Why Famous: One of the best poets of his generation, he was British Poet Laureate from 1984 until his death. He was also well known for being married to American poet Sylvia Plath.
- 1956-06-16 British Poet and Poet Laureate Ted Hughes marries American writer and poet (The Bell Jar) Sylvia Plath at St George the Martyr Holborn, London.
- 1956-02-26 Writers and poets Sylvia Plath & Ted Hughes meet at a party in Cambridge
- 1984-12-28 Ted Hughes is appointed British Poet Laureate by Queen Elizabeth II