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London - Notable Historical Events

William WallaceAug 5, 1305

Edward IIIOct 17, 1346

Anne BoleynMay 2, 1536

Queen Elizabeth IJan 23, 1571

James VIApr 5, 1603

ShakespeareMay 20, 1609

Walter RaleighMar 20, 1616

Francis BaconMay 31, 1621

Charles IJan 10, 1642

Charles IIMay 29, 1660

Isaac NewtonFeb 8, 1672

Christopher WrenDec 2, 1697

William KiddMay 23, 1701

HandelFeb 24, 1711

Benjamin FranklinJan 4, 1725

Joseph BrantNov 11, 1775

Alessandro VoltaMar 20, 1800

Mary ShelleyJan 1, 1818

Robert PeelJun 19, 1829

Charles LyellFeb 17, 1837

Oscar WildeFeb 22, 1892

George Bernard ShawApr 21, 1894

Beatrix PotterOct 2, 1902

George VJun 6, 1921

Sigmund FreudJun 6, 1938

Winston ChurchillMay 16, 1940

C.S. LewisOct 16, 1950

Agatha ChristieOct 6, 1952

Elizabeth IIJun 2, 1953

EinsteinJul 9, 1955

Brendan BehanJul 24, 1956

Samuel BeckettApr 3, 1957

Floyd PattersonMay 1, 1959

John LennonNov 4, 1963

George HarrisonJun 1, 1966

Yoko OnoNov 9, 1966

Jimi HendrixNov 25, 1966

Tom StoppardFeb 2, 1972

Andrew Lloyd WebberJun 21, 1978

Louis JordanDec 14, 1990

PicassoMar 6, 1997

Nelson MandelaJul 12, 1998

Pete TownshendJan 13, 2003

David AttenboroughSep 14, 2009

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London - Historical Events
Date Event
1012-04-19

Martyrdom of Alphege in Greenwich, London.

1065-12-28

Westminister Abbey consecrated in London

1091-10-23

Tornado (possible T8/F4) strikes the heart of London killing two and demolishing the wooden London Bridge

1212-07-10

The most severe of several early fires of London burns most of the city to the ground.

1291-11-28

Eleanor of Castile, wife of King Edward I of England, dies in Northamptonshire. Crosses are erected where her body rests on the way to London.

1305-08-05

William Wallace, who led Scottish resistance to England, is captured by the English near Glasgow and transported to London for trial and execution.

1346-10-17

Battle of Neville's Cross: King David II of Scotland is captured by Edward III of England at Calais, and imprisoned in the Tower of London for eleven years.

1373-06-13

Anglo-Portuguese Treaty of Alliance (world's oldest extant) signed in London

1381-06-14

Richard II in England meets leaders of Peasants' Revolt on Blackheath. The Tower of London is stormed by rebels who enter without resistance.

1471-04-11

King Edward IV of England conquers London from Henry VI

1471-05-21

King Edward IV enters London

1478-02-18

George, Duke of Clarence, convicted of treason against his older brother Edward IV of England, is privately executed in the Tower of London.

1483-04-09

Edward V (aged 12) succeeds his father Edward IV as king of England. He was never crowned, and disappeared, presumed murdered, after incarceration in the Tower of London with his younger brother Richard (the "Princes in the Tower")

1497-06-24

Cornish traitors Michael An Gof and Thomas Flamank are executed at Tyburn, London.

1499-11-23

Flemish pretender to the English throne Perkin Warbeck hanged for reportedly attempting to escape from Tower of London. Invaded England in 1497, claiming to be the lost son of King Edward IV

1529-11-03

London - 1st sitting of the Reformation Parliament

1534-04-17

Sir Thomas More confined in London Tower

1536-05-02

Anne Boleyn is arrested and taken to the Tower of London

1541-11-09

Queen Catharine Howard confined in Tower of London

1547-01-19

Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, executed in the Tower of London for treason

1554-02-09

Battle at London: Sir Thomas Wyatt defeated

1557-02-27

1st Russian Embassy arrives in London

1571-01-23

Queen Elizabeth I of England opens Royal Exchange in London

1578-05-31

Martin Frobisher sails from Harwich, England to Frobisher Bay, Canada, eventually to mine fool's gold, used to pave streets in London.

1583-06-18

Richard Martin of London takes out first life insurance policy, on William Gibbons; premium was £383

1587-03-01

English parliament leader Peter Wentworth confined in London Tower

1598-08-04

London's head office of Hanze closed

1601-01-07

Robert, Earl of Essex, leads revolt in London against Queen Elizabeth

1601-02-08

Earl Robert Devereux of Essex armies draws into London

1601-02-13

John Lancaster leads first East India Company voyage from London

1603-04-05

New English King James I (James VI of Scotland) departs Edinburgh for London

1606-12-20

Virginia Company settlers leave London to establish Jamestown, Virginia

1609-05-20

Shakespeare's Sonnets are first published in London, perhaps illicitly, by the publisher Thomas Thorpe.

1609-10-12

Children's rhyme "Three Blind Mice" published in London

1611-04-20

First known performance of Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth at the Globe Theatre, London recorded by Simon Forman

1616-03-20

Walter Raleigh released from Tower of London to seek gold in Guyana

1617-08-23

1st one-way streets open (London)

1621-05-31

Sir Francis Bacon thrown into Tower of London for 1 night

1624-09-12

1st submarine publicly tested in London on the Thames before James I

1628-11-24

John Ford's "Lover's Melancholy" premieres in London

1640-11-11

Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford, impeached by the House of Lords on the evidence of John Pym, and imprisoned in the Tower of London; he was later executed.

1642-01-10

King Charles I & family flee London for Oxford

1642-11-13

Battle at Turnham Green outside London: King Charles I vs English parliament

1653-12-01

An athlete from Croydon is reported to have run 20 miles from St Albans to London in less than 90 minutes

1660-01-01

General Moncks army battles with the Tweed on way to London

1660-02-03

General Moncks army reaches London

1660-05-29

On his 30th birthday Charles II returns to London from exile in the Netherlands to claim the English throne after the Puritan Commonwealth comes to an end

1660-11-28

The Royal Society forms in London

1661-01-06

The Fifth Monarchists unsuccessfully attempt to seize control of London.

1661-04-23

English king Charles II crowned in London

1662-07-15

King Charles II charters Royal Society in London

1663-05-07

Theatre Royal in Drury Lane London opens

1665-11-07

1st edition of "London Gazette"

1666-09-02

Great Fire of London begins at 2am in Pudding Lane, 80% of London is destroyed

1666-09-05

Great Fire of London ends, leaving 13,200 houses destroyed and 8 dead

1672-02-08

Isaac Newton reads 1st optics paper before Royal Society in London

1673-02-20

1st recorded wine auction held (London)

1677-02-16

Earl of Shaftesbury arrested and confined in the Tower of London

1678-02-18

John Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress" is published in Holborn, London by Nathaniel Ponder

1678-02-27

Earl of Shaftesbury freed out of London Tower

1681-03-21

3rd Exclusion Parliament meets in London

1681-10-24

Earl of Shaftesbury accused of high treason in London

1682-02-09

Thomas Otway's "Venice Preserved," premieres in London

1682-07-14

Henry Purcell appointed organist of Chapel Royal, London

1683-11-22

Purcell's "Welcome to All the Pleasures" premieres in London

1688-11-26

King James II escapes back to London

1688-12-10

King James II flees London

1688-12-20

Prince William of Orange's troops arrive in London

1693-06-27

1st woman's magazine "Ladies' Mercury" published (London)

1695-04-30

William Congreve's "Love for Love" premieres in London

1696-11-21

J Vanbrughe's "Relapse or Virtue in Danger" premieres in London

1697-12-02

St Paul's Cathedral, designed by Sir Christopher Wren, consecrated for use in London, England

1698-01-04

Most of the Palace of Whitehall in London, the main residence of the English monarchs, is destroyed by fire.

1701-05-23

Captain William Kidd is hanged in London after being convicted of piracy and of murdering William Moore.

1705-04-23

Richard Steele's "Tender Husband" premieres in London

1705-11-23

Nicholas Rowe's "Ulysses" premieres in London

1709-01-11

Colley Cibber's "Rival Fools," premieres in London

1711-02-24

Handel's opera "Rinaldo" premieres at Haymarket theatre in London

1711-03-01

"The Spectator" begins publishing (London)

1714-02-02

Nicholas Rowe's "tragedy of Jane Shore," premieres in London

1715-04-20

Nicholas Rowe's "Tragedy of Lady Jane Grey" premieres in London

1715-08-01

First Doggett's Coat and Badge race (Waterman's race) held on Thames River (London Bridge to Chelsea)

1717-06-24

1st Free Masons' grand lodge founded in London

1717-07-17

Handel's "Water Music" premieres on the river Thames in London

1718-05-15

James Puckle, a London lawyer, patents world's 1st machine gun

1721-03-09

English Chancellor Exchequer John Aislabie confined in London Tower

1722-11-07

Richard Steele's "Conscious Lovers," premieres in London

1723-01-12

Handel's opera "Ottone" premieres at the King's Theatre London

1724-02-20

George F Handel's opera "Giulio Cesare in Egitto," premieres in London

1724-11-11

Joseph Blake, alias Blueskin, a highwayman known for attacking "Thief-Taker General" (and thief) Jonathan Wild at the Old Bailey, is hanged in London. (b. c. 1700)

1724-12-09

Colley Cibber's "Caesar in Aegypt" premieres in London

1725-01-04

Benjamin Franklin arrives in London [OS=Dec 24 1724]

1725-11-11

George Frederick Handel's opera "Tamerlano" premieres in London

1726-05-09

Five men arrested during a raid on Mother Clap's molly house in London are executed at Tyburn.

1728-01-29

John Gays' "Beggar's Opera," premieres in London [NS=Feb 9]

1728-02-28

George F Handel's opera "Siroe, re di Persia," premieres in London

1728-05-04

George Frederick Handel's opera "Tolomeo, re di Egitto" premieres in London

1731-02-02

George F Handel's opera "Poro," premieres in London

1732-12-07

The Royal Opera House opens at Covent Garden, London.

1738-04-15

Premiere in London of "Serse", an Italian opera by George Frederic Handel.

1742-05-28

1st indoor swimming pool opens (Goodman's Fields, London)

1743-03-23

George Frideric Handel's oratorio "Messiah" premieres in London

1745-02-15

Colley Cibbers "Papal Tyranny," premieres in London

1747-01-31

The first venereal diseases clinic opens at London Lock Hospital.

1747-02-14

Astronomer James Bradley presents his discovery of the wobbling motion of the Earth on its axis to the Royal Society, London

1749-04-27

First performance of Handel's Fireworks Music in Green Park, London.

1750-02-08

Minor earthquake in London

1755-04-15

Samuel Johnson's "A Dictionary of the English Language" published in London.

1755-07-15

French ambassador recalled from London

1759-01-15

British Museum opens in Montague House, London

1759-04-20

George Frederic Handel is buried in Westminster Abbey, London

1762-02-02

Thomas Arnes opera "Artaxerxes," premieres in London

1762-07-10

Roubiliac's monument for Handel unveiled at Westminster Abbey London

1763-04-30

Member of Parliament and journalist John Wilkes confined in the Tower of London, charged with seditious libel

1763-05-16

Samuel Johnson 1st meets his future biographer James Boswell in London

1766-12-05

London auctioneers Christie's hold their first sale

1768-01-09

Philip Astley stages the first modern circus in London.

1768-05-10

John Wilkes is imprisoned for writing an article for The North Briton severely criticizing King George III. This action provokes rioting in London.

1772-01-01

First traveler's cheques go on sale in London, can be used in 90 European cities

1773-03-18

Oliver Goldsmith' "She Stoops to Conquer," premieres in London

1775-01-17

R B Sheridan's "Rivals," premieres in London

1775-11-11

Mohawk military leader Joseph Brant goes to London to solicit more support from the government and to persuade the Crown to address past Mohawk land grievances in exchange for their participation as allies in the impending war

1776-08-10

American Revolutionary War: word of the United States Declaration of Independence reaches London.

1777-05-01

RB Sheridan's "School for Scandal" premieres in London

1780-06-02

Anti-Catholic demonstration attacks parliament in London

1780-06-07

Anti-Catholic riot in London, hundreds die

1783-11-03

John Austin, a highwayman, is the last to be publicly hanged at London's Tyburn gallows.

1783-12-07

Theatre Royal opens in Covent Garden, London

1783-12-09

1st execution at Newgate Jail in London

1785-01-01

"Daily Universal Register" (Times of London) publishes 1st issue

1785-01-13

John Walter publishes 1st issue of London Times

1787-02-04

1st Anglican bishops of NY & Pennsylvania consecrated in London

1788-01-01

London's Daily Universal Registrar becomes the Times

1792-01-25

The London Corresponding Society is founded.

1792-03-24

Benjamin West (US) becomes president of Royal Academy of London

1792-10-02

Baptist Missionary Society forms in London

1794-03-12

Theatre Royal in London's Dury Lane opens after being rebuilt

1797-01-15

1st top hat worn (John Etherington of London)

1800-03-20

Alessandro Volta reports his discovery of the electric battery in a letter to Joseph Banks, president of the Royal Society of London

1801-10-01

Britain & France signs Preliminary of London

1803-07-26

The Surrey Iron Railway, arguably the world's first public railway, opens in south London.

1804-02-24

London's Drury Lane Theatre burns to the ground, leaving owner Richard Brinsley Sheridan destitute.

1806-10-07

Carbon paper patented in London by inventor Ralph Wedgewood

1807-01-28

London's Pall Mall is 1st street lit by gaslight

1809-09-18

Royal Opera House in London opens

1812-05-11

British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval is assassinated by John Bellingham in the lobby of the House of Commons, London. Ironically, descendants of both were later elected to Parliament at the same time.

1812-09-03

World's first cannery ( Donkin, Hall and Gamble) opens in London, England to supply food to the Royal Navy

1812-10-14

Work on London's Regent's Canal starts.

1814-08-13

Treaty of London-Netherland stops transporting slaves

1814-10-17

London Beer Flood occurs in London killing nine.

1814-11-28

The Times of London is for the first time printed by automatic, steam powered presses built by the German inventors Friedrich Koenig and Andreas Friedrich Bauer, signaling the beginning of the availability of newspapers to a mass audience.

1815-10-31

Sir Humphrey Davy of London patents miner's safety lamp

1818-01-01

Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus" is published anonymously by the small London publishing house of Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor, & Jones

1820-08-01

London's Regent's Canal opens.

1822-10-20

1st edition of London Sunday Times

1823-04-22

Baltic Club (Exchange) forms in London

1823-05-08

"Home Sweet Home" 1st sung (London)

1823-12-13

Gioacchino Rossini arrives in London

1824-02-16

Athenaeum club founded in London

1824-05-10

The National Gallery in London opens to the public in its temporary home in a townhouse on Pall Mall

1826-02-11

University College London founded; known until 1836 as London University

1826-04-12

Weber's opera "Oberon" premieres in London

1828-04-27

Zoological Gardens at Regent's Park London, opens

1828-10-25

The St Katharine Docks opened in London.

1829-06-08

1st UK municipal swimming pool outside of London opens in Liverpool

1829-06-19

Robert Peel founds the London Metropolitan Police (Bobbies)

1829-07-04

The first London bus "omnibus", operated by George Shillibeer, begins service between Marylebone Road and Bank Junction

1829-09-29

British Home Secretary Sir Robert Peel establishes London's Metropolitan Police - hence the nicknames "bobbies" and "peelers".

1830-02-03

The sovereignty of Greece was confirmed in a London Protocol.

1830-03-16

London's re-organised police force (Scotland Yard)

1831-08-01

London Bridge opens to traffic

1832-02-13

1st appearance of cholera in London

1832-05-24

The First Kingdom of Greece is declared in the London Conference.

1834-10-16

Much of the ancient structures of the Palace of Westminster (parliament) in London is burnt down.

1834-12-23

Joseph Hansom of London receives patent for Hansom cabs

1836-06-16

London Working Men's Association forms

1837-02-17

Charles Lyell makes his presidential address to the Geographical Society, London and announces that Richard Owen has concluded from Darwin's fossils that extinct species were related to current species in the same locality

1837-07-25

The first commercial use of an electric telegraph was successfully demonstrated by William Cooke and Charles Wheatstone on 25 July 1837 between Euston and Camden Town in London.

1838-02-25

London pedestrian walks 20 miles backward then forward in 8 hours

1838-04-09

UK National Gallery re-opens in its new dedicated building in Trafalgar Square, London

1838-06-28

Coronation of Queen Victoria in Westminster Abbey, London

1839-04-19

Treaty of London constitutes Belgium an independent kingdom & Luxembourg a Grand Duchy

1840-04-27

Foundation stone for new Palace of Westminster, London, laid by wife of Sir Charles Barry.

1841-03-04

Dion Boucicault's "London Assurance," premieres in London

1842-05-14

Illustrated London News; the world's first illustrated weekly newspaper, begins publication

1842-11-17

Opera "Linda di Chamounix" is produced (London)

1843-10-01

News of the World began publication in London.

1843-11-27

Opera "Bohemian Girl" is produced (London)

1844-06-06

Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) forms in London

1845-03-17

Rubber band patented by Stephen Perry of London

1845-06-01

Homing pigeon completes 11,000 km trip (Namibia-London) in 55 days

1845-11-15

Opera "Maritana" is produced (London)

1847-05-24

German explorer Ludwig Leichhardt is awarded the Patron's Medal by the Royal Geographical Society, London in recognition of 'the increased knowledge of the great continent of Australia' gained by his Moreton Bay-Port Essington journey

1848-07-11

London's Waterloo Station opens

1849-05-27

The Great Hall of Euston station in London is opened.

1851-03-06

Dion Boucicault's "Love in a Maze" premieres in London

1851-05-01

Great Exhibition opens in the Crystal Palace, London

1851-11-13

Telegraph connection between London-Paris linked

1852-02-02

1st British public men's toilet opens (Fleet St London)

1852-02-11

1st British public female toilet opens (Bedford Street London)

1852-02-15

Great Ormond St Hospital for Sick Children, London, admits 1st patient

1852-11-18

State funeral of Duke of Wellington (St Paul's Cathedral, London)

1852-11-20

Charles Reade/Tom Taylor's "Masks & Faces" premieres in London

1853-01-10

Charles Reade's "Gold," premieres in London

1853-09-24

Northern Daily Times, 1st provincial daily newspaper, starts in London

1853-12-30

A dinner party is held inside a life-size model of an Iguanodon (ornithopod dinosaur) created by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins and Sir Richard Owen in south London.

1856-03-05

Covent Garden Opera House, London, destroyed in a fire

1858-05-15

Royal Italian Opera opens in Covent Garden London

1858-05-28

Dion Boucicault's "Foul Play" premieres in London

1858-06-29

Great fire in London docks

1861-03-23

London's 1st tramcars, designed by Mr Train of NY, begins operating

1861-11-19

The first petroleum shipment (1,329 barrels) from the U.S. to Europe leaves Philadelphia, USA, for London, England on the Elizabeth Watts

1862-01-09

The first petroleum shipment (1,329 barrels) from the U.S. to Europe arrives at Victoria Docks, London, England aboard the Elizabeth Watts

1862-02-08

Opera "Lily of Killarney," premieres in London

1863-01-10

1st underground railway opens in London

1863-07-23

Alexandra Park opens in North London

1864-01-11

Charing Cross Station opens in London

1865-07-02

One-time Methodist Reform Church minister William Booth and his wife Catherine found the Salvation Army (Army of the Salvation) as the East London Christian Mission

1865-11-11

Thomas Robertson's "Society" premieres in London

1866-01-11

Steamship London sinks in storm off Land's End, England and kills 220

1866-01-12

The Royal Aeronautical Society is formed in London.

1866-07-21

Cholera epidemic kills hundreds in London

1867-05-11

Treaty of London drawn, concerning Luxembourg

1868-12-10

The first traffic lights are installed outside the Palace of Westminster in London. Resembling railway signals, they use semaphore arms and are illuminated at night by red and green gas lamps.

1870-04-16

Vaudeville Theatre Strand opens in London

1870-08-02

Tower Subway, the world's first underground tube railway, opens in London.

1871-03-29

Royal Albert Hall opened by Queen Victoria in London

1871-12-27

World's 1st cat show (Crystal Palace, London)

1874-05-09

Victoria Embankment, in London opens

1875-05-01

Alexandra Palace, London, reopens after being burnt down in 1873

1875-08-02

1st roller skating rink opens (London)

1877-04-10

1st human cannonball act performed in London

1877-11-17

Gilbert and Sullivan's operette "Sorcerer" premieres in London

1878-05-25

Gilbert & Sullivan's opera "HMS Pinafore" premieres in London

1878-09-12

Cleopatra Needle installed in London

1879-02-12

News about slaughtering of Isandlwana reaches London

1879-04-20

1st mobile home (horse drawn) used in a journey from London & Cyprus

1880-02-02

SS Strathleven arrives in London with 1st Australian frozen mutton

1880-06-16

Salvation Army forms in London

1881-04-23

Gilbert & Sullivan's opera "Patience" produced in London

1881-05-24

Canadian ferry Princess Victoria sinks near London Ontario, 200 die

1882-03-04

Britain's first electric trams run in East London.

