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London, England

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.london.gov.uk/

Population:
7,172,091 (2001 census)

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
The London Daily Mail
The Guardian
Financial Times
The London Daily Telegraph
News of the World
The London Daily Express
London Evening Standard

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
British American Drama Academy
1983
Brunel University
1966
London Business School
1965
Drama Centre London
1963
London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
1938
Courtauld Institute of Art
1932
Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art
1926
School of Oriental and African Studies
1916
Imperial College London
1907
Central School of Speech and Drama
1906
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
1904
Camberwell College of Arts
1898
London School of Economics
1895
London South Bank University
1892
Goldsmiths College
1891
University of Greenwich
1890
Morley College
1889
Royal College of Music
1882
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
1880
Slade School of Art
1868
University of Westminster
1838
Royal College of Art
1837
University of London
1836
City of London School
1834
King's College London
1829
University College London
1826
Birkbeck College
1823
Royal Academy of Music
1822
Latymer Upper School
1624
Dulwich College
1619
Gresham College
1597
Harrow School
1572
Westminster School
1179

CIVIC INSTITUTIONS

InstitutionTypeFounded
Saatchi Gallery
Museum
2008
Design Museum
Museum
1989
Barbican Centre
Venue
1982
Museum of London
Museum
1976
British Library
Library
1973
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Orchestra
1959
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Orchestra
1946
Philharmonia
Orchestra
1945
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Orchestra
1932
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra
1930
London Chamber Orchestra
Orchestra
1921
Imperial War Museum
Museum
1917
Science Museum
Museum
1909
London Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra
1904
Tate Gallery
Museum
1897
Wallace Collection
Museum
1897
Natural History Museum (London)
Museum
1881
UK National Portrait Gallery
Museum
1856
Victoria and Albert Museum
Museum
1852
London Zoo
Zoo
1828
British Museum
Museum
1753
Royal Opera House
Opera
1732

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
SABMiller
2002
Berwin Leighton Paisner
2001
GlaxoSmithKline
2000
Enodis
2000
Aviva
2000
Anglo American
1999
Shazam
1999
AstraZeneca
1999
BAE Systems
1999
Sportingbet
1998
QXL Ricardo
1997
Diageo
1997
easyJet
1995
Lloyds TSB Group
1995
Dresdner Kleinwort
1995
Domino Records
1993
Reed Elsevier
1993
National Grid
1990
British Sky Broadcasting
1990
Virgin Group
1989
Warp Records
1989
Clifford Chance
1987
WPP Group
1985
Virgin Atlantic
1984
LIFFE
1982
Cookson Group
1982
BT Group
1981
4AD
1979
Inmarsat
1979
Rough Trade Records
1978
Apax Partners
1972
Cadbury Schweppes
1969
Standard Chartered Bank
1969
Monarch Airlines
1967
Associated British Foods
1935
EMI
1931
Allen & Overy
1930
Victor Gollancz, Ltd.
1927
Imperial Chemical Industries
1926
Daily Mail and General Trust
1922
United Business Media
1918
Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co.
1911
Lonmin
1909
Selfridges
1909
British American Tobacco
1902
Smith & Nephew
1896
Slaughter and May
1889
HSBC
1865
Price Waterhouse
1865
Burberry
1856
Reuters
1851
Pearson
1844
Macmillan
1843
Linklaters
1840
Cadbury
1831
Willis Group Holdings
1828
Schroders
1804
London Stock Exchange
1801
Barings Bank
1762
Guinness
1759
Sotheby's
1744
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
1743
Bank of England
1694
Barclays
1690
Lloyd's of London
1688
British East India Company
1600
Kazakhmys
 
Aegis Defence Services
 
Marks & Spencer
 
Grand Metropolitan
 
Huntsworth
 
Invesco Funds
 

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
John Abbott
Actor
5-Jun-1905 24-May-1996 The Woman in White
Joss Ackland
Actor
29-Feb-1928   White Mischief
Peter Ackroyd
Author
5-Oct-1949   The Great Fire of London
Louisa Adams
First Lady
12-Feb-1775 15-May-1852 Wife of US President John Quincy Adams
Henry Addington
Head of State
30-May-1757 15-Feb-1844 UK Prime Minister, 1801-04
Adele
Singer
5-May-1988   Rolling In The Deep
Edgar Adrian
Scientist
30-Nov-1889 4-Aug-1977 Electricity within nerve cells
Allan Ahlberg
Author
1938   Juvenile author, The Jolly Postman
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
Actor
22-Aug-1967   Adebisi in Oz
Asma al-Assad
First Lady
11-Aug-1975   First Lady of Syria
Terence Alexander
Actor
11-Mar-1923 28-May-2009 Charlie Hungerford in Bergerac
Princess Alice
Royalty
25-Dec-1901 29-Oct-2004 Late Duchess of Gloucester
Roger Allam
Actor
26-Oct-1953   Privates on Parade
Lily Allen
Singer
2-May-1985   Smile
Claud Allister
Actor
3-Oct-1888 26-Jul-1970 The Reluctant Dragon
Christiane Amanpour
Journalist
12-Jan-1958   Host of ABC's This Week
Eric Ambler
Novelist
28-Jun-1909 22-Oct-1998 Topkapi
Jon Amiel
Film Director
20-May-1948   Entrapment
Hardy Amies
Fashion Designer
17-Jul-1909 5-Mar-2003 Dressmaker to Queen Elizabeth II
Kingsley Amis
Novelist
16-Apr-1922 22-Oct-1995 Lucky Jim
Emma Anderson
Musician
10-Jun-1967   Lush guitarist and vocalist
Michael Anderson
Film Director
30-Jan-1920   Logan's Run
Peter André
Singer
27-Feb-1973   British/Cypriot singer
Prince Andrew
Royalty
19-Feb-1960   The Duke of York
Anthony Andrews
Actor
12-Jan-1948   Brideshead Revisited
Barry Andrews
Musician
12-Sep-1956   Former XTC keyboardist, Shriekback co-founder
Naveen Andrews
Actor
17-Jan-1969   Sayid on Lost
Edmund Andros
Government
6-Dec-1637 24-Feb-1714 American colonial governor
Vanessa Angel
Actor
10-Nov-1966   Weird Science
Queen Anne
Royalty
6-Feb-1665 1-Aug-1714 Queen of England, 1702-14
Francesca Annis
Actor
14-May-1944   Wives and Daughters
Adam Ant
Musician
3-Nov-1954   Goody Two Shoes
Lysette Anthony
Actor
26-Sep-1963   Husbands and Wives
Kwame Anthony Appiah
Philosopher
8-May-1954   The Ethics of Identity
Jeffrey Archer
Novelist
15-Apr-1940   First Among Equals
George Arliss
Actor
10-Apr-1868 5-Feb-1946 Disraeli
Jane Asher
Actor
5-Apr-1946   Deep End
Peter Asher
Musician
22-Jun-1944   Peter of Peter and Gordon
Renée Asherson
Actor
19-May-1915   Malta Story
Michael Aspel
TV Personality
12-Jan-1933   Antiques Roadshow host
Anthony Asquith
Film Director
9-Nov-1902 20-Feb-1968 Pygmalion
Michael Atiyah
Mathematician
22-Apr-1929   Atiyah-Singer index theorem
Eileen Atkins
Actor
16-Jun-1934   Co-Creator of Upstairs, Downstairs
David Attenborough
Naturalist
8-May-1926   Life on Earth
Clement Attlee
Head of State
3-Jan-1883 8-Oct-1967 UK Prime Minister, 1945-51
Hayley Atwell
Actor
5-Apr-1982   The Duchess
Lionel Atwill
Actor
1-Mar-1885 22-Apr-1946 The Ghost of Frankenstein
A. J. Ayer
Philosopher
29-Oct-1910 27-Jun-1989 Language, Truth and Logic
Richard Ayoade
Actor
12-Jun-1977   Dean Learner on Garth Marenghi's Darkplace
Francis Bacon
Philosopher
22-Jan-1561 9-Apr-1626 Novum Organum
Angela Baddeley
Actor
4-Jul-1904 22-Feb-1976 Upstairs, Downstairs
Robert Baden-Powell
Military
22-Feb-1857 8-Jan-1941 Founder of the Boy Scout movement
William Baffin
Explorer
c. 1584 23-Jan-1622 Tried to find North-West Passage
Louise Bagshawe
Novelist
28-Jun-1971   Chick lit novelist, British MP for Corby
Paul Bailey
Novelist
16-Feb-1937   At The Jerusalem
Colin Baker
Actor
8-Jun-1943   The 6th Doctor Who
Roy Ward Baker
Film Director
19-Dec-1916 5-Oct-2010 A Night to Remember
Sir Samuel White Baker
Explorer
8-Jun-1821 30-Dec-1893 Travelled to the source of the Nile
Jamie Bamber
Actor
3-Apr-1973   Battlestar Galactica
Lynne Reid Banks
Novelist
31-Jul-1929   The Indian in the Cupboard
Sir Joseph Banks
Botanist
13-Feb-1743 19-Jun-1820 Accompanied James Cook
John Barbirolli
Conductor
2-Dec-1899 29-Jul-1970 Conductor at The Hallé, 1943-70
Nigel Barker
Photographer
27-Apr-1972   Judge, America's Next Top Model
Ben Barnes
Actor
20-Aug-1981   Prince Caspian
Binnie Barnes
Actor
25-May-1903 27-Jul-1998 The Private Life of Henry VIII
Mischa Barton
Actor
24-Jan-1986   Marissa Cooper on The O.C.
Martin Bashir
Journalist
19-Jan-1963   The Living with Michael Jackson special
Alfie Bass
Actor
8-Apr-1921 15-Jul-1987 Bootsie and Snudge
Nina Bawden
Novelist
19-Jan-1925 22-Aug-2012 Carrie's War
Arnold Bax
Composer
8-Nov-1883 3-Oct-1953 Symphonist, Tone Poet
Thomas Bayes
Mathematician
1701 7-Apr-1761 Bayes' theorem
Jeremy Beadle
TV Personality
12-Apr-1948 30-Jan-2008 You've Been Framed
Abraham D. Beame
Politician
20-Mar-1906 10-Feb-2001 Mayor of New York City, 1974-77
Thomas Becket
Religion
c. 1118 29-Dec-1170 Archbishop of Canterbury, 1162-70
David Beckham
Soccer
2-May-1975   Los Angeles Galaxy
Kate Beckinsale
Actor
26-Jul-1973   Pearl Harbor
Max Beerbohm
Critic
24-Aug-1872 20-May-1956 Caricaturist, Seven Men
Catherine Bell
Actor
14-Aug-1968   Sarah MacKenzie on JAG
David Benedictus
Novelist
16-Sep-1938   The Fourth of June
Peter Benenson
Activist
31-Jul-1921 25-Feb-2005 Founder of Amnesty International
Hilary Benn
Politician
26-Nov-1953   UK Minister for the Environment
Tony Benn
Politician
3-Apr-1925   Radical left Labour MP
Miki Berenyi
Musician
18-Mar-1967   Singer/guitarist for Lush
John Berger
Novelist
5-Nov-1926   British novelist, G
Steven Berkoff
Actor
3-Aug-1937   London Theatre Group
Tim Berners-Lee
Computer Programmer
8-Jun-1955   Inventor of the World Wide Web
Elizabeth Berridge
Novelist
3-Dec-1919 2-Dec-2009 Across the Common
Marina Berti
Actor
29-Sep-1924 29-Oct-2002 La califfa
Annie Besant
Activist
1-Oct-1847 20-Sep-1933 Theosophist & Social Activist
Eve Best
Actor
31-Jul-1971   Dr. Eleanor O'Hara on Nurse Jackie
Paul Bettany
Actor
27-May-1971   A Knight's Tale
Jesse Birdsall
Actor
13-Feb-1963   Nicholas Beckett on Bugs
Jane Birkin
Actor
14-Dec-1946   Sang on Je t'aime ... moi non plus
Patrick M. S. Blackett
Physicist
18-Nov-1897 13-Jul-1974 Cosmic radiation, continental drift
Honor Blackman
Actor
12-Dec-1926   Cathy Gale on The Avengers
Susan Blackmore
Author
29-Jul-1951   The Meme Machine
William Blackstone
Judge
10-Jul-1723 14-Feb-1780 Commentaries on the Laws of England
William Blake
Poet
28-Nov-1757 12-Aug-1827 English romantic poet and artist
Caroline Blakiston
Actor
13-Feb-1933   Lady Patience Hardacre on Brass
Tony Blankley
Pundit
21-Jan-1948 7-Jan-2012 McLaughlin Group pundit
Melanie Blatt
Musician
25-Mar-1975   All Saints
Brebis Bleaney
Physicist
6-Jun-1915 4-Nov-2006 Electron paramagnetic resonance
Arthur Bliss
Composer
2-Aug-1891 28-Mar-1975 Morning Heroes
Claire Bloom
Actor
15-Feb-1931   Crimes and Misdemeanors
Eric Blore
Actor
23-Dec-1887 2-Mar-1959 Sullivan's Travels
Callum Blue
Actor
19-Aug-1977   Mason on Dead Like Me
Heston Blumenthal
Chef
17-May-1966   The Fat Duck
Edmund Blunden
Poet
1-Nov-1896 20-Jan-1974 Undertones of War
Emily Blunt
Actor
23-Feb-1983   The Devil Wears Prada
Dirk Bogarde
Actor
28-Mar-1921 8-May-1999 A Bridge Too Far
Alec Boksenberg
Astronomer
18-Mar-1936   Image Photon Counting System
Marc Bolan
Singer/Songwriter
30-Sep-1947 16-Sep-1977 T-Rex
Rolf Boldrewood
Novelist
6-Aug-1826 11-Mar-1915 Robbery Under Arms
Edward Bond
Playwright
18-Jul-1934   Saved
Hugh Bonneville
Actor
10-Nov-1963   Downton Abbey
Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon
Royalty
4-Aug-1900 30-Mar-2002 The Queen Mother
David Bowie
Singer/Songwriter
8-Jan-1947   Ziggy Stardust
Camilla Parker Bowles
Relative
17-Jul-1947   Prince Charles's wife, former mistress
Peter Bowles
Actor
16-Oct-1936   British comic actor
William Boyce
Composer
7-Feb-1710 7-Feb-1779 Cathedral Music
Charles Boyle
Military
1676 28-Aug-1731 4th Earl of Orrery
Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Novelist
4-Oct-1837 4-Feb-1915 Lady Audley's Secret
Charles Bradlaugh
Activist
26-Sep-1833 30-Jan-1891 Atheistic Iconoclast
David Braham
Composer
1838 11-Apr-1905 The Mulligan Guards
Julian Bream
Guitarist
15-Jul-1933   Guitarist and lutenist
Anders Behring Breivik
Criminal
13-Feb-1979   Norwegian Spree Killer
Ashleigh Brilliant
Cartoonist
9-Dec-1933   Creator of Pot-Shots
Leon Brittan
Politician
25-Sep-1939   UK Home Secretary, 1983-85
Clive Brook
Actor
1-Jun-1887 17-Nov-1974 Shanghai Express
Peter Brook
Theater Director
21-Mar-1925   Lord of the Flies
Anita Brookner
Novelist
16-Jul-1928   Hotel Du Lac
Brigid Brophy
Author
12-Jun-1929 7-Aug-1995 Black Ship to Hell
Martin Broughton
Business
15-Apr-1947   Chairman of British Airways
George Brown
Politician
2-Sep-1914 2-Jun-1985 UK Foreign Secretary, 1966-68
Georgia Brown
Actor
21-Oct-1933 5-Jul-1992 The Raging Moon
Herbert C. Brown
Chemist
22-May-1912 19-Dec-2004 Discovered organoboranes
Pamela Brown
Actor
8-Jul-1917 18-Sep-1975 Lust for Life
Trevor Brown
Artist
?   Baby Art
Sir Thomas Browne
Author
19-Oct-1605 19-Oct-1682 Pseudodoxia Epidemica
Beau Brummell
Socialite
7-Jun-1778 30-Mar-1840 Dandy, 19th c. arbiter of fashion
Henry Thomas Buckle
Historian
24-Nov-1821 29-May-1862 History of Civilisation in England
Sir Henry Bulwer
Diplomat
13-Feb-1801 23-May-1872 Clayton-Bulwer Treaty
Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
Novelist
25-May-1803 18-Jan-1873 The Last Days of Pompeii
Angela Georgina Burdett-Coutts
Philanthropist
21-Apr-1814 30-Dec-1906 Victorian philanthropist
John Bernard Burke
Historian
5-Jan-1814 12-Dec-1892 Burke's Peerage
Kathy Burke
Actor
13-Jun-1964   Nil by Mouth
Thomas Burke
Author
29-Nov-1886 22-Sep-1945 Limehouse Nights
Mark Burnett
Film/TV Producer
17-Jul-1960   Survivor, Eco-Challenge, etc.
