Born on this day

18th February

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

  • Birth date
  • 1516 : Queen Mary I (1516–1558) Reigned 1553–8; daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon
  • 1609 : Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon (1609–1674) Statesman
  • 1760 : Thomas Bedingfield (1760–1789) Poet
  • 1775 : Thomas Girtin (1775–1802) Watercolour painter
  • 1795 : George Peabody (1795–1869) Merchant banker and philanthropist
  • 1910 : Geoffrey Raoul de Havilland (1910–1946) Aviator
  • 1915 : Phyllis Calvert (1915–2002) Actress
  • 1927 : Albert Victor Crewe (1927–2009) Physicist
  • 1931 : Edward George ('Ned') Sherrin (1931–2007) Producer, director, presenter and writer for film, theatre, radio and television
  • 1933 : Sir Robert William ('Bobby') Robson (1933–2009) Footballer and football manager

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