1883-02-17

A Ashwell patents free-toilet in London

1884-01-04

The Fabian Society is founded in London.

1884-01-18

General Charles Gordon departs London for Khartoum

1884-04-02

London prison for debtors closed

1885-02-05

News of fall of Khartoum reaches London

1885-03-04

Gilbert & Sullivan's opera "Mikado," premieres in London

1885-03-14

Gilbert & Sullivan's comic opera "Mikado" premieres in London

1885-11-09

Opera "Ermine," premieres in London

1886-02-23

London Times publishes world's 1st classified ad

1886-09-25

Comedy opera "Dorothy" 1st produced in London

1887-05-09

Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show opens in London.

1887-11-13

Bloody Sunday clashes in central London.

1888-03-21

Arthur Pinero's "Sweet Lavender" premieres in London

1888-09-25

Royal Court Theatre, London, opens

1888-09-30

"Jack the Ripper" murders 2 more women, Liz Stride & Kate Eddowes, in Whitechapel, London

1889-03-23

The free Woolwich Ferry officially opens in east London.

1889-05-14

The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) is launched in London.

1889-12-07

Gilbert & Sullivans "Gondoliers" premieres in London

1890-04-26

Henry Morton Stanley inaugurated in London

1890-05-17

Comic Cuts, 1st weekly comic paper, published in London

1890-05-24

Tivoli Theater of Varities opens in London

1890-11-04

Prince of Wales opens first underground station at Stockwell, South London

1891-04-01

London-Paris telephone connection opens

1891-05-06

Conductors on London General Omnibus Company go on strike

1891-07-26

Henry James' "American" premieres in London

1892-02-22

"Lady Windermere's Fan" by Oscar Wilde premieres at St James (London)

1892-02-25

James Barrie's "Walker London," premieres in London

1893-05-10

Imperial Institute in London opens

1893-10-14

George Edwarde's "Gaiety Girl" premieres in London

1894-04-21

George Bernard Shaw's "Arms & the Man" premieres in London

1894-06-30

London's Tower Bridge opens

1894-09-10

London taxi driver George Smith is first fined for drunk driving

1895-01-05

Henry James' play "Guy Domville" opens in London

1895-01-13

Oscar Wilde's "Ideal Husband," premieres in London

1895-02-14

Oscar Wilde's "Importance of Being Earnest," opens in London

1895-10-05

The first individual time trial for racing cyclists is held on a 50-mile course north of London.

1896-01-15

Henry Arthur Jones' "Michael & his Lost Angel," premieres in London

1896-02-17

Muzzling Order on the London County Council enforced

1896-03-07

Gilbert & Sullivan's last operette "Grand Duke" premieres in London

1896-04-25

Sidney Jones & Harry Greenbacks musical premieres in London

1896-05-04

1st edition of London Daily Mail (halfpenny)

1896-05-09

1st horseless carriage show in London (featured 10 models)

1897-07-25

Writer Jack London sails to join the Klondike Gold Rush where he will write his first successful stories.

1897-08-19

1st electric taxis drive in London

1897-10-22

World's first car dealer opens in London

1897-12-06

London becomes the world's first city to host licenced taxicabs.

1898-05-27

Arthur Pinero's "Trelawney of the Wells" premieres in London

1899-05-17

Victoria & Albert Museum foundation laid, London, England

1899-11-11

Stuart/Rubens/Boyd-Jones' "Floradora" premieres in London

1900-02-27

In London, the Trade Union Congress and the Independent Labour Party (formed in 1893) meet, resulting in a Labour Representative Committee and eventually the modern Labour Party in 1906

1900-05-02

George Bernard Shaw's "You Never Can Tell" premieres in London

1900-07-16

A report appears in London that all foreigners in Peking, China, have been massacred. Although soon exposed as false, the report helps mobolize support for relief of foreigners

1900-07-23

Pan-African Congress meets in London

1901-10-16

Baron Hayashi of Japan begins negotiations in London to make an alliance with the British and strengthen Japan's position against Russians

1901-12-14

1st table tennis tournament is held (London Royal Aquarium)

1902-10-02

Beatrix Potter's "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" is published by Frederick Warne & Co. in London.

1903-06-06

President Emile Loubet of France and Minister of Foreign Affairs Theophile Declasse visit London, furthering the cause of Entente Cordiale between Britain and France

1903-07-17

The Russian Social Democratic Workers Party meets, first in Brussels and then London because their leaders have been forced into exile by the Russian Government

1904-04-14

George Bernard Shaw's "Candida" premiered in London

1904-04-20

George Bernard Shaw's "Candida" premieres in London

1904-11-01

George Bernard Shaw's "John Bull's Other Island" premieres in London

1904-12-27

Duke of York Theatre opens in London (1st musical Peter Pan)

1904-12-28

1st daily wireless weather forecasts published (London)

1905-04-05

James Barrie's "Alice-sit-by-the-fire" premieres in London

1905-11-18

George Bernard Shaw's "Major Barbara" premieres in London

1906-03-10

Baker Street & Waterloo Railway opens, constructed by the Underground Electric Railways Company of London. The contraction Bakerloo became the official name in July 1906.

1906-03-20

George Bernard Shaw's "Captain Brassbound's Conversion" premieres in London

1906-05-26

Vauxhall Bridge is opened in London.

1906-09-25

John Galsworthy's "Silver Box" premieres in London

1906-10-08

Karl Nessler demonstrates first 'permanent wave' for hair in London

1906-11-19

London selected to host 1908 Olympics

1906-11-20

George Bernard Shaw's "Doctor's Dilemma" premieres in London

1907-01-04

George Bernard Shaw's "Don Juan in Hell," premieres in London

1907-02-22

1st cabs with taxi meters begin operating in London

1907-02-25

George Bernard Shaw's "Philanderer," premieres in London

1907-12-10

The worst night of the Brown Dog riots in London, when 1,000 medical students clash with 400 police officers over the existence of a memorial for animals who have been vivisected.

1908-04-27

4th modern Olympic games opens in London

1908-05-12

George Bernard Shaw's "Getting Married" premieres in London

1908-05-24

John Masefields "Tragedy of Nan" premieres in London

1908-08-29

NY gives a ticker tape parade to returning US Olympians from London

1908-09-03

James Barries "What Every Woman Knows" premieres in London

1908-10-31

4th Olympic games ends in London

1908-12-04

The world's ten leading maritime nations attend a Naval Conference in London; they agree on rules for blockade, convoys, and seizure of contraband

1909-02-21

John Galsworthy's "Strife," premieres in London

1909-04-14

Anglo-Persian Oil Company forms in London

1909-06-26

Victoria & Albert Museum opens in London

1909-08-01

British SS Waratah disappears on Sydney to London, 300 killed

1909-11-11

J M Synge's "Tinker's Wedding" premieres in London

1910-02-21

John Galsworthy's "Justice," premieres in London

1910-02-23

George Bernard Shaw's "Misalliance," premieres in London

1910-10-22

Dr. Crippen is convicted at the Old Bailey of poisoning his wife and was subsequently hanged at Pentonville Prison in London.

1911-04-12

1st non-stop London-Paris flight (Pierre Prier in 3h56m)

1911-04-19

George Bernard Shaw's "Fanny's First Play" premieres in London

1911-10-04

1st public elevator (London's Earl's Court Metro Station)

1911-10-19

Royal Mint in London sends dies for $1 coin to Ottawa Branch

1911-10-25

London's last horse drawn omnibus made its way from London Bridge Station to Moorgate

1912-09-04

First accident (collision) in London Underground: 22 people injured

1913-01-06

Attempting to end hostilities in the Balkans, the London Peace Conference breaks down because Turkey refuses to cede Adrianpole, the Aegean island, and Crete

1913-05-30

1st Balkan War ends, Treaty of London

1913-09-01

George Bernard Shaw's "Androcles & the Lion" premieres in London

1914-03-10

Suffragettes in London damage Rokeby's painting Venus of Velasquez

1914-04-09

"World, the Flesh & the Devil", 1st color film, shown in London

1914-09-04

France, Russia, and Britain agree in a Pact of London that none will make a separate peace

1914-09-05

Gr Britain/France/Belgium/Russia sign pact of London

1915-04-26

Italy secretly signes Pact of London with Britain, France & Russia

1915-05-31

An LZ-38 Zeppelin makes an air raid on London

1916-03-16

James Barries' "Kiss for Cinderella" premieres in London

1916-04-19

"Bing Boys are Here" opens in London

1916-05-18

A British Royal Inquiry into the Easter Rising in Dublin is set up in London

1916-08-31

Oscar Asche's musical "Chu Chin Chow" premieres in London

1916-11-28

1st German air attack on London

1917-04-07

James Barries' "Old Lady Shows Her" premieres in London

1917-06-13

World War I: the deadliest German air raid on London during World War I is carried out by Gotha G bombers and results in 162 deaths, including 46 children, and 432 injuries.

1917-06-14

1st German air attack on England, 100+ killed in East London

1917-09-03

1st night bombing of London by German aircraft

1919-04-19

Opera "Monsieur Beaucaire" is produced (London)

1919-07-22

De Falla & Massine's "Three-cornered Hat" premieres in London

1919-08-25

1st scheduled passenger service by airplane (Paris-London)

1919-10-07

First London-Amsterdam airline service (British Aerial Transport & KLM)

1919-10-26

Edward Elgar's Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85, his last notable work, premieres in Queen's Hall London

1919-11-12

Ross & Keith Smith start a 1 month flight from London to Australia

1919-12-13

Ross & Smith land in Australia from a flight from London

1919-12-30

Lincoln's Inn in London admits its first female bar student.

1920-02-04

1st flight from London to South Africa takes-off (lasts 1½ months)

1920-03-20

1st flight from London to South Africa lands (took 1½ months)

1920-04-21

John Galsworthy's "Skin Game" premieres in London

1920-05-17

1st De Havilland double-decker flight (London) lands in Schiphol

1920-09-02

W Somerset Maugham's "East of Suez" premieres in London

1920-11-11

The burials of unknown soldiers take place simultaneously in Westminster Abbey, London, at at the Arc de Triomphe, Paris.

1921-03-17

Dr Marie Stopes opens Britain's 1st birth control clinic (London)

1921-05-30

Lord Dunsany's "If" premieres in London

1921-06-06

Southwark Bridge in London is opened to traffic by King George V and Queen Mary.

1921-06-20

At the Imperial Conference in London, V.S. Srinivasa Sastri, the Indian representative, puts forward a case for the granting of full citizenship rights to Indians in South Africa and other British colonies; the South African Prime Minister, General J.C. Smuts, opposes Sastris resolution, claiming that he cannot grant the franchise to Indians while withholding it from Blacks

1921-08-28

2nd Pan-African Congress meets (London, Brussels & Paris)

1921-10-06

International PEN is founded in London.

1922-01-26

Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Pastoral Symphony," premieres in London

1922-10-17

Scottish worker begins hunger march from Glasgow on London

1922-12-24

London Coloseum opens

1923-02-01

Noel Coward's "Young Idea," premieres in London

1923-02-21

Andre Charlot's musical "Rats," premieres in London

1923-06-28

Queen Wilhelmina & Prince Henry of the Netherlands state visit to London

1923-07-03

Dockers' strike in Hull/Grimsby/Cardiff/Bristol over to London

1923-08-20

London dock strike ends

1923-09-04

A Charlot & N Coward's revue "London Calling" premieres in London

1923-09-17

Sutton Vane's "Outward Bound," premieres in London

1924-03-11

Eden Phillpotts' "Farmer's Wife" premieres in London

1924-03-26

Premiere of Bernard Shaw's "Saint Joan" in London

1924-03-31

Croydon Airport, London: Imperial Airways established

1924-03-31

London public transport strike ends

1924-07-16

Conference over German recovery payments begins in London

1924-08-16

Conference about German recovery payments opens in London

1924-11-08

Fortune Theatre opens in London

1924-11-30

1st photo facsimile transmitted across Atlantic by radio (London-NYC)

1924-12-16

Noel Coward's "Vortex" premieres in London

1924-12-19

The last Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost is sold in London, England.

1925-04-21

Noel Coward's "Fallen Angels" premieres in London

1925-04-23

1st London performance of operetta "Fasquita" staged

1925-06-29

Canada House opens in London, England.

1926-01-26

1st public demonstration of television by John Logie Baird in his laboratory in London

1926-03-07

1st transatlantic telephone call (London-NY)

1926-08-03

Traffic lights installed at Piccadilly Circus, London

1926-09-26

JB Fagan's "And So to Bed" premieres in London

1927-01-07

Commercial transatlantic telephone service inaugurated between NY & London

1927-02-16

Noel Coward's "Marquise," premieres in London

1927-04-19

"Vagabond King" opens in London

1928-03-22

Noel Coward's musical "This Year of Grace" premieres in London

1928-04-26

Madame Tussaud's waxwork exhibition opens in London

1928-07-03

1st colour TV broadcast in London (John Logie Baird)

1929-01-21

Robert Sherriff's "Journey's End," premieres in London

1929-04-04

"New Moon" musical opens in London

1929-10-11

Sean O'Casey's "Silver Tassle" premieres in London

1930-04-22

US, Britain & Japan sign London Naval Treaty

1930-09-04

Cambridge Theatre opens in London

1930-09-15

1st intl bridge match is held in London. US team defeats England

1930-09-24

Noel Coward's "Private Lives" premieres in London

1930-12-03

Richard Rodgers/L Hart's musical "Evergreen" premieres in London

1931-04-08

"White Horse Inn" opens in London

1931-05-08

Operette "Land of Smiles" premieres in London

1931-09-17

Operetta "Victoria & Her Husband," premieres in London

1931-10-13

Noel Cowards "Cavalcade" premieres in London

1931-11-12

Sibelius/Ashton's ballet "Lady of Shalott" premieres in London

1932-05-03

24 tourists begin 1st air-charter holiday (London-Basle, Switz)

1932-05-09

Piccadilly Circus, London first lit by electricity

1933-04-27

Jessop & Son department store in Nottingham, England, acquired by John Lewis Partnership. The partnership's first shop outside London.

1933-07-20

In London, 500,000 march against anti-Semitism.

1933-08-23

1st TV boxing match - Archie Sexton & Laurie Raiteri in London

1933-09-14

Schaduwproces-Rijksdagbrand opens in London

1934-11-21

"Uiver" returns from Schiphol in London-Melbourne air race

1934-12-29

Japan renounces Wash Naval Treaty of 1922 & London Treaty of 1930

1935-04-10

Vaughan Williams' 4th Symphony premieres in London

1935-11-01

TS Eliot's "Murder in the Cathedral" premieres in London

1936-01-09

Noel Coward's "Astonished Heart," premieres in London

1936-05-12

Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Poisoned Kiss" premieres in London

1936-06-11

International Surrealist Exhibition opens in London, England.

1936-10-05

The Jarrow March sets off for London.

1936-11-02

First high-definition TV broadcast service, by BBC in London

1936-11-06

Terence Rattigan's "French Without Tears" premieres in London

1936-11-30

London's Crystal Palace (built 1851) destroyed by fire

1937-02-26

C Isherwood/WH Auden's "Ascent of F6," premieres in London

1937-03-18

Gas explosion in school in New London Texas: 294 die

1937-05-10

Busmen strike in London

1938-02-17

1st public experimental demonstration of Baird color TV (London)

1938-03-16

Noel Coward's musical "Operette" premieres in London

1938-06-06

Sigmund Freud arrives in London

1938-07-21

Paul Hindemith & Leonide Massines ballet premieres in London

1938-09-20

Emlyn Williams' "Corn is Green," premieres in London

1940-01-30

Benjamin Britten's "Lesson Illuminations" premieres in London

1940-05-05

Norwegian government in exile forms in London

1940-05-16

British Premier Winston Churchill returns to London from Paris

1940-06-01

Major General Bernard Montgomery returns to London

1940-06-17

General De Gaulle departs Bordeaux for London

1940-07-23

"Blitz" all-night air raid by German bombers on London begins

1940-07-28

Radio Orange, London begins broadcasting

1940-08-23

German Luftwaffe begins night bombing on London

1940-08-24

Luftwaffe bombs London

1940-09-03

Dutch government in exile of Gerbrandy forms in London

1940-09-07

German Luftwaffe blitz London for 1st of 57 consecutive nights

1940-09-16

Luftwaffe attacks center of London

1940-10-15

-16] Heavy German air raid on London, 400 killed

1940-10-15

London's Waterloo Station bombed by Germans

1940-12-29

Germany begins dropping incendiary bombs on London (WW II)

1941-07-02

Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit" premieres in London

1941-09-23

General de Gaulle forms government in exile in London

1941-12-08

London: Dutch government declares war on Japan

1941-12-11

Dutch government in London declares war on Italy

1942-05-26

Anglo-Soviet Treaty signed in London

1942-06-25

British premier Winston Churchill travels from US to London

1942-07-10

Netherland's government in exile (London) recognizes Soviet Union

1942-08-23

British Premier Winston Churchill flies back to London from Cairo

1942-12-17

Allies in London sentence German war criminals

1943-03-03

Bomb fleeing crowd falls into London shelter; 173 die

1943-04-27

Soviet Union breaks contact with Polish government exiled in London

1943-04-29

Noel Coward's "Present Laughter" premieres in London

1943-04-30

Noel Coward's "This Happy Breed" premieres in London

1943-06-01

Germany shoots down a civilian flight from Lisbon to London, all die

1943-09-10

Lt-Gen Bradley arrives in Prestwick/London

1943-11-21

7 Belgian ministers in London criticise King Leopold III for surrendering to Germany

1943-12-24

Terence Rattigan's "While the Sun Shines" premieres in London

1944-01-16

Gen Eisenhower took command of Allied Invasion Force in London

1944-01-21

447 German bombers attack London

1944-01-29

285 German bombers attack London

1944-03-19

Tippett's oratorium "Child of Our Time" premieres in London

1944-06-04

French general De Gaulle arrives in London

1944-06-12

1st V-1 rocket assault on London

1944-06-17

Resistance fighter/poet Col Blake arrives in London

1944-07-01

2500+ killed in London/SE England by German flying bombs

1944-08-16

Dutch begin diplomatic contact with Vatican in London

1944-09-08

1st V-2 rockets land in London & Antwerp

1944-10-19

British Prime Minister Winston Churchill flies back to London from Moscow

1944-12-03

Britain's Home Guard ('Dad's Army') is officially stood down at a special farewell parade in Hyde Park, London.

1944-12-20

Terence Rattigan's "O Mistress Mine" premieres in London

1944-12-27

Greece: British premier Winston Churchill flies back to London

1945-01-23

Dutch Premier Gerbrandy, exiled in London, offers his resignation

1945-02-23

2nd Dutch government of Gerbrandy forms in London

1945-03-28

Last German V-1 (buzz bomb) attack on London

1945-04-21

Ivor Novello's "Perchance to Dream" premieres in London

1945-06-05

Benjamin Britten's opera "Peter Grimes" premieres in London

1945-08-08

US, USSR, Britain & France sign Treaty of London, set down procedures for Nuremberg trials

1945-08-22

Noel Coward's revue "Sigh no More" premieres in London

1945-09-19

Lord Haw Haw (William Joyce) sentenced to death in London

1945-12-23

Frederick Astons "Cinderella" premieres in London

1946-01-10

UN General Assembly meets for 1st time (London)

1946-04-25

Christopher Fry's "Phoenix too Frequent" premieres in London

1946-09-06

Terence Rattigan's "The Winslow Boy" premieres in London

1946-12-19

Noel Cowards musical "Pacific 1860" premieres in London

1947-04-26

"Bless the Bride" musical opens in London

1948-07-28

The Metropolitan Police Flying Squad foils a bullion robbery in the "Battle of London Airport".

1948-07-29

King George VI opens 14th modern Olympic games in London

1948-08-06

Bob Mathias, US, wins decathlon at London Olympics

1948-08-11

Summer Olympics opens in London

1948-08-14

14th Olympic games close at London, Great Britain

1949-05-09

Britain's 1st launderette opens in Queensway, London

1950-01-18

Christopher Fry's "Venus Observed," premieres in London

1950-03-01

Klaus Fuchs sentenced to 14 years for atomic espionage (London)

1950-03-07

Ice Pairs Championship at London won by K Kennedy & P Kennedy (USA)

1950-03-07

Ladies Figure Skating Championship in London won by Alena Vrzanova CZE

1950-03-07

Men Figure Skating Championship in London won by Richard Button (USA)

1950-05-22

Richard Strauss' "4 Last Songs" (4 letzte Lieder) in London

1950-10-16

The first edition of C.S. Lewis' "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" is released in London

1951-01-28

"La Vie Commence Demain," which depicted artificial insemination & is the 1st X-rated movie, opened in London

1951-05-03

Royal Festival Hall opens in London

1951-05-16

The first regularly scheduled transatlantic flights begin between John F Kennedy International Airport in New York City and Heathrow Airport in London, operated by El Al Israel Airlines.

