London in History (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 926

  • 1923-07-03 Dockers' strike in Hull/Grimsby/Cardiff/Bristol over to London
  • 1923-08-20 London dock strike ends
  • 1923-09-04 A Charlot & N Coward's revue "London Calling" premieres in London
  • 1923-09-17 Sutton Vane's "Outward Bound," premieres in London
  • 1923-09-26 The Commonwealth Conference is held in London, where Britain recognizes the right of the Dominions to make treaties with foreign powers
  • 1924-03-11 Eden Phillpotts' "Farmer's Wife" premieres in London
  • 1924-03-26 Premiere of Bernard Shaw's "Saint Joan" in London
  • 1924-03-31 Croydon Airport, London: Imperial Airways established
  • 1924-03-31 London public transport strike ends
  • 1924-07-16 Conference over German recovery payments begins in London
  • 1924-08-16 Conference about German recovery payments opens in London
  • 1924-11-08 Fortune Theatre opens in London
  • 1924-11-30 1st photo facsimile transmitted across Atlantic by radio (London-NYC)
  • 1924-12-16 Noel Coward's "Vortex" premieres in London
  • 1924-12-19 The last Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost is sold in London, England.
  • 1925-04-21 Noel Coward's "Fallen Angels" premieres in London
  • 1925-04-23 1st London performance of operetta "Fasquita" staged
  • 1925-06-29 Canada House opens in London, England.
  • 1926-01-26 1st public demonstration of television by John Logie Baird in his laboratory in London
  • 1926-03-07 1st transatlantic telephone call (London-NY)
  • 1926-08-03 Traffic lights installed at Piccadilly Circus, London
  • 1926-09-26 JB Fagan's "And So to Bed" premieres in London
  • 1927-01-07 Commercial transatlantic telephone service inaugurated between NY & London
  • 1927-02-16 Noel Coward's "Marquise" premieres in London
  • 1927-04-19 "Vagabond King" opens in London
  • 1928-03-22 Noel Coward's musical "This Year of Grace" premieres in London
  • 1928-04-26 Madame Tussaud's waxwork exhibition opens in London
  • 1928-07-03 1st colour TV broadcast in London (John Logie Baird)
  • 1929-01-21 Robert Sherriff's "Journey's End" premieres in London
  • 1929-04-04 "New Moon" musical opens in London
  • 1929-10-11 Sean O'Casey's "Silver Tassle" premieres in London
  • 1930-04-22 US, Britain & Japan sign London Naval Treaty
  • 1930-09-04 Cambridge Theatre opens in London
  • 1930-09-15 1st international bridge match is held in London. US team defeats England
  • 1930-09-24 Noel Coward's "Private Lives" premieres in London
  • 1930-12-03 Richard Rodgers/L Hart's musical "Evergreen" premieres in London
  • 1931-04-08 "White Horse Inn" opens in London
  • 1931-05-08 Operette "Land of Smiles" premieres in London
  • 1931-09-17 Operetta "Victoria & Her Husband" premieres in London
  • 1931-10-13 Noel Coward's "Cavalcade" premieres in London
  • 1931-11-12 Sibelius/Ashton's ballet "Lady of Shalott" premieres in London
  • 1932-05-03 24 tourists begin 1st air-charter holiday (London-Basle, Switz)
  • 1932-05-09 Piccadilly Circus, London first lit by electricity
  • 1933-04-27 Jessop & Son department store in Nottingham, England, acquired by John Lewis Partnership. The partnership's first shop outside London.
  • 1933-07-20 In London, 500,000 march against anti-Semitism.
  • 1933-08-23 1st TV boxing match - Archie Sexton & Laurie Raiteri in London
  • 1933-09-14 Schaduwproces-Rijksdagbrand opens in London
  • 1934-08-04 2nd British Empire Games open in London, England
  • 1934-08-11 2nd British Empire Games close in London, England
  • 1934-11-21 "Uiver" returns from Schiphol in London-Melbourne air race
  • 1934-12-29 Japan renounces Wash Naval Treaty of 1922 & London Treaty of 1930
  • 1935-04-10 Vaughan Williams' 4th Symphony premieres in London

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1935-11-01 T. S. Eliot's play "Murder in the Cathedral" premieres in London

Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate T. S. Eliot
Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate
T. S. Eliot
  • 1936-01-09 Noel Coward's "Astonished Heart" premieres in London
  • 1936-05-12 Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Poisoned Kiss" premieres in London
  • 1936-06-11 International Surrealist Exhibition opens in London, England.
  • 1936-10-05 The Jarrow March sets off for London.
  • 1936-11-02 First high-definition TV broadcast service, by BBC in London
  • 1936-11-06 Terence Rattigan's "French Without Tears" premieres in London
  • 1936-11-30 London's Crystal Palace (built 1851) destroyed by fire
  • 1937-02-26 Christopher Isherwood and W. H. Auden's "Ascent of F6" premieres in London
  • 1937-05-10 Busmen strike in London