Alan Burns
Novelist
29-Dec-1929   Europe After the Rain
Saffron Burrows
Actor
22-Oct-1972   Deep Blue Sea
William Evans Burton
Actor
1804 9-Feb-1860 Popular comic actor
Frances Buss
Educator
16-Aug-1827 24-Dec-1894 Girls' school reformer
Kathleen Byron
Actor
11-Jan-1921 18-Jan-2009 Black Narcissus
Lord Byron
Poet
22-Jan-1788 19-Apr-1824 English romantic poet
Sebastian Cabot
Actor
6-Jul-1918 22-Aug-1977 The Family Jewels
Simon Callow
Actor
13-Jun-1949   British theatre actor
Phyllis Calvert
Actor
18-Feb-1915 8-Oct-2002 Madonna of the Seven Moons
William Camden
Scholar
2-May-1551 9-Nov-1623 Britannia
Hamilton Camp
Actor
30-Oct-1934 2-Oct-2005 Voice of GizmoDuck
Naomi Campbell
Model
22-May-1970   Black Panther
Mrs. Patrick Campbell
Actor
9-Feb-1865 10-Apr-1940 Pygmalion
Edmund Campion
Religion
24-Jan-1540 1-Dec-1581 Jesuit martyr, hanged at Tyburn
Thomas Campion
Composer
12-Feb-1567 1-Mar-1620 English musical poet, Bookes of Ayres
Charles John Canning
Government
14-Dec-1812 17-Jun-1862 Governor-General of India
George Canning
Politician
11-Apr-1770 8-Aug-1827 Twice Foreign Secretary of Britain
George L. Carey
Religion
13-Nov-1935   Archbishop of Canterbury, 1991-2002
John Carey
Critic
5-Apr-1934   The Intellectuals and the Masses
Peter Carington
Government
6-Jun-1919   UK Foreign Secretary, 1979-82
John Paddy Carstairs
Film Director
11-May-1910 12-Dec-1970 The Saint in London
Richard D'Oyly Carte
Theatre Producer
3-May-1844 3-Apr-1901 English opera and theatre impresario
Chris Carter
Electronic Musician
28-Jan-1953   Throbbing Gristle, Chris and Cosey
Helena Bonham Carter
Actor
26-May-1966   Marla in Fight Club
Howard Carter
Archaeologist
9-May-1874 2-Mar-1939 Uncovered Tutankhamun's Tomb
Jason Carter
Actor
23-Sep-1960   Marcus Cole on Babylon 5
Katrin Cartlidge
Actor
15-May-1961 7-Sep-2002 Claire Dolan
Amira Casar
Actor
1-Jul-1971   Anatomy of Hell
Lord David Cecil
Author
9-Apr-1902 1-Jan-1986 Melbourne
Joseph Chamberlain
Politician
8-Jul-1836 3-Jul-1914 British pol revered in Birmingham
Ben Chaplin
Actor
31-Jul-1970   The Truth About Cats & Dogs
Charlie Chaplin
Actor
16-Apr-1889 25-Dec-1977 Silent film comedian
Tina Charles
Singer
10-Mar-1954   Disco singer
James Hadley Chase
Novelist
24-Dec-1906 6-Feb-1985 No Orchids for Miss Blandish
Geoffrey Chaucer
Author
c. 1343 25-Oct-1400 Canterbury Tales
G. K. Chesterton
Author
29-May-1874 14-Jun-1936 The Man Who Was Thursday
Sarita Choudhury
Actor
18-Aug-1966   Mississippi Masala
Roger Christian
Film Director
25-Feb-1944   Battlefield Earth
Caryl Churchill
Playwright
3-Sep-1938   Having a Wonderful Time
Charles Churchill
Poet
1731 4-Nov-1764 Rosciad
Colley Cibber
Playwright
6-Nov-1671 11-Dec-1757 Apology
Alan Clark
Politician
13-Apr-1928 5-Sep-1999 Controversial, Conservative MP and minister
Colin Clark
Film/TV Producer
9-Oct-1932 17-Dec-2002 My Week with Marilyn
Dave Clark
Musician
15-Dec-1942   Lead and drummer, Dave Clark 5
Ernest Clark
Actor
12-Feb-1912 11-Nov-1994 Sir Geoffrey Loftus
Kenneth Clark
Historian
10-Jul-1903 21-May-1983 Civilisation
Charles Clarke
Politician
21-Sep-1950   UK Home Secretary, 2004-06
Emilia Clarke
Actor
1987   Daenerys Targaryen on Game of Thrones
Noel Clarke
Actor
6-Dec-1975   Mickey Smith on Doctor Who
Vince Clarke
Electronic Musician
3-Jul-1960   Erasure
Carol Cleveland
Actor
13-Jan-1942   Monty Python's Flying Circus
Alec Clunes
Actor
17-May-1912 13-Mar-1970 Classical theatre actor, stage manager
Martin Clunes
Actor
28-Nov-1961   Dr. Martin Ellingham on Doc Martin
Sebastian Coe
Track and Field
29-Sep-1956   Won 4 Olympic running medals
Alma Cogan
Singer
19-May-1932 26-Oct-1966 The Girl With the Giggle In Her Voice
Sacha Baron Cohen
Comic
13-Oct-1971   Boyakasha! Respec
Nik Cohn
Author
1946   Awopbopaloobop Alopbamboom
George Cole
Actor
22-Apr-1925   Arthur Daley on Minder
Jackie Collins
Novelist
4-Oct-1937   Hollywood Wives
Joan Collins
Actor
23-May-1933   Alexis on Dynasty
Phil Collins
Singer/Songwriter
30-Jan-1951   Lead singer of Genesis
Alex Comfort
Doctor
10-Feb-1920 26-Mar-2000 The Joy of Sex
Jason Connery
Actor
11-Jan-1963   Merlin
Kevin Connor
Film Director
1937   Motel Hell
Pat Coombs
Actor
27-Aug-1926 25-May-2002 British character actress
Dominic Cooper
Actor
2-Jun-1978   The Duchess
Gladys Cooper
Actor
18-Dec-1888 17-Nov-1971 My Fair Lady
Violet Kemble Cooper
Actor
12-Dec-1886 17-Aug-1961 Our Betters
Robert Coote
Actor
4-Feb-1909 26-Nov-1982 My Fair Lady
Miles Copeland
Business
2-May-1944   Founder of IRS Records
E. J. H. Corner
Botanist
12-Jan-1906 14-Sep-1996 Durian theory
Charles Cornwallis
Military
31-Dec-1738 5-Oct-1805 Surrendered at Yorktown
Bernard Cornwell
Novelist
1944   Sharpe series
Thomas George Cowling
Mathematician
17-Jun-1906 16-Jun-1990 Cowling model
Charlie Cox
Actor
21-Dec-1982   Stardust
Michael Craton
Historian
20-Aug-1931   History of the Bahamas
Stafford Cripps
Politician
24-Apr-1889 21-Apr-1952 Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1947-50
Donald Crisp
Actor
27-Jul-1880 25-May-1974 Silent film actor, survived into talkies
Thomas Cromwell
Government
c. 1485 28-Jul-1540 Advisor to Henry VIII
Sir William Crookes
Chemist
17-Jun-1832 4-Apr-1919 Discovered element Thallium
Ben Cross
Actor
16-Dec-1947   Chariots of Fire
George Cruikshank
Artist
27-Sep-1792 1-Feb-1878 English caricaturist
Taio Cruz
Singer/Songwriter
23-Apr-1980   Break Your Heart
Michael Culver
Actor
16-Jun-1938   A Passage to India
Roland Culver
Actor
21-Aug-1900 29-Feb-1984 Dead of Night
Benedict Cumberbatch
Actor
19-Jul-1976   BBC's Sherlock Holmes
Roland Curram
Actor
1932   Darling
Maryam d'Abo
Actor
27-Dec-1960   The Living Daylights
Charlotte Dacre
Novelist
c. 1771 7-Nov-1825 Zofloya
Sophie Dahl
Model
15-Sep-1977   Notorious Opium advertisement
Henry Dale
Scientist
9-Jun-1875 23-Jul-1968 Acetylcholine as a neurotransmitter
Theodore Dalrymple
Author
11-Oct-1949   Life at the Bottom
Roger Daltrey
Singer
1-Mar-1944   Vocalist for The Who
Henry Daniell
Actor
5-Mar-1894 31-Oct-1963 British-American character actor
Roy Daniells
Poet
6-Apr-1902 13-Apr-1979 The Chequered Shade
John Nelson Darby
Religion
18-Nov-1800 29-Apr-1882 Father of Dispensationalism
James D'Arcy
Actor
24-Aug-1975   Revelation
Jim Davidson
Comic
13-Dec-1953   Stand Up Jim Davidson
Paul Davies
Physicist
22-Apr-1946   The Mind of God
Ray Davies
Musician
21-Jun-1944   Frontman for The Kinks
Peter Davison
Actor
13-Apr-1951   The Fifth Doctor Who
Daniel Day-Lewis
Actor
29-Apr-1957   My Left Foot
Henry de la Beche
Geologist
1796 13-Apr-1855 Created first Geologic Survey
John Dee
Mathematician
13-Jul-1527 26-Mar-1609 Mathematician and mystic
Daniel Defoe
Author
Sep-1660 24-Apr-1731 Robinson Crusoe
Len Deighton
Novelist
18-Feb-1929   The Ipcress File
Thomas Dekker
Playwright
c. 1572 c. 1632 The Gentle Craft
Dixon Denham
Explorer
1-Jan-1786 8-May-1828 English explorer of Central Africa
John Dennis
Critic
1657 6-Jan-1734 The Usefulness of the Stage
Martine Dennis
Journalist
29-Jan-1961   BBC World presenter
Michael Des Barres
Actor
24-Jan-1948   Murdoc on MacGyver
Dido
Musician
25-Dec-1971   No Angel
Stephen Dillane
Actor
30-Nov-1956   Welcome to Sarajevo
Benjamin Disraeli
Head of State
21-Dec-1804 19-Apr-1881 UK Prime Minister, 1874-80
Michelle Dockery
Actor
15-Dec-1981   Lady Mary Crawley on Downton Abbey
John Donne
Poet
1572 31-Mar-1631 Anniversaries
Clive Donner
Film Director
21-Jan-1926 7-Sep-2010 What's New, Pussycat
Amanda Donohoe
Actor
29-Jun-1962   Castaway
MF Doom
Rapper
9-Jan-1971   Rapper of many masks
Alec Douglas-Home
Head of State
2-Jul-1903 9-Oct-1995 UK Prime Minister, 1963-64
Kenneth Dover
Scholar
11-Mar-1920 7-Mar-2010 Greek Homosexuality
John Dowland
Composer
c. 1562 21-Jan-1626 Lachrimae, Lutenist
Lesley-Anne Down
Actor
17-Mar-1954   The Bold and the Beautiful
Minnie Driver
Actor
31-Jan-1970   Good Will Hunting
William Duddell
Physicist
1872 4-Nov-1917 Electronic music
Anne-Marie Duff
Actor
8-Oct-1970   The Virgin Queen
Daphne Du Maurier
Author
13-May-1907 19-May-1989 Rebecca
Gwyneth Dunwoody
Politician
12-Dec-1930 17-Apr-2008 British MP, Crewe and Nantwich
Leslie Dwyer
Actor
28-Aug-1906 29-Dec-1986 Mr Partridge in Hi-de-Hi!
Danny Dyer
Actor
24-Jul-1977   Human Traffic
Shirley Eaton
Actor
12-Jan-1937   Goldfinger
Paul Eddington
Actor
18-Jun-1927 4-Nov-1995 Jim Hacker on Yes, Prime Minister
Prince Edward
Royalty
10-Mar-1964   The Earl of Wessex
Augustus Egg
Painter
2-May-1816 26-Mar-1863 Life and Death of Buckingham
Samantha Eggar
Actor
5-Mar-1939   The Collector
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Actor
10-Jul-1974   Dirty Pretty Things
Idris Elba
Actor
6-Sep-1972   The Wire
Queen Elizabeth II
Royalty
21-Apr-1926   Queen of England
Denholm Elliott
Actor
31-May-1922 6-Oct-1992 A Room with a View
Stuart Elliott
Drummer
5-May-1953   Drummer for Alan Parsons and Kate Bush
Ben Elton
Comic
3-May-1959   Writer, Blackadder
Cary Elwes
Actor
26-Oct-1962   The Princess Bride
John Entwistle
Bassist
9-Oct-1944 27-Jun-2002 Bassist for The Who
Jill Esmond
Actor
26-Jan-1908 28-Jul-1990 The Skin Game
Estelle
Singer/Songwriter
18-Jan-1980   American Boy
Edith Evans
Actor
8-Feb-1888 14-Oct-1976 The Whisperers
Alice Eve
Actor
6-Feb-1982   She's Out of My League
Adam Faith
Singer
23-Jun-1940 8-Mar-2003 What Do You Want
Marianne Faithfull
Singer/Songwriter
29-Dec-1946   Sister Morphine
Derek Farr
Actor
7-Feb-1912 22-Mar-1986 The Projected Man
David Farrar
Actor
21-Aug-1908 31-Aug-1995 Black Narcissus
Marty Feldman
Comic
8-Jul-1933 2-Dec-1982 Eye-gor in Young Frankenstein
Tom Felton
Actor
22-Sep-1987   Draco Malfoy in Harry Potter films
Rio Ferdinand
Soccer
7-Nov-1978   Manchester United
Sarah Ferguson
Royalty
15-Oct-1959   Fergie, Duchess of York
Felipe Fernández-Armesto
Historian
6-Dec-1950   Pathfinders: A Global History of Exploration
Virginia Field
Actor
4-Nov-1917 2-Jan-1992 Waterloo Bridge
Noel Fielding
Actor
21-May-1973   The Mighty Boosh
Orlando Figes
Historian
20-Nov-1959   A People's Tragedy
Dani Filth
Singer
25-Jul-1973   Cradle of Filth
Ronald Fisher
Mathematician
17-Feb-1890 29-Jul-1962 Analysis of variance and covariance
Terence Fisher
Film Director
23-Feb-1904 18-Jun-1980 Dracula, Prince of Darkness
Jason Flemyng
Actor
25-Sep-1966   The Quatermass Experiment
Dexter Fletcher
Actor
31-Jan-1966   Hotel Babylon
Antony Flew
Philosopher
11-Feb-1923 8-Apr-2010 British Libertarian philosopher
Lynn Fontanne
Actor
6-Dec-1887 30-Jul-1983 English-American stage actress
Bryan Forbes
Actor
22-Jul-1926 8-May-2013 King Rat
Mary Forbes
Actor
30-Dec-1879 22-Jul-1974 Character actress
Ralph Forbes
Actor
30-Sep-1896 31-Mar-1951 The Hound of the Baskervilles
Lita Ford
Musician
23-Sep-1959   Band member The Runaways
E. M. Forster
Author
1-Jan-1879 7-Jun-1970 Howards End
Bruce Forsyth
TV Personality
22-Feb-1928   Sunday Night at the Palladium
Richard Fortey
Paleontologist
1946   Trilobites and graptolites
Harry Fowler
Actor
10-Dec-1926 4-Jan-2012 Cpl. Hoskins on The Army Game
Emilia Fox
Actor
31-Jul-1974   Nikki Alexander on Silent Witness
James Fox
Actor
19-May-1939   A Passage to India
Freddie Francis
Film Director
22-Dec-1917 17-Mar-2007 Dracula Has Risen from the Grave
Martin E. Franklin
Business
31-Oct-1964   CEO of Jarden
Rosalind Franklin
Chemist
25-Jul-1920 16-Apr-1958 Photographed DNA's structure
Andy Fraser
Bassist
7-Aug-1952   Free
Mad Frankie Fraser
Criminal
13-Dec-1923   Notorious British bank robber
Jo Frost
TV Personality
27-Jun-1970   Supernanny
Nick Frost
Actor
28-Mar-1972   Shaun of the Dead
Sadie Frost
Actor
19-Jun-1965   Dracula
Charlotte Gainsbourg
Actor
21-Jul-1971   La Bûche
Hugh Gaitskell
Politician
9-Apr-1906 18-Jan-1963 Leader of the Labour Party, 1955-63
Romola Garai
Actor
1-Jul-1982   Rory O'Shea Was Here
Reginald Gardiner
Actor
27-Feb-1903 7-Jul-1980 English-American character actor
Edward Garnett
Editor
5-Jan-1868 19-Feb-1937 English critic and editor
Greer Garson
Actor
29-Sep-1904 6-Apr-1996 Mrs. Miniver
Timothy Garton Ash
Historian
12-Jul-1955   In Europe's Name: Germany and the Divided Continent
Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Author
29-Sep-1810 12-Nov-1865 Cranford
Peaches Geldof
Socialite
16-Mar-1989   Daughter of Bob Geldof
Leo Genn
Actor
9-Aug-1905 26-Jan-1978 Quo Vadis
King George III
Royalty
4-Jun-1738 29-Jan-1820 King of England, 1760-1820
King George V
Royalty
3-Jun-1865 20-Jan-1936 King of England, 1910-1936
Susan George
Actor
26-Jul-1950   Straw Dogs
John Gielgud
Actor
14-Apr-1904 21-May-2000 Prospero's Books
Lewis Gilbert
Film Director
6-Mar-1920   The Spy Who Loved Me
W. S. Gilbert
Composer
18-Nov-1836 29-May-1911 Gilbert & Sullivan
Keir Gilchrist
Actor
28-Sep-1992   United States of Tara
Ian Gillan
Singer
19-Aug-1945   Vocalist for Deep Purple
John Gilling
Film Director
29-May-1912 22-Nov-1984 The Plague of the Zombies
James Gillray
Artist
13-Aug-1756 1-Jun-1815 English caricaturist
Hermione Gingold
Actor
9-Dec-1897 24-May-1987 Madame Alvarez in Gigi
Philip Glenister
Actor
10-Feb-1963   Gene Hunt on Life on Mars
Peter Glenville
Film Director
28-Oct-1913 3-Jun-1996 Becket
Julian Glover
Actor
27-Mar-1935   For Your Eyes Only
Trevor Goddard
Actor
14-Oct-1962 7-Jun-2003 Lt. Cmdr. Mic Brumby on JAG
Trisha Goddard
TV Personality
Dec-1957   Australian talk show host
Victor Gollancz
Publisher
9-Apr-1893 8-Feb-1967 Founder of Victor Gollancz, Ltd.
Samuel Gompers
Labor Leader
27-Jan-1850 13-Dec-1924 First President of the AFL
Jane Goodall
Naturalist
3-Apr-1934   Primate researcher
Len Goodman
Dancer
24-Apr-1942   Judge, Dancing with the Stars
Jade Goody
TV Personality
5-Jun-1981 22-Mar-2009 British TV celebrity
Eugene Goossens III
Conductor
24-May-1893 13-Jun-1962 Cincinnati Symphony, 1931-46
Ben Gordon
Basketball
4-Apr-1983   Chicago Bulls
Luke Goss
Drummer
29-Sep-1968   Bros
Matt Goss
Singer/Songwriter
29-Sep-1968   The Key
Lawrence Gowing
Historian
21-Apr-1918 5-Feb-1991 Art historian, biographer of Vermeer
Stewart Granger
Actor
6-May-1913 16-Aug-1993 King Solomon's Mines
Bob Grant
Actor
14-Apr-1932 8-Nov-2003 On the Buses
Hugh Grant
Actor
9-Sep-1960   Four Weddings and a Funeral
Thomas Gray
Poet
26-Dec-1716 30-Jul-1771 An Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard
Willoughby Gray
Actor
5-Nov-1916 13-Feb-1993 Sir John Stevens on Howards' Way
Kate Greenaway
Artist
17-Mar-1846 6-Nov-1901 British illustrator
Susan Greenfield
Scientist
1-Oct-1950   Brain Story
Joan Greenwood
Actor
4-Mar-1921 27-Feb-1987 The Importance of Being Earnest
Richard Gregory
Psychologist
24-Jul-1923 17-May-2010 Optical illusions and "hands-on" science
Sir Thomas Gresham
Business
1518 21-Nov-1579 Founder of Gresham College
Joseph Grimaldi
Performance Artist
18-Dec-1778 31-May-1837 Celebrated English clown
Val Guest
Film Director
11-Dec-1911 10-May-2006 The Day the Earth Caught Fire
John Guillermin
Film Director
11-Nov-1925   The Bridge at Remagen
Sienna Guillory
Actor
31-May-1975   Resident Evil: Apocalypse
Alec Guinness
Actor
2-Apr-1914 5-Aug-2000 Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars
John Gummer
Politician
26-Nov-1939   British MP, Suffolk Coastal
Barry Guy
Bassist
22-Apr-1947   Free improv acoustic bassist and bandleader
Steve Hackett
Guitarist
12-Feb-1950   Guitarist for Genesis, 1970-7
Tony Hadley
Singer
2-Jun-1960   Frontman, Spandau Ballet
Garrick Hagon
Actor
27-Sep-1939   Gavin Jones in The Adventurer
Richard Hakluyt
Author
c. 1552 23-Nov-1616 Voiages and Discoveries of the English nation
John Hale
Novelist
5-Feb-1926   The Whistle Blower
Efraim Halevy
Spy
1934   Head of the Mossad, 1998-2003
Edward Hall
Historian
c. 1495 1547 English chronicler
Peter Hall
Educator
19-Mar-1932   Cities in Civilization
Rebecca Hall
Actor
3-May-1982   Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Edmund Halley
Astronomer
8-Nov-1656 14-Jan-1742 Predicted return of Halley's Comet
Andrew Smith Hallidie
Inventor
16-Mar-1836 24-Apr-1900 Designed the first cable car system
Sarah Jane Hamilton
Pornstar
15-Apr-1971   I Cum From A Land Down Under
John Hampden
Politician
1594 24-Jun-1643 English Parliamentarian
Susan Hampshire
Actor
12-May-1937   The Forsyte Saga
Irene Handl
Actor
27-Dec-1901 29-Nov-1987 Matronly British character actor
Paul Hardcastle
Musician
10-Dec-1957   19
Malcolm Hardee
Comic
5-Jan-1950 31-Jan-2005 I Stole Freddie Mercury's Birthday Cake
Edward Hardwicke
Actor
7-Aug-1932 16-May-2011 Capt. Pat Grant on Colditz
Tom Hardy
Actor
15-Sep-1977   Layer Cake
Harriet Harman
Politician
30-Jul-1950   Leader, House of Commons
Jared Harris
Actor
24-Aug-1961   I Shot Andy Warhol
Naomie Harris
Actor
6-Sep-1976   Pirates of the Caribbean
Noel Harrison
Actor
29-Jan-1934   The Best of Enemies
Roy Harrod
Economist
13-Feb-1900 9-Mar-1978 Towards a Dynamic Economics
Prince Harry
Royalty
15-Sep-1984   2nd son of Princess Diana
William Hartnell
Actor
8-Jan-1908 23-Apr-1975 The First Doctor Who
John Harvard
Religion
26-Nov-1607 14-Sep-1638 Bequest to Harvard College
Domino Harvey
Relative
7-Aug-1969 27-Jun-2005 Laurence Harvey's daughter
Nigel Havers
Actor
6-Nov-1949   Chariots of Fire
Keeley Hawes
Actor
10-Feb-1976   Zoe Reynolds on Spooks
Edward Hawke
Military
21-Feb-1710 17-Oct-1781 British admiral, Seven Years' War
Jack Hawkins
Actor
14-Sep-1910 18-Jul-1973 Land of the Pharaohs
Sally Hawkins
Actor
27-Apr-1976   Happy-Go-Lucky
Sir John Hawkins
Author
30-Mar-1719 21-May-1789 History of Music
Charles Hawtrey
Actor
30-Nov-1914 27-Oct-1988 Carry On...