1951-05-23

Peter Ustinov's "Love of Four Colonels" premieres in London

1951-05-26

Vaughan Williams' "Pilgrim's Progress" premieres in London

1951-12-01

Benjamin Britten's opera "Billy Budd" premieres in London

1952-03-05

Terence Rattigan's "Deep Blue Sea," premieres in London

1952-04-21

BOAC begins 1st passenger service with jets (London-Rome route)

1952-05-02

Operations begin at United Suriname Workers of Netherlands which flew from London to Johannesburg carrying 36 passengers

1952-07-06

Last tram ride in London

1952-09-12

Noel Coward's "Quadrille," premieres in London

1952-10-06

Agatha Christie's play "The Mousetrap" opens in London (still running)

1952-12-04

Killer fogs begin in London England, "Smog" becomes a word

1952-12-05

-8] worst smog in London ever, 4-8,000 die

1953-06-02

Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey, London

1953-11-05

Terence Rattigan's "Sleeping Prince" premieres in London

1953-11-30

Edward Mutesa II, the kabaka (king) of Buganda is deposed and exiled to London by Sir Andrew Cohen, Governor of Uganda.

1954-01-14

Sandy Wilson's musical "Boyfriend," premieres in London

1954-03-22

Closed since 1939, the London bullion market reopens.

1954-08-24

William Heatherton's "Reluctant Debutante" premieres in London

1954-12-03

William Walton's opera "Troilus & Cressida" premieres in London

1955-07-09

The Russell-Einstein Manifesto is released by Bertrand Russell in London.

1955-07-13

The last execution of a woman in Britain, Ruth Ellis, takes place at Holloway Prison, London.

1956-03-09

Weather forecasting phone line set up in London England

1956-04-04

Enid Bagnold's "Chalk Garden" premieres in London

1956-04-25

Noel Coward's musical "South Sea Bubble" premieres in London

1956-05-08

John Osborne's "Look Back in Anger" premieres in London

1956-07-24

Brendan Behan's "Quare Fellow" premieres in London

1957-01-01

Benjamin Britten's ballet "Prince & the Pauper," premieres in London

1957-04-03

Samuel Beckett's "Endgame" premieres in London

1957-04-10

John Osborne's "Entertainer" premieres in London

1957-07-27

St James' Theater in London closes

1957-12-26

Roger Sessions' 3rd Symphony premieres in London

1958-01-01

BOAC Britannia flies London to NY in a record 7h57m

1958-03-19

Britain's 1st planetarium opens at Madame Tussaud's in London

1958-04-04

The CND Peace Symbol displayed in public for the first time in London.

1958-05-19

Premiere of Harold Pinter's "Birthday Party" in London

1958-06-09

HM Queen Elizabeth II officially opens London Gatwick Airport, (LGW), Crawley, West Sussex, United Kingdom.

1958-06-27

Harry Burrell flies KC-135 record (5:27:42.8) NY to London

1958-07-17

Peter Shaffer's "Five Finger Exercise" premieres in London

1958-09-09

Race riots in Notting Hill Gate, London

1958-10-02

Musical show "Valmouth" 1st produced in London

1958-10-14

Brendan Behan's "Hostage" premieres in London

1959-04-23

1st heliport in Britain opens in London

1959-05-01

Floyd Patterson KOs Brian London in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

1959-05-28

Johnson & Bart's musical "Lock up your daughters" premieres in London

1960-01-01

A photograph of a 13 year-old South African boy in a torn vest appears in the front page of the London Labour paper, the Daily Herald. According to the Native Labour Regulation Act, it was an offence to employ a Native in a mine under the age of 18 years.

1960-07-01

Robert Bolt's "Man For All Seasons" premieres in London

1960-09-27

Europe's 1st "moving pavement" (travelator), opens at Bank station on the London Underground

1960-10-18

In Britain, News Chronicle & Daily Mail merge, & London Evening Star merges with Evening News

1961-03-06

1st London minicabs introduced

1961-05-10

"Beyond the Fringe" premieres in London

1962-03-27

Ann Jellicoe's "Knack" premieres in London

1962-04-02

The first official Panda crossing is opened outside Waterloo station, London.

1962-04-27

Arnold Wesker's "Chips with Everything" premieres in London

1962-05-08

London trolley buses go out of service

1962-07-12

Rolling Stones 1st performance (Marquee Club, London)

1963-03-21

David Hendon & Douglas Cross' musical premieres in London

1963-05-22

A C Milan wins 8th Europe Cup 1 at London

1963-06-24

1st demonstration of home video recorder, at BBC Studios, London

1963-10-31

Ed Sullivan witnesses Beatles & their fans at London Airport

1963-11-04

John Lennon utters his infamous "rattle your jewellery" line at a Royal Variety Performance in London

1964-02-08

Peter Shaffer's "Royal Hunt of the Sun," premieres in London

1964-04-05

1st driverless trains run on London Underground

1964-05-06

Joe Orton's "Entertaining Mr Sloan" premieres in London

1964-07-06

Beatles' film "Hard Day's Night" premieres in London

1964-09-09

John Osborne's "Inadmissable Evidence," premieres in London

1965-04-19

T.A.M.I. Show premieres in London

1965-10-08

Post Office Tower opens in London, tallest building in England

1965-12-15

D Heneker & J Taylor's musical "Charlie Girl," premieres in London

1966-01-19

Tippetts cantate "Vision of St Augustine," premieres in London

1966-03-16

Man From Uncle star David McCallum receives huge welcome in London

1966-06-01

George Harrison is impressed by Ravi Shankar's concert in London

1966-07-30

England beats West Germany 4-2 for soccer's 8th World Cup in London

1966-08-06

Muhammad Ali KOs Brian London in 3 for heavyweight boxing title

1966-11-09

John Lennon meets Yoko Ono at an avante-garde art exposition at Indica Gallery in London

1966-11-25

Jimi Hendrix Experience makes its London debut at Bag O' Nails Club

1967-03-01

Queen Elizabeth Hall (South Bank Center) opens in London

1967-03-31

1st time Jimi Hendrix burns his guitar (London)

1967-05-18

Silver hits record $1.60 an ounce in London

1967-06-27

The world's first ATM is installed in Enfield, London.

1967-08-02

The second Blackwall Tunnel opens in Greenwich, London.

1967-08-05

Pirate Radio Station 333 (Radio Britain) & Radio London close down

1967-08-14

Pirate radio stations Radio 270, Radio London, Radio Ireland

1967-10-11

Yoko Plus Me art exhibit opens in London (the me is John Lennon)

1967-10-17

Memorial service for Brian Epstein at New London Synagogue

1967-10-29

London criminal Jack McVitie is murdered by the Kray twins, leading to their eventual imprisonment and downfall.

1967-11-08

Silver hits record $1.951 an ounce in London

1967-12-05

Beatles clothing store "Apple" on 94 Baker Street, London, opens

1968-03-21

Hill, Hawkins & Coghill's musical premieres in London

1968-04-18

London Bridge is sold to US oil company (to be erected in Arizona)

1968-04-18

Peter Luke's "Hadrian VII" premieres in London

1968-05-02

Gold reaches then record high ($39.35 per ounce) in London

1968-05-23

Beatles open 2nd Apple Boutique at 161 New Kings Road, London

1968-05-29

Manchester United wins 13rd Europe Cup 1 in London

1968-07-04

Arthur Kopit's "Indians" premieres in London

1968-07-17

Beatles' animated film "Yellow Submarine" premieres in London

1968-08-15

Pirate Radio Free London, begins transmitting

1968-09-27

"Hair" opens in London

1968-10-02

1st London performance of "Promises, Promises" presented

1968-10-14

The rebuilt Euston railway station in London is opened.

1968-10-30

Jack Lynch, Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach), meets with Harold Wilson, then British Prime Minister, in London, calling for the ending of partition as a means to resolve the unrest in Northern Ireland

1969-01-09

Prime Minister of Northern Ireland Terence O'Neill travels to London to meet British Home Secretary James Callaghan, to brief him on the growing violence in Northern Ireland

1969-01-30

Beatles perform last live gig, a 42-min concert on roof of Apple HQ, London

1969-03-04

The Kray brothers, Ronald and Reginald, London East End gang bosses, are found guilty of murder. Both will die in captivity.

1969-03-05

Joe Orton's "What the Butler Saw" premieres in London

1969-04-21

The Ministry of Defence in London announces that British troops would be used in Northern Ireland to guard key public installations following a series of bombings

1969-07-05

Rolling Stones play a free concert in London's Hyde Park

1969-12-15

Plastic Ono Band, play their only concert at London's Lyceum Ballroom

1970-01-21

PanAm Boeing 747 1st flight NY-London

1970-01-22

1st commercial Boeing 747 flight, NY to London in 6½ hours

1970-06-03

Ray Davies of Kinks travels round trip NY-London to change 1 word in "Lola," (Coca-Cola to Cherry Cola) because of BBC coml reference ban

1970-08-03

Christopher Hampton's "Philanthropist" premieres in London

1970-08-05

Robert Morley's "How the Other Half Loves" premieres in London

1970-12-02

Tippetts Opera "Knot Garden" premieres in London

1971-01-18

Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark attends a meeting in London with British Home Secretary Reginald Maudling

1971-05-16

Benjamin Britten's opera "Owen Wingrave" premieres in Aldwych London

1971-07-05

Simon Gray's "Butley" premieres in London

1971-10-31

The Irish Republican Army (IRA) explode a bomb at the Post Office Tower in London

1971-11-09

David Storey's "Changing Room," premieres in London

1972-01-04

Rose Heilbron becomes the first female judge to sit at the Old Bailey in London.

1972-02-02

Tom Stoppard's "Jumpers," premieres in London

1972-05-17

Tottenham Hotspur wins 1st UEFA Cup in London

1972-06-06

Gold hits record $60 an ounce in London

1972-07-07

Secret Talks Between IRA and British Government: Gerry Adams is part of a delegation to London for talks with the British Government

1972-08-02

Gold hits record $70 an ounce in London

1972-09-19

A parcel bomb sent to Israeli Embassy in London kills one diplomat.

1972-11-24

Taoiseach Jack Lynch met with British Prime Minister Edward Heath in London to give Irish approval to Attlee's paper that said new arrangements should be 'acceptable to and accepted by the Republic of Ireland'

1973-01-07

British Darts Organisation founded in North London

1973-02-23

Gold goes up $10 overnight to record $95 an ounce in London

1973-03-08

The Provisional Irish Republican Army undertakes its first operation in Great Britain, planting four car bombs in London; 10 members of PIRA are arrested at Heathrow Airport while trying to leave the country

1973-03-17

Queen Elizabeth II opens new London Bridge

1973-03-26

Susan Shaw, is 1st woman in 171 years in London's Stock exchange

1973-04-26

"2 Gentlemen of Verona" musical opens in London

1973-05-14

Gold hits record $102.50 an ounce in London

1973-06-19

"Rocky Horror Picture Show" stage production opens in London

1973-06-26

London production of "Grease" premieres

1973-07-04

Alan Ayckbourne's "Absurd Person Singular," premieres in London

1973-07-26

Peter Shaffers "Equus" premieres in London

1973-08-15

David Storey's "Cromwell" premieres in London

1974-01-03

Gold hits record $121.25 an ounce in London

1974-01-08

Gold hits record $126.50 an ounce in London

1974-01-21

Gold hits record $161.31/silver hits record $3.97 an ounce in London

1974-02-10

Silver futures hit record $4.81½ an ounce in London

1974-02-21

Silver hits record $5.96½ an ounce in London

1974-03-04

David Hares' "Knuckle" premieres in London

1974-03-21

Attempt made to kidnap Princess Anne in London's Pall Mall

1974-05-06

Stolen "Guitar Player" painting by Jan Vermeer found in London

1974-05-26

During a David Cassidy concert in London a 14-year old is trampled

1974-06-17

The Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb the Houses of Parliament in London, injuring 11 people and causing extensive damage

1974-09-01

The SR-71 Blackbird sets (and holds) the record for flying from New York to London: 1 hour 54 minutes and 56.4 seconds.

1975-02-28

41 killed in London Underground, as train speeds past final stop

1975-02-28

A major tube train crash at Moorgate station, London kills 43 people.

1975-03-26

"Tommy" premieres in London

1975-04-23

Harold Pinter's "No Man's Land" premieres in London

1975-06-02

First recorded snowfall in London in June

1975-07-23

Alan Ayckbourn's "Absent Friends" premieres in London

1975-07-30

Simon Gray's "Otherwise Engaged" premieres in London

1975-09-28

The Spaghetti House siege, in which nine people were taken as hostages, takes place in London.

1975-12-06

Balcombe Street Siege: for 6 days, four Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers hold two hostages at an apartment in London, England

1976-04-05

Tom Stoppard's "Dirty Linen" premieres in London

1976-05-31

Loudest PA (76 KW) for Who's Quadrophenia in London

1977-05-12

1st quadrophonic concert (Pink Floyd in London)

1977-06-18

Sex Pistols Johnny Rotten & Paul Cook, beaten & robbed by London pub

1977-07-18

Hugh Leonard's "Da" premieres in London

1977-09-26

Sir Freddie Laker begins cut-rate "Skytrain" service, London to NY

1977-11-17

Bernard Pomerance's "Elephant Man" premieres in London

1977-11-21

First flight of Concorde (London to New York)

1978-01-01

Newspaper editor Donald Woods arrives in London after fleeing South Africa's apartheid regime

1978-03-31

Wings release "London Town" album

1978-04-14

David Hare's "Plenty" premieres in London

1978-06-09

Gutenberg Bible (1 of 21) sells for $2.4 million, London

1978-06-11

Christa Tybus of London sets record of 24½ hrs of hula-hoop

1978-06-21

Andrew Lloyd Webber & Rice's musical "Evita" premiers in London

1978-08-20

Gunmen open fire on an Israeli El Al Airline bus in London

1978-10-03

Gold hits record $223.50 an ounce in London

1978-11-08

Tom Stoppard's "Night & Day" premieres in London

1978-11-15

Harold Pinter's "Betrayal" premieres in London

1979-03-29

Caryl Churchill's "Cloud Nine" premieres in London

1979-04-17

Brian Clark's "Whose Life is it Anyway?" premieres in London

1979-04-23

Fighting in London between the Anti-Nazi League and the Metropolitan Police Special Patrol Group results in the death of protester Blair Peach.

1979-05-02

"Quadrophenia" premieres in London

1979-05-03

Martin Sherman's "Bent" premieres in London

1979-07-18

Gold hits record $303.85 an ounce in London

1979-09-05

Earl Mountbatten's funeral held in London

1979-10-18

"Beatlemania" opens in London

1979-11-02

Peter Shaffer's musical "Amadeus" premieres in London

1980-01-15

Pam Gems' "Piaf!," premieres in London

1980-04-30

Ronald Harwood's "The Dresser" premieres in London

1980-04-30

Terrorists seize Iranian Embassy in London

1980-05-05

Siege at Iranian Embassy in London ends; British SAS & police storm the building

1980-08-19

Willy Russell's "Educating Rita" premieres in London

1980-09-27

Marvin Hagler defeats Alan Minter to claim boxing's world Middleweight championship in London. They have to be escorted away by police after a riot forms.

1981-04-03

Race riots in London's Brixton area

1981-04-11

Race riot in London area of Brixton

1981-05-11

Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Cats" (based on TS Eliot) premieres in London

1981-07-01

Nell Dunn's "Steaming" premieres in London

1981-07-14

Kevin Wade's "Key Exchange," premieres in London

1981-07-30

Simon Gray's "Quartermaine's Terms" premieres in London

1981-08-18

Football running back, Herschel Walker, of U of Georgia, takes out a Lloyd's of London insurance policy for $1 million

1981-10-01

J Chodorov/N Panama's "Talent for Murder" premieres in London

1982-02-23

Michael Frayn's "Noises Off," premieres in London

1982-06-19

The body of God's Banker, Roberto Calvi is found hanging beneath Blackfriars Bridge in London.

1982-07-20

T Macauly & D Vosburghs musical "Windy City," premieres in London

1982-07-20

Hyde Park and Regent's Park bombings: 11 British soldiers and 7 military horses killed in Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb attacks during military ceremonies in London

1982-09-01

Caryl Churchill's "Top Girls" premieres in London

1982-11-16

Tom Stoppard's "Real Thing" premieres in London

1983-02-08

Champion thoroughbred Shergar kidnapped in Ireland; never found Lloyds of London pays $10.6 million insurance

1983-03-09

Caryl Churchill's "Fen" premieres in London

1983-03-30

Ray Cooney's "Run for your Wives" premieres in London

1983-08-06

Minnesota Vikings beat St Louis Cards 28-10 in London, England (NFL expo)

1983-09-21

David Mamet's "Glengarry Glen Ross," premieres in London

1983-10-26

Hugh Williams' "Pack of Lies" premieres in London

1983-12-17

The Provisional IRA bombs Harrods department store in London, killing six people and injuring 90

1984-04-04

Michael Frayn's "Benefactors" premieres in London

1984-04-17

During Libyan Embassy demonstration in London, British police officer Yvonne Fletcher shot dead

1984-05-08

Thames Barrier to stop flooding in London officially completed

1984-05-17

Prince Charles calls a proposed addition to the National Gallery, London, a "monstrous carbuncle on the face of a much-loved and elegant friend," sparking controversies on the proper role of the Royal Family and the course of modern architecture.

1984-05-23

Tottenham Hotspur win 13th UEFA Cup at London against Anderlecht

1984-08-30

Sotheby's in London begins 2 day auction of rock memorabilla

1984-09-25

1st London performance of musical "Stepping Out" presented

1984-10-31

Howard Goodall & Melvyn Bragg's musical "Hired Man" premieres in London

1985-04-03

Vic Elliot pocketed 15,780 pool balls in 24 hours in London

1985-04-21

Ingrid Kristiansen wins London Marathon in a record 2:21:06

1985-07-16

Bill to abolish Greater London Council receives royal assent

1985-09-28

Race riot in London area of Brixton

1985-10-06

PC Keith Blakelock is murdered as riots erupt in the Broadwater Farm suburb of London.

1985-10-08

Alain Boubil/Herbert Kretzner's "Les Miserables" premieres in London

1985-12-04

"Les Miserables" opens at Palace Theatre, London

1986-03-06

Ken Ludwig's "Lend me a Tenor" premieres in London

1986-09-03

Alan Ayckbourn's "Woman in Mind" premieres in London

1986-10-05

London Sunday Times reports Israel is stocking nuclear arms

1986-10-09

"Phantom of the Opera" premeires in London

1986-10-21

Hugh Whitemore's "Breaking the Code" premieres in London

1987-04-16

British Conservative MP Harvey Proctor appears at Bow Street Magistrates' Court in London charged with gross indecency.

1987-08-03

Chicago Bears beat Dallas Cowboys 17-6 in London, England (NFL expo)

1987-08-09

LA Rams beat Dallas Cowboys 28-27 in London, England (NFL expo)

1987-10-16

175-kph winds cause blackout in London, much of southern England

1987-10-27

Peter Shaffer's "Lettice & Lovage," premieres in London

1987-11-18

31 people die in a fire at King's Cross, London's busiest tube station

1988-06-10

Greatest number of participants (31,678) on a bicycle tour (London)

1988-06-11

Freedomfest - Mandela addresses Wembley Stadium London

1988-07-31

Miami Dolphins beat SF 49ers 27-21 in London

1988-09-01

Timberlake Westenbaker's "Our Country's Good" premieres in London

1988-09-15

Museum of Moving Image in London opens

1988-10-16

"Smile Jamaica" concert for Hurricane Gilbert victims held in London

1988-12-12

3 trains collide in London, 40 die

1988-12-20

Animal rights terrorists fire-bomb Harrod's dept store, London

1989-08-20

Dredger "Bow Belle" collides with pleasure boat "Marchioness" on the River Thames in central London; the "Marchioness" sinks in 30 seconds, drowning 51

1989-09-20

Musical "Miss Saigon," premieres in London

1989-09-25

Ronald Harwood's "Another Time" premieres in London

1989-10-12

Musical "Buddy" with Paul Hipp premieres in London

1989-10-23

William Nicholson's "Shadowlands" premieres in London

1990-01-28

"Independent on Sunday" begins publishing in London

1990-02-08

David Hares "Racing Demon," premieres in London

1990-02-14

Alan Ayckbourn's "Man of the Moment," premieres in London

1990-03-31

Riots began in London over the new poll tax laws

1990-10-21

The first Apple Day, is held in Covent Garden, London.

