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British - Notable Historical Events

Charles IINov 9, 1673

William Pitt SrApr 6, 1757

James WolfeJul 26, 1758

John HancockApr 9, 1768

James CookApr 19, 1770

George WashingtonJan 3, 1777

Benedict ArnoldSep 21, 1780

Thomas JeffersonJun 3, 1781

Horatio NelsonFeb 14, 1797

NapoleonJan 9, 1799

Arthur WellesleyAug 21, 1808

Laura SecordJun 22, 1812

TecumsehAug 16, 1812

Robert PeelJun 29, 1850

Alfred TennysonNov 19, 1850

David LivingstoneSep 16, 1859

Charles DickensDec 2, 1867

William GladstoneFeb 21, 1874

John A. MacdonaldAug 13, 1886

Winston ChurchillOct 30, 1899

Nicholas IIJun 9, 1908

George VJun 4, 1917

Mahatma GandhiMar 18, 1922

Walter HagenJun 23, 1922

Jim BarnesJun 26, 1925

Bobby JonesJun 25, 1926

Denny ShuteJul 8, 1933

Edward VIIIJan 20, 1936

Wallis SimpsonDec 11, 1936

PM ChamberlainSep 15, 1938

StalinApr 16, 1939

Franklin RooseveltAug 14, 1941

Charles LindberghSep 11, 1941

HitlerMay 21, 1944

Elizabeth IIMar 4, 1945

Sam SneadJul 5, 1946

Menachem BeginJul 23, 1946

Edmund HillaryMay 29, 1953

Ben HoganJul 10, 1953

Gary PlayerJul 3, 1959

Arnold PalmerJul 15, 1961

Jomo KenyattaAug 21, 1961

Jack NicklausJun 9, 1964

Charles de GaulleNov 27, 1967

Margaret ThatcherJun 20, 1970

Tom WatsonJul 12, 1975

Seve BallesterosJul 21, 1979

President ReaganJun 8, 1982

Greg NormanJul 18, 1986

Nick FaldoJul 19, 1987

Nick PriceJul 17, 1994

John DalyJul 23, 1995

OJ SimpsonMay 13, 1996

Naomi CampbellJun 15, 1997

Tiger WoodsJul 23, 2000

Alan SugarFeb 16, 2005

Stephen HawkingDec 11, 2012

Ben AffleckFeb 10, 2013

Phil MickelsonJul 21, 2013

Cate BlanchettFeb 16, 2014

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British - Historical Events
Date Event
1537-08-25

The Honourable Artillery Company, the oldest surviving regiment in the British Army, and the second most senior, is formed.

1583-08-05

Humphrey Gilbert claims Newfoundland for the British crown - first English colony in North America and the beginning of the British Empire

1600-12-31

British East India Company chartered

1607-04-26

1st British colony in American lands at Cape Henry, Virginia

1624-01-28

Sir Thomas Warner founds the first British colony in the Caribbean, on Saint Kitts.

1639-08-22

Madras (now Chennai), India, is founded by the British East India Company on a sliver of land bought from local Nayak rulers.

1653-07-04

British Barebones Parliament goes into session

1656-10-02

British north American colony of Connecticut passes law against Quakers

1658-06-25

Spanish garrison at Dunkirk surrenders to French & British

1664-03-12

New Jersey becomes a British colony

1664-07-23

4 British ships to drive Dutch out of NY, arrive in Boston

1665-06-12

New Amsterdam legally becomes British and renamed New York after English Duke of York

1673-11-09

British king Charles II dismisses Earl of Shaftesbury

1683-11-01

The British crown colony of New York is subdivided into 12 counties.

1688-10-01

Prince Willem III of Orange accepts invitation of take up the British crown

1688-12-23

English King James II, the last Roman Catholic British monarch flees to France and from William of Orange

1688-12-25

British king James II lands in Ambleteuse, France

1689-02-13

British Parliament adopts Bill of Rights - establishes limits on the crown and rights of parliament

1690-01-22

Iroquois tribes renew allegiance to British against French

1691-02-17

Thomas Neale granted British patent for American postal service

1694-09-27

Hurricane hits Carlisle Bay Barbados; 27 British ships sink & 3,000 die

1695-08-02

Daniel Quare receives a British patent for his portable barometer

1702-10-07

British/Dutch troops under Marlborough occupy Roermond

1702-10-27

British troops plunder St Augustine, Florida

1704-08-13

French & Bavarian forces were routed by a combined British, German & Dutch army at Blenheim, Germany

1707-04-25

Battle of Almansa; Franco-Spanish forces defeat British and Portuguese

1708-03-11

Queen Anne withholds Royal Assent from the Scottish Militia Bill, the last time a British monarch vetoes legislation.

1708-08-29

British troops occupy Menorca & Sardinia

1709-02-02

British sailor Alexander Selkirk is rescued after being marooned on a desert island for 5 years, his story inspires "Robinson Crusoe"

1710-10-16

British troops occupies Port Royal, Nova Scotia

1710-12-08

Battle of Brihuega in the War of the Spanish Succession: British General James Stanhope captured by French & Spanish forces

1714-07-27

British Queen Anne dismisses premier Robert Haley

1731-03-16

Treaty of Vienna signed by Prince Eugene of Savoy, Count Sinzendorf and Count Gundacker, Thomas Stahremberg and the British envoy to Vienna, Sir Thomas Robinson.

1731-04-09

British mariner Robert Jenkins' ear cut off by Spanish Guarde Costa in the Caribbean, later catalyst for war between Britain & Spain

1733-05-17

England passes Molasses Act, putting high tariffs on rum & molasses imported to the colonies from a country other than British possessions

1735-09-22

Robert Walpole is 1st British PM to live at 10 Downing Street

1736-05-26

Battle of Ackia (La), British & Chickasaw Indians defeat French

1739-10-23

War of Jenkins' Ear starts: British Prime Minister, Robert Walpole, reluctantly declares war on Spain.

1741-03-04

British fleet under Rear Admiral of the Blue Sir Chaloner Ogle reaches Cartagena de Indias (Colombia)

1742-02-02

British Walpole government resigns

1742-02-09

British ex-premier Walpole becomes earl of Orford

1742-02-16

Earl of Wilmington becomes British premier (First Lord of the Treasury)

1743-06-27

War of the Austrian Succession: Battle of Dettingen: in Bavaria, King George II of Britain personally leads troops into battle. The last time a British monarch would command troops in the field.

1745-06-16

British fleet occupies Cap Breton on St Lawrence River

1746-04-16

Battle of Culloden, the last battle on British soil: Royalist troops under the Duke of Cumberland defeat the Jacobite army.

1747-05-14

A British fleet under Admiral George Anson defeats the French at first battle of Cape Finisterre.

1747-07-01

Battle at Lafeld: France beat British/Dutch army

1747-10-25

British fleet under Admiral Sir Edward Hawke defeats the French at the second battle of Cape Finisterre.

1749-05-11

British parliament accepts Consolidation Act: fleet reorganization

1751-08-31

British troops under Sir Robert Clive occupy Arcot, India

1752-06-09

French army surrenders to the British in Trichinopoly India

1752-09-02

Last Julian calendar day in Britain and British colonies (no Sept 3-Sept 13th)

1752-09-03

Britain and the British Empire (including the American colonies) adopt the Gregorian Calendar, losing 11 days. People riot thinking the government stole 11 days of their lives

1753-07-07

British Museum founded by an Act of Parliament (opens in 1759)

1753-07-07

British parliament grants Jews citizenship

1754-06-19

Albany Congress held by seven British colonies & Iroquois indians

1755-06-16

British capture Fort Beauséjour, expel Acadians

1755-07-09

Battle at Duquesne (Pittsburgh): French troops beat British

1755-07-09

British General E Braddock mortally wounded during French & Indian War

1755-09-08

Battle of Lake George in the Province of New York: British army beats French

1755-11-14

Henry Fox appointed British 'Secretary of State for the Southern Department'

1756-06-20

Black Hole of Calcutta - 146 British soldiers imprisoned in small dungeon in Calcutta, India where most die

1756-06-20

Siraj ud-Daulah Nawab of Bengal takes Calcutta from the British

1756-12-06

British troops under Robert Clive occupy Fulta India

1757-01-02

British troops occupy Calcutta India

1757-03-14

On board HMS Monarch (his own flagship), British Admiral John Byng is executed by firing squad for neglecting his duty "Pour encourager les autres".

1757-04-06

British King George II fires minister William Pitt Sr

1758-06-23

Seven Years' War: Battle of Krefeld - British forces defeat French troops at Krefeld in Germany.

1758-07-08

British & Colonial assault on French forces at Ticonderoga, NY

1758-07-26

British battle fleet under gen James Wolfe conquerors Louisbourg

1758-08-08

British troops occupy & plunder Cherbourg

1758-09-11

Battle of Saint Cast France repels British invasion during the Seven Year's War.

1758-12-31

British expeditionary army occupies Goree (Dakar) Senegal

1759-01-15

British Museum opens in Montague House, London

1759-04-08

British troops chase French out of Masulipatam India

1759-05-01

British fleet occupies Guadeloupe, West Indies, capturing it from France

1759-07-25

British capture Fort Niagara from French (7 Years' War)

1759-09-12

British soldiers capture the town of Quebec.

1759-09-13

British beat French forces at Plains of Abrahams (Quebec)

1759-09-18

Battle of Quebec ends, French surrender to British who capture Quebec City

1759-11-20

-22] Battle in Bay of Quiberon, British beat French

1760-01-22

Battle at Wandewash India: British troops beat French

1761-01-16

The British capture Pondicherry, India from the French.

1761-06-08

British fleet occupies Belle Île off the Brittany Coast

1762-02-12

British fleet occupies Martinique

1762-04-05

British take Grenada, West Indies, from French

1762-10-06

British troops occupy Manila, Philippines

1762-12-09

British parliament accepts Treaty of Paris

1763-02-12

John Casteret appointed British minister of foreign affairs

1763-08-05

Pontiac's War: Battle of Bushy Run - British forces led by Henry Bouquet defeat Chief Pontiac's Indians at Bushy Run.

1764-11-16

Native Americans surrender to British in Indian War of Chief Pontiac

1765-03-22

Stamp Act passed; 1st direct British tax on colonists

1765-03-24

Britain enacts Quartering Act, required colonists to provide temporary housing to British soldiers

1765-08-14

Massachusetts colonists challenge British rule by an Elm (Liberty Tree)

1765-11-01

Stamp Act goes into effect in British colonies

1766-07-09

British premier Rockingham resigns

1767-05-14

British government disbands Americans import duty on tea

1767-06-29

British pass Townshend Revenue Act levying taxes on America

1768-04-09

John Hancock refuses to allow two British customs agents to go below deck of his ship, considered by some to be the first act of physical resistance to British authority in the colonies

1768-05-09

John Hancock pays duties on 25 pipes of wine, only one fourth of his ship's carrying capacity, and British officials accuse him of unloading the rest during the night to avoid paying the duties on the entire cargo

1768-06-10

British customs officials seize John Hancock's ship, "The Liberty", on the suspicion that Hancock had illegally unloaded cargo without paying duties a month earlier

1768-10-01

British troops under General Gauge land in Boston

1770-03-05

Boston Massacre, British troops kill 5 in crowd. Native African American Crispus Attucks 1st to die. Later held up as early black martyr. Galvanised anti-British feelings

1770-04-19

British explorer Captain James Cook 1st sights Australia

1772-06-10

Burning of British revenue cutter Gaspée by Rhode Islanders

1773-04-27

British Parliament passes Tea Act (Boston won't like this)

1773-12-16

Boston tea party incident - Sons of Liberty protesters throw tea shipments into Boston harbour in protest against British omposed Tea Act

1774-02-22

British House of Lords rules authors do not have perpetual copyright

1774-03-05

John Hancock delivers the fourth annual Massacre Day oration, a commemoration of the Boston Massacre, and denounces the presence of British troops in Boston, enhancing Hancock's stature as a leading Patriot

1774-03-07

British close port of Boston to all commerce

1774-03-25

British Parliament passes Boston Port Bill

1774-06-01

Boston Port Bill: British government orders Port of Boston closed

1774-06-02

Intolerable Acts: Amendment to original Quartering Act enacted, allowed governor in colonial America to house British soldiers in uninhabited houses, outhouses, barns, or other buildings if suitable quarters not provided.

1774-06-22

British parliament accepts Quebec Act

1774-07-04

Orangetown Resolutions adopted in the Province of New York, one of many protests against the British Parliament's Coercive Acts

1774-10-21

First display of the word "Liberty" on a flag, raised by colonists in Taunton, Massachusetts and which was in defiance of British rule in Colonial America.

1775-01-25

Americans drag cannon up hill to fight British (Gun Hill Road, Bronx)

1775-04-20

British begin siege of Boston

1775-10-16

Portland, Maine burned by British

1775-11-07

Lord Dunmore promises freedom to male slaves who join British army

1775-12-31

Battle of Quebec in American Revolutionary War; Americans defeated trying to take British stronghold

1776-03-02

Americans begin shelling British troops in Boston

1776-03-17

British forces evacuate Boston to Nova Scotia during Revolutionary War

1776-06-28

Charleston, SC repulses British sea attack

1776-08-27

British defeat Americans in Battle of Long Island

1776-09-06

1st (failed) submarine attack (David Bushnell's "Turtle" attacks British sailboat "Eagle" in Bay of NY)

1776-09-15

British forces capture Kip's Bay Manhattan during Revolution

1776-09-21

5 days after British take NY, a ¼ of city burns down

1776-09-21

Nathan Hale, spied on British for American rebels, arrested

1776-10-11

Brig Gen Arnold's Lake Champlain fleet defeated by British

1776-10-12

British Brigade begins guarding Throgg Necks Road in Bronx

1776-10-18

Battle of Pelham: Col John Glover & Marblehead regiment meet British Forces in Bronx

1776-11-16

British troops captured Fort Washington during American Revolution

1777-01-03

General George Washington's revolutionary army defeats British forces at Battle of Princeton, NJ

1777-02-21

British ambassador Joseph Yorke demands dismissal of Governor John de Graaff for saluting US flag

1777-04-16

Battle of Bennington-New England's Green Mountain Boys rout British

1777-07-06

British Gen Burgoyne captures Fort Ticonderoga from Americans

1777-08-04

Retired British cavalry officer Philip Astley establishes 1st circus

1777-08-16

Americans defeat British in Battle of Bennington, Vt

1777-09-11

Battle of Brandywine, Pa; Americans lose to British

1777-09-20

Battle of Paoli; British forces under Major General Charles Grey attacked Brigadier General Anthony Wayne's encampment. Claims that the British gave no quarter led to the engagement becoming known (from an American perspective) as the "Paoli Massacre."

1777-09-25

British general William Howe conquers Philadelphia

1777-09-27

British General William Howe occupies Philadelphia during American Revolution

1777-09-30

Continental Congress, flees to York, Pa, as British forces advance

1777-10-04

Battle of Germantown: Gen George Washington's troops attack and are defeated by the British at Germantown, Pennsylvania

1777-10-07

Americans beat British in 2nd Battle of Saratoga & Battle of Bemis Heights

1777-10-17

British General John Burgoyne surrenders at Saratoga NY

1777-12-02

British Gen Howe plots attack on Washington's army for Dec 4

1777-12-17

France recognizes independence of British colonies in America

1778-06-18

British Redcoats evacuate Philadelphia

1778-06-27

Liberty Bell came home to Philaelphia after the British departure

1778-07-03

British forces massacre 360 men, women & children in Wyoming, Pa

1778-08-31

British kill 17 Stockbridge indians in Bronx during Revolution

1779-02-24

George Rogers Clark captures Vincennes (Ind) from British

1780-03-26

1st British Sunday newspaper appears (Brit Gazette & Sunday Monitor)

1780-05-12

British troops occupy Charleston, South Carolina (Revolutionary War)

1780-08-16

British decisively defeat Americans in Battle of Camden, SC

1780-09-21

Benedict Arnold gives British Major Andre plans to West Point

1780-09-23

British Major John Andre reveals Benedict Arnold's plot to betray West Point

1780-09-25

Benedict Arnold joins the British

1780-10-07

British defeated by American militia near Kings Mountain, SC

1781-01-05

British naval expedition led by Benedict Arnold burns Richmond, Virginia

1781-02-03

Dutch West Indies island of St Eustatia taken by British

1781-03-15

Battle of Guilford Court House, SC (British suffer heavy losses)

1781-06-03

Jack Jouett rides to warn Thomas Jefferson of British attack

1781-08-01

British army under general Cornwallis occupies Yorktown, Virginia

1781-08-30

French fleet of 24 ships under Comte de Grasse defeat British under Admiral Graves at battle of Chesapeake Capes in American Revolutionary War

1781-09-05

Battle of Virginia Capes, French defeat British, trap Cornwallis

1781-09-06

The Battle of Groton Heights takes place, resulting a British victory.

1781-10-19

British General Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown at 2 pm; US Revolutionary War ends

1781-11-13

British troops occupy Negapatam, Ceylon (Sri Lanka)

1782-02-04

British garrison surrenders to French & Spanish fleet

1782-02-05

Spanish take Minorca (western Mediterranean) from British

1782-04-12

Battle at Les Saintes West-Indies: British fleet beats French

1782-07-06

British-French sea battle at Negapatam (off India)

1782-12-14

Charleston, SC evacuated by British

1783-04-09

Tippu Sahib drives out British from Bednore, India

1783-12-07

William Pitt Jr (24) becomes the youngest ever British Prime Minister

1783-12-18

British King George III dissmisses government of Portland

1783-12-19

British government of William Pitt the Younger forms

1784-08-13

British parliament accepts India Act

1785-05-09

British inventor Joseph Bramah patents beer-pump handle

1786-08-11

Captain Francis Light establishes the British colony of Penang in Malaysia

1787-05-10

British Parliament impeaches Warren Hastings, Governor-General of Bengal

1788-01-26

Captain Arthur Phillip and British colonists hoist the English flag at Sydney Cove, New South Wales, now celebrated as Australia Day

1788-05-09

British parliament accepts abolition of slave trade

1788-06-11

1st British ship built on Pacific coast begun at Nootka Sound, BC

1788-08-22

Sierra Leone settled by British as a haven for former slaves

1789-06-09

Spanish capture British schooner Northwest America near Vancouver Island

1792-05-08

British Capt George Vancouver sights and names Mt Rainier, Wash

1792-08-29

British man o'war HMS Royal George capsizes at Spithead; more than 800 killed

1792-10-29

Mount Hood (Oregon) is named after the British naval officer Alexander Arthur Hood by Lt. William E. Broughton who spotted the mountain near the mouth of the Willamette River.

1793-09-20

British troops under Major-general Williamson lands on (French) Haiti

1794-04-21

NYC formally declares coast of Ellis Island publically owned, so they can build forts to protect NYC from British

1795-02-07

Dutch Prince William V accepts British occupation of Dutch Indies

1795-09-16

British capture Capetown South Africa

1796-08-17

British beat Batavian navy in Saldanha Bay South Africa

1796-08-19

Spain & France sign anti-British alliance

1797-02-14

The Battle of Cape St Vincent: British fleet under Admiral Sir John Jervis defeats larger Spanish fleet under Admiral Don José de Córdoba y Ramos near Cape St. Vincent, Portugal. Captain Horatio Nelson distinguishes himself.

1797-02-18

Trinidad is surrendered to a British fleet under the command of Sir Ralph Abercromby.

1797-02-21

Trinidad, West Indies, surrenders to British

1798-05-24

Irish Rebellion of 1798 led by the United Irishmen against British rule begins.

1798-05-26

British kill about 500 Irish insurgents at the Battle of Tara

1798-08-02

British under Admiral Horatio Nelson beat French at Battle of Nile

1798-09-03

Weeklong battle of St. George's Caye began between Spanish and British off the coast of Belize.

1798-09-10

British Honduras beats Spain in battle of St George

1799-01-09

British Prime Minister William Pitt introduces income tax to raise funds for the war against Napoleon.

1799-05-04

Fourth Anglo-Mysore War: The Battle of Seringapatam: The siege of Seringapatam ends when the city is assaulted and the Tipu Sultan killed by the besieging British army, under the command of General George Harris.

1799-08-13

British fleet under Lord Seymour overthrows Suriname

1799-08-27

British invasion army lands in North-Holland

1799-08-30

Batavian fleet surrenders to British

1799-10-06

Battle of Castricum: French & Bataafs army beats British/Russian army

1799-10-09

Sinking of British frigate HMS Lutine, with the loss of 240 men and a cargo worth £1,200,000 off Dutch coast.

1799-10-10

Convention of Alkmaar: British/Russian invasion army departs

1800-03-17

British warship Queen Charlotte catches fire; 700 die

1800-07-10

The British Indian Government establishes the Fort William College to promote Urdu, Hindi and other vernaculars of sub continent.

1800-09-05

Malta surrenders to British after they blockade French troops

1800-09-13

Curacao in British hands (until Jan 1803)

1801-03-08

British drive French forces from Abukir, Egypt

1801-04-02

Napoleonic Wars: naval Battle of Copenhagen - The British led by Horatio Nelson destroy the Danish fleet.

1801-07-06

Battle at Algeciras: French fleet beats British

1801-07-12

Battle at Algeciras: British fleet beats French & Spanish

1803-07-05

The convention of Artlenburg leads to the French occupation of Hanover (which had been ruled by the British king).

1803-09-23

Battle of Assaye: British-Indian forces beat Maratha Army

1804-01-31

British vice-admiral William Blighs fleet reaches Curacao

1804-04-28

31 British ships sail up Suriname river demanding transition colony from the Dutch

1805-10-21

Battle of Trafalgar, British Admiral Nelson defeats French & Spanish fleet but shot and killed

1806-01-08

Cape colony becomes British colony

1806-01-10

Dutch in Capetown surrender to British

1806-06-24

British under Commodore Popham and Colonel Beresford reach Buenos Aires

1806-06-27

Buenos Aires captured by British

1806-07-10

The Vellore Mutiny is the first instance of a mutiny by Indian sepoys against the British East India Company.

1806-10-08

British forces lay siege to French port of Boulogne using Congreve rockets, invented by Sir William Congreve

1807-02-03

A British military force, under Brig-Gen. Sir Samuel Auchmuty captures the city of Montevideo, then part of the Spanish Empire now capital of Uruguay.

1807-02-19

British squadron under Admiral Duckworth attempts to force passage of Dardanelles

1807-03-25

British Parliament abolishes slave trade

1807-03-25

George Canning becomes British Foreign Secretary

1807-06-22

British board USS Chesapeake, a provocation leading to War of 1812

1807-06-28

British troops lands at Ensenada, Argentina

1808-01-01

Sierra Leone becomes a British colony

1808-08-21

Battle of Vimeiro: British and Portuguese forces led by General Arthur Wellesley defeat French force under Major-General Jean-Andoche Junot near the village of Vimeiro, Portugal, the first Anglo-Portuguese victory of the Peninsular War.

1809-01-12

British take Cayenne (French Guiana) from French (until 1814)

1809-01-16

Peninsular War: The British defeat the French at the Battle of Corunna

1809-07-27

Battle of Talavera: British/Spanish army vs French army

1809-07-30

British armed force of 39,000 lands in Walcheren

1810-12-22

British frigate Minotaur sinks killing 480

1811-09-18

British expeditionary army conquerors Dutch Indies

1812-01-19

Peninsular War: After a ten day siege, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, orders British soldiers of the Light and third divisions to storm Ciudad Rodrigo.

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.

1812-06-22

Upon learning of plans by the Americans to execute a surprise attack, Laura Secord walks 32 km to warn the British troops, which results in a British surprise victory at the Battle of Beaver Dams

1812-08-16

General Hull surrenders Detroit & Michigan territory to British forces

1812-08-16

British forces under the command of Major General Sir Isaac Brock capture Fort Detroit with the help of Indigenous warriors led by Tecumseh

1812-08-19

US warship Constitution defeats British warship Guerriere

1812-10-25

US frigate United States captures British vessel Macedonian

1813-06-24

Battle of Beaver Dam - British & Indian forces defeat US forces

1813-07-05

War of 1812: Three weeks of British raids on Fort Schlosser, Black Rock and Plattsburgh, New York begin.

1813-07-31

British invade Plattsburgh NY

1813-08-14

British warship Pelican attacks & captures US war brigantine Argus

1813-09-10

Comm Oliver H Perry defeats British in Battle of Lake Erie

1813-10-05

Battle of Thames in Canada; Americans defeat British

1813-10-23

The Pacific Fur Company trading post in Astoria, Oregon is turned over to the rival British North West Company (the fur trade in the Pacific Northwest was dominated for the next three decades by the United Kingdom).

1813-12-18

British take Fort Niagara in War of 1812

1813-12-29

British burn Buffalo, NY during War of 1812

1814-05-05

British attack Ft Ontario, Oswego, NY

1814-07-05

Americans defeat British & Canadians at Chippewa, Ontario

1814-07-18

British capture Prairie du Chien (Wisc)

1814-07-25

Battle of Niagara Falls (Lundy's Lane); Americans defeat British

1814-08-13

Cape of Good Hope formally ceded to British by the Dutch

1814-08-24

British forces captured Washington, DC, & burned down many landmarks (War of 1812)

1814-08-25

British forces destroy Library of Congress, containing 3,000 books (War of 1812)

1814-09-11

Begun on the 6th Sept, Americans defeat British at Battle of Plattsburgh during War of 1812

1814-09-11

Battle of Lake Champlain, NY; American Navy defeats British

1815-03-02

Signing of Kandyan treaty by British invaders and Sri Lankan King.

1815-06-18

Battle of Waterloo; Napoleon and France defeated by British forces under Wellington and Prussian troops under Blucher

1815-08-09

Napoleon Bonaparte sets sail for exile on St Helena on board British ship the Northumberland

1816-05-10

British steamship "Defiance" arrives at Rotterdam harbor

1817-01-22

British freighter Diana sinks off Malaysia

1818-01-02

The British Institution of Civil Engineers is founded.

1818-06-03

Maratha Wars between British & Maratha Confederacy in India ends

1819-02-19

British explorer William Smith discovers the South Shetland Islands, and claims them in the name of King George III.

1820-01-30

British explorer Edward Bransfield aboard Williams sights Trinity Peninsula, Antarctica claims for Britain

1824-01-21

Ashantis defeat British at Accra, West Africa

1824-01-22

Ashantis defeat British forces in the Gold Coast.

1824-03-05

First Burmese War: The British officially declare war on Burma.

1825-06-22

British Parliament abolishes feudalism and the seigneurial system in British North America.

1827-01-17

Duke of Wellington appointed British supreme commander

1829-09-29

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

1832-03-23

British Parliament passes reform bill

1833-01-01

British government demands Falkland islands

1833-01-02

Re-establishment of British rule on the Falklands.

1834-08-01

Slavery abolished throughout the British Empire - Slavery Abolition Act 1833 comes into effect

1834-10-28

The Battle of Pinjarra occurs in the Swan River Colony in present-day Pinjarra, Western Australia. Between 14 and 40 Aborigines are killed by British colonists.

1835-04-18

William Lamb (Lord Melbourne) forms British government

1836-08-17

British parliament accept registration of birth/marriage/death

1837-05-25

The Patriots of Lower Canada (Quebec) rebel against the British for freedom.

1837-06-13

1st Mormon missionaries to British Isles leave Kirtland, Ohio

1837-06-20

Queen Victoria at 18 ascends British throne following death of uncle King William IV. She ruled for 63 years ending in 1901

1838-08-01

Apprenticeship system abolished in most of the British Empire. Former slaves no longer indentured to former owners.

1839-01-19

Aden conquered by British East India Company

1839-08-23

British capture Hong Kong from China

1839-10-10

British troops under Gen Charles Napier occupy Beirut

1839-11-03

1st opium war - 2 British frigates engage several Chinese junks

1840-01-22

British colonists reach New Zealand.

1840-02-06

The Treaty of Waitangi is signed between 40 Māori Chiefs (later signed by 500) and representatives of the British crown in Waitangi, New Zealand. The treaty was designed to share sovereignty between the two groups.

1840-05-21

New Zealand became a British colony

1840-05-21

Captain William Hobson proclaims British sovereignty over New Zealand; the North Island by treaty and the South Island by 'discovery'

1840-05-22

The transporting of British convicts to the New South Wales colony is abolished.

1840-07-23

Union Act passed by British Parliament, uniting Upper & Lower Canada

1840-08-01

Labourer slaves in most of the British Empire are emancipated.

1840-10-14

Maronite leader Bashir II surrenders to the British forces and goes into exile in Malta.

1840-11-16

New Zealand officially becomes British colony

1841-01-20

China cedes Hong Kong to the British during the 1st Opium War

1841-07-17

British humorous and satirycal magazine "Punch" first published; it finally closed in 2002

1842-01-06

4,500 British & Indian troops leave Kabul, massacred before India

1842-01-13

Dr. William Brydon, a surgeon in the British Army during the First Anglo-Afghan War, becomes famous for (reputedly) being the sole survivor of an army of 16,500 when he reaches the safety of a garrison in Jalalabad.

1843-02-02

US & British settlers in Oregon Country choose government committee

1843-06-26

Hong Kong proclaimed a British Crown Colony

1843-08-08

Natal (in South Africa) is made a British colony

1843-10-14

British arrest Irish nationalist Daniel O'Connell for conspiracy

1845-03-11

The Flagstaff War: In New Zealand, Chiefs Hone Heke and Kawiti lead 700 Māoris to chop down the British flagpole and drive settlers out of the British colonial settlement of Kororareka because of breaches of the 1840 Treaty of Waitangi.

1846-01-28

Battle of Allwal, British beat Sikhs in Punjab (India)

1846-02-10

British defeat Sikhs in battle of Sobraon, India

1846-02-20

British occupy Sikh citadel of Lahore

1846-06-08

Battle at Gwanga: British troops beat Bantu

1846-06-15

Oregon Treaty signed, setting US-British boundary at 49°N

1847-11-12

Sir James Young Simpson, a British physician, is the first to use chloroform as an anaesthetic.

1848-07-29

Irish Potato Famine: Tipperary Revolt - in Tipperary, an unsuccessful nationalist revolt against British rule is put down by police.

1849-10-16

British seize Tigre Island in Gulf of Fonseca from Honduras

1850-01-18

British blockade Piraeus, Greece to enforce mercantile claims

1850-06-29

British ex-Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel falls off his horse; de died three days later

1850-11-19

Alfred Tennyson becomes British Poet Laureate, succeeding William Wordsworth

1851-06-30

Battle of Viervoet (Basotho-British war)

1851-08-12

1st America's Cup - US schooner America beats British yacht Aurora after race around the Isle of Wight

1852-01-17

British recognize independence of Transvaal (in South Africa)

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)

1852-02-26

British troopship Birkenhead sinks off South Africa-458 die, 193 survive

1854-09-20

Battle of the Alma: first major battle of Crimean War. British and French alliance defeat the Russians

1854-10-23

The Times gives precise British positions in Crimea

1854-10-25

Prince Menshikov of Crimea occupies British base at Balaclava

1854-11-05

Crimean War: British & French defeat Russian force of 50,000 at Inkerman

1855-02-05

British government of Palmerston forms

1855-06-17

Heavy French/British bombing of Sebastopol, Crimea: 2,000+ killed

1856-07-15

Natal forms as a British colony separate from Cape Colony

1856-11-03

A British fleet bombards Canton.

1856-12-09

The Iranian city of Bushehr surrenders to occupying British forces.

1857-06-29

Battle at Chinhat (Indies rebel under Barkat Ahmed beat British)

1858-07-23

Jewish Disabilities Removal Act passed by British Parliament

1858-07-26

Baron Lionel de Rothschild bcomes first Jewish person elected to British Parliament

1859-06-15

Pig War: Ambiguity in the Oregon Treaty leads to the "Northwestern Boundary Dispute" between U.S. and British/Canadian settlers.

1859-09-16

Lake Nyasa, which forms Malawi's boundary with Tanzania & Mozambique discovered by British explorer David Livingstone

1860-08-30

1st British tram opens (Birkenhead)

1860-09-20

First British royalty to visit US, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII)

1860-10-12

British & French troops capture Beijing

1860-10-17

1st British Golf Open: Willie Park Snr shoots a 164 at Prestwick Club, Scotland

1860-12-29

The first British seagoing iron-clad warship, HMS Warrior is launched.

1861-02-06

British Vice-Admiral Robert Fitzroy issues first storm warnings for ships

1861-06-01

British territorial waters & ports off-limits during Civil War

1861-08-06

The British annex Lagos, Nigeria.

1861-09-16

British Post Office Savings Banks opens

1861-09-26

2nd British Golf Open: Tom Morris Sr shoots a 163 at Prestwick Club

1861-11-08

US removes Confederate officials from British steamer Trent

1863-07-12

In New Zealand, British forces invade Waikato, home of the Maori King Movement, beginning a new phase of the wars between Maori and Colonial British

1863-07-17

Māori forces are defeated by British troops at Koheroa, Waikato, in the New Zealand Wars between Maori tribes and British colonials

1863-10-31

The Maori Wars resumed as British forces in New Zealand led by General Duncan Cameron began their Invasion of the Waikato.

1864-04-29

Battle of Gate Pa (Pukehinahina): 1,700 British troops suffer their worst defeat of the New Zealand Wars at the hands of 230 entrenched Maori warriors in Tauranga, leaving 31 British troops dead and 80 wounded. Maori losses were 25 killed and an unknown number wounded.

1864-06-01

Confederate cruiser Georgia sold to a British merchant in Liverpool.

1864-09-03

US, British, French & Dutch naval officer sails Straits of Simonoseki

1864-09-05

British, French & Dutch fleets attacked Japan in Shimonoseki Straits

1865-03-02

British newspaper "Morning Chronicle" begins publishing

1865-11-11

Treaty of Sinchula is signed in which Bhutan ceded the areas east of the Teesta River to the British East India Company.

1866-02-16

Spencer Compton Cavendish, Marquess of Hartington becomes the British Secretary of State for War.

1867-03-08

The British North America Act is passed in the House of Commons, and would serve as a constitution for Canada for the next 100 years

1867-03-29

British North America Act (Canadian constitution) passes

1867-04-01

Singapore, Penang & Malakka become British crown colonies

1867-05-20

British parliament rejects John Stuart Mills' proposals on women's suffrage

1867-12-02

In a New York City theater, British author Charles Dickens gives his first public reading in the United States.

1868-02-29

1st British government of Disraeli forms

1868-04-10

British defeat King of Abyssinia at Magdala

1868-04-13

Abyssinian War ends as British and Indian troops capture Magdala and Ethiopian Emperor commits suicide

1868-12-02

1st British government of Disraeli resigns

1868-12-09

1st British government of Gladstone forms

1869-10-05

A strong hurricane devastates the Bay of Fundy region of Maritime Canada. The storm had been predicted over a year before by a British naval officer.

1870-08-04

British Red Cross Society forms

1870-10-19

British steamship SS Cambria wrecked off the north-west of Ireland with the loss of 178 lives

1871-01-26

British Rugby Union forms

1871-05-08

British-US treaty ends Alabama dispute

1871-07-20

British Columbia joins the confederation of Canada.

1871-09-07

Bay of Biscay: British warship HMS Captain capsizes, 500 killed

1873-01-22

British SS Northfleet sinks at Dungeness, England, 300 die

1873-04-01

British White Star steamship Atlantic sinks off Nova Scotia, 547 die

1873-06-04

1st contract workers of British-Indies Co arrives in Suriname

1874-02-21

Benjamin Disraeli succeeds William Gladstone as British premier

1874-07-30

1st baseball teams to play outside US, Boston-Phila in British Isles

1874-09-12

1874 The District of Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada is founded.

1874-10-10

Fiji becomes a British possession

1875-11-28

British explorer Verney Cameron reaches East Africa

1876-10-31

Great Backerganj Cyclone of 1876 ravages British India (Modern-day Bangladesh), resulting in over 200,000 human deaths.