Richard Haydn
Actor
10-Mar-1905 25-Apr-1985 The Sound of Music
Murray Head
Musician
5-Mar-1946   One Night in Bangkok
Samuel Hearne
Explorer
1745 Nov-1792 Explored the Hudson Bay area
Derick Heathcoat-Amory
Politician
26-Dec-1899 20-Jan-1981 Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1958-60
Kieran Hebden
Drummer
1980   Four Tet
Jack Hedley
Actor
28-Oct-1930   Lt. Col. John Preston on Colditz
Tom Helmore
Actor
4-Jan-1904 12-Sep-1995 Vertigo
Ken Hensley
Musician
24-Aug-1945   Former Uriah Heep keyboardist
Percy Herbert
Actor
31-Jul-1920 6-Dec-1992 The Bridge on the River Kwai
Robert Herrick
Poet
1591 Oct-1674 Hesperides
Myra Hess
Pianist
25-Feb-1890 26-Nov-1965 Held lunchtime concerts during WWII
Gavin Hewitt
Journalist
1951   BBC News Europe Editor
John Heywood
Playwright
1497 c. 1580 The Play of Love
Anthony Hickox
Film Director
1964   Waxwork
Douglas Hickox
Film Director
10-Jan-1929 25-Jul-1988 The Hound of the Baskervilles
Tom Hiddleston
Actor
9-Feb-1981   Thor
Freddie Highmore
Actor
14-Feb-1992   Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Aaron Hill
Playwright
10-Feb-1685 8-Feb-1750 The Progress of Wit
James Hill
Film Director
1-Aug-1919 7-Oct-1994 Born Free
Steve Hillage
Guitarist
2-Aug-1951   Gong guitarist
Sir Cyril Hinshelwood
Chemist
19-Jun-1897 9-Oct-1967 The Kinetics of Chemical Change
Caspar Hobbs
Business
1969   Mergermarket Group
Dennis Hoey
Actor
30-Mar-1893 25-Jul-1960 Inspector Lestrade
William Hogarth
Engraver
10-Nov-1697 26-Oct-1764 A Rake's Progress
Thomas Holcroft
Playwright
10-Dec-1745 23-Mar-1809 The Road to Ruin
Gloria Holden
Actor
5-Sep-1908 22-Mar-1991 Dracula's Daughter
Jools Holland
Musician
24-Jan-1958   Former Squeeze keyboardist
Stanley Holloway
Actor
1-Oct-1890 30-Jan-1982 Passport to Pimlico
Sandrine Holt
Actor
19-Nov-1972   Black Robe
Thomas Hood
Poet
23-May-1799 3-May-1845 Odes and Addresses to Great People
Tom Hooper
Film Director
1972   The King's Speech
Anthony Hope
Novelist
9-Feb-1863 8-Jul-1933 The Prisoner of Zenda
Bob Hope
Comic
29-May-1903 27-Jul-2003 Centenarian comic
John Hoppner
Painter
4-Apr-1758 23-Jan-1810 English portrait painter
John Callcott Horsley
Painter
29-Jan-1817 18-Oct-1903 Designed first Christmas card
William Horsley
Composer
15-Nov-1774 12-Jun-1858 English composer of glees
John Hough
Film Director
21-Nov-1941   The Legend of Hell House
John Howard
Activist
2-Sep-1726 20-Jan-1790 The State of Prisons
Leslie Howard
Actor
3-Apr-1893 1-Jun-1943 Pygmalion
Richard Howe
Military
8-Mar-1726 5-Aug-1799 First Lord of the Admiralty
Steve Howe
Guitarist
8-Apr-1947   Guitarist for Yes
David Howell
Politician
18-Jan-1936   Former MP, Guildford
Sally Ann Howes
Actor
20-Jul-1930   Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
William Huggins
Astronomer
7-Feb-1824 12-May-1910 Spectrographic astronomy pioneer
David Hughes
Inventor
16-May-1831 22-Jan-1900 Inventor of the microphone
Finola Hughes
Actor
29-Oct-1960   General Hospital
Gareth Hunt
Actor
7-Feb-1942 14-Mar-2007 The New Avengers
William Holman Hunt
Painter
2-Apr-1827 7-Sep-1910 British Pre-Raphaelite painter
Nick Hurd
Politician
13-May-1962   British MP, Ruislip-Northwood
Rachel Hurd-Wood
Actor
17-Aug-1990   Wendy Darling
John Hutton
Politician
6-May-1955   British MP, Barrow and Furness
Andrew F. Huxley
Scientist
22-Nov-1917 30-May-2012 Electrical impulses in nerves
Julian Huxley
Biologist
22-Jun-1887 14-Feb-1975 Evolutionary biologist
Martin Indyk
Diplomat
c. 1951   US Ambassador to Israel, 1995-97, 2000-01
Jill Ireland
Actor
24-Apr-1936 18-May-1990 Love and Bullets
Jony Ive
Designer
Feb-1967   Senior VP of Industrial Design, Apple
Derek Jacobi
Actor
22-Oct-1938   Claudius on I, Claudius
W. W. Jacobs
Author
8-Sep-1863 1-Sep-1943 The Monkey's Paw
Henry Jaglom
Film Director
26-Jan-1941   Déjà Vu
E. L. James
Novelist
7-Mar-1963   Fifty Shades of Grey
George Payne Rainsford James
Novelist
9-Aug-1799 9-Jun-1860 Richelieu
Cornelius Janssen
Painter
14-Oct-1593 5-Aug-1661 Flemish-English painter
Charles Jarrott
Film Director
16-Jun-1927 4-Mar-2011 Anne of the Thousand Days
David Jason
Actor
2-Feb-1940   Only Fools and Horses
Tony Jay
Actor
2-Feb-1933 13-Aug-2006 Voice and character actor
Marianne Jean-Baptiste
Actor
26-Apr-1967   Without a Trace
Isabel Jeans
Actor
16-Sep-1891 4-Sep-1985 Easy Virtue
Lionel Jeffries
Actor
10-Jun-1926 19-Feb-2010 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Niels K. Jerne
Scientist
23-Dec-1911 7-Oct-1994 Immune theory (anti-antibody)
Jessie J
Singer/Songwriter
27-Mar-1988   Who You Are
Roland Joffé
Film Director
17-Nov-1945   The Killing Fields
Alan Johnson
Politician
17-May-1950   UK Home Secretary, 2009-10
Wil Johnson
Actor
1965   Spencer Jordan on Waking the Dead
Gemma Jones
Actor
4-Dec-1942   The Duchess of Duke Street
Griffith Jones
Actor
19-Nov-1909 30-Jan-2007 I Became a Criminal
Inigo Jones
Architect
15-Jul-1573 5-Jul-1651 The English Palladio
Mandana Jones
Actor
26-Feb-1967   Nikki Wade on Bad Girls
Mick Jones
Musician
27-Dec-1944   Foreigner
Mick Jones
Musician
26-Jun-1955   The Clash
Steve Jones
Guitarist
3-Sep-1955   The Sex Pistols
Ben Jonson
Playwright
11-Jun-1572 6-Aug-1637 Volpone
Keith Joseph
Politician
17-Jan-1918 10-Dec-1994 Conservative UK Minister, Thatcher influence
Benjamin Jowett
Scholar
15-Apr-1817 1-Oct-1893 Translator of Plato, etc.
Tony Judt
Historian
2-Jan-1948 6-Aug-2010 Postwar
James Robertson Justice
Actor
15-Jun-1907 2-Jul-1975 Doctor in the House
John Justin
Actor
24-Nov-1917 29-Nov-2002 The Thief of Bagdad
Edward Ka-Spel
Singer
23-Jan-1954   Legendary Pink Dots singer
Marek Kanievska
Film Director
30-Nov-1951   Less Than Zero
Edmund Kean
Actor
17-Mar-1789 15-May-1833 English tragic actor
John Keegan
Historian
15-May-1934 2-Aug-2012 The Face of Battle
Gary Kemp
Singer/Songwriter
16-Oct-1959   Spandau Ballet
Martin Kemp
Musician
10-Oct-1961   Spandau Ballet
Margaret Kennedy
Novelist
23-Apr-1896 31-Jul-1967 The Constant Nymph
Jean Kent
Actor
29-Jun-1921   The Browning Version
Graham Kerr
Chef
22-Jan-1934   The Galloping Gourmet
Daniel Kessler
Guitarist
25-Sep-1974   Guitarist for Interpol
Johnny Kidd
Musician
23-Dec-1939 7-Oct-1966 Shakin' All Over
Thomas Killigrew
Playwright
7-Feb-1612 19-Mar-1683 The Prisoners
David Kimche
Spy
1928 8-Mar-2010 Israeli spy, masterminded Iran-Contra
Jonathan King
Musician
9-Dec-1944   Pop producer, discovered Genesis
Alex Kingston
Actor
11-Mar-1963   Elizabeth Corday on ER
Sophie Kinsella
Author
12-Dec-1969   Shopaholic series
Simon Kirke
Drummer
28-Jul-1949   Free and Bad Company
Keira Knightley
Actor
26-Mar-1985   Bend It Like Beckham
Michael Korda
Publisher
8-Oct-1933   Editor-in-Chief of Simon & Schuster
David Kossoff
Actor
24-Nov-1919 23-Mar-2005 The Mouse That Roared
Paul Kossoff
Guitarist
14-Sep-1950 19-Mar-1976 Free
Reg Kray
Criminal
24-Oct-1933 1-Oct-2000 Kray brothers
Ronnie Kray
Criminal
24-Oct-1933 17-Mar-1995 Kray brothers
Dennis Kux
Diplomat
11-Aug-1931   US Ambassador to the Ivory Coast, 1986-89
Thomas Kyd
Playwright
1558 Aug-1594 The Spanish Tragedy
Labrinth
Singer/Songwriter
21-Mar-1989   Let the Sun Shine
Jhumpa Lahiri
Author
11-Jul-1967   Interpreter of Maladies
Charles Lamb
Author
10-Feb-1775 27-Dec-1834 Essays of Elia
Constant Lambert
Composer
23-Aug-1905 21-Aug-1951 Rio Grande
Lupino Lane
Actor
16-Jun-1892 10-Nov-1959 The Love Parade
Bonnie Langford
Actor
22-Jul-1964   Melanie Bush on Doctor Who
Chris Langham
Actor
14-Apr-1949   The Thick of It
Angela Lansbury
Actor
16-Oct-1925   Murder She Wrote
Denys Lasdun
Architect
8-Sep-1914 11-Jan-2001 British modernist architect
Peter Lawford
Actor
7-Sep-1923 24-Dec-1984 Rat Pack member
Gertrude Lawrence
Actor
4-Jul-1898 6-Sep-1952 British and Broadway theatre star
Nigel Lawson
Politician
11-Mar-1932   Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1983-89
Nigella Lawson
Chef
6-Jan-1960   UK's domestic goddess
Frank Lawton
Actor
30-Sep-1904 10-Jun-1969 A Night to Remember
Robin Leach
TV Personality
29-Aug-1941   Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous
Philip Leacock
Film Director
8-Oct-1917 14-Jul-1990 The Spanish Gardener
Walter Leaf
Scholar
28-Nov-1852 8-Mar-1927 Classicist, translated Iliad
Mary Leakey
Anthropologist
6-Feb-1913 9-Dec-1996 Discovered Proconsul
Bernard Lee
Actor
10-Jan-1908 16-Jan-1981 James Bond's M
Christopher Lee
Actor
27-May-1922   The Face of Fu Manchu
Jane Leeves
Actor
18-Apr-1961   Daphne Crane on Frasier
Eva Le Gallienne
Actor
11-Jan-1899 3-Jun-1991 New York Civic Repertory Theater
Dave Legeno
Martial Arts
12-Oct-1963   MMA turned actor
Walter Legge
Music Producer
1-Jun-1906 22-Mar-1979 Classical music producer at EMI
Anthony J. Leggett
Physicist
26-Mar-1938   Particle physicist, explored superfluidity
Robert Leighton
Religion
1611 25-Jun-1684 Archbishop of Glasgow
Queenie Leonard
Actor
7-Apr-1905 17-Jan-2002 Stage actress, Disney cartoon voice
George Henry Lewes
Philosopher
18-Apr-1817 28-Nov-1878 The Problems of Life and Mind
Bernard Lewis
Scholar
31-May-1916   Middle East scholar
Charlotte Lewis
Actor
7-Aug-1967   The Golden Child
Damian Lewis
Actor
11-Feb-1971   Band of Brothers
Leona Lewis
Singer
3-Apr-1985   Winner of The X Factor, 2006
Phil Lewis
Singer
9-Jan-1957   Lead singer, LA Guns
David K. P. Li
Business
13-Mar-1939   CEO, Bank of East Asia
Andrew Lincoln
Actor
14-Sep-1973   Rick Grimes on The Walking Dead
Ken Livingstone
Politician
17-Jun-1945   Mayor of London, 2000-08
Richard Llewellyn
Novelist
8-Dec-1906 30-Nov-1983 How Green Was My Valley
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Composer
22-Mar-1948   Evita
Emily Lloyd
Actor
29-Sep-1970   Wish You Were Here
John Loder
Actor
3-Jan-1898 26-Dec-1988 Sabotage
David Lodge
Novelist
28-Jan-1935   How Far Can You Go?
Pixie Lott
Singer
12-Jan-1991   Mama Do
Ada Lovelace
Mathematician
10-Dec-1815 27-Nov-1852 Programmed the (theoretical) difference engine
Richard Lovelace
Poet
1618 1658 To Althea from Prison
Matt Lucas
Actor
5-Mar-1974   Little Britain
Ida Lupino
Actor
4-Feb-1918 3-Aug-1995 The Man I Love
Edwin Lutyens
Architect
29-Mar-1869 1-Jan-1944 Laid the plan for New Delhi
Vera Lynn
Singer
20-Mar-1917   We'll Meet Again
Paul Lytton
Drummer
8-Mar-1947   Free improv drummer, instrument builder
Luke Mably
Actor
1-Mar-1976   The Prince & Me
Ian MacDonald
Critic
3-Oct-1948 20-Aug-2003 Revolution in the Head
Colin MacInnes
Novelist
20-Aug-1914 22-Apr-1976 Absolute Beginners
Denis Mackail
Novelist
3-Jun-1892 1971 Greenery Street
Donald Maclean
Spy
25-May-1913 6-Mar-1983 Spy for Moscow, Cambridge Five
Harold Macmillan
Head of State
10-Feb-1894 29-Dec-1986 UK Prime Minister, 1957-63
Patrick Macnee
Actor
6-Feb-1922   Mr. Steed on The Avengers
Jay Macpherson
Poet
13-Jun-1931   O Earth Return
Sheila MacRae
Actor
24-Sep-1924   Alice Kramden on The Jackie Gleason Show
William Charles Macready
Actor
3-Mar-1793 27-Apr-1873 19th c. English actor and manager
John Major
Politician
29-Mar-1943   UK Prime Minister, 1990-97
Minoru Makihara
Business
12-Jan-1930   President of Mitsubishi, 1992-98
Peter Mandelson
Politician
21-Oct-1953   EU Commissioner for Trade
Ethel Mannin
Novelist
6-Oct-1900 1984 Confessions
Peter Mansfield
Scientist
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Roots Manuva
Rapper
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Playwright
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Economist
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Playwright
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Royalty
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Jessie Matthews
Actor
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Brian Maxwell
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14-Dec-1971   The Truman Show
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Novelist
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Film Director
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Business
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Author
12-Aug-1925 19-Apr-2004 Co-founder, Guinness Book of World Records
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Author
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Harry Melling
Actor
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Playwright
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Philosopher
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Bernard Miles
Actor
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David Miliband
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Politician
24-Dec-1969   British MP, Doncaster North
Jonathan Miller
Film Director
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Hayley Mills
Actor
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Juliet Mills
Actor
21-Nov-1941   The Rare Breed
A. A. Milne
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Poet
19-Jun-1809 11-Aug-1885 Poetry for the People
John Milton
Poet
9-Dec-1608 8-Nov-1674 Paradise Lost
Andrew Mitchell
Politician
23-Mar-1956   British MP, Sutton Coldfield
Warren Mitchell
Actor
14-Jan-1926   Alf Garnett on Till Death Us Do Part
Yvonne Mitchell
Actor
7-Jul-1925 24-Mar-1979 The Queen of Spades
Nancy Mitford
Novelist
28-Nov-1904 30-Jan-1973 The Pursuit of Love
Rhona Mitra
Actor
9-Aug-1976   Tara on The Practice
Alfred Molina
Actor
24-May-1953   Doctor Octopus in Spider-Man 2
Matt Monro
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1-Dec-1930 7-Feb-1985 Born Free
Ashley Montagu
Anthropologist
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Author
26-May-1689 21-Aug-1762 Letters
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Military
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Ron Moody
Actor
8-Jan-1924   Fagin in Oliver Twist
Philip Moon
Physicist
17-May-1907 9-Oct-1994 Gamma ray fluorescence
Michael Moorcock
Author
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Soccer
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Dudley Moore
Comic
19-Apr-1935 27-Mar-2002 Arthur
G. E. Moore
Philosopher
4-Nov-1873 24-Oct-1958 Principia Ethica
Christopher Morahan
Film Director
9-Jul-1929   Clockwise
Nick Moran
Actor
23-Dec-1969   Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
Sir Thomas More
Philosopher
7-Feb-1477 6-Jul-1535 Utopia
Evelyn De Morgan
Painter
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Henry S. Morgan
Business
24-Oct-1900 8-Feb-1982 Co-Founder of Morgan Stanley
Iris Morley
Author
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Politician
3-Jan-1888 6-Mar-1965 UK Home Secretary, 1940-45
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Actor
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Playwright
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Politician
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Kate Moss
Model
16-Jan-1974   Extremely thin supermodel
Alan Mowbray
Actor
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Carey Mulligan
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28-May-1985   An Education
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Playwright
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Novelist
23-Apr-1879 5-Aug-1940 King of the Khyber Rifles
James Murdoch
Business
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Business
8-Sep-1971   Son of Rupert Murdoch
Barbara Murray
Actor
27-Sep-1929   Passport to Pimlico
John Middleton Murry
Critic
6-Aug-1889 13-Mar-1957 The Story of D. H. Lawrence
Sophia Myles
Actor
18-Mar-1980   Tristan + Isolde
Simon Napier-Bell
Music Producer
22-Apr-1939   British music manager
John Nash
Architect
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30-Apr-1981   Raj Koothrappali on The Big Bang Theory
Ronald Neame
Film Director
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9-Dec-1900 24-Mar-1995 Science and Civilization in China
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Diplomat
21-Jul-1939   US Ambassador to the UN, 2001-04
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24-Sep-1931 14-Apr-1999 Artful Dodger in Oliver Twist
John Henry Newman
Religion
21-Feb-1801 11-Aug-1890 Oxford Movement
John Newton
Religion
4-Aug-1725 31-Dec-1807 Amazing Grace
David Niven
Actor
1-Mar-1909 29-Jul-1983 Pencil-moustachioed actor
Louis Nizer
Attorney
6-Feb-1902 10-Nov-1994 My Life in Court
Philip Noel-Baker
Politician
1-Nov-1889 8-Oct-1982 Instrumental creating League of Nations and UN
Christopher Nolan
Film Director
30-Jul-1970   Memento
Charles Nordhoff
Novelist
1-Feb-1887 10-Apr-1947 Mutiny on the Bounty
Stephen Norrington
Film Director
1964   The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Emperor Norton
Royalty
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Michael Nyman
Composer
23-Mar-1944   Minimalist/soundtrack composer and pianist
Paul Oakenfold
Music Producer
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Michael Oakeshott
Philosopher
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Government
22-Dec-1696 1-Jul-1785 Founder of Georgia colony
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1-Jan-1969   Hotel Rwanda
Anne Oldfield
Actor
1683 23-Oct-1730 18th century English actress
George Osborne
Politician
23-May-1971   Conservative MP for Tatton
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Playwright
12-Dec-1929 24-Dec-1994 Look Back in Anger
Jack Osbourne
Relative
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Relative
27-Oct-1984   Ozzy's daughter
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TV Personality
9-Oct-1952   Wife of Ozzy Osbourne
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Actor
14-Apr-1966   The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
Elaine Paige
Singer
5-Mar-1948   Evita
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Musician
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Musician
03-Nov-1952   Engineer and bassist for Kate Bush
Geoffrey Palmer
Actor
4-Jun-1927   Lionel Hardcastle on As Time Goes By
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Painter
27-Jan-1805 24-May-1881 English landscape painter
Alan Parker
Film Director
14-Feb-1944   Pink Floyd: The Wall
Graham Parker
Musician
18-Nov-1950   Howlin' Wind
Nathaniel Parker
Actor
18-May-1962   The Inspector Lynley Mysteries
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Dev Patel
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23-Apr-1990   Slumdog Millionaire
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2-May-1913 21-Sep-1981 The Browning Version
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13-May-1986   Edward Cullen in Twilight
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29-May-1959   Highlander
Bruce Payne
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22-Nov-1960   Dungeons & Dragons
Amanda Pays
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6-Jun-1959   Theora Jones on Max Headroom
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Playwright
1558 9-Nov-1596 The Old Wives Tale
William Penn
Government
14-Oct-1644 30-Jul-1718 Founder of Pennsylvania
Joe Penny
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24-Jun-1956   Jake and the Fatman
Samuel Pepys
Author
23-Feb-1633 26-May-1703 London diarist
Spencer Perceval
Head of State
1-Nov-1762 11-May-1812 UK Prime Minister, 1809-12
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Chemist
12-Mar-1838 14-Jul-1907 Invented mauve
Sean Pertwee
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4-Jun-1964   Equilibrium
Joanna Pettet
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16-Nov-1942   Casino Royale
Katharine Philips
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1-Jan-1631 22-Jun-1664 Letters of Orinda to Poliarchus
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20-Apr-1924   Not Now Darling
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21-Mar-1975 10-Jul-2000 Kids
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27-Jan-1979   Die Another Day
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4-Jul-1945 10-Apr-2004 Definitive biography of Elizabeth II
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10-Oct-1930 24-Dec-2008 The Birthday Party
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22-Feb-1953   Neil on The Young Ones
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1945   Science fiction novelist
Alexander Pope
Poet
21-May-1688 30-May-1744 The Dunciad
Anna Popplewell
Actor
16-Dec-1988   Chronicles of Narnia
Eric Porter
Actor
8-Apr-1928 15-May-1995 The Forsyte Saga
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28-Jul-1866 22-Dec-1943 Peter Rabbit
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7-May-1847 21-May-1929 UK Prime Minister 1894-95
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30-Dec-1977   Bad Teacher
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Composer
c. 1659 21-Nov-1695 Dido and Aeneas
James Purnell
Politician
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Educator
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Denis Quilley
Actor
26-Dec-1927 5-Oct-2003 Privates on Parade
Arthur Rackham
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19-Sep-1867 6-Sep-1939 British Golden Age children's book illustrator
Ann Radcliffe
Novelist
9-Jul-1764 7-Feb-1823 The Mysteries of Udolpho
Daniel Radcliffe
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23-Jul-1989   Harry Potter
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10-Nov-1889 30-May-1967 The Invisible Man
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16-Jan-1898 20-Dec-1999 Now, Voyager
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Playwright
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16-Jul-1939 6-Apr-2010 Not About Nightingales
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8-Mar-1943 2-May-2010 The Happy Hooker
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30-Jan-1937   Julia
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6-Jan-1982   Red
Carol Reed
Film Director
30-Dec-1906 25-Apr-1976 Oliver!