1990-12-14

Louis Jordan's revue "Five Guys Named Moe" premieres in London

1991-02-27

Ben Elton's "Silly Cow," premieres in London

1991-03-23

1st World League of American Football games, London beats Frankfurt 24-11, Sacramento beats Raleigh-Dur 9-3 & Mont beats Birmingham 20-5

1991-03-26

Marc Camoletti's "Don't Dress for Dinner" premieres in London

1991-04-15

East-Europe Bank forms in London

1991-04-16

M Leander & E Seago's musical "Matador" premieres in London

1991-06-09

WLAF 1st world bowl London Monarchs defeat Barlecona Dragons 21-0

1992-04-11

Irish Republican Army bombs London financial district, killing 3

1992-05-20

FC Barcelona wins 373 Europe Cup 1 at London

1992-08-29

Largest wrestling crowd outside US (75,000) at Wembley Stadium, London

1992-10-26

London Ambulance Service thrown into chaos after implementation of new CAD (Computer Aided Despatch system) which failed.

1993-04-01

Alan Bennett's "Madness of George III" premieres in London

1993-04-13

Tom Stoppard's "Arcadia" premieres in London

1993-04-24

The IRA explodes a 1000kg car bomb in Bishopsgate, London, killing a news photographer and injuring 44 others

1993-07-12

Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Sunset Promenade" opens in London

1993-07-16

S van Ruysdael's "Winter Landscape" sold for £705,500 in London

1994-03-09

IRA launch 1st of 3 mortar attacks on London's Heathrow Airport

1994-05-14

FA cup final at Wembley Stadium London

1994-12-01

Rober Schumanns 2nd Symphony premieres in London

1995-02-26

London finance house Barings collapses after huge losses in Singapore by rogue trader Nick Leeson

1996-01-29

6,138th performance of "Cats" is held in London, surpassing record of Broadway's longest-running musical, "A Chorus Line"

1996-02-09

The Irish Republican Army declares the end of its 18 month ceasefire shortly followed by a large bomb in London's Canary Wharf.

1997-03-06

Picasso's painting Tête de Femme is stolen from a London gallery, and is recovered a week later.

1997-04-30

"London Assurance" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 72 performances

1997-06-29

"London Assurance" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 72 perfs

1998-07-12

Pres. Nelson Mandela accompanies Queen Elizabeth II on a coach drive through the streets of London

1998-10-16

Former Chilean dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet is arrested in London on a warrant from Spain requesting his extradition on murder charges.

1999-07-01

The Scottish Parliament is officially opened by Queen Elizabeth on the day powers are officially transferred from the old Scottish Office in London to the new devolved Scottish Executive in Edinburgh.

1999-10-05

The Ladbroke Grove rail crash in west London kills 31 people.

2000-05-04

Ken Livingstone becomes the first Mayor of London.

2000-10-17

Train crash at Hatfield, north of London, leading to collapse of Railtrack.

2001-03-04

A massive car bomb explodes in front of the BBC Television Centre in London, seriously injuring 11 people. The attack was attributed to the Real IRA.

2001-07-20

The London Stock Exchange goes public.

2001-08-03

The Real IRA detonate a car bomb in Ealing, London, U.K injuring seven people. (See 3 August 2001 Ealing bombing).

2002-02-27

Ryanair Flight 296 catches fire in London Stansted Airport. Subsequent investigations criticize Ryanair's handling of the evacuation.

2002-05-11

Last performance of the musical Cats in London's West End.

2003-01-13

Rock musician Pete Townshend of The Who was arrested in London on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children. He was later cleared.

2003-02-17

The London Congestion Charge scheme begins.

2003-08-28

An electricity blackout cuts off power to around 500,000 people living in south east England and brings 60% of London's underground rail network to a halt.

2003-12-17

The Soham murder trial ends at the Old Bailey in London, with Ian Huntley found guilty of two counts of murder. His girlfriend Maxine Carr is found guilty of perverting the course of justice.

2005-07-07

Coordinated terrorist bomb blasts strike London's public transport system during the morning rush hour killing 52 and injuring 700

2005-07-21

Four terrorist bombings, occurring exactly two weeks after the similar July 7 bombings, target London's public transportation system. All four bombs fail to detonate and all four suspected suicide bombers are captured and later convicted and imprisoned for long terms.

2005-07-22

Jean Charles de Menezes is killed by police as the hunt begins for the London Bombers. See 7 July 2005 London bombings and 21 July 2005 London bombings

2006-11-11

The New Zealand war memorial monument was unveiled by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in London, United Kingdom, commemorating the loss of soldiers from the New Zealand Army and the British Army.

2006-12-07

A tornado struck Kensal Green, North West London, seriously damaging around 150 properties.

2007-06-29

Two car bombs are found in the heart of London at Picadilly Circus.

2008-05-01

The London Agreement on translation of European patents, concluded in 2000, enters into force in 14 of the 34 Contracting States to the European Patent Convention.

2009-09-14

David Attenborough and Prince William officially open the Darwin Centre at the National History Museum London, in what is the Museum's most significant expansion since 1881

2009-10-02

The economic crisis in Ireland is considered to be the driving force behind the largest migration of Irish people to London in 20 years, it is reported today

2012-02-28

Occupy London protesters evicted from St Paul's Cathedral

2012-04-11

2011 London riot looter is jailed for 11 years after starting a fire at a furniture retailer

2012-04-22

30 year old woman collapses and dies during London Marathon

2012-04-23

38,000 London Marathon entrants have their home and email contacts published in a data protection breach

2012-06-07

16th century archaeology remains of the Curtain Theatre, where some of Shakespeare's plays were first performed, were found under a pub in London

2012-07-05

The Shard, the tallest building in Europe, is opened in London, at 309.6 metres (1,016 ft)

2012-07-27

Queen Elizabeth II announces the opening of the London 2012 Olympics at the opening ceremony

2012-07-27

2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremony occurs

2012-10-25

The double dip recession in the UK economy ends with growth of 1.0% in GDP in the third quarter of 2012, with help from the London Olympic Games

2013-04-21

Tsegaye Kebede and Priscah Jeptoo win the 2013 London Marathon

2013-08-05

The world's first bovine stem cell lab-grown burger is eaten in London

2013-12-19

81 people are injured after part of the ceiling caved in at London's Apollo Theatre

2014-04-13

Kenyan Wilson Kipsang wins the London Marathon

2014-06-30

Australian entertainer Rolf Harris is convicted of indecent assault in London, England

2015-12-05

3 stabbed at London tube station in terror attack, police say

2016-05-07

Bus Driver's Son Sadiq Khan Becomes 1st Muslim London Mayor

2016-07-03

Thousands 'March for Europe' in London protesting Brexit

2016-08-04

London Knife Attack Kills Woman and Wounds 5 Other People

2016-08-06

UK Police Charge 19-Year-Old With London Stabbings

2016-11-03

Court to rule on whether London needs parliament to trigger EU exit

2017-01-09

Tube strike: 24-hour London Underground walkout begins

2017-05-28

British Airways cancels all flights from 2 London airports amid global computer outage

2017-06-04

Militants plough van into crowd on London Bridge, stab others on street

2017-06-05

ISIS claims responsibility for London Bridge attack

2017-06-15

London tower block fire kills at least 12

2017-06-18

58 missing, presumed dead in London high-rise fire, police say

2017-06-19

Van rams worshippers leaving London mosque, killing at least one

2017-09-07

Prince George attends 1st day of primary school in London

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London - Notable Birthdays

Thomas BecketDec 21, 1117

Francis BaconJan 22, 1561

John MiltonDec 9, 1608

Charles IIMay 29, 1630

Daniel DefoeSep 13, 1660

Alexander PopeMay 21, 1688

William Pitt the ElderNov 15, 1708

William BlackstoneJul 10, 1723

William BlakeNov 28, 1757

Charles BabbageDec 26, 1791

John KeatsOct 31, 1795

Mary ShelleyAug 30, 1797

Robert BrowningMay 7, 1812

Ada LovelaceDec 10, 1815

William Schwenck GilbertNov 18, 1836

Samuel GompersJan 27, 1850

Howard CarterMay 9, 1873

Teddy FlackNov 5, 1873

Alexander FlemingAug 6, 1881

Virginia WoolfJan 25, 1882

Bernard Law MontgomeryNov 17, 1887

Elizabeth Bowes-LyonAug 4, 1900

William ShockleyFeb 13, 1910

Alec GuinnessApr 2, 1914

Christopher LeeMay 27, 1922

Angela LansburyOct 16, 1925

Elizabeth IIApr 21, 1926

David AttenboroughMay 8, 1926

Vidal SassoonJan 17, 1928

Elizabeth TaylorFeb 27, 1932

Michael CaineMar 14, 1933

Dudley MooreApr 19, 1935

Charlie WattsJun 2, 1941

Jerry SpringerFeb 13, 1944

Rod StewartJan 10, 1945

Mick FleetwoodJun 24, 1947

Camilla Parker BowlesJul 17, 1947

Andrew Lloyd WebberMar 22, 1948

Cat StevensJul 21, 1948

Richard BransonJul 18, 1950

Sharon OsbourneOct 9, 1952

Sid ViciousMay 10, 1957

Simon CowellOct 7, 1959

Tilda SwintonNov 5, 1960

Natasha RichardsonMay 11, 1963

George MichaelJun 25, 1963

Lennox LewisSep 2, 1965

Helena Bonham CarterMay 26, 1966

Rachel WeiszMar 7, 1970

Naomi CampbellMay 22, 1970

Sacha Baron CohenOct 13, 1971

DidoDec 25, 1971

Eric LindrosFeb 28, 1973

Jodhi MayMay 1, 1975

Emma Lee BuntonJan 21, 1976

Joe ThorntonJul 2, 1979

Ryan GoslingNov 12, 1980

Prince WilliamJun 21, 1982

Amy WinehouseSep 14, 1983

Keira KnightleyMar 26, 1985

Robert PattinsonMay 13, 1986

AdeleMay 5, 1988

Daniel RadcliffeJul 23, 1989

Justin BieberMar 1, 1994

London - Birthdays
Date Event
1117-12-21

Thomas Becket, Cheapside, London, archbishop of Canterbury (1162-1170), (d. 1170)

1465-02-11

Elizabeth of York, London, Consort of King Henry VII

1527-07-13

John Dee, London, alchemist/astrologer/mathematician (d. 1609)

1540-01-25

Edmund Campion, London, saint/Jesuit martyr (Decem Rationes)

1561-01-22

Francis Bacon, Strand, London, statesman/essayist (Novum Organum), (d. 1626)

1573-07-15

Inigo Jones, London, architect (Old St Paul's Cathedral, Coven Garden)

1593-04-13

Thomas Wentworth, London, earl of Strafford/Viceroy of Ireland

1608-12-09

John Milton, London, poet/puritan (Paradise Lost), (d. 1674)

1630-05-29

Charles II, St. James's Palace, London, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1660-85)

1633-02-23

Samuel Pepys, London England, navy expert/composer (Diary, Memoirs)

1635-08-11

Thomas Betterton, London, actor/dramatist (Coriolanus)

1660-09-13

Daniel Defoe, London, English novelist (Robinson Crusoe)

1664-01-24

John Vanbrugh, London, dramatist/architect (baptized)

1673-08-11

Richard Mead, London, physician

1684-02-22

William Pulteney, London, statesman (Earl of Bath)

1688-05-21

Alexander Pope, London, English poet (Rape of the Lock, translation of Homer) (d.1744)

1693-02-04

George Lillo, bourgeois English dramatist (London Merchant)

1708-11-15

William Pitt the Elder, London, British Prime Minister (Whig, 1756-61, 66-68), `Great Commoner', (d. 1778)

1723-07-10

William Blackstone, London England, jurist (Blackstone's Commentaries)

1728-07-03

Robert Adam, architect/designer (Adelphi Terrace, London)

1737-08-11

Joseph Nollekins, London, sculptor

1738-06-04

George III, London England, King of Great Britain (1760-1820)

1746-09-28

Sir William Jones, London England, British Orientalist/jurist (d. 1794)

1748-02-15

Jeremy Bentham, London England philosopher/originator (Utilitarian)

1757-11-28

William Blake, London, poet/painter (Songs of Innocence & Experience), (d. 1827)

1764-04-03

John Abernethy, London, surgeon

1770-04-14

George Canning, London, British PM (1827)

1775-02-10

Charles Lamb, London England, critic/poet/essayist

1775-02-18

Thomas Girtin, London, artist/watercolorist

1776-02-23

John Walter II, London, chief proprietor (The Times, 1812-47)

1778-06-07

George Bryan "Beau" Brummel, London England, English dandy

1782-08-10

Charles Napier, London, soldier

1783-04-08

John Claudius, London England, horticulturist

1786-01-11

Joseph Jackson Lister, London, British optician who perfected the optical microscope by designing the achromatic objective lens

1789-03-17

Edmund Kean, London England, tragic actor (Shylock)

1790-08-19

Edward John Dent, London, British Clockmaker to Queen Victoria and commissioned to make Big Ben, London (completed after his death by his son Frederick Dent)

1791-12-26

Charles Babbage, London, British inventor (calculating machine), (d. 1871)

1792-04-12

John George Lambton, London, statesman (1st Earl of Durham)

1792-09-27

George Cruikshank, London, caricaturist (Oliver Twist)

1795-10-31

John Keats, London, England, romantic poet (Ode to a Grecian Urn), (d. 1821)

1797-08-30

Mary Shelley, London England, author (Frankenstein)

1798-01-29

Henry Neele, London, poet

1802-07-26

Winthrop Mackworth Praed, London, poet/politician

1803-01-03

Douglas William Jerrold, London, author/playwright/wit (Punch Mag)

1805-01-27

Samuel Palmer, London, painter/etcher (Valley of Vision)

1810-09-29

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, London, novelist

1812-05-07

Robert Browning, London England, poet (Pied Piper)

1815-12-10

Ada Lovelace, London, English mathematician (d. 1852)

1817-02-23

George Watts, London, painter

1817-07-15

John Fowler, English engineer (London Metropolitan Railway)

1820-08-13

George Grove, London, England, biblical scholar/misicographer

1821-06-08

Samuel White Baker, London England, explorer (Ceylon/Egypt)

1824-06-02

Samuel Wilks, London, British Physician and founding father of clinical science

1827-04-02

William Holman Hunt, Cheapside London, English painter (Light of the World), (d. 1910)

1830-12-05

Christina Rossetti, London, poet (Winter Rain, Passing Away)

1833-01-07

Henry Enfield Roscoe, London, English Chemist (vanadium and photochemistry)

1833-01-28

Charles George Gordon, London, general (China, Khartoum)

1836-11-18

William Schwenck Gilbert, London, English dramatist, librettist, poet and illustrator (Gilbert & Sullivan)

1839-08-04

Walter Pater, London England, writer (Plato & Platoism)

1840-03-26

George Smith, London England, Archaeologist and assyriologist (cuneiform (script))

1840-03-31

Benjamin Baker, Frome Somerset, English Engineer who designed the bridge over the Firth of Forth, Scotland and the London underground

1842-05-13

Arthur Seymour Sullivan, London England, composer (Gilbert & Sullivan)

1842-07-26

Alfred Marshall, London, economist

1843-01-20

Pierre-Paul Cambon, French diplomat (Madrid, Constantinople, London)

1844-07-22

William Archibald Spooner, London, reverend/inventor (spoonerisms)

1847-03-24

Wordsworth Donisthorpe, London's Trafalgar Square

1847-09-14

William Edward Ayrton, London, English Physicist and Inventor

1849-09-21

Edmund Gosse, London, translator/critic (Father & Son)

1850-01-27

Samuel Gompers, London England, American labor union leader (American Federation of Labor)

1850-01-29

Ebenezer Howard, London, pioneer of garden cities

1850-05-18

Oliver Heaviside, London, physicist (predicted ionosphere)

1854-08-10

J Scott Lidgett, London, theologist

1855-09-28

Thomas F Tout, London, historian (Manchester school of historiography)

1857-03-27

Karl Pearson, London England, mathematician

1859-12-22

Cecil [James] Sharp, London England, collector of English folk music and dance

1860-05-09

Charlotte Granville, Werewolf of London

1860-12-20

Percy Williams, London After Midnight

1863-01-17

David Lloyd George, The Lord Mayor of London

1863-02-09

Anthony Hope [Hopkins], London, novelist

1863-07-21

C[harles] Aubrey Smith, London England, actor (Prisoner of Zenda)

1864-04-26

Bertran Hays, The Road to London

1864-06-02

Ben Webster, London England, actor (Old Curiosity Shop)

1866-02-15

Bannister Fletcher, London, architect & architectural historian

1868-04-10

George Arliss, London England, actor (Devil, Green Goddess)

1868-10-23

Frederick Lanchester, Lewisham London, English Engineer who built the first British petrol automobile (1896)

1869-03-29

Edwin Lutyens, architect, London

1869-05-02

Tyrone Power Sr, London England, actor (Alexanders Ragtime Band)

1871-05-07

John Joy Bell, Beyond London Lights

1872-09-28

Tom Terriss, London England, director (His Buddy's Wife, Sumuru)

1873-05-09

Howard Carter, London, British archaeologist and egyptologist (found King Tutankhamen's tomb)

1873-11-05

Teddy Flack [Edwin], London, Australian athlete, double Olympic gold medallist in 1896, (d. 1935)

1874-03-20

Angus MacLeod, Bombs Over London

1874-03-26

Gerald du Maurier, London England, actor (Power, Escape, Masks & Faces)

1874-05-29

G. K. Chesterton [Gilbert Keith], London, English writer (Man Who Made Gold)

1875-06-09

Henry Dale, London, physiologist (Nobel-1936)

1875-08-15

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, London, composer (Hiawatha's Wedding Feast)

1875-10-26

H[arry] B[yron] Warner, London England, actor (King of Kings)

1876-01-12

Jack London, American writer/socialist (Call of the Wild)

1876-01-12

Jack London, White Fang

1877-11-25

Harley Granville-Barker, London, dramatist/producer/critic

1877-11-27

Charmian London, Jack London

1879-01-15

Ernest Thesiger, London England, actor (Bride of Frankenstein, Ghoul)

1879-04-29

Thomas Beecham, England, composer (found London Philharmonic)

1879-10-30

Eily Malyon, London, actress (Jane Eyre, I Married a Witch, Devotion)

1880-01-01

Edie Martin, London England, actress (Titfield Thunderbolt)

1880-02-07

H. St. Barbe West, The Vultures of London

1880-03-01

Lytton Strachey, London, English biographer and critic (Benson Medal 1923)

1881-08-06

Alexander Fleming, London, bacteriologist (penicillin; Nobel 1954), (d. 1955)

1881-10-26

Margaret Wycherly, London England, actress (Keeper of the Flame)

1882-01-25

Virginia Woolf [Adeline], London, author (Jacob's Room, To Lighthouse), (d. 1941)

1882-04-18

Leopold Stokowski, London England, conductor (Cincinnati Symphony)

1882-07-06

Ralph Morgan, [Wupperman], NYC, actor (Creeper, Imposter, Jack London)

1883-11-08

Arnold Edward Trevor Bax, London England, composer (Farewell My Youth) (d. 1953)

1883-11-25

Percy Marmont, London England, actor (Capt Apache)

1885-02-08

Edith Evans, London England, actress (Tom Jones, David Copperfield)

1885-04-13

Pieter S Gerbrandy, Dutch lawyer/premier in London (1940-45)

1885-08-07

Gordon Harker, London England, actor (Facts of Love, Champagne)

1885-08-16

Charles Carson, London England, actor (Cry the Beloved Country)

1885-12-19

F S Flint, London England, translator/poet (imagist movement)

1885-9-16

Arthur Lucan, Vampire Over London

1886-01-17

Ronald Firbank, London, novelist (Flower Beneath the Foot)

1886-09-14

Jan Garrique Masaryk, Czech, statesman/minister to London (1918-35)

1886-11-18

Geoffrey Malins, London Melody

1887-06-01

Clive Brook, London England, actor/director (List of Adrian Messenger)

1887-06-22

Julian S Huxley, London, biologist/philosopher, Darwin's Bulldog

1887-08-08

Esme Percy, London England, actor (Old Spanish Custom)

1887-11-11

Roland Young, London England

1887-11-17

Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Alamein, British Field Marshal, Kennington, South London

1887-12-23

Eric Blore, London England, actor (Great Gatsby, Bowery to Baghdad)

1888-03-04

Stuart Walker, Werewolf of London

1888-03-24

Jameson Thomas, London England, actor (Farmer's Wife)

1888-04-01

F. Tennyson Jesse, San Demetrio London

1888-04-11

Donald Calthrop, London, actor (Blackmail, Scrooge, Rome Express)

1888-05-14

Miles Mander, Wolverhampton England, actor (Tower of London)