1877-03-31

British high director/governor sir Bartle Frere arrives in Capetown

1877-04-12

British annex Transvaal, in South Africa

1877-07-11

Kate Edger becomes New Zealand's first woman graduate and the first woman in the British Empire to earn a Bachelor of Arts

1878-03-24

British frigate Eurydice sunk; 300 lost

1878-09-03

British passenger paddle steamer Princess Alice sunk in a collision on the River Thames with the collier Bywell Castle; 645 die

1878-09-25

British physician Dr. Charles Drysdale warns against the use of tobacco in a letter to The Times newspaper in one of the earliest pubic health announcements on the dangers of smoking

1879-01-02

British battleship Thunder explodes in Gulf of Ismid, 9 die

1879-01-11

Zulu war against British colonial rule in South Africa begins

1879-01-12

British Zulu War begins: Lt-General Chelmsford invades Zululand

1879-01-20

British troops under Lord Chelmsford set camp at Isandlwana

1879-01-22

Zulus attack British Army camp in Isandhlwana South Africa

1879-01-22

Battle at Rorkes Drift: British garrison of 150 holds off 3,000-4,000 Zulus

1879-04-08

Khedive Ismael of Egypt fires French/British ministers

1879-06-01

Napoleon Eugene, the last dynastic Bonaparte, is killed serving with British forces in the Anglo-Zulu War. He is buried in Farnborough, Hampshire.

1879-07-31

The first cable connection between South Africa and Europe is laid by the British electrical engineer Charles Tilston Bright as part of his project to link the British Empire with growing telecommunications technologies

1879-10-12

British troops occupy Kabul, Afghanistan

1879-12-28

North British Railway's train falls as Tay bridge collapses (Scot)

1880-08-02

British Parliament officially adopts Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

1881-01-28

Battle at Laing's Neck Natal: Boers beat superior powered British

1881-02-07

Battle at Ingogo, Transvaal: Boers beat superior British forces

1881-02-26

-27] Natal: British troops under Major General Colley occupy Majuba Hill

1881-04-05

Transvaal regains independence under British suzerainty

1881-07-01

General Order 70, the culmination of the Cardwell-Childers reforms of the British Army's organisation, comes into effect.

1882-07-11

British fleet bombs Alexandria

1882-08-16

British under General Wolseley land in Alexandria

1882-09-13

Battle at Count el-Kebir: British troops invade Egypt

1882-09-14

British General Wolseley reaches Cairo

1882-09-15

British general Wolseley occupies Cairo

1882-11-15

British HMS Flirt destroys village of Asaba, Niger

1882-11-16

British gunboat HMS Flirt fires at & destroys Abari village in Niger

1883-08-01

A papyrus offered to British Museum for £10,000 (forgery)

1884-02-26

British & Portuguese treaty signed in Congo by Leopold II

1884-09-26

Suriname army shoots on British-Indian contract workers, 7 killed

1884-11-06

British protectorate proclaimed over southeast New Guinea

1885-03-30

The Battle for Kushka triggers the Pandjeh Incident which nearly gives rise to war between the British Empire and Russian Empire.

1885-06-24

British government of Salisbury forms

1885-09-30

Bechuanaland becomes a British protectorate

1886-01-27

1st British government of Salisbury resigns

1886-02-12

2nd British government of Salisbury forms

1886-04-08

William Ewart Gladstone introduces the first Irish Home Rule Bill into the British House of Commons.

1886-06-08

First Home Rule Bill for Ireland defeated by 343 votes to 313 in the British House of Common

1886-07-24

China takes British protectorate of Burma

1886-07-28

British Salisbury government forms

1886-08-13

John A. Macdonald uses a silver hammer to pound a gold spike, officially completing the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway in British Columbia

1887-10-01

Balochistan conquered by the British Empire.

1887-11-15

British SS Wah Yeung catches fire on Canton River off Hong Kong

1887-12-28

Sir John Layton Jarvis, 1st British race horse trainer knighted

1888-09-06

Queen Victoria grants William Mackinnons' Imperial British East Africa Company political & commercial rights

1888-10-29

Lord Salisbury grants Cecil Rhodes charter for British South Africa Company

1890-08-05

British & French accord to divide African colonization

1891-03-17

British Steamer "Utopia" sinks off Gibraltar killing 574

1891-05-15

British Central African Protectorate (now Malawi) forms

1892-01-24

Battle of Mengo, Uganda: French missionaries attack British missionaries

1892-07-04

James Keir Hardie chosen 1st socialist in British Lower house

1892-08-15

4th & last British government of William Gladstone forms

1893-01-13

British Independent Labour Party forms (Keir Hardie as its leader)

1893-06-22

British fleet under Vice Admiral George Tryon leaves Beirut

1894-02-16

British troops occupy Ilorin, Gold Coast

1894-03-03

4th & last British government of Gladstone resigns

1894-04-12

British & Belgian secret accord on dividing Central-Africa

1894-06-18

Premier Roseberry declares Uganda a British protectorate

1894-06-25

Boer leader Paul Kruger meets the British High Commissioner, Sir Henry Loch, on Pretoria station in South Africa and accompanies him to his hotel to discuss the grievances of the Uitlanders (Foreigners)

1894-08-14

Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge demonstrates wireless telegraphy (radio) using Morse code at a meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science at Oxford University

1895-03-30

British inventor Birt Acres films Oxford and Cambridge boat race

1895-05-27

British inventor Birt Acres patents film camera/projector

1895-06-21

British Roseberry government falls

1896-01-18

British troops occupy Kumasi, West Africa

1896-09-22

Queen Victoria surpasses her grandfather King George III as the longest reigning monarch in British history.

1897-01-26

Battle at Bida Gold Coast: British troops beat Nupe's army

1897-01-27

British troops occupy Bida Gold Coast (Ghana)

1897-09-25

1st British bus service opens

1899-03-21

British & French accord over West Africa

1899-04-24

Transvaal British Uitlanders ask Queen Victoria for aid

1899-09-08

British government sends an additional 10,000 troops to Natal South Africa

1899-09-17

1st British troops leave Bombay for South Africa

1899-10-09

1st British troops reaches Durban, South Africa

1899-10-09

South Africa President Kruger routes British authorities ultimatum

1899-10-20

Battle at Talana Hill, Natal: British army vs Boers

1899-10-21

Battle at Elandslaagte Natal: (Boers vs British army)

1899-10-22

British troops flee Dundee, Natal South Africa

1899-10-24

Battle at Rietfontein, South Africa: Boers vs British army

1899-10-30

British Morning Post reporter Winston Churchill reaches Capetown

1899-11-12

British troops reach Durban Natal

1899-11-22

-23] Battle at Willow Grange, Natal (British vs Boer army)

1899-11-28

Battle of Mud River (Boer general Cronjé beats British gen Methuen)

1899-12-10

-15] British "Black Week" due to defeats in South Africa

1899-12-10

Battle at Storm Berge South Africa - Boers vs British army

1899-12-15

Battle at Colenso, South Africa (Boers-British army)

1899-12-18

Field Marshal Lord Roberts appointed British supreme commander in South Africa

1899-12-23

British Field Marshall Lord Roberts departs Southampton to South Africa for the 2nd Boer War

1900-01-01

British protectorates of Northern & Southern Nigeria established

1900-01-01

British protectorates of Northern and Southern Nigeria are established.

1900-01-05

Irish leader John Edward Redmond calls for a revolt against British rule.

1900-01-24

Battle of Tugela-Spionkop, South Africa (Boers vs British army)

1900-01-29

Boers under Joubert beat British at Spionkop Natal, 2,000 killed

1900-02-05

British troops under Gen Buller occupy Vaal Krantz, Natal

1900-02-06

The Battle of Vaal Krantz, South Africa (Boers vs British army)

1900-02-07

British troops vacate Vaal Krantz, Natal

1900-02-15

British troops relieve Kimberly, South Africa, a city under siege by the Boers since October 1899, during the Boer War.

1900-02-18

Battle at Paardeberg, 1,270 British killed/injured

1900-02-18

British troops occupy Monte Christo, Natal

1900-02-19

British troops occupy Hlangwane, Natal

1900-02-22

Battle at Wynne's Hill, South-Africa (Boers vs British army)

1900-02-23

Battle at Hart's Hill, South-Africa (Boers vs British army)

1900-03-10

Battle at Driefontein, South-Africa (Boers vs British army)

1900-03-10

Regents for the King of Uganda and leading chiefs sign a treaty with Great Britain agreeing to the organization of the government, taxation, courts, military, and other functions of their country, which is under British protection.

1900-03-11

British Prime Minister, Lord Salisbury rejects peace overtures from the Boer leader Paul Kruger (on 5 March) as demanding too-favourable terms

1900-03-13

British troops occupy Bloemfontein, capital of the Orange Free State

1900-03-17

In South Africa, British troops relieve Mafeking, besieged by the Boers since 13 October, 1899.

1900-04-04

Assassination attempt on Prince of Wales, later British King Edward VII when shot by Jean-Baptiste Sipido in protest over Boer war

1900-04-04

British garrison of Reddersberg surrenders to Boer general De Wet

1900-05-17

British troops relieve Mafeking (Cape Colony)

1900-05-26

British troops under Ian Hamilton attack the Vaal in South Africa

1900-05-28

Paul Kruger, President of the Boer Republic of South Africa, flees its capital, Pretoria, and goes to Watervalboven to evade the advancing British.

1900-05-31

British troops under Lord Roberts occupy Johannesburg

1900-06-01

British army occupiers Pretoria South-Africa

1900-06-05

Pretoria, capital of the Boer Republic of South Africa, falls to the British led by General Buller

1900-06-07

Boer general Christian de Law occupies British rail depot at Roodewal

1900-06-11

-12] Battle at Diamond Hill: British troops chase General Botha

1900-06-22

In China, practically the whole foreign community in Peking, including many Chinese Christians, retreat to British compounds

1900-06-23

British Governor Frederick Hodgson and some of his British supporters flee Fort Coomassie, Gold Coast, Africa, where they have been under siege since 6 April

1900-07-03

The British evacuate Rustenburg and occupy Commando Nek and Silkaatsnek in the Anglo-Boer war

1900-07-09

The Commonwealth of Australia is established by the British House of Commons

1900-07-30

British Parliament passes several progressive social acts: a Mines Act, a Workmen's Compensation Act and a Railway Act

1900-08-04

An allied expeditionary force, made up of Japanese, Russian, British, French and American troops, sets off from Tientsin for Peking, China, to put down Boxer rebellion

1900-08-10

1st Davis Tennis Cup: USA beats British Isles at Longwood Cricket Club in Boston, Massachusetts (3-0)

1900-08-30

Last 2,000 British prisoners in Nooitgedagt, South Africa, freed

1900-08-31

British troops over run Johannesburg

1900-09-02

A large demonstration by Nationalists in Dublin's Phoenix Park demand that Ireland be free of British rule

1900-09-06

British General Buller occupies Lydenburg, South Africa

1900-10-04

In a final confrontation, some 4000 rebellious Ashantis are defeated by the British, Ashanti, Gold Coast, Africa

1900-11-29

General Horatio Kitchener assumes command of the British forces in South Africa from General Lord Roberts

1900-12-29

General Viljoen surprise attack British garrison to Helvetia

1901-01-24

Emily Hobhouse views the British administrated concentration camp at Bloemfontein for women and children

1901-02-18

Winston Churchill makes his maiden speech in the British House of Commons.

1901-02-26

British general Kitchener confers with Boer general Louis Botha about peace conditions, which break down over the question of amnesty for some Boers

1901-02-27

A General Committee of National Liberal Federation meets and adopts a resolution deploring the continuation of the war in South Africa and condemning the British Government's insistence on unconditional surrender by the Boers

1901-04-15

1st British motorized burial

1901-05-08

A British appointed commission estimates today that some 1,250,000 Indians have died after a severe drought, lasting since 1899

1901-07-22

British House of Lords, in its role as court, rules trade unions can be sued for actions of its members - in Taff Vale Case

1901-08-17

The Royal Titles Act adds the words 'and the British Dominions beyond the Seas' to the monarch's style

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

1901-10-25

In Great Britain, Joseph Chamberlain, Colonial Affairs Secretary, makes an anti-German speech in Edinburgh; when word reaches Germany it leads to widespread agitation against the British and eventual breakdown of negotiations for an Anglo-German alliance

1901-12-25

At Tweefontein, a British force is camped on a hill slope; at 2am it is attacked by Boers coming down from the other side

1902-01-10

Although it has professed neutrality in the Boer War, German Chancellor von Bulow joins others in attacking British actions in South Africa

1902-02-24

Battle at Yzer Spruit: Boer general De la Rey beats British

1902-03-07

Boers beat British troop in Tweebosch Transvaal

1902-05-06

British SS Camorta sinks off Rangoon; 739 die

1902-07-11

British premier Lord Salisbury resigns

1902-08-08

2nd Davis Cup: USA beats British Isles in New York (3-2)

1902-12-13

British and German ships begin to bombard the Venezuelan forts after President Castro refuses to comply with an ultimatum demanding that he claims for damages caused during his takeover of the government in 1899; Castro asks US President Roosevelt to arbitrate

1902-12-18

British parliament passes the Education Act, which will come to be regarded as the most important legislation of Balfour's government

1902-12-31

Boers & British army sign peace treaty

1903-01-01

In Delhi, a great durbar, or formal reception, marks the coronation of King Edward VII as Emperor of India; the British release some 16,000 prisoners in honor of the occasion

1903-03-15

After years of fighting between the British and the rebellious Africans, the British claim supremacy over 500,000 square miles, thus controlling all northern Nigeria

1903-06-29

British government protests against abuses in Belgian Congo

1903-08-08

3rd Davis Cup: British Isles beats USA in Boston (4-1)

1903-12-11

British forces under MacDonald & Young march into Tibet

1904-04-08

British mystic Aleister Crowley transcribes the first chapter of the Book of the Law.

1904-07-05

4th Davis Cup: British Isles beats Belgium in Wimbledon (5-0)

1904-08-03

British journalist Francis Younghusband visits forbidden city Lhasa

1904-09-04

Dali Lama signs treaty allowing British commerce in Tibet

1904-09-07

British forces in Tibet force the Dalai Lhama to sign a treaty that grants Britain trading posts in Tibet and guarantee that Tibet will not concede territory to foreign powers

1904-09-26

Earl Grey is named British governor-general of Canada

1904-10-22

Russian fleet shoots at British fishing ship

1904-11-02

British newspaper "Daily Mirror" begins publishing

1905-04-01

British East African Protectorate becomes colony of Kenya

1905-07-12

The British and Japanese renew their alliance (of January 1902)for 10 years and agree to provide mutual support if attacked by other power

1905-07-24

5th Davis Cup: British Isles beats USA in Wimbledon (5-0)

1905-11-22

British, Italian, Russian, French & Austro-Hungarian fleet attacks Lesbos

1905-12-04

British government of Balfour resigns

1905-12-11

British government of Campbell-Bannerman forms

1906-01-10

The British and French begin consultations on military and naval issues

1906-01-12

Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman's cabinet (which included amongst its members H.H. Asquith, David Lloyd George, and Winston Churchill) embarks on sweeping social reforms after a Liberal landslide in the British general election.

1906-01-22

SS Valencia runs aground on rocks on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, killing more than 130.

1906-02-01

Dorothy Grey, wife of British Foreign Secretary Edward Grey fatally injured

1906-02-10

British battleship HMS Dreadnought launched after only 100 days, renders all other capital ships obsolete with revolutionary design

1906-02-15

British Labour Party founded

1906-03-24

"Census of the British Empire" shows Britain rules 1/5 of the world

1906-05-03

British-controlled Egypt takes Sinai peninsula from Turkey

1906-05-22

A British garrison leaves Esquimalt, on the Pacific coast, after a military occupation that began in 1858: these were the last British soldiers stationed in Canada

1906-06-18

6th Davis Cup: British Isles beats USA in Wimbledon (5-0)

1906-09-01

British New Guinea placed under Australian administration

1906-10-28

Belgian-British "Union Minière du Haut Katanga" mining company created in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo

1906-12-05

British government of Balfour resigns

1906-12-06

The British grant Transvaal self-government

1906-12-21

British Parliament pass two important pieces of social legislation: The Trades Disputes Bill, legalizing peaceful picketing, and The Workingmen's Compensation Act, broadening employers' liability for accidents

1906-12-30

The All India Muslim League is founded in Dacca, East Bengal, British India Empire, which later laid down the foundations of Pakistan.

1906-12-31

French/British/Italian treaty concerning rights on Abyssinia

1907-01-26

The Short Magazine Lee-Enfield Mk III is officially introduced into British Military Service, and remains the oldest military rifle still in official use.

1907-02-13

English suffragettes storm British Parliament & 60 women are arrested

1907-02-26

Royal Oil & Shell merge to form British Petroleum (BP)

1907-07-01

The Orange River Colony, known as the Orange Free State, is granted self-government by the British

1907-07-23

7th Davis Cup: Australasia beats British Isles in Wimbledon (3-2)

1907-08-22

Cyril Astley Clarke, British geneticist

1907-09-26

New Zealand and Newfoundland each become dominions within the British Empire.

1908-04-05

British premier Henry Campbell-Bannerman resigns

1908-04-08

Lord Asquith succeeds Henry Campbell-Bannerman as British premier

1908-06-09

Kind Edward VII of Great Britain visits Tsar Nicholas II at Reval, Russia, where the two discuss the growing power of Germany and British plans for reform in Macedonia

1908-06-10

The Australian Parliament passes the Invalid and Old Age Pensions Act providing for pensions for British subjects (excluding aborigines) at age 65

1908-08-13

Kind Edward VII of Great Britain meets with Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria at Ischl; the King tries to persuade the Emperor to advise Germany against aggressive (anti-British) policies

1909-01-01

In Great Britain, the Old Age Pension Law is finally instituted, providing pensions for every British subject over 70 with low income

1909-01-09

Ernest Shackleton as part of the British Nimrod Expedition reaches a record farthest South latitude (88°23' south)

1909-01-16

British explorers David, Mawson & Mackay reach south magnetic pole as part of the Nimrod Expedition

1909-08-01

British SS Waratah disappears on Sydney to London, 300 killed

1909-09-20

The British Parliament passes the South Africa Act; it calls for union of Cape Colony, Natal, Orange River Colony, and Transvaal; and both English and Dutch as official languages

1909-11-30

The British House of Lords rejects the 'People's Budget' prepared by David Loyd George; the budget tries to shift the tax burden to the wealthy

1910-01-03

British miners strike for 8 hour working day

1910-01-21

British-Russian military intervention in Persia

1910-02-01

1st British labour exchange opens

1910-02-25

Dali Lama flees Tibet from Chinese troop to British-Indies

1910-05-10

The British House of Commons pass three major resolutions on political reform

1910-06-24

50th British Golf Open: James Braid shoots a 299 at St Andrews Scot

1911-02-18

The first official flight with air mail takes place in Allahabad, British India, when Henri Pequet, a 23-year-old pilot, delivers 6,500 letters to Naini, about 10 km away.

1911-02-22

The Canadian Parliament resolves to maintain union with the British Empire, while controlling domestic fiscal affairs

1911-05-15

British House of Commons accept Parliament Bill

1911-07-20

Generals Henry Wilson/Auguste Dubail sign plan for British Expeditionary army in case of war with Germany

1911-08-23

British premier Asquith holds secret meeting about British strategy in case of war with Germany

1912-01-04

The Scout Association is incorporated throughout the British Commonwealth by Royal Charter.

1912-02-08

British Emissary journeys to Berlin to suggest that Britain might support German colonial aspirations in Africa if Germany agrees to hold her current naval strength

1912-04-11

The British Parliament introduce a Irish home rule bill, granting Ireland its own bicameral parliament and be required to send a representative to the British House of Commons; Protestants in Ulster resist

1912-07-15

British National Health Insurance Act goes into effect

1912-07-22

In the face of ever-increasing German naval power, the British Admiralty decides to recall British warships from the Mediterranean and base them in the North Sea

1912-08-21

Mr Carter-Cotton chosen 1st chancellor of Univ of British Columbia

1912-09-29

French/British troops lands on Samoa

1912-11-30

11th Davis Cup: British Isles beats Australasia in Melbourne (3-2)

1912-12-23

In Delhi, India, terrorist agitation continues as British Viceroy Lord Hardinge is wounded by a bomb explosion

1913-01-16

British House of Commons accepts Home-Rule for Ireland

1913-04-03

British suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst sentenced to 3 years in jail

1913-05-07

British House of Commons rejects women's right to vote

1913-06-24

53rd British Golf Open: J H Taylor shoots a 304 at Hoylake Hoylake

1913-07-12

150,000 Ulstermen gather and resolve to resist Irish Home Rule by force of arms; since the British Liberals have promised the Irish nationalists Home Rule, civil war appears imminent

1913-07-28

12th Davis Cup: USA beats British Isles in Wimbledon (3-2)

1913-10-10

British passenger ship Volturno catches fire in Atlantic (136 killed)

1913-12-13

British foreign minister Sir Edward Grey proposes that southern Albania be divided between Greece and Albania with compensation to Greece in the Aegean islands

1914-01-01

Northern & Southern Nigeria united in British colony of Nigeria

1914-03-01

Dutch Minister of war H Colijn named director of British Petroleum

1914-05-06

British House of Lords rejects women's suffrage

1914-05-25

British House of Commons passes Irish Home Rule Bill

1914-06-19

54th British Golf Open: Harry Vardon shoots a 306 at Prestwick Club

1914-07-20

Armed resistance against British rule begins in Ulster

1914-07-26

First Lord of the Admiralty (British Minister of Navy) Winston Churchill orders British fleet to remain

1914-07-26

Irish Volunteers unload a shipment of 1,500 rifles and 45,000 rounds of ammunition arrived from Germany aboard Erskine Childers' yacht the Asgard; British troops fire on jeering crowd on Bachelors Walk, Dublin, killing three citizens

1914-07-28

First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill orders British Grand Fleet to Scapa Flow

1914-07-29

British fleet leaves Portland/passes Straits of Dover

1914-07-30

John French appointed British supreme commander

1914-08-01

British fleet reaches Scapa Flow

1914-08-04

WWI: Field Marshal Lord Kitchener becomes British Minister of War after British declaration of war on Germany

1914-08-07

Engagement between British cruiser HMS Gloucester and German cruisers SMS Breslau and SMS Goeben off Greece

1914-08-09

German U-15 was sunk by the British cruiser, H.M.S. Birmingham

1914-08-14

British field marshal John French & Gen Wilson land in France

1914-08-15

The first large public gathering of Boers in South Africa who do not want to support Britain in a war against Germany; British authorities will try to repress this movement, but discontent spreads

1914-08-22

1st encounter between British & German troops (in Belgium)

1914-08-24

Battle at Bergen: Germans defeat Belgian/British troops

1914-08-28

Battle of Helgoland: British fleet beats German, 1,100 killed

1914-08-28

British General John French evacuate Amiens

1914-09-01

Von Gluck's army meets up with British expeditionary army

1914-09-03

British expeditionary army/general Lanrezacs army attack the Marne

1914-09-05

- till the 12th Sept Battle of Marne (WWI) begins French and British forces prevent German forces advancing on Paris

1914-09-08

Private Thomas Highgate becomes the first British soldier to be executed for desertion during WW1

1914-09-09

World War I: The creation of the Canadian Automobile Machine Gun Brigade, the first fully mechanized unit in the British Army.

1914-09-20

John Redmond urges Irish Volunteers to enlist in the British Army

1914-09-22

1 German submarine sinks 3 British ironclads, 1,459 die

1914-09-22

Louis Botha, premier of the Union of South Africa, assumes command of the armed forced after having dismissed General Beyers because of his resistance to aiding British in the war against Germany

1914-10-13

Pro-German Boers begin opposition to British authority in South Africa

1914-10-27

British battleship Audacious sunk by mine

1914-11-01

German-British naval battle at Coronel, Chile

1914-11-06

The British land troops (mostly from the Indian Army) at the head of the Persian Gulf in Mesopotamia, and will begin to move westward in an attempt to draw Turkish troops from other fronts

1914-11-21

British army conquerors Bazra

1914-11-27

1st British woman elected political agent (Grantham, Linconshire)

1914-12-08

British & German fleets battle at Falkland Island

1914-12-08

Boers rebelling against the British have recently suffered several defeats; today, one of their leaders, General Beyers, accidently drowns

1914-12-15

British fleet forfeits chance to destroy German fleet in North Sea

1914-12-25

Legendary "Christmas Truce" takes place on the battlefields of WWI b/w British & Germans troops - gifts exchanged and football played

1914-12-26

The US Government protests British interference with American merchant ships at sea, but this same day the German announce they will treat food as contraband, subject to seizure; this will weaken America's protest

1915-01-24

German-British sea battle at Dogger Bank & Helgoland

1915-02-10

US President Wilson protests to Britain on the use of US flags on British merchant ships to deceive the Germans

1915-02-19

British fleet fire on Dardanelles coast

1915-03-02

British vice adm Carden begins bombing of Dardanelles forts

1915-03-10

British Army in Belgium captures Neuve Chapelle

1915-03-11

The British declare a blockade of all German ports

1915-03-18

Failed British attack in Dardanelles

1915-05-01

British liner Lusitania leaves NY for Liverpool

1915-05-17

Last liberal British government of Asquith falls

1915-06-09

US President Wilson sends the second Lusitania note to Germany demanding reparations and prevention of 'recurrence of anything so obviously subversive of the principles of warfare'; Wilson refuses to recognize the 'war zone' that Germany has proclaimed around the British Isles

1915-06-10

British/French troops conquer German colony of Cameroon

1915-06-16

The foundation of the British Women's Institute.

1915-06-21

Anti-British revolt in South Africa ends with arrest of General De Law

1915-07-03

After exploding a bomb in the US Senate reception room the previous day, Erich Muenter, an instructor in German at Cornell University, shoots JP Morgan for representing the British government in war contract negotiations

1915-07-10

British/South African troops march into German SW-Africa

1915-08-06

The British land more troops at Suvla Bay on the northern shore of Gallipoli in an effort to break the stalemate on the peninsula

1915-08-09

British attack at Chanak Bair at Gallipoli

1915-08-14

British transport Royal Edward sank by German U boat kills 1000

1915-08-19

British liner 'SS Arabic' sunk by German submarine without warning leaving Liverpool for New York; killing 44. Creates diplomatic incident

1915-08-25

The British decide to try capture Constantinople and force Turkey out of the war; 78,000 ANZAC troops land at Gallipoli

1915-09-01

The German ambassador to the US pledges again that German submarines will no longer sink liners without warning and providing safety of passengers and crew following the sinking of the British liner \'Arabic\'

1915-09-25

Battle of Loos commenced, lasted until 14th October. Chlorine gas deployed by the British was blown back into their own trenches: 59,000 British & 26,000 German casualties

1915-09-28

Battle of Kut-el-Amara: British defeat Turks in Mesopotamia

1915-09-29

British army conquerors Chilly al Imara, Mesopotamia

1915-10-08

Battle of Loos WWI, almost 430,000 French, British & Germans killed

1915-10-19

US bankers arrange a $500 million loan to the British and French

1915-12-28

Today the British Cabinet recognizes the true nature of the war by deciding to institute compulsory military service, with single men to be conscripted before married ones

1915-12-30

Cromarty Harbour, Scot-British cruiser Natal explodes: 405 die

1916-01-09

The Ottoman Empire prevails in the Battle of Çanakkale, as the last British troops are evacuated.

1916-01-24

The Military Service Bill, calling for conscription of men for war services, passes in the British House of Commons

1916-03-12

French airship sinks British submarine D3

1916-04-09

The Libau sets sail from Germany with a cargo of 20,000 rifles to assist Irish republicans; Captain Karl Spindler changes the name of the vessel to the Aud to avoid British detection

1916-04-20

German-British sea battle off Belgian coast

1916-04-21

Sir Roger Casement, an Ulster Protestant and ardent Irish nationalist, lands on the coast from a German submarine; he attempts to get German aid for an uprising against the British

1916-04-21

The Aud, carrying a cargo of 20,000 rifles to assist Irish republicans in staging what would become the 1916 Rising, is captured by the British Navy and forced to sail towards Cork Harbour

1916-04-24

Easter rebellion of Irish against British occupation begins

1916-04-27

The British renew their assault on the Irish Volunteer position in Mount Street; shelling also sets the buildings on fire

1916-05-04

Ned Daly, Willie Pearse, Michael O'Hanrahan and Joseph Plunkett are executed by British authorities following the Easter Rising, at Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin

1916-05-08

Irishmen Eamon Kent, Michael Mallin, Con Colbert and Sean Houston are executed by British authorities following the Easter Rising at Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin

1916-05-09

British-France Sykes-Picot meet over division of Turkey

1916-05-17

British Summer Time (Daylight Savings) introduced

1916-05-18

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

1916-05-24

Last British-Indian contract workers arrive in Suriname

1916-05-31

Battle of Jutland (Skagerrak): naval battle betwwen British Grand Fleet and German High Seas Fleet: 10,000 die in this inconcluisve slaughter

1916-05-31

British battle cruiser HMS Invincible explodes, killing all but 6 (Battle of Jutland)

1916-07-01

British court martial (Easter uprising)

1916-07-01

First day of the Battle of the Somme: the British Army suffers its worst day, losing 19,240 men (WWI)

1916-07-26

The US Protests the 'Blacklist' issued by the British forbidding trade with some 30 US firms

1916-08-04

The Turks attack the British line at Romani in the northern Sinai (WWI)

1916-08-21

Sir Roger Casement, an Ulster Protestant and ardent Irish nationalist, arrested by the British

1916-10-07

The German submarine U-53 arrives off Newport, Rhode Island, and sinks 9 British merchant ships in international waters

1916-11-03

Treaty establishes British suzerainity over Qatar

1916-11-13

British offensive at Ancre, Belgium

1916-12-07

British government of David Lloyd George forms

1916-12-07

David Lloyd George replaces resigning H. H. Asquith as British PM

1916-12-11

David Lloyd George forms British war government

1917-01-29

British submarine K13 leaves Gaire Loch

1917-02-21

British Mendi sinks off Isle of Wight, 627 die

1917-06-04

Most Excellent Order of British Empire inaugurated by King George V to recognise the efforts of his people in WW1

1917-07-09

British warship "Vanguard" explodes at Scapa Flow killing 804

1917-07-17

Royal Proclamation by King George V changes name of British Royal family from German Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor

1917-07-22

British bomb German lines at Ypres, 4,250,000 grenades

1917-08-05

British troops attack canal of Ypres in Boesinghe Belgium

1917-09-20

British assault on Polygon Forest, France

1917-09-26

British assault on Menin-street, France

1917-10-04

British assault on Broodseinde, France

1917-10-17

1st British bombing of Germany

1917-10-30

British government gives final approval to Balfour Declaration

1917-11-07

British capture Gaza, Palestine, from Turks

1917-11-16

British occupy Tel Aviv and Jaffa

1917-12-09

British forces under General Allenby capture Jerusalem

1917-12-23

3 British warships come close to Holland

1918-01-05

British premier Lloyd George demand for unified peace

1918-01-31

A series of accidental collisions on a misty Scottish night leads to the loss of two Royal Navy submarines with over a hundred lives, and damage to another five British warships.

1918-08-01

British troops enter Vladivostok

1918-08-08

WWI: The Battle of Amiens begins - Canada/Australian/British breakthrough with 600 tanks, The end of trench warfare

1918-08-17

British troops attack Baku, Azerbaijan

1918-10-15

British Q-ship Cymric sinks British submarine J6

1918-11-21

The German High Seas Fleet of 5 battlecruisers, 9 battleships, 7 cruisers and 49 destroyers surrendered to the British Grand Fleet and were shepherded into the Firth of Forth.

1919-01-02

Anti-British uprising in Ireland

1919-04-12

British Parliament passes a 48-hour work week with minimum wages

1919-04-13

Amritsar Massacre-British Army fires on nationalist rioters in India

1919-04-13

British forces kill 100s of Indian Nationalists (Amritsar Massacre)

1919-05-12

The Transvaal British Indian Association calls a mass meeting to organise opposition to the proposed Asiatics (Land and Trading) Amendment Act; in the Act, Transvaal Indians are prohibited from owning shares in limited companies

1919-07-06

British R-34 lands in NY, 1st airship to cross Atlantic (108 hr)

1919-08-08

Treaty of Rawalpindi, British recognise Afghanistan's independence

1919-08-13

British troops open fire on demonstrators in Amritsar, India; killing 350

1919-09-04

British intervene in Petrograd

1919-09-14

British regime forbids Sinn Fein Dáil

1919-09-27

British troops withdraw from Archangelsk

1919-10-07

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

1919-11-28

US-born Lady Astor elected first female member of British House of Commons

1919-12-01

Lady Nancy Astor sworn-in as 1st female member of British Parliament

1920-03-31

British parliament accepts Irish Home Rule law

1920-04-20

Balfour Declaration recognized, makes Palestine a British Mandate

1920-04-24

British Mandate over Palestine goes into effect (lasts 28 years)

1920-07-01

55th British Golf Open: George Duncan shoots a 303 at Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club

1920-07-23

British East Africa renamed Kenya & becomes a British crown colony

1920-08-10

Turkish government renounces its claim to Israel, recognizes British mandate

1920-12-17

British Empire receives League of Nations mandate to Nauru

1921-01-20

British submarine K5 leaves with man & mouse

1921-02-12

Winston Churchill becomes British Minister of Colonies

1921-02-18

British troops occupy Dublin

1921-03-31

British coal miners goes on strike

1921-05-24

British Legion forms

1921-05-27

After 84 years of British control, Afghanistan achieves sovereignty

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

1921-06-25

56th British Golf Open: Jock Hutchison shoots a 296 at St Andrews

1921-08-24

British airship R-38 crashes in River Humber, 44 die

1921-11-13

US, France, Japan & British Empire sign a Pacific Treaty

1922-02-28

Egypt regains independence from Britain, but British troops remain

1922-03-18

British magistrates in India sentence Mahatma Gandhi to 6 years imprisonment for disobedience

1922-06-23

57th British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 300 at Royal St George

1922-09-11

British mandate of Palestine begins

1922-10-18

British Broadcasting Company (BBC) founded (later called British Broadcasting Corporation)

1922-11-15

British Conservative Party wins election; /Labour Party comes second

1922-11-16

Turkish kalief/sultan Mehmed VI asks British army for help

1922-11-17

The last sultan of the Ottoman Empire Mehmed VI is expelled to Malta on British warship

1922-11-22

British Labour party selects Ramsay MacDonald as leader

1922-12-17

Last British troops leave Irish Free State

1922-12-24

BBC broadcasts 1st British radio play "Truth about Father Christmas"

1923-03-25

British government grants Trans-Jordan autonomy

1923-05-22

Stanley Baldwin succeeds Andrew Bonar Law as British premier

1923-06-15

58th British Golf Open: Arthur Havers shoots a 295 at Troon Golf Club

1923-07-18

British House of Lords accepts new divorce law

1923-09-12

Britain takes over Southern Rhodesia from British South Africa Co

1923-10-02

British occuping army leaves Constantinople

1923-12-08

Labour/Liberals win British parliament

1923-12-21

Nepal changes from British protectorate to independent nation

1924-03-06

British Labour government cuts military budget

1924-04-01

Crown takes over Northern Rhodesia from British South Africa Co

1924-04-23

British Empire Exhibition opens at Wembley

1924-06-24

59th British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 301 at Hoylake Hoylake

1924-08-08

British-Russian trade agreement signed

1924-10-08

British Labour government of Ramsay MacDonald falls to Conservatives

1924-10-29

Labour party loses British parliamentary election

1924-11-02

Sunday Express publishes first British crossword puzzle

1924-11-04

British Labour government of Ramsay MacDonald resigns

1924-11-21

British premier Baldwin cancels Labour contract with USSR

1924-12-02

British-German trade agreement signed

1925-01-29

British Liberal Party chooses David Lloyd George as leader

1925-03-12

British government of Baldwin refuses to ratify Geneva agreement

1925-04-06

1st film shown on an airplane (British Air)

1925-05-01

Cyprus becomes a British Crown Colony

1925-05-21

George Lloyd, Baron Lloyd of Dolobran, becomes British High Commissioner in Egypt

1925-05-30

British mariners shoot on demonstrators

1925-06-23

British warship fires on Hong Kong harbor strikers

1925-06-26

60th British Golf Open: Jim Barnes shoots a 300 at Prestwick Golf Club

1925-11-06

British secret agent Sidney Reilly ('Ace of Spies') is executed by the OGPU, the secret police of the Soviet Union.

