Spike Milligan

Comedian and author Spike Milligan

Full Name: Terence Alan Milligan
Profession: Comedian and author

United Kingdom

Biography: Script-writer for the ground-breaking "The Goon Show" on BBC radio and originator of anarchic and surreal comedy.

Spike Mulligan was also an author and poet, his "On the Ning Nang Nong" was voted Britain's favorite comic poem in 1998. Milligan also wrote a novel and 7 volumes of his autobiography starting with "Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall" (1971).

Born: April 16, 1918
Birthplace: Ahmednagar, Bombay, India

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aries

Died: February 27, 2002 (aged 83)
Cause of Death: Kidney failure

Historical Events

  • 1951-05-28 Radio programme "Crazy People" (later titled The Goon Show) premieres on the BBC, created by Spike Milligan
  • 1960-01-28 "The Goon Show"'s final episode on BBC radio