robert Plant, English rock vocalist (Led Zeppelin), born in West Bromwich, England

Rock Vocalist Robert Plant
Rock Vocalist
Robert Plant
  • 1948-09-10 Judy Geeson, Arundei actress (To Sir With Love, Berserk), born in Sussex, England
  • 1948-09-16 Kenney Jones, English rock drummer/vocalist (Small Faces, The Who), born in London, England

Person of interestJeremy Irons

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

Person of interestOlivia Newton-John

1948-09-26 Olivia Newton-John, Australian singer and actress (Lets Get Physical), born in Cambridge, England

Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John
Singer and actress
Olivia Newton-John
  • 1948-09-27 Michele Dotrice, English actor
  • 1948-10-12 Rick Parfitt, English pop guitarist and singer (Status Quo-Wanderer), born in Surrey, England
  • 1948-11-05 Peter Hammill, English singer/songwriter (Patient)
  • 1948-12-01 Tom Wright, English bishop and theologian
  • 1948-12-13 Lillian Board, England, 400m (Olympic silver 1968)
  • 1948-12-15 David Gwillim, Plymouth England, actor (Island at Top of the World)
  • 1948-12-16 Christopher Biggins, English actor
  • 1948-12-18 Bill Nelson, English musician (Be Bop Deluxe)
  • 1948-12-20 Alan Parsons, audio engineer, music producer (The Dark Side of the Moon, Let it Be), born in London, England
  • 1949-01-16 Caroline Munro, Windsor, Berkshire, English actress, model (The Spy Who Loved Me, Maniac) [or 12/16]
  • 1949-01-19 Robert Palmer, Batley England, singer (Power Station)
  • 1949-01-25 John Cooper Clarke, English punk-poet
  • 1949-02-05 David Sullivan, English softporno/newspaper publisher (Sunday Sport)
  • 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, England, rock vocalist (Rockpile-Cruel to be Kind)
  • 1949-03-30 Dana [Richenda Antoinette de Winterstein] Gillespie, English actress and singer (Jesus Christ Superstar), born in Surrey, England

Person of interestChristopher Hitchens

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

Author, Journalist and Orator Christopher Hitchens
Author, Journalist and Orator
Christopher Hitchens
  • 1949-04-14 DeAnne Julius, American/English economist
  • 1949-04-29 Anita Dobson, England, actress (Annie Watts-EastEnders)
  • 1949-05-01 Tim Hodgkinson, English composer and musician (Henry Cow)
  • 1949-05-17 Bill Bruford, English drummer (Yes, King Crimson, Genesis), born in Sevenoaks, Kent
  • 1949-05-17 Andrew Latimer, English musician (Camel), born in Guilford
  • 1949-05-18 Rick Wakeman, English, rock keyboardist (Yes), 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-), born in Chippenham, England
  • 1949-05-29 Francis Rossi, guitarist (Status Quo-Picture of a Matchstick Man), born in London, England
  • 1949-05-29 Brian Kidd, English footballer
  • 1949-06-14 Alan White, English rock drummer (Yes, Ramshackled)
  • 1949-06-15 Simon Callow, actor (Good Father), born in London, England
  • 1949-06-20 Bob Andrews, England, rock keyboardist/vocalist
  • 1949-06-24 John Illsley, English rock bassist (Dire Straits), born in Leicester, England
  • 1949-07-05 Marilyn Cole, Playmate of the year (Jan, 1972), born in Portsmouth, England
  • 1949-07-17 Mick Tucker, rock drummer (Sweet Harlesden), born in London, 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, 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, actress (Vampire Lovers), born in Sussex, England
  • 1949-08-20 Alan Hardwick, English TV presenter
  • 1949-08-25 Martin Amis, English novelist (London Fields), born in Swansea, Wales
  • 1949-08-27 Edmund Weiner, English lexicographer (Oxford English Dictionary), born in Oxford, England
  • 1949-09-05 David "Clem" Clempson, English rocker (Humble Pie), born in Tamworth, Staffordshire
  • 1949-09-09 John Curry, England, figure skater (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1949-09-11 Roger Uttley, English rugby player
  • 1949-09-12 Tony Stevens, English rocker (Foghat, Savoy Brown), born in London
  • 1949-09-18 Peter Shilton, English footballer
  • 1949-09-19 Twiggy Lawson, [Leslie Hornby], England, model/actress (Boyfriend, W)
  • 1949-09-22 David Coverdale, English singer (Whitesnake, Deep Purple), born in Saltburn-by-the-Sea, England
  • 1949-09-26 Minette Walters, English novelist
  • 1949-10-14 Katy Manning, English/Australian actress

Person of interestAnna Wintour

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

Magazine Editor Anna Wintour
Magazine Editor
Anna Wintour
  • 1949-11-06 Nigel Havers, English actor (Don't Wait Up), born in London
  • 1949-11-21 Nickolas Grace, Cheshire England, actor (Diamond's Edge)
  • 1949-12-12 Bill Nighy, English actor
  • 1949-12-13 Paula Wilcox, English actress
  • 1950-01-09 Alec Jeffreys, British geneticist (developed techniques for DNA fingerprinting), born in Oxford, England
  • 1950-01-23 John Greaves, English musician (Henry Cow, National Health)
  • 1950-01-27 Derek Acorah, English spirit medium and TV personality (Most Haunted), born in Bootle, England
  • 1950-02-13 Peter Gabriel, Surrey England, rock vocalist (Genesis, In Your Eyes)

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