1926-05-01

British coal miners go on strike

1926-05-03

British general strike: 3 million workers support miners

1926-05-12

British general strike ends, but mine workers stay on strike

1926-06-25

61st British Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 291 at Royal Lytham

1926-09-01

British Columbia Rugby Football Union forms

1926-11-19

British mine strikes after 28 weeks ends

1926-11-22

Imperial Conference ends, giving autonomy inside British Commonwealth

1927-01-19

British government decides to send troops to China

1927-02-12

British expeditionary army lands in Shanghai

1927-02-19

General strike against British occupiers in Shanghai

1927-03-21

Guomindang Army conquerors Shanghai as British marines flee

1927-03-26

Gaumont-British Film Corporation forms

1927-05-01

1st British airliner to serve cooked meals (Imperial Airways)

1927-07-15

62nd British Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 285 at St Andrews

1927-12-14

Iraq gains independence from Britain, but British troops remain

1928-05-11

63rd British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 292 at Royal St George's

1928-07-02

British parliament reduces the age at women can vote to 21 - the same as men (Representation of the People Act 1928)

1928-11-12

British steamer "Vestris" capsizes & sinks off Virginia, kills 110

1929-05-10

64th British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 292 at Muirfield Gullane

1929-09-17

British troops begin withdrawal from occupied Germany

1929-10-03

British Labour government recovers diplomatic relations with USSR

1929-10-07

Ramsay MacDonald is first British premier to address US Congress

1929-11-01

Lundy Island, part of British Isles, issue its own stamps

1930-03-12

Mohandas Gandhi begins 200m (300km) march protesting British salt tax

1930-04-18

Attempted raid on the armoury of police and auxiliary forces in Chittagong in Bengal province, British India by armed pro-independence revolutionaries led by Surya Sen popularly known as Master-da.

1930-04-22

British troops battle pro-independence revolutionaries in the Jalalabad hills near Chittagong in Bengal province, British India leaving 80 troops and 12 revolutionaries dead.

1930-06-20

65th British Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 291 at Hoylake Hoylake

1930-10-05

British airship crashes in storm at Beauvais France, 48 die

1930-10-20

British White Paper restricts Jews from buying Arab land

1931-03-05

Gandhi & British viceroy Lord Irwin sign pact

1931-03-10

British Labour party removes fascist sir Oswald Mosley

1931-03-26

New Delhi replaces Calcutta as capital of British-Indies

1931-04-20

British House of Commons agrees for sports play on Sunday

1931-06-05

66th British Golf Open: Tommy Armour shoots a 296 at Carnoustie Golf Links

1931-09-10

Lord Cecil of British government says War was never so improbable

1931-09-15

British naval fleet mutinies at Invergordon over pay cuts

1932-01-04

British East Indies Viceroy Willingdon arrests Gandhi & Nehru

1932-01-26

British submarine M-2 sinks in Channel (60 dead)

1932-03-01

12 pro-independence revolutionaries captured in and around Chittagong in Bengal province, British India are sentenced to deportation for life, two to three-year prison terms with the remaining 32 being acquitted.

1932-06-10

67th British Golf Open: Gene Sarazen shoots a 283 at Prince's England

1932-10-01

Oswald Mosley forms British Union of Fascists

1932-10-19

British government signs trade agreement with Soviet Union

1932-10-24

British government signs trade treaty with USSR

1932-12-19

British Broadcasting Corp begins transmitting overseas

1933-01-27

Otto Meisnner (Head of the German President's Office) dines with British ambassador Sir Horace Rumbold

1933-05-08

Mohandas Gandhi begins a 21-day fast in protest against British oppression in India.

1933-07-08

68th British Golf Open: Denny Shute shoots a 292 at Old Course at St Andrews

1934-06-29

69th British Golf Open: Henry Cotton shoots a 283 at Royal St George's Golf Club

1934-09-26

British liner Queen Mary is launched

1934-11-28

Winston Churchill tells British Premier Stanley Baldwin not to under estimate German air power

1935-05-06

British King George & Queen Mary celebrates silver jubilee

1935-06-03

One thousand unemployed Canadian workers board freight cars in Vancouver, British Columbia, beginning a protest trek to Ottawa, Ontario.

1935-06-28

70th British Golf Open: Alf Perry shoots a 283 at Muirfield

1935-11-13

Anti-British riots in Egypt

1936-01-20

Edward VIII succeeds British king George V

1936-03-11

British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin pardons five convicted Irish militants who promise to join growing conflict with Germany.

1936-04-01

Orissa constituted a province of British India

1936-05-16

1st British air hostess (Daphne Kearley) flight to France

1936-06-27

71st British Golf Open: Alf Padgham shoots a 287 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club

1936-12-10

Edward VIII signs Instrument of Abdication, giving up British throne to marry Wallis Simpson

1936-12-11

Edward VIII announces in a radio broadcast that he is abdicating the British throne to marry Wallis Simpson

1937-04-01

Aden becomes a British crown colony

1937-07-09

72nd British Golf Open: Henry Cotton shoots a 290 at Carnoustie Golf Links

1938-02-25

British Lord Halifax becomes Foreign Minister

1938-03-18

Pres Cardena of Mexico nationalizes US & British oil companies

1938-03-25

1st US bred and owned horse (Battleship) to win British Grand National Steeplechase

1938-07-08

73rd British Golf Open: Reg Whitcombe shoots a 295 at Royal St George's Golf Club

1938-08-26

British leaders & Arabians fight in Palestine

1938-09-15

British PM Chamberlain visits Hitler at Berchtesgarden

1938-09-17

British premier Neville Chamberlain leaves Munich

1938-09-23

British premier Neville Chamberlain flies to Munich

1938-09-27

British ocean liner "Queen Elizabeth" launches at Clydebank Scotland

1939-03-28

Dutch hunter shoots down British bombers

1939-04-13

In India, the Hindustani Lal Sena (Indian Red Army) is formed and vows to engage in armed struggle against the British.

1939-04-16

Stalin requests British, French & Russian anti-nazi pact

1939-04-17

Stalin signs British-France-Russian anti-Nazi pact

1939-05-19

Churchill signs British-Russian anti-Nazi pact

1939-05-23

British parliament plans to make Palestine independent by 1949

1939-06-01

British submarine "Thetis" sinks in Liverpool Bay with all 99 aboard

1939-07-07

74th British Golf Open: Dick Burton shoots a 290 at St Andrews

1939-09-03

German submarine U-30, commanded by Oberleutnant Fritz-Julius Lemp, sinks British passenger ship SS Athenia; 117 people die, among them 28 Americans

1939-09-11

British submarine Triton torpedoes British submarine Oxley

1939-09-14

British fleet attacks German U-39 boat

1939-09-17

German U-29 sinks British aircraft carrier Courageous, 519 die

1939-09-19

British Expeditionary Force reaches France

1939-09-20

British navy captures German U-27 boat

1939-10-14

German U-47 sinks British battleship HMS Royal Oak, 833 killed

1939-12-02

British Imperial Airways & British Airways merge to form BOAC

1939-12-13

Battle of the River Plate - 3 British cruisers vs German pocket battleship Graf Spee

1940-02-07

British railroads nationalized

1940-02-14

British merchant vessel fleet is armed

1940-02-16

British search plane finds German Altmark off Norway

1940-02-17

Crew of the British destroyer Cossack board German Altmark in Jøssingfjord, Norway, and realised 299 British prisoners after hand-to-hand fighting with bayonets and the last recorded Royal Naval action with cutlass.

1940-03-16

German air raid on British fleet base Scapa Flow

1940-03-19

Failed British air raid on German base at Sylt

1940-04-08

German battle cruisers sink British aircraft carrier Glorious

1940-04-15

British troops land at Narvik, Norway

1940-05-10

British Local Defence Volunteers forms (later renamed the Home Guard)

1940-05-10

Winston Churchill succeeds Neville Chamberlain as British Prime Minister

1940-05-13

British bomb factory at Breda

1940-05-14

Lord Beaverbrook appointed British minister of aircraft production

1940-05-16

British Premier Winston Churchill returns to London from Paris

1940-05-20

German General Guderian's tanks reach the English Channel (British expeditionary army)

1940-05-27

British & French begin evacuation of Dunkirk (Operation Dynamo) during WWII

1940-05-28

British-French troops capture Narvik, Norway

1940-06-03

Last British/French troop leave Dunkirk

1940-06-04

British complete the "miracle of Dunkirk" by evacuating 300,000 allies troops from France

1940-06-07

British/French troops evacuate Narvik

1940-06-08

Last British troops leave Narvik Norway

1940-06-11

British Premier Winston Churchill flies to Orleans

1940-06-11

World War II: British forces bomb Genoa and Turin in Italy.

1940-06-18

Winston Churchill's "this was their finest hour" speech urging perseverance during Battle of Britain delivered to British House of Commons

1940-06-21

The first successful west-to-east navigation of Northwest Passage begins at Vancouver, British Columbia.

1940-07-02

British PM Churchill meets Major General Bernard Montgomery

1940-07-03

British Royal Navy sinks French fleet in Mers-el-Kebir, Algeria, to prevent Germany seizing it.

1940-07-04

British destroys French battle fleet at Oran, Algeria, 1267 die

1940-07-11

British & German dogfight above Lyme Bay

1940-08-03

Italian troops invade British Somalia

1940-08-03

Seaplane Clare makes 1st British passenger flight to the US

1940-08-07

Largest amount paid for a stamp ($45,000 for 1 1856 British Guiana)

1940-08-11

German air raid on British harbors Portland/Weymouth

1940-08-12

Luftwaffe bombs British radar stations, loses 31 aircraft

1940-08-20

British PM Churchill says of Royal Air Force, "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few"

1940-08-25

First British night bombing of Germany (Berlin)

1940-09-23

-27] French/British assault on French fleet in Dakar, flees

1940-10-02

British Council receives Royal Charter

1940-10-02

British liner Empress loaded with refugees for Canada, sunk

1940-11-11

British Fleet Air Arm attack destroys half of Italian fleet at Taranto

1940-12-07

North Africa: British counter offensive under general O'Connor

1940-12-09

British assault on Banghazi Libya: 1st major offensive in North Africa

1940-12-10

British anti-offensive in Libya (Sidi Barrani)

1940-12-12

British troops conquer Sidi el-Barrani

1940-12-16

British air raid on Mannheim

1940-12-17

British troops occupy Sollum, Egypt

1941-01-05

British/Australian troops conquer Bardia Lybia

1941-01-09

Maiden flight by Canada's British-built Avro Lancaster military plane

1941-01-19

British offensive in Eritrea

1941-01-19

British troops occupies Kassalaf Sudan

1941-01-21

Australian and British troops attack Tobruk, Libya

1941-01-21

British communist newspaper "Daily Worker" banned

1941-01-22

British/Australian troops capture Tobruk from Italians

1941-01-24

British troops march into Abyssinia

1941-02-04

British tanks occupy Maus, Libya

1941-02-06

British troops conquer Bengazi, Libya

1941-02-09

British troops conquer El Agheila

1941-02-22

Arthur "Bomber" Harris becomes British Air Marshal

1941-02-28

British-Italian dogfight above Albania

1941-03-07

50,000 British soldiers land in Greece

1941-03-07

British troops invade Abyssinia (Ethiopia)

1941-03-24

British troops defeat British Somalia

1941-03-28

Sea battle at Cape Matapan: British fleet under Cunningham defeats Italy

1941-04-06

British general Gambier-Parry caught in North Africa

1941-04-06

Italian held Addis Ababa surrenders to British & Ethiopian forces

1941-04-07

British generals O'Connor & Neame captured in North Africa

1941-04-17

British troop land in Iraq/Yugoslavia; surrender to nazis

1941-04-24

British army begins evacuation of Greece

1941-04-28

Last British troops in Greece surrender

1941-05-07

British House of Commons votes for Churchill (477-3)

1941-05-09

British Army breaks German spy codes

1941-05-10

British House of Commons & Holborn Theatre damaged in an air raid

1941-05-12

British forces march into Alexandria

1941-05-15

1st British turbojet flies

1941-05-15

British attack Halfaya-pass & Fort Capuzzo in Egypt & Libya

1941-05-22

British troops attack Baghdad

1941-05-24

Bismarck sinks British battle cruiser HMS Hood; 1,416 die, 3 survive

1941-05-27

German battleship Bismarck sunk by British naval force

1941-05-28

British army begins evacuation of Crete

1941-05-30

British Army enters Baghdad, chasing pro-German coup government

1941-05-31

British troops vacate Crete

1941-06-01

British troops occupy Bagdad, Iraq

1941-06-08

British & French troops overthrow pro-German Syria

1941-07-07

World War II: Beirut is occupied by Free France and British troops.

1941-07-19

British PM Winston Churchill launched his "V for Victory" campaign

1941-08-14

US President Franklin Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill issue the joint declaration that later becomes known as the Atlantic Charter

1941-08-25

British & Russian troops attack pro-German Iran

1941-09-11

Charles Lindbergh, charges "British, Jewish & Roosevelt administration" are trying to get US into WW II

1941-09-22

British signal officer Bill Hudson lands in Montenegro

1941-11-07

British air attacks on Berlin, Mannheim & Ruhrgebied

1941-11-14

British aircraft carrier Ark Royal sank in Mediterranean, having been torpedoed by a German submarine the day before

1941-11-18

British troops open attack on Tobruk, North Africa

1941-11-22

British cruiser Devonshire sinks German auxiliary cruiser Atlantis

1941-11-26

General Alan Cunningham relieved of command of British 8th Army in North Africa

1941-11-26

British troops conquer Belhamed, Sidi Rezegh & El Duda

1941-11-27

British 13th Army Corps reaches Tobruk

1941-12-01

British cruiser Devonshire sinks German sub Python

1941-12-06

Dutch & British pilots see Japanese invasion fleet at Singapore

1941-12-10

British battleship Prince of Wales sinks off Singapore

1941-12-13

U-81 torpedoes British aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal

1941-12-14

U-557 torpedoes British cruiser Galatea

1941-12-23

British troops overrun Benghazi Libya

1941-12-25

Japan announces surrender of British-Canadian garrison at Hong Kong

1941-12-26

Winston Churchill becomes 1st British PM to address a joint meeting of Congress, warning that Axis would "stop at nothing"

1942-01-03

American-British-Dutch-Australian (ABDA) Command forms

1942-01-08

British Air Marshal Richard Peirse replaced as Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Bomber Command

1942-01-12

British troops reconquer Sollum

1942-01-23

Tank battle at Adzjedabia, Africa Korp vs British 8th army

1942-02-15

WWII: British ruled Singapore surrenders to the Japanese

1942-03-03

1st combat flight for Canadian British-built Avro Lancaster bomber

1942-03-12

British troops vacate the Andamanen in Gulf of Bengal

1942-03-28

British naval forces raid Nazi occupied French port of St Nazaire

1942-03-29

British cruiser HMS Trinidad torpedoes itself in the Barents Sea

1942-03-29

British destroyer HMS Campbeltown explodes in St Nazaire: 400 Germans die

1942-05-05

British assault on Diego Suarez Madagascar

1942-05-16

1st transport of British/Dutch prisoners to South Burma

1942-05-26

Tank battle at Bir Hakeim: Afrika Korps vs British army

1942-06-05

British offensive in North Africa under General Ritchie

1942-06-22

Jewish Brigade attached by British Army in WW II, forms

1942-06-25

British RAF staged a 1,000 bomb raid on Bremen Germany (WW II)

1942-06-25

British premier Winston Churchill travels from US to London

1942-06-26

German assault on British at Mersa Matruh

1942-08-04

British premier Winston Churchill arrives in Cairo

1942-08-05

British government cancels agreement of Munich

1942-08-08

"Monty" appointed commander of British 8th Army at Alamein

1942-08-08

British corvette HMS Dianthus sinks U-379

1942-08-10

Gen B Montgomery becomes commandant British 8th leader in N Africa

1942-08-11

British aircraft carrier Eagle torpedoed & sinks

1942-08-12

British premier Churchill arrives in Moscow, meets Stalin

1942-08-16

British Premier Winston Churchill travels back to Cairo from Moscow

1942-08-19

WWI: Over 4,000 Canadian & British soldiers killed, wounded or captured raiding Dieppe, France

1942-08-23

British Premier Winston Churchill flies back to London from Cairo

1942-09-05

British & US bomb Le Havre & Bremen

1942-09-10

British troops lands on Madagascar

1942-10-07

US & British government announce establishment of United Nations

1942-10-24

Second day of battle at El Alamein: British infantry

1942-10-25

3rd day of battle at El Alamein: British offensive

1942-10-28

6th day battle at El Alamein: British offensive under Montgomery

1942-11-02

11th day of battle at El Alamein: British assault on Tel el Aqqaqir

1942-11-05

Pro-British Clandestine Radio Diego Suarez's final transmission

1942-11-08

Operation Torch; began as US and British forces under Eisenhower land in French North Africa

1942-11-10

US-British troops occupies Oran, Algeria

1942-11-20

British 8th Army recaptures Benghazi, Libya

1942-12-01

The Beveridge Report is published by the British government unveiling plans for a post-war welfare state

1942-12-25

British Col S W Bailey reaches Mihailovics headquarter

1943-01-13

British premier Winston Churchill arrives in Casablanca

1943-01-23

British 8th army marches into Tripoli

1943-01-30

6 British Mosquitos bomb Berlin in daylight

1943-02-10

British 8th Army sweeps through North Africa to Tunisia

1943-02-11

US General Eisenhower selected to command the allied armies in Europe; British General Montgomery not best pleased.

1943-02-16

British premier Winston Churchill gets pneumonia

1943-03-19

British 8th army opens assault on Mareth line, Tunisia

1943-03-30

British 1st army recaptures Sejenane

1943-04-06

British & US armies link up in Africa during WW II

1943-04-06

British offensive at Wadi Akarit, South-Tunisia

1943-04-07

British/US troops make contact at Wadi Akarit, South-Tunisia

1943-04-23

British & US offensive directed at Tunis/Bizerta

1943-05-06

British 1st army opens assault on Tunis

1943-05-07

British 11th Hussars occupy Tunis

1943-05-12

British premier Winston Churchill arrives in USA

1943-05-20

French, British & US victory parade in Tunis Tunisia

1943-05-28

British miliitary reaches Tito

1943-06-11

British invades Pantelleria (a tiny island south of Sicily)

1943-07-08

British air raid sinks U-232

1943-07-09

British air raid sinks U-435

1943-07-10

US, British and Canadian forces invade Sicily in WW II (Operation Husky)

1943-07-18

British assault on Catania Sicily

1943-07-27

772 British bombers attack Hamburg

1943-07-28

World War II: Operation Gomorrah: The British bomb Hamburg causing a firestorm that kills 42,000 German civilians.

1943-08-04

British premier Churchill travels on the Queen Mary to Canada

1943-08-05

Sicily: 3 US A-36's bomb British headquarter

1943-08-17

498 British bombers attack Peenemunde

1943-09-03

British 8th Army lands in Southern Italy (Messina)

1943-09-04

British 8th Army lands at Taranto, South Italy

1943-09-09

US, British & French troops land in Salerno (operation Avalanche)

1943-09-10

British 8th army occupies Tarente

1943-09-22

British dwarf submarines attack Tirpitz

1943-10-03

British 8th army lands at Termoli, East Italy

1943-11-18

444 British bombers attack Berlin

1943-11-23

British Forces Broadcasting Service begins operation

1943-12-10

British 8th Army (1st Canadian Infantry Division) occupies Orsogna/Ortona Italy

1943-12-26

British sink German battle cruiser Scharnhorst

1944-01-02

1st use of helicopters during warfare (British Atlantic patrol)

1944-01-10

British troops conquer Maungdaw, Burma

1944-01-21

649 British bombers attack Magdeburg

1944-01-28

683 British bombers attack Berlin

1944-02-15

891 British bombers attack Berlin

1944-02-19

823 British bombers attack Berlin

1944-03-24

811 British bombers attack Berlin

1944-03-26

705 British bombers attack Essen

1944-03-30

781 British bombers attack Nuremberg

1944-04-03

British dive bombers attack battle cruiser Tirpitz

1944-04-04

British troops capture Addis Ababa Ethiopia

1944-05-14

British troops occupy Kohima

1944-05-21

Hitler begins attack on British/US "terror pilots"

1944-05-23

British and Canadian troops occupy Pontecorvo, Italy

1944-05-29

British troops occupy Aprilia, Italy

1944-06-04

1st British gliders touch down on French soil for D-Day

1944-06-05

1st British gliders touched down on French soil for D-Day invasion

1944-06-12

British 12th airborne batallion and the 13th & 18th Hussars attack and capture Bréville

1944-06-22

British 14th Army frees Imphal Assam

1944-06-25

British assault at Caen, Normandy

1944-06-26

2nd British army reaches Grainville-Mouen line

1944-07-08

British troops march into Caen

1944-07-18

7:45 Operation-Goodwood: British assault east of Caen

1944-07-18

British air raid on German convoy SW of Helgoland

1944-07-18

British troops occupy Bourquebus hill range, Normandy

1944-07-20

British and Canadian troops occupy Hill 67/Ifs/Bras/Frenouville, Normandy

1944-07-20

Heavy storm hampers British offensive at Caen

1944-07-21

British premier Winston Churchill flies to France, meets Montgomery

1944-07-27

1st British jet fighter used in combat (Gloster Meteor)

1944-08-04

British 8th Army reaches suburbs of Florence, Italy

1944-08-11

British premier Winston Churchill arrives in Italy

1944-08-13

British 8th Army occupies Florence

1944-08-14

British premier Winston Churchill arrives at Corsica

1944-08-20

US & British forces destroy German 7th Army at Falaise-Argentan Gap

1944-09-03

Tank division of British Guards free Brussels

1944-09-04

British 11th Armoured Division frees Antwerp

1944-09-05

British premier Churchill travels to Scotland

1944-09-15

British bombers hit Tirpitz with Tallboy bombs

1944-09-17

British Premier Winston Churchill travels to US

1944-09-17

Operation Market Garden: British airborne division lands Arnhem Neth

1944-09-18

British submarine Tradewind torpedoes Junyo Maru: 5,600 killed

1944-09-21

Last British paratroopers at bridge of Arnhem surrenders

1944-09-26

British & Polish paratroopers evacuate Oosterbeek (Arnhem)

1944-09-28

Battle of Arnhem, Germans defeat British airborne in Netherlands

1944-10-04

British troops land on Greek continent

1944-10-09

British Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrives in Russia for talks with Stalin

1944-10-14

British troops march into Athens

1944-10-19

British Prime Minister Winston Churchill flies back to London from Moscow

1944-11-01

World War II: Units of the British Army land at Walcheren in the Netherlands.

1944-11-05

Canadian & British troops liberate Dinteloord

1944-11-30

Biggest & last British Battleship HMS Vanguard runs aground

1944-12-03

British order to disarm causes general strike in Greece

1944-12-27

Greece: British premier Winston Churchill flies back to London

1945-01-03

British Premier Winston Churchill visits France

1945-01-14

In Greece, Communists and the British agree to a cease-fire in the struggle to control Athens (and with it Greece)

1945-01-21

British troops land on Ramree, near coast of Burma

1945-02-05

British premier Churchill arrives in Yalta, the Crimea

1945-02-21

British Army captures Goch

1945-02-22

British troops take Ramree Island, Burma

1945-03-01

British 43rd Division under Gen Essame occupies Xanten

1945-03-04

In the United Kingdom, Princess Elizabeth, later Queen Elizabeth II, joins the British Auxiliary Transport Service as a driver.

1945-03-16

Würzburg, Germany is 90% destroyed, with 5,000 dead, in only 20 minutes by British bombers.

1945-03-19

British 36th division conquers Mogok (ruby mine)

1945-03-23

British 7th Black Watch crosses the Rhine

1945-03-24

Operation Varsity: British, US & Canadian airborne landings east of the Rhine

1945-03-26

British premier Winston Churchill looks over at the Rhine (near Ginsberg)

1945-03-27

British premier Churchill sails to eastern banks of Rhine

1945-04-15

British Army liberates Nazi concentration camp Bergen-Belsen

1945-04-25

British troops reach Grebbe line Neth

1945-04-28

British commandos attack Elbe & occupies Lauenburg

1945-05-03

British troop join in Rangoon

1945-05-07

WWII: British troops enter Utrecht, Netherlands

1945-05-09

World War II: The Channel Islands are formally liberated by the British.

1945-05-23

British military police arrest Admiral Karl Doenitz

1945-05-23

German island of Helgoland in North Sea surrenders to British

1945-07-05

Labour Party wins British parliamentary election

1945-07-26

After Labour landslide in general election, Clement Attlee becomes British Prime Minister

1945-08-29

British liberate Hong Kong from Japan

1945-10-09

British troops occupy Andamanen in Gulf of Bengal

1946-02-21

Anti-British demonstrations in Egypt

1946-03-01

British government takes control of Bank of England, after 252 years

1946-03-15

British premier Attlee agrees with India's right to independence

1946-05-01

Field Marshal Montgomery appointed British supreme commander

1946-06-29

British mandatory government of Palestine arrests 100 leaders of Yishnuv

1946-07-01

Rajah cedes Sarawak to British crown

1946-07-05

75th British Golf Open: Sam Snead shoots a 290 at St Andrews

1946-07-15

British North Borneo Co transfers rights to British crown

1946-07-23

Menachem Begin's Zionist militant group Irgun bombs the King David Hotel, the then British administrative headquarters for Palestine

1946-08-23

Ordinance No. 46 of the British Military Government constitutes the German Land (state) of Schleswig-Holstein.

1946-10-22

2 British ships sink near Albania

1947-01-10

British stop ships Independence & In-Gathering from landing in Israel

1947-02-07

Arabs & Jews reject British proposal to split Palestine

1947-06-03

British Viceroy of India Lord Mountbatten visits Pakistan

1947-07-01

British Dominion Affairs office becomes Commonwealth Relations office

1947-07-04

76th British Golf Open: Fred Daly shoots a 293 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club

1947-07-18

British seize "Exodus 1947" ship of Jewish immigrants to Palestine

1947-09-08

British government sails "Exodus" with fugitives from Nazis

1947-10-26

The British Military Occupation ends in Iraq.

1947-12-26

British transfer Heard & McDonald Is (Indian Ocean) to Australia

1948-01-01

British railways are nationalised to form British Rail.

1948-02-29

Stern-group bomb Cairo-Haifa train, 27 British soldiers died

1948-05-14

Israel declares independence from under British administration

1948-05-15

28 year old British Mandate over Palestine ends

1948-06-28

US/British airlift to West Berlin begins

1948-06-30

Last British troops leave Israel

1948-07-02

77th British Golf Open: Henry Cotton shoots a 284 at Muirfield

1948-09-08

British De Havilland 08-fighter flies faster than sound

1949-04-18

Republic of Ireland withdraws from British Commonwealth

1949-05-13

1st British-produced jet bomber, the Canberra, makes its 1st test flight

1949-05-17

British government recognises Republic of Ireland (previously Irish Free State)

1949-06-01

British government grants Cyrenaica (East-Libya) independence

1949-07-09

78th British Golf Open: Bobby Locke shoots a 283 at Royal St George's Golf Club

1949-07-30

British warship HMS Amethyst escapes down Yangtze River, having been refused a safe passage by Chinese Communists after 3-month standoff

1949-11-24

British steel & iron industry nationalised

1949-11-26

India adopts a constitution as a British Commonwealth Republic

1950-01-12

Swedish tanker rams British submarine Truculent in Thames, 64 die

1950-01-26

India becomes a republic, ceasing to be a British dominion

1950-02-24

Labour wins British parliamentary election

1950-04-14

1st edition of British comic "Eagle"

1950-07-07

79th British Golf Open: Bobby Locke shoots a 279 at Royal Troon

1950-09-23

US Air Force Mustangs accidentally bomb British on Hill 282 Korea, 17 killed

1950-10-29

British Chancellor of the Exchequer (Minister of Finance) Stafford Cripps resigns

1950-11-16

Egyptian King Faruk demands departure of all British troops

1951-01-03

9 Jewish Kremlin physicians "exposed" as British/US agents

1951-04-16

British submarine Affray sank in English Channel, killing 75

1951-06-23

Treacherous British diplomats Guy Burgess & Donald Maclean flee to USSR

1951-09-10

British begin economic boycott of Iran

1951-10-17

Egyptian army fires on British troops

1951-10-26

Winston Churchill re-elected British Prime Minister

1951-11-18

British troops occupy Ismailiya, Egypt

1951-11-20

Snowdonia becomes a British National Park

1951-11-24

British auto manufacturers Austin and Morris Motors merge

1952-01-20

British army occupies Ismailiya, Suez Canal Zone

1952-02-06

Queen Elizabeth II succeeds King George VI to the British throne

1952-06-07

7th Curtis Cup: British Isles, 5-4

1952-10-03

1st British nuclear test at Monte Bello Island in Australia

1953-04-16

British royal yacht Britannia launched by Queen Elizabeth II

1953-04-27

1st general elections in British Guyana, won by Jagans PPP

1953-05-29

Edmund Hillary (NZ) and Tenzing Norgay (Nepal) are first to reach the summit of Mount Everest as part of a British Expedition

1953-07-10

82nd British Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 282 at Carnoustie Dai Rees

1953-10-09

British Prime Minister Winston Churchill aproves Guyanese Constitution

1953-11-21

Authorities at the British Natural History Museum announce the "Piltdown Man" skull, one of the most famous fossil skulls in the world, is a hoax.

1954-04-25

British raid Nairobi Kenya (25,000 Mau Mau suspects arrested)

1954-05-13

Labour Party wins British municipal elections

1954-10-01

British colony of Nigeria becomes a federation

1954-10-19

Egypt & Great Britain sign treaty; British troops departs

1955-02-22

British aircraft carrier Ark Royal sets sail

1955-03-24

British Army patrols withdraw from Belfast after 20 years

1955-04-01

EOKA-bomb attacks against British government buildings in Cyprus

1955-04-04

British government signs military treaty with Iraq

1955-04-05

Winston Churchill resigns as British PM, Anthony Eden succeeds him

1955-05-26

Conservatives win British parliamentary election

1955-10-26

British troops occupy Saudi Arabian oil field at Boeraimi

1955-11-23

British transfer Cocos (Keeling) Is in Indian Ocean to Australia

1955-12-12

1st prototype of hovercraft patented by British engineer Christoper Cockerell

1956-02-22

1st British soccer match at Kunstlicht: Portsmouth vs Newcastle United

1956-06-03

3rd class travel on British Railways ends

1956-06-18

Last of foreign troops leaves Egypt as British leave Suez Canal

1956-07-06

85th British Golf Open: Peter Thomson shoots a 286 at Hoylake England

1956-08-07

British government sends 3 aircraft carriers to Egypt

1956-12-22

Last British/French troops leave Egypt

1957-01-09

British premier Anthony Eden resigns

1957-02-18

Dedan Kimathi, a Kenyan rebel leader is executed by the British colonial government.

1957-05-15

1st British H-bomb explosion (over Christmas Island)

1957-06-09

Anthony Eden resigns as British PM

1957-06-10

Harold MacMillan becomes British PM

1957-06-27

The British Medical Research Council publishes a report suggesting a direct link between smoking and lung cancer.

1957-08-03

British offensive against imam Galeb Ben Ali of Oman

1957-08-24

British soccer player Jimmy Greaves' (17) 1st game for Chelsea

1958-03-12

British Empire Day is renamed "Commonwealth Day"

1958-06-14

British parachutists lands on Cyprus

1958-07-13

87th British Golf Open: Peter Thomson shoots a 278 at Royal Lytham

1958-10-21

1st women in British House of Lords

1959-05-06

Iceland gunboats shoot at British fishing ships

1959-07-03

88th British Golf Open: Gary Player shoots a 284 at Muirfield Gullane

1959-08-26

British Motor Corporation introduced the Morris Mini-Minor, designed by Alec Issigonis it was only 10 ft long but seated 4 passengers

1959-10-08

Conservatives win British general election

1960-05-09

Nigeria becomes a member of British Commonwealth

1960-06-25

Somaliland is granted independence by British government

1960-06-26

British Somaliland (now Somalia) gains independence from Britain

1960-06-27

British Somaliland becomes part of Somalia

1960-07-01

The independent Somali Democratic Republic, commonly known as Somalia, is formed out of former British and Italian territories

1960-10-05

British Labour party demands unilateral nuclear disarmament

1960-10-21

1st British nuclear sub HMS Dreadnought launched

1960-12-09

1st broadcast of "Coronation Street" on British ITV

1961-02-01

British minister Enoch Powell makes medical insurance more expensive

1961-03-15

South Africa withdrews from British Commonwealth

1961-03-17

South Africa leaves British Commonwealth

1961-04-08

British liner "Dara" explodes in Persian Gulf, kills 236

1961-07-15

90th British Golf Open: Arnold Palmer shoots a 284 at Royal Birkdale

1961-08-21

Kenyan political activist Jomo Kenyatta released from jail after 9 years. Imprisoned during 1952 Mau Mau rebellion with other nationalist leaders by British authorities

1961-10-09

Tanganyika becomes independent within British Commonwealth

1961-10-31

Hurricane Hattie, kills 400 in British Honduras

1961-12-21

JFK & British PM MacMillan meet in Bermuda

1962-01-23

British spy Kim Philby defects to USSR

1962-03-01

US/British nuclear test experiment in Nevada

1962-03-03

British Antarctic Territory forms

1962-06-29

1st flight Vickers (British Aerospace) VC-10 long-range airliner

1962-07-13

91st British Golf Open: Arnold Palmer shoots a 276 at Royal Troon

1962-08-06

Jamaica becomes independent after 300 years of British rule

1962-09-08

Last run of the famous Pines Express over the Somerset and Dorset Railway line (UK) fittingly using the last steam locomotive built by British Railways, 9F locomotive 92220 'Evening Star'

1962-12-09

Tanganyika becomes a republic within British Commonwealth

1962-12-17

Beatles 1st British TV appearance (People & Places)

1963-02-16

Beatles top British rock charts with "Please, Please Me"

1963-03-09

Beatles began 1st British tour, supporting Tommy Roe & Chris Montez

1963-06-03

A Northwest Airlines DC-7 crashes in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of British Columbia, killing 101.