1888-05-14

G.O.T. Bagley, Tower of London

1888-10-03

Claud Allister, London England, actor (Bulldog Drummond)

1889-04-16

Charles 'Charlie' Chaplin, London UK, actor/comedian (City Lights, Gold Rush)

1889-05-31

Athene Seyler, London, actress (Make Mine Mink)

1889-08-24

Tom London, Zorro's Black Whip

1889-11-10

Claude Rains, London, actor (Invisible Man, Casablanca)

1890-02-25

Myra Hess, London England, concert pianist

1890-03-29

Harold Spencer Jones, London, English Astronomer and 10th astronomer royal of England whose work led to a more accurate determination of the distance between the Earth and the Sun

1890-05-23

Herbert Marshall, London, actor (Murder, Razor's Edge, Little Foxes)

1890-06-19

Barbara Everest, London England, actress (Fatal Witness, Inquest)

1890-10-01

Stanley Holloway, London England, actor (Higgins-Our Man Higgins)

1890-12-10

George Merritt, London England, actor (I Monster, Q Planes)

1891-07-14

Henry Oscar, London England, actor (Saint in London)

1891-08-02

Arthur Edward Drummond Bliss, London, composer (Olympians)

1891-09-16

Isabel Jeans, London England, actress (Easy Virtue, Heavens Above)

1891-12-17

Robertson Hare, London England, actor (Our Girl Friday, Banana Ridge)

1892-06-16

Lupino Lane, London England, actress (Love Parade)

1892-12-06

F Osbert S Sitwell, London, poet/writer (Out of the Flame)

1893-04-03

Leslie Howard, [Stainer], London, actor (Gone With the Wind)

1893-05-26

Eugene Goossens, London England, conductor/composer (Perseus)

1894-01-10

Reginald Denham, London, Broadway director (Obsession, The Bad Seed)

1894-02-10

[Maurice] Harold MacMillan, London, (C) British PM (1957-63)

1894-03-05

Henry Daniell, London, actor (Camille, Phila Story, Body Snatchers)

1894-07-17

Mary Clare, London England, actress (Evil Mind, Young & Innocent)

1895-02-23

Richard Goolden, London England, actor (School for Husbands)

1895-07-18

Marie Ney, London England, actress (Brief Ecstasy, Simba, Witchcraft)

1895-07-24

Robert Graves, London England, writer/poet (I Claudius) [or 6/26]

1895-07-26

Jerry Verno, London England, actor (River of Unrest, Sweeney Todd)

1896-01-11

Eva Le Gallienne, London England, actress/director (Resurrection)

1896-08-18

Alan Mowbray, London England, actor (Dante, Colonel Flack)

1896-10-24

Jack Warner, [Waters], London England, actor (Christmas Carol)

1897-02-01

Denise Robins, London, romantic novelist (1st Long Kiss)

1897-05-18

Jack Raine, London England, actor (Quartet)

1897-05-28

Henry Kendall, London, actor (Amazing Quest, Shadow, Rich & Strange)

1897-05-31

Margalo Gillmore, London, actress (Skirts Ahoy, High Society)

1897-11-02

Jacob A B "Jack" Bjerknes, Norwegian/US meteorologist (USAF in London)

1897-12-09

Hermione Gingold, London England, actress (Gigi, Music Man)

1898-07-08

Alec Waugh, London, novelist (Island in the Sun); brother of Evelyn

1899-01-17

Nevil Shute [Norway], London, novelist (On the Beach, Town Like Alice)

1899-04-22

Martyn Green, London, actor (Gilbert & Sullivan, Iceman Cometh)

1899-12-15

Frank Vosper, London England, actor (Man Who Knew Too Much)

1900-02-12

Fred Emney, London England, actor (Let the People Sing, Lilac Domino)

1900-03-06

John Henry Pyle Pafford, librarian (University of London)

1900-05-07

Ralph Truman, London England, actor (Web of Evidence)

1900-08-04

Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, London or Hitchin UK, consort of King George VI and Queen Mother after his death (d. 2002)

1900-08-31

Roland Culver, London England, actor (Thunderball, Encore)

1901-01-02

Rex O'Malley, London England, actor (Camille, Zara, Midnight)

1901-02-18

Reginald Sheffield, London England, actor (Second Chance)

1901-07-14

Gerald Finzi, London, British composer (Dies natalis)

1901-08-28

Babe London, Scrambled Brains

1901-12-21

Robin Irvine, London England, actor (Easy Virtue)

1901-12-27

Irene Handl, London England, actress (Riding High, Morgan)

1902-04-08

Josef Krips, Vienna Austria, conductor (London Symph 1954-63)

1902-06-19

Guy Lombardo, London Ontario Canada, orchestra leader (Auld Lang Syne)

1902-10-28

Elsa Lanchester, Lewisham London, actress (Bride of Frankenstien)

1903-01-06

Francis L Sullivan, London England, actor (Missing Rembrandt)

1903-08-14

Ronald Stewart, CEO (London Brick Co)

1903-10-28

Evelyn A Waugh, London, author (Brideshead Revisited, Scoop)

1904-01-13

Richard Addinsell, London England, composer (Taming of Shrew)

1904-03-16

Clive Morton, London England, actor (Goodbye Mr Chips, Moonraker)

1904-04-01

Sid Field, London Town

1904-04-14

John Gielgud, London England, actor (Arthur, Ages of Man)

1904-05-06

Catherine Lacey, London England, actress (Sorcerors)

1904-07-04

Angela Baddeley, London England, actress (Ghost Train, Tom Jones)

1904-09-30

Frank Lawton, London England, actor (Devil Doll, Invisible Ray)

1904-10-20

Anna Neagle, London England, actress (London Melody, Nurse Edith Cavell)

1905-03-23

Ralph Perring, Lord Mayor (London)

1905-03-25

Binnie Barnes, London, actress (Last of the Mohicans, 3 Musketeers)

1905-05-25

Binnie Barnes, London, actress (Adv of Marco Polo, Diamond Jim)

1905-06-05

John Abbott, London, actor (Smogasboard)

1905-08-09

Leo Genn, London England, actor (Affair in Monte Carlo)

1905-08-23

Leonard Constant Lambert, London England, composer (King Pest)

1905-09-30

Ralph Forbes, London England, actor (Romeo & Juliet, Daniel Boone)

1906-01-16

Diana Winyard, London, actress (Cavalcade)

1906-03-16

Henny Youngman, London England, comedian (Take my wife please)

1906-04-22

Walter Merrill, While London Sleeps

1906-05-01

Kenneth Buckley, London Wall

1906-09-21

Derrick De Marney, London England, actor (Inheritance)

1906-09-25

Phyllis Pearsall, East Dulwich, London, British painter and writer (A to Z Map Company)

1906-10-14

Benita Hume, London England, actress (Vicky-Halls of Ivy)

1907-01-19

Lillian Harvey, London England, actress (Invitation to the Waltz)

1907-03-11

Jessie Matthews, London England, actress (Gangway, First a Girl)

1907-04-14

Phyllis Konstam, London England, actress (Murder, Skin Game)

1907-05-18

Clifford Curzon, London England, pianist (MacFarren Gold Medal)

1907-06-27

Valerie Cossart, London, actress (Hartmans)

1907-09-26

Ralph Michael, London England, actor (Quest, Doctor in the House)

1908-01-08

William Hartnell, London England, actor (Agitator, Jackpot)

1908-01-10

Bernard Lee, London, English actor (M in James Bond movies)

1908-03-09

Will Leighton, An American Werewolf in London

1908-04-10

Aidan Crawley, CEO (London Weekend TV)

1908-05-28

Ian Lancaster Fleming, London, England, author (James Bond)

1908-10-07

Richard Caldicot, London England, actor (Horse's Mouth)

1908-10-22

John Sutton, Rawalpindi India, actor (Tower of London, Return of Fly)

1909-02-04

Robert Coote, London, actor (Timmy-Rogues, Theodore-Nero Wolfe)

1909-03-13

Gilbert Inglefield, Mayor of London (1967-68)

1909-06-07

Jessica Tandy, London, actress (Birds, Cocoon, Batteries Not Included)

1909-06-28

Eric Ambler, London, suspense writer (Epitaph for a Spy)

1909-07-17

Hardy Amies, London England, royal dressmaker (Queen Elizabeth II)

1909-08-20

Andre Morell, London England, actor (Hound of the Baskervilles)

1909-09-17

Elizabeth Wilkinson, professor German University College London

1909-12-18

Mona Barrie, [Smith], London England, actress (Dawn on Great Divide)

1910-02-13

William Shockley, London, US physicist (Nobel 1956), racist

1910-03-01

David Niven, London UK, actor (Casino Royale, The Pink Panther)

1910-06-15

David Rose, London England, orchestra leader (Red Skelton Show, Stripper)

1910-09-14

Jack Hawkins, London UK, actor (Ben-Four Just Men, Zulu, Malta Story)

1910-12-01

Dame Markova, [Alicia Lilian Alice Marks], London, ballerina

1910-12-24

Betty Ann Davies, London England, actress (Tough Guy)

1911-07-18

Hume Cronyn, London Ontario, actor (World According to Garp, Cocoon)

1911-10-21

Peter Graves, London, English actor (Derby Day/Admirable Crichton)

1912-02-07

Derek Farr, London, actor (8 O'Clock Walk, Doctor at Large)

1912-02-11

John London, Kingfish Sells a Lot

1912-02-12

Ernest Clark, London England, actor (Doctor in the House)

1913-04-08

Frank Singuineau, An American Werewolf in London

1913-04-16

Les Tremayne, London, actor (Angry Red Planet, War of the Worlds)

1913-05-02

Nigel Patrick, London England, actor/director (Sapphire, Prize of Gold)

1913-05-06

Stewart Granger, [James Stewart], London, actor (Prisoner of Zenda)

1914-02-04

Ida Lupino, London England, actress (Adventures of Sherlock Holmes)

1914-04-02

Alec Guinness, London England, British actor (Bridge on River Kwai)

1914-09-05

Stuart Freeborn, London, England, motion picture make-up artist (Star Wars: Yoda, Jabba the Hut), (d. 2013)

1914-10-07

Sarah Churchill, London, actress (All Over Town, Royal Wedding)

1915-02-01

Artur London, The Confession

1915-02-18

Phyllis Calvert, Chelsea, London, English actress (The Man in Grey)

1915-02-22

Stanley Green, London

1915-06-23

Elliot Arluck, A Yank in London

1915-07-21

John Rodion, Tower of London

1916-01-13

Osa Massen, Copenhagen Denmark, actress (Jack London, Rocketship XM)

1916-02-15

Lise London, The Confession

1916-02-23

Jan Wiley, She-Wolf of London

1916-05-19

Jimmy Grafton, London Entertains

1916-06-18

Lester Kahn, Werewolf of London

1916-07-31

Sydney Tafler, London England, actor (Too Many Crooks)

1916-08-22

John Slater, London England, actor (Deadlock, Cartel, Devil's Pass)

1916-09-28

Peter Finch, London, actor (Network, Windom's Way, Raid on Entebbe)

1916-12-05

Eily Boland, San Demetrio London

1917-02-07

Dick Emery, London England, actor (Yellow Submarine, Loot, Baby Love)

1917-05-18

Dorrit Dekk, Utopia London

1917-07-08

Pamela Brown, London England, actress (Cleopatra, Beckett)

1917-09-17

Peter Bennett, London, actor (Leonides-Adv of Sir Lancelot)

1917-09-24

William Putnam Bundy, London, editor (Lvaggerier & Vagaries)

1917-12-22

Andrew Fielding Huxley, London England, physiologist (Nobel 1963), (d. 2012)

1918-01-08

Evelyn Dall, Miss London Ltd.

1918-02-04

Norman Wisdom, London England, comedian (Kraft Music Hall)

1918-02-28

Alfred Burke, London England, actor (Backfire)

1918-03-01

Roger Delgado, London, actor (Agent 8 3/4, Hot Enought for June)

1918-03-26

Andy Hamilton, Duran Duran: Live from London

1918-07-06

Sebastian Cabot, London, actor (Mr French-Family Affair, Time Machine)

1918-09-24

Richard Hoggart, author/warden (Goldsmith's College London)

1919-01-04

Havelock Henry Trevor Hudson, underwriter (Lloyd's of London)

1919-01-25

Patricia Louise Dalton, chair (Sherlock Holmes Society of London)

1919-05-05

George London, Montreal Canada, bass-baritone (Monterone-Rigoleto)

1919-05-05

George London, Des Broadways liebstes Kind

1919-06-20

Bruce Gordon, London England, actor (Frank Nitti-Untouchables)

1919-12-25

Noele Gordon, East Ham London, British actress (Crossroads)

1920-01-22

William Warfield, Bernstein in London

1920-03-06

Lewis Gilbert, London England, director/actor (You Only Live Twice)

1920-05-21

Anthony Steel, London, actor (Malta Story, Wooden Horse)

1920-08-05

Selma Diamond, London Ontario, comedienne (Selma-Night Court)

1920-08-13

George Shearing, London, blind pianist/composer (Lullabye of Byrdland)

1920-08-29

Susan Damante Shaw, London England, actress (Wilderness Family)

1920-12-17

C.V. Wood, The Special London Bridge Special

1920-12-30

Michael Allinson, London England (George Washington)

1921-02-05

John M Pritchard, London England, conductor

1921-03-04

Joan Greenwood, London, actress/director (Amorous Mr Prawn)

1921-03-28

Dirk Bogarde (born Derek van den Bogaerde) London England, actor (Death in Venice, Servant)

1921-04-08

Alfie Bass, London England, actor (Moonraker, Are You Being Served)

1921-04-16

Peter Ustinov, London, actor (Death on Nile, Logan's Run, Billy Budd)

1921-04-26

Harry Knutton, Maj-Gen/dir-general (London City & Guilds Institute)

1921-05-08

Graham Leonard, bishop of London

1921-05-17

Dennis Brain, London England, french-hornist (Serenade)

1921-06-19

Allan Davis, (mayor-London)

1921-06-21

Jean Kent, London England, actress (Adv of Sir Francis Drake), (d. 2013)

1921-08-20

Paul Rich, Pool of London

1921-09-24

Leonard Lopes-Salzedo, London England, British composer

1921-12-08

Terence Morgan, London England, actor (Adv of Sir Francis Drake)

1922-01-11

Kathleen Byron, London England, actress (Abdication, Profile, 4 Days)

1922-01-28

Venetia Severn, Tower of London

1922-02-06

Patrick MacNee, London England, actor (Jonathan Steed-Avengers)

1922-03-10

Pamela Mason, London, actress (Navy vs Night Monsters)

1922-04-16

Kingsley Amis, London, novelist (Lucky Jim, James Bond Dossier)

1922-04-27

Daphne Anderson, London, actress (Beggar's Opera, Hobson's Choice)

1922-05-06

Alan Ross, editor (London Magazine)

1922-05-08

Brian Kellett, CEO (Port of London Authority)

1922-05-20

Elizabeth Bradley, An American Werewolf in London

1922-05-27

Christopher Lee, Westminster, London, English actor (The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, The Hobbit film trilogy)

1922-05-31

Denholm Elliott, London, actor (Alfie, Cuba, Doll's House, King Rat)

1922-09-17

Ursula Howells, London, actress (Girly, Murder is Announced)

1922-10-16

Max Bygraves, London, actor (Tom Brown's School Days)

1922-10-20

Arnold L. Miller, London in the Raw

1923-01-13

Jack Watling, London, actor (Nanny, Adventure for 2, Naked Heart)

1923-03-11

Terry Alexander, London, actor (Tony-Behind the Scenes)

1923-04-29

Maxine Audley, London, actress (Peeping Tom, Ricochet, House of Cards)

1923-08-06

Jack Parnell, London England, orchestra leader (Englebert Humperdick Show)

1923-09-07

Peter Lawford, London England, actor (Mrs Miniver, Thin Man)

1923-11-15

Peter Hammond, London England, actor (Buccaneers)

1924-01-08

Ron Moody, London England, actor (12 Chairs, Wrong is Right)

1924-04-16

Rudy Pompilli, The London Rock and Roll Show

1924-07-28

Peter James Frederick Green, CEO (LLoyd's of London)

1924-09-24

Sheila MacRae, London England, actress (Jackie Gleason Show), (d. 2014)

1924-11-21

Frank London, Steel

1925-02-16

David Emms, director (London Goodenough Trust for Overseas Graduates)

1925-02-16

John Schlesinger, London England, director (Midnight Cowboy, Darling)

1925-02-27

Michael Kaye, director (City of London Festival)

1925-03-11

James Miskin, QC/recorder of London

1925-03-21

Peter Brook, London, director (1776)/TV writer

1925-04-22

George Cole, London England, actor (Minder, Vampire Lovers)

1925-05-07

Hilary Bamford, And We Don't Pay London Prices

1925-07-07

Yvonne Mitchell, London England, writer (Johnny Nobody, Genghis Khan)

1925-08-10

Scotty McHarg, London Town

1925-08-22

Honor Blackman, Plaistow, London, English actress (Goldfinger, The Avengers)

1925-09-02

Ronnie Stevens, London England, actor (Rodney-Dick & Duchess)

1925-10-16

Angela Lansbury, London England, actress (Jessica-Murder She Wrote)

1926-04-17

Angelo D'Alessandro, The Jack London Story

1926-04-21

Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor, London UK, Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland, 1952- )

1926-05-08

David Attenborough, London UK, Naturalist, TV producer and host (BBC "Life" Series)

1926-05-14

Eric Morecambe, London, comedian (Morecambe & Wise, Picadilly Palace)

1926-07-18

Jane Hylton, London England, actress (Adv of Sir Lancelot, Daybreak)

1926-09-26

Julie London, Santa Rosa California, actress (Nurse McCall-Emergency)

1926-12-10

Harry Fowler, Lambeth, London, actor (Great: Isambard Kingdom Brunel), (d. 2012)

1926-12-30

Stanley Tracey, Denmark Hill, London, jazz composer, (d. 2013)

1926-9-06

Arthur Oldham, Bernstein in London: Verdi's Requiem

1926-9-26

Julie London, Man of the West

1927-04-07

Lawrence James, Lost in London: Part 4 - The Highest Bidder

1927-05-18

Michael Redington, The City of London

1927-08-01

Franklyn Perring, London, English Botanist (co-author of Atlas of the British Flora, 1962)

1927-08-11

Raymond Leppard, London England, conductor (St Louis Symphony Orch)

1927-10-14

Roger Moore, London England, actor (Alaskans, Maverick, Saint)

1927-10-16

Lee Montague, London England, actor (Uncle Sasha-Holocaust)

1927-12-26

Denis Quilley, London England, actor (Masada)

1927-9-30

Marc London, Sinatra and Friends

1928-01-11

Harry Wüstenhagen, Der Richter von London

1928-01-17

Vidal Sassoon, London, hair stylist/CEO (Vidal Sasson), (d. 2012)

1928-02-01

Stuart Whitman, Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes

1928-02-22

Bruce Forsyth, London England, comedian/TV host (Generation Game)

1928-02-29

Joss Ackland, London England, actor (Queenie, To Kill a Priest)

1928-03-11

Peter Roger Hunt, London England, director (Dr No)

1928-04-05

Michael Bryant, London England, actor (Sakharov, Girly)

1928-04-05

Peter Moore, Principal (London Business School)

1928-04-08

Eric Porter, London England, actor (Antony & Cleopatra, 39 Steps)

1928-05-16

Reginald Askew, dean (King's College London)

1928-08-15

Nicolas Roeg, London England, cinematographer/director (Aria, Eureka)

1928-08-29

Joe Belcher, An American Werewolf in London

1928-09-14

Sir Angus Ogilvy, London, United Kingdom, husband of English princess Alexandra

1928-09-17

Roddy McDowall, London England, actor (Planet of Apes, Lord Love a Duck)

1929-01-31

Jean Simmons, London, England, actress (Thorn Birds, Guys & Dolls)

1929-02-15

Graham Hill, London, auto racer (1962, 68 international racing champ)

1929-03-04

Bernard Haitink, Amsterdam Neth, conductor (London Phil Orch 1969-78)

1929-03-09

Steve London, Zero Hour!

1929-03-16

Edwin London, composer

1929-03-31

John Herbert-Bond, Tower of London

1929-04-06

Andre Previn, Berlin Germany, conductor (London Symphony)/pianist

1929-06-18

James Bishop, editor (London News Publications)

1929-07-21

John Woodvine, An American Werewolf in London

1929-08-23

David Gell, Primitive London

1929-09-17

Stirling Moss, London England, race car driver

1929-11-07

Lila Kaye, An American Werewolf in London

1929-11-14

Don McKillop, An American Werewolf in London

1929-12-24

Philip Ziegler, London: The Greatest City

1930-03-07

Lord Snowdon, [Anthony Armstrong-Jones], London, photographer

1930-04-08

Dorothy Tutin, London, actress (Importance of Being Ernest, Cromwell)

1930-05-04

Ron Pickering, 1st London Marathon

1930-05-31

William Taylor, British Chairman of Convocation (London University)

1930-06-08

Dana Wynter, London, actress (Airport, Invasion of the Body Snatchers)

1930-06-21

Peter Marshall, police commissioner (London)

1930-07-20

Sally Ann Howes, London England, actress (Dead of Night)

1930-08-01

Lionel Bart [Begleiter], Stepney, London, English pop music composer and writer (Oliver!)

