Cecil Day-Lewis, CBE, was an Anglo-Irish poet who served as the Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1968 until his death in 1972. He also wrote mystery stories under the pseudonym Nicholas Blake.
Father of actor Daniel Day-Lewis, and documentary filmmaker Tamasin Day-Lewis
Born: 27 April 1904 in Ballintubbert, Queen's County (present day Laois), Ireland
Died: 22 May 1972 in Hadley Wood, Hertfordshire, England