1963-06-04

British Minister of War John Profumo resigns due to Christine Keeler scandal

1963-06-17

British House of Commons debates Profumo-Christine Keeler affair

1963-07-30

British spy Kim Philby found in Moscow

1963-10-09

British premier Harold MacMillan resigns

1963-10-20

Alec Douglas-Home forms British government

1963-11-23

"Doctor Who" the long-running British sci-fi series debuts

1963-12-12

Kenya (formerly British East Africa) declares independence from UK

1964-06-09

Jack Nicklaus wins British Open golf tournament

1964-09-15

Final edition of socialist British newspaper "Daily Herald"

1964-10-16

Harold Wilson's Labour party wins British election

1964-11-17

British Labour Party installs weapon embargo against South Africa

1965-01-28

The Who make their 1st appearance on British TV

1965-03-05

March Intifada: A Leftist uprising erupts in Bahrain against British colonial presence.

1965-07-09

94th British Golf Open: Peter Thomson shoots a 285 at Royal Birkdale

1965-07-24

Rock group "The Animals" 1st time in British charts

1965-07-31

Cigarette advertsing banned on British TV

1965-08-12

Elizabeth Lane becomes first female British supreme court justice

1965-09-26

Queen Elizabeth decorates Beatles with Order of the British Empire

1965-11-08

British Indian Ocean Territory formed

1965-12-17

British government proclaims ends oil-embargo against Rhodesia

1966-03-31

Labour Party wins British parliamentary election

1966-05-01

Last British concert by Beatles (Empire Pool in Wembley)

1966-05-26

Guyana (formerly British Guiana) declares independence from UK

1966-07-09

95th British Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots 282 at Muirfield Gullane

1966-09-15

1st British nuclear sub HMS Resolution launched

1967-04-01

1st British ombudsman sir Edward Compton begins work

1967-06-04

Stockport Air Disaster: British Midland flight G-ALHG crashes in Hopes Carr, Stockport, killing 72 passengers and crew.

1967-07-01

1st British color TV broadcast, on BBC 2

1967-07-01

Canada celebrates the 100th anniversary of the British North America Act, 1867.

1967-07-15

Roberto DeVicenzo of Argentina wins golf's British Open

1967-08-04

British pirate radio station Radio 355 resigns air

1967-09-08

The formal end of steam traction in the North East of England by British Railways.

1967-09-10

Gibraltar votes 12,138 to 44 to remain British & not Spanish

1967-09-20

British liner Queen Elizabeth II launched at Clydebank Scotland

1967-11-08

1st local British radio station begins broadcasting (Radio Leicester)

1967-11-18

British government devalues pound from US equivalent of $2.80 to $2.40

1967-11-27

French President Charles de Gaulle said 'Non!' to British entry to the European Common Market for the second time

1967-11-29

British troops withdraw from Aden and South Yemen

1968-02-18

British adopts year-round daylight savings time as a trial

1968-03-15

British Foreign Secretary George Brown resigns

1968-07-13

97th British Golf Open: Gary Player shoots 289 at Carnoustie Scotland

1968-08-11

The last steam passenger train service runs in Britain. A selection of British Rail steam locomotives make the 120-mile journey from Liverpool to Carlisle and returns to Liverpool before having their fires dropped for the last time - this working was known as the Fifteen Guinea Special.

1968-10-01

The Guyanese government takes over the British Guiana Broadcasting Service (BGBS).

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

1968-11-04

Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill meets British Prime Minister Harold Wilson for talks about the situation in Northern Ireland; Wilson states that there will be no change in the constitutional position of Northern Ireland without the consent of the Northern Ireland population

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

1969-03-19

British invade Anguilla

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

1969-04-24

Car firm British Leyland launch the Austin Maxi in Oporto Portugal

1969-05-02

British liner Queen Elizabeth II leaves on maiden voyage to NY

1969-06-14

John & Yoko appear on David Frost's British TV Show

1969-06-18

A report published by the International Commission of Jurists on the British government's policy in Northern Ireland is critical of both the British government and the Northern Ireland government

1969-07-12

98th British Golf Open: Tony Jacklin shoots a 280 at Royal Lytham

1969-08-14

British troops intervene militarily in Northern Ireland

1969-08-14

The British Army deployed on the streets of Northern Ireland, marking the beginning of Operation Banner

1969-12-16

British House of Commons votes 343-185 to abolish the death penalty

1970-01-01

The Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), an infantry regiment of the British Army, comes into existence

1970-02-01

Northern Ireland PM Chichester-Clark meets with British Home Secretary James Callaghan to discuss matters related to the Northern Ireland economy

1970-03-06

A Catholic man is shot dead by British soldiers in Belfast, North Ireland

1970-03-31

Following an Orange Order parade, intense riots erupt on the Springfield Road in Belfast; violence lasts for three days, and the British Army used CS gas for the first time in large quantities

1970-04-01

Serious riots continue in the Ballymurphy estate in Belfast between Catholic residents and the British Army

1970-04-03

As part of a new 'get tough' policy in Northern Ireland, Ian Freeland of the British Army, warned that those throwing petrol bombs could be shot dead

1970-05-27

British expedition climbs south face of Annapurna I

1970-06-05

The Falls Road curfew in North Ireland, imposed by the British Army while searching for IRA weapons, is lifted after a march by women breaches the British Army cordon

1970-06-19

Conservatives win British parliamentary election

1970-06-20

British government of Edward Heath forms (with Margaret Thatcher in the Cabinet)

1970-06-26

Two young girls die in a premature explosion in Derry after their father, a member of the Irish Republican Army, was making an incendiary device, presumably for use against the British Army

1970-07-01

British Home Secretary R. Maudling visits N. Ireland and is reported as saying: "For God's sake bring me a large Scotch. What a bloody awful country!"

1970-07-03

British aircraft crashes at Barcelona, 112 killed

1970-07-03

The British Army imposed a curfew on the Falls Road area of Belfast as they search for weapons; during the operation they come under attack from the Official IRA (OIRA) and republican rioters

1970-07-04

The Falls Road curfew in North Ireland, imposed by the British Army while searching for IRA weapons, continues throughout the day; a man is killed by the British Army.

1970-07-06

Irish Minister for External Affairs Partick Hillery pays an unofficial visit to the Falls Road area of Belfast, an areas only just subject to a curfew by British Army

1970-07-12

99th British Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 283 at St Andrews

1970-07-31

Daniel O'Hagan (19), a Catholic civilian, is shot dead by the British Army during a serious riot in the New Lodge Road area of Belfast, Northern Ireland

1970-08-10

British Home Secretary Reginald Maulding threatens to impose direct rule on Northern Ireland if the agreed reform measures are not carried out

1970-10-05

Quebec separatists kidnap British trade commissioner James Cross

1970-10-21

Caledonian Airways takes over British United Airways

1970-10-30

Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark meets with British Home Secretary Reginald Maulling to discuss matters related to reforms and security

1970-11-17

British newspaper Sun puts 1st pinup girl on page 3 (Stephanie Rahn)

1971-01-18

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

1971-02-03

There is a series of house searches by the British Army in Catholic areas of Belfast, resulting in serious rioting and gun battles

1971-02-04

British car maker Rolls Royce declared itself bankrupt

1971-02-04

Lieutenant-General Vernon Erskine-Crum becomes General Officer Commanding of the British Army in Northern Ireland

1971-02-06

Bernard Watt (28), a Catholic civilian, is shot and killed by the British Army (BA) during street disturbances in Ardoyne, Belfast

1971-02-06

The Irish Republican Army shoots and kills Gunner Robert Curtis, the first British soldier to die during the 'Troubles'

1971-02-06

James Saunders (22), a member of the IRA, is shot and killed by the British Army during a gun battle near the Oldpark Road, Belfast

1971-02-15

A British soldier dies 7 days after being mortally wounded in an Irish Republican Army attack in North Ireland

1971-02-28

A British soldier dies in Derry after his vehicle had been attacked with petrol bombs (he died as a result of inhaling chemicals from fire extinguisers that were used to put out the fire)

1971-03-10

Three members of the Royal Highland Fusiliers (a regiment of the British Army) are killed by members of the Irish Republican Army

1971-03-16

Northern Ireland Prime Minister Chichester-Clark meets with British PM Heath to disucss the security situation in Northern Ireland

1971-03-20

Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark resigns in protest at what he views as a limited security response by the British government

1971-05-15

Irish Republican Army member William 'Billy' Reid is shot dead by British soldiers in Belfast

1971-05-22

A British soldier is killed by members of the Official Irish Republican Army in Belfast

1971-05-25

The Provisional Irish Republican Army throw a time bomb into Springfield Road British Army base in Belfast, killing British Army Sergeant Michael Willetts and wounding seven officers

1971-06-08

General Officer Commanding the British Army Harry Tuzo, then claims that a permanent military solution to the 'troubles' in Northern Ireland could not be achieved

1971-07-08

During street disturbances, British soldiers shoot dead two Catholic civilians in Free Derry; as a result, riots erupted in the city and the Social Democratic and Labour Party withdraws from Stormont in protest

1971-07-10

100th British Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots a 278 at Royal Birkdale

1971-07-23

The British Army carry out early morning raids across Northern Ireland and arrest 48 people

1971-08-05

The British Parliament debate the security situation in Northern Ireland

1971-08-07

A Catholic man is shot dead by a British soldier in Belfast

1971-08-08

A British soldier is shot dead by the Irish Republican Army in Belfast

1971-08-11

4 people are shot dead in separate incidents in Belfast; three of them by the British Army, as violence continues following the introduction of Internment and Operation Demetrius

1971-08-14

Bahrain proclaims independence after 110 years of British rule

1971-08-14

British begin internment without trial in Northern Ireland

1971-09-06

British Prime Minister Edward Heath meets with Irish Prime Minister/Taoiseach Jack Lynch at Chequers in England to discuss the situation in Northern Ireland

1971-09-14

Two British soldiers are killed in separate shooting incidents in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland

1971-10-07

Northern Ireland Prime Minister Brian Faulkner meets with British Prime Minister Edward Heath; they agree to send an additional 1,500 British Army troops to Northern Ireland

1971-10-20

Senator in the US Congress Edward Kennedy calls for a withdrawal of British troops from Northern Ireland and all-party negotiations to establish a United Ireland

1971-10-23

Two female members of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) are shot dead by the British Army in the Lower Falls area of Belfast

1971-10-23

Three Catholic civilians are shot dead by the British Army during an attempted robbery in Newry, County Down

1971-10-25

A man dies two days after being shot during an Irish Republican Army attack on the British Army in Belfast

1971-11-18

A British soldier is shot dead by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) in Belfast

1971-11-24

A woman is killed after members of the Irish Republican Army carry out an attack on British soldiers in Strabane, County Tyrone

1971-11-24

A British Army bomb-disposal specialist is killed by a bomb in Lurgan, County Armagh

1971-11-25

Leader of the British Labour Party Harold Wilson proposes that Britain should work towards a withdrawal from Northern Ireland, with the consent of Protestants, after a period of 15 years; as part of the proposal the Republic of Ireland would rejoin the British Commonwealth

1971-11-27

Two Customs officials are shot by an Irish Republican Army sniper firinge upon a British Army patrol investigating a bomb attack on a Customs Post near Newry, County Armagh

1971-12-05

Libya nationalizes British Petroleum concession

1971-12-23

British Prime Minister Edward Heath visits Northern Ireland and expresses his determination to end the violence

1972-01-22

An anti-internment march is held at Magilligan strand, County Derry; as the march nears the internment camp it is stopped by members of the Green Jackets and the Parachute Regiment of the British Army, who used barbed wire to close off the beach

1972-01-27

The British Army and the Irish Republican Army engage in gun battles near County Armagh; British troops fire over 1,000 rounds of amunition

1972-01-30

'Bloody Sunday': 27 unarmed civilians are shot (of whom 14 were killed) by the British Army during a civil rights march in Derry; this is the highest death toll from a single shooting incident during 'the Troubles'

1972-01-31

British Home Secretary Reginald Maudling makes statement to the House of Commons on the events of 'Bloody Sunday' "The Army returned the fire directed at them with aimed shots and inflicted a number of casualties on those who were attacking them with firearms and with bombs"

1972-02-01

British Prime Minister Edward Heath announces the appointment of Lord Chief Justice Lord Widgery to undertake an inquiry into the 13 deaths on 'Bloody Sunday' (30 January 1972)

1972-02-01

The Ministry of Defence also issues a detailed account of the British Army's version of events during 'Bloody Sunday'

1972-02-02

Funerals of eleven of those killed on Bloody Sunday: in Dublin, over 30,000 march to the British Embassy, carrying thirteen replica coffins and black flags; they attack the Embassy with stones and bottles, then petrol bombs eventually burning it to the ground

1972-02-10

Two British soldiers are killed in a land mine attack near Cullyhanna, County Armagh; An IRA member is shot dead during an exchange of gunfire with RUC officers

1972-02-17

British Parliament votes to join European Common Market

1972-03-14

Two IRA members shot dead by British soldiers in the Bogside area of Derry

1972-03-15

Two British soldiers killed when attempting to defuse a bomb in Belfast; an RUC officer iskilled in an IRA attack in Coalisland, County Tyrone

1972-03-30

Northern Ireland's Government and Parliament dissolved by the British Government and 'direct rule' from Westminster is introduced

1972-04-10

Two British soldiers are killed in a bomb attack in Derry

1972-04-15

A member of the Official Irish Republican Army is shot dead by British soldiers at Joy Street in the Markets area of Belfast close to his home

1972-04-15

A member of the British Army is shot dead by the Official IRA in the Divis area of Belfast.

1972-04-16

Two British soldiers are shot dead by the Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA) in separate incidents in Derry

1972-04-19

Bangladesh becomes a member of British Commonwealth

1972-04-19

British Prime Ministe rEdward Heath confirms that a plan to conduct an arrest operation, in the event of a riot during the march on 30 January 1972, was known to British government Ministers in advance

1972-04-22

An 11-year-old boy killed by a rubber bullet fired by the British Army in Belfast; he was the first to die from a rubber bullet impact

1972-05-13

Battle at Springmartin: following a loyalist car bombing of a Catholic-owned pub in the Ballymurphy area of Belfast, clashes erupte between the PIRA, UVF and British Army

1972-05-26

The British state-owned travel firm Thomas Cook & Son is sold to a consortium of private businesses headed by the Midland Bank.

1972-06-01

Iraq nationalizes Iraq Petroleum Company's (IPC) concession owned by British Petroleum, Royal Dutch-Shell, Compagnie Francaise des Petroles, Mobil and Standard Oil of New Jersey

1972-06-02

Two British Army soldiers die in a land mine attack by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) near Rosslea, County Fermanagh

1972-06-14

Members of the NI Social Democratic and Labour Party hold a meeting with representatives of the Irish Republican Army in Derry; the IRA representatives outline their conditions for talks with the British Government

1972-06-18

3 members of the British Army are killed by an Irish Republican Army (IRA) bomb in a derelict house near Lurgan, County Down

1972-06-20

Secret Meeting Between IRA and British Officials held

1972-06-23

45 countries leave the Sterling Area, allowing their currencies to fluctuate independently of the British Pound.

1972-06-24

The Irish Republican Army (IRA) kill 3 British Army soldiers in a land mine attack near Dungiven, County Derry

1972-06-26

The Irish Republican Army (IRA) kill two British Army soldiers in separate attacks during the day

1972-07-03

The Ulster Defence Association and the British Army come into conflict about a 'no-go' area at Ainsworth Avenue, Belfast

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

1972-07-09

Springhill Massacre: British snipers shoot dead five Catholic civilians and wounded two others in Springhill, Belfast.

1972-07-09

The ceasefire between the Provisional IRA and the British Army comes to an end

1972-07-13

A series of gun-battles and shootings erupt across Belfast between the Provisional Irish Republican Army and British Army soldiers

1972-07-15

101st British Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots 278 at Muirfield Gullane

1972-07-18

The 100th British soldier to die in the conflict is shot by a sniper in Belfast

1972-07-18

Leader of the British Labour Party Harold Wilson holds meeting with representatives of the Irish Republican Army

1972-07-21

Bloody Friday: within the space of seventy-five minutes, the Provisional Irish Republican Army explode twenty-two bombs in Belfast; six civilians, two British Army soldiers and one UDA volunteer were killed, 130 injured

1972-07-31

Operation Motorman: the British Army use 12,000 soldiers supported by tanks and bulldozers to re-take the "no-go areas" controlled by the Provisional Irish Republican Army

1972-08-03

British premier Edward Heath proclaims emergency crisis due to dock strike

1972-08-14

2 British soldiers are killed by an IRA booby trap bomb in Belfast

1972-08-14

A Catholic civilian is shot dead during an IRA attack on a British Army patrol in Belfast

1972-08-21

British dock strike ends

1972-08-23

4 civilians and 1 British soldier are injured in separate overnight shooting incidents in North Ireland

1972-09-10

3 British soldiers are killed in a land mine attack near Dungannon, County Tyrone

1972-09-20

The Social Democratic and Labour Party issues a document entitled Towards a New Ireland, proposing that the British and Irish governments should have joint sovereignty over Northern Ireland

1972-09-20

The Social Democratic and Labour Party issues a document entitled Towards a New Ireland, proposing that the British and Irish governments should have joint sovereignty over Northern Ireland

1972-10-16

2 members of the Offical Irish Republican Army are shot dead by the British Army in County Tyrone

1972-10-16

A Protestant youth member (15) of the Ulster Defence Association, and a UDA member (26) are run over by British Army vehicles during riots in east Belfast

1972-10-17

The Ulster Defence Association open fire on the British Army in several areas of Belfast

1972-10-24

2 Catholic men are found dead at a farm at Aughinahinch, near Newtownbbutler, County Fermanagh - British soldiers carry out the killings

1972-10-30

Loyalist paramilitaries carry out a raid on Royal Ulster Constabulary station in County Derry, and steal 4 British Army Sterling sub-machine Guns

1972-11-16

British Prime Minister Edward Heath warns against a Unilateral Declaration of Independence

1972-11-20

2 British soldiers are killed in a booby trap bomb in Cullyhanna, County Armagh

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

1973-02-04

British Army snipers shoot dead a Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteer and three civilians at the junction in Belfast during the 'Troubles' in N Ireland

1973-05-17

Five British Army soldiers are killed by a Provisional Irish Republican Army booby-trap bomb in Omagh, County Tyrone

1973-07-14

102nd British Golf Open: Tom Weiskopf shoots a 276 at Royal Troon

1974-02-04

Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb explodes on a bus as it traveled along the M62 motorway in West Yorkshire, England carrying British Army soldiers and some of their family members; nine British Army soldiers and three civilians are killed

1974-02-05

British mine strike

1974-02-28

Labour Party wins British parliamentary election

1974-03-04

Harold Wilson replaces resigning Edward Heath as British premier

1974-04-20

'The Troubles', a period of conflict in Northern Ireland involving republican and loyalist paramilitaries, the British security forces, and civil rights groups. claims its 1000th victim

1974-07-13

103rd British Golf Open: Gary Player shoots a 282 at Royal Lytham

1974-10-10

Labour Party wins British parliamentary election

1974-11-08

British Lord ('Lucky') Lucan disappears

1974-12-22

2nd cease-fire between IRA & British; lasts until approx April 1975

1975-01-05

14 die when British freighter "Lake Illawarra" rams pylon bridge between Derwent & Hobart, Tasmania & ship sinks

1975-02-10

The Provisional Irish Republican Army agrees to a truce and ceasefire with the British government and the Northern Ireland Office; Seven "incident centres" are established in nationalist areas to monitor the ceasefire and the response of the security forces

1975-02-11

Margaret Thatcher defeats Edward Heath for leadership of the British Conservative Party

1975-02-20

Margaret Thatcher elected leader of British Conservative Party

1975-06-05

British referendum agrees to European Common Market membership

1975-06-06

British voters decide to remain in Common Market

1975-07-12

104th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 279 at Carnoustie

1975-07-17

Four British soldiers are killed by a Provisional Irish Republican Army remote-controlled bomb near Forkill, County Armagh; the attack was the first major breach of a February truce

1975-07-27

The British government closes its consulate in Angola following increasing fighting between the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola and South African troops

1975-11-05

British government sends troops to Belize

1975-11-22

Drummuckavall Ambush: 3 British Army soldiers are killed and one captured when the Provisional Irish Republican Army attack a watchtower in South Armagh, North Ireland

1976-03-05

British pound falls below $2 for 1st time

1976-03-16

British premier Harold Wilson resigns

1976-05-15

The Ulster Volunteer Force launch gun and bomb attacks on 2 pubs in County Armagh, killing 4 Catholic civilians and wounding many more; a British Army soldier is later convicted for taking part in the attacks

1976-06-28

Three British mercenaries are sentenced to death for their part in the Angolan civil war

1976-07-10

105th British Golf Open: Johnny Miller shoots a 279 at Royal Birkdale

1976-07-10

One American and three British mercenaries are executed in Angola following the Luanda Trial.

1976-07-21

Christopher Ewart-Biggs, British ambassador to the Republic of Ireland, is assassinated by the Provisional IRA.

1976-07-21

Christopher Ewart Biggs (the British Ambassador to Ireland) and his secretary Judith Cook are assassinated by a bomb planted in Mr Biggs' car in Dublin

1976-08-10

A Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteer is shot dead by the British Army as he drove along a road in Belfast; his car then went out of control and killed 3 children, sparking a series of "peace rallies" throughout the month by a group that became known as 'Peace People'

1976-08-21

Battle, East Sussex: Mary Langdon becomes 1st British firewoman

1977-04-29

British Aerospace forms

1977-06-01

British Virgin Islands adopts constitution

1977-07-09

106th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 268 at Turnberry Scotland

1977-09-24

Ken Hinton of CFL British Columbia Lions returns a punt 130 yards

1978-03-27

Rutles "All You Need is Cash" is shown on British TV

1978-06-21

The British Army shoot dead 3 Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers and a passing Ulster Volunteer Force member at a postal depot on Ballysillan Road, Belfast; it is claimed that the PIRA volunteers were about to launch a bomb attack

1978-07-15

107th British Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 281 at St Andrews

1978-10-10

British pop music magazine "Smash Hits" first published

1978-11-05

Khomeini followers attack British embassy/El Al office in Iran

1979-03-22

The Provisional Irish Republican Army assassinate Richard Sykes, the British ambassador to the Netherlands, in Den Haag

1979-03-28

British government of Callaghan falls

1979-03-30

Airey Neave, a British politician, is killed by a car bomb as he exits the Palace of Westminster. The Irish National Liberation Army claims responsibility.

1979-03-31

The last British soldier leaves the Maltese Islands. Malta declares its Freedom Day (Jum il-Helsien).

1979-07-06

IRA bomb explodes in British consulate in Antwerp

1979-07-21

108th British Golf Open: Seve Ballesteros shoots a 283 at Royal Lytham

1979-08-09

English seaside resort Brighton gets 1st British nude beach

1979-08-27

Warrenpoint ambush: 18 British Army soldiers were killed when the Provisional Irish Republican Army explode two roadside bombs as a British convoy passed Narrow Water Castle near Warrenpoint

1979-11-13

British newspaper "The Times" resumes publishing after 1 year

1979-11-15

British government identifies Sir Anthony Blunt, art advisor to the Queen, as 4th man in Soviet spy ring

1979-12-16

4 British Army soldiers are killed by a PIRA landmine near Dungannon, County Tyrone. Another British Army soldier was killed by a PIRA landmine near Forkill, County Armagh

1980-05-05

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

1980-06-28

The South African Springbok rugby team lead by Morné du Plessis beats the British Lions 12-10 in Port Elizabeth to lead 3-0 in the series

1980-07-20

109th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 271 at Muirfield Gullane

1980-10-08

British Leyland starts selling Mini Metro

1980-12-19

Anguilla becomes a British dependency separate from St Kitts

1981-01-04

British police arrest Peter Sutcliffe, the "Yorkshire Ripper"

1981-01-05

British police arrest Peter Sutcliffe, a truck driver later convicted of "Yorkshire Ripper" murders of 13 women

1981-04-10

Imprisoned IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands elected to British Parliament

1981-05-19

5 British Army soldiers are killed when their armoured vehicle is ripped apart by a Provisional Irish Republican Army roadside bomb near Bessbrook, County Armagh

1981-07-17

Glasdrumman ambush: the Provisional Irish Republican Army attack a British Army post in South Armagh, killing 1 soldier and injuring another

1981-07-19

110th British Golf Open: Bill Rogers shoots a 276 at Royal St George

1981-09-21

Belize (British Honduras) gains independence from UK

1982-02-05

British airline Laker Airways collapses owing 270M pounds ($351M)

1982-04-05

British fleet sails to Falkland Islands

1982-04-05

Lord Carrington, British foreign secretary resigns due to Falklands war

1982-04-18

Canada Constitution Act replaces British North America Act

1982-05-02

Falklands War: Argentine cruiser General Belgrano sunk by British submarine Conqueror, killing more than 350 men

1982-05-04

British destroyer HMS Sheffield hit by Exocet rocket off Falkland Islands

1982-05-21

British troops land on Falkland Islands

1982-05-26

British ship Atlantic Conveyor carrying Chinook helicopters & destroyer HMS Coventry were hit in Falkland war

1982-06-08

US President Reagan addresses joint session of British Parliament

1982-07-18

111th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 284 at Royal Troon

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

1982-12-06

Droppin Well bombing: 11 British soldiers and 6 civilians are killed by an Irish National Liberation Army (INLA) time bomb at the Droppin' Well Bar in Ballykelly, County Londonderry

1983-01-09

British PM Margaret Thatcher visits Falkland Islands

1983-01-26

Dutch/British infrared satellite IRAS launched from Calif

1983-06-09

Margaret Thatcher's Conservative Party wins British parliamentary election

1983-07-17

112th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 275 at Royal Birkdale

1984-03-06

Twelve-month-long strike in British coal industry begins.

1984-03-12

British ice dancing team, Torvill & Dean, become 1st skaters to receive 9 perfect 6.0s in world championships

1984-04-17

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

1984-07-22

113th British Golf Open: Seve Ballesteros shoots a 276 at St Andrews

1984-10-06

Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Hitachi Ladies British Golf Open

1984-10-12

IRA bombs hotel where British PM Margaret Thatcher is staying, 5 die

1984-12-19

China PR Premier Zhao Ziyang & British PM Margaret Thatcher sign Hong Kong Treaty

1985-01-01

The first British mobile phone call is made by Ernie Wise to Vodafone.

1985-01-14

British pound sinks to record low $US1.11

1985-05-29

Amputee Steve Fonyo completes cross-Canada marathon at Victoria, British Columbia, after 14 months.

1985-07-21

114th British Golf Open: Sandy Lyle shoots a 282 at Royal St George

1986-01-06

British Defense Secretary Michael Heseltine resigns

1986-05-24

Margaret Thatcher becomes 1st British PM to visit Israel

1986-07-18

115th British Golf Open: Greg Norman shoots a 280 at Turnberry Scotld

1986-09-30

Mordechai Vanunu, who revealed details of Israel covert nuclear program to British media, was kidnapped in Rome, Italy.

1986-10-07

First edition of new British newspaper "Independent" published

1987-01-26

Hart Foundation beat British Bulldogs for WWF tag team title

1987-02-11

British Airways begins trading stocks

1987-04-16

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

1987-06-11

Margaret Thatcher is 1st British PM in 160 years to win 3rd consecutive term

1987-07-15

Boy George barred from British TV show, he may be a bad influence

1987-07-19

116th British Golf Open: Nick Faldo shoots a 279 at Muirfield Gullane

1987-11-13

1st condom commercial on British TV

1988-01-03

Margaret Thatcher becomes longest-serving British PM this century

1988-03-11

British pound note ceases to be legal tender, replaced by one pound coin

1988-03-19

2 British soldiers lynched in Belfast, North Ireland

1988-04-04

Last broadcast of "Crossroads" on British TV

1988-05-01

Two IRA attacks in and near Roermond, Netherlands, kills 3 British servicemen and wounds 3 more

1988-06-11

25th Curtis Cup: British Isles, 11-7

1988-07-17

117th British Golf Open: Seve Ballesteros shoots 273 at Royal Lytham

1989-02-20

An IRA bomb destroys a section of a British Army barracks in Ternhill, England

1989-07-23

118th British Golf Open: Mark Calcavecchia shoots a 275 at Royal Troon

1989-08-24

British brewery Bass buys Holiday Inn hotel chain

1989-09-22

IRA-bomb kills 10 British marines in Kent

1989-11-21

TV cameras permitted in British House of Commons

1990-07-22

119th British Golf Open: Nick Faldo shoots 270 at St Andrews Scotland

1990-11-14

Michael Heseltine contests Margaret Thatcher's leadership of the British Conservative Party

1990-11-22

Margaret Thatcher announces her resignation as British Prime Minister

1990-11-27

British Conservative Party chooses John Major to succeed Margaret Thatcher as leader ( and hence as Prime Minister)

1990-12-01

British & French workers meet in English Channel's tunnel (Chunnel)

1991-03-04

Iraq releases 6 US, 3 British & 1 Italian POW

1991-04-01

Iran releases British hostage Roger Cooper after 5 years

1991-05-16

Queen Elizabeth II becomes 1st British monarch to address US congress

1991-07-21

120th British Golf Open: Ian Baker-Finch shoots 272 at Royal Birkdale

1991-08-08

Shi'ite Muslims release British hostage John McCarthy

1991-11-14

American and British authorities announce indictments against two Libyan intelligence officials in connection with the downing of the Pan Am Flight 103.

1992-03-25

British scientists find new largest perfect # (2 756839 -1 * 2 756839)

1992-04-27

Betty Boothroyd becomes the first woman to be elected Speaker of the British House of Commons in its 700-year history.

1992-06-16

British postage stamp celebrates 350th anniversary of the Battle of Edgehill

1992-07-20

121st British Golf Open: Nick Faldo shoots a 272 at Muirfield Gullane

1993-07-18

122nd British Golf Open: Greg Norman shoots a 267 at Royal St George

1993-10-16

Anti-Nazi riot breaks out in Welling in Kent, after police stop protesters approaching British National Party headquarters

1993-12-15

British premier Major/Irish premier Reynolds signs Downing Street Declaration concerning Northern Ireland self determination

1994-05-05

Labour beats Conservatives in British local elections

1994-07-17

123rd British Golf Open: Nick Price shoots a 268 at Turnberry Scotland

1994-07-21

Tony Blair is declared the winner of the leadership election of the British Labour Party, paving the way for him to become Prime Minister in 1997.

1994-08-10

Last British troops leave Hong Kong (been there since Sept 1841)

1994-08-14

Liselotte Neumann wins LPGA Weetabix Women's British Golf Open

1994-09-08

Last US, British & French troops leave West Berlin

1994-11-03

Dutch & British astronomers find spiral nebula Dwingeloo 1

1994-11-27

82nd CFL Grey Cup: British Columbia Lions defeat Balt Stallions, 26-23

1995-02-25

British super middleweight Nigel Benn puts opponent Gerard McClellan in hospital

1995-03-02

British trader Nick Leeson arrested for collapse of Barings Bank PLC

1995-03-17

British pound hits 2.4545 to Dutch guilder (record)

1995-07-09

Jack Nicklaus wins Golf's British Open (4th to win all 4 majors)

1995-07-23

124th British Golf Open: John Daly shoots a 282 at St Andrews Scotland

1995-08-20

Kerrie Webb wins LPGA Weetabix Women's British Golf Open

1996-01-06

Record $65.2 million British lottery won by 3 people (2-3-4-13-42-44)

1996-03-07

British Steel in Workington wins Lithuanian multi-million pound order

1996-03-25

The European Union's Veterinarian Committee bans the export of British beef and its by-products as a result of "mad cow disease" (BSE).

1996-05-10

2 US Marine helicopters collided during joint US & British war games

1996-05-13

OJ Simpson appears on British TV discussing his not guilty verdict

1996-07-03

British House of Commons annouces Stone of Scone, used in the coronation of Scottish and British monarchs, will be returned to Scotland after 600 years

1996-07-21

125th British Golf Open: Tom Lehman shoots a 271 at Royal Lytham

1996-08-18

Emilee Klein wins LPGA Weetabix Women's British Golf Open

1997-05-27

1st all female (20 British women) team reaches North Pole

1997-06-09

British lease on New Territories in Hong Kong expires

1997-06-15

British model Naomi Campbell hospitalized due to drug overdose

1997-07-20

126th British Golf Open: Billy Ray Brown shoots a 271 at Royal Troon

1997-07-20

American Justin Leonard wins the British Open shooting at 272

1997-08-14

Karrie Webb wins LPGA Weetabix Women's British Open

1997-08-17

Weetabix Women's British LPGA Open

1997-10-31

British au pair Louise Woodward, 19, sentenced to life for the death of Matthew Eappen 8½ months (judge changes to time served)

1997-11-18

70s glam-rock star Gary Glitter (real name Paul Gadd) arrested by British police in child porn probe

1998-03-06

1st time the British flag is flown over Buckingham Palace

1998-04-10

The Good Friday/Belfast Agreement for Northern Ireland is signed by the British and Irish goverments

1998-07-19

127th British Golf Open: Mark O'Meara shoots a 280 at Royal Birkdale

1998-08-16

Weetabix Women's British Golf Open

1998-12-26

Iraq announces its intention to fire upon U.S. and British warplanes that patrol the northern and southern no-fly zones.

1999-07-18

128th British Golf Open: at Carnoustie Scot Paul Lawrie wins after play off

1999-11-06

Australians vote to keep the British monarch as their head of state in the Australian republic referendum.

1999-11-30

British Aerospace and Marconi Electronic Systems merge to form BAE Systems, Europe's largest defence contractor and the fourth largest aerospace firm in the world.

2000-07-23

129th British Golf Open: Tiger Woods shoots a 269 at Royal Lytham

2000-09-20

The British MI6 Secret Intelligence Service building is attacked by a Russian-built Mark 22 anti-tank missile.

2001-07-11

Iraq resumes oil exports, ending a 5-week halt in protest of a US and British-sponsored UN Security Council resolution

2001-07-22

130th British Golf Open: David Duval shoots a 274 at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club

2002-03-21

British schoolgirl Amanda Dowler is abducted in broad daylight on her way home from Heathside School in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey.

2002-07-15

Anti-Terrorism Court of Pakistan hands down the death sentence to British born Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh and life terms to three others suspected of murdering Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.

2002-07-21

131st British Golf Open: Ernie Els shoots a 278 at Muirfield Golf Links

2002-10-30

British Digital terrestrial television (DTT) Service Freeview begins transmitting in parts of the United Kingdom.

2002-12-22

Joe Strummer, lead singer of the British punk band The Clash, dies at age 50

2003-03-17

British Cabinet Minister Robin Cook, resigns over government plans for the war with Iraq.

2003-03-18

British Sign Language is recognised as an official British language.

2003-03-19

Invasion of Iraq by American and British led coalition begins without United Nations support and in defiance of world opinion

2003-03-24

The Arab League votes 21-1 in favor of a resolution demanding the immediate and unconditional removal of U.S. and British soldiers from Iraq.

2003-03-28

In a "friendly fire" incident, two A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft from the United States Idaho Air National Guard's 190th Fighter Squadron attack British tanks participating in the 2003 invasion of Iraq, killing British soldier Matty Hull.

2003-07-20

132nd British Golf Open: Ben Curtis shoots a 283 at Royal St George's Golf Club

2003-11-20

After the November 15 bombings, a second day of the 2003 Istanbul Bombings occurs in Istanbul, Turkey, destroying the Turkish head office of HSBC Bank AS and the British consulate.