1930-08-21

Margaret Rose Countess of Snowdon, London UK, Sister of Queen Elizabeth II

1930-09-29

Peter Miller, CEO (Lloyd's of London)

1930-10-10

Harold Pinter, London England, playwright (Homecoming, Servant)

1930-10-10

George Finch, Utopia London

1930-10-21

Doreen Cannon, teacher of acting (London)

1930-11-03

John Biffen, Midnight in Moscow, Twilight in London

1930-11-04

Kate Reid, London England, actress (Heaven Help US)

1931-02-15

[Patricia] Claire Bloom, London, actress (Charly, Look Back in Anger)

1931-03-05

Barry Tuckwell, Melbourne Australia, horn player (London Symph Orch 1955-68)

1931-03-17

Eunice Gayson, London England, actress (Dr No, From Russia With Love)

1931-03-25

Jack Chambers, The Hart of London

1931-04-05

Denis Lawton, director (London University Institute of Educ)

1931-04-08

Chet London, The Group

1931-04-17

John Chalstrey, alderman/Lord Mayor (London)

1931-06-05

John Dellow, commisioner (London Metropolitan Police)

1931-11-12

Damian London, Roller Coaster Rabbit

1932-02-27

Elizabeth Taylor, London, English-American actress (Father of the Bride, Butterfield 8, Cleopatra) (d. 2011)

1932-03-11

Valerie French, London England, actress (Jubal)

1932-04-03

Janet Bately, Prof of English Language (King's College London)

1933-03-14

Michael Caine, [Maurice J Micklewhite], London, actor (Alfie)

1933-03-23

Geoffrey Leigh, CEO (Allied London Properties)

1933-05-23

Joan Henrietta Collins, London, actress (Alexis-Dynasty, Bitch)

1933-06-26

Claudio Abbado, Milan Italy, composer/conductor (London Symph-1982)

1933-10-10

Daniel Massey, London, actress (Vault of Horror)

1934-01-29

Noel Harrison, London, singer/actor (Mark-Girl from UNCLE), (d. 2013)

1934-03-23

Bryan Bass, headmaster (City of London School)

1934-04-03

Jane Goodall, London England, ethologist (studied African chimps)

1934-06-01

Sylvia Syms, London, actress (Asylum, Moonraker, Shirley Valentine)

1934-06-16

Eileen Atkins, London England, actress (Equus, Devil Within Her)

1934-07-01

Jean Marsh, London England, actress (Dark Places, Eagle has Landed)

1934-07-08

Marty Feldman, London England, comedian (Young Frankenstein)

1934-08-16

John Standing, London England, actor (Edward-Lime Street)

1934-10-30

Hamilton Camp, London, actor (Andrew-He & She, Meatballs 2)

1934-11-01

Hugh Bidwell, mayor (London)

1935-03-27

Julian Glover, London England, actor (QED, Heat & Dust, Mandela)

1935-04-01

Roger Rowland, An American Werewolf in London

1935-04-19

Dudley Moore, London England, actor (10, Arthur, Bedazzled, 6 Weeks)

1935-05-11

Kit Lambert, The Who at the London Coliseum 1969

1935-06-03

Raoul Franklin, chancellor (City University London)

1935-07-20

Ted Rogers, Kennington London, comedian (Aladdin, Cinderella)

1935-08-19

Alan Baker, London, British Mathematician and winner of the Fields Medal (1970) for his work on transcendental number theory

1935-09-28

Heather Sears, London England, actress (Room at the Top)

1935-9-19

Dennis Fraser, An American Werewolf in London

1936-04-24

Jill Ireland, London, actress (Breakout, Assassination, Chino)

1936-05-30

Peter Ellis, An American Werewolf in London

1936-08-21

Tarquin Olivier, Two Tickets to London

1937-01-30

Vanessa Redgrave, London, actress (Blow-Up, Julia, Orient Express)

1937-02-02

Martina Arroyo, Bernstein in London: Verdi's Requiem

1937-04-13

Edward Fox, Chelsea, London, English actor (Never Say Never Again, Gandhi)

1937-08-18

William George Rushton, London, actor/author/cartoonist (TW3)

1937-08-22

Max Hebditch, director (Museum of London)

1937-10-04

Jackie Collins, London, British author (The Stud, Lucky)

1938-01-26

Michael Andersen, Tower of London

1938-02-13

Oliver Reed, London England, actor (Big Sleep)

1938-05-12

Susan Hampshire, London England, actress (Vanity Fair, Living Free)

1938-07-22

Terence Stamp, Stepney, London, English actor (The Collector, Billy Budd)

1938-08-12

Anthony Joliffe, mayor of London

1938-09-27

Alexander Graham, Lord Mayor of London

1938-10-22

Derek Jacobi, London, actor (Lanner-Strauss Family, Dead Again)

1939-01-09

Susannah York, London, United Kingdom, English actress (They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, Superman)

1939-02-02

Rachel English, London, author (My 1st 500)

1939-02-24

George Bain, principal (London Business School)

1939-03-05

Samantha Eggar, London, actress (Collector, Dr Doolittle) [or May 3]

1939-04-05

David Winters, London England, choreographer (Steve Allen Comedy Hour)

1939-04-12

Alan Ayckbourn, London, playwright

1939-04-15

Marty Wilder, Blackheath, South London, English singer-songwriter and father of rocker Kim Wilde

1939-04-16

Dusty Springfield, [Mary O'Brien], London, vocalist (Growing Pains)

1939-05-19

James Fox, London, England, actor (The Servant)

1939-07-06

Jet Harris, [Terence Harris], London, rock bassist (Drifters)

1939-07-16

Corin Redgrave, London, actor (Excalibur, Man For All Seasons)

1939-07-18

Brian Auger, London, fusion keyboardist (Befour, Genesis)

1939-07-28

Clem Cattini, rock drummer (Tornados London)

1939-08-16

Carol Shelley, London, actress (Gwendolyn Pidgeon-Odd Couple)

1939-12-23

Johnny Kidd, [Frederick Heath], London, rocker (Johnny Kidd & Pirates)

1940-02-09

Brian Bennett, London, rock drummer (Shadows)

1940-02-22

Julian Chagrin, London, mime/actor (Golddiggers)

1940-03-26

Matthias Ponnier, Flucht aus London

1940-04-04

Bijan, Iran, mens apparel designer (Beverly Hills, NYC, London)

1940-06-23

Johnny Kay, The London Rock and Roll Show

1940-08-24

Yaron London, Episode dated 2 July 2013

1940-09-03

Pauline Collins, London England, actress (Shirley Valentine)

1940-11-10

David Sutch, The London Rock and Roll Show

1941-01-26

Henry Jaglom, London England, actor (Eating, Lucky Ducks, Always)

1941-02-25

David Puttnam, London, film producer/CEO (Columbia Pictures)

1941-06-02

Charlie Watts, London England, drummer (Rolling Stones)

1941-07-07

Paul Kember, An American Werewolf in London

1941-08-29

Robin Leach, London England, TV host (Life Styles of Rich & Famous)

1941-10-07

Martin Murray, London England, rocker (Honeycombs)

1941-10-19

Simon Ward, London England, actor (4 Musketeers, 4 Feathers), (d. 2012)

1941-10-22

Charles Keating, London England, actor (Carl Hutchins-Another World)

1941-10-23

Les Blair, London's Burning

1941-11-09

Tom Fogerty, Creedence Clearwater Revival Live in London

1941-11-21

Juliet Mills, London England, actress (Nanny & the Professor, QB VII)

1942-02-06

John London, bassist (Michael Nesmith band)

1942-02-06

John London, The Karate Kid

1942-03-15

Hughie Flint, London England, rock drummer (Bonzo Dog Band)

1942-05-02

Jacques Rogge, London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder

1942-06-19

Neil Chalmers, director (National History Museum, London)

1942-07-27

Barbara Ferris, London England, actress (Nice Girl Like Me)

1942-08-20

John Povey, London Boulevard

1942-11-08

Su Douglas, London to Brighton

1942-12-15

Dave Clark, London England, rock drummer (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over)

1943-01-28

Dick Taylor, London Boulevard

1943-02-16

Anthony Dowell, London, ballet dancer (Royal Ballet)

1943-03-02

Tony Meehan [Daniel Meehan], London, English rocker (Drifters, Vipers)

1943-03-03

Roy London, Hank's Contract

1943-03-08

Lynn Redgrave, London, actress (Georgie Girl)/Weight-Watcher

1943-04-08

James Herbert, London, horror writer (The Rats), (d. 2013)

1943-04-16

Dave Peverett, London, English rocker (Foghat, Savoy Brown)

1943-06-25

Bill Moggridge [William], London, England, designer (1st laptop computer), (d. 2012)

1943-06-29

Roger Ruskin Spear, London England, saxophonist (Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band)

1943-08-01

Denis Payton, London England, rock musician (Dave Clark Five - Glad All Over)

1943-08-04

David Carr, rock keyboardist (Fortunes Leyton, London

1943-08-06

Michael Anderson Jr, London, actor (Clay-The Monroes)

1943-11-22

Jean London, The Star Maker

1943-12-06

Mike Smith, London England, rocker/pianist (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over)

1944-01-09

Jimmy Page, London, rock guitarist (Led Zeppelin-Stairway to Heaven)

1944-01-19

Laurie London, English singer

1944-01-19

Laurie London, Soldaterkammerater

1944-02-02

Andrew Davis, Ashbridge, England, conductor (New Phil Orch-London)

1944-02-13

Jerry Springer, London England, talk show host (Jerry Springer Show)

1944-03-01

John Napier, London, set designer (Royal Shakesphere Company)

1944-03-12

Lisa Jardine, London: The Greatest City

1944-04-09

Wally Waller, London Boulevard

1944-05-14

Francesca Annis, London England, actress (Madame Bovary, Dune)

1944-05-30

Lenny Davidson, London, rocker (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over)

1944-06-21

Ray Davies, London, singer/guitarist (Kinks-Come Dancing)

1944-06-22

Peter Asher, London, singer (Peter & Gordon-World Without Love)

1944-07-22

Rick Davies, London England, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Supertramp)

1944-10-09

John Entwistle, London, rock guitarist/vocalist (Who-Baba O'Riley)

1944-11-09

Phil May, London Boulevard

1944-11-11

Benjamin Goldstein, Jack London: American Original

1944-11-16

Joanna Pettit, London, actress (Knots Landing, Cry of the Innocent)

1945-01-10

Rod Stewart, London, British singer (Maggie Mae, Do You Think I'm Sexy)

1945-03-09

Robin Trower, London, guitarist (Procol Harum-Whiter Shade of Pale)

1945-03-09

Christopher Scoular, An American Werewolf in London

1945-04-20

Jimmy Winston, London, organist (Samll Facres-Itchycoo Park)

1945-04-24

Doug Clifford, Creedence Clearwater Revival Live in London

1945-04-25

Stu Cook, Creedence Clearwater Revival Live in London

1945-06-28

Dave Knights, London, rock bassist (Procol Harum-Conquistador)

1945-07-18

Danny McCullock, London, rocker (Animals)

1945-07-26

Helen Mirren [Ilyena Lydia Vasilievna Mironoff], London, English actress (The Queen, The Madness of King George)

1945-11-11

Chris Dreja, London, rocker (Yardbirds)

1945-11-12

Valerie Leon, London England, actress (Blood from Mummy's Tomb)

1946-03-07

Matthew Fisher, London, rock keyboardist (Procol Harum)

1946-03-22

Laraine Ashton, fashion models' agent (London)

1946-04-01

Ronnie "Plonk" Lane, London, rock bassist (Small Faces-Hey Girl)

1946-04-18

Hayley Mills, London England, actress (Parent Trap, Pollyanna)

1946-06-25

Ian McDonald, London England, rock guitarist (Foreigner, King Crimson)

1946-06-26

Clive Francis, London England, actor (Masada)

1946-07-23

Andy MacKay, London, rock sax/oboe (Roxy Music-Dance Away)

1946-09-19

John Coghlan, London, rock drummer (Status Quo)

1946-09-28

Helen Shapiro, Bethnal Green London, rock vocalist

1946-10-13

Edwina Currie, London and South East

1946-10-17

Vicki Hodge, London England, actress (Confessions of a Sex Maniac)

1946-10-29

Peter Green, [Peter Greenbaum], London, rocker (Fleetwood Mac)

1946-11-23

Diana Quick, London England, actress (Brideshead, Big Sleep, Odd Job)

1946-12-10

Ace Kefford, Tonite Let's All Make Love in London

1946-12-14

Jane Birkin, London England, actress (Mrs Don Juan, Dark Places, Dust)

1947-01-06

Sandy Denny, London UK, country singer (Fairport Convention-If You Gotta Go)

1947-01-07

Tony Elliott, London Rock

1947-01-08

David Bowie, [Jones], London, singer/actor (Major Tom, Ziggy Stardust)

1947-01-21

Jerry London, Shogun

1947-02-03

Dave Davies, London, rock vocalist/guitarist (Kinks-Lola)

1947-04-08

Steve Howe, London, rock guitarist (Asia, Yes-Roundabout)

1947-05-06

Dennis Cowan, London, rocker (Bonzo Dog Band)

1947-06-24

Mick Fleetwood, London, rock drummer (Fleetwood Mac-Go Your Own Way)

1947-07-17

Camilla Parker Bowles (Duchess of Cornwall), London England, wife of Prince Charles

1947-07-19

Brian May, London, rock guitarist (Queen-We are the Champions)

1947-07-23

David Essex, [Cook], London, rock vocalist/actor (That'll be the Day)

1947-09-26

Graham Faulkner, London, actor (Brother Sun Sister Moon)

1947-09-30

Marc Bolan, London England, rock vocalist (T-Rex-Bang a Gong)

1947-12-16

Ben Cross, London, UK, English actor (Chariots of Fire, Star Trek)

1948-01-12

Anthony Andrews, London England, actor (Under the Volcano)

1948-01-12

Brendan Foster, 28th London Marathon

1948-02-08

Kaori Kumi, Hi! London

1948-02-24

Dennis "Minder" Waterman, London England, actor (Fair Exchange)

1948-03-04

Chris Squire, London, rock bassist (Yes-Fish Out of Water)

1948-03-22

Andrew Lloyd Webber, London, composer (Phantom of the Opera, Cats)

1948-07-21

Cat Stevens [Steven Demetre Georgiou; Yusaf Islam], London, rock vocalist (Peace Train)

1948-08-07

Neil Larsen, Leonard Cohen: Live in London

1948-08-12

Graham Zellick, principal (Queen Mary & Westfield College London)

1948-09-16

Kenney Jones, London, London, English rock drummer/vocalist (Small Faces, The Who)

1948-12-03

Maxwell Hutchinson, London: The Greatest City

1948-12-06

Jonathan King, London, singer (Everyone's Gone to the Moon)

1948-12-20

Alan Parsons, London, audio engineer/music producer (The Dark Side of the Moon, Let it Be)

1949-02-19

Eddie Hardin, London, United Kingdom, English rock pianist and singer (Spencer Davis Group)

1949-05-29

Francis Rossi, London, guitarist (Status Quo-Picture of a Matchstick Man)

1949-06-15

Simon Callow, London England, actor (Good Father)

1949-07-17

Mick Tucker, London, rock drummer (Sweet Harlesden)

1949-07-28

Simon Kirke, London UK, rock drummer (Bad Company)

1950-02-23

Steve Priest, London, rock bassist (Sweet Hayes)

1950-03-07

Karol Ann Hoeffner, Winning London

1950-05-13

Danny Kirwan, London, rocker (Fleetwood Mac)

1950-07-18

Richard Branson, London, British music enterperneur (Virgin Atlantic)

1950-07-26

Susan George, London England, actress (Straw Dogs, Mandingo)

1950-08-18

Dennis Elliot, London, rock drummer (Foreigner)

1950-08-30

Antony Gormley, London England, British sculptor (Angel of the North)

1950-09-14

Paul Kossoff, London England, rock guitarist (Free)

1950-09-30

Victoria Tennant, London England (All of Me, Chiefs, Winds of War)

1950-10-18

Sheila White, London England, actress (I Claudius)

1950-9-18

László Sirkó, Párizs-London 1851-1853

1951-02-13

David Naughton, An American Werewolf in London

1951-03-16

Kate Nelligan, London Ontario, actress (Bethune, Eye of the Needle)

1951-06-16

John Salthouse, British(?) actor (American Werewolf in London)

1951-06-16

John Salthouse, An American Werewolf in London

1951-10-16

Daniel Gerroll, London, actor (Big Business)

1951-11-21

Nick Gilder, London England, singer (Hot Child in the City)

1951-11-23

David Rappaport, London England, 3'11" actor (Wizard, Time Bandits)

1951-9-04

Martin Chambers, The Pretenders: Live in London

1952-03-02

John Altman, An American Werewolf in London

1952-06-21

M.L. Procise, Christina Aguilera: Stripped in London

1952-07-03

Andy Fraser, rock bassist (Free London)

1952-10-02

John Otway, O Mary This London

1952-10-04

Nina Carter, London England, vocalist (Blonde on Blonde)

1952-10-09

Sharon Osbourne, Brixton, South London, music manager, TV personality and wife of Ozzy Osbourne (X-Factor, America's Got Talent)

1952-12-23

Elaine Baker, An American Werewolf in London

1953-05-24

Alfred Molina, London, actor (Enchanted April, Prick up your Ears)

1953-06-16

Ian Mosley, Paddington London, drummer (Marillion-Clutching at Straws)

1954-03-03

Chris Hughes, London, English record producer and rock drummer (Adam & The Ants)

1954-03-17

Lesley-Anne Down, London, actress (A Little Night Music, Moonraker)

1954-03-17

Wally Stocker, London, rock vocalist/guitarist (Babys-Missing You)

1954-04-13

Frederick London, A Woman of Substance

1954-06-05

Michael "Nicko" McBrain, London, English heavy metal drummer (Iron Maiden-Powerslave)

1954-11-03

Adam Ant, [Stuart Goddard], London, English punk rocker (If I Strip For You)

1954-11-09

Dennis Stratton, London England, rock guitarist (Iron Maiden)

1955-02-09

Charles Shaughnessy, London, actor (Shane-Days of our Lives, Nanny)

1955-03-13

Glenne Headly, New London CT, actress (Dick Tracy, Making Mr Right)

1955-03-29

Marina Sirtis, London, English actress (Troi-Star Trek: The Next Generation)

1955-04-21

Michael London, Cool Runnings

1955-06-08

Griffin Dunne, actor (American Werewolf in London, Who's That Girl)

1955-06-26

Mick Jones, London, rock vocalist/guitarist (Clash-Havana 3 AM)

1955-07-18

Teresa Ann Savoy, London England, actress (Caligula)

1955-09-03

Steve Jones, London, rock guitarist (Sex Pistols)

1955-9-04

Susaye London, Take Off

1956-07-20

Paul Cook, London, rock drummer (Sex Pistols)

1956-07-31

Mark Arden, London's Burning: The Movie

1956-09-14

Joe Penny, London, actor (Gangster Wars, Riptide, Jake & the Fatman)

1956-09-29

Sebastian Coe, Hammersmith, London, British 1500m runner (Olympic-gold-1980, 84)

1956-12-23

Dave Murray, London, English heavy metal guitarist and songwriter (Iron Maiden)

1957-03-08

Clive Burr, East Ham, London, drummer (Iron Maiden 1979-82), (d. 2013)

1957-03-12

Steve Harris, London, hard rock bassist (Iron Maiden-Gypsy's Kiss)

1957-04-06

Glen Murphy, Lords of London

1957-05-10

Sid Vicious, [John Simon Ritchie], London England, bassist (Sex Pistols)

1957-05-19

Sophia Crawford, London England, actress (Power Rangers)

1957-08-31

Glenn Tilbrook, London, rock vocalist/guitarist (Squeeze-Tempted)

1957-12-08

Phil Collen, London UK, English heavy-metal guitarist (Def Leppard - Love Bites)

1958-01-25

Gary Brian Tibbs, London, rock bassist (Adam & The Ants, Roxy Music)

1958-02-11

Becky London, United 93

1958-03-07

Rik Mayall, An American Werewolf in London

1958-06-08

Roger Mann, London, September, 12:00am

1958-06-20

Kelly Johnson [Bernadette], Edmonton, London, guitarist (Girlschool), (d. 2007)