Kate Reid
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4-Nov-1930 27-Mar-1993 The Andromeda Strain
Mike Reid
Actor
19-Jan-1940 29-Jul-2007 Frank Butcher on EastEnders
Kelly Reilly
Actor
18-Jul-1977   Mrs. Henderson Presents
Mary Renault
Novelist
4-Sep-1905 13-Dec-1983 The Last of the Wine
Harry Revel
Composer
21-Dec-1905 3-Nov-1958 Poor Little Rich Girl
Simon Reynolds
Journalist
1963   Rip It Up And Start Again
David Ricardo
Economist
18-Apr-1772 11-Sep-1823 Principles of Political Economy
Joely Richardson
Actor
9-Jan-1965   Julia McNamara on Nip/Tuck
Natasha Richardson
Actor
11-May-1963 18-Mar-2009 Widows' Peak
Edwin Richfield
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11-Sep-1921 2-Aug-1990 Interpol Calling
Elisabeth Risdon
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26-Apr-1887 20-Dec-1958 The Roaring Twenties
Michael Robbins
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14-Nov-1930 11-Dec-1992 Arthur Rudge on On the Buses
Tony Robinson
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15-Aug-1946   Blackadder
Patricia Roc
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7-Jun-1915 30-Dec-2003 When the Bough Breaks
Nicolas Roeg
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15-Aug-1928   The Man Who Fell to Earth
Peter Mark Roget
Author
18-Jan-1779 12-Sep-1869 Roget's Thesaurus
Frederick Rolfe
Author
22-Jul-1860 25-Oct-1913 Baron Corvo
Guy Rolfe
Actor
27-Dec-1911 19-Oct-2003 Mr. Sardonicus
Samantha Ronson
Disc Jockey
7-Aug-1977   Girlfriend of Lindsay Lohan
Bernard Rose
Film Director
4-Aug-1960   Candyman
Gavin Rossdale
Singer
30-Oct-1965   Lead singer of Bush
Christina Rossetti
Poet
5-Dec-1830 29-Dec-1894 Goblin Market and Other Poems
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Painter
12-May-1828 9-Apr-1882 English pre-Raphaelite painter
Carlo Rota
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17-Apr-1961   Little Mosque on the Prairie
Tim Roth
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14-May-1961   Pulp Fiction
Edmund de Rothschild
Business
2-Jan-1916 17-Jan-2009 British banker
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5-Jan-1983   Matter Fixed
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19-Jan-1934 22-Jan-2005 Carry on...
Thomas Rowlandson
Artist
1756 12-Apr-1827 English caricaturist
William Rowley
Playwright
c. 1585 c. 1642 Collaborator with Thomas Middleton
John Ruskin
Critic
8-Feb-1819 20-Jan-1900 Greatest Victorian art critic
Margaret Rutherford
Actor
11-May-1892 22-May-1972 The V.I.P.s
Oliver Sacks
Doctor
9-Jul-1933   Awakenings
Peter Sallis
Actor
1-Feb-1921   Last of the Summer Wine
Martin Salter
Politician
19-Apr-1954   British MP, Reading West
Emma Samms
Actor
28-Aug-1960   Fallon Carrington on Dynasty
Rupert Sanders
Film Director
16-Mar-1971   Snow White and the Huntsman
Philippe Sands
Scholar
17-Oct-1960   Lawless World
Thomas Sangster
Actor
16-May-1990   Ferb on Phineas and Ferb
Vidal Sassoon
Business
17-Jan-1928 9-May-2012 Celebrity hairstylist
Richard Savage
Poet
c. 1697 1-Aug-1743 Poet-subject of Life of Savage
Julia Sawalha
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9-Sep-1968   Saffron on Absolutely Fabulous
Alan Scarfe
Actor
8-Jun-1946   Dr. Bradley Talmadge on Seven Days
John Schlesinger
Film Director
16-Feb-1926 25-Jul-2003 Marathon Man
John Walter Scott
Stamp Collector
2-Nov-1845 4-Jan-1919 Father of American Philately
Paul Scott
Novelist
25-Mar-1920 1-Mar-1978 The Jewel in the Crown
Seal
Singer
19-Feb-1963   Kiss From A Rose
Jay Sean
Singer/Songwriter
1979   Eyes on You
Will Self
Novelist
26-Sep-1961   The Book of Dave
Andy Serkis
Actor
20-Apr-1964   Gollum in LOTR trilogy
Vernon Sewell
Film Director
4-Jul-1903 21-Jun-2001 Director of British B movies
Anoushka Shankar
Musician
9-Jun-1981   Sitar virtuoso and composer
Charles Shaughnessy
Actor
9-Feb-1955   Maxwell Sheffield on The Nanny
George Shearing
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13-Aug-1919 14-Feb-2011 George Shearing Quintet
Wilfrid Sheed
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27-Dec-1930 19-Jan-2011 Office Politics
Barbara Shelley
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15-Aug-1933   Village of the Damned
Mary Shelley
Novelist
30-Aug-1797 1-Feb-1851 Frankenstein
Mark Sheppard
Actor
30-May-1964   Crowley on Supernatural
Dinah Sheridan
Actor
17-Sep-1920 25-Nov-2012 Genevieve
Charles Sherrington
Doctor
27-Nov-1857 4-Mar-1952 Neurons and synapses
James Shirley
Playwright
1596 29-Oct-1666 Love Tricks
William Shockley
Physicist
13-Feb-1910 12-Aug-1989 Co-Inventor of the transistor
Nevil Shute
Novelist
17-Jan-1899 12-Jan-1960 On the Beach
Brian Sibley
Author
14-Jul-1949   Penned dramatizations for LOTR
Sir Henry Sidney
Government
20-Jul-1529 5-May-1586 Lord Deputy of Ireland
Jean Simmons
Actor
31-Jan-1929 22-Jan-2010 Guys and Dolls
Hugh Sinclair
Actor
19-May-1903 29-Dec-1962 The Saint Meets the Tiger
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Disc Jockey
1970   Tabla playing DJ, Ok
Siouxsie Sioux
Musician
27-May-1957   Siouxsie and the Banshees
Marina Sirtis
Actor
29-Mar-1955   Half-Betazoid Deana Troi on ST:TNG
Alison Skipworth
Actor
25-Jul-1863 5-Jul-1952 Broadway and character actress
Tony Slattery
Actor
9-Nov-1959   Whose Line Is it Anyway?
Fatboy Slim
Musician
31-Jul-1962   Halfway Between The Gutter And The Stars
C. Aubrey Smith
Actor
21-Jul-1863 20-Dec-1948 The Four Feathers
Mel Smith
Actor
3-Dec-1952   Alas Smith & Jones
Sydney Smith
Religion
3-Jun-1771 22-Feb-1845 Instigated the Edinburgh Review
Zadie Smith
Novelist
27-Oct-1975   White Teeth
Scott Speedman
Actor
1-Sep-1975   Felicity
Harold Spencer Jones
Astronomer
29-Mar-1890 3-Nov-1960 10th Royal Astronomer of England
Stephen Spender
Poet
28-Feb-1909 16-Jul-1995 The Destructive Element
Edmund Spenser
Poet
c. 1552 13-Jan-1599 The Faerie Queene
William Archibald Spooner
Educator
22-Jul-1844 29-Aug-1930 Spoonerisms
Jerry Springer
Talk Show Host
13-Feb-1944   The Jerry Springer Show
Dusty Springfield
Singer
16-Apr-1939 2-Mar-1999 Son of a Preacher Man
Terence Stamp
Actor
22-Jul-1939   KNEEL TO ZOD
John Standing
Actor
16-Aug-1934   British stage and film actor
Frederick Arthur Stanley
Government
15-Jan-1841 14-Jun-1908 Hockey's Stanley Cup
Jason Statham
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12-Sep-1967   Snatch
Imelda Staunton
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9-Jan-1956   Vera Drake
Anthony Steel
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21-May-1920 21-Mar-2001 Where No Vultures Fly
Sir Leslie Stephen
Encyclopaedist
28-Nov-1832 22-Feb-1904 Dictionary of National Biography
Toby Stephens
Actor
21-Apr-1969   Die Another Day
Steve-O
Daredevil
13-Jun-1974   Jackass
Cat Stevens
Singer/Songwriter
21-Jul-1948   Morning Has Broken
Dan Stevens
Actor
10-Oct-1982   Matthew Crawley on Downton Abbey
John Stevens
Drummer
10-Jun-1940 13-Sep-1994 Free music drummer and bandleader
Rachel Stevens
Musician
9-Apr-1978   In UK pop band S Club 7
Dave Stewart
Jazz Musician
30-Dec-1950   Jazz/prog keyboardist
Michael Stewart
Politician
6-Nov-1906 13-Mar-1990 Former UK Foreign Secretary
Rod Stewart
Singer/Songwriter
10-Jan-1945   Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?
Leopold Stokowski
Conductor
18-Apr-1882 13-Sep-1977 American Symphony Orchestra
Nicholas Stoller
Screenwriter
19-Mar-1976   Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Richard Stone
Economist
30-Aug-1913 6-Dec-1991 National Income and Expenditure
Stephen Storace
Composer
4-Apr-1762 19-Mar-1796 The Haunted Tower
Thomas Stothard
Painter
17-Aug-1755 27-Apr-1834 English subject painter
John Stow
Author
1525 6-Apr-1605 Antiquary, Survey of London
Lytton Strachey
Author
1-Mar-1880 21-Jan-1932 Eminent Victorians
P. F. Strawson
Philosopher
23-Nov-1919 13-Feb-2006 Individuals
George Edmund Street
Architect
20-Jun-1824 18-Dec-1881 English Gothic revival architect
Mark Strong
Actor
30-Aug-1963   Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Jim Sturgess
Actor
16-May-1981   Across the Universe
Charles Sturridge
Film Director
24-Jun-1951   FairyTale: A True Story
Tom Sturridge
Actor
21-Dec-1985   Waiting for Forever
Jule Styne
Songwriter
31-Dec-1905 20-Sep-1994 Three Coins in the Fountain
David Suchet
Actor
2-May-1946   Hercule Poirot
Eduard Suess
Geologist
20-Aug-1831 26-Apr-1914 Das Antlitz der Erde
Gregg Sulkin
Actor
29-May-1992   Mason Greyback on Wizards of Waverly Place
Arthur Sullivan
Composer
13-May-1842 22-Nov-1900 Gilbert & Sullivan
Francis L. Sullivan
Actor
6-Jan-1903 19-Nov-1956 Great Expectations
A. Edward Sutherland
Film Director
5-Jan-1895 31-Dec-1973 The Flying Deuces
Kiefer Sutherland
Actor
21-Dec-1966   24
Graham Swift
Novelist
4-May-1949   Last Orders
Algernon Charles Swinburne
Poet
5-Apr-1837 10-Apr-1909 Masochist Victorian poet
Tilda Swinton
Actor
5-Nov-1960   The Deep End
Plum Sykes
Author
4-Dec-1969   Bergdorf Blondes
James Joseph Sylvester
Mathematician
3-Sep-1814 15-Mar-1897 Studied finite analysis
George James Symons
Scientist
6-Aug-1838 10-Mar-1900 Meteorologist, British Rainfall
Sylvia Syms
Actor
6-Jan-1934   The Tamarind Seed
Jack W. Szostak
Scientist
9-Nov-1952   First artificial chromosome
Sydney Tafler
Actor
31-Jul-1916 8-Nov-1979 The Lavender Hill Mob
Jessica Tandy
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7-Jun-1909 11-Sep-1994 Driving Miss Daisy
Catherine Tate
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12-May-1968   The Catherine Tate Show
Elizabeth Taylor
Actor
27-Feb-1932 23-Mar-2011 Cleopatra
Noah Taylor
Actor
4-Sep-1969   He Died with a Felafel in His Hand
Norman Tebbit
Politician
29-Mar-1931   Thatcherite MP and Minister
Julien Temple
Film Director
26-Nov-1953   The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle
Juno Temple
Actor
21-Jul-1989   St. Trinian's
Sir William Temple
Diplomat
25-Apr-1628 27-Jan-1699 British Ambassador to Netherlands
Victoria Tennant
Actor
30-Sep-1950   LA Story
Sir John Tenniel
Artist
28-Feb-1820 25-Feb-1914 Illustrator for Punch
Terry-Thomas
Actor
14-Jul-1911 8-Jan-1990 Private's Progress
Josephine Tewson
Actor
26-Feb-1939   Miss Davenport on Last of the Summer Wine
Shashi Tharoor
Government
9-Mar-1956   UN Under Secretary General, 2002-07
Mark Thatcher
Relative
15-Aug-1953   Margaret Thatcher's ne'er-do-well son
Ernest Thesiger
Actor
15-Jan-1879 14-Jan-1961 Dr. Pretorius in Bride of Frankenstein
Jameson Thomas
Actor
24-Mar-1888 10-Jan-1939 British stage, minor Hollywood actor
Daley Thompson
Track and Field
30-Jul-1958   Olympic decathlete
Emma Thompson
Actor
15-Apr-1959   Howard's End
Richard Thompson
Musician
3-Apr-1949   Fairport Convention
Frank Thornton
Actor
15-Jan-1921 16-Mar-2013 Are You Being Served?
Jeremy Thorpe
Politician
29-Apr-1929   Leader of the UK Liberal Party, 1967-76
Zeffie Tilbury
Actor
20-Nov-1863 24-Jul-1950 The Grapes of Wrath
Arnold Toynbee
Historian
14-Apr-1889 22-Oct-1975 A Study of History
Doreen Tracey
Actor
13-Apr-1943   Former Mouseketeer
Herbert Beerbohm Tree
Actor
17-Dec-1853 2-Jul-1917 Founder, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Les Tremayne
Radio Personality
16-Apr-1913 19-Dec-2003 Veteran of 30,000 radio broadcasts
Anthony Trollope
Novelist
24-Apr-1815 6-Dec-1882 Barchester Towers
Patrick Troughton
Actor
25-Mar-1920 28-Mar-1987 The Second Doctor Who
Robin Trower
Guitarist
9-Mar-1945   Guitar hero, Procol Harum
Ralph Truman
Actor
7-May-1900 15-Oct-1977 Quo Vadis
Margaret Tudor
Royalty
29-Nov-1489 18-Oct-1541 Queen of Scotland, 1503-13
Alan Turing
Mathematician
23-Jun-1912 7-Jun-1954 Computing pioneer
J. M. W. Turner
Painter
23-Apr-1775 19-Dec-1851 Romanticist English lanscape painter
Dorothy Tutin
Actor
8-Apr-1930 6-Aug-2001 Savage Messiah
Edward Tylor
Anthropologist
2-Oct-1832 2-Jan-1917 Founder of cultural anthropology
Margaret Tyzack
Actor
9-Sep-1931 25-Jun-2011 The Forsyte Saga
Jim Unger
Cartoonist
21-Jan-1937 29-May-2012 Herman
Peter Ustinov
Actor
16-Apr-1921 28-Mar-2004 British stage actor
Steve Valentine
Actor
26-Oct-1966   Nigel Townsend on Crossing Jordan
John Vanbrugh
Playwright
24-Jan-1664 26-Mar-1726 The Provok'd Wife
Norma Varden
Actor
20-Jan-1898 19-Jan-1989 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Reg Varney
Actor
11-Jul-1916 16-Nov-2008 On the Buses
Sid Vicious
Bassist
10-May-1957 2-Feb-1979 Sex Pistols bassist
Henry Victor
Actor
2-Oct-1892 15-Mar-1945 Freaks
Frederick Vine
Geologist
17-Jun-1939   Plate tectonics
Louis Wain
Painter
5-Aug-1860 4-Jul-1939 The Man Who Drew Cats
Edward Gibbon Wakefield
Government
20-Mar-1796 16-May-1862 Colonizer of Australia, New Zealand
Sonya Walger
Actor
6-Jun-1974   The Mind of the Married Man
Eamonn Walker
Actor
30-Nov-1959   Kareem Said on Oz
Edgar Wallace
Novelist
1-Apr-1875 10-Feb-1932 Highly prolific English novelist
Sir Richard Wallace
Aristocrat
26-Jul-1818 20-Jul-1890 The Wallace Collection
Horace Walpole
Author
24-Sep-1717 2-Mar-1797 Wrote the first Gothic novel
Kay Walsh
Actor
27-Aug-1911 16-Apr-2005 The Horse's Mouth
Lalla Ward
Actor
28-Jun-1951   Romana #2 from Doctor Who
Simon Ward
Actor
19-Oct-1941 20-Jul-2012 Sir Monty Everard on Judge John Deed
Sophie Ward
Actor
30-Dec-1964   Dr. Helen Trent on Heartbeat
H. B. Warner
Actor
26-Oct-1875 21-Dec-1958 The King of Kings
Dennis Waterman
Actor
24-Feb-1948   Terry McCann on Minder
Thomas Watson
Poet
c. 1557 26-Sep-1592 The Tears of Fancie
Alan Watts
Philosopher
6-Jan-1915 16-Nov-1973 Zen beat counterculture sage
Alec Waugh
Author
8-Jul-1898 3-Sep-1981 The Loom of Youth
Evelyn Waugh
Novelist
28-Oct-1903 10-Apr-1966 Brideshead Revisited
Dennis Weatherstone
Business
29-Nov-1930 13-Jun-2008 CEO of JP Morgan, 1990-94
Jake Weber
Actor
19-Mar-1964   Joe Dubois on Medium
John Webster
Playwright
c. 1580 1634 The Duchess of Malfy
Rachel Weisz
Actor
7-Mar-1971   The Constant Gardener
Florence Welch
Singer
28-Aug-1986   Florence and the Machine
Arnold Wesker
Playwright
24-May-1932   The Kitchen
Rebecca West
Author
21-Dec-1892 15-Mar-1983 Reporter on the Nuremburg Trials
Patrick White
Novelist
28-May-1912 30-Sep-1990 Riders in the Chariot
June Whitfield
Actor
11-Nov-1925   Terry and June
Leonard Whiting
Actor
30-Jun-1950   Romeo and Juliet
Edward Whymper
Explorer
27-Apr-1840 16-Sep-1911 Scrambles among the Alps
Kim Wilde
Musician
18-Nov-1960   Kids in America
Alan Wilder
Musician
1-Jun-1959   Depeche Mode
John Wilkes
Politician
17-Oct-1725 26-Dec-1797 Colorful London radical
Prince William
Royalty
21-Jun-1982   Charles and Diana's first-born son
Darnell Williams
Actor
3-Mar-1955   Jesse Hubbard on All My Children
Frank Williams
Actor
2-Jul-1931   Vicar on Dad's Army
Kenneth Williams
Actor
22-Feb-1926 15-Apr-1988 Carry on...