2004-07-18

133rd British Golf Open: Todd Hamilton shoots a 274 at Royal Troon Golf Club

2005-02-16

The UK version of "The Apprentice" with British business magnate Alan Sugar premieres on the BBC

2005-07-17

Tiger Woods wins his 10th major winning The British Open Championship by 5 strokes. Woods becomes only the second golfer, after Jack Nicklaus, to win each major more than once

2005-07-17

134th British Golf Open: Tiger Woods shoots a 274 at St Andrews

2006-03-22

BC Ferries' M/V Queen of the North runs aground on Gil Island British Columbia and sinks; 101 on board, 2 presumed deaths.

2006-03-22

Three Christian Peacemaker Teams Hostages are freed by British forces in Baghdad after 118 days captivity and the death of their colleague, American Tom Fox.

2006-04-01

The Serious Organised Crime Agency, dubbed the 'British FBI', is created in the United Kingdom.

2006-06-07

British Houses of Parliament temporarily shut down due to anthrax alert.

2006-07-23

135th British Golf Open: Tiger Woods shoots a 270 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club

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.

2006-12-12

Peugeot produces its last car at the Ryton Plant signalling the end of mass car production in Coventry, formerly a major centre of the British motor industry.

2007-01-22

The jury portion of the trial against Robert Pickton, accused of being Canada's worst serial killer, opens in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada.

2007-01-31

Suspects are arrested in Birmingham in the UK, accused of plotting the kidnap, holding and eventual beheading of a serving Muslim British soldier in Iraq.

2007-03-07

British House of Commons votes to make the upper chamber, the House of Lords, 100% elected. (yet to be implemented - 2014)

2007-04-04

15 British Royal Navy personnel held in Iran are released by the Iranian President.

2007-05-03

British girl Madeleine McCann disappears from her bed in a holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal.

2007-07-22

136th British Golf Open: Pádraig Harrington shoots a 277 at Carnoustie Golf Links

2007-07-31

Operation Banner, the presence of the British Army in Northern Ireland, and longest-running British Army operation ever, comes to an end.

2008-07-20

137th British Golf Open: Pádraig Harrington shoots a 283 at Royal Birkdale Golf Club

2009-07-19

138th British Golf Open: Stewart Cink shoots a 278 at Ailsa Course

2010-07-18

139th British Golf Open: Louis Oosthuizen shoots a 272 at St Andrews

2011-07-10

British tabloid News of the World publishes its last edition after 168 years in the wake of a phone hacking scandal.

2011-07-17

140th British Golf Open: Darren Clarke shoots a 275 at Royal St George's Golf Club

2011-08-05

Svalbard Polar Bear Attack (2011) - a rogue Polar Bear attacks and kills a British schoolboy.

2012-02-06

Queen Elizabeth II marks her 60th anniversary of becoming British monarch, becoming only the second to do so

2012-03-25

Peter Cruddas, treasurer of Britain's Conservative Party, resigns after being caught on film selling access to British Prime Minister David Cameron

2012-04-17

The St Cuthbert Gospel, Europe's oldest intact book, purchased by the British Library for 9 million pounds

2012-07-22

141st British Golf Open: Ernie Els shoots a 273 at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club

2012-12-11

British physicist, Stephen Hawking, wins the $3 million Fundamental Physics Prize, the most lucrative academic prize in the world

2013-02-10

66 British Academy Awards: Argo, Ben Affleck, Daniel Day-Lewis and Emmanuelle Riva win

2013-07-06

The British Lions defeat Australia 41-16 to win their first rugby Test series since 1997

2013-07-07

127th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Andy Murray beats Novak Djokovic (6-4 7-5 6-4) becoming the first British man to win a Wimbledon tennis title since 1936

2013-07-21

142nd British Golf Open: Phil Mickelson shoots a 281 at Muirfield Golf Links

2014-02-16

67th British Academy Film Awards: 12 Years a Slave, Chiwetel Ejiofor, & Cate Blanchett win

2014-07-20

Rory McIlroy wins the 2014 Open Championship (British Open)

2015-12-25

Oops! British astronaut Tim Peake phones wrong number from space

2016-01-21

Putin 'Probably Approved' Litvinenko Poisoning, British Inquiry Says

2016-01-30

5 killed in British Columbia avalanche

2016-02-14

'The Revenant' wins top prize at British Academy Film Awards

2016-04-18

Drone hits British Airways plane approaching Heathrow Airport

2016-07-25

Paul Broadhurst Wins Senior British Open at Carnoustie

2017-02-22

British suicide bomber dies in attack on Iraqi forces in Mosul

2017-03-15

British security official denies UK spy agency eavesdropped on Trump

2017-04-19

British lawmakers set to approve PM May's June 8 election plan

2017-05-23

At least 19 killed in blast at Ariana Grande concert in British arena

2017-05-28

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

2018-07-08

British police continue hunt for poison used against ex-spy

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British - Notable Birthdays

William Pitt the ElderNov 15, 1708

Samuel HoodDec 12, 1724

James WolfeJan 2, 1727

Paul RevereJan 1, 1735

William WilberforceAug 24, 1759

Arthur WellesleyMay 1, 1769

Isaac BrockOct 6, 1769

Stamford RafflesJul 6, 1781

Peel, British PMFeb 5, 1788

Charles BabbageDec 26, 1791

William Ewart GladstoneDec 29, 1809

Alfred Russel WallaceJan 8, 1823

John Rushworth JellicoeDec 5, 1859

Robert Falcon ScottJun 6, 1868

Gertrude BellJul 14, 1868

Neville ChamberlainMar 18, 1869

David BeattyJan 17, 1871

Howard CarterMay 9, 1873

Winston ChurchillNov 30, 1874

Bernard Law MontgomeryNov 17, 1887

Agatha ChristieSep 15, 1890

Dion FortuneDec 6, 1890

William LyonsSep 4, 1901

Karl PopperJul 28, 1902

Bob HopeMay 29, 1903

George OrwellJun 25, 1903

Frederick AshtonSep 17, 1904

Alec GuinnessApr 2, 1914

Joan FontaineOct 22, 1917

Guy GibsonAug 12, 1918

Ravi ShankarApr 7, 1920

Margaret ThatcherOct 13, 1925

Ted HughesAug 17, 1930

John LennonOct 9, 1940

Rod StewartJan 10, 1945

Kim CampbellMar 10, 1947

Tom WatsonSep 4, 1949

Richard BransonJul 18, 1950

Gordon BrownFeb 20, 1951

Severiano BallesterosApr 9, 1957

Rick HansenAug 26, 1957

Robert CarlyleApr 14, 1961

Frank BrunoNov 16, 1961

George MichaelJun 25, 1963

Steve YzermanMay 9, 1965

Cam NeelyJun 6, 1965

Joe SakicJul 7, 1969

Jodhi MayMay 1, 1975

Russell BrandJun 4, 1975

Hayden ChristensenApr 19, 1981

British - Birthdays
Date Event
1364-05-20

Henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], British soldier/politican

1564-09-24

William Adams, British navigator (d. 1620)

1605-08-08

Cecilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, British colonial Governor of Maryland (d. 1675)

1605-10-19

Thomas Browne, British writer (Garden of Cyrus)

1609-08-06

Richard Bennett, British Colonial Governor of Virginia (d. 1675)

1620-10-31

John Evelyn, British diarist (Life of Mrs Godolphin)

1621-04-25

Roger Boyle, 1st Earl of Orrery, British soldier, statesman, and dramatist (d. 1679)

1638-05-06

Henry Capell, 1st Baron Capell, First Lord of the British Admiralty (d. 1696)

1651-01-20

Edward Tyson, British Physician and father of comparative anatomy (The Anatomy of a Pygmy, 1698)

1653-07-05

Thomas Pitt, British Governor of Madras (d. 1726)

1655-12-28

Charles Cornwallis, 3rd Baron Cornwallis, First Lord of the British Admiralty (d. 1698)

1656-09-14

Thomas Baker, British antiquarian (d. 1746)

1657-06-10

James Cragg the Elder, British politician (d. 1721)

1660-04-16

Hans Sloane, England, physician/naturalist/founder (British Museum)

1661-04-16

Charles Montagu, 1st Earl of Halifax, British poet and statesman (d. 1715)

1661-11-28

Edward Hyde, 3rd Earl of Clarendon, British Governor of New York and New Jersey (d. 1723)

1663-03-06

Francis Atterbury, British man of letters (d. 1732)

1663-05-20

William Bradford, British-born printer (d. 1752)

1665-12-28

George FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Northumberland, British general (d. 1716)

1666-02-09

George Hamilton, 1st Earl of Orkney, British soldier (d. 1737)

1674-10-15

Robert Herrick, Mass, British poet (Together)

1676-08-26

Robert Walpole, (Whig) British PM (1721-42) [NS=Sept 5]

1683-03-13

John Theophilus Desaguliers, French-British philosopher (d. 1744)

1683-10-25

Charles FitzRoy, 2nd Duke of Grafton, British politician (d. 1757)

1685-06-30

John Gay, British writer (d. 1732)

1685-07-03

Sir Robert Rich, 4th Baronet, British cavalry officer (d. 1768)

1686-04-09

James Craggs the Younger, British politician (d. 1721)

1693-03-24

John Harrison, British clockmaker (d. 1776)

1693-09-03

Charles Radclyffe, British politician (d. 1746)

1696-06-27

William Pepperrell, British colonial soldier (d. 1759)

1697-04-23

George Baron Anson, British admiral/explorer

1704-10-29

John Byng, British admiral (d. 1757)

1705-02-21

Edward Hawke, 1st Baron Hawke, British naval officer (d. 1781)

1706-03-06

George Pocock, British admiral (d. 1792)

1708-11-15

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

1710-04-17

Henry Erskine, 10th Earl of Buchan, British Freemason (d. 1767)

1710-09-30

John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford, British statesman (d. 1771)

1710-11-27

Robert Lowth, British bishop (d. 1787)

1711-08-19

Edward Boscawen, British admiral (d. 1761)

1712-10-14

George Grenville, British PM (1763-65)

1712-10-21

Sir James Steuart, British economist (d. 1780)

1713-10-07

Granville Elliott, British military officer (d. 1759)

1714-02-25

Sir Hyde Parker, 5th Baronet, British admiral (d. 1782)

1715-03-04

James Waldegrave, 2nd Earl Waldegrave, British statesman (d. 1763)

1717-01-05

William Wildman Shute Barrington, British statesman (d. 1793)

1717-09-24

Horace Walpole, England, British horror writer (Castle of Otranto)

1718-05-30

Wills Hill, 1st Marquess of Downshire, British politician (d. 1793)

1718-06-17

George Howard, British field marshal (d. 1796)

1718-08-11

Sir Frederick Haldimand, Swiss-born British colonial governor (d. 1791)

1719-03-04

George Pigot, Baron Pigot, British governor of Madras (d. 1777)

1719-03-13

John Griffin Whitwell, 4th Baron Howard de Walden, British field marshal (d. 1797)

1719-05-30

Roger Newdigate, British politician (d. 1806)

1720-07-18

Gilbert White, English "father of British naturalists"

1721-01-21

James Murray, British military officer, governor of Quebec (d. 1794)

1721-08-31

George Hervey, 2nd Earl of Bristol, British statesman (d. 1775)

1721-12-06

James Elphinston, British philologist (d. 1809)

1722-09-16

Gabriel Christie, British general (d. 1799)

1723-02-24

John Burgoyne, British general (d. 1792)

1723-11-08

John Byron, British naval officer (d. 1786)

1723-12-22

Carl Friedrich Abel, German/British viola-da-gamba-player/composer

1724-02-28

George Townshend, 1st Marquess Townshend, British field marshal (d. 1807)

1724-05-19

Augustus Hervey, 3rd Earl of Bristol, British admiral and politician (d. 1779)

1724-09-03

Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester, British soldier and Governor of Quebec (d. 1808)

1724-12-12

Samuel Hood, Butleigh, 1st Viscount Hood, British admiral, (d. 1816)

1725-04-25

Augustus Keppel, 1st Viscount Keppel, British admiral (d. 1786)

1725-09-25

Robert Clive, English explorer/founder (British empire in India)

1726-03-08

Richard Howe, British admiral (d. 1799)

1726-06-25

Thomas Pennant, British naturalist

1727-01-02

James Wolfe, Westerham, Kent, England, British Army officer, defeated the French in Canada and captured Quebec

1729-01-01

Edmund Burke, British author (Philosophy & Inquiry) [NS=Jan 12]

1729-01-12

Edmund Burke, British author (Philosophy & Inquiry) [OS=Jan 1]

1730-05-13

Charles Watson-Wentworth 2nd Marquis of Rockingham, British PM (1765-66, 1782) and Whig

1730-12-08

Jan Ingenhousz, Dutch-born British physiologist and botanist (d. 1799)

1732-04-13

Frederick North, (C) British PM (1770-82)

1733-01-22

Philip Carteret, British Naval Officer

1735-01-01

Paul Revere, silversmith/US patriot (British are coming)

1737-05-14

George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney, British statesman (d. 1806)

1737-05-20

William Petty Fitzmaurice, British statesman (d. 1805)

1738-04-16

Henry Clinton, British general (d. 1795)

1743-09-22

Quintin Craufurd, British author (d. 1819)

1745-07-13

Robert Calder, British naval officer (d. 1818)

1746-09-28

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

1750-01-10

Thomas Erskine, 1st Baron Erskine, British Lord Chancellor (d. 1823)

1750-05-02

John André, British Army officer of the American Revolutionary War (d. 1780)

1750-09-26

Cuthbert Collingwood, 1st Baron Collingwood, British admiral (d. 1810)

1753-08-12

Thomas Bewick, England, artist (British Birds, Aesop's Fables)

1754-08-21

Banastre Tarleton, British soldier and politician (d. 1833)

1757-05-30

Henry Addington, Viscount Sidmouth (C), British PM (1801-04)

1758-05-17

John St Aubyn, British fossil collector (d. 1839)

1759-08-24

William Wilberforce, Kingston upon Hull, British politician, philanthropist and leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade

1759-10-25

Baron Grenville, (Whig) British PM (1806-07)

1760-10-01

William Beckford, British writer (Epsiodes of Vathek)

1761-11-21

Dorothy Jordan, British actress (d. 1816)

1762-11-01

Spencer Perceval, (Tory), British PM (1809-12)

1764-03-13

Charles Earl Grey, (Whig), British PM (1830-34)

1764-05-05

Robert Craufurd, British general (d. 1812)

1764-06-21

Sidney Smith, British admiral (d. 1840)

1765-11-20

Sir Thomas Fremantle, British naval captain (d. 1819)

1766-07-20

Thomas Bruce, earl of Elgin & Kincardine, British diplomat

1768-10-02

William Carr Beresford, 1st Viscount Beresford, British general and politician (d. 1854)

1769-05-01

Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington and British Prime Minister (Tory) (1828-30)

1769-10-06

Isaac Brock, St Peter Port, British Army officer (War of 1812)

1770-01-25

Francis Burdett, British politician

1770-04-11

George Canning, (C) British PM (1827)

1770-04-14

George Canning, London, British PM (1827)

1770-06-07

Earl of Liverpool, (C) British PM (1812-27)

1771-02-24

Johann Baptist Cramer, German/British pianist/composer/publisher

1772-11-28

Luke Howard, British meteorologist (d. 1864)

1773-04-06

James Mill, Scotland, philosopher/historian (Hist of British India)

1773-06-13

Thomas Young, British philologist/physician (light interference)

1775-12-14

Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald, British admiral (d. 1860)

1777-06-24

John Ross, British naval officer and explorer (d. 1856)

1777-07-09

Henry Hallam, British lawyer/historian

1778-03-19

Edward Pakenham, British general (d. 1815)

1778-11-25

Mary Anne Schimmelpenninck, British Christian writer (d. 1856)

1779-03-15

William Lamb, (Whig) Viscount Melbourne, British PM (1834, 1835-41)

1780-12-26

Mary Fairfax Somerville, British mathematician (d. 1872)

1781-03-17

Ebenezer Elliott, British Poet. Know as the "Corn Law Rhymer'" (d. 1849)

1781-07-06

Stamford Raffles, British statesman and founder of Singapore

1781-11-30

Alexander Berry, British adventurer (d. 1873)

1782-11-01

Viscount Goderich, (Tory), British PM (1827-28)

1784-10-19

Leigh Hunt, British writer (Lord Byron)

1784-12-07

Allan Cunningham, British poet (d. 1842)

1785-11-18

David Wilkie, British artist (d. 1841)

1786-01-11

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

1786-04-04

John Franklin, British explorer (Arctic)

1786-05-08

Thomas Hancock, founded British rubber industry

1786-11-18

Henry Rowley Bishop, British composer/conductor

1787-06-28

Henry G W Smith, leader of British-Indian forces

1788-02-05

Robert "Bobbie" Peel, British PM (1834-5; 41-46)/founder (British Conservative Party)/founder (Bobbies)

1790-06-19

John Gibson, British (?) sculptor

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)

1791-06-21

Robert Napier, British engineer (d. 1876)

1791-12-26

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

1792-08-18

John, 1st Earl Russell, British Whig PM (1846-52, 1865-66)

1792-10-20

Colin Campbell/Lord Clyde, British officer (Sepoy-uprising)

1794-05-24

William Whewell, British philosopher (History of Inductive Science)

1794-06-18

George Grote, British historian

1795-04-05

Henry Havelock, British soldier (War in Afghanistan 1838-39)

1795-07-25

James Barry, female disguised as a man, surgeon general (British army)

1797-08-09

Charles Robert Malden, British naval officer (d. 1855)

1797-09-16

Anthony Panizzi, Librarian at British Museum

1799-03-29

Edward Stanley, Earl Derby (C), British PM (1852, 1858-59, 1866-68)

1799-05-21

Mary Anning, Lyme Regis, Dorset, British fossil collector, dealer, and palaeontologist (Jurassic marine fossil beds of Lyme Regis in Dorset)

1800-01-24

Edwin Chadwick, British social reformer

1800-04-15

James Clark Ross, explorer (British Antarctic)

1800-04-16

George Bingham, 3rd Earl of Lucan, British soldier (d. 1888)

1800-09-30

Decimus Burton, British architect (d. 1881)

1802-01-03

Charles Pelham Villiers, British House of Commons member (d. 1898)

1803-08-15

James Douglas, father of British Columbia

1804-02-08

Richard Lemon Lander, British explorer (d. 1834)

1804-07-20

Richard Owen, British zoologist

1804-09-14

John Gould, British ornithologist (d. 1881)

1804-12-21

Benjamin Disraeli, (Tory) British PM (1868, 1874-80)

1805-07-05

Robert Fitz Roy, British naval officer and scientist (d. 1865)

1805-12-21

Thomas Graham, British chemist and father of colloid chemistry (d. 1869)

1805-12-22

John Obadiah Westwood, British entomologist (d. 1893)

1809-12-29

William Ewart Gladstone, Liberal British PM (1868-74, '80-86, '92-94), (d. 1898)

1810-11-26

William G Armstrong, of Cragside, Baron/British industralist (hydraulic crane)

1812-04-22

Solomon Caesar Malan, British orientalist (d. 1894)

1812-12-14

Charles J Canning, English earl/1st viceroy of British-Indies

1814-05-14

Charles Beyer, German-British locomotive engineer (d. 1876)

1815-05-27

Henry Parkes, British journalist/premier of Australia

1815-08-05

Edward J Eyre, British explorer/governor (Jamaica)

1817-03-05

Austen H Layard, British archaeologist/diplomat

1817-06-30

Joseph D Hooker, British botanist

1819-05-30

William McMurdo, British army officer (d. 1894)

1819-07-08

Francis Leopold McClintock, British naval officer and explorer (d. 1907)

1820-03-30

Anna Sewell, British author (d. 1878)

1820-11-23

Isaac Todhunter, British mathematician (d. 1884)

1821-11-02

Sir George Bowen, British provincial governor (d. 1899)

1821-11-23

Charles Meryon, British/French etcher

1823-01-08

Alfred Russel Wallace, British zoologist/co-discoverer (evolution)

1823-05-22

Isabella Glyn Dallas, British Shakepearean actress (d. 1889)

1824-06-02

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

1824-06-20

George E Street, British (?) architect

1824-06-26

Kelvin, [William Thomson], British physicist (Kelvin Scale)

1825-01-18

Edward Frankland, Lancaster, U.K, British structural chemist who co-discovered helium and developed the theory of valence

1825-09-04

Dadabhai Naoroji, 1st Indian in British parliament

1827-05-04

John Hanning Speke, British explorer (d. 1864)

1827-10-14

Sir William George Granville Venables Vernon Harcourt, British Home Secretary and Chancellor of the Excheque

1829-01-05

Sir Roger Tichborne, missing U.K. heir who was the subject of the longest criminal trial in British history (d. c.1854)

1830-02-03

Robert Cecil, Marquess of Salisbury (C), British PM (1885-1902)

1832-01-04

George Tryon, British admiral (d. 1893)

1832-04-13

James Wimshurst, British designer/inventor (electricstatic generator)

1833-02-05

John Watkinson, founder of British Chess Magazine (oldest chess mag)

1834-01-30

Lord Avebury, [John Lubbock], British banker/politician

1834-03-06

George du Maurier British illustrator and writer (d. 1896)

1834-07-10

James A McNeill Whistler, US/British painter (Whistler's Mother)

1835-12-28

Archibald Geikie, British geologist

1836-01-08

Lawrence Alma Tadema, Dutch/British painter/husband of Laura Epps

1836-03-20

Sir Edward Poynter, British painter (d. 1919)

1836-05-24

Joseph Rowntree, British social reformer (d. 1925)

1836-07-08

Joseph Chamberlain, British minister of Commerce/Colonies

1836-09-07

Henry Campbell-Bannerman, British PM (L) (1905-08)

1836-11-30

Lord Frederick Cavendish, British politician (d. 1882)

1838-05-11

Walter Goodman, British painter, illustrator and author (d. 1912)

1838-07-20

George Otto Trevelyan, British statesman and biographer (d. 1928)

1838-12-03

Octavia Hill, British reformer, leader of open-space movement

1840-01-21

Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake, Hastings, English Physician and feminist who was one of the first female medical students at a British university

1840-10-09

Simeon Solomon, British artist (d. 1905)

1843-01-08

Frederick Abberline, British police investigator (d. 1929)

1843-04-15

Henry James, American/British author (Turn of the Screw, Bostonians), (d. 1916)

1843-06-30

Ernest Mason Satow, British diplomat (d. 1929)

1845-02-14

Cecil De Vere, 1st official British chess champion (1866)

1846-01-30

Francis H Bradley, British philosopher (neo-idealism)

1846-02-10

Charles Beresford, British admiral and politician (d. 1919)

1847-05-07

Archibald Primrose, Earl of Rosebery (Lib), British PM (1894-95)

1848-07-25

Arthur Earl Balfour, (C), British PM (1902-05) (Balfour Declaration)

1849-04-06

John William Waterhouse, British painter (d. 1917)

1849-07-27

John Hopkinson, Manchester, U.K., British physicist and electrical engineer (Hopkinson's Law)

1849-08-23

William Ernest Henley, British poet, critic, and editor (d. 1903)

1850-03-10

Spencer Gore, British tennis player and cricketer (d. 1906)

1850-03-24

Silas Hocking, British novelist and preacher (d. 1935)

1850-04-13

Arthur Matthew Weld Downing, British astronomer (d. 1917)

1850-06-24

Horatio Herbert Kitchener, County Kerry, Ireland, commander of the British forces during Anglo-Boer War

1850-12-30

John Milne, Liverpool, British Geologist, Seismologist, and Anthropologist who developed the first modern seismograph

1851-09-04

John Dillon, Irish nationalist/British Lower house member

1852-09-28

John [Denton Pinkstone] French, Earl of Ypres/British field marshall

1853-01-16

Gen Sir Ian Hamilton, British military commander (d. 1947)

1854-03-04

Sir Napier Shaw, British meteorologist (d. 1945)

1854-03-14

John Lane, British publisher (d. 1925)

1854-03-23

Alfred Milner, Giessen Germany, British governor (Cape colony)

1854-06-13

Charles Algernon Parsons, British inventor (steam turbine)

1854-08-02

Francis Marion Crawford, British author

1854-12-23

Henry B. Guppy, British botanist (d. 1926)

1855-05-24

Arthur Wing Pinero, British playwright

1855-09-07

William Friese-Greene, British photographer (d. 1921)

1855-09-09

Houston S Chamberlain, British/German race theorist

1855-10-14

George Edwardes, British composer (Gaiety Girl)

1856-07-21

Harry A P Eyres, British diplomat (Constantinople, Albania)

1856-07-23

Bal Gangadhar Tilak, British-Indian Hindi leader

1856-07-30

Richard B Haldane, British viscount/lord-chancellor (Life of A Smith)

1856-08-15

J Keir Hardie, 1st Labour representative in British Parliament

1856-08-17

Violet Paget, [Vernon Lee], British author (Satan the master)

1857-03-16

Charles Harding Firth, British historian (d. 1936)

1857-11-27

Charles Scott Sherrington, British physiologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1952)

1858-01-22

Frederick Lugard, British captain/baron (Congo)

1858-06-19

Charles Haddon George Alexander, [George Samson], British actor

1858-07-31

Richard Dixon Oldham, British geologist (d. 1936)

1858-08-02

William Watson, British poet (Prince's Quest, Father of Forest)

1858-09-16

Andrew Bonar Law, British PM (C, 1922-23)

1859-06-08

Smith Wigglesworth, British religious figure (d. 1947)

1859-12-05

John Jellicoe, British admiral (d. 1935)

1859-12-05

John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe, British Admiral of the Fleet, Southampton

1860-08-07

Alan Leo, British astrologer (d. 1917)

1860-10-04

Sidney Paget, British illustrator (Sherlock Holmes)

1861-01-03

William Renshaw, British champion tennis player (d. 1904)

1861-06-19

Douglas Haig, British fieldmarshal (Sudan, WW I)

1861-09-23

Edmond H H Allenby, British field marshal

1862-01-03

Sir Matthew Nathan, British Governor of Queensland and other places (d. 1939)

1862-02-17

Edward German (Jones), Whitchurch Shropshire, British composer

1862-09-11

Julian Byng, British army officer (d. 1935)

1863-03-04

Reginald Innes Pocock, British zoologist (d. 1947)

1863-05-31

Francis E Younghusband, British journalist/explorer

1863-10-16

Austen Chamberlain, British Foreign Secretary (Nobel 1925)

1864-03-12

W. H. R. Rivers, British psychiatrist (d. 1922)

1864-06-04

Nassau William Senior, British economist

1864-07-18

Phillip Snowden, British politician (d. 1937)

1864-08-16

Ferdinand C S Schiller, British philosopher (Riddles of the Sphinx)

1864-10-17

Elinor Glyn, British novelist (3 Weeks)

1865-01-03

Henry Lytton, British actor and opera singer (d. 1936)

1865-06-26

George C Pearce, actor (Country Kid, British Agent, Valiant)

1865-09-23

Emmuska Orczy, Tarnaörs Hungary, Hungarian-born British writer (Scarlet Pimpernel)

1866-04-17

Ernest Starling, British physiologist (d. 1927)

1866-10-12

James Ramsay MacDonald, (L) British PM (1924, 1929-35)

1867-01-11

Edward B. Titchener, British psychologist. (d. 1927)

1867-08-02

Ernest C Dowson, British poet

1867-08-03

Stanley Baldwin, (C) British PM (1923-24, 1924-29, 1935-37)

1868-02-26

Leonard Borwick, British(?) pianist

1868-06-06

Robert Falcon Scott, Plymouth, British leader of ill-fated south pole expedition

1868-07-14

Gertrude Bell, Durham, British archaeologist (Desert & The Sown), (d. 1926)

1868-08-12

Frederick JNT lord Chelmsford, viceroy of British-India (1916-21)

1868-10-23

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

1869-03-14

Algernon Blackwood, British writer (d. 1951)

1869-03-18

[Arthur] Neville Chamberlain, Birmingham, British Prime Minister (C, 1937-40)

1869-12-16

Albert F Pollard, British historian (Dict of natural biography)

1870-01-07

Lord Gordon Hewart, British judge (d. 1943)

1870-03-17

Horace Donisthorpe, British entomologist (d. 1951)

1871-01-09

Charles Kortright, British(?) cricket player

1871-01-17

David Beatty, Nantwich, Cheshire, 1st Earl Beatty and British Admiral of the Fleet

1871-06-22

William McDougall, British psychologist and polymath (d. 1938)

1871-09-10

Charles Collett, British mechanical engineer (d. 1952)

1872-02-11

Edward Johnston, British craftsman and calligrapher - "the father of modern calligraphy" (d 1944)

1872-04-23

Violet Gordon-Woodhouse, British musician (d. 1951)

1872-07-26

George Louis Beer, historian (authority on British colonies)

1872-10-08

John Cowper Powys, British writer (Wood & Stone)

1872-12-21

Sidney Ainsworth, British actor (d. 1922)

1872-12-26

Norman Angell, British politician/cowboy/journalist, Nobel laureate (1933), (d. 1967)

1873-05-09

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

1873-06-21

Henry M Tomlinson, British writer (Sea & Jungle)

1873-10-24

Edmund Taylor Whittaker, Southport, Lancashire, U.K., British mathematician (applied mathematics and the theory of special functions)

1873-11-22

Leopold CMS Amery, British minister of Colonies (India)

1873-12-22

L[eopold] S[tennett] Amery, British politician

1874-01-25

[William] Somerset Maugham, Paris, British novelist/poet (Of Human Bondage)

1874-10-20

Viscount Palmerston, (Whig) British PM (1855-65)

1874-10-26

Martin Lowry, British chemist (d. 1936)

1874-11-29

Francis Dodd, British artist (d. 1949)

1874-11-30

Winston Churchill, (C) British Prime Minister (1940-45, 1951-55, Nobel 1953)

1875-04-29

Rafael Sabatini, Italian/British writer (d. 1950)

1875-10-12

Aleister [Edward S] Crowley, (75 pseudonames), British occultist

1875-12-06

Evelyn Underhill, British poet (d. 1941)

1877-08-27

Charles Stewart Rolls, British auto manufacturer (Rolls-Royce Ltd)

1877-08-29

Alfred DPR Pound, British admiral/1st Sealord (Jutland, WW II)

1877-11-01

Roger Quilter, British composer

1878-01-06

Dame Adeline Genée, Danish-British ballerina (d. 1970)

1879-01-01

Ernest Jones, British psychoanalyst (Life & Work of Sigmund Freud)

1879-03-05

Sir William Beveridge, British economist (d. 1963)

1879-08-13

John Ireland, Prom 2: Music from Great British Films

1880-03-12

Henry Drysdale Dakin, British-American biochemist, known for the Dakin-West reaction (d. 1952)

1880-03-17

Sir Patrick Hastings, British barrister (d. 1952)

1880-05-06

Baron W Edmund, Archangel & Ironside, British fieldmarshal

1880-06-21

Josiah Stamp, 1st Baron Stamp, British civil servant, industrialist, economist, statistician and banker (d. 1941)

1880-09-16

Alfred Noyes, British poet/essayist (Loom of Years, Highwayman)

1880-11-25

Elsie J. Oxenham, British children's author (d. 1960)

1881-01-17

Alfred R Radcliffe-Browne, British anthropologist (Andaman Islanders)

1881-02-05

Frederick Leonard Lonsdale, British playwright (Balkan Princess)

1881-03-09

Ernest Bevin, British minister of Labour/Foreign affairs

1881-10-15

P G Wodehouse, British-American writer (Stiff Upper Lip Jeeves)

1882-03-30

Melanie Klein, Austrian/British psycho analysis

1882-06-10

Neville Henderson, British diplomat

1882-07-27

Geoffrey de Havilland, British aircraft designer (d. 1965)

1883-01-03

Clement Richard Attlee, (L) British PM (1945-51)

1883-01-07

Andrew Browne, Irish/British admiral (WW II)

1883-02-16

Elizabeth Craig, British writer (d. 1980)

1883-03-24

James I Wedgwood, British theosophist/old-catholic bishop

1883-03-29

Dora Carrington, Hereford UK, British Bloomsbury artist

1883-04-11

Leonard Mudie, England, actor (Magnetic Monster, British Intelligence)

1883-05-05

Archibald Wavell, British general (d. 1950)

1883-10-17

A S Neill, British headmaster (Summerhill)

1883-11-06

Hubert Bath, British film composer and music director

1884-04-02

Sir John Squire, British poet, writer, and historian (d. 1958))

1884-05-01

Francis Curzon, 5th Earl Howe, British politician, naval officer and racing driver (d. 1964)

1884-06-13

Gerald Gardner, British occultist (d. 1964)

1884-06-21

Claude "Auk" Auchinleck, British fieldmarshal North-Africa

1884-07-13

Francis B Young, British physician/writer (White Ladies)

1884-08-16

Adrian S Oppenheim, Dutch lawyer/adviser (British Petroleum/Shell)

1885-01-05

Humbert Wolfe, Italian-British poet (d. 1940)

1885-03-26

Robert Blackburn, British aviation pioneer

1885-04-01

Clementine Ogilvy Spencer-Churchill (Hozier), British barones

1885-04-03

Harry St John Philby, [sheik Abdullah], British explorer

1885-05-29

Erwin F Finlay-Freundlich, British astronomer (theory of relativity)

1886-03-01

Oskar Kokoschka, Russia/Austrian/British, painter (Erasmus Prize 1960)

1886-03-17

Princess Patricia of Connaught, British princess (d. 1974)

1886-05-10

Olaf Stapleton, British religious sci-fi writer (Star Maker)

1886-05-25

Rash Behari Bose, leader against the British Raj in India (d. 1945)

1886-11-12

Ben Travers, British playwright (d. 1980)

1887-06-20

Kurt Schwitters, German/British dada-artist/poet (collages)

1887-08-03

Rupert Brooke, British WW I poet (1914)

1887-08-06

Dudley Benjafield, British racing driver (d. 1957)

1887-08-31

Friedrich A Paneth, Austrian/British chemist

1887-11-01

L. S. Lowry, British painter of industrial scenes (d. 1976)

1887-11-17

Bernard L Montgomery, British field marshall (WW II-African campaign)

1887-11-17

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

1887-12-26

Arthur Ernest Percival, British Army officer (d. 1966)

1887-9-02

R.H. Bruce Lockhart, British Agent

1888-01-23

Gilbert Ledward, British sculptor

1888-02-08

Dame Edith Evans, British actress (d. 1976)

1888-02-21

Clemence Dane, British novelist and playwright (d. 1965)

1889-02-01

Gertrude Caton-Thompson, British archaeologist (Zimbabwe, So Arabia)

1889-02-10

Howard Spring, British author/novelist/writer/critic (O Absalom)

1889-03-24

Albert Hill, British athlete (d. 1969)

1890-07-11

Arthur W Tedder of Glenguin, British air marshal (WW II)

1890-08-24

Jean Rhys, British writer (d. 1979)

1890-09-15

Agatha Christie, Torquay Devon, British crime writer (Murder on Orient Express), (d. 1976)

1890-11-15

Richmal Crompton, British author (d. 1969)

1890-12-06

Dion Fortune, British occultist (d. 1946)

1891-08-06

William Slim, British general (d. 1970)

1891-12-25

Kenneth A N Anderson, British general (Dunkerk, North Africa)

1892-02-14

Nikolaj A Orloff, Russian/British pianist (Chopin)

1892-03-10

Eva Turner, British soprano

1892-03-31

Stanislav Wladyslaw Maczek, Polish/British general-major/commandant

1892-04-14

Vere G Childe, British archaeologist/prehistorian

1892-05-16

Richard Tauber, [Ernst Seiffert], Austria/British, tenor/conductor

1892-06-11

Edward B B Shanks, British poet/critic

1892-10-04

Hermann Glauert, British aerodynamicist (d. 1934)