1958-07-30

Daley Thompson, London, Decathalete (Olympic-gold-1980, 1984)

1958-09-19

Lita Ford, London England, vocalist (Kiss Me Deadly, Runaways)

1959-01-01

Linzi Drew, An American Werewolf in London

1959-04-27

Marco Pirroni, London, rock guitarist (Adam & The Ants)

1959-05-03

Ben Elton, Catford, London, English actor and comedian (Blackadder Back & Forth, Friday Night Live)

1959-05-17

Paul Di'anno, rocker (Iron Maiden Chingford, London V Early Vocalist

1959-05-25

Cathryn Harrison, London England, actress (Old Woman in Black Moon)

1959-05-26

Brian Peaker, London Ontario, rower (Olympics-96)

1959-06-06

Amanda Pays, London England, actress (Max Headroom, Off Limits)

1959-06-12

Robert Elms, London: The Greatest City

1959-07-06

John Keeble, London, rock drummer (Spandau Ballet-True)

1959-10-07

Simon Cowell, Lambeth, London, recording executive and television producer (X-Factor, American Idol)

1959-10-15

Sarah Magaret Fergusson, [Fergie], London England, Duchess of York

1959-10-16

Gary Kemp, London, rock guitarist (Spandau Ballet-True)

1959-10-29

Finola Hughes, London, actress (Anna-General Hospital, Staying Alive)

1959-12-17

Jeffrey D. Smith, Jack London's Love of Life

1960-01-12

Jonathan Myerson, Leaving London

1960-03-25

Steve Norman, London, rock sax (Spandau Ballet-True)

1960-04-24

Paula Yates, London England, Mrs Bob Geldof/rocker/writer (Blondes)

1960-05-19

Yazz, [Yasmin Evans], London, England, singer (Fine Time)

1960-05-29

Adrian Paul, London England, actor (Dance to Win, Highlander)

1960-07-20

Katie Rabbet, London England, Prince Andrew's former girlfriend

1960-08-28

Emma Samms, [Samuels], London, actress (Colby's, General Hospital)

1960-08-29

Tony MacAlpine, Steve Vai: Live at the Astoria London

1960-09-09

Hugh Grant, London England (4 Weddings & a Funeral, 9 Months)

1960-10-09

Mike London, 2011 Chick-fil-A Bowl

1960-10-14

Steve Cram, 28th London Marathon

1960-10-19

Dan Woodgate, London, England, rock drummer (Madness, Voice of Beehive)

1960-11-05

Tilda Swinton, London England, actress (Orlando)

1960-12-21

Louis Demetrius Alvanis, London-based pianist

1960-12-27

Maryam D'Abo, London, actress (Living Daylights, Xtro, Until Sept)

1961-04-18

Jane Leeves, London, actress (Murphy Brown, Daphne Moon-Fraiser)

1961-05-14

Tim Roth, London England, actor (Reservoir Dogs, Vincent & Theo)

1961-05-20

Clive Allen, WLAF kicker (London Monarchs)

1961-08-08

The Edge, [Dave Evans], London, rock guitarist (U2-I Will Follow)

1961-08-24

Mark "Bedders" Bedfored, London, rock bassist (Madness)

1961-08-28

Kim Appleby, Stoke Newington, London, English singer (Mel & Kim-Coming to America)

1961-09-14

Antonia De Sancha, London England, lover of Brit MP David Mellor

1961-10-10

Martin Kemp, London, rock bassist (Spandau Ballet)

1962-01-09

Phil Lewis, London England, rock vocalist (LA Guns-It's Over Now)

1962-01-10

Scot Young, I've Been to London to Visit the Queen

1962-03-06

Paul Davis-Miller, London

1962-06-29

Amanda Donohoe, London, actress (CJ Lamb-LA Law)

1962-10-23

Beatie Edney, London England, actress (Diary of a Mad Old Man)

1962-10-26

Carey Elwes, London England, actor (Glory, Princess Bride)

1962-11-01

Kelly Kelland, London Ontario, softball 1st baseman (Olympics-96)

1962-9-12

Dino Merlin, London to Brighton

1963-01-11

Jason Connery, London England, actor (Robin Hood)

1963-03-21

Susie Verrico, West London vs. Marbella

1963-05-11

Natasha Richardson, London England, actress (Gothic, Handmaid's Tale)

1963-06-01

Mike Joyce, rock drummer (Smiths-Ask, Panic, London)

1963-06-25

George Michael [Panos], London, British rock vocalist (Wham-I Want Your Sex)

1963-09-26

Lysette Anthony, London, actress (Angelique-Dark Shadows, Switch)

1963-10-27

Deborah Moore, London England, actress (Danielle-Day of Our Lives)

1963-11-25

Sonja Morgan, Gavin DeGraw/Housewives of New York/Stacy London/Andy Grammar

1964-01-20

Victoria Sellers, London England, actress (Crime Zone, Warlords)

1964-06-22

Amy Brenneman, New London Ct, actress (Janice-NYPD Blue)

1964-07-10

Sean Cronin, London Hood

1964-08-01

Dimitar Mitovski, Mission London

1964-9-17

Pasha Shilov, Winning London

1965-01-04

Julia Ormond, London England, actress (Sabrina, Legends of the Fall)

1965-01-11

Joely Richardson, London England, actress (Body Contact, Wetherby)

1965-01-14

Jemma Redgrave, London England, actress (Buddha of Suburbia)

1965-02-26

Alison Armitage, London England, actress (Acapulco HEAT)

1965-02-26

Brittany York, London England, playmate (Oct, 1990)

1965-06-23

Dawn Whiteham, New London Ct, bodybuilder (Penthouse Nov 1995)

1965-07-17

Alex Winter, London England, actor (Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure)

1965-07-23

Slash, [Saul Hudson], London England, rock guitarist & songwriter (Guns N' Roses-Sweet Child o' Mine)

1965-07-26

Billy London, Hard Choices

1965-09-02

Lennox Lewis, London England, heavyweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1988, WBC boxing champ)

1965-09-13

Zak Starkey, London, English rock drummer, son of Beatle Ringo

1965-10-30

Gavin Rossdale, Kilburn, London, English heavy metal vocalist and actor (Bush)

1966-02-02

Victor Muhammad, WLAF running back (London Monarchs)

1966-02-21

Bronwen Booth, London, actress (Andy-One Life to Live, Eternal Evil)

1966-02-21

Wendy James, London England, vocalist (Transvision Vamp-Velveteen)

1966-04-12

Jeffrey Hunter, WLAF DE (London Monarchs)

1966-04-15

Samantha Karen Fox, East End London England, singer (Touch Me)

1966-05-10

Jonathan Edwards, 28th London Marathon Highlights

1966-05-24

Scott London, Half Nelson

1966-05-26

Helena Bonham Carter, London, English actress (Fight Club, Howards End)

1966-07-12

Allegra Curtis, London, model/daughter of Christine Kaufmann

1966-08-16

Rosey Edeh, London England, Canadian 400m hurdler (Olympics-4-92, 96)

1966-08-23

Charley Boorman, London to Volgorad

1966-11-10

Vanessa Angel, London, England, actress (Weird Science, Kingpin)

1966-11-22

Nicholas Rowe, London England, actor (Young Sherlock Holmes)

1966-9-12

Jay London, Louis C.K.: Live at the Comedy Store

1967-01-15

Marcus London, Operation: Desert Stormy

1967-01-22

Olivia d'Abo, London England, actress (Wonder Years, Single Guy)

1967-03-12

Rowelle Blenman, WLAF cornerback/safety (London Monarchs)

1967-08-07

Charlotte Lewis, Kensington London, actress (Golden Child, Pirates)

1967-10-16

Joe Murphy, London, NHL right wing (Chicago Blackhawks)

1967-9-21

Glen Benton, Deicide: When London Burns

1968-02-06

Richard Newbill, WLAF linebacker (London Monarchs)

1968-03-04

Patsy Kensit, London, actress (Lethal Weapon 2, Hanover St)

1968-05-03

Jay Darlington, London England, keyboardist (Kula Shaker)

1968-05-05

Michael Titley, WLAF TE (London Monarchs)

1968-06-01

Jeff Hackett, London, NHL goalie (Chicago Blackhawks)

1968-06-23

Ronnie West, WLAF RB (London Monarchs)

1968-10-01

Malcolm Showell, WLAF defensive end (London Monarchs)

1968-11-03

Paul Quantrill, London Ontario, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)

1968-12-25

Don Silvestri, NFL/WLAF kicker (NY Jets, London Monarchs)

1969-02-12

Rob Mansfield, London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder

1969-03-12

Karen Snelgrove, London Ontario, softball pitcher (Olympics-96)

1969-03-31

Samantha Brown, London Now

1969-05-25

Stacy London, American fashion consultant

1969-05-25

Stacy London, Mayim

1969-06-06

Brian Greenfield, WLAF punter (London Monarchs)

1969-10-24

Nicole London, Swinging in the Rain

1969-11-11

Samuel London, Fated Choices

1969-9-11

Jason Dors Lake, London's Burning

1970-01-17

Steve Asheim, Deicide: When London Burns

1970-01-31

Minnie Driver, London, United Kingdom, British actress and singer-songwriter (Good Will Hunting, The Riches)

1970-02-02

Chris Luneburg, WLAF T (London Monarchs)

1970-03-07

Rachel Weisz, London, English actress (The Mummy, The Constant Gardener) and fashion model

1970-04-18

Peter Giles, London Ontario, kayaker (Olympics-96)

1970-05-22

Naomi Campbell, London England, model/actress (Cool as Ice, Unzipped)

1970-05-28

Ben Williams, WLAF defensive end (London Monarchs)

1970-06-10

Steve London, Shallow Ground

1970-07-03

Preston Jones, WLAF quarterback (London Monarchs)

1970-09-29

Emily Lloyd, London England, actress (Wish You Were Here, In Country)

1970-10-24

Alonza Bevan, London, bassist/tabla (Kula Shaker)

1970-11-16

Kris Sleater, The London Nail Bombings

1971-01-09

Scott Thornton, London, NHL left wing (Edmonton Oilers)

1971-01-25

Herman Smith, NFL/WLAF defensive end (Tampa Bay Bucs, London Monarchs)

1971-02-18

Reggie Holt, WLAF safety (London Monarchs)

1971-03-09

Emmanuel Lewis, Lost in London

1971-04-13

Mark Sutton, London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder

1971-04-14

Antonio London, NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions)

1971-05-26

Lewis Capes, WLAF defensive tackle (London Monarchs)

1971-06-02

Steve Brooks, WLAF tight end (Frankfurt Galaxy, London Monarchs)

1971-07-20

Tom Tovo, WLAF defensive tackle (London Monarchs)

1971-07-22

Charlotte Gainsbourg, London England, actress (Little Thief)

1971-08-07

Kevin Gaines, WLAF DB (London Monarchs)

1971-08-09

Alan Allen, NFL/WLAF wide receiver (NY Jets, London Monarchs)

1971-08-13

Ron Dickerson, WLAF running back (Scottish Claymores, London Monarchs)

1971-08-14

Stan White, NFL/WLAF quarterback (NY Giants, London Monarchs)

1971-08-29

Dan Richardson, London Hood

1971-10-13

Sacha Baron Cohen, Hammersmith, London, comedian/actor (Ali G, Borat)

1971-12-04

Terrence Wisdom, NFL/WLAF guard/center (NY Jets, London Monarchs)

1971-12-25

Dido, Kensington, London, pop singer and rap/dance music vocalist (Eminem's 'Stan', 'No Angel')

1972-01-31

Fritz Fequiere, WLAF guard (Barcelona Dragons, London Monarchs)

1972-02-04

Dara O'Briain, Dara O'Briain Talks Funny: Live in London

1972-03-13

Avrom Smith, WLAF RB (London Monarchs)

1972-03-13

Ryan McCoy, WLAF LB (London Monarchs)

1972-03-20

Dan Snow, London

1972-04-16

Mario Bradley, WLAF cornerback (London Monarchs)

1972-05-04

Marc Lamb, WLAF T (London Monarchs)

1972-05-29

Kenny McEntyre, WLAF cornerback (London Monarchs)

1972-07-23

Seth Dittman, NFL offensive tackle (Indianapolis Colt, London Monarchs)

1972-11-07

Jeremy London, actor (I'll Fly Away, Party of Five)

1972-11-07

Jason London, Dazed and Confused

1972-11-07

Jeremy London, Mallrats

1972-11-14

Stacie B. London, Wishmaster

1973-01-18

Crispian Mills, London, vocalist/guitarist (Kula Shaker)

1973-02-27

Terence Davis, WLAF wide receiver (London Monarchs)

1973-02-28

Eric Lindros, London Ontario, NHL center (Phila Flyers)

1973-03-27

Sean McLynn, Dead London

1973-04-05

Ed Hobbs, WLAF RB (London Monarchs)

1973-04-05

Emile Palmer, WLAF DT (London Monarchs)

1973-06-11

Tony McKenzie, WLAF guard (London Monarchs)

1973-07-06

Karl Ballard, WLAF linebacker (London Monarchs)

1973-07-10

Claudius Wright, WLAF CB (London Monarchs)

1973-08-05

Ed Burman, WLAF linebacker (London Monarchs)

1973-08-09

Larry Stallworth, WLAF wide receiver (London Monarchs)

1973-08-21

Lorraine Ansell, Kinky Ladies of London

1973-10-04

Kerry Joseph, WLAF quarterback (London Monarchs)

1973-11-13

George Harris, WLAF cornerback (London Monarchs)

1973-12-28

Tasha Hardy, London Fog

1974-01-11

Toderick Malone, WLAF wide receiver (London Monarchs)

1974-01-29

Pat Walsh, WLAF Tackle (London Monarchs)

1974-11-21

Casey Patton, London Ontario, boxer (Olympics-96)

1974-11-24

Mirza Javed, An Electric Samurai in London

1975-01-09

Piero Grandinetti, London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder

1975-03-11

Joshua Clement, Namastey London

1975-05-01

Jodhi May, London, British actress (A World Apart, The Other Boleyn Girl)

1975-05-02

David Beckham, Leytonstone, London, English footballer (Manchester United, England)

1975-05-07

Jason Tunks, London Ontario, discus thrower (Olympics-96)

1975-05-19

London Fletcher, American football player

1975-05-19

London Fletcher, Episode dated 29 October 2008

1975-07-18

M.I.A. (Mathangi Arulpragasam), Hounslow, London, rapper (Sunshowers)

1975-10-02

Mohammed Haddad, Huna London

1975-10-22

Dedra London, In Broad Daylight

1975-12-02

Brett Lindros, London, NHL right wing (NY Islanders)

1976-01-12

Shawn Aldin-Burnett, London 2012 Paralympic Closing Ceremony: Festival of Flame

1976-01-21

Emma Lee Bunton, "Baby Spice", Finchley London, vocalist (Spice Girls)

1976-03-21

Iain Percy, London 2012 Olympics

1976-04-04

Tim Matthews, London to Brighton

1976-04-13

Anna Sandler, London Boulevard

1976-06-01

Linda Murray, An Erotic Werewolf in London

1976-07-19

Benedict Cumberbatch, London, actor (12 Years a Slave)

1976-08-19

AJ Geddes, London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder

1976-10-10

London, Layover

1976-10-13

Bryce London, Another Man's Hand

1977-08-19

Callum Blue, London, England, actor (Dead Like Me, The Tudors)

1977-11-03

Ryann London, May Day

1978-07-01

Mark Hunter, The Olympic Side of London

1978-12-05

Jonathan London, Gay by Dawn

1978-12-29

LaToya London, American singer

1978-12-29

La Toya London, Episode #3.30

1978-9-12

Juliet Reeves London, Automaton Transfusion

1979-01-07

Nathan Constance, London to Brighton

1979-03-23

Jimmy Simak, London to Volgorad

1979-04-06

David Nattriss, London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder

1979-05-27

Alyssa Murphy, Namastey London

1979-07-02

Joe Thornton, London Ontario, Canadian hockey player

1979-08-12

Chloe Bale, London to Brighton

1979-12-31

Alex Cassun, London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder

1980-04-16

Paul London, American professional wrestler

1980-04-16

Paul London, Episode dated 18 March 2006

1980-05-22

Andy Howard, London's Olympic Aquatic Stadium

1980-08-13

Nick Dempsey, London 2012 Olympics

1980-11-12

Ryan Gosling, London Ontario, Canadian actor (The Notebook, Drive)

1981-01-20

Assaf Shuster, London Pinat Ben Yehuda

1981-03-04

Donny Tourette, English punk rock singer (Towers of London)

1981-07-07

Richard Alan Brown, Winning London

1981-07-22

Clive Standen, Namastey London

1981-07-25

Sophia London, Iron Man 3

1982-04-23

Taio Cruz, London/English R&B, Pop, Hip Hop singer

1982-05-14

Rachel Roth, Winning London

1982-06-21

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, London, England, son of Prince Charles & Lady Diana

1982-08-09

Tyson Gay, First: The Official Film of the London 2012 Olympic Games

1982-08-23

Brandon Tyler, Winning London

1982-10-15

Victoria London, Down to Love

1982-11-09

Hollis London, The Greater Meaning of Water

1983-03-16

Rannvijay Singh, London Dreams

1983-03-30

Sarah Stevenson, The London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony

1983-04-13

Nicole Cooke, London 2012 Olympics

1983-05-10

Scott London, Man About Town

1983-08-24

Scarlett March, Fuck a Fan: Live from London

1983-09-14

Amy Winehouse, Southgate, London, singer ("Stronger Than Me, Rehab), (d. 2011)

1984-07-14

Rory Williams, Naachle London

1984-10-16

Brandon London, Episode dated 21 November 2008

1984-10-21

Rachel London, The Crew

1984-12-04

Lauren London, American actress

1984-12-05

Lauren London, I Love You, Beth Cooper

1984-12-06

Sofia Hayat, Naachle London

1985-01-30

Kajsa Pålsson, London Transfer

1985-03-26

Keira Knightley, London, English actress (Bend It Like Beckham, Pirates of the Caribbean)

1985-04-20

Joshua Brody, Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London

1985-05-11

Serena Iansiti, Lords of London

1985-08-07

Amélie Chicoye, Mission London

1985-11-28

Caitlin McClatchey, London 2012 Olympics

1986-05-13

Robert Pattinson, London, English actor (Cedric Diggory-Harry Potter, Edward Cullen-Twilight)

1986-06-10

Zara Dampney, London 2012 Olympics

1986-06-30

Bruno Fratus, First: The Official Film of the London 2012 Olympic Games

1986-07-24

Kevin London, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

1986-07-26

Carmelita Moniz, Young Harlots in London

1987-02-03

London Vale, Dog-Eared

1987-03-30

Vojislav Scelovic, London Paris New York

1987-06-20

Marie, London Hearts

1987-07-12

London Summers, The Last Airbender

1987-08-07

Matthew Cressey, London 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony: A Symphony of British Music

1987-11-18

Imogen Bankier, London 2012 Olympics

1988-01-27

Alice Burdeu, London's Calling

1988-02-13

Veronika London, Black Eve

1988-05-05

Adele [Adele Laurie Blue Adkins], Tottenham, London, English singer (Rolling in the Deep, Someone Like You)

1988-10-07

Gregory Foreman, London Boulevard

1988-11-03

Sarah McNicholas, Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London

1988-9-20

Jenna Randall, London 2012 Olympics

1988-9-23

Shanaze Reade, First: The Official Film of the London 2012 Olympic Games

1989-01-03

Kohei Uchimura, London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder

1989-01-14

Karine Thomas, The London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony

1989-07-23

Daniel Radcliffe, London, actor (Harry Pottter in the Harry Potter series of movies)

1989-08-18

London Keyes, Asa Akira Is Insatiable

1990-04-06

Asha Randall, London 2012 Olympics

1990-11-21

Dani King, First: The Official Film of the London 2012 Olympic Games

1991-06-30

Robert Feldman, Lovers in London

1991-09-28

Saffron LeBon, London, daughter of Simon & Yasmon

1991-11-10

Philip Pedersen, Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London

1992-01-03

Chris London, Stranger Than Nixon

1992-01-13

Kerry Tokley, London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder

1992-03-12

Lizzy London, Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody

1992-04-12

Chad le Clos, First: The Official Film of the London 2012 Olympic Games

1992-10-13

Sam Mikulak, First: The Official Film of the London 2012 Olympic Games

1992-12-30

John Orozco, First: The Official Film of the London 2012 Olympic Games

1993-05-24

Bobby Lockwood, 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure

1994-03-01

Justin Bieber, London Ontario, Canadian pop singer (Baby, One Time)

1996-04-19

London Freeman, VP.