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1937-09-21 J. R. R. Tolkien's 'The Hobbit' is published by George Allen and Unwin in London

Writer and Academic J. R. R. Tolkien
Writer and Academic
J. R. R. Tolkien
  • 1938-02-17 1st public experimental demonstration of Baird color TV (London)
  • 1938-03-16 Noel Coward's musical "Operette" premieres in London

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1938-06-06 Sigmund Freud arrives in London

Father of Psychology Sigmund Freud
Father of Psychology
Sigmund Freud
  • 1938-07-21 Paul Hindemith & Leonide Massines ballet premieres in London
  • 1938-09-20 Emlyn Williams' "Corn is Green," premieres in London
  • 1940-01-30 Benjamin Britten's "Lesson Illuminations" premieres in London
  • 1940-05-05 Norwegian government in exile forms in London

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1940-05-16 British Premier Winston Churchill returns to London from Paris

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill

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1940-06-01 Major General Bernard Montgomery returns to London

British WWII Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery
British WWII Field Marshal
Bernard Montgomery
  • 1940-06-17 General De Gaulle departs Bordeaux for London
  • 1940-07-28 Radio Orange begins broadcasting from London
  • 1940-08-23 German Luftwaffe begins night bombing on London
  • 1940-08-24 Luftwaffe bombs London
  • 1940-09-03 Dutch government in exile of Gerbrandy forms in London
  • 1940-09-07 Beginning of the Blitz, the German Luftwaffe bomb London for 1st of 57 consecutive nights
  • 1940-09-16 Luftwaffe attacks central London
  • 1940-10-15 -16] Heavy German air raid on London, 400 killed
  • 1940-10-15 London's Waterloo Station bombed by Germans
  • 1940-12-29 Germany drops its 1st incendiary bombs on London during the Blitz
  • 1941-07-02 Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit" premieres in London
  • 1941-09-23 General de Gaulle forms government in exile in London
  • 1941-12-08 London: Dutch government-in-exile declares war on Japan
  • 1941-12-11 Dutch government in London declares war on Italy
  • 1942-05-26 Anglo-Soviet Treaty signed in London
  • 1942-06-25 British premier Winston Churchill travels from US to London
  • 1942-07-10 Netherland's government in exile (London) recognizes Soviet Union
  • 1942-08-23 British Premier Winston Churchill flies back to London from Cairo
  • 1942-12-17 Allies in London sentence German war criminals
  • 1943-03-03 Bomb fleeing crowd falls into London shelter; 173 die
  • 1943-04-27 Soviet Union breaks contact with Polish government exiled in London
  • 1943-04-29 Noel Coward's "Present Laughter" premieres in London
  • 1943-04-30 Noel Coward's "This Happy Breed" premieres in London
  • 1943-06-01 Germany shoots down a civilian flight from Lisbon to London, all die
  • 1943-09-10 Lt-Gen Bradley arrives in Prestwick/London
  • 1943-11-21 7 Belgian ministers in London criticise King Leopold III for surrendering to Germany
  • 1943-12-24 Terence Rattigan's "While the Sun Shines" premieres in London

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1944-01-16 Gen Eisenhower took command of Allied Invasion Force in London

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 857

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1928-01-17 Vidal Sassoon, hair stylist/CEO (Vidal Sasson), born in London, England (d. 2012)