1893-03-27

Karl Mannheim, Hung/German/British sociologist (Ideology & Utopia)

1893-09-07

Leslie Hore-Belisha, British Minister of Transport

1893-09-11

W. Douglas Hawkes, British racing driver (d. 1974)

1893-09-16

Alexander Korda, British movie producer (3rd man)

1893-10-08

Orovida Camille Pissarro, Epping England, British painter and etcher

1894-02-10

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

1894-06-21

Milward Kennedy, British public servant and mystery writer (d. 1968)

1894-10-27

Oliver Leese, British general (d. 1978)

1894-12-31

Ernest John Moeran, British composer

1895-02-04

Nigel Bruce, Baja Mexico, British actor (Dr Watson-Sherlock Holmes)

1895-04-15

Harry F V Edward, British Guiana, 100m/200m runner (Oly-bronze-1920)

1895-04-25

Stanley Rous, British soccer official

1895-05-03

Zoltan Korda, Hungarian/British director (Jungle Book, 4 Feathers)

1895-07-14

Frank Raymond Leavis, British literary critic (Culture & Environment)

1895-09-27

Woolf Barnato, British racing driver (d. 1948)

1895-12-02

Harriet Cohen, British pianist (d. 1967)

1896-01-09

Warwick Braithwaite, New Zealand-born British conductor (d. 1971)

1896-01-25

John Moores, British gambling magnate/multi-millionaire

1896-07-26

Henry Birkin, British racing driver (d. 1933)

1896-09-22

Henry Segrave, British racing driver (d. 1930)

1896-11-16

Oswald Mosley, baron/British nazi

1897-01-08

Dennis Wheatley, British author (d. 1977)

1897-04-16

John B Glubb, British commandant/writer (A soldier with the Arabs)

1897-05-22

Robert Neumann, Austrian/British author (Waters of Babylon)

1897-06-08

John G. Bennett, British scientist and author (d. 1974)

1897-06-12

Anthony Eden, Earl of Avon (C), British PM (1955-57)

1897-07-18

E. A. D. Eldridge, British racing driver (d. 1935)

1897-07-29

Sir Neil Ritchie, British general (d. 1983)

1897-11-07

Ruth Pitter, British poet and 1st woman to receive the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry in 1955

1897-11-09

Ronald G W Norrish, British chemist (Nobel 1967)

1897-11-15

Aneurin Bevan, British politician (d. 1960)

1897-11-18

Patrick M S Blackett, British physicist (nuclear reaction, Nobel 1948)

1898-01-07

Al Bowlly, British jazz singer (d. 1941)

1898-01-23

Freda Utley, British scholar and author (d. 1978)

1898-04-08

Cecil [Maurice] Bowra, British classics expert (Greek experience)

1898-04-18

Lord Leatherland, British journalist/Labour peer

1898-05-24

Kathleen Hale, British children book writer/illustrator (Orlando)

1899-01-23

Glen Kidston, British aviator and racing driver (d. 1931)

1899-05-06

Billy Cotton, British entertainer (d. 1969)

1899-05-08

[Friedrich] August von Hayek, Aust/British economist (Road to Serfdom)

1899-12-02

John Cobb, British racing driver (d. 1952)

1900-01-20

Colin Clive, British actor (d. 1937)

1900-03-29

Bill Aston, British racing driver (d. 1974)

1900-04-25

Hubert Miles Gladwyn Jebb, 1st Baron Gladwyn, British politician and diplomat

1900-05-05

Mervyn A Ellison, British astronomer (spectrohelioscope)

1900-08-19

Gilbert Ryle, British philosopher (d. 1976)

1900-09-23

Bill Stone, British serviceman; one of the last surviving veterans of World War I

1901-02-20

Cecil H King, Irish/British daily newspaper publisher (Daily Mirror)

1901-04-23

E.B. Ford, British ecological geneticist (d. 1988)

1901-06-18

Llewellyn Rees, British theater actor (Invisible Creature)

1901-06-19

Edward Lambert, British diplomat

1901-07-14

Gerald Finzi, London, British composer (Dies natalis)

1901-09-04

William Lyons, Blackpool, British industrialist (Jaguar cars), (d. 1985)

1901-09-15

Sir Donald Bailey, British engineer (d. 1985)

1901-09-16

CFH "Freddie" Gough, British major scout (WW II, Arnhem)

1901-09-17

Francis Chichester, Barnstaple, Devon, English aviator and sailor (Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire)

1901-11-17

Joyce Wethered, Surrey England, golfer (4 time British Amateur champ)

1901-12-07

A F [Tony] Pugsley, British rear-admiral (Walcheren attack (1944))

1902-01-17

Geoffrey W Lloyd, British minister of Brandstoffen/Energy (1951-55)

1902-02-04

Hartley Shawcross, British lawyer and politician (d. 2003)

1902-03-30

Ted Heath, British musician and band leader (d. 1969)

1902-05-06

Walter Dawson, British Air Chief marshall

1902-07-28

Karl Popper, Austrian/British philosopher (Logic of Forschung)

1902-10-09

Freddie Young, British cinematographer (d. 1998)

1902-11-09

Anthony Asquith, British director (Carrington V C (Court martial))

1902-12-19

Leonard Hirsch, British violinist/orchestra leader (RAF Symph Orch)

1903-01-18

Berthold Goldschmidt, German/British (opera)composer (Beatrice Cenci)

1903-01-27

John Eccles, British physiologist/neurologist

1903-01-30

G Evelyn Hutchinson, British zoologist (Treatise on Limnology)

1903-04-24

Siegfried F Nadel, Austrian/British anthropologist (Black Byzantium)

1903-05-12

Lennox R F Berkeley, British composer (Castaway)

1903-05-17

Douglas Packard, British Lt General

1903-05-25

Binnie Barnes, British actress (d. 1998)

1903-05-29

Bob Hope, [Leslie Townes Hope], Eltham Kent, British born American entertainer

1903-06-25

George Orwell, [Eric A Blair], Bihar, British India, British writer (Animal Farm, 1984), (d. 1950)

1903-07-01

Amy Johnson, British pilot

1903-07-02

Alexander Frederick Douglas-Home, (C) British PM (1963-64)

1903-08-10

Lisle, British lord

1903-12-13

John Piper, British writer (US Churches in WW I)/official war painter

1904-04-08

John R Hicks, British economist (Nobel 1972)

1904-04-13

Sir David Robinson, British philanthropist and entrepreneur (d. 1987)

1904-05-05

Gordon Richards, British jockey (winner of 4,870 races)

1904-05-24

Kenneth Buckley, British rear-admiral

1904-05-26

George Formby, [William Booth], British singer/comic (Let George Do It)

1904-07-28

[John] Selwyn [Brooke] Lloyd, British statsman

1904-08-27

Norah Lofts, British author (d. 1983)

1904-09-17

Frederick Ashton, Ecuador, British choreographer (Cinderella), (d. 1988)

1904-09-29

Greer Garson, British actress (d. 1996)

1904-10-15

Julian Hodge, British financier/multi-millionaire (Hodge Group)

1904-11-11

J. H. C. Whitehead, British mathematician (d. 1960)

1904-11-18

Theodore DN Besterman, British bibliographer

1904-12-28

Clabon W Allen, Australian/British astronomer

1905-02-16

Lord Franks, British ambassador (to US)

1905-05-08

Inglis Gundry, Wimbledon, British composer

1905-06-26

Jack Longland, British director of education (Derbyshire)

1905-07-25

Elias Canetti, Bulgarian/British novelist (Life-Terms, Nobel 1981)

1905-08-09

Elizabeth Lane, 1st female British supreme court justice

1905-08-10

Bernard Benjamin Gillis, British judge

1905-08-10

Richard F Kahn, baron of Hampstead/British economist

1905-09-05

Arthur Koestler, Hungary, British writer (Arrow in Blue)

1905-09-07

John Whitley, British air-marshal

1905-10-15

C. P. Snow, British writer (d. 1980)

1906-02-09

Gwen Catley, British(?) soprano

1906-02-11

Denis Barnett, British air chief marshal

1906-03-25

Alan J P Taylor, British historian (English history 1914-1915)

1906-05-28

Mary Ralton, director (British WRAC)

1906-06-03

Robert Brown Black, British diplomat/gov (Hong Kong)

1906-06-05

Kenneth Anderson, deputy comptroller (British GPO)

1906-06-05

Viscount Rochdale, British CEO

1906-06-17

Thomas G Cowling, British mathematician/astronomer

1906-07-15

Edmund Davies, British lord of appeal

1906-08-01

William Hayter, Oxford, Oxfordshire, British diplomat and Ambassador to the Soviet Union (1953-1957)

1906-09-25

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

1906-09-30

John I M Stewart, British detective writer (Comedy of Terrors)

1906-11-07

Margaret Barbara Lambert, British historian (Saar)

1906-11-18

Alec Issigonis, Greek-British car designer (d. 1988)

1906-12-20

Dick White, head of British secret service (MI-5/MI-6)

1906-12-25

Lew Grade, British TV mogul (ATV)/movie producer (Boys from Brazil)

1907-01-14

Derek Richter, British neuro chemist (Aspects of learning & memory)

1907-01-26

Henry Cotton, English golfer (British Open 1934, 1937, 1948)

1907-01-27

Henry Cotton, English golf champion (won 3x British Open)

1907-03-03

Joy Finzi, [Joyce A Black], British painter

1907-03-11

Margaret Herbison, British minister (Lab)

1907-03-12

Arthur Hewlett, British actor (d. 1997)

1907-04-15

Nicholas Tinbergen, Neth/British biologist/zoologist (Nobel 1973)

1907-05-17

Charles Cawley, British chief scientist/minister of power

1907-05-23

Matthew Campbell, British senior civil servant

1907-05-28

Patrick Browne, British Lord justice of appeal

1907-05-31

Valston Hancock, British air marshal

1907-06-14

Nicolas Bentley, British writer and illustrator (d. 1978)

1907-07-15

Paterson Fraser, British air marshal

1907-07-27

Mollie Doreen Phillips, British figure skater/judge (Olympics 1932,36)

1907-09-17

Desmond Heap, authority on British planning law

1907-09-22

Philip Fotheringham-Parker, British racing driver (d. 1981)

1907-09-26

Anthony F Blunt, British historian/spy for USSR

1907-09-27

Bernard Miles, British actor (In Which We Serve, Mermaid Theatre)

1907-10-09

Quintin Hogg, British politician (d. 2001)

1907-11-25

John Stuart Hindmarsh, British racing driver and aviator (d. 1938)

1908-01-18

Jacob Bronowsky, British mathematician/cultural historian

1908-01-18

Jacob Bronowski, Łódź, Poland, Polish-born British mathematician and science writer best known as the presenter of the BBC television series, The Ascent of Man

1908-02-05

Daisy and Violet Hilton, British conjoined twins (d. 1969)

1908-02-11

Vivian [Ernest] Fuchs, geologist/explorer (British Antarctic Survey)

1908-03-25

Bridget D'Oyly Carte, British theater & hotel director

1908-04-08

Neil Lawson, British high court judge

1908-04-18

Eric Spear, British film and TV composer (Coronation Street theme)

1908-04-23

Herbert Telley, British actuary

1908-05-25

David Lean, British director (Lawrence of Arabia)

1908-06-05

Jack Jacob, senior master (British Supreme Court)

1908-06-30

Winston Graham, British writer (d. 2003)

1908-07-16

Maurice Adams, surgeon/British rear admiral

1908-07-27

Lord Jenkins of Putney, British MP of Arts (Labour)

1908-08-12

Lord Renton, QC/British government minister

1908-08-21

M. M. Kaye, British writer (d. 2004)

1908-09-05

Gloria Holden, British actress (d. 1991)

1908-10-13

John Grant, British rear-admiral

1908-10-19

Patrick Cairns "Spike" Hughes, British jazz musician/composer (Elegy)

1908-11-26

Charles Forte, Italian/British hotel magnate (Savoy)

1909-01-28

Lionel KP "Buster" Crabb, British diver (WW II-George Medal)

1909-01-31

Foley Newns, British colonial administrator

1909-02-15

Harold Beeley, British diplomat

1909-02-24

Max Black, Dutch/British/US philosopher (analytical philosophy)

1909-03-17

Patrick Reilly, Ootacamund, India, British diplomat

1909-05-10

Lord Collison, British union leader (agriculture workers)

1909-05-17

Edward Playfair, British senior civil servant

1909-05-19

Nicholas Winton, British Humanitarian

1909-05-31

Jan Lewando, British director (Marks & Spencer)

1909-06-24

William G Penney, British physicist (1st British Atom Bomb)

1909-07-12

2nd viscount Camrose, British Conserv Lower house leader (1941-45)

1909-07-26

Peter Thorneycroft, British politician (d. 1994)

1909-08-02

Lord Benson [Henry Alexander], Johannesburg South Africa, British accountant (Coopers & Lybrand)

1909-09-14

Peter Scott, British naturalist and explorer (d. 1989)

1909-09-16

John Megaw, British Lord Justice of Appeal

1910-01-21

Lord Cayzer, British financier/swcheeps magnate/multi-millionaire

1910-02-21

Douglas R S Bader, British pilot (WW II)

1910-02-21

Eddie Waring, British sports commentator (d. 1986)

1910-02-24

Lord Hazlerigg, British peer

1910-03-16

Andrew Miller-Jones, British TV pioneer

1910-04-06

Desmond Dreyer, British admiral

1910-05-12

Dorothy Crowfoot-Hodgkin, British chemist (penicillin/B12/Nobel 1964)

1910-05-31

Francis Avery Jones, British gastro-enterologist

1910-06-09

Geoffrey Musson, British General

1910-06-13

Mary Whitehouse, British campaigner (d. 2001)

1910-07-03

Bernard Burrows, British diplomat

1910-07-20

Cicely Veronica Wedgwood, British historian (William the Silent)

1910-07-28

Clive Robertson Caldwell, British fighter pilot

1910-08-06

Charles Crichton, British director (Battle of Sexes)

1910-09-15

George D Kilpatrick, Canadian/British bible scholar

1910-10-06

Barbara Castle, British politician (d. 2002)

1910-11-03

Richard Hurndall, British actor (d. 1984)

1910-11-11

Yisrael Eldad, British extremist politician

1910-12-13

Charles Alfred Coulson, Dudley England, British Chemist (theoretical)

1910-12-29

Ronald Coase, British economist, Nobel Prize laureate

1911-01-09

Stafford WIlliam Somerfield, British newspaper editor

1911-01-29

George Burns, British major-general

1911-01-31

Eddie Byrne, British actor (d. 1981)

1911-03-11

Fitzroy Maclean, British diplomat soldier politician/historian

1911-03-23

Richard Chapman, golfer (1940 US amateur, 1951 British amateur)

1911-03-28

J. L. Austin, British philosopher of language (d. 1960)

1911-05-18

Michael Berry, Baron Hartwell, British newspaper proprietor and journalist

1911-05-28

Thora Hird, British actress (d. 2003)

1911-05-29

James Marjoribanks, British ambassador

1911-06-09

George Webb, British actor (d. 1998)

1911-06-15

W.V. Awdry, British children's writer (d. 1997)

1911-06-20

Lord Brightman, British judge of appeals

1911-07-09

Mervyn Peake, British writer and illustrator (d. 1968)

1911-07-27

Rayner Heppenstall, British novelist (d. 1981)

1911-08-01

Ronald MacDonald, British major-general

1911-08-27

Kay Walsh, British actress (d. 2005)

1911-09-06

Bentley Bridgewater, British Museum secretary

1911-10-02

Stuart Rose, designer (British Post Office)

1911-11-29

Klaus E J Fuchs, Rüsselsheim Germany, German/British atomic physicist/spy

1911-12-14

Ota Adler, Czech/British fur trader/founder (Federal Trust)

1912-01-01

Kim Philby, British spy/Soviet mole

1912-01-27

Lawrence Durrell, Darjeeling, Indian/British writer (Private Country, Alexandria Quartet)

1912-02-14

Juan Pujol Garcia, [Garbo/Arabel], Spanish British/German double agent

1912-02-15

George Mikes, Hungary, British writer (How to Be an Alien)

1912-02-16

Arthur Crook, British editor (Times Literary Supplement)

1912-03-27

James Callaghan, (L) British PM (1976-79)

1912-04-12

Harold Maguire, British air marshal

1912-04-15

Peter Menzies, CEO (British Electricity Council)

1912-04-28

Odette Hallowes, British classified agent in France (WW II)

1912-05-06

Hugh Martell, British Vice Admiral

1912-05-24

Joan Hammond, British operatic soprano

1912-07-19

Norman Carr, British conservationist (b. 1997)

1912-08-27

Peter Gretton, British vice admiral

1912-10-02

Eric Wilson, VC/British Lt Col

1912-12-04

Alfons "Alphons" Berckmans, Flemish/British actor (Family Stastok)

1912-12-31

Maj-Gen John Frost, British para commander (d. 1993)

1913-01-02

Ernest Sidey, British air marshal

1913-02-03

Richard Seaman, British racing driver (d. 1939)

1913-02-27

Frank Allaun, British MP (L)

1913-03-15

Jack Fairman, British racing driver (d. 2002)

1913-03-29

Jack Jones, British trade unionist (CH)

1913-04-19

Cyril English, British educator

1913-05-06

Jack [John T] Aitken, British anatomist

1913-05-06

Ronald Harris, British 1st Church Estates Commissioner

1913-05-25

Richard Dimbleby, British journalist and broadcaster (d. 1965)

1913-05-31

Peter Gibson, British Rear-Admiral

1913-06-01

Bill Deedes, British journalist (d. 2007)

1913-06-25

Cyril Fletcher, British comedian (d. 2005)

1913-07-03

Hugh Stirling MacKenzie, British vice admiral

1913-08-13

Lord Oram, British MP (Labour)

1913-08-23

Stanley Kitchen, British chartered accountant

1913-08-27

Stewart Crawford, British diplomat

1913-09-25

David Hunt, British diplomat/quiz winner

1913-10-22

Tamara Desni, German-born British actress (d. 2008)

1913-11-21

Roy Boulting, British film director (d. 2001)

1914-01-13

Lee Katz, British Intelligence

1914-01-15

Lord Dacre of Glanton, British historian

1914-01-19

Bob Gerard, British racing driver (d. 1990)

1914-02-05

Alan Hodgkin, British physicist (Nobel 1963)

1914-02-13

Earl Cadogan, British large landowner (Military Cross)

1914-02-16

J Tobin, British anaesthetist

1914-02-20

Marion Kettlewell, British director (WRNS)

1914-02-24

Ralph Erskine, British architect (Byker Wall) (d. 2005)

1914-03-14

Bill Owen, British actor (d. 1999)

1914-03-29

Chapman Pincher, British journalist/author (about secret service)

1914-04-02

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

1914-04-04

John Beith, British diplomat

1914-04-26

Charlie Chester, British comedian (Never Say Die)

1914-05-07

Sir Arthur Snelling, British Ambassador (d. 1996)

1914-05-10

Lord Smith, British surgeon

1914-05-18

Anthony Fell, British MP

1914-05-27

Lord Erroll of Hale, British minister

1914-05-27

Rose Stainton, CEO (British Airways)

1914-06-24

Pearl Witherington CBE, British WW II secret agent (d. 2008)

1914-08-06

Arthur Charles Dobson, British racing driver (d. 1980)

1914-09-18

Jack Cardiff, British film director

1914-10-28

Richard Lawrence Millington Synge, British bio-chemist (Nobel 1952)

1914-12-13

Alan L Bullock, British historian

1914-12-27

Ivan Sutton, British concert promoter

1914-12-28

Bernard Youens, British actor (Coronation Street)

1915-01-11

Robert Blair Mayne, British soldier, co-founder Special Air Service (d. 1955)

1915-02-01

Stanley Matthews, 1st British soccer player to be knighted

1915-02-15

Paul Ferris, British author

1915-02-16

Michael Relph, British film producer and director (d. 2004)

1915-02-19

John Freeman, British politician (Labour)/ambassador/TV host

1915-04-13

Stephen Roberts, CEO (British Milk Marketing Board)

1915-04-22

Lord Airedale, British Lord (social democrat)

1915-05-06

John Arnold, British high court judge

1915-05-09

Richard Janvrin, British vice admiral

1915-05-10

Denis Thatcher, husband of British PM Margaret (1979-90)

1915-05-10

John Egerton, 6th Duke of Sutherland, British peer

1915-05-12

Reg Turnill, British Space Race

1915-05-26

Antonia Forest, British children's author (d. 2003)

1915-05-29

Lord Huntingfield, British agent to UN Secreteriat

1915-06-12

Christopher Mayhew, British politician (d. 1997)

1915-07-15

Alexander Durie, vice president (British AA)

1915-07-15

Ron Smith, union leader (British Postal Workers)

1915-08-01

Ronald MacDonald, British major-general

1915-08-22

Hugh Paddick, British actor (d. 2000)

1915-08-28

Max Robertson, British sports commentator

1915-10-24

Marghanita Laski, British Journalist and Novelist(d. 1988)

1915-10-26

Joe Fry, British racing driver (d. 1950)

1915-12-25

Noelle de Mosa, Neth/British dancer/teacher (Brigadoon)

1916-01-12

William Pleeth, British cellist (d. 1999)

1916-01-16

Frederick Stewart, British geologist

1916-01-23

Airey Neave, British Major, politician and indictment server at the Nuremberg Trials (d. 1979)

1916-02-06

John Crank, British mathematician (d. 2006)

1916-02-25

Ian Wallace, British CEO

1916-03-11

[James] Harold Wilson, (L) British PM (1964-70, 1974-76)

1916-03-17

Ray Ellington, British singer (d. 1985)

1916-03-19

Eric Christmas, British actor (d. 2000)

1916-04-05

Baroness Delacourt-Smith of Alteryn [Margaret Rosalind Delacourt-Smith], British Labour politician

1916-04-17

Donald Gibson, British vice-admiral

1916-05-07

Huw Wheldon, British broadcaster (d. 1986)

1916-05-14

Lance Dossor, British-born concert pianist (d. 2005)

1916-06-04

Cecil Blacker, CEO (British Equestrian Federation)

1916-06-10

Bill Waddington, British actor/comedian (Percy-Coronation Street)

1916-06-14

Geoffrey Goodwin, British professor of international relations

1916-06-20

Johnny Morris, British broadcaster/actor (Once in a Lifetime)

1916-06-21

Joe Bamford, British manufacturer/multi-millionaire

1916-06-25

Theodore P Toynbee, British journalist/writer (Savage Days, Barricade)

1916-07-09

Edward Heath, (C) British PM (1970-74)

1916-09-18

Frank Bell, British educator (d. 1989)

1916-09-24

John Lapsley, British air marshal

1916-09-28

Lord Cockfield, Horsham, United Kingdom, British politician (European Commissioner)

1916-10-22

Michael F Howard, British Major-General (Gold Stick to the Queen)

1916-11-12

Paul Emery, British racing driver (d. 1993)

1916-11-23

Michael Gough, Kuala Lumpur, British Malaya, English actor (Search for the Nile)

1916-12-28

Noel Johnson, British actor (Frenzy, Frightmare, Royal Flash)

1917-02-20

Frederick Page, CEO (British Aerospace Aircraft Group)

1917-03-12

Tom Normanton, British MP

1917-03-24

John Kendrew, British molecular biologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1997)

1917-04-06

Leonora Carrington, Clayton-le-Woods UK, British-Mexican Surrealist artist

1917-05-13

Paul Osmond, British senior civil servant

1917-05-24

Derek Hodgson, British high court judge

1917-06-04

Allen Greenwood, deputy CEO (British Aerospace)

1917-06-26

William Hamilton, British MP

1917-07-27

John Cunningham, executive director (British Aerospace)

1917-07-27

Robert Cowans, executive director (British Aerospace)

1917-08-01

Benjamin Roberts, British industrial relations expert

1917-09-21

Phyllis Nicolson, British mathematician (d. 1968)

1917-10-22

Joan Fontaine, Tokyo, Japan, British-American actress (Gunga Din, Ivanhoe, Rebecca), (d. 2013)

1917-10-27

Augustine Harris, British Bishop of Middlesbrough (d. 2007)

1917-11-16

John Whiting, British dramatist/actor (Saint's Day)

1917-11-27

Tiny Rowland, [Roland Fuhrop], German/British owner (Observer)

1918-01-01

Mitzi Cunliffe, The Orange British Academy Film Awards

1918-01-28

Trevor Skeet, British MP

1918-02-10

Idwal Pugh, British ombudsman

1918-03-05

Halsey S Colchester, British SAS/spy (MI6)/priest

1918-03-20

Donald Featherstone, British writer and wargamer

1918-04-11

William Perrie, British prison governor

1918-04-16

Dick Gibson, British racing driver

1918-04-23

Anthony Craxton, British TV producer

1918-05-13

John Johnston, British diplomat (Rhodesia, Malaysia)

1918-06-03

Patrick Cargill, British actor (Help, Hammerhead)

1918-06-21

James Joll, British Universities Historical Studies in Film: Fascism

1918-07-03

Lord Mulley, British MP (Labour)

1918-08-01

Wyndraeth Morris-Jones, British political scientist

1918-08-12

Guy Gibson, British aviator, awarded Victoria Cross (d. 1944)

1918-08-13

Denis Smallwood, British air chief marshal

1918-08-27

Lord Winstanley, physician/British MP (Labour)

1918-09-08

Derek Barton, British chemist (Nobel 1969)

1919-01-20

Royalton Kisch, British(?) conductor

1919-01-29

Norman F Simpson, British playwright (One Way Pendulum)

1919-02-23

Derek Ezra [Baron Ezra], British politician and Liberal Democrat Life Peer

1919-03-06

Maurice Grosse, British paranormal investigator (d. 2006)

1919-03-18

Christopher Challis, British cinematographer

1919-03-23

Michael Lyne, British air Vice-marshal

1919-04-05

Douglas Henley, British auditor-general

1919-05-28

Charles John Robert Manners, 10th Duke of Rutland, British land owner/multimillionaire

1919-06-06

Charles Pringle, British air marshal

1919-06-18

Ted Leadbitter, British MP (Lab)

1919-06-20

Ronald Hines, Dutch/British actor (Pack of Lies)

1919-06-26

Lord Rawlinson, British attorney general (Ewell)

1919-08-01

Stanley Middleton, Bulwell, Nottinghamshire, British novelist (Holiday, Three Wise Men)

1919-08-22

Earl Cathcart, British major-general

1919-08-27

Lord Dormand, of Eastington, British MP (Labour)

1919-11-24

David Kossoff, British actor (d. 2005)

1919-12-25

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

1920-01-06

Doris Stokes, British psychic medium (d. 1987)

1920-01-09

Chan Canasta, Polish-British magician (d. 1999)

1920-01-09

Clive Dunn, British actor, (d. 2012)

1920-01-15

John Junor, British editor in chief (Sunday Express)

1920-01-27

John Box, British film production designer and art director (d. 2005)

1920-02-05

Frank Muir, British comedian (d. 1998)

1920-03-11

Henry Marking, CEO (British Airways)

1920-03-28

Lord Butterfield [John Butterfield], British medical researcher, clinician and administrator

1920-04-06

Bernard Carter, British painter/etcher

1920-04-07

Ravi Shankar, Varanasi, British India, musician (the Pandit), (d. 2012)

1920-05-13

Gareth Morris, British flautist (d. 2007)

1920-05-20

William Simpson, British trade union leader

1920-05-29

Robin Haydon, British diplomat

1920-06-20

Haydn Tudor Evans, British high court judge

1920-06-21

Helen Cattanach, British Army Nursing Service (QARANC)

1920-07-07

Sandy Tatum, 1977 British Open

1920-07-15

Ruthven Wade, British Air Chief marshal

1920-07-18

Eric Brandon, British racing driver (d. 1982)

1920-07-20

Jack Harman, British general

1920-07-20

Jeffrey Petersen, British diplomat

1920-07-27

James Munn, commissioner (British University)

1920-08-12

Peter West, British sports commentator

1920-09-04

Teddy Johnson, British singer

1920-09-05

Peter Racine Fricker, British composer

1920-09-16

Sheila Quinn, adviser (British Red Cross)

1920-09-23

Gerard W Taylor, South African/British surgeon

1920-10-06

Lord Donaldson of Lymington, British judge (d. 2005)

1920-11-02

Ann Rutherford, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, actress, (d. 2012)

1920-11-05

Tommy Goodwin [Thomas], Connecticut, British Track Cyclist (2 X Olympic Bronze 1948), (d. 2012)

1920-11-11

Roy Jenkins, British MP (Labour)

1920-11-22

Anne Crawford, British film actor (d. 1956)

1920-12-06

George Porter, British chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2002)

1920-9-24

Peggy Spencer, Len Goodman's Dancing Feet: The British Ballroom Story

1921-01-13

Dachine Rainer, British writer (d. 2000)

1921-02-16

Araucaria, British crossword compiler

1921-02-20

Ruth Gipps, British(?) conductor/composer

1921-02-22

David Greene, British television director (d. 2003)

1921-03-06

Oliver Wright, British Ambassador (To US)

1921-03-19

Tommy Cooper, British comedian and magician (d. 1984)

1921-03-26

George Jefferson, CEO (British Telecom)

1921-04-05

Lady Fisher, founder (British Women Caring Trust)

1921-04-06

Franta Belsky, British sculptor

1921-04-11

Martin Buckmaster, 3rd Viscount Buckmaster, British diplomat

1921-04-13

James Wilson, British Lt-General

1921-05-06

Robert Fell, CEO (British Stock Exchange)

1921-05-13

Syd[ney G] Vincent, British mine workers leader

1921-05-17

John Garlick, British senior civil servant

1921-05-20

John Harrison, British vice admiral/surgeon

1921-05-31

Andrew Grima, British jeweller

1921-06-12

Christopher Derrick, British writer (d. 2007)

1921-06-27

Muriel Pavlow, British actress

1921-07-01

Sir Seretse Khama, Serowe, in the British Protectorate of Bechuanaland, Botswanan statesman and president

1921-07-31

Peter Benenson, British founder of Amnesty International (d. 2005)

1921-08-01

Benjamin Roberts, British industrial relations expert

1921-08-08

John Herbert Chapman, British physicist (d. 1979)

1921-08-10

Leonard Lickorish, dir-gen (British Tourist Authority)

1921-08-12

Patrick Howard-Dobson, president (Royal British Legion)

1921-09-11

Edwin Richfield, British Actor (d. 1990)

1921-09-24

Leonard Overton, British glider pilot (Arnhem 1944)

1921-09-24

Leonard Lopes-Salzedo, London England, British composer

1921-11-26

Verghese Kurien, Calicut, British India, engineer (billion-litre idea), (d.2012)

1921-9-01

Baroness Park of Monmouth, Spy Stories: British Espionage in Fact and Fiction

1922-01-25

Raymond Baxter, British TV host/author (Fast Lady)

1922-02-06

Denis Norden, British television personality

1922-02-13

Lord Pym of Sandy, British minister of foreign affairs

1922-02-16

Geraint Evans, British opera vocalist (Knaben Wunderhorn)

1922-03-17

Megan Bull, British head mistress (Holloway Jail)

1922-04-09

Michael Palliser, head of British diplomatic service

1922-04-16

Leo Tindermans, British statesman

1922-05-10

David Orr, deputy chairman (Inchcape)/CEO (British Council, Unilever)

1922-05-13

Michael Ainsworth, British cricketer (d. 1978)

1922-05-18

GMcC Kitson, British principal (Central School of Speech/Drama)

1922-07-26

Frank Price, CEO (British Waterways Board)

1922-08-01

Frank Hauser, British theatrical director

1922-08-01

Wyndraeth Morris-Jones, British political scientist

1922-08-02

Lord Murray of Epping Forest [Lionel], Hadley, Telford, British labour politician and union leader (General Secretary TUC)

1922-08-12

Lord Colinbrook, British government minister

1922-08-23

Jack Boddy, British trade union leader

1922-09-01

Yvonne DeCarlo, Vancouver British Columbia, Canadian actress (10 Commandments, Lily-Munsters)

1922-09-20

David Nicolson, British businessman and politician (Chairman of BTR Industries-1969)

1922-09-25

John Farr, British MP

1922-11-19

Stanley K Runcorn, British geophysicist (Doctor of Utrecht)

1923-02-11

Ronald Arculus, British diplomat

1923-02-15

Justice Drake, British justice

1923-03-26

Elizabeth Jane Howard, British novelist (After Julius), (d. 2014)

1923-03-27

Victor Hochhauser, British impresario (Israeli Philharmonic Orch)

1923-04-02

Hugh Overton, British diplomat

1923-04-05

Stanley Orme, Chairman (British Labour Party)

1923-04-12

E C Meade, British chartered accountant

1923-04-18

Baroness Platt of Writtle, British CEO (Equal Opportunities Comm)

1923-04-25

Francis Graham-Smith, British astronomer

1923-05-05

Richard Wollheim, British philosopher (d. 2003)

1923-05-20

Hugh Beach, British General

1923-05-27

Lord Freyberg, British Colonel of General Staff

1923-06-04

John Lea, British vice-admiral

1923-06-25

Nicholas Mosley, British writer

1923-06-26

David Haslam, British rear admiral (hydrographer)

1923-07-16

Reginald Prentice, British government minister

1923-08-31

Larry White Grayson, British comedian (Generation Game)

1923-09-28

Duke of Buccleuch, British large landowner/art collector

1923-11-17

Robert Francis Vere Heuston, British professor of law

1924-01-03

Roy Harding, British teacher

1924-01-03

Doug Ellis, British entrepreneur

1924-01-27

William van Straubenzee, British MP

1924-01-29

Brian Trubshaw, British test pilot

1924-02-09

George Guest, British organist

1924-02-16

Peter Webster, British High Court Judge

1924-02-24

William Pillar, British admiral

1924-02-29

David Beattie, British governor-general of NZ

1924-03-07

Eduardo Paolozzi, British sculptor (Hydra)

1924-03-19

Mary Wimbush, British actress (d. 2005)

1924-04-02

Denis Rooke, CEO (British Gas)

1924-04-15

John Grigg, British historian

1924-04-18

Lord Mason of Barnsley, MP (Lab)/British defense secretary

1924-04-24

Sir Clement Freud, British writer, radio personality, and politician

1924-05-06

Denny Wright, British guitarist (d. 1992)

1924-05-23

Desmond Carrington, British radio host (Jim-Calamity the Cow)

1924-05-28

Lord Rippon, British MP

1924-06-26

Peter Miles, British keeper of privy purse

1924-07-23

Gavin Lambert, British-born screenwriter (d. 2005)

1924-07-24

David Loram, British vice-admiral (Supreme Allied Commander)

1924-09-22

Charles Keeping, British illustrator (d. 1988)

1924-09-24

Jean-Pierre Warner, British high court judge

1924-09-29

David Atkinson, British air marshal

1924-10-02

Sam Wainwright, deputy chairman (British Post Office)

1924-11-07

Wolf Mankowitz, British(?) playwright

1924-11-19

William Russell, British actor

1924-11-21

Christopher Tolkien, British author

1925-01-26

Desmond Cassidi, British admiral

1925-01-27

Geoffrey Tucker, British political consultant

1925-01-28

Henry Harris, British professor of medicine

1925-02-11

Peter Berger, British vice-admiral

1925-02-12

Sir Anthony Berry, British politician (d. 1984)