Olivia Williams
Actor
26-Jul-1968   The Sixth Sense
Roger Williams
Religion
c. 1604 1684 Founder of Rhode Island Colony
Douglas Wilmer
Actor
8-Jan-1920   Sherlock Holmes
Simon Winchester
Journalist
28-Sep-1944   The Professor and the Madman
Barbara Windsor
Actor
6-Aug-1937   EastEnders
Amy Winehouse
Singer
14-Sep-1983 23-Jul-2011 Rehab
Sophie Winkleman
Actor
5-Aug-1980   The Trial of Tony Blair
Michael Winner
Film Director
30-Oct-1935 20-Jan-2013 Death Wish
Ray Winstone
Actor
19-Feb-1957   Vincent
Alex Winter
Actor
17-Jul-1965   Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
Anna Wintour
Journalist
3-Nov-1949   Vogue Editor in Chief
Norman Wisdom
Actor
4-Feb-1915 4-Oct-2010 The Great British Clown
Stephen Wolfram
Mathematician
29-Aug-1959   Creator of Mathematica
Leonard Woolf
Author
25-Nov-1880 14-Aug-1969 British memoirist, husband of Virginia
Virginia Woolf
Novelist
25-Jan-1882 28-Mar-1941 Suicidal English novelist
Bonnie Wright
Actor
17-Feb-1991   Ginny Weasley in Harry Potter
Rick Wright
Musician
28-Jul-1943 15-Sep-2008 Keyboardist for Pink Floyd
Margaret Wycherly
Actor
26-Oct-1881 6-Jun-1956 Sergeant York
Diana Wynyard
Actor
16-Jan-1906 13-May-1964 Gaslight
Frances Yates
Historian
28-Nov-1899 29-Sep-1981 The Art of Memory
Susannah York
Actor
9-Jan-1941 14-Jan-2011 They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
Young MC
Musician
10-May-1967   "Bust a Move"
Roland Young
Actor
11-Nov-1887 5-Jun-1953 Cosmo Topper
Henny Youngman
Comic
16-Mar-1906 24-Feb-1998 Take my wife, please
Israel Zangwill
Playwright
14-Feb-1864 1-Aug-1926 Children of the Ghetto

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Edwin Abbey
Painter
1-Apr-1852 1-Aug-1911 American artist in London
Edwin A. Abbott
Author
20-Dec-1838 12-Oct-1926 Flatland
Leo Abse
Politician
22-Apr-1917 19-Aug-2008 Labour MP for Torfaen, 1983-87
Robert Adam
Architect
3-Jul-1728 3-Mar-1792 Scottish Neoclassical architect
Dawn Addams
Actor
21-Sep-1930 7-May-1985 A King in New York
Joseph Addison
Author
1-May-1672 17-Jun-1719 The Spectator
Larry Adler
Musician
10-Feb-1914 6-Aug-2001 Mouth organ virtuoso
Edgar Adrian
Scientist
30-Nov-1889 4-Aug-1977 Electricity within nerve cells
George Biddell Airy
Astronomer
27-Jul-1801 2-Jan-1892 British Astronomer Royal
Mark Akenside
Poet
9-Nov-1721 23-Jun-1770 The Pleasures of the Imagination
Michael Aldridge
Actor
9-Sep-1920 10-Jan-1994 Seymour on Last of the Summer Wine
Terence Alexander
Actor
11-Mar-1923 28-May-2009 Charlie Hungerford in Bergerac
Dorothy Alison
Actor
4-Apr-1925 17-Jan-1992 See No Evil
Walter Allen
Novelist
23-Feb-1911 28-Feb-1995 All in a Lifetime
Edmund Allenby
Military
23-Apr-1861 14-May-1936 Defeated the Turks in WWI
William Allingham
Poet
19-Mar-1824 18-Nov-1889 Day and Night Songs
Eric Ambler
Novelist
28-Jun-1909 22-Oct-1998 Topkapi
Kingsley Amis
Novelist
16-Apr-1922 22-Oct-1995 Lucky Jim
Edmund Andros
Government
6-Dec-1637 24-Feb-1714 American colonial governor
Queen Anne
Royalty
6-Feb-1665 1-Aug-1714 Queen of England, 1702-14
John Arbuthnot
Doctor
1667 27-Feb-1735 Scriblerus Club
George Arliss
Actor
10-Apr-1868 5-Feb-1946 Disraeli
Benedict Arnold
Military
14-Jan-1741 14-Jun-1801 Betrayed colonists to British
Ove Arup
Engineer
16-Apr-1895 5-Feb-1988 Danish civil engineer
Sholem Asch
Author
1-Nov-1880 1-Aug-1957 Yiddish novelist
Roger Ascham
Scholar
1515 30-Dec-1568 The Scholemaster
Peggy Ashcroft
Actor
22-Dec-1907 14-Jun-1991 A Passage to India
Arthur Askey
Comic
6-Jun-1900 16-Nov-1982 Horn-rimmed British comic
Anthony Asquith
Film Director
9-Nov-1902 20-Feb-1968 Pygmalion
Margot Asquith
Socialite
2-Feb-1864 28-Jul-1945 Wife of Herbert Henry Asquith
Clement Attlee
Head of State
3-Jan-1883 8-Oct-1967 UK Prime Minister, 1945-51
A. J. Ayer
Philosopher
29-Oct-1910 27-Jun-1989 Language, Truth and Logic
Charles Babbage
Mathematician
26-Dec-1791 18-Oct-1871 Inventor of the Difference Engine
Anthony Babington
Criminal
24-Oct-1561 20-Sep-1586 Plotted to overthrow Elizabeth I
Francis Bacon
Philosopher
22-Jan-1561 9-Apr-1626 Novum Organum
Angela Baddeley
Actor
4-Jul-1904 22-Feb-1976 Upstairs, Downstairs
Leo Baeck
Religion
23-May-1873 2-Nov-1956 Progressive Jewish Rabbi
Enid Bagnold
Novelist
27-Oct-1889 31-Mar-1981 National Velvet
Joanna Baillie
Playwright
11-Sep-1762 23-Feb-1851 Family Legend
Francis Baily
Astronomer
28-Apr-1774 30-Aug-1844 First to observe Baily's Beads
Beryl Bainbridge
Novelist
21-Nov-1934 2-Jul-2010 Master Georgie
Sir Richard Baker
Historian
c. 1568 18-Feb-1645 Chronicle of the Kings of England
Roy Ward Baker
Film Director
19-Dec-1916 5-Oct-2010 A Night to Remember
John Ball
Naturalist
20-Aug-1818 21-Oct-1889 Irish Alpinist
Leslie Banks
Actor
9-Jun-1890 21-Apr-1952 The Most Dangerous Game
Peter Banks
Guitarist
15-Jul-1947 8-Mar-2013 Original guitarist for Yes
Sir Joseph Banks
Botanist
13-Feb-1743 19-Jun-1820 Accompanied James Cook
John Barbirolli
Conductor
2-Dec-1899 29-Jul-1970 Conductor at The Hallé, 1943-70
Ronnie Barker
Comic
25-Sep-1929 3-Oct-2005 The Two Ronnies
Robert Barnes
Religion
1495 30-Jul-1540 English reformer and martyr
J. M. Barrie
Author
9-May-1860 19-Jun-1937 Peter Pan
Eva Bartok
Actor
18-Jun-1927 1-Aug-1998 The Crimson Pirate
Alfie Bass
Actor
8-Apr-1921 15-Jul-1987 Bootsie and Snudge
Alan Bates
Actor
17-Feb-1934 27-Dec-2003 Basil in Zorba the Greek
William Bateson
Biologist
8-Aug-1861 8-Feb-1926 Founder of genetics
Nina Bawden
Novelist
19-Jan-1925 22-Aug-2012 Carrie's War
William Bayliss
Doctor
2-May-1860 27-Aug-1924 Co-Discovered hormones
Jeremy Beadle
TV Personality
12-Apr-1948 30-Jan-2008 You've Been Framed
Robert Beatty
Actor
19-Oct-1909 3-Mar-1992 2001: A Space Odyssey
Francis Beaumont
Playwright
1584 6-Mar-1616 Collaborator with John Fletcher
Sybille Bedford
Novelist
16-Mar-1911 17-Feb-2006 A Favourite of the Gods
Thomas Beecham
Conductor
29-Apr-1879 8-Mar-1961 Founder, London and Royal Philharmonics
Aphra Behn
Playwright
10-Jul-1640 16-Apr-1689 Oroonoko, the History of the Royal Slave
Arnold Bennett
Novelist
27-May-1867 27-Mar-1931 Five Towns novels
Jill Bennett
Actor
24-Dec-1931 4-Oct-1990 The Sheltering Sky
Jeremy Bentham
Philosopher
15-Feb-1748 6-Jun-1832 Proponent of Utilitarianism
Boris Berezovsky
Business
23-Jan-1946 23-Mar-2013 Russian oligarch, Putin critic
Ingrid Bergman
Actor
29-Aug-1915 29-Aug-1982 Murder on the Orient Express
Elisabeth Bergner
Actor
22-Aug-1897 12-May-1986 Escape Me Never
Lennox Berkeley
Composer
12-May-1903 26-Dec-1989 Stabat Mater
J. D. Bernal
Physicist
10-May-1901 15-Sep-1971 X-ray crystallography
Henry Bessemer
Inventor
19-Jan-1813 15-Mar-1898 Bessemer process to manufacture steel
George Best
Soccer
22-May-1946 25-Nov-2005 Manchester United
Ernest Bevin
Politician
9-Mar-1881 14-Apr-1951 UK Foreign Secretary, 1945-51
John Biddle
Religion
1615 22-Sep-1662 Father of English Unitarianism
Thomas Bilney
Religion
c. 1495 19-Aug-1531 English martyr, influenced Latimer
Ed Bishop
Actor
11-Jun-1932 8-Jun-2005 Cmdr. Straker on UFO
Patrick M. S. Blackett
Physicist
18-Nov-1897 13-Jul-1974 Cosmic radiation, continental drift
Betsy Blair
Actor
11-Dec-1923 13-Mar-2009 Marty
William Blake
Poet
28-Nov-1757 12-Aug-1827 English romantic poet and artist
Colin Blakely
Actor
23-Sep-1930 7-May-1987 The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
H. P. Blavatsky
Author
12-Aug-1831 8-May-1891 Founded Theosophy; The Secret Doctrine
William Bligh
Military
9-Sep-1754 6-Dec-1817 Captain of the Bounty
Arthur Bliss
Composer
2-Aug-1891 28-Mar-1975 Morning Heroes
John Blow
Composer
23-Feb-1649 1-Oct-1708 Venus and Adonis
Anthony Blunt
Historian
26-Sep-1907 26-Mar-1983 Art historian, Soviet spy
Thomas Bodley
Scholar
2-Mar-1545 28-Jan-1613 Bodleian Library
Dirk Bogarde
Actor
28-Mar-1921 8-May-1999 A Bridge Too Far
David Bohm
Physicist
20-Dec-1917 29-Oct-1992 Particle physicist
Marc Bolan
Singer/Songwriter
30-Sep-1947 16-Sep-1977 T-Rex
Anne Boleyn
Royalty
c. 1507 19-May-1536 Wife of English King Henry VIII
Edmund Bolton
Historian
c. 1575 c. 1633 Hypercritica
Derek Bond
Actor
26-Jan-1919 15-Oct-2006 The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
Gary Bond
Actor
7-Feb-1940 12-Oct-1995 English theatre actor
Graham Bond
Musician
28-Oct-1937 8-May-1974 Influential blues keyboardist
James Boswell
Author
29-Oct-1740 19-May-1795 The Life of Samuel Johnson
William Boyce
Composer
7-Feb-1710 7-Feb-1779 Cathedral Music
Robert Boyle
Chemist
25-Jan-1627 30-Dec-1691 Pioneer of modern chemistry
Anne Bracegirdle
Actor
1663 1748 Actress in Congreve's plays
Charles Bradlaugh
Activist
26-Sep-1833 30-Jan-1891 Atheistic Iconoclast
John Bradshaw
Government
1602 31-Oct-1659 Tried King Charles I
William Bragg
Physicist
2-Jul-1862 12-Mar-1942 Analyzed crystal structures
John Braine
Novelist
13-Apr-1922 28-Oct-1986 Room at the Top
Joseph Bramah
Inventor
13-Apr-1748 9-Dec-1814 Inventor of the hydraulic press
John Brand
Historian
19-Aug-1744 11-Sep-1806 Observations on Popular Antiquities
George Brayton
Inventor
3-Oct-1830 17-Dec-1892 Brayton cycle engine
Jeremy Brett
Actor
3-Nov-1933 12-Sep-1995 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Richard Briers
Actor
14-Jan-1934 17-Feb-2013 Tom Good on The Good Life
Harry Brittain
Journalist
24-Dec-1873 9-Jul-1974 Co-Founder of the Pilgrims Society
J. Edward Bromberg
Actor
25-Dec-1903 6-Dec-1951 The Mark of Zorro
Clive Brook
Actor
1-Jun-1887 17-Nov-1974 Shanghai Express
Lyndon Brook
Actor
10-Apr-1926 9-Jan-2004 Reach for the Sky
Ford Madox Brown
Painter
16-Apr-1821 6-Oct-1893 English historical painter
Georgia Brown
Actor
21-Oct-1933 5-Jul-1992 The Raging Moon
Robert Brown
Botanist
21-Dec-1773 10-Jun-1858 Brownian motion
Stanley Bruce
Head of State
15-Apr-1883 25-Aug-1967 Prime Minister of Australia, 1923-29
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Engineer
9-Apr-1806 15-Sep-1859 Chief engineer of the Great Western Railway
Jack Buchanan
Actor
2-Apr-1891 20-Oct-1957 The Band Wagon
William Buckland
Geologist
12-Mar-1784 15-Aug-1856 Reliquiae Diluvianae
John Bunyan
Author
Nov-1628 31-Aug-1688 Pilgrim's Progress
Hugh Burden
Actor
3-Apr-1913 17-May-1985 Funeral in Berlin
Angela Georgina Burdett-Coutts
Philanthropist
21-Apr-1814 30-Dec-1906 Victorian philanthropist
Anthony Burgess
Novelist
25-Feb-1917 25-Nov-1993 A Clockwork Orange
Thomas Burke
Author
29-Nov-1886 22-Sep-1945 Limehouse Nights
Charles Burney
Musicologist
7-Apr-1726 12-Apr-1814 History of Music
Fanny Burney
Novelist
13-Jun-1752 6-Jan-1840 Camilla
Fritz Busch
Conductor
13-Mar-1890 14-Sep-1951 Conductor, Danish National Symphony, 1934-51
George Busk
Doctor
12-Aug-1807 10-Aug-1886 British surgeon and zoologist
Frances Buss
Educator
16-Aug-1827 24-Dec-1894 Girls' school reformer
John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute
Head of State
25-May-1713 10-Mar-1792 UK Prime Minister, 1762-63
Samuel Butler
Author
4-Dec-1835 18-Jun-1902 Erewheon
Samuel Butler
Poet
8-Feb-1612 25-Feb-1680 Hudibras
John Caius
Doctor
6-Oct-1510 29-Jul-1573 Second founder of Gonville and Caius College
Guy Stewart Callendar
Scientist
9-Feb-1898 3-Oct-1964 Callendar Effect
Phyllis Calvert
Actor
18-Feb-1915 8-Oct-2002 Madonna of the Seven Moons
William Camden
Scholar
2-May-1551 9-Nov-1623 Britannia
Beatrice Campbell
Actor
31-Jul-1922 10-May-1979 Last Holiday
Henry Campbell-Bannerman
Head of State
7-Sep-1836 22-Apr-1908 UK Prime Minister, 1905-08
Edmund Campion
Religion
24-Jan-1540 1-Dec-1581 Jesuit martyr, hanged at Tyburn
Thomas Campion
Composer
12-Feb-1567 1-Mar-1620 English musical poet, Bookes of Ayres
Charles John Canning
Government
14-Dec-1812 17-Jun-1862 Governor-General of India
Jim Capaldi
Drummer
24-Apr-1944 28-Jan-2005 Drummer/Songwriter for Traffic
Thomas Carew
Poet
1595 22-Mar-1639 A Rapture
Thomas Carlyle
Historian
4-Dec-1795 5-Feb-1881 The French Revolution
John Paddy Carstairs
Film Director
11-May-1910 12-Dec-1970 The Saint in London
Richard D'Oyly Carte
Theatre Producer
3-May-1844 3-Apr-1901 English opera and theatre impresario
Angela Carter
Author
7-May-1940 16-Feb-1992 Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman
Howard Carter
Archaeologist
9-May-1874 2-Mar-1939 Uncovered Tutankhamun's Tomb
Barbara Cartland
Author
9-Jul-1901 21-May-2000 Wrote way too many romance novels
Katrin Cartlidge
Actor
15-May-1961 7-Sep-2002 Claire Dolan
Isaac Casaubon
Scholar
18-Feb-1559 1-Jul-1614 Leading classical scholar
Roger Casement
Activist
1-Sep-1864 3-Aug-1916 Irish revolutionary, gay diarist
William Caslon
Typographer
1692 23-Jan-1766 English type designer
Mama Cass
Singer
19-Sep-1941 29-Jul-1974 The Mamas and the Papas
John Cassell
Publisher
23-Jan-1817 2-Apr-1865 Cassell's Magazine
Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh
Politician
18-Jun-1769 12-Aug-1822 Architected Napoleon's defeat
Catherine of Valois
Royalty
27-Oct-1401 3-Jan-1437 Consort of Henry V of England
Paul Cavanagh
Actor
8-Dec-1888 15-Mar-1964 The Scarlet Claw
William Caxton
Publisher
1422 1491 First printer in England
Christopher Cazenove
Actor
17-Dec-1945 7-Apr-2010 English character actor
William Cecil
Government
13-Sep-1520 5-Aug-1598 Closest advisor to Elizabeth I
Austen Chamberlain
Politician
16-Oct-1863 16-Mar-1937 British pol, Nobel Prize recipient
Joseph Chamberlain
Politician
8-Jul-1836 3-Jul-1914 British pol revered in Birmingham
Ephraim Chambers
Encyclopaedist
c. 1680 15-May-1740 Chambers Cyclopaedia
Sir William Chambers
Architect
1723 8-Mar-1796 Treatise of Civil Architecture
Ian Charleson
Actor
11-Aug-1949 6-Jan-1990 Chariots of Fire
Thomas Chatterton
Poet
20-Nov-1752 24-Aug-1770 Fabricated as Thomas Rowley
Geoffrey Chaucer
Author
c. 1343 25-Oct-1400 Canterbury Tales
Lord Randolph Churchill
Politician
13-Feb-1849 24-Jan-1895 Father of Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill
Head of State
30-Nov-1874 24-Jan-1965 WWII Prime Minister of England
Winston S. Churchill
Politician
10-Oct-1940 2-Mar-2010 British MP, Manchester, 1970-97
Colley Cibber
Playwright
6-Nov-1671 11-Dec-1757 Apology
Colin Clark
Film/TV Producer
9-Oct-1932 17-Dec-2002 My Week with Marilyn
Alan Clarke
Film Director
28-Oct-1935 24-Jul-1990 Scum
John Cleland
Novelist
24-Sep-1709 23-Jan-1789 Fanny Hill
Robert Clive
Military
29-Sep-1725 22-Nov-1774 Conquered India for Britain
Alec Clunes
Actor
17-May-1912 13-Mar-1970 Classical theatre actor, stage manager
Thomas Cochrane
Military
14-Dec-1775 31-Oct-1860 Rear Admiral, invented the smoke screen
Alma Cogan
Singer
19-May-1932 26-Oct-1966 The Girl With the Giggle In Her Voice
George Douglas Howard Cole
Economist
25-Sep-1889 14-Jan-1959 British Labour theorist
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Poet
21-Oct-1772 25-Jul-1834 Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Anthony Collins
Philosopher
21-Jun-1676 13-Dec-1729 A Discourse on Freethinking
Ivy Compton-Burnett
Novelist
5-Jun-1884 27-Aug-1969 Pastors and Masters
William Congreve
Playwright
24-Jan-1670 19-Jan-1729 The Way of the World
Cyril Connolly
Critic
10-Sep-1903 26-Nov-1974 Enemies of Promise
John Constable
Painter
11-Jun-1776 31-Mar-1837 English landscape painter
Pat Coombs
Actor
27-Aug-1926 25-May-2002 British character actress
John Singleton Copley
Painter
3-Jul-1738 9-Sep-1815 Boy with a Squirrel
Charles Cotton
Poet
28-Apr-1630 16-Feb-1687 Translator of Montaigne
Henry Cotton
Golf
26-Jan-1907 22-Dec-1987 Won the British Open three times
Robert Cotton
Scholar
22-Jan-1571 6-May-1631 Cottonian Library
George Coulouris
Actor
1-Oct-1903 25-Apr-1989 Watch on the Rhine
Cicely Courtneidge
Actor
1-Apr-1893 26-Apr-1980 The Ghost Train
Walter Crane
Artist
15-Aug-1845 17-Mar-1915 British children's illustrator
Charles Crichton
Film Director
6-Aug-1910 15-Sep-1999 A Fish Called Wanda
Henry Page Croft
Politician
22-Jun-1881 7-Dec-1947 British Under-Secretary of War, 1940-45
Oliver Cromwell
Government
25-Apr-1599 3-Sep-1658 Lord Protector of England 1653-58
Thomas Cromwell
Government
