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This year sees the centenary of the start of the First World War, Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, and the 70th anniversary of D-Day. But there are also significant anniversaries of a host of great composers, musicians and actors. Here are 30 dates in chronological order to put in your diary.
Who can forget Guiness in those sparkling Ealing Comedies, including The Ladykillers and Kind Hearts and Coronets? Or his sinister Fagin in Oliver Twist, Colonel Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai? Or Obi-Wan Kenobi in the original Star Wars trilogy? The actor would have been 100 years old on 2 April.
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