1925-02-22

Raymond Joseph Cecil, British architect

1925-03-17

G M Hughes, British zoologist

1925-03-26

Baron Hooson [Hugh Emlyn], British politician and peer (MP for Montgomeryshire 1962-79), (d. 2012)

1925-04-03

Tony Benn, British minister of technology (1968)

1925-04-06

John Knox, British supreme court justice

1925-04-09

Tom Jackson, British union leader (Post Office)

1925-04-25

Anthony Christopher, British trade unionist

1925-04-26

Frank Hahn, Berlin, Germany, British economist (Hahn's Problem), (d. 2013)

1925-05-10

Edward Fursdon, British Maj-Gen (defense council)

1925-06-19

Charlie Drake, British comic (Plank, Rhubarb Rhubarb, Splish Splash)

1925-08-02

Alan Wicker, British broadcaster

1925-10-02

Brian Dilton, British lord justice of appeal

1925-10-13

Margaret Thatcher, Grantham England, (Tory) British PM (1979-90)

1925-11-09

Sir Alistair Horne, British historian

1925-11-11

June Whitfield, British comedian

1925-11-27

John Maddox, British science writer and editor

1925-12-28

Bill [William] Westwood, British bishop of Peterborough

1926-01-13

Michael Bond, British writer

1926-02-10

Danny Blanchflower, British(?) soccer player

1926-02-11

Alexander Gibson, British conductor/founder (Scottish Opera)

1926-02-20

Cameron Rusby, British Vice-Admiral

1926-02-24

Reginald Freeson, British MP

1926-02-27

Peter Emery, British MP

1926-03-12

Gudrun Ure, British actress (Lady MacBeth, BBC Sorcerer)

1926-03-25

Hans Rausing, Swedish/British industrial/billionaire (Tetra Pak)

1926-04-16

Barbara Tizzard, British educator

1926-05-06

John Hamilton-Jones, CEO (Richmond Enterprises)/British Maj-Gen

1926-05-08

Ronald Waterhouse, British high court judge (d.2011)

1926-05-09

Francis Kennedy, British diplomat

1926-05-13

Wallace Breem, British author

1926-05-31

Martin Peake, 2nd Viscount Ingleby, British peer and business man

1926-06-18

Patricia Hutchinson, British ambassador (Uruguay)

1926-07-15

John Graham, British ambassador to NATO

1926-07-30

Peter T Thwaites, British brig-gen/playwright (Love or money)

1926-08-01

Frank Hauser, British theatrical director

1926-08-17

George Melly, British singer (d. 2007)

1926-09-10

Beryl Cook, British painter

1926-11-23

Christopher Logue, British poet/stage writer (Trials)

1927-01-08

Charles Tomlinson, British poet and translator

1927-01-13

Sydney Brenner, British Nobel Laureate

1927-01-20

Geoffrey WT Atkins, British World Champion racket player (1954-72)

1927-01-24

Sir Patrick Macnaghten, 11th Baronet, British aristocrat (d. 2007)

1927-01-28

James Callaghan, British MP

1927-02-10

Jakov Lind, German/British author (Counting My Footsteps)

1927-02-10

Nigel Bagnall, British field marshal

1927-02-10

Viscount Cowdray, British financier/multi-millionaire

1927-02-16

June Brown, British actress

1927-02-28

John Swire, British aircraft magnate (Cathay Pacific)

1927-03-11

Raymond Jackson, [Jaki], British cartoonist

1927-03-11

Ron Todd, British trade unionist

1927-03-30

Lord Armstrong of Ilminster [Robert Armstrong], British life peer

1927-04-06

Gerry Mulligan, British saxophonist/orchestra leader (Jazz on a Summer Day)

1927-04-21

Gerald Flood, British actor (d. 1989)

1927-05-17

Ronald Halstead, deputy CEO (British Steel)

1927-05-28

Robert Evans, CEO (British Gas)

1927-05-31

Isabel Stoate, British diplomat

1927-05-31

James Eberle, British admiral, director of the Royal Institute of International Affairs)

1927-05-31

Michael Sandberg, British CEO (Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corp)

1927-06-04

Geoffrey Palmer, British actor (Smacks & Thistle)

1927-06-08

Michael Levey, director (British National Gallery)

1927-06-18

Eva Bartok, Hungarian-born British actress

1927-07-20

Anthony Cavendish, British MI 6 agent/banker

1927-08-01

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

1927-08-27

Hugh Byatt, British diplomat

1927-09-02

Francis Matthews, British actor (On the Bowery, Paul Temple)

1927-09-07

Eric Hill, British children's Author

1927-09-10

Gwen Watford, British actress (Body in the Library, Ghoul)

1927-10-01

Sandy Gall, Malaysian-born British journalist and newscaster

1927-10-21

Nadine Judd, [Nadia Moore/Nerina], South African/British ballerina

1927-11-15

Gregor Mackenzie, British politician (d. 1992)

1927-12-07

Helen Watts, British contralto

1927-12-27

Antony Gardner, British politician

1928-02-20

Donald Longmore, British cardiac surgeon

1928-02-25

Keith Williamson, British RAF marshal

1928-02-29

Alan Loveday, British(?) violinist

1928-03-12

Roland Moyle, British deputy chairman (Police Complaints Authority)

1928-03-20

Anthony Blond, British publisher (The Publishing Game, Book Book)

1928-03-22

DC Ingman, CEO (British Waterways Board

1928-03-23

Alfred Morris, British MP

1928-04-04

Jimmy Logan, British comedian (Mad Death)

1928-04-09

Brian Cubbon, British senior civil servant

1928-04-15

Richard Evans, British diplomat

1928-04-19

John Horlock, British vice-chancellor (Open College)

1928-04-26

Gordon Downey, British Comptroller General/Reader Rep (Independent)

1928-05-18

P G Hammersley, British Rear-Admiral

1928-05-24

Stanley Baxter, British comedian (Joey Boy, Fast Lady)

1928-05-28

Albert Booth, British government minister

1928-06-07

Reg Park, British bodybuilder

1928-06-18

Michael Blakemore, British theater director (Country Life)

1928-06-19

Raymond Powell, British MP

1928-06-20

David Mitchell, British MP

1928-07-12

Alastair Burnet, The British Connection

1928-07-26

Don Beauman, British racing driver (d. 1955)

1928-09-17

Brian Matthew, British disc jockey

1928-09-22

Eric Broadley, MBE, British automotive engineer (Lola Cars)

1928-09-27

G H Martin, British keeper of Public Records

1928-10-02

Anthony Tippett, British chief of Fleet Support

1928-10-08

Bill Maynard, British actor

1928-11-02

Paul Johnson, British historian

1928-11-02

Paul Johnson, Sex, Lies and a Very British Scapegoat

1928-11-10

William Staveley, British admiral

1928-11-15

John Orchard, British actor (d. 1995)

1929-02-16

Peter NF Porter, Australian/British author/poet (Chair of Babel)

1929-02-19

Brian Tesler, Sammy Davis Jr Meets the British

1929-03-06

Hal Miller, British MP

1929-04-06

Willis Hall, British writer

1929-04-15

Jocelyn Barrow, deputy chair person (British Broadcast Standards)

1929-04-18

Peter Hordern, British CEO (Fina)

1929-04-29

[John] Jeremy Thorpe, British MP (Liberal)

1929-05-06

Rosemary Camp, president (Council for British Archaeology)

1929-05-09

Kay Dotrice, British actress (d. 2007)

1929-05-11

Edward Anson, British vice-admiral

1929-05-14

Henry McGee, British actor (d. 2006)

1929-05-29

Anthony Grant, British MP

1929-05-29

Katie Boyle, [Lady Sander Saunders], British broadcaster

1929-05-29

Peter Higgs, Newcastle upon Tyne, British theoretical physicist (Nobel, 2013)

1929-05-31

Neil Shaw, British CEO (Tate & Lyle)

1929-06-08

Earl Ferrers, British minister of state (Dept of Environment)

1929-06-21

John Morgan, British ambassador (to Mexico)

1929-07-22

John Barber, British racing driver

1929-07-31

Lynne Reid Banks, British author

1929-08-02

Lord Waddington [David Charles], Burnley, United Kingdom, British politician (Governor of Bermuda)

1929-08-22

Baroness Ewart-Biggs, British (Lab) spokesperson on Home Affairs

1929-09-25

Ronnie Barker, British comedian (the Two Ronnies)

1929-09-28

Nigel Althaus, British government broker

1929-09-29

Murray McLaggan, British Lord-Lieutenant (Mid Glamorgan)

1929-10-02

John Zochonis, British multi-millionaire soap magnate

1929-10-07

Robert Westall, British author (d. 1993)

1929-12-25

Stuart Hall, British radio and television presenter

1929-12-30

Rosalind Hurley, British physician, barrister, ethicist and writer (d. 2004)

1930-01-04

Iain Cuthbertson, British actor (Guilty, Scandal, Rep, Danger UXB)

1930-01-27

Roger Sims, British MP

1930-01-28

David Morris, British MEP

1930-02-01

Peter Tapsell, British MP

1930-02-06

Lionel Blue, Great British Sex Survey

1930-02-15

C F Payne, Cleveland, British chief constable

1930-02-20

Bill Walker, British MP

1930-03-12

Antony Acland, provost of Eton/British ambassador (to US)

1930-03-18

Pat Halcox, British musician, (d. 2013)

1930-03-30

Rolf Harris, Australian/British cartoonist

1930-04-07

Joe Reah, No Sex Please: We're British

1930-04-11

James Alan Ferman, secretary (British Board of Film Classification)

1930-04-16

Frank Page, British broadcaster/actor (Hudson Hawk, Dark Dancer)

1930-04-16

John Robson, British ambassador (Norway)

1930-05-10

June Knox-Mawer, British radio host/novelist (World of Islands)

1930-05-20

Robert Bunyard, Commandant (British Police Staff College)

1930-05-30

Mark Birley, British nightclub owner (d. 2007)

1930-05-31

William Taylor, British Chairman of Convocation (London University)

1930-06-19

Bryan Kneale, British sculptor

1930-06-21

Gerald Kaufman, British MP (shadow Foreign Secretary)

1930-07-25

Annie Ross, British jazz singer

1930-07-27

Ronald Dearing, chairman (British Post Office)

1930-08-13

Bernard Manning, The Great British Striptease

1930-08-17

Ted Hughes, Mytholmroyd Yorkshire, British Poet Laureate (1984-1998)

1930-08-23

John Fairclough, British scientific adviser

1930-08-27

John Daly, British trade union leader

1930-08-28

Windsor Davies, British actor

1930-09-17

Gwyn Francis, British Forestry commissioner

1930-10-02

Dave Barrett, Premier of British Columbia

1930-10-24

Raj Bagri, Indies/British merchant in metal

1930-11-03

Brian Robinson, British cyclist

1930-11-14

Michael Robbins, British actor (d. 1992)

1930-11-22

Peter Hall, British stage/film/opera director (Pedestrian)

1930-12-08

Julian Critchley, British politician (d. 2000)

1931-01-09

Geoffrey Wragg, British(?) reorganizer

1931-01-17

Anthony Marriott, No Sex Please: We're British

1931-01-31

Christopher Chataway, British MP/athlete (world record 5k)

1931-02-02

Les Dawson, British comedian (d. 1993)

1931-02-15

W K Reid, British ombudsman

1931-02-18

Swraj Paul, Indian/British industrial/multi-millionaire (Caparo)

1931-02-24

Inge Bernstein, British judge

1931-02-25

Edward Kellett-Bowman, British MEP

1931-02-28

Iajuddin Ahmed, Bikrampur, British Raj, President (Bangladesh, 2002-2009), (d. 2012)

1931-03-06

David Haddon Whitaker, British publisher (Whitaker's Almanack)

1931-03-14

Bob Goalby, golfer (British Open-1968, Canadian Open-1968, NZ-1970)

1931-03-17

David Peakall, British scientist (d. 2001)

1931-03-20

David Montgomery, chairman (British Forestry Commission)

1931-03-20

John Rae, British educator (Conscience & Politics)

1931-03-27

R P Bauman, CEO (British Aerospace)

1931-03-29

Lord Tebbit, British CH

1931-03-29

Sylvia Law, British town planner

1931-04-06

Joan Carlyle, British soprano

1931-04-19

Denis Henry, British high court judge

1931-04-22

Ronald Hynd, British choreographer (English National Ballet)

1931-04-24

Bridget Riley, British painter (op-art)

1931-04-29

Frank Auerbach, German-born British painter

1931-05-04

Thomas Stuttaford, British doctor and writer

1931-05-13

William Utting, chief inspector (British Social Services)

1931-05-19

Bob Anderson, British racing driver (d. 1967)

1931-05-27

Florence Sharples, director (British YWCA)

1931-05-27

John Chapple, British chief of General Staff

1931-06-26

Alan Bailey, British sect (dept of transport)

1931-06-30

James Loughran, British conductor

1931-08-09

Mark Weinberg, South African/British fiancier/multi-millionaire

1931-08-13

Bernard Manning, British comedian

1931-08-13

Roy Evans, general sect (British Iron & Steel Trade Confederation)

1931-08-23

Richard Vincent, British chief of Defense

1931-09-08

John Garrett, British politician (d. 2007)

1931-09-22

Fay Weldon, British feminist

1931-09-22

George Younger, 4th Viscount Younger of Leckie, British politician (d. 2003)

1931-09-25

Patrick WIlliam Walker, British astrologer

1931-10-09

Tony Booth, British actor and father of Cherie Blair

1931-10-30

David Wilson, director of British Museum (1977-92)

1931-11-13

Joan Lestor, British MP

1932-01-12

Des O'Connor, British television presenter

1932-01-26

Ronald Allison, British author/broadcaster

1932-01-27

Neville Trotter, British MP

1932-02-01

John Nott, British MP

1932-02-15

Adrian Swire, British aircraft magnate (Cathay Pacific)

1932-02-28

Brian Moore, British commentator (Big Match)

1932-03-11

Nigel Lawson, British government official (The Power Game)

1932-03-15

David Alliance, Iran/British textile factory/multi-millionaire

1932-04-03

Nourse, British lord justice

1932-04-15

David Bolton, director (British Royal United Service for Defense)

1932-05-17

Rodric Braithwaite, British ambassador to USSR

1932-05-24

Arnold Wesker, British playwright (Bratkartoffeln Inbegriffen)

1932-05-24

Terence Heiser, British senior civil servant

1932-05-31

Elizabeth Southey, British CEO (Natl Fed of Women's Institutes)

1932-05-31

George Vallings, British Vice Admiral

1932-05-31

Ronald Hampel, British CEO (ICI)

1932-06-10

George Burns, British TV host

1932-06-11

Timothy Sainsbury, British minister of state

1932-06-25

Peter Blake, British artist

1932-07-09

John Paul Getty II, US/British oil magnate/billionaire (Getty Oil)

1932-08-06

Howard Hodgkin, British painter

1932-08-07

Edward Hardwicke, British actor

1932-08-18

William R. Bennett, Premier of British Columbia

1932-08-20

Anthony Ainley, British actor (d. 2004)

1932-09-06

Earl of Cawdor, British large landowner

1932-09-25

Andrew Gardner, British broadcaster

1932-09-29

Canon Paul Oestreicher, CEO (British section, Amnesty International

1932-09-29

Ronald B Kitaj, US/British painter/graphic artist (pop art)

1932-10-16

John Grant, British politician (d. 2000)

1932-11-22

Keith Wickenden, British politician (d. 1983)

1932-11-23

Michael Knight, air chief marshall/British leader (NATO)

1932-12-28

Roy Hattersley, British journalist/Labour-parliament leader

1933-01-09

Wilbur Smith, Zambian-British novelist

1933-01-12

Michael Aspel, British talk show host

1933-01-13

Nurdin Jivraj, Tanzanian/British hotel magnate (Buckingham Intl)

1933-01-17

Bruno Schroder, British baron/banker/multi-millionaire

1933-02-18

Bobby Robson, British soccer coach (PSV)

1933-02-27

Edward Lucie-Smith, Kingston, Jamaica, British poet and poetry critic

1933-03-04

John W Mills, British sculptor

1933-03-23

Norman Bailey, British bass-baritone (Flying Dutchman)

1933-04-06

Dudley Sutton, British actor (Leather Boys, Brimstone & Treacle)

1933-04-06

Roy Goode, British lawyer

1933-04-16

Joan Bakewell, British broadcaster/actress (Cold Comfort Farm)

1933-04-24

Claire Davenport, British actress (d. 2002)

1933-04-25

Helen Paling, British circuit judge

1933-05-24

Christopher Staughton, British Lord Justice of Appeal

1933-06-04

John Sparrow, Chairman (British Horserace Betting Levy Board)

1933-06-09

Patrick Symons, British vice-admiral

1933-06-13

Tom King, British politician

1933-06-26

David Winnick, British MP

1933-07-01

Peter Walwyn, British race horse trainer

1933-07-13

David M Storey, British rugby player/playwright (Home)

1933-07-17

Bruce Wells, British boxer & actor

1933-08-10

Butler-Sloss, British Lady Justice

1933-08-11

Julian Oswald, British Admiral of the Fleet

1933-09-08

Michael Frayn, British playwright

1933-09-17

D A Fenner, British headmaster (Alleyn's School)

1933-09-17

Desmond Fennell, British high court judge

1933-10-10

Gerald Masters, South African/British author (Pan Book of Dates)

1934-01-20

Tom Baker, British actor (Angels Die Hard, Vault of Horror)

1934-02-11

John Surtees, British race car driver

1934-02-12

Annette Crosbie, British(?) actress

1934-02-25

Nicholas Edwards, Baron Crickhowell, British Conservative Party politician

1934-03-06

John Noakes, British TV presenter

1934-03-11

Keith Speed, British MP

1934-03-27

David Hancock, secretary (British Dept of Education & Science)

1934-04-02

Christopher France, British permanent secretary (Dept of Health)

1934-04-02

Peter Middleton, British permanent secretary (Treasury)

1934-04-03

David Jones, British reverend/headmaster (Bryanston School)

1934-04-16

Geoffrey Owen, British editor (Financial Times)

1934-04-16

Richard Kenshaw, British broadcaster

1934-04-22

9th viscount Portman, British large landowner/multi-millionaire

1934-04-22

Nico Ladenis, British restauranteur (Nico at 90)/=

1934-05-21

Phillip King, British sculptor

1934-06-05

Gwen Swire, British social worker

1934-06-10

Paul Gibson, British high court judge

1934-06-11

Anthony Evans, British high court judge

1934-06-18

Carl de Winter, sect-gen (Federation of British Artists)

1934-06-19

Terence Clark, British diplomat

1934-06-20

Brian Barder, British high commissar (Australia)

1934-06-26

Jeremy Wolfenden, British journalist (d. 1965)

1934-07-15

Simon Gournlay, president (British National Farmer's Union)

1934-08-12

Kenneth Eaton, Controller (British Navy)

1934-08-14

Robin McLaren, British ambassador (China)

1934-08-18

Ronnie Carroll, British singer

1934-09-28

Janet Munro, British actress (d. 1972)

1934-10-02

Richard Scott, British high court judge

1934-10-27

David Barclay, British hotel magnate/multi-millionaire

1934-10-27

Frederick Barclay, British hotel magnate/multi-millionaire

1934-11-01

William Mathias, British composer (d. 1992)

1934-11-03

Kenneth Baker, Truly, Madly, Cheaply!: British B Movies

1934-12-31

Michael Bonallack, 1977 British Open

1935-02-14

David Wilson, British governor (Hong Kong)

1935-04-04

Lord Ichayra, secretary-general (British Banking Association)

1935-04-05

Donald Lynden-Bell, British astronomer

1935-05-08

Viscount Falkland, British peer (Lib-Dem)

1935-05-23

Juliet Campbell, British ambassador (to Luxembourg)

1935-05-26

Sheila Steafel, South African-born British actress

1935-06-15

Fernand Schokweiler, British judge

1935-07-16

Tom Rosenthal, publisher/British broadcaster

1935-07-28

Simon Dee, British television broadcaster

1935-08-10

Jerrie Anthony Hulme, British major-general

1935-08-19

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

1935-08-23

Brendan Jackson, British air marshal

1935-10-09

Don[ald] McCullin, British photographer

1935-11-05

Lester Piggott, British jockey (11 time champ)

1936-01-03

David Vine, British sport commentator

1936-01-08

Robert May, Baron May of Oxford, Australian-born British scientist

1936-01-28

Bill Jordan, British trade unionist

1936-01-30

Patrick Caulfield, British painter and printmaker (d. 2005)

1936-02-13

John Harris, British(?) cricket player

1936-02-15

Andrew Miller, British principal (Stirling U)

1936-02-20

Roy Beggs, British MP

1936-03-04

David Thompson, British food magnate/multi-millionaire

1936-03-22

Philip Ely, president (British Law Society)

1936-03-30

Mark Burns, British director (Juggernaut)

1936-04-03

Reginald Hill, British crime author (Andrew Dalziel and Peter Pascoe novels)

1936-04-05

Michael Livesay, British admiral/pres (RN College Greenwich)

1936-04-09

Michael Somare, British foreign affairs minister (Paupa & New Guinea)

1936-04-16

James Rand, British judge (Advocate General)

1936-04-26

Edward Cazalet, British High Court Judge

1936-05-05

Patrick Gowers, British composer

1936-05-08

Neville Purvis, British vice admiral (Chief of Fleet Support)

1936-05-10

Anthony Mullens, British Lt-Gen (Deputy chief of defense)

1936-05-15

Ralph Steadman, British cartoonist

1936-05-27

Benjamin Bathurst, vice chief of British Defense Staff

1936-05-27

Lord Holme, president British Liberal Party

1936-05-30

Roy Harford, Fulham UK, British-born NZ cricketer

1936-06-01

Gerald Scarfe, British illustrator

1936-06-05

Barry Wilson, deputy chief (British Defense Staff)

1936-06-17

Ken Loach, British film director

1936-06-26

Robert Maclennan, British MP

1936-07-25

Gerry Ashmore, British racing driver

1936-08-01

Laurie Taylor, A Very British Apocalypse

1936-08-14

Trevor Bannister, British actor

1936-08-22

Anne Downey, British circuit judge

1936-09-29

Michael Partridge, British civil servant

1936-10-25

Sir Martin Gilbert, British historian

1936-11-23

Robert Barnard, British mystery writer

1936-12-22

James Burke, British writer

1937-02-14

John MacGregor, British MP

1937-02-15

P J Squire, British headmaster (Bedford Modern School)

1937-02-22

Noel Murphy, British(?) rugby player

1937-02-23

Lord Tugendhat, British politician (Conservative party)

1937-02-24

Jerry Wiggin, British MP

1937-03-20

Mark Saville, QC, British high court judge

1937-03-30

Lord MacLaurin of Knebworth [Ian MacLaurin], Blackheath, Kent, British businessman and chairman (Vodafone)

1937-04-03

Simon Brown, British high court judge

1937-04-09

Valerie Singleton, British broadcaster

1937-04-10

Stan Mellor, British racehorse trainer/jockey

1937-04-17

Brian Sedgemore, British MP

1937-04-17

Terry Dicks, British MP

1937-04-18

Jan Kaplický, British architect of Czech origin

1937-05-08

Michael Simmons, Air Marshal (British Ministry of Defense)

1937-05-20

Lord "Benjie" Iveagh, British brewer (Guinness)/large landowner

1937-07-24

Baroness Blatch, British minister of state for Education

1937-07-27

Anna Dawson, British comedienne (Violet-Keeping Up Appearances)

1937-08-11

Taki Theodoracopoulos, Greek/British journalist/multi-millionaire

1937-08-14

Brian Curvis, Swansea, Wales, boxer, British welterweight champion (1960-1964), (d. 2012)

1937-08-20

Jim "Bullseye" Bowen, British TV game show host and comedian

1937-08-27

Mark Potter, British court judge

1937-09-02

Derek Fowlds, British actor

1937-09-12

Wesley Hall, West indian/British politician

1937-09-24

Alan Grose, British vice-admiral

1937-09-29

Alice Mahon, British MP

1937-09-29

R B Heywood, director (British Antarctic Survey)

1937-10-04

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

1937-11-09

Roger McCough, British poet

1937-11-12

Peter Lloyd, British MP

1937-11-30

Tom Simpson, British cyclist (d. 1967)

1937-12-26

John Horton Conway, British mathematician

1938-01-01

Robert Jankel, British coachbuilder (d. 2005)

1938-01-02

Ian Brady, British serial killer

1938-01-21

John Savident, British actor

1938-01-26

Margaret Daly, British MEP

1938-02-15

Lord Justice Ward, British judge

1938-03-11

Malcolm Keith Speed, British high court judge

1938-03-12

Norman Hogg, British MP

1938-03-24

David Irving, British historian

1938-03-29

Margaret Howard, British broadcaster

1938-04-04

Peter Attenborough, British headmaster (Charterhouse)

1938-04-06

Paul Daniels, British magician

1938-05-20

Alan Smithers, British professor

1938-05-31

John Prescott, British Labour MP

1938-06-13

Gwynne Howell, British opera singer

1938-06-27

Kathryn Beaumont, British voice actress

1938-07-18

Dudu Pukwana, [Mtutuzel], South African/British saxophonist/composer

1938-07-19

Nicholas Bethell, British historian (d. 2007)

1938-08-03

Terry "5 Wigs" Wogan, British talk show host (Irish Days)

1938-08-31

Martin Bell, British journalist

1938-09-29

Henry Keswick, British businessman (CEO-Jardine Matheson Holdings Ltd)

1938-10-08

David Willis, British journalist (BBC World Service)

1938-11-03

Martin Dunwoody, British mathematician

1938-11-08

John Asprey, British jeweler/multi-millionaire

1938-12-28

Richard Sudhalter, British(?) writer/jazz musician

1939-01-07

Tom Kierman, British(?) rugby player

1939-02-17

John Leyton, British singer

1939-02-19

Gwen Taylor, British actress (Life of Brian, Sob Sisters, Screaming)

1939-03-12

David Mlinaric, British interior director

1939-03-17

Robin Knox-Johnston, British yachtsman

1939-03-18

Kenny Lynch, British entertainer

1939-03-27

Lord Lyell [Charles Lyell], British politician and Conservative member of the House of Lords

1939-04-05

Crispian St. Peters, British singer

1939-04-16

Donald MacCormick, British broadcaster

1939-04-25

Veronica Sutherland, British diplomat

1939-04-26

Roger Buckley, British High Court Judge

1939-05-15

Dorothy Shirley, British athlete

1939-06-05

Margaret Drabble, British author (Needle's Eye)

1939-06-15

Brian Jacques, British author

1939-06-20

Budge Rogers, British rugby player

1939-07-16

Mary Parkinson, British broadcaster

1939-08-16

Sir Trevor Mcdonald, Trinidadian-born British television newsreader

1939-08-17

Anthony Valentine, British actor

1939-08-18

Robert Horton, British businessman

1939-08-23

Charles Wardle, MP/under sect of state British home office

1939-09-25

Leon Britain, British politician, vice president (Commission of European Communities)

1939-09-28

Rudolph Walker, Trinidadian-born British actor

1939-10-31

Tom O'Connor, British comedian

1939-11-17

Auberon Waugh, British author (d. 2001)

1940-01-04

Brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973)

1940-02-08

Averil Cameron, British(?) historian

1940-02-20

Jimmy Greaves, British broadcaster/soccer player

1940-02-20

V Payne, British headmistress (Malvern Girls' College)

1940-02-21

Peter Gethin, British racing driver

1940-02-24

Denis Law, British(?) soccer player

1940-02-29

Gretchen Christopher, British(?) pop singer

1940-03-15

Frank Dobson, British politician

1940-04-02

Penelope Keith, British actress (Norman Conquests, Priest of Love)

1940-04-03

R S Burman, CEO (Association of British Chambers of Commerce)

1940-04-04

Richard Attwood, British racing driver

1940-04-10

Gloria Hunniford, British broadcaster/actress (Old Curiosity Shop)

1940-04-13

Mike Beuttler, British racing driver (d. 1988)

1940-05-14

'H'. Jones, British Soldier (VC recipient) (d. 1982)

1940-06-06

Willie-John McBride, British rugby player

1940-06-18

Michael Sheard, British actor (d. 2005)

1940-06-22

Esther Rantzen, British TV presenter

1940-06-25

A.J. Quinnell, British writer (d. 2005)

1940-07-01

Kenneth Clarke, British minister

1940-07-03

Heather Steel, British judge

1940-07-26

Brian Mawhinney, chairman (British Conservative Party)

1940-07-30

Clive Sinclair, British computer inventor (ZX Spectrum)

1940-08-10

Barbara Mills, QC, British Director of Public Prosecutions

1940-08-13

Timothy Wood, British government asst whip

1940-10-09

John Lennon, Liverpool, British musician, pop star and member of The Beatles (Imagine), (d. 1980)

1940-10-14

Christopher Timothy, British actor (All Creatures Great & Small)

1940-10-17

Peter Stringfellow, British nightclub owner

1940-10-20

Kathy Kirby, British singer

1941-01-07

Iona Brown, British violinist and conductor (d. 2004)

1941-01-19

Tony Anholt, British actor (d. 2002)

1941-01-19

Colin Gunton, British theologian (d. 2003)

1941-02-01

Robert Walmsley, British Vice-Admiral

1941-02-26

Tony Ray-Jones, British photographer (d. 1972)

1941-02-27

Ian McGarry, general secretary (British Actors' Equity Association)

1941-02-27

Paddy Ashton, New Delhi India, British MP (Soc/Lib Democrat)

1941-03-06

Ann Winterton, British MP

1941-03-19

Lord Vestey, British food magnate/billionaire (Union International)

1941-03-26

Richard Dawkins, British evolutionary biologist

1941-03-29

Eden Kane, British singer

1941-04-07

Gorden Kaye, British actor

1941-04-23

Ed Stewart, British DJ

1941-04-29

Jonah Barrington, British World champion squash player (1966-73)

1941-05-22

Sir Menzies Campbell, British politician

1941-05-24

Martin Mogg, governor (British Durham Prison)

1941-05-26

Reg Bundy, British performer (d. 2003)

1941-05-31

June Clark, British Professor of Nursing (Middlesex U)

1941-07-01

John Gould, British composer/musical comic

1941-07-07

Michael Howard, British politician

1941-07-16

George Young, MP/British minister of housing & planning

1941-07-25

Peter Suschitzky, Polish-British cinematographer

1941-08-20

Dave Brock, British musician and founder of Hawkwind

1941-08-20

Robin Oakley, British journalist

1941-10-31

Derek Bell, British racing driver

1941-11-24

Pete Best, British drummer (Beatles)

1941-12-24

John Levene, British actor

1942-01-03

John Thaw, British actor (d. 2002)

1942-01-29

Richard Needham, British MP

1942-02-10

Michael Bishop, CEO (British Midland Airways)

1942-02-12

Chananjit Vohra, Kenyan/British hotel magnate/multi-millionaire

1942-02-24

Stuart Henry, British disc jockey

1942-03-08

Ann Packer, Moulsford, Oxfordshire, British 400m/800m runner (Oly-gold-1964)

1942-03-14

Rita Tushingham, British actress

1942-03-27

John E. Sulston, British chemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

1942-03-28

Neil Kinnock, Tredegar, Wales, leader of the British opposition (Labour Party)

1942-04-02

Graham Bright, private sec to British PM

1942-04-17

David Bradley, British actor

1942-05-11

Rachel Billington, British writer

1942-05-19

Robert Kilroy-Silk, British politician and television presenter

1942-05-20

Simon Keswick, British financier/merchant (Hong Kong)

1942-05-27

Roger Freeman, British minister of transport

1942-05-31

John Daniel, British Vice-Chancellor (Open U)

1942-07-17

Peter Sissons, British newsreader

1942-08-24

Howard Jacobson, British novelist and newspaper columnist

1942-09-07

Alan Oakes, British Footballer

1942-09-17

Desmond Lynam, British sportscaster

1942-09-30

Gus Dudgeon, British pop producer (Joan Armatrading, David Bowie)

1942-10-26

Bob Hoskins, British actor

1942-10-29

Johan Fleming Ramsland, British broadcaster

1942-11-07

Jean Shrimpton, British model/actress (Privilege)

1942-11-09

Thomas Daniel Weiskopf, Massillon OH, PGA golfer (British Open 1973)

1942-12-12

Peter Sarstedt, British musician (Where do you go to my lovely?)