c. 1485 28-Jul-1540 Advisor to Henry VIII
Sir William Crookes
Chemist
17-Jun-1832 4-Apr-1919 Discovered element Thallium
Alexander Cruden
Religion
1699 1-Nov-1770 Concordance to the Bible
George Cruikshank
Artist
27-Sep-1792 1-Feb-1878 English caricaturist
Sir William Cubitt
Engineer
1785 13-Oct-1861 British civil engineer
Sir Samuel Cunard
Business
21-Nov-1787 28-Apr-1865 Founder, Cunard Lines
Edmund Curll
Publisher
1683 11-Dec-1747 Notorious London bookseller
George Nathaniel Curzon
Government
11-Jan-1859 20-Mar-1925 Created the Kingdom of Jordan
Cyril Cusack
Actor
26-Nov-1910 7-Oct-1993 Gone to Earth
Ivor Cutler
Poet
15-Jan-1923 3-Mar-2006 Glasgow Dreamer
Charlotte Dacre
Novelist
c. 1771 7-Nov-1825 Zofloya
William Dampier
Explorer
1651 1715 New Voyage Round the World
Thomas Dangerfield
Criminal
1650 1685 English conspirator
Bebe Daniels
Actor
14-Jan-1901 16-Mar-1971 42nd Street
George Darley
Poet
1795 23-Nov-1846 Nepenthe
Sir William Davenant
Poet
1606 7-Apr-1668 Gondibert
Clement Davies
Politician
19-Feb-1884 23-Mar-1962 Leader of the UK Liberal Party, 1945-56
Rupert Davies
Actor
22-May-1916 22-Nov-1976 Inspector Maigret
William Davison
Government
c. 1541 21-Dec-1608 Secretary to Queen Elizabeth I
Henry de la Beche
Geologist
1796 13-Apr-1855 Created first Geologic Survey
Augustus De Morgan
Mathematician
27-Jun-1806 18-Mar-1871 De Morgan's Laws
John Dee
Mathematician
13-Jul-1527 26-Mar-1609 Mathematician and mystic
Daniel Defoe
Author
Sep-1660 24-Apr-1731 Robinson Crusoe
Desmond Dekker
Singer/Songwriter
16-Jul-1941 25-May-2006 Israelites
Thomas Dekker
Playwright
c. 1572 c. 1632 The Gentle Craft
Sir John Denham
Poet
1615 10-Mar-1669 Cooper's Hill
John Dennis
Critic
1657 6-Jan-1734 The Usefulness of the Stage
James Dewar
Physicist
20-Sep-1842 27-Mar-1923 Researcher of low temperatures
Charles Dibdin
Songwriter
4-Mar-1745 25-Jul-1814 The Comic Mirror
Thomas Frognall Dibdin
Author
1776 18-Nov-1847 English bibliographer
Thorold Dickinson
Film Director
16-Nov-1903 14-Apr-1984 Gaslight
Everard Digby
Criminal
16-May-1578 30-Jan-1606 Gunpowder Plot
Kenelm Digby
Scientist
11-Jul-1603 11-Jun-1665 Founding member of the Royal Society
Benjamin Disraeli
Head of State
21-Dec-1804 19-Apr-1881 UK Prime Minister, 1874-80
E. C. Dodds
Scientist
13-Oct-1899 16-Dec-1973 Diethylstilbestrol
John Dollond
Physicist
10-Jun-1706 30-Nov-1761 Invented achromatic lenses
Robert Donat
Actor
18-Mar-1905 9-Jun-1958 Goodbye, Mr. Chips
John Donne
Poet
1572 31-Mar-1631 Anniversaries
Clive Donner
Film Director
21-Jan-1926 7-Sep-2010 What's New, Pussycat
George Douglas
Novelist
26-Jan-1869 28-Aug-1902 The House With the Green Shutters
John Dowland
Composer
c. 1562 21-Jan-1626 Lachrimae, Lutenist
Ernest Dowson
Poet
2-Aug-1867 23-Feb-1900 English Decadent poet
Michael Drayton
Poet
1563 23-Dec-1631 Poly-Olbion
John Dryden
Poet
19-Aug-1631 1-May-1700 Absalom and Achitophel
Jacqueline du Pré
Cellist
26-Jan-1945 19-Oct-1987 Cellist
Michael Dunn
Actor
20-Oct-1934 30-Aug-1973 Dr. Miguelito Loveless
June Duprez
Actor
14-May-1918 30-Oct-1984 The Thief of Bagdad
Ronald Dworkin
Philosopher
11-Dec-1931 14-Feb-2013 Taking Rights Seriously
Paul Eddington
Actor
18-Jun-1927 4-Nov-1995 Jim Hacker on Yes, Prime Minister
Edward the Confessor
Royalty
c. 1004 4-Jan-1066 King of England, 1042-66
King Edward VII
Royalty
9-Nov-1841 6-May-1910 King of England, 1901-1910
George Eliot
Novelist
22-Nov-1819 22-Dec-1880 Silas Marner
T. S. Eliot
Poet
26-Sep-1888 4-Jan-1965 Author of "The Waste Land"
Ruth Ellis
Criminal
9-Oct-1925 13-Jul-1955 Last woman hanged in England
Sir Richard Empson
Government
? 17-Aug-1510 Taxman for Henry VII of England
William Empson
Critic
27-Sep-1906 15-Apr-1984 Seven Types of Ambiguity
Friedrich Engels
Economist
28-Nov-1820 5-Aug-1895 Communist Manifesto
Arthur English
Actor
9-May-1919 16-Apr-1995 Mr. Harman on Are You Being Served?
Brian Epstein
Business
19-Sep-1934 27-Aug-1967 Manager of The Beatles
Jacob Epstein
Sculptor
10-Nov-1880 21-Aug-1959 Strand Statues
Jill Esmond
Actor
26-Jan-1908 28-Jul-1990 The Skin Game
King Ethelred II
Royalty
c. 968 AD 23-Apr-1016 King of England 978-1013 & 1014-16
Hans Eysenck
Psychologist
4-Mar-1916 4-Sep-1997 Intelligence and personality
George Farquhar
Playwright
1678 29-Apr-1707 The Beaux Stratagem
Derek Farr
Actor
7-Feb-1912 22-Mar-1986 The Projected Man
Marjorie Fielding
Actor
17-Feb-1892 28-Dec-1956 English stage actress
George Finch
Chemist
4-Aug-1888 22-Nov-1970 Oxygen for mountain climbing
Sir Raymond Firth
Anthropologist
25-Mar-1901 22-Feb-2002 Economic Anthropology
Andrew Fisher
Head of State
29-Aug-1862 22-Oct-1928 Former Prime Minister of Australia
Terence Fisher
Film Director
23-Feb-1904 18-Jun-1980 Dracula, Prince of Darkness
John Flamsteed
Astronomer
19-Aug-1646 31-Dec-1719 Founder of Greenwich Observatory
Alexander Fleming
Scientist
6-Aug-1881 11-Mar-1955 Discovered penicillin
John Fletcher
Playwright
1579 29-Aug-1625 Collaborator with Francis Beaumont
Robert Fludd
Scientist
1574 8-Sep-1637 Cosmologist and hermetic philosopher
John Forster
Author
2-Apr-1812 2-Feb-1876 Life of Charles Dickens
William Edward Forster
Politician
11-Jul-1818 5-Apr-1886 Chief Secretary for Ireland, 1880-82
Ugo Foscolo
Playwright
6-Feb-1778 10-Sep-1827 The Last Letters of Jacopo Ortis
Harry Fowler
Actor
10-Dec-1926 4-Jan-2012 Cpl. Hoskins on The Army Game
Charles James Fox
Politician
24-Jan-1749 13-Sep-1806 U.K.'s first Foreign Secretary
Henry Richard Vassall Fox
Politician
21-Nov-1773 22-Oct-1840 3rd Baron Holland
John Foxe
Religion
1516 18-Apr-1587 Foxe's Book of Martyrs
Rosalind Franklin
Chemist
25-Jul-1920 16-Apr-1958 Photographed DNA's structure
John Freind
Doctor
1675 26-Jul-1728 The History of Physic
Anna Freud
Relative
3-Dec-1895 9-Oct-1982 Daughter of Sigmund Freud
Sigmund Freud
Psychiatrist
6-May-1856 23-Sep-1939 Die Traumdeutung
Billy Fury
Musician
17-Apr-1941 28-Jan-1983 The Sound of Fury
Dennis Gabor
Physicist
5-Jun-1900 8-Feb-1979 Inventor of holography
Slim Gaillard
Jazz Musician
4-Jan-1916 26-Feb-1991 Cee-ment mixer, put-ti put-ti
Thomas Gainsborough
Painter
14-May-1727 2-Aug-1788 Portrait and landscape painter
Hugh Gaitskell
Politician
9-Apr-1906 18-Jan-1963 Leader of the Labour Party, 1955-63
Rory Gallagher
Guitarist
2-Mar-1948 14-Jun-1995 Irish blues rock guitarist
Stephen Gardiner
Religion
c. 1493 12-Nov-1555 English bishop, statesman
Ava Gardner
Actor
24-Dec-1922 25-Jan-1990 The Barefoot Contessa
Judy Garland
Singer
10-Jun-1922 22-Jun-1969 Dorothy in Wizard of Oz
Edward Garnett
Editor
5-Jan-1868 19-Feb-1937 English critic and editor
David Garrick
Actor
19-Feb-1717 20-Jan-1779 Manager of Drury Lane Theatre
John Gay
Poet
30-Jun-1685 4-Dec-1732 The Beggar's Opera
Martha Gellhorn
Journalist
8-Nov-1908 15-Feb-1998 War correspondent
Leo Genn
Actor
9-Aug-1905 26-Jan-1978 Quo Vadis
Orazio Gentileschi
Painter
1562 c. 1639 Italian Baroque painter
Alberico Gentili
Scholar
14-Jan-1552 19-Jun-1608 Scholar of international law
King George II
Royalty
10-Nov-1683 25-Oct-1760 King of Britain, 1727-60
J. Paul Getty, Jr.
Business
7-Sep-1932 17-Apr-2003 Heir to the Getty Oil fortune
J. Paul Getty, Sr.
Business
15-Dec-1892 6-Jun-1976 Founder of Getty Oil Company
Edward Gibbon
Historian
8-May-1737 16-Jan-1794 Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Grinling Gibbons
Sculptor
4-Apr-1648 3-Aug-1721 English wood carver
William Gilbert
Physicist
24-May-1544 10-Dec-1603 De Magnete
James Gillray
Artist
13-Aug-1756 1-Jun-1815 English caricaturist
Ian Gilmour
Politician
8-Jul-1926 21-Sep-2007 Baron Gilmour of Craigmillar
Willoughby Goddard
Actor
4-Jul-1926 11-Apr-2008 Gessler on William Tell
William Godwin
Philosopher
3-Mar-1756 30-Apr-1836 An Enquiry Concerning Political Justice
John Golding
Critic
10-Sep-1929 9-Apr-2012 Cubism: A History and an Analysis
Oliver Goldsmith
Author
10-Nov-1730 4-Apr-1774 The Vicar of Wakefield
Victor Gollancz
Publisher
9-Apr-1893 8-Feb-1967 Founder of Victor Gollancz, Ltd.
E. H. Gombrich
Historian
30-Mar-1909 3-Nov-2001 Art and Illusion
Michael Goodliffe
Actor
1-Oct-1914 20-Mar-1976 A Night to Remember
William C. Gorgas
Doctor
3-Oct-1854 3-Jul-1920 Malaria and yellow fever
Walter Gotell
Actor
15-Mar-1924 5-May-1997 Gen. Gogol in James Bond films
Alan Gowen
Jazz Musician
19-Aug-1947 17-May-1981 Jazz-rock keyboardist
Lawrence Gowing
Historian
21-Apr-1918 5-Feb-1991 Art historian, biographer of Vermeer
Margot Grahame
Actor
20-Feb-1911 1-Jan-1982 The Informer
Henry Grattan
Politician
3-Jul-1746 6-Jun-1820 Legislative independence for Ireland
Charles Gray
Actor
29-Aug-1928 7-Mar-2000 Ernst Stavro Blofeld
Henry Green
Novelist
29-Oct-1905 13-Dec-1973 Loving
Kate Greenaway
Artist
17-Mar-1846 6-Nov-1901 British illustrator
Robert Greene
Playwright
Jul-1558 3-Sep-1592 Friar Bacon
Joan Greenwood
Actor
4-Mar-1921 27-Feb-1987 The Importance of Being Earnest
George Grenville
Politician
14-Oct-1712 13-Nov-1770 UK Prime Minister, 1763-65
Sir Thomas Gresham
Business
1518 21-Nov-1579 Founder of Gresham College
Nehemiah Grew
Botanist
26-Sep-1641 25-Mar-1712 Anatomy of Plants
Lady Jane Grey
Royalty
12-Oct-1537 12-Feb-1554 Queen of England for nine days
Frederick Griffith
Biologist
c. 1877 16-Apr-1941 Discovered the transforming principle
Hugh Griffith
Actor
30-May-1912 14-May-1980 Sheik Ilderim in Ben-Hur
Joseph Grimaldi
Performance Artist
18-Dec-1778 31-May-1837 Celebrated English clown
Stephen Groombridge
Astronomer
7-Jan-1755 30-Mar-1832 A Catalogue of Circumpolar Stars
Ivor Gurney
Poet
28-Aug-1890 26-Dec-1937 War's Embers
Greta Gynt
Actor
15-Nov-1916 2-Apr-2000 The Dark Eyes of London
H. Rider Haggard
Novelist
22-Jun-1856 14-May-1925 King Solomon's Mines
Douglas Haig
Military
19-Jun-1861 29-Jan-1928 British Field Marshall in WWI
Richard Hakluyt
Author
c. 1552 23-Nov-1616 Voiages and Discoveries of the English nation
Henry Hallam
Historian
9-Jul-1777 21-Jan-1859 View of the Middle Ages
Edmund Halley
Astronomer
8-Nov-1656 14-Jan-1742 Predicted return of Halley's Comet
Robert Hamer
Film Director
31-Mar-1911 4-Dec-1963 Kind Hearts and Coronets
George Frideric Handel
Composer
23-Feb-1685 14-Apr-1759 Messiah
Irene Handl
Actor
27-Dec-1901 29-Nov-1987 Matronly British character actor
Mary Hansen
Musician
1-Nov-1966 9-Dec-2002 Stereolab multi-instrumentalist
Joseph Aloysius Hansom
Architect
26-Oct-1803 29-Jun-1882 Invented the Hansom Cab
Malcolm Hardee
Comic
5-Jan-1950 31-Jan-2005 I Stole Freddie Mercury's Birthday Cake
James Harrington
Philosopher
7-Jan-1611 11-Sep-1677 Oceana
Richard Harris
Actor
1-Oct-1930 25-Oct-2002 English Bob in Unforgiven
John Harrison
Inventor
Mar-1693 24-Mar-1776 Inventor of a marine clock
Ray Harryhausen
Artist
29-Jun-1920 7-May-2013 Stop-motion genius
Josephine Hart
Author
1-Mar-1942 2-Jun-2011 Damage
Bret Harte
Author
25-Aug-1836 5-May-1902 Master of the western short story
L. P. Hartley
Novelist
30-Dec-1895 13-Dec-1972 The Boat
Laurence Harvey
Actor
1-Oct-1928 25-Nov-1973 Manchurian Candidate
William Harvey
Doctor
1-Apr-1578 3-Jun-1657 Discovered circulation of blood
Sir Christopher Hatton
Government
1540 1591 Lord Chancellor of England, 1587-91
Lord Haw-Haw
Radio Personality
24-Apr-1906 3-Jan-1946 WWII propagandist hanged in England
John Hawkesworth
Author
c. 1715 16-Nov-1773 Voyages in the Southern Hemisphere
Jack Hawkins
Actor
14-Sep-1910 18-Jul-1973 Land of the Pharaohs
Sir John Hawkins
Author
30-Mar-1719 21-May-1789 History of Music
Sir Richard Hawkins
Military
c. 1562 18-Apr-1622 Voiage into the South Sea
Nicholas Hawksmoor
Architect
c. 1661 25-Mar-1736 Worked with Wren and Vanbrugh
Will Hay
Actor
6-Dec-1888 18-Apr-1949 Ask a Policeman
Eliza Haywood
Novelist
c. 1693 25-Feb-1756 Secret Histories, Novels and Poems
James Hazeldine
Actor
4-Apr-1947 17-Dec-2002 Mike "Bayleaf" Wilson on London's Burning
William Hazlitt
Essayist
10-Apr-1778 18-Sep-1830 English literary critic, essayist
Arthur Henderson
Politician
13-Sep-1863 20-Oct-1935 Disarmament proponent, Nobel Prize winner
Jimi Hendrix
Guitarist
27-Nov-1942 18-Sep-1970 Purple Haze
Ian Hendry
Actor
13-Jan-1931 24-Dec-1984 Get Carter
King Henry III
Royalty
1-Oct-1207 16-Nov-1272 King of England, 1216-72
King Henry IV
Royalty
3-Apr-1367 20-Mar-1413 King of England, 1399-1413
Philip Henslowe
Business
c. 1550 6-Jan-1616 Elizabethan theatrical manager
Herbert of Cherbury
Philosopher
3-Mar-1583 5-Aug-1648 De Veritate
Myra Hess
Pianist
25-Feb-1890 26-Nov-1965 Held lunchtime concerts during WWII
Thomas Heywood
Playwright
c. 1575 16-Aug-1641 A Woman kilde with kindnesse
Douglas Hickox
Film Director
10-Jan-1929 25-Jul-1988 The Hound of the Baskervilles
Aaron Hill
Playwright
10-Feb-1685 8-Feb-1750 The Progress of Wit
Benny Hill
Comic
21-Jan-1924 19-Apr-1992 The Benny Hill Show
James Hill
Film Director
1-Aug-1919 7-Oct-1994 Born Free
Rowland Hill
Inventor
3-Dec-1795 27-Aug-1879 Invented the postage stamp
Sir Cyril Hinshelwood
Chemist
19-Jun-1897 9-Oct-1967 The Kinetics of Chemical Change
Benjamin Hoadly
Religion
14-Nov-1676 17-Apr-1761 Anglican Bishop and controversialist
Eric Hobsbawm
Historian
9-Jun-1917 1-Oct-2012 The Age of Revolution
Valerie Hobson
Actor
14-Apr-1917 13-Nov-1998 Kind Hearts and Coronets
William Hogarth
Engraver
10-Nov-1697 26-Oct-1764 A Rake's Progress
Hans Holbein the Younger
Painter
c. 1497 1543 Northern Renaissance portraitist
Thomas Holcroft
Playwright
10-Dec-1745 23-Mar-1809 The Road to Ruin
Wenzel Hollar
Engraver
13-Jul-1607 28-Mar-1677 Bohemian-English etcher
Arthur Holmes
Geologist
14-Jan-1890 20-Sep-1965 Father of the geological timescale
Gustav Holst
Composer
21-Sep-1874 25-May-1934 The Planets
Seth Holt
Film Director
1923 14-Feb-1971 The Nanny
William Hone
Author
3-Jun-1780 6-Nov-1842 The Every-Day Book
Samuel Hood
Military
12-Dec-1724 27-Jan-1816 British Admiral
Thomas Hood
Poet
23-May-1799 3-May-1845 Odes and Addresses to Great People
Robert Hooke
Scientist
18-Jul-1635 3-Mar-1703 Law of Elasticity, microscopist
William Jackson Hooker
Botanist
6-Jul-1785 12-Aug-1865 British Jungermanniae
Thomas Hope
Designer
30-Aug-1769 3-Feb-1830 Anastasius
John Hoppner
Painter
4-Apr-1758 23-Jan-1810 English portrait painter
Leonard Horner
Geologist
17-Jan-1785 5-Mar-1864 Scottish geologist, educator
John Horrocks
Business
1768 1-Mar-1804 British cotton manufacturer
John Callcott Horsley
Painter
29-Jan-1817 18-Oct-1903 Designed first Christmas card
William Horsley
Composer
15-Nov-1774 12-Jun-1858 English composer of glees
William Hoste
Military
26-Aug-1780 6-Dec-1828 British naval captain
Sir John Hotham
Politician
? 3-Jan-1645 English parliamentarian
Catherine Howard
Royalty
c. 1520 13-Feb-1542 Fifth wife of Henry VIII
Ronald Howard
Actor
7-Apr-1918 19-Dec-1996 Sherlock Holmes
John Howe
Religion
17-May-1630 2-Apr-1706 The Living Temple
Frankie Howerd
Actor
6-Mar-1917 19-Apr-1992 Up Pompeii
Edmond Hoyle
Author
1672 29-Aug-1769 According to Hoyle
W. H. Hudson
Author
4-Aug-1841 18-Aug-1922 Green Mansions
William Huggins
Astronomer
7-Feb-1824 12-May-1910 Spectrographic astronomy pioneer
David Hughes
Inventor
16-May-1831 22-Jan-1900 Inventor of the microphone
Basil Cardinal Hume
Religion
2-Mar-1923 17-Jun-1999 Archbishop of Westminster, 1976-99
Leigh Hunt
Poet
19-Oct-1784 28-Aug-1859 Story of Rimini
Martita Hunt
Actor
30-Jan-1899 13-Jun-1969 Great Expectations
William Holman Hunt
Painter
2-Apr-1827 7-Sep-1910 British Pre-Raphaelite painter
Ian Hunter
Actor
13-Jun-1900 23-Sep-1975 The Adventures of Robin Hood
John Hunter
Doctor
13-Feb-1728 16-Oct-1793 English pathologist
William Hunter
Doctor
23-May-1718 30-Mar-1783 English anatomist and obstetrician
Raymond Huntley
Actor
23-Apr-1904 19-Oct-1990 Passport to Pimlico
Julian Huxley
Biologist
22-Jun-1887 14-Feb-1975 Evolutionary biologist
Peter Illing
Actor
4-Mar-1899 29-Oct-1966 Against the Wind
Guillermo Cabrera Infante
Novelist
22-Apr-1929 21-Feb-2005 Tres Tristes Tigres
John Inman
Actor
28-Jun-1935 8-Mar-2007 Are You Being Served?