2000-03-03

London Lombana, A Good Knight

2000-05-19

London Jones, Danika

2003-02-20

Isaac London, Angels Sing: Christmas in Ireland

2013-07-22

Prince George of Cambridge, London, England, son of Prince William of England (3rd in line to the English throne)

London - Notable Weddings

William Pitt the ElderNov 16, 1754

William BlakeAug 18, 1782

John Quincy AdamsJun 26, 1797

Robert PeelJul 14, 1820

Robert BrowningSep 12, 1846

John A. MacdonaldFeb 16, 1867

Camille PissarroJun 14, 1871

Oscar WildeMay 29, 1884

Edith Kermit CarowDec 2, 1886

Rudyard KiplingJan 18, 1893

George Bernard ShawJun 1, 1896

John Rushworth JellicoeJul 1, 1902

Robert ScottSep 2, 1908

Beatrix PotterOct 15, 1913

T. S. EliotJun 26, 1915

Margaret SangerSep 18, 1922

Alfred HitchcockDec 2, 1926

Graham GreeneOct 15, 1927

James JoyceJul 4, 1931

Peter CushingApr 10, 1943

Elizabeth IINov 20, 1947

Angela LansburyAug 12, 1949

Peter SellersSep 15, 1951

Margaret ThatcherDec 13, 1951

Ted HughesJun 16, 1956

Christopher PlummerMay 4, 1962

Sharon TateJan 20, 1968

Paul McCartneyMar 12, 1969

Judi DenchFeb 5, 1971

Diana SpencerJul 29, 1981

Roald DahlDec 15, 1983

Hugh LaurieJun 16, 1989

Andrew Lloyd WebberFeb 9, 1991

Sylvester StalloneMay 17, 1997

Gwen StefaniSep 14, 2002

London - Weddings
Date Event
1754-11-16

British PM William Pitt the Elder (46) weds Lady Hester Grenville (34) in Argyle Street, London

1782-08-18

Romantic Age poet and artist William Blake (24) marries Catherine Boucher, 5 years his junior, in St. Mary's Church, Battersea, London.

1797-06-26

US President John Quincy Adams (29) weds Louisa Johnson (22) at All Hallows Barking parish in London

1820-07-14

British PM Robert Peel (32) weds Sir John Floyd's daughter Julia at St George's, Hanover Square in London

1846-09-12

Poet and playwright Robert Browning (34) weds poet Elizabeth Barrett (40) at Marylebone Church in London

1867-02-16

Prime Minister of Canada John A. Macdonald (52) weds Agnes Bernard (30) at St George's Church in Hanover Square, London

1871-06-14

Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro (40) weds Julie Vellay in London

1884-05-29

Irish writer Oscar Wilde marries Constance Lloyd at St. James Church, Paddington, London

1886-12-02

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt (28) weds second wife Edith Kermit Carow (25) in London

1893-01-18

British Poet and writer Rudyard Kipling (26) marries Carrie Balestier (29) in London

1896-06-01

Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw (41) marries Charlotte Frances Payne-Townshend (41)in Covent Garden, London.

1902-07-01

British admiral John Rushworth Jellicoe (42) weds Gwendoline Cayzer at Holy Trinity in London

1908-09-02

Naval officer Robert Scott (40) weds sculptress Kathleen Bruce (30) at the Chapel Royal in London, England

1913-10-15

Author Beatrix Potter (47) weds solicitor William Heelis at St Mary Abbots in Kensington, London

1915-06-26

Author T. S. Eliot (26) weds governess Vivienne Haigh-Wood (27) at Hampstead Register Office in London

1922-07-18

British naval officer Louis Mountbatten (22) weds Lord Mount Temple's daughter Edwina Cynthia Annette Ashley (20) at St. Margaret's in Westminster, London

1922-09-18

Nurse Margaret Sanger (43) weds James Noah Henry Slee in Bloomsbury, London

1926-12-02

Film director/producer Alfred Hitchcock (27) weds director Alma Reville (27) at Brompton Oratory in London

1927-10-15

Writer Graham Greene (23) weds Vivien Dayrell-Browning at St. Mary's Church in Hampstead, North London

1931-07-04

Irish writer (Ulysses) James Joyce and Nora Barnacle finally marry in London registry office after meeting in 1904.

1943-04-10

Actor Peter Cushing (29) weds actress Violet Helene Beck in London, England

1943-10-20

British Children's writer Enid Blyton marries 2nd husband surgeon Kenneth Fraser Darrell Waters at City of Westminster registry office, London

1947-11-20

Future British Queen Princess Elizabeth II (21) weds Lt Philip Mountbatten (26) in Westminster Abbey, London

1949-08-12

Multi-Tony award-winning actress Angela Lansbury (23) weds actor and producer Peter Shaw (31) at St. Columba's Presbyterian Church of Scotland in London, England

1951-09-15

Actor Peter Sellers (26) weds actress Anne Howe n London, England

1951-12-13

British PM Margaret Thatcher (26) weds businessman Denis Thatcher (36) at Wesley's Chapel in City Road, London

1956-06-16

British Poet and Poet Laureate Ted Hughes marries American writer and poet (The Bell Jar) Sylvia Plath at St George the Martyr Holborn, London.

1962-05-04

Actor Christopher Plummer (32) weds columnist Patricia Lewis at the Marylebone Registry office in London

1964-02-19

Actor Peter Sellers (38) weds actress Britt Ekland in London, England

1968-01-20

Actress Sharon Tate (24) weds actor/director Roman Polanski (34) in Chelsea, London

1969-03-12

Paul McCartney marries Linda Louise Eastman in London

1971-02-05

Actress Judi Dench (36) weds actor Michael Williams (35) at St Mary's Catholic Church in Hampstead, London

1973-07-04

British Army officer Andrew Parker Bowles (33) weds Camilla Rosemary Shand (26) at Guards Chapel in Birdcage Walk in London, England

1981-07-29

Charles, Prince of Wales weds Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul's Cathedral, London

1983-12-15

Author Roald Dahl (36) weds Liccy Crosland (45) at Brixton Town Hall in South London

1984-08-18

Duran Duran keyboardist Nick Rhodes (22) weds Des Moines department store heiress Julie Anne Friedman (25) at London registrar's office

1986-07-23

Britain's Prince Andrew (26) weds Sarah Ferguson (26) at Westminster Abbey in London, England

1989-06-16

Actor Hugh Laurie (30) weds theatre administrator Jo Green in Camden, London

1991-02-09

Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (42) weds equestrian Madeleine Gurdon (28) in Westminster, London

1994-07-14

Princess Margaret's daughter Sarah Armstrong-Jones (30) weds ex-actor and fellow artist Daniel Chatto (37) in London, United Kingdon

1995-07-01

Crown Prince of Greece and the oldest son of the deposed King Constantine of Greece, Pavlos (28) weds Robert W. Miller's daughter Marie-Chantal Miller (26) at London's Cathedral of Saint Sophia

1996-05-14

Actor Antonio Banderas (35) weds actress Melanie Griffith (38) at the Westminster register office in London

1997-05-17

Sylvester Stallone weds Jennifer Flavin in London

2002-01-01

Legendary guitarist Eric Clapton (56) weds Melia McEnery (25) at St. Mary Magdalen Church in Surrey, London

2002-02-17

Actress Joan Collins (68) weds theater company manager Percy Gibson at Claridge's Hotel in London

2002-09-14

No Doubt lead vocalist Gwen Stefani (42) weds lead singer and rhythm guitarist "Bush" Gavin Rossdale (46) at St. Paul's Church in London, England

2004-12-31

English actor Terence Stamp (64) weds Elizabeth O'Rourke (23) in London

2005-09-10

British television presenter Kate Garraway (38) weds former political lobbyist Derek Draper (38) at St. Mary The Virgin parish church in London, England

2005-11-11

Millionaire Nasir Khan weds "Footballers' Wives" actress Laila Rouass (34) in London

2005-11-30

"Only Fools and Horses" actor David Jason (65) weds Gill Hinchcliffe at Buckingham Palace in London

2005-12-15

"Eastenders" actress Elaine Lordan (39) weds BBC manager Peter Manuel at Islington Town Hall in London

2006-01-05

Adult film actress Linsey Dawn McKenzie (27) weds former Wimbledon F.C. and Northern Ireland footballer Mark Williams (35) at the central London register office

2006-01-28

London Broncos rugby football player Craig Gower (27) weds TV personality and model Amanda Flynn (24) in Sydney, Australia

2006-04-08

Spanish model and actress Ines Sastre (32) weds Alexandro Corrias at Brompton Oratory in South Kensington, London

2006-06-19

"Savage Garden" pop singer Darren Hayes (34) weds animator Richard Cullen in London

2006-09-02

"7th Heaven" actor Jeremy London (33) weds actress Melissa Cunningham at Hidden Chateau and Garden in West Hills, California

2006-12-09

"The Office" actress Lucy Davis (33) weds actor Owain Yeoman (28) at St. Paul's Cathedral in London

2008-02-14

Oasis singer Liam Gallagher (35) weds All Saints singer Nicole Appleton (33) at Westminster Register Office in London

2008-02-19

"The Lord of The Rings" actor Sean Bean (49) weds actress Georgina Sutcliffe (29) at Marylebone Registry Office in central London

2010-05-16

British comedian David Walliams (38) weds supermodel Lara Stone (26) at Claridge's Hotel in London

2011-10-09

Musician Paul McCartney (69) weds New Yorker Nancy Shevell (51) in a civil ceremony at Old Marylebone Town Hall, London

2011-12-30

Scottish actor David Tennant (40) weds actress Georgia Moffett (27) in London, United Kingdom

2012-05-12

McFly guitarist Tom Fletcher (27) weds actress Giovanna Falcone (27) at One Marylebone in London

2012-06-17

"Revenge" actress Ashley Madekwe (30) weds "Secret Diary Of A Call Girl" actor Iddo Goldberg (36) in London, England

2012-08-26

"Bridesmaids" actor Chris O'Dowd (32) weds British TV presenter Dawn Porter (33) at an intimate ceremony with family and friends in London

2012-09-15

Singer Annie Lennox (57) weds Harvard-educated gynecologist Mitch Besser (57) on a private boat on the Thames River in London

2012-09-29

"The Lovely Bones" actor Stanley Tucci (52) formally weds British literary agent Felicity Blunt at Middle Temple Hall in London

2012-12-21

"Rolling Stones" guitarist Ronnie Wood (65) weds theater producer Sally Humphreys (34) at Dorchester Hotel in London

London - Notable Deaths

William WallaceAug 23, 1305

William KiddMay 23, 1701

Robert HookeMar 3, 1703

Isaac NewtonMar 31, 1727

Edward GibbonJan 16, 1794

Benedict ArnoldJun 14, 1801

Peel, British PMJul 2, 1850

Thomas CarlyleFeb 5, 1881

Mary Ann NicholsAug 31, 1888

John Rushworth JellicoeNov 20, 1935

David BeattyMar 12, 1936

George OrwellJan 21, 1950

T. S. EliotJan 4, 1965

London - Deaths
Date Event
1189-09-03

Jacob of Orleans, Rabbi, killed in anti Jewish riot in London England

1305-08-23

William Wallace, Scottish patriot, hanged, disemboweled & beheaded at Smithfield London

1381-06-15

Wat Tyler, leader of English Peasants' Revolt, beheaded in London

1400-10-25

Geofrey Chaucer, author (Canterbury Tales), dies in London

1401-02-19

William Sawtree, 1st English religious martyr, burned in London

1541-05-27

Margaret Pole, 8th Countess of Salisbury (b. 1473) beheaded for treason in Tower of London by Henry VIII

1583-07-06

Edmund Grindal, English bishop of London/archbhp of York, dies at 64

1645-01-10

William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury, beheaded, for treason, in the Tower of London at 71

1688-09-02

Robert Viner, Lord Mayor of London (b. 1631)

1701-05-23

William Kidd, Scottish pirate, hanged at London's Execution Dock

1703-03-03

Robert Hooke, scientific genius, dies in London aged 67

1727-03-31

Isaac Newton, English physicist/astronomer, dies in London at 84

1733-01-25

Gilbert Heathcote, Mayor of London (b. 1652)

1794-01-16

Edward Gibbon, English historian (The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire), dies in London at 56

1801-06-14

Benedict Arnold, Revolutionary War general, dies in London at 60

1850-07-02

Robert "Bobbie" Peel, British PM/founder London Police, dies at 62

1866-08-22

George Shillibeer, pioneer of London's 1st bus service, dies

1881-02-05

Thomas Carlyle, historian/essayist, dies in London at 85

1888-08-31

Mary Ann Nichols, a 42-year-old prostitute, was found stabbed to death in London, 1st of at least five murders by Jack the Ripper

1894-12-29

Christina Rossetti, English poet, dies at 64 in London

1896-10-03

William Morris, artist and writer associated with Arts and Crafts movement, dies at 62 London

1898-11-20

John Fowler, English engineer (London Metropolitan Railway), dies

1906-04-20

Australian wombat; oldest known marsupial, dies in London Zoo at 26

1907-05-19

Benjamin Baker, English engineer (bridge over the Firth of Forth, Scotland and London underground)

1914-01-30

Wordsworth Donisthorpe, London's Trafalgar Square

1916-02-28

Henry James, US/British writer (Bostonians), dies in London at 72

1916-11-22

Jack London, author, dies at 40

1916-11-22

Jack London, White Fang

1922-06-22

Henry H Wilson, Field Marshal, murdered in London

1924-05-29

Pierre-Paul Cambon, French diplomat (Madrid/London), dies

1927-05-01

Genevieve Townsend, A Girl of London

1934-11-14

John Joy Bell, Beyond London Lights

1935-05-10

H. St. Barbe West, The Vultures of London

1935-11-20

John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe, British Admiral of the Fleet, Kensington, London, of pneumonia

1936-03-12

David Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty and British Admiral of the Fleet dies of heart failure at 65 in London, England

1937-09-29

Percy Williams, London After Midnight

1938-08-06

Warner Oland, actor (Werewolf of London, Jazz Singer), dies at 57

1940-02-11

Geoffrey Malins, London Melody

1941-03-13

Stuart Walker, Werewolf of London

1941-05-15

Bertran Hays, The Road to London

1941-08-14

Josef Jakobs, German spy, executed in Tower of London

1942-07-08

Charlotte Granville, Werewolf of London

1945-03-26

David Lloyd George, The Lord Mayor of London

1950-01-21

George Orwell, author (Animal Farm, 1984), dies in London at 46

1950-02-03

Sid Field, London Town

1950-04-08

Vaslav Fromich Nijinsky, Ukrainian ballet dancer, dies in London

1952-11-29

Rosa Lewis, English chef/owner (Cavendish Hotel London), dies

1954-05-17

Arthur Lucan, Vampire Over London

1955-01-13

Charmian London, Jack London

1956-06-11

Ralph Morgan, actor (Creeper, Imposter, Jack London), dies at 73

1957-03-23

Patrick Abercrombie, Utopia London

1960-11-03

Harold Spencer Jones, London, English Astronomer and 10th astronomer royal of England whose work led to a more accurate determination of the distance between the Earth and the Sun

1961-09-07

Pieter S Gerbrandy, lawyer/premier to London 1940-5, dies at 76

1962-02-04

Angus MacLeod, Bombs Over London

1965-01-04

T. S. Eliot, poet and Nobel laureate (Washed Country), dies in London at 76

1969-12-28

Henry Oscar, actor (Saint in London), dies at 78

1974-07-29

Cass Elliot, singer (Mamas & Papas), dies from heart attack in London at 32

1976-02-05

Rudy Pompilli, The London Rock and Roll Show

1976-04-26

Neil McCallum, actor (Pete-Saber of London), dies at 45

1976-07-30

Emil Solomon "Solly" Sachs, South African socialist, dies in London

1977-03-08

Henry Hull, actor (Werewolf of London, Boys Town), dies at 86

1978-04-13

Jack Chambers, The Hart of London

1980-01-07

Sarah Selby, actress (Tower of London), dies at 74

1980-09-03

Barbara O'Neil, actress (Tower of London, Stella Dallas)

1980-10-28

Edwin J. Fancey, London Entertains

1980-11-29

Babe London, Scrambled Brains

1981-02-15

Isaac Don Levine, Jack London

1981-04-27

Kit Lambert, The Who at the London Coliseum 1969

1983-08-01

Peter Arne, actor (Straw Dogs), bludgeoned to death in London at 62

1985-01-10

Walter Merrill, While London Sleeps

1985-03-23

George London, Des Broadways liebstes Kind

1985-05-25

Ludwig Anschütz, Der Richter von London

1986-02-01

Dick James, Beatles' music publisher (1962-70), dies in London at 58

1986-02-21

Lawrence James, Lost in London: Part 4 - The Highest Bidder

1986-02-27

Eugene Forde, Charlie Chan in London

1986-10-08

Artur London, The Confession

1988-09-15

Chet London, The Group

1988-10-27

Charles Hawtrey, English actor (Carry On), dies near London at 73

1988-12-07

Peter Langan, Irish restaurateur (Langans London), dies in fire

1989-01-19

Norma Varden, actress (Loose in London), dies

1989-02-13

Clark Williams, Werewolf of London

1990-09-06

Tom Fogerty, Creedence Clearwater Revival Live in London

1990-10-29

Billy London, Hard Choices

1991-02-13

Ron Pickering, 1st London Marathon

1991-04-13

Elliot Arluck, A Yank in London

1992-03-14

C.V. Wood, The Special London Bridge Special

1992-05-20

Guy Singer, Leonard Cohen: Live in London

1992-08-15

Martha Blackburn, Canada newspaper publisher (London Free Press), dies

1992-09-09

Dedra London, In Broad Daylight

1992-09-11

Frank Singuineau, An American Werewolf in London

1993-05-27

Jan Wiley, actress (Underdog, Brute Man, She Wolf of London), dies

1993-05-27

Jan Wiley, She-Wolf of London

1993-08-08

Roy London, US actor/director (Tiger Warsaw), dies of lymphoma at 50

1993-08-08

Roy London, Hank's Contract

1993-12-04

Stanley Green, London

1994-08-15

Shepherd Mead, London England, dies of stroke at 80

1994-09-19

John Herbert-Bond, Tower of London

1995-05-18

Robert Harris, actor (Werewolf of London), dies at 95

1995-09-18

Doreen Cannon, teacher of acting (London), dies at 64

1996-07-27

Peter James Frederick Green, CEO (LLoyd's of London), dies at 71

1996-08-22

John Rodion, Tower of London

1997-02-08

Drue Leyton, Charlie Chan in London

1997-03-07

Venetia Severn, Tower of London

1998-07-13

Stanley Bergerman, Werewolf of London

1999-05-08

Dirk Bogarde, London England, actor (b. 1921) (Death in Venice, Servant)

1999-06-16

David Sutch, The London Rock and Roll Show

1999-12-11

Harry Wüstenhagen, Der Richter von London

2000-02-12

John London, The Karate Kid

2000-02-23

Paul Rich, Pool of London

2000-10-18

Julie London, American singer and actress (b. 1926)

2000-10-18

Julie London, Man of the West

2000-10-30

Elizabeth Bradley, An American Werewolf in London

2001-01-31

Frank London, Steel

2002-03-06

John London, Kingfish Sells a Lot

2002-08-25

William Warfield, Bernstein in London

2003-05-04

Arthur Oldham, Bernstein in London: Verdi's Requiem

2005-04-17

Scotty McHarg, London Town

2005-12-19

Don McKillop, An American Werewolf in London

2006-08-16

Joe Belcher, An American Werewolf in London

2007-08-14

John Biffen, Midnight in Moscow, Twilight in London

2010-02-09

Marc London, Sinatra and Friends

2010-03-10

Evelyn Dall, Miss London Ltd.

2011-01-14

Roger Rowland, An American Werewolf in London

2011-02-01

Angelo D'Alessandro, The Jack London Story

2012-01-10

Lila Kaye, An American Werewolf in London

2012-03-31

Lise London, The Confession

2012-06-04

Andy Hamilton, Duran Duran: Live from London

2013-02-04

Hilary Bamford, And We Don't Pay London Prices

2013-02-13

George Finch, Utopia London

2013-08-14

Mark Sutton, London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder

2014-06-09

Rik Mayall, An American Werewolf in London

2014-06-14

Steve London, Zero Hour!

2014-10-29

Christopher Scoular, An American Werewolf in London

2014-12-08

Scot Young, I've Been to London to Visit the Queen

2014-12-29

Dorrit Dekk, Utopia London

2015-03-05

M.L. Procise, Christina Aguilera: Stripped in London

2015-10-25

Lisa Jardine, London: The Greatest City

2016-02-08

John Disley: London Marathon co-founder dies aged 87

2016-04-16

London Underground's 'Mind The Gap' voice artist Phil Sayer dies aged 62

2016-04-27

Former 1st Lady Lucy Kibaki dies at a London Hospital, aged 77

2016-06-02

London art collector Marion Lambert dies aged 73 after hit by bus on Oxford Street

2016-06-29

Nicola Thorold, executive producer at Roundhouse, London, dies aged 51


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