Born on this day

28th January

Every day find here my selection of Great British men and women born on this day.

  • Birth date
  • 1457 : King Henry VII (1457–1509) Reigned 1485–1509
  • 1790 : John Gibson (1790–1866) Sculptor
  • 1841 : Sir Henry Morton Stanley (1841–1904) Explorer and journalist
  • 1867 : Henry Percival (Percy) Bulmer (1867–1919) Cider maker
  • 1903 : Dame Kathleen Lonsdale (née Yardley) (1903–1971) Crystallographer and pacifist
  • 1905 : Elisabeth Jessie Vellacott (1905–2002) Artist
  • 1906 : Frank Launder (1906–1997) Film writer and director
  • 1907 : (Thomas) Henry Cotton (1907–1987) Golfer
  • 1918 : Harry Corbett (1918–1989) Creator of 'Sooty'
  • 1927 : Ronnie Scott (Ronald Schatt) (1927–1996) Jazz club owner and Saxophonist

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