Sir James Ivory
Mathematician
17-Feb-1765 21-Sep-1842 Ivory's Theorem
Gordon Jackson
Actor
19-Dec-1923 15-Jan-1990 Butler on Upstairs, Downstairs
J. Hughlings Jackson
Doctor
4-Apr-1835 7-Oct-1911 Father of British neurology
Alaric Jacob
Journalist
8-Jun-1909 26-Jan-1995 A Window in Moscow
W. W. Jacobs
Author
8-Sep-1863 1-Sep-1943 The Monkey's Paw
Hattie Jacques
Actor
7-Feb-1922 6-Oct-1980 Carry on...
Rona Jaffe
Author
12-Jun-1932 30-Dec-2005 Mazes & Monsters
Leander Starr Jameson
Head of State
9-Feb-1853 26-Nov-1917 Last Prime Minister of Capetown
Bert Jansch
Singer/Songwriter
3-Nov-1943 5-Oct-2011 Pentangle
Derek Jarman
Film Director
31-Jan-1942 19-Feb-1994 The Last of England
Jennifer Jayne
Actor
14-Nov-1931 23-Apr-2006 The Crawling Eye
Jean II
Royalty
16-Apr-1319 8-Apr-1364 King of France, 1350-64
Isabel Jeans
Actor
16-Sep-1891 4-Sep-1985 Easy Virtue
Ursula Jeans
Actor
5-May-1906 21-Apr-1973 The Dam Busters
John of Gaunt
Royalty
Mar-1340 3-Feb-1399 Duke of Lancaster
Mervyn Johns
Actor
18-Feb-1899 6-Sep-1992 Dead of Night
Samuel Johnson
Lexicographer
18-Sep-1709 13-Dec-1784 A Dictionary of the English Language
Griffith Jones
Actor
19-Nov-1909 30-Jan-2007 I Became a Criminal
Inigo Jones
Architect
15-Jul-1573 5-Jul-1651 The English Palladio
Ben Jonson
Playwright
11-Jun-1572 6-Aug-1637 Volpone
Keith Joseph
Politician
17-Jan-1918 10-Dec-1994 Conservative UK Minister, Thatcher influence
John Justin
Actor
24-Nov-1917 29-Nov-2002 The Thief of Bagdad
Michael Kamen
Composer
15-Apr-1948 18-Nov-2003 Prolific film composer and conductor
Bernard Katz
Scientist
26-Mar-1911 20-Apr-2003 Neurotransmitters and the pineal gland
Edmund Kean
Actor
17-Mar-1789 15-May-1833 English tragic actor
Andrew Keir
Actor
3-Apr-1926 5-Oct-1997 Quatermass and the Pit
Kay Kendall
Actor
21-May-1926 6-Sep-1959 Les Girls
William Kent
Architect
1685 12-Apr-1748 Influential landscape gardener
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Musician
13-Oct-1948 16-Aug-1997 World-renowned Qawwali vocalist
Benjamin Kidd
Sociologist
9-Sep-1858 2-Oct-1916 Social Evolution
Thomas Killigrew
Playwright
7-Feb-1612 19-Mar-1683 The Prisoners
Rudyard Kipling
Author
30-Dec-1865 18-Jan-1936 The Jungle Book
Melanie Klein
Psychologist
30-Mar-1882 22-Sep-1960 The Psychoanalysis of Children
Esmond Knight
Actor
4-May-1906 23-Feb-1987 The River
Arthur Koestler
Author
3-Sep-1905 3-Mar-1983 Darkness at Noon
Alexander Korda
Film Director
16-Sep-1893 23-Jan-1956 The Private Life of Henry VIII
Alexis Korner
Musician
19-Apr-1928 1-Jan-1984 Pivotal British blues performer
Franz Kotzwara
Composer
1730 2-Feb-1793 The Battle of Prague
Thomas Kyd
Playwright
1558 Aug-1594 The Spanish Tragedy
Imre Lakatos
Philosopher
9-Nov-1922 2-Feb-1974 Philosopher of Science and Mathematics
Constant Lambert
Composer
23-Aug-1905 21-Aug-1951 Rio Grande
Lupino Lane
Actor
16-Jun-1892 10-Nov-1959 The Love Parade
Denys Lasdun
Architect
8-Sep-1914 11-Jan-2001 British modernist architect
Harold Laski
Economist
30-Jun-1893 24-Mar-1950 A Grammar of Politics
Frank Latimore
Actor
28-Sep-1925 29-Nov-1998 Shock
William Laud
Religion
7-Oct-1573 10-Jan-1645 Archbishop of Canterbury, 1633-45
Andrew Bonar Law
Head of State
16-Sep-1858 30-Oct-1923 UK Prime Minister, 1922-23
Sir Thomas Lawrence
Painter
13-Apr-1769 7-Jan-1830 English portrait painter
Wilfrid Lawson
Actor
14-Jan-1900 10-Oct-1966 Pygmalion
Frank Lawton
Actor
30-Sep-1904 10-Jun-1969 A Night to Remember
Philip Leacock
Film Director
8-Oct-1917 14-Jul-1990 The Spanish Gardener
Louis Leakey
Anthropologist
7-Aug-1903 1-Oct-1972 Discovered Homo Habilis
David Lean
Film Director
25-Mar-1908 16-Apr-1991 Lawrence of Arabia
Bernard Lee
Actor
10-Jan-1908 16-Jan-1981 James Bond's M
Nathaniel Lee
Playwright
c. 1653 6-May-1692 The Rival Queens
John Lehmann
Poet
2-Jun-1907 7-Apr-1987 Thrown to the Woolfs
Vivien Leigh
Actor
5-Nov-1913 8-Jul-1967 Gone With The Wind
Frederick Leighton
Painter
31-Dec-1830 25-Jan-1896 Classical Victorian English painter
Robert Leighton
Religion
1611 25-Jun-1684 Archbishop of Glasgow
George Henry Lewes
Philosopher
18-Apr-1817 28-Nov-1878 The Problems of Life and Mind
Wyndham Lewis
Painter
18-Nov-1882 7-Mar-1957 Vorticist movement
Thomas Linacre
Doctor
c. 1460 20-Oct-1524 Established the Royal Academy of Physicians
Bernard Lintot
Publisher
1-Dec-1675 3-Feb-1736 18th century English publisher
Margaret Lockwood
Actor
15-Sep-1916 15-Jul-1990 Cast a Dark Shadow
Herbert Lom
Actor
11-Sep-1917 27-Sep-2012 Chief Inspector Dreyfus
John Longden
Actor
11-Nov-1900 26-May-1971 Quatermass 2
Frederick Lonsdale
Playwright
5-Feb-1881 4-Apr-1954 The King of Cadonia
Jon Lord
Musician
9-Jun-1941 16-Jul-2012 Founder of Deep Purple
Joseph Losey
Film Director
14-Jan-1909 22-Jun-1984 The Go-Between
Bessie Love
Actor
10-Sep-1898 26-Apr-1986 The Broadway Melody
Ada Lovelace
Mathematician
10-Dec-1815 27-Nov-1852 Programmed the (theoretical) difference engine
Richard Lovelace
Poet
1618 1658 To Althea from Prison
Sir Hudson Lowe
Military
28-Jul-1769 10-Jan-1844 Governor of St. Helena over Napoleon
Edwin Lutyens
Architect
29-Mar-1869 1-Jan-1944 Laid the plan for New Delhi
Charles Lyell
Geologist
14-Nov-1797 22-Feb-1875 Principles of Geology
John Lyly
Playwright
1554 18-Nov-1606 Euphues
Edmund C. Lynch
Business
19-May-1885 12-May-1938 The Lynch of Merrill-Lynch
Thomas Babington Macaulay
Historian
25-Oct-1800 28-Dec-1859 History of England
Simon MacCorkindale
Actor
12-Feb-1952 14-Oct-2010 Harry Harper on Casualty
John Mack
Psychiatrist
4-Oct-1929 27-Sep-2004 A Prince of Our Disorder
John Mackenzie
Film Director
16-Aug-1932 8-Jun-2011 The Long Good Friday
Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Architect
7-Jun-1868 10-Dec-1928 Glasgow Style designer
Iain Macleod
Politician
11-Nov-1913 20-Jul-1970 UK Colonial Secretary, 1959-61
Louis MacNeice
Poet
12-Sep-1907 3-Sep-1963 Autumn Journal
Patrick Magee
Actor
31-Mar-1922 14-Aug-1982 Mr. Alexander in A Clockwork Orange
Edmond Malone
Scholar
4-Oct-1741 25-Apr-1812 Irish Shakespearian scholar
Bernard de Mandeville
Author
Nov-1670 21-Jan-1733 The Fable of the Bees
Karl Mannheim
Sociologist
27-Mar-1893 9-Jan-1947 Ideology and Utopia
Frederic Manning
Poet
1887 22-Feb-1935 The Middle Parts of Fortune
Gideon Mantell
Geologist
3-Feb-1790 10-Nov-1852 English paleontologist and geologist
Howard Marion-Crawford
Actor
17-Jan-1914 24-Nov-1969 Dr. Watson on Sherlock Holmes
Georgi Markov
Victim
1-Mar-1929 11-Sep-1978 Killed with a ricin-tipped umbrella
Christopher Marlowe
Playwright
6-Feb-1564 30-May-1593 Doctor Faustus
John Marston
Playwright
7-Oct-1576 25-Jun-1634 The Malcontent
Andrew Marvell
Poet
31-Mar-1621 18-Aug-1678 English poet and member of Parliament
Karl Marx
Economist
5-May-1818 14-Mar-1883 Das Kapital, Communist Manifesto
Mary of Teck
Royalty
26-May-1867 24-Mar-1953 Queen Mary, Consort of George V
A. E. W. Mason
Novelist
7-May-1865 22-Nov-1948 The Four Feathers
Daniel Massey
Actor
10-Oct-1933 25-Mar-1998 Star!
Vincent Massey
Government
20-Feb-1887 30-Dec-1967 Governor-General of Canada, 1952-59
Philip Massinger
Playwright
1583 1639 The Virgin Martyr
Reginald Maudling
Politician
7-Mar-1917 14-Feb-1979 UK Home Secretary, 1970-72
Frederick Denison Maurice
Religion
29-Aug-1805 1-Apr-1872 19th c. Anglican theologian
George du Maurier
Artist
6-Mar-1834 6-Oct-1896 British caricaturist, Punch
Sir Hiram Maxim
Inventor
5-Feb-1840 24-Nov-1916 Maxim machine gun
Thomas May
Poet
1595 13-Nov-1650 The History of the Long Parliament
Henry Mayhew
Journalist
1812 25-Jul-1887 Punch
Richard Mayne
Author
2-Apr-1926 29-Nov-2009 The Community of Europe
Hugh McDermott
Actor
20-Mar-1906 29-Jan-1972 The Seventh Veil
Robert B. McGehee
Business
c. 1943 9-Oct-2007 CEO of Progress Energy, 2004-07
Peter Medawar
Biologist
28-Feb-1915 2-Oct-1987 Acquired immunological tolerance
Joe Meek
Music Producer
5-Apr-1929 3-Feb-1967 Innovative record producer
Edward Mellanby
Doctor
8-Apr-1884 30-Jan-1955 Rickets
Ismail Merchant
Film/TV Producer
25-Dec-1936 25-May-2005 Co-Founder, Merchant Ivory Productions
Freddie Mercury
Singer/Songwriter
5-Sep-1946 24-Nov-1991 Lead singer, Queen
John Merivale
Actor
1-Dec-1917 6-Feb-1990 The List of Adrian Messenger
David Merrick
Theatre Producer
27-Nov-1911 25-Apr-2000 Hello, Dolly!