1943-01-06

Terry Venables, British soccer player/manager

1943-01-06

Pam Cook, Longing, Loving and Leg-Overs: The Story of British Romance

1943-01-07

Sir Richard Armstrong, British conductor

1943-02-11

Iain Cameron, British brigadier

1943-02-16

James Beaton, British GC

1943-02-19

Tim Hunt, British biochemist, Nobel laureate

1943-02-20

Lord McNally, British Minister of State for Justice

1943-03-28

Richard Eyre, British director (National Theatre)

1943-03-29

John Major, Carshalton, Surrey, British Prime Minister (C, 1990-97)

1943-04-04

Ian Robertson, British museum director (National Army Museum)

1943-04-11

John Montagu, 11th Earl of Sandwich, British entrepreneur, politician and nobleman

1943-05-09

Colin Pillinger, British Space Race

1943-05-20

Ian Vallance, CEO (British Telecom)

1943-05-24

James Levine, British conductor

1943-06-14

John Miles, British racing driver

1943-08-02

Rose Tremain, British novelist/playwright (Restoration)

1943-08-04

Rodney Stuart Pattison, British yachtsman (Olympics)

1943-08-23

Peter Lilley, MP/sect of state for British social security

1943-09-16

David Wilshire, British MP (C)

1943-09-30

Ian Ogilvy, British Actor

1943-10-02

Anna Ford, British broadcaster/actress (Secret Policeman's Ball)

1943-11-07

Judith Frost, British Columbia, artist (To Red, Dust Drawings)

1943-11-08

Martin Peters, British soccer player

1943-11-23

Sue Nicholls, British actress

1943-12-16

Anthony 'Tony' Hicks, Nelson Lancashire, British rock guitarist (The Hollies)

1943-12-28

Richard Whiteley, British television presenter (d. 2005)

1944-01-06

Terry Venables, British soccer player/manager [or 1943]

1944-01-28

James Cran, British MP

1944-01-28

John Edmonds, British trade unionist

1944-02-02

Geoffrey Hughes, British actor, (d. 2012)

1944-02-17

Bernie Grant, British politician (Labour)

1944-02-20

Roger Knapman, British MP

1944-02-23

James Cousins, British MP

1944-02-27

Roger Scruton, Buslingthorpe, British philosopher

1944-03-29

John Suchet, British TV journalist (Independent TV News)

1944-04-06

Felicity Palmer, British mezzo-soprano

1944-04-27

Michael Fish, British TV weatherman

1944-05-07

Richard O'Sullivan, British actor

1944-05-13

Crispin Agnew of Lochnaw, British explorer/genealogist

1944-05-18

Peter Ryan, British national director (Police Training)

1944-05-19

Peter Mayhew, British-American actor

1944-05-28

Faith Brown, British actress and impressionist

1944-06-06

David Penhaligon, British politician

1944-06-11

Barry Stevens, British/Neth, choreographer (Personals, Young Again)

1944-08-11

David Pearl, British judge

1944-08-13

Divina Galica, British athlete and racing driver

1944-09-10

Thomas Allen, British opera singer

1944-09-27

IDG Garnett, British Vice-Admiral

1944-10-12

Angela Rippon, British television personality

1944-11-16

Oliver Braddick, British psychologist

1944-12-25

Kenny Everett [Maurice James Christopher Cole], Seaforth Lancashire, British DJ and TV personality (Kenny Everett Show)

1945-01-10

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

1945-01-14

Maina Gielgud, British ballet dancer and administrator

1945-01-15

Princess Michael of Kent, British royal

1945-01-28

Nick Raynsford, British MP

1945-01-29

James Nicholson, British MEP

1945-02-07

Gerald Davies, British rugby player

1945-02-10

John Hayes, secretary-general (British Law Society)

1945-02-14

K M Jenkins, British director of personnel (Royal Mail)

1945-02-15

John Helliwell, British musician (Supertramp)

1945-03-04

Tara Browne, British socialite (d. 1966)

1945-03-11

Timothy Mason, consultant (British Arts Council)

1945-03-20

Tim Yeo, British MP/under-sect (State of Environment)

1945-03-29

Julie Goodyear, British actress (Bet Lynch-Coronation Street)

1945-04-02

Lord Skelmersdale, British minister (C)

1945-04-07

Martin Lewis, British newsreader

1945-04-08

Derrick Walker, British racing team owner

1945-04-21

Diana Darvey, British actress, singer and dancer (d. 2000)

1945-04-22

Robert Key, MP/British undersecretary for National Heritage

1945-05-24

Steven Norris, British MP

1945-05-31

Linda Davies, British Judge

1945-06-03

Hale Irwin, 1977 British Open

1945-07-07

Michael Ancram, British politician

1945-07-10

John Motson, British sports (football) commentator

1945-08-06

Ron Jones, British TV director (d. 1995)

1945-09-14

Martin Tyler, British sports broadcaster

1945-09-29

Sarah Tyacke, Keeper of British Public Records

1945-11-08

David Jessel, British TV-reporter

1945-11-17

Jeremy Hanley, British Lower house member

1945-11-26

John McVie, British rock bassist (Fleetwood Mac-Rumours, Tusk)

1945-11-30

Roger Glover, British hard rock bassist (Episode Six-Deep Purple)

1945-12-28

Max Hastings, British editor-in-chief (Daily Telegraph)

1946-01-14

Harold Shipman, British serial killer (d. 2004)

1946-01-30

Lord Mackay of Drumadoon, British QC

1946-02-15

Clare Short, British MP

1946-02-15

John Greenway, British MP

1946-02-16

Ian Lavender, British actor (Stupid Boy in Dad's Army)

1946-02-16

J R Farndon, British consultant surgeon

1946-02-18

Michael Buerk, British newsreader

1946-02-21

Anthony Daniels, British actor (Star Wars - C-3PO)

1946-02-28

Robin Cook, British politician (d. 2005)

1946-03-03

John Virgo, British snooker player

1946-03-09

Jim Cregan, British rock musician

1946-03-12

Peter Whalley, British television writer and author

1946-03-18

Martyn Griffiths, British racing driver

1946-04-17

Henry Kelly, British broadcaster

1946-06-09

Peter Kilfoyle, British MP

1946-06-16

Neil MacGregor, director (British National Gallery)

1946-06-18

Russell Ash, British author

1946-06-21

Kate Hoey, British MP (Lab)

1946-06-21

Malcolm Rifkind, British QC MP (Sect of State for Defense)

1946-07-05

Paul Smith, British fashion designer

1946-07-11

John Lawton, British rock singer (Uriah Heep)

1946-08-03

Jack Straw, British politician

1946-08-06

Allan Holdsworth, British musician

1946-09-05

Freddie Mercury, [Bulsara], British vocalist (Queen-We are Champions)

1946-09-17

Billy Bonds, British soccer player

1946-09-17

Michael Jack, British minister of state-home office

1946-09-24

Richard Spring, British MP

1946-09-24

Robert Jackson, MP/minister of British Civil Service

1946-09-25

Felicity Kendal, Indies/British actress (Shakespeare Wallah)

1946-10-13

Edwina Currie, British politician

1946-10-17

Sir Cameron Mackintosh, British stage producer

1946-10-22

Kelvin MacKenzie, British media tycoon

1946-10-31

Norman Lovett, British actor

1946-11-17

Martin Barre, British pop guitarist (Jethro Tull)

1946-12-14

Anthony Beevor, The British Army of the Rhine

1946-12-27

Janet Street-Porter, British TV personality (Youth)

1946-12-28

Hubert Green, 1977 British Open

1947-01-16

Magdalen Nabb, British author (d. 2007)

1947-01-16

Harvey Proctor, British politician

1947-02-01

Adam Ingram, British MP

1947-02-17

Dallas Adams, British actor/painter/writer (Terror From Within)

1947-02-23

Colin Sanders, British computer engineer (Solid State Logic)

1947-02-25

Lewis Moonie, British MP

1947-03-10

[Avril] Kim Campbell, Port Alberni British Columbia, Canada's 1st female and 19th Prime Minister (1993 )

1947-03-13

Lesley Collier, British ballet dancer

1947-03-14

Pam Ayres, British poet

1947-04-11

Michael Hindley, British MEP

1947-04-19

Wilf Stevenson, director (British Film Institute)

1947-04-29

John Laurence Miller, SF CA, golfer (US Open 1973, British Open 1976)

1947-05-20

Iain Vallance, CEO (British Telecom)

1947-06-02

Mark Elder, British opera and symphony conductor

1947-06-03

Mickey Finn, British guitarist and percussionist (T. Rex) (d. 2003)

1947-06-20

David French, British director (Deep Sleep, Bingo)

1947-06-21

Joseph "Joey" Molland, Liverpool, British rock guitarist (Badfinger-Come & Get It)

1947-06-29

Michael Carter, British actor

1947-07-24

Neil McIntosh, CEO (VSO, Center for British Teaching)

1947-08-15

Brian Hulls, British TV news cameraman

1947-08-23

David Robb, British actor

1947-09-16

Russ Abbott, British TV comedian (September Song)

1947-09-17

Tessa Jowell, British MP

1947-09-25

John Fiddler, England, rock vocalist/guitarist (British Lions)

1947-09-28

Peter Hope-Evans, British singer/harmonicaist (Family)

1947-09-28

Jon Snow, British TV journalist (Channel 4)

1947-10-04

Ann Widdecombe, British politician

1947-10-18

Paul Chuckle, British comedian

1947-10-26

Ian Ashley, British racing driver

1947-11-02

Dave Pegg, British pop bassist (Jethro Tull-Crest of a Wave)

1947-12-28

Peter Schmidlin, British Landing on the Moon

1947-12-29

Vincent Winter, British actor (d. 1998)

1948-01-24

Michael Des Barres, British actor and rock singer

1948-02-20

John Browne, group chief executive, British Petroleum Company

1948-02-25

G B Warren, British biochemist

1948-03-12

Virginia Bottomley, British minister of health and heritage

1948-03-17

Alexander Nelson Hood, 4th Viscount Bridport, British-born investment banker

1948-03-30

Nigel Jones, British MP

1948-04-13

Sue Doughty, British politician

1948-04-16

Lynne Franks, British public relations consultant

1948-05-11

Nirj Deva, Sri Lankan-British politician

1948-05-28

Ray Laidlaw, British rock drummer (Jack the Lad)

1948-06-11

Anthony Nelson, British Sec of Treasury

1948-06-29

Ian Paice, British hard rock drummer(White Snake, Deep Purple)

1948-08-01

Robert [Bob] Spink, British MP

1948-08-02

Andy Fairweather Low, British guitarist

1948-08-15

George Ryton, British engineer

1948-08-18

Joseph Marcell, British actor

1948-08-22

Rob Buckman, British broadcaster/actor (Pink Medicine Show)

1948-09-22

Mark A P Phillips, British ex of princess Anne

1948-09-24

Bernadette Hingley, British priest

1948-10-24

Paul and Barry Ryan, British composers-singers

1948-12-22

Noel Edmonds, British TV personality (Foul-ups, Bleeps & Blunders)

1949-01-04

Mick Mills, British(?) soccer player

1949-02-09

Bernard Gallacher, British golfer

1949-02-23

Maureen Hicks, British MP

1949-02-26

Emma Kirkby, British(?) soprano

1949-03-12

David Mellor, secretary of the British treasury/MP

1949-03-14

Michael Stedman, British World War I Historian and Author

1949-03-22

Brian Hanrahan, British TV newsman (BBC)

1949-03-29

Keith Simpson, British politician

1949-03-30

Sue Cook, British broadcaster

1949-04-02

Paul Gambaccini, British disc jockey

1949-04-25

James Fenton, British poet

1949-05-04

Graham Swift, British author

1949-05-17

Timothy Cordy, British director (Town/Country Planning Association)

1949-05-21

Rosalind Plowright, British soprano (Aida, Senta)

1949-06-02

Heather Couper, British astron

1949-06-09

Douglas Henderson, British MP

1949-06-11

Tom Pryce, British racing driver (d. 1977)

1949-06-14

Jimmy Lea, British musician (Slade)

1949-06-17

Helen Rosenthal, British teacher/health administrator

1949-07-12

John Wetton, Willington Derbyshire, British rock vocalist/bassist (Asia, King Crimson)

1949-07-16

Ray Major, rock guitarist (British Lions)

1949-07-26

Roger Taylor, British rock drummer (Queen-Bohemian Rhapsody)

1949-09-04

Tom Watson, KC Mo, golfer (British Open 1975, 77, 80, 82, 83)

1949-09-18

Mo Mowlam, British politician (d. 2005)

1949-10-18

Joe Egan, British musician (Stealers Wheel)

1949-10-19

Jamie McGrigor, British politician

1949-10-23

Michael 'Wurzel' Burston, British musician (Motörhead)

1949-11-19

Dennis Taylor, British snooker champion

1950-01-01

Morgan Fisher, rock keyboardist (British Lions)

1950-01-20

Liza Goddard, British actress

1950-01-28

Glyn Ford, British MEP

1950-02-03

Michael Dickinson, British(?) reorganizer

1950-02-16

Peter Hain, British MP

1950-02-25

Anthony Lloyd, British MP

1950-02-27

Julia Neuberger, British Rabbi

1950-03-13

Joe Bugner, Hungarian/British/Australian boxer (European Champ 1971)

1950-04-01

Leonard van Spirit, Dutch/British fruit/food magnate

1950-04-09

William Atkinson, The Big British Immigration Row: Live

1950-05-28

Ian Bradley, British writer and academic

1950-07-04

David Jensen, rock British DJ

1950-07-14

Bruce Oldfield, British mode-designer

1950-07-18

Richard Branson, London, British music enterperneur (Virgin Atlantic)

1950-08-19

Jennie Bond, British journalist

1950-08-30

Antony Gormley, London England, British sculptor (Angel of the North)

1950-09-11

Barry Sheene, British auto maker

1950-09-21

Charles Clarke, British politician

1950-09-28

Paul Burgess, British drummer (10cc-Not Alone)

1950-10-24

Terry Buffin, rock drummer (British Lions)

1950-10-31

Zaha Hadid, British architect

1951-01-28

Gordon Prentice, British MP

1951-01-31

Presiley Baxendale, British QC

1951-02-01

Andrew Smith, British MP

1951-02-14

Kevin Keegan, British soccer player/manager (Newcastle United)

1951-02-20

Gordon Brown, Giffnock, Renfrewshire, Scotland, British Labour Prime Minister (2007—10)

1951-02-22

Elaine Tanner, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canadian swimmer (1966 Commonwealth Games, 1968 Olympics)

1951-04-25

Ian McCartney, Kirkintilloch, United Kingdom, British MP (1987-2010)

1951-05-04

Colin Bass, British bassist (Camel)

1951-06-14

Paul Boateng, British politician

1951-06-16

John Salthouse, British(?) actor (American Werewolf in London)

1951-08-01

David Jasper, British principal (St Chad's College Durham England)

1951-08-19

John Deacon, British pop guitarist (Queen-Somebody to Love)

1951-09-11

Richard D. Gill, British-Dutch mathematician

1951-09-27

Paul Craig, British law professor

1951-10-20

Patrick Hall, British politician

1951-10-27

Carlos Frenk, Mexican/British cosmologist

1951-11-19

Lord Falconer of Thoroton, British lawyer and politician

1951-11-24

Graham Price, British rugby player

1951-11-30

June Chadwick, British actress

1951-12-03

Nicky Stevens, British singer (Brotherhood of Man)

1951-12-26

Richard Skinner, British DJ

1952-01-09

Hugh Bayley, British politician

1952-04-13

David Drew, British politician

1952-04-13

Erick Avari, British-Indian actor

1952-05-10

Lee Brilleaux, Durban South Africa, British musician (Dr Feelgood)

1952-06-03

David Richards, CBE, British motor racing entrepreneur

1952-06-19

Robert Ainsworth, British MP

1952-06-24

Stephen Pusey, British-born artist

1952-08-07

Alexei Sayle, British comedian

1952-08-21

Joe Strummer, lead singer of the British punk band The Clash (Rock the Casbah)

1952-08-21

Glenn Hughes, British bassist and vocalist (Finders Keepers/Trapeze/Deep Purple)

1952-09-30

Jack Wild, British actor (d. 2006)

1953-01-01

Greg Carmichael, British guitarist (Acoustic Alchemy)

1953-01-09

Morris Gleitzman, British-Australian children's author

1953-02-12

Nabil Shaban, British actor

1953-02-15

Derek Conway, British MP

1953-02-22

Nigel Planer, British actor

1953-03-23

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, British MP

1953-04-10

David Moorcroft, British athlete

1953-04-11

Andrew Wiles, British mathematician

1953-04-19

Ruby Wax, British television personality

1953-04-20

Sebastian Faulks, British novelist

1953-05-06

Tony Blair, British Prime Minister (Labour, 1997-2007 )

1953-05-07

Ian McKay, British soldier (VC recipient) (d. 1982)

1953-05-16

David Maclean, British minister of state

1953-05-19

Victoria Wood, British comic actress

1953-05-26

Michael Portillo, British politician

1953-06-04

Paul Samson, British guitarist (Samson) (d. 2002)

1953-07-21

Brian Talbot, British footballer

1953-08-02

Anne Leuchars, British TV journalist

1953-09-25

Richard Harvey, British musician and composer (Gryphon)

1953-10-01

John Hegley, British poet

1953-10-21

Peter Mandelson, British politician

1953-11-16

Griff Rhys Jones, British humorist/actor (Morons From Outer Space)

1953-11-18

Alan Moore, British comic book writer and novelist

1953-11-26

Hilary Benn, British politician

1954-01-26

Martin Dunn, British editor (Today)

1954-03-12

Anish Kapoor, Mumbai India, Indian born British sculptor

1954-04-09

Iain Duncan Smith, British politician

1954-04-19

Trevor Francis, British soccer manager

1954-05-26

Alan Hollinghurst, British novelist

1954-06-19

Michael O'Brien, British MP

1954-06-20

Alan [Joseph] Lamb, South African/British cricket player (Northampton)

1954-09-20

Anne Mcintosh, British member European parliament

1954-11-08

Kazuo Ishiguro, British author

1954-11-18

John Parr, British pop singer

1954-12-25

Robin Campbell, British reggae vocalist/guitarist (UB40-Red Red Wine)

1954-12-28

Rosie Vela, British singer (Zazu, Fools Paradise)

1955-01-27

Alexander Stuart, British author

1955-02-03

Kirsty Wark, British broadcast journalist

1955-02-10

Chris Adams, British pro wrestler and judoka (d. 2001)

1955-02-15

Clive Aslet, British editor (Country Life)

1955-02-21

Sir Steven Fayburgh, British diplomat

1955-04-02

Michael Stone, British terrorist

1955-04-05

Janice Long, British radio host (Crash FM)

1955-04-10

Lesley Garrett, British soprano

1955-04-23

Mike Smith, British DJ

1955-04-23

Su Ingle, British TV hostess

1955-04-25

John Nunn, British chess player

1955-04-28

Nicky Gumbel, British author and priest

1955-05-21

Paul Barber, British field hockey player

1955-05-25

Alistair Burt, British politician

1955-05-31

Ben de Lisi, British fashion designer

1955-06-01

Ralph Morse, British actor, singer and writer of historical dramas

1955-08-01

David Jasper, British principal (St Chad's College Durham England)

1955-08-11

Sylvia Hermon, British politician

1955-08-13

Keith Ahlers, British racing driver

1955-09-20

Christine Oddy, British member European parliament

1955-09-25

Steven Severin, British pop bassist (Siouxsie & Banshees-Wild Thing)

1955-10-15

Kulbir Bhaura, British field hockey player

1955-10-18

Timmy Mallett, British TV presenter

1955-11-09

Karen Dotrice, British actress

1955-11-25

Bruno Tonioli, Italian born British dancer

1956-01-09

Imelda Staunton, British actress

1956-02-13

Liam Brady, British soccer player

1956-03-14

Colin Ayre, British football player

1956-03-20

Phillip Oppenhein, British MP

1956-03-23

Andrew Mitchell, British MP

1956-05-04

Charlotte Green, Hurricanes and Heatwaves: The Highs and Lows of British Weather

1956-05-07

Anne Dudley, British composer

1956-05-11

Alex Lester, British broadcaster

1956-09-07

Byron Stevenson, British footballer (d. 2007)

1956-09-08

Frank Tovey, British musician (d. 2002)

1956-09-12

Barry Andrews, British musician

1956-09-15

Jaki Graham, British personality

1956-09-29

Sebastian Coe, Hammersmith, London, British 1500m runner (Olympic-gold-1980, 84)

1956-10-01

Theresa May, British politician

1956-10-12

David Vanian, British singer, (The Damned)

1956-10-27

Jaq D. Hawkins, British author, occultist and lecturer

1956-11-01

Charles Moore, British editor-in-chief (Sunday Telegraph)

1956-11-08

Richard Curtis, British screenwriter

1957-01-24

Adrian Edmondson, British comedian

1957-02-07

Richard Cook, British jazz writer (d. 2007)

1957-02-19

Ray Winstone, British actor

1957-02-25

Jane Ackroyd, British sculptor

1957-02-28

Ainsley Harriott, British celebrity chef

1957-03-14

Andrew Robinson, British author

1957-03-27

Nicholas Hawkins, British politician (Conservatives 1992-2005)

1957-04-04

Graeme Kelling, British pop guitarist (Deacon Blue-Real Gone Kid)

1957-04-09

Severiano Ballesteros, Pedrena Spain, golfer (British Open 1979, 84, 88)

1957-04-09

Brian Alexander, British broadcaster

1957-04-24

David J, British musician

1957-04-24

Boris Williams, British musician

1957-05-05

Peter Howitt, British actor and film director

1957-05-21

Nadine Dorries, British politician

1957-05-31

Stephen Jones, British milliner

1957-06-10

Lindsay Hoyle, British politician

1957-07-05

David Pinkney, British Touring Car Racer

1957-07-09

Paul Merton, British comedian

1957-07-11

Peter Murphy, British musician (Bauhaus)

1957-07-18

Nicholas Alexander Faldo, England, PGA golfer (1992 British Open)

1957-07-31

Daniel Ash, British musician (Bauhaus)

1957-08-26

Rick Hansen, Port Alberni British Columbia, Canadian paraplegic athlete (3 gold medals)

1957-09-16

Keith Connor, Anguilla, British triple jumper (Olympic-bronze-1984)

1957-09-29

Mari Wilson, British singer

1957-10-12

Kristen Bjorn, British film director

1957-11-08

Porl Thompson, British musician (The Cure)

1957-11-20

James Brown, British reggae singer/drummer (UB40-Red Red Wine)

1957-11-30

Richard Barbieri, British keyboardist (Porcupine Tree)

1957-12-07

Tom Winsor, British lawyer and economic regulator

1957-12-22

Ricky Ross, British rock vocalist (Deacon Blue-Raintown)

1957-12-26

Dermot Murnaghan, British broadcaster

1958-01-09

Stephen Neale, British philosopher

1958-01-24

Jools Holland, British musician

1958-01-26

Norman Lamont Hassan, British reggae musician (UB40-Red Red Wine)

1958-01-27

Alan Milburn, British MP

1958-02-07

Matt Ridley, British science writer

1958-02-09

Sandy Lyle, British golfer

1958-02-13

Derek Riggs, British artist

1958-02-13

Tip Tipping, British actor and stuntman (d. 1993)

1958-03-04

Lennie Lee, British artist

1958-04-10

Bob Bell, British engineer

1958-04-15

Dolores Gordon-Smith, British Writer

1958-04-15

Benjamin Zephaniah, British writer

1958-04-16

Philip Bainbridge, British cricketeer

1958-04-24

Brian Paddick, British former deputy assistant commissioner and most senior openly gay police officer

1958-07-03

Matthew Fraser, Canadian-British journalist

1958-07-05

Paul Daniel, British opera and symphony conductor

1958-08-29

Lenny Henry, British comedian (3 of a Kind)

1958-09-06

Buster Bloodvessel, British singer

1958-09-23

Danielle Dax, British musician

1958-10-12

Bryn Merrick, British musician, (The Damned)

1958-12-06

Nick Park, British filmmaker and animator

1958-12-19

Limahl, British rocker (Kajagoogoo-Too Shy)

1958-12-20

Billy Bragg, British rocker (It Says Here, Ideology)

1958-12-26

Adrian Newey, British engineer

1958-12-28

Terry Butcher, British soccer player

1959-01-23

Earl Falconer, British reggae bassist (UB40-Red Red Wine)

1959-02-07

Sammy Lee, British soccer player

1959-02-15

Ali Campbell, British reggae vocalist/guitarist (UB40-Red Red Wine)

1959-03-17

Mike Lindup, British rock keyboardist/singer (Level 42-Hot Water)

1959-03-20

Steve McFadden, British actor

1959-05-06

Charles Hendry, Cuckfield Sussex, British Conservative Party politician

1959-05-22

Morrissey, British rock vocalist (Everyday is Like Sunday)

1959-05-25

Julian Clary, British television personality

1959-05-28

John Morgan, British etiquette expert (d. 2000)

1959-05-29

Rupert Everett, British actor (Princess Daisy, Another Country)

1959-06-01

Martin Brundle, British race car driver and F1 television commentator

1959-07-09

Clive Stafford Smith, British human-rights lawyer

1959-07-18

Pauline Quirke, British actress

1959-10-26

Brian Bovell, British actor

1959-11-09

Tony Slattery, British actor

1959-11-25

Charles Kennedy, British politician

1959-11-30

Lorraine Kelly, British presenter and journalist

1959-12-23

Geoff Willis, British engineer

1959-12-24

Keith Deller, British darts player

1960-01-05

Steve Jones, British aviator (Red Bull Air Race World Series)

1960-01-31

Grant Morrison, British comic book author

1960-02-04

Tim Booth, British singer (James)

1960-02-04

Siobhan Dowd, British/Irish author (d. 2007)

1960-02-08

Alex Scott, British horse trainer

1960-02-10

Robert Addie, British actor (d. 2003)

1960-02-18

Carol McGiffin, British TV and radio presenter

1960-02-26

Jaz Coleman, British musician

1960-02-29

Ian McKenzie Anderson, British musician

1960-03-28

Chris Barrie, British actor

1960-04-01

Michael Praed, British actor

1960-04-11

Jeremy Clarkson, British journalist

1960-05-31

Peter Winterbottom, British rugby player

1960-06-04

Bradley Walsh, British actor

1960-06-18

Ralph Brown, British actor

1960-06-19

Luke Morley, British guitarist

1960-07-12

Lisa Osmond, The British UFO Files

1960-07-18

Simon Heffer, Fifties British War Films: Days of Glory

1960-09-27

Nick della Casa, British/Brazillian/Argentine cameraman (Emmy Award)

1960-10-06

Richard Jobson, British TV person/rocker (Skids-Scared to Dance)

1960-10-24

Ian Baker-Finch, Nambour Queensland, PGA golfer (1991 British Open)

1960-11-03

James Prime, British rock keyboardist (Deacon Blue-Pay Day)

1960-11-17

Jonathan Ross, British talk show host (Tall Guy)

1960-11-28

John Galliano, Gibraltar, British fashion designer

1960-12-02

Nicholas Dingley alias Razzle, British Drummer (Hanoi Rocks)

1960-12-24

Carol Vorderman, British television presenter

1960-12-25

Ron Bottitta, British actor

1960-12-26

Andrew Graham-Dixon, A History of British Art

1961-01-01

Fiona Phillips, British television presenter

1961-01-01

Mark Wingett, British actor

1961-01-11

Jasper Fforde, British author

1961-02-28

Barry McGuigan, British(?) boxer

1961-04-14

Robert Carlyle, Glasgow, Scotland, British actor (Trainspotting, The Full Monty)

1961-04-19

Richard Phelps, British pentathelete

1961-05-07

Phil Campbell, British musician (Motörhead)

1961-05-15

Katrin Cartlidge, British actress (d. 2002)

1961-06-27

Meera Syal, British-Indian comedienne and actress

1961-07-01

Malcolm Elliott, British cyclist

1961-09-11

Philip Ardagh, British writer

1961-09-16

Bilinda Butcher, British singer (My Bloody Valentine)

1961-09-22

Dr. Liam Fox, British Conservative politician

1961-10-09

Julian Bailey, British racing driver

1961-11-09

Jill Dando, British television presenter (d. 1999)

1961-11-16

Frank Bruno, Hammersmith, British boxer (European champ)

1961-11-20

Tim Harvey, British racing driver

1961-11-22

Stephen Hough, British concert pianist

1961-11-28

Martin Clunes, British actor

1961-12-23

Carol Smillie, British television personality

1962-02-07

Eddie Izzard, British actor and comedian

1962-02-21

Vanessa Feltz, British television presenter

1962-03-04

Simon Bisley, British comic book artist

1962-06-03

Susannah Constantine, British fashion guru

1962-08-04

Paul Reynolds, British musician

1962-09-24

Jack Dee, British comedian

1962-09-28

S C Grant, British Lt-General

1962-10-05

Caron Keating, British television personality (d. 2004)

1962-10-25

Nick Hancock, British television presenter

1962-11-09

Teryl Rothery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canadian actress (Stargate SG-1)

1962-12-25

Darren Wharton, British Keyboardist (Thin Lizzy and Dare)

1962-12-31

Heather McCartney, British activist and former wife of Paul McCartney

1963-01-03

Alex Wheatle MBE, black British novelist

1963-03-12

Paul Way, British golfer

1963-04-02

Mike Gascoyne, British engineer

1963-04-20

Aubrey de Grey, British biomedical gerontologist

1963-05-03

Jamie Reeves, British strongman

1963-05-06

Alessandra Ferri, British ballerina (American Ballet Theater)

1963-05-08

Terry Christian, British radio presenter

1963-05-08

Robin Jarvis, British writer

1963-05-28

Gavin Harrison, British drummer (Porcupine Tree)

1963-05-29

Blaze Bayley, British singer (ex-Iron Maiden)

1963-06-25

George Michael [Panos], London, British rock vocalist (Wham-I Want Your Sex)

1963-07-02

Mark Kermode, British film critic

1963-08-25

James Backhouse, British artist

1963-08-30

Paul Oakenfold, British disc jockey

1963-09-18

Rob Brettle, British historian

1963-09-18

Jim Pocklington, British racing driver

1963-11-07

John Barnes, British soccer player

1963-11-20

Timothy Gowers, British mathematician

1963-11-23

Joe Ahearne, British television director

1963-12-24

Caroline Aherne, British comedienne, writer and actress

1963-12-29

Dave McKean, British artist and filmmaker

1964-01-11

Tony Livesey, Crumpet! A Very British Sex Symbol

1964-01-14

Mark Addy, British actor

1964-01-29

Anna Ryder Richardson, British interior designer and television presenter

1964-02-08

Trinny Woodall, British fashion guru

1964-02-18

Paul Hanley, British musician (The Fall, Tom Hingley and the Lovers)

1964-02-21

Jane Tomlinson, British cancer campaigner (d. 2007)

1964-02-21

Huw Higginson, British actor

1964-02-24

Andy Crane, British children's television presenter

1964-02-24

Bill Bailey, British comedian

1964-02-27

Ewen Vernal, British pop bassist (Deacon Blue-Your Town)

1964-03-11

Shane Richie, British actor

1964-03-18

Courtney Pine, British jazz saxophonist

1964-03-19

Jake Weber, British actor

1964-04-03

Nigel Farange, British politician and head of UKIP party

1964-04-18

Niall Ferguson, British historian

1964-05-05

Lorraine McIntosh, British pop singer (Deacon Blue-Fellow Hoodlums)

1964-05-08

Dave Rowntree, British musician (Blur)

1964-05-24

Adrian Moorhouse, British 100m breaststroker (Olympic-gold-1988)

1964-05-24

Elizabeth McColgan, British running star (world record 5 km indoor)

1964-06-03

James Purefoy, British actor

1964-06-10

Ben Daniels, British actor

1964-06-19

Boris Johnson, British politician

1964-06-21

David Morrissey, British actor

1964-06-22

Mike Edwards, British rock vocalist (Jesus Jones-Devil you Know)

1964-07-03

Joanne Harris, British author

1964-07-22

Adam Godley, British actor

1964-08-04

Gary King, British radio presenter

1964-08-30

Gavin Fisher, British engineer

1964-09-19

Patrick Marber, British playwright

1964-09-25

Gary Ayles, British racing driver

1964-10-01

Harry Hill, British comedian

1964-10-03

Clive Owen, British actor

1964-11-21

Liza Tarbuck, British entertainer

1964-12-04

Scott Hastings, The Great British Break-Up? The Live Debate

1964-12-31

Lowri Turner, British TV presenter

1965-01-04

Cait O'Riordan, British musician (The Pogues)

1965-01-14

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, British chef

1965-01-18

Richard Dunwoody, British(?) jockey)

1965-02-19

Andrew Jameson, British(?) swimmer

1965-03-02

Lembit Öpik, British politician

1965-03-11

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, British television presenter

1965-04-07

Alison Lapper, British artist

1965-05-06

Norman Whiteside, British soccer player

1965-05-09

Steve Yzerman, Cranbrook British Columbia, NHL forward (Team Canada, Detroit)

1965-05-26

Hazel Irvine, British television presenter

1965-06-06

Cam Neely, Comox British Columbia, NHL forward (Boston Bruins)

1965-06-23

Paul Arthurs, British guitarist (Oasis)

1965-07-15

David Miliband, British politician

1965-07-31

Julian Richards, British film director

1965-08-01

Sam Mendes, British stage and film director

1965-08-06

Mark Speight, British television presenter (d. 2008)

1965-10-10

Clive Jones, British engineer

1965-11-14

Haroon Shamsher, I'm British But...

1965-11-21

Alexander Siddig, British actor

1965-11-22

Peter Safran, British-born American film producer and talent agent

1966-03-06

Alan Davies, British comedian and actor

1966-03-21

Karen Lunn, Cowra Australia, LPGA golfer (1993 Women's British Open)

1966-04-28

John Patrick Daly, Sacramento CA, PGA golfer (1995 British Open)

1966-05-19

Polly Walker, British actress

1966-07-05

Susannah Doyle, British actress

1966-10-09

David Cameron, British politician

1966-10-15

Douglas Vipond, British pop drummer (Deacon Blue-Raintown)

1966-10-26

Steve Valentine, British actor

1966-11-08

Gordon Ramsay, British chef and reality television personality

1966-11-16

Tahir Shah, British travel writer and explorer

1966-11-24

Russell Watson, British singer

1966-12-20

Matt Neal, British Race Driver

1967-01-07

Mark Lamarr, British comedian and broadcaster

1967-01-14

Saskia Wickham, British actress

1967-01-22

Nicholas Gillingham, British swimmer (world record 200m freestyle)

1967-02-14

Stelios Haji-Ioannou, British entrepreneur

1967-02-25

Nick Leeson, British banker (Baring bank)

1967-03-21

Adrian Chiles, British television and radio presenter

1967-03-21

Maxim Reality, British MC (The Prodigy)

1967-04-02

Helen Chamberlain, British television presenter

1967-04-15

Frankie Poullain, British musician (The Darkness)

1967-04-26

Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Academy Award nominated British actress

1967-04-30

Steven Mackintosh, British actor

1967-05-10

Jon Ronson, British journalist and author

1967-06-10

Emma Anderson, British guitarist and songwriter (Lush, Sing-Sing)

1967-06-23

Helen Geake, British archaeologist

1967-07-22

Lauren Booth, British journalist

1967-08-09

Jay Sweet, Buttman's British Moderately Big Tit Adventure

1967-08-22

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, British actor

1967-09-07

Toby Jones, British actor

1967-10-16

Davina McCall, British television presenter

1967-10-20

Susan Tulley, British actress (Michelle-EastEnders)

1967-12-23

Tim Fountain, British playwright

1968-02-16

Warren Ellis, British comic book writer

1968-03-18

Paul Marsden, British politician

1968-03-28

Jon Lee, British drummer (d. 2002)

1968-03-28

Tim Lovejoy, British television presenter

1968-04-28

Howard Donald, British musician

1968-05-10

Al Murray, British comedian

1968-05-12

Catherine Tate, British comedian

1968-06-02

Jon Culshaw, British comedian and impressionist

1968-06-13

David Gray, British musician

1968-06-21

Sonique, British DJ

1968-07-13

Christian Taylor, British screenwriter

1968-09-10

Guy Ritchie, British film director

1968-10-02

Victoria Derbyshire, British radio presenter

1968-10-07

Thom Yorke, British pop musician and lead singer of Radiohead ('Creep', 'Paranoid Android' and 'Pyramid Song')

1968-10-19

Sinitta, Seattle, Washington, British-American singer (So Macho, Toy Boy)

1968-11-12

Aaron Stainthorpe, British singer (My Dying Bride)

1968-12-01

Justin Chadwick, British actor and director

1968-12-20

Joe Cornish, British comedian

1969-01-01

Sophie Okonedo, British actress

1969-01-17

Naveen Andrews, British actor

1969-01-20

Nicky Wire, British Musician (Manic Street Preachers)

1969-03-05

Paul Blackthorne, British actor

1969-03-06

Greg Scott, British TV personality

1969-04-27

Darcey Bussell, British ballerina

1969-07-07

Joe Sakic, Burnaby British Columbia, NHL center (Colorado Avalanche, Canada 98/02)

1969-08-25

Catriona Matthew, Edinburgh Scotland, golfer (1995 British Open-12th)

1969-09-26

David Ferguson, British murderer

1969-10-11

Toby Buckland, Great British Garden Revival

1969-10-15

Dominic West, British actor

1969-12-03

Bill Steer, British guitarist

1969-12-10

Ian Smith, A Very British Cover-Up

1969-9-22

Sue Perkins, RTS Huw Wheldon Lecture: Wit's End? British Comedy at the Crossroads

1970-01-31

Minnie Driver, London, United Kingdom, British actress and singer-songwriter (Good Will Hunting, The Riches)

1970-02-03

Warwick Davis, British actor

1970-02-10

Myrea Pettit, British illustrator

1970-02-14

Simon Pegg, British comedian and actor

1970-03-27

Brendan Hill, British drummer (Blues Traveler)

1970-05-11

Glenn Hugill, British television presenter and producer

1970-05-27

Tim Farron, British politician

1970-06-04

David Pybus, British musician

1970-06-25

Lucy Benjamin, British actress

1970-07-10

John Simm, British actor

1970-08-12

Charles Mesure, British actor

1970-09-13

Louise Lombard, British actress

1970-09-18

Dan Eldon, British photojournalist (d. 1993)

1970-10-13

Paul Potts, British Opera singer and winner of Britain's Got Talent

1970-10-24

Rob Leslie-Carter, British Engineer and Project Manager

1970-11-12

Harvey Stephens, British child actor

1970-11-17

Paul Allender, British guitarist (Cradle of Filth)

1970-11-22

Stel Pavlou, British novelist

1970-11-23

Zoë Ball, British television and radio presenter