Joseph Merrick
Oddity
5-Aug-1862 11-Apr-1890 The Elephant Man
Thomas Middleton
Playwright
18-Apr-1580 4-Jul-1627 A Game at Chess
Ralph Miliband
Scholar
7-Jan-1924 21-May-1994 Parliamentary Socialism
John Everett Millais
Painter
8-Jun-1829 13-Aug-1896 British Pre-Raphaelite painter
Stephen Milligan
Politician
12-May-1948 7-Feb-1994 British MP and autoerotic asphyxiate
Nathan Milstein
Violinist
31-Dec-1904 21-Dec-1992 Virtuoso violinist, interpreter of Bach
Anthony Minghella
Film Director
6-Jan-1954 18-Mar-2008 The English Patient
Yvonne Mitchell
Actor
7-Jul-1925 24-Mar-1979 The Queen of Spades
Abraham de Moivre
Mathematician
26-May-1667 27-Nov-1754 Doctrine of Chances
Matt Monro
Singer
1-Dec-1930 7-Feb-1985 Born Free
Elizabeth Montagu
Socialite
2-Oct-1720 25-Aug-1800 English leader of society
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
Author
26-May-1689 21-Aug-1762 Letters
Albert Moore
Painter
4-Sep-1841 25-Sep-1893 English classicist painter
Bobby Moore
Soccer
12-Apr-1941 24-Feb-1993 Captain, 1966 World Cup team
George Moore
Novelist
23-Feb-1852 21-Jan-1933 Esther Waters
Kenneth More
Actor
20-Sep-1914 12-Jul-1982 The Admirable Crichton
Sir Thomas More
Philosopher
7-Feb-1477 6-Jul-1535 Utopia
Garfield Morgan
Actor
19-Apr-1931 5-Dec-2009 Chief Haskins on The Sweeney
Stanley Morison
Typographer
6-May-1889 11-Oct-1967 Times New Roman
Iris Morley
Author
10-May-1910 27-Jul-1953 A Thousand Lives
Thomas Morley
Composer
c. 1557 Oct-1602 Laboravi in Gemitu Meo
Herbert Morrison
Politician
3-Jan-1888 6-Mar-1965 UK Home Secretary, 1940-45
Barry Morse
Actor
10-Jun-1918 2-Feb-2008 Lt. Gerard on The Fugitive
Clive Morton
Actor
16-Mar-1904 24-Sep-1975 Kind Hearts and Coronets
Peggy Mount
Actor
2-May-1916 13-Nov-2001 George and the Dragon
Janet Munro
Actor
28-Sep-1934 6-Dec-1972 Swiss Family Robinson
Napoleon III
Royalty
20-Apr-1808 9-Jan-1873 Emperor of France, 1852-70
Joseph E. Nathan
Business
2-Mar-1835 2-May-1912 Founder of Glaxo
Roy William Neill
Film Director
4-Sep-1887 14-Dec-1946 Pursuit to Algiers
Thomas Newcomen
Inventor
28-Feb-1663 5-Aug-1729 Atmospheric steam engine
John Alexander Reina Newlands
Chemist
26-Nov-1837 29-Jul-1898 Periodic Law of Elements
Edwin Newman
Journalist
25-Jan-1919 13-Aug-2010 Journalist and commentator for NBC News
Isaac Newton
Physicist
4-Jan-1643 31-Mar-1727 Father of the clockwork universe
John Newton
Religion
4-Aug-1725 31-Dec-1807 Amazing Grace
Florence Nightingale
Activist
12-May-1820 13-Aug-1910 Established nursing as a profession
Derek Nimmo
Actor
19-Sep-1930 24-Feb-1999 All Gas and Gaiters
Philip Noel-Baker
Politician
1-Nov-1889 8-Oct-1982 Instrumental creating League of Nations and UN
Ivor Novello
Composer
15-Jan-1893 6-Mar-1951 Keep the Home Fires Burning
Titus Oates
Criminal
15-Sep-1649 12-Jul-1705 Popish Plot
John Ogilby
Publisher
1600 4-Sep-1676 Royal Cosmographer, printer
Sir John Oldcastle
Military
c. 1378 14-Dec-1417 Lollard rebel leader
Anne Oldfield
Actor
1683 23-Oct-1730 18th century English actress
Isaac Oliver
Painter
c. 1556 2-Oct-1617 English miniature painter
John Opie
Painter
May-1761 9-Apr-1807 English portrait painter
Joe Orton
Playwright
1-Jan-1933 9-Aug-1967 Prick Up Your Ears
George Orwell
Author
25-Jun-1903 21-Jan-1950 1984 and Animal Farm
Thomas Otway
Playwright
3-Mar-1652 14-Apr-1685 Venice Preserved
Peter D. Ouspensky
Philosopher
5-Mar-1878 2-Oct-1947 Esoteric philosopher, Tertium Organum
Sir Thomas Overbury
Poet
18-Jun-1581 15-Sep-1613 The Wife
Bill Owen
Actor
14-Mar-1914 12-Jul-1999 Last of the Summer Wine
Sir Richard Owen
Naturalist
20-Jul-1804 18-Dec-1892 A History of British Fossil Reptiles
Sir James Paget
Doctor
11-Jan-1814 20-Dec-1899 Father of modern pathology
Francis Turner Palgrave
Critic
28-Sep-1824 24-Oct-1897 Golden Treasury
Sir Anthony Panizzi
Curator
16-Sep-1797 8-Apr-1879 Librarian of the British Museum
Emmeline Pankhurst
Activist
14-Jul-1857 14-Jun-1928 Militant suffragette
Pasquale Paoli
Military
26-Apr-1725 5-Feb-1807 Corsican patriot
Eduardo Paolozzi
Sculptor
7-Mar-1924 22-Apr-2005 Surrealist sculptor
Denis Papin
Inventor
22-Aug-1647 c. 1712 Steam engine innovator
Matthew Parker
Religion
6-Aug-1504 15-May-1575 Archbishop of Canterbury, 1559-75
James Parkinson
Doctor
11-Apr-1755 21-Dec-1824 Essay on the Shaking Palsy
Thomas Parr
Oddity
c. 1483 14-Nov-1635 Purported English centenarian
Nigel Patrick
Actor
2-May-1913 21-Sep-1981 The Browning Version
George Peabody
Business
18-Feb-1795 4-Nov-1869 American businessman, philanthropist
Robert Peel
Head of State
5-Feb-1788 2-Jul-1850 U.K. Prime Minister
George Peele
Playwright
1558 9-Nov-1596 The Old Wives Tale
Henry Pelham
Head of State
1696 6-Mar-1754 UK Prime Minister, 1743-54
Samuel Pepys
Author
23-Feb-1633 26-May-1703 London diarist
Spencer Perceval
Head of State
1-Nov-1762 11-May-1812 UK Prime Minister, 1809-12
William Henry Perkin
Chemist
12-Mar-1838 14-Jul-1907 Invented mauve
Ambrose Philips
Poet
c. 1675 18-Jun-1749 Pastorals
Katharine Philips
Poet
1-Jan-1631 22-Jun-1664 Letters of Orinda to Poliarchus
Ben Pimlott
Historian
4-Jul-1945 10-Apr-2004 Definitive biography of Elizabeth II
Arthur Wing Pinero
Playwright
24-May-1855 23-Nov-1934 The Second Mrs. Tanqueray
Harold Pinter
Playwright
10-Oct-1930 24-Dec-2008 The Birthday Party
Ingrid Pitt
Actor
21-Nov-1937 23-Nov-2010 Countess Dracula
William Pitt the Younger
Head of State
28-May-1759 23-Jan-1806 UK Prime Minister
Sylvia Plath
Poet
27-Oct-1932 11-Feb-1963 Daddy
Karl Popper
Philosopher
28-Jul-1902 17-Sep-1994 Critical Rationalist
Eric Porter
Actor
8-Apr-1928 15-May-1995 The Forsyte Saga
Nyree Dawn Porter
Actor
22-Jan-1936 10-Apr-2001 The Forsyte Saga
Enoch Powell
Politician
16-Jun-1912 8-Feb-1998 British demagogue
Sir Edward Poynter
Painter
20-Mar-1836 26-Jul-1919 British Neo-Classical painter
Samuel Lowell Price
Business
12-Jan-1821 19-May-1887 The Price of Price Waterhouse Coopers
V. S. Pritchett
Author
16-Dec-1900 20-Mar-1997 Midnight Oil
John Profumo
Politician
30-Jan-1915 10-Mar-2006 Resigned House of Commons over an affair
Henry Purcell
Composer
c. 1659 21-Nov-1695 Dido and Aeneas
George Puttenham
Author
c. 1529 1590 The Arte of English Poesie
Anthony Quayle
Actor
7-Sep-1913 20-Oct-1989 Ice-Cold in Alex
Denis Quilley
Actor
26-Dec-1927 5-Oct-2003 Privates on Parade
Ann Radcliffe
Novelist
9-Jul-1764 7-Feb-1823 The Mysteries of Udolpho
A. R. Radcliffe-Brown
Anthropologist
17-Jan-1881 24-Oct-1955 Father of modern social anthropology
Sir Stamford Raffles
Government
6-Jul-1781 5-Jul-1826 Founder of Singapore
Kathleen Raine
Poet
14-Jun-1908 6-Jul-2003 Cambridge poet, scholar of Blake
Charles Reade
Novelist
8-Jun-1814 11-Apr-1884 The Cloister and the Hearth
Corin Redgrave
Actor
16-Jul-1939 6-Apr-2010 Not About Nightingales
Carol Reed
Film Director
30-Dec-1906 25-Apr-1976 Oliver!
Merlyn Rees
Politician
18-Dec-1920 5-Jan-2006 UK Home Secretary, 1976-79
George Reid
Head of State
25-Feb-1845 12-Sep-1918 Prime Minister of Australia, 1904-05
Whitelaw Reid
Journalist
27-Oct-1837 15-Dec-1912 Editor of the New York Tribune, 1872-1905
Joshua Reynolds
Painter
16-Jul-1723 23-Feb-1792 English portraitist
Sir Robert Rich
Government
1587 19-Apr-1658 2nd Earl of Warwick
Wendy Richard
Actor
20-Jul-1943 26-Feb-2009 Are You Being Served?
Ian Richardson
Actor
7-Apr-1934 9-Feb-2007 House of Cards
Ralph Richardson
Actor
19-Dec-1902 10-Oct-1983 Things To Come
Mark Robson
Film Director
4-Dec-1913 20-Jun-1978 Valley of the Dolls
Guy Rolfe
Actor
27-Dec-1911 19-Oct-2003 Mr. Sardonicus
Mick Ronson
Guitarist
26-May-1946 29-Apr-1993 Bowie/Spiders from Mars guitarist
Ronald Ross
Scientist
13-May-1857 16-Sep-1932 Discovered malaria parasite in mosquitoes
Christina Rossetti
Poet
5-Dec-1830 29-Dec-1894 Goblin Market and Other Poems
Leonard Rossiter
Actor
21-Oct-1926 5-Oct-1984 The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin
Joseph Rotblat
Physicist
4-Nov-1908 31-Aug-2005 Nuclear physicist, anti-nuke activist
Vere Rothermere
Publisher
27-Apr-1925 1-Sep-1998 Proprietor of the Daily Mail, 1971-98
Nicholas Rowe
Playwright
20-Jun-1674 6-Dec-1718 Editor of William Shakespeare
Thomas Rowlandson
Artist
1756 12-Apr-1827 English caricaturist
William Rowley
Playwright
c. 1585 c. 1642 Collaborator with Thomas Middleton
Thomas Sackville
Aristocrat
1536 19-Apr-1608 Earl of Dorset
Anthony Frederick Augustus Sandys
Painter
1-May-1829 25-Jun-1904 Pre-Raphaelite British painter
John Singer Sargent
Painter
12-Jan-1856 15-Apr-1925 American portraitist
Malcolm Sargent
Conductor
29-Apr-1895 3-Oct-1967 Conductor, BBC Symphony, 1950-57
Victor Saville
Film Director
25-Sep-1895 8-May-1979 Kim
Bon Scott
Musician
9-Jul-1946 19-Feb-1980 Lead Singer for AC/DC
Paul Scott
Novelist
25-Mar-1920 1-Mar-1978 The Jewel in the Crown
Erich Segal
Novelist
16-Jun-1937 17-Jan-2010 Love Story
John Selden
Scholar
16-Dec-1584 30-Nov-1654 English orientalist and jurist
Peter Sellers
Actor
8-Sep-1925 24-Jul-1980 Inspector Clouseau
Thomas Shadwell
Playwright
c. 1642 19-Nov-1692 Epsom Wells
Anthony Shaffer
Screenwriter
15-May-1926 6-Nov-2001 The Wicker Man, Sleuth
Granville Sharp
Activist
21-Nov-1735 6-Jul-1813 English abolitionist
Richard Norman Shaw
Architect
7-May-1831 17-Nov-1912 Late 19th c. British architect
Mary Shelley
Novelist
30-Aug-1797 1-Feb-1851 Frankenstein
Thomas Sheraton
Designer
1751 22-Oct-1806 Neoclassic English furniture designer
Dinah Sheridan
Actor
17-Sep-1920 25-Nov-2012 Genevieve
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Playwright
30-Oct-1751 7-Jul-1816 The School for Scandal
Robert B. Sherman
Songwriter
19-Dec-1925 5-Mar-2012 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
James Shirley
Playwright
1596 29-Oct-1666 Love Tricks
Emily Anne Eliza Shirreff
Educator
3-Nov-1814 20-Mar-1897 Women's education reformer
Isaac Shoenberg
Engineer
1-Mar-1880 25-Jan-1963 405-line format television
Sarah Siddons
Actor
5-Jul-1755 8-Jun-1831 18th c. English tragic actress
Algernon Sidney
Politician
1622 7-Dec-1683 Dangerous English parliamentarian
Alan Sillitoe
Novelist
4-Mar-1928 25-Apr-2010 The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
Alastair Sim
Actor
9-Oct-1900 19-Aug-1976 Scrooge in A Christmas Carol
Simon of Sudbury
Religion
? 14-Jun-1381 Archbishop of Canterbury, 1375-81
Joan Sims
Actor
9-May-1930 28-Jun-2001 Carry On...
Edith Sitwell
Poet
7-Sep-1887 9-Dec-1964 Façade
John Skelton
Poet
c. 1460 21-Jun-1529 Why come ye nat to courte
Sir Hans Sloane
Curator
16-Apr-1660 11-Jan-1753 Milk chocolate and the British Museum
John Smith
Explorer
1580 21-Jun-1631 Founder of Jamestown Colony
Sydney Smith
Religion
3-Jun-1771 22-Feb-1845 Instigated the Edinburgh Review
Alison Smithson
Architect
22-Jun-1928 14-Aug-1993 New Brutalist
Peter Denham Smithson
Architect
18-Sep-1923 3-Mar-2003 New Brutalist
C. P. Snow
Author
15-Oct-1905 1-Jul-1980 The Two Cultures and the Scientific Revolution
Nahum Sokolow
Activist
3-Feb-1859 17-May-1936 World Zionist Organization
Thomas Southerne
Playwright
1660 26-May-1746 The Persian Prince
Robert Southwell
Religion
c. 1561 21-Feb-1595 Catholic martyr, hanged at Tyburn
Albert Speer
Architect
19-Mar-1905 1-Sep-1981 Hitler's architect
Henry Spelman
Scholar
c. 1564 Oct-1641 English antiquary
Harold Spencer Jones
Astronomer
29-Mar-1890 3-Nov-1960 10th Royal Astronomer of England
Stephen Spender
Poet
28-Feb-1909 16-Jul-1995 The Destructive Element
Edmund Spenser
Poet
c. 1552 13-Jan-1599 The Faerie Queene
Jock Stallard
Politician
5-Nov-1921 29-Mar-2008 British MP, St. Pancras North, 1970-83
Henry Morton Stanley
Explorer
28-Jan-1841 10-May-1904 Dr. Livingstone, I presume?
Anthony Steel
Actor
21-May-1920 21-Mar-2001 Where No Vultures Fly
Karel Stepanek
Actor
29-Oct-1899 25-Dec-1980 Czech-English actor, played Germans
Sir Leslie Stephen
Encyclopaedist
28-Nov-1832 22-Feb-1904 Dictionary of National Biography
Robert Stephens
Actor
14-Jul-1931 12-Nov-1995 The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
Robert Stephenson
Engineer
16-Oct-1803 12-Oct-1859 Builder of railroad bridges
Laurence Sterne
Novelist
24-Nov-1713 18-Mar-1768 Tristram Shandy
Alfred Stevens
Sculptor
28-Jan-1818 1-May-1875 Monument to Wellington
John Stevens
Drummer
10-Jun-1940 13-Sep-1994 Free music drummer and bandleader
Adlai Stevenson
Politician
5-Feb-1900 14-Jul-1965 Governor of Illinois, 1949-53
Donald Ogden Stewart
Author
30-Nov-1894 2-Aug-1980 The Philadelphia Story
James Stirling
Architect
22-Apr-1926 25-Jun-1992 Pritzker-winning architect
Nigel Stock
Actor
21-Sep-1919 22-Jun-1986 Dr. Watson in BBC's Sherlock Holmes
Bram Stoker
Author
8-Nov-1847 20-Apr-1912 Dracula
Stephen Storace
Composer
4-Apr-1762 19-Mar-1796 The Haunted Tower
Thomas Stothard
Painter
17-Aug-1755 27-Apr-1834 English subject painter
John Stow
Author
1525 6-Apr-1605 Antiquary, Survey of London
Sir Robert Strange
Engraver
14-Jul-1721 5-Jul-1792 Scottish line engraver
George Edmund Street
Architect
20-Jun-1824 18-Dec-1881 English Gothic revival architect
William Strode
Politician
1598 9-Sep-1645 Opponent of King Charles I
Arabella Stuart
Aristocrat
1575 25-Sep-1615 Intriguer for the throne of England
John McDouall Stuart
Explorer
7-Sep-1815 5-Jun-1866 Explorer of South Australia
William Stukeley
Historian
7-Nov-1687 3-Mar-1765 Stonehenge, a Temple Restored
Arthur Sullivan
Composer
13-May-1842 22-Nov-1900 Gilbert & Sullivan
Emanuel Swedenborg
Philosopher
29-Jan-1688 29-Mar-1772 Swedish scientist turned Christian mystic
Nora Swinburne
Actor
24-Jul-1902 1-May-2000 British character actress
Thomas Sydenham
Doctor
13-Sep-1624 29-Dec-1689 The English Hippocrates
Basil Sydney
Actor
23-Apr-1894 10-Jan-1968 English stage actor
James Joseph Sylvester
Mathematician
3-Sep-1814 15-Mar-1897 Studied finite analysis
George James Symons
Scientist
6-Aug-1838 10-Mar-1900 Meteorologist, British Rainfall
Sydney Tafler
Actor
31-Jul-1916 8-Nov-1979 The Lavender Hill Mob
Thomas Tallis
Composer
c. 1510 23-Nov-1585 Miserere Nostri
Mary Tamm
Actor
22-Mar-1950 26-Jul-2012 Romana #1 from Doctor Who
Nahum Tate
Poet
1652 30-Jul-1715 Imitative British playwright
Sir Henry Tate
Philanthropist
1819 5-Dec-1899 Bequeathed the Tate Gallery
R. H. Tawney
Scholar
30-Nov-1880 16-Jan-1962 The Acquisitive Society
A. J. P. Taylor
Historian
25-Mar-1906 7-Sep-1990 The Origins of the Second World War
Brook Taylor
Mathematician
18-Aug-1685 29-Dec-1731 Calculus of Finite Differences
John Taylor
Poet
24-Aug-1580 Dec-1653 The Water-Poet
Godfrey Tearle
Actor
12-Oct-1884 8-Jun-1953 The 39 Steps
Thomas Telford
Engineer
9-Aug-1757 2-Sep-1834 Scottish canal, bridge, and road builder
Frederick Temple
Religion
30-Nov-1821 23-Dec-1902 Archbishop of Canterbury, 1896-1902
Sir John Tenniel
Artist
28-Feb-1820 25-Feb-1914 Illustrator for Punch
Lionel Tertis
Violist
29-Dec-1876 22-Feb-1975 First prominent violist
Josephine Tey
Novelist
1897 13-Feb-1952 Richard of Bordeaux
William Makepeace Thackeray
Novelist
18-Jul-1811 24-Dec-1863 Vanity Fair
Margaret Thatcher
Head of State
13-Oct-1925 8-Apr-2013 UK Prime Minister, 1979-90
Ernest Thesiger
Actor
15-Jan-1879 14-Jan-1961 Dr. Pretorius in Bride of Frankenstein
Ralph Thomas
Film Director
10-Aug-1915 17-Mar-2001 Deadlier Than the Male
Sybil Thorndike
Actor
24-Oct-1882 9-Jun-1976 English stage actress
Frank Thornton
Actor
15-Jan-1921 16-Mar-2013 Are You Being Served?
Dimitri Tiomkin
Composer
10-May-1894 11-Nov-1979 Wild Is the Wind
Ann Todd
Actor
24-Jan-1909 6-May-1993 The Sound Barrier
Harry Towb
Actor
27-Jul-1925 24-Jul-2009 Northern Irish stage and film actor
Herbert Beerbohm Tree
Actor
17-Dec-1853 2-Jul-1917 Founder, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Anthony Trollope
Novelist
24-Apr-1815 6-Dec-1882 Barchester Towers
Edward Troughton
Inventor
Oct-1753 12-Jun-1835 Early scientific instruments
J. M. W. Turner
Painter
23-Apr-1775 19-Dec-1851 Romanticist English lanscape painter
Madame Tussaud
Sculptor
1-Dec-1761 16-Apr-1850 Wax sculptor
Wat Tyler
Military
? 15-Jun-1381 Wat Tyler's Rebellion
Margaret Tyzack
Actor
9-Sep-1931 25-Jun-2011 The Forsyte Saga
Mary Ure
Actor
18-Feb-1933 3-Apr-1975 Sons and Lovers
Laurens van der Post
Author
13-Dec-1906 15-Dec-1996 The Lost World of the Kalahari
Anthony Van Dyck
Painter
22-Mar-1599 9-Dec-1641 Flemish portraitist and English court painter
John Vanbrugh
Playwright
24-Jan-1664 26-Mar-1726 The Provok'd Wife
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Composer
12-Oct-1872 26-Aug-1958 Sinfonia Antarctica
Richard Vernon
Actor
7-Mar-1925 4-Dec-1997 Oldenshaw on The Man in Room 17
Helen Waddell
Author
31-May-1889 5-Mar-1965 The Wandering Scholars
Patrick Gordon Walker
Politician
7-Apr-1907 2-Dec-1980 UK Foreign Secretary, 1964-66
Robert Walpole
Head of State
26-Aug-1676 18-Mar-1745 UK's first Prime Minister
Eric Walrond
Author
18-Dec-1898 8-Aug-1966 Tropic Death
Kay Walsh
Actor
27-Aug-1911 16-Apr-2005 The Horse's Mouth
Sir Francis Walsingham
Government
c. 1532 6-Apr-1590 Secretary to Elizabeth I
Sam Wanamaker
Actor
14-Jun-1919 19-Dec-1993 Rebuilt Globe Theatre
Perkin Warbeck
Hoaxer
c. 1474 23-Nov-1499 Pretender to English throne
John William Waterhouse
Painter
6-Apr-1849 10-Feb-1917 British Pre-Raphaelite painter
Keith Waterhouse
Novelist
6-Feb-1929 4-Sep-2009 Billy Liar
Thomas Watson
Poet
c. 1557 26-Sep-1592 The Tears of Fancie
Richard Wattis
Actor
25-Feb-1912 1-Feb-1975 English comic actor
Archibald Wavell
Military
5-May-1883 24-May-1950 British Field Marshal in WWII
Bernard Weatherill
Politician
25-Nov-1920 6-May-2007 Speaker of the House of Commons, 1983-92
Carl Maria von Weber
Composer
18-Nov-1786 5-Jun-1826 Oberon
Georg Rudolf Weckherlin
Poet
15-Sep-1584 13-Feb-1653 Geistliche und weltliche Gedichte
H. G. Wells
Author
21-Sep-1866 13-Aug-1946 The War of the Worlds
John Wesley
Religion
17-Jun-1703 2-Mar-1791 Founder of Methodism
Benjamin West
Painter
10-Oct-1738 10-Mar-1820 British-American portrait, scene painter
Rebecca West
Author
21-Dec-1892 15-Mar-1983 Reporter on the Nuremburg Trials
Mortimer Wheeler
Archaeologist
10-Sep-1890 22-Jul-1976 Archaeology from the Earth
James Whistler
Painter
14-Jul-1834 17-Jul-1903 Whistler's Mother
Dick Whittington
Politician
? 1423 Mayor of London
William Wilberforce
Activist
24-Aug-1759 29-Jul-1833 Abolitionist activist and author
Herbert Wilcox
Film/TV Producer
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