Hairdresser Vidal Sassoon
Vidal Sassoon
  • 1928-02-22 Bruce Forsyth, comedian/TV host (Generation Game), born in London, England
  • 1928-02-29 Joss Ackland, actor (Queenie, To Kill a Priest), born in London, England
  • 1928-03-11 Peter Roger Hunt, director (Dr No), born in London, England
  • 1928-04-05 Michael Bryant, actor (Sakharov, Girly), born in London, England
  • 1928-04-05 Peter Moore, Principal (London Business School)
  • 1928-04-08 Eric Porter, actor (Antony & Cleopatra, 39 Steps), born in London, England
  • 1928-05-16 Reginald Askew, dean (King's College London)
  • 1928-07-16 Anita Brookner, English novelist (Hotel du Lac) and art historian, born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1928-07-17 Jean Muir, British fashion designer and dressmaker, born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1928-08-15 Nicolas Roeg, cinematographer/director (Aria, Eureka), born in London, England
  • 1928-09-14 Sir Angus Ogilvy, husband of English princess Alexandra, born in London, England
  • 1928-09-17 Roddy McDowall, actor (Planet of Apes, Lord Love a Duck), born in London, England
  • 1928-11-20 John Disley, Welsh athlete (co-founded London Marathon), born in Corris, Gwynedd (d. 2016)
  • 1929-01-31 Jean Simmons, actress (Thorn Birds, Guys & Dolls), born in London, England
  • 1929-02-15 Graham Hill, auto racer (1962, 68 international racing champ), born in London, England
  • 1929-03-04 Bernard Haitink, Amsterdam Neth, conductor (London Phil Orch 1969-78)
  • 1929-03-16 Edwin London, composer
  • 1929-04-06 Andre Previn, conductor (London Symphony)/pianist, born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1929-05-18 Norman St John-Stevas, Baron St John of Fawsley, British MP (C) (1964-1987), born in London
  • 1929-06-18 James Bishop, editor (London News Publications)
  • 1929-09-17 Stirling Moss, race car driver, born in London, England
  • 1930-02-16 Frederick "Fred" Cuming, British painter, born in London
  • 1930-03-07 Anthony Armstrong-Jones [Lord Snowdon], British photographer and husband of Princess Margaret, born in London, England (d. 2017)
  • 1930-03-28 George Bruce, British portrait painter, born in London
  • 1930-04-08 Dorothy Tutin, actress (Importance of Being Ernest, Cromwell), born in London, England
  • 1930-04-12 Bryan Magee, British Philosopher, politician and broadcaster (Modern British Philosophy), born in London
  • 1930-05-31 William Taylor, British Chairman of Convocation (London University)
  • 1930-06-08 Dana Wynter, actress (Airport, Invasion of the Body Snatchers), born in London, England
  • 1930-06-21 Peter Marshall, police commissioner (London)
  • 1930-07-20 Sally Ann Howes, actress (Dead of Night), born in London, England
  • 1930-08-01 Lionel Bart [Begleiter], English pop music composer and writer (Oliver!), born in London, England
  • 1930-08-21 Margaret Rose Countess of Snowdon, Sister of Queen Elizabeth II , born in London, England
  • 1930-09-29 Peter Miller, CEO (Lloyd's of London)
  • 1930-10-10 Harold Pinter, playwright (Homecoming, Servant), born in London, England (d. 2008)
  • 1930-10-21 Doreen Cannon, teacher of acting (London)
  • 1930-11-04 Kate Reid, actress (Heaven Help US), born in London, England
  • 1931-01-27 John Hopkins, English TV, film and stage writer (Z-Cars), born in London (d. 1998)
  • 1931-01-27 Ronald "Buster" Edwards, British Great Train Robber turned flower-seller, born in London (d. 1994)
  • 1931-02-15 [Patricia] Claire Bloom, actress (Charly, Look Back in Anger), born in London, England
  • 1931-03-05 Barry Tuckwell, Australian horn player (London Symph Orch 1955-68), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1931-03-17 Eunice Gayson, actress (Dr No, From Russia With Love), born in London, England
  • 1931-04-05 Denis Lawton, director (London University Institute of Educ)
  • 1931-04-17 John Chalstrey, alderman/Lord Mayor (London)
  • 1931-06-05 John Dellow, commisioner (London Metropolitan Police)

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1932-02-27 Elizabeth Taylor, English-American actress (Father of the Bride, Butterfield 8, Cleopatra) (d. 2011), born in London, England

  • 1932-03-11 Valerie French, actress (Jubal), born in London, England
  • 1932-04-03 Janet Bately, Prof of English Language (King's College London)
  • 1932-05-24 Arnold Wesker, British playwright (Bratkartoffeln Inbegriffen), born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1932-07-16 John Chilton, English jazz trumpeter (Feetwarmers), born in London (d. 2016)

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1933-03-14 Michael Caine, [Maurice J Micklewhite], actor (Alfie), born in London, England

  • 1933-03-23 Geoffrey Leigh, CEO (Allied London Properties)
  • 1933-05-23 Joan Henrietta Collins, actress (Alexis-Dynasty, Bitch), born in London, England
  • 1933-06-26 Claudio Abbado, Milan Italy, composer/conductor (London Symph-1982)
  • 1933-07-09 Oliver Sacks, English Neurologist and author (Awakenings), born in London (d. 2015)
  • 1933-09-16 Jim Gilbert, British artist and criminal, born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1933-10-10 Daniel Massey, actress (Vault of Horror), born in London, England
  • 1934-01-29 Noel Harrison, singer/actor (Mark-Girl from UNCLE), born in London, England (d. 2013)
  • 1934-03-23 Bryan Bass, headmaster (City of London School)
  • 1934-04-03 Jane Goodall, ethologist (studied African chimps), born in London, England
  • 1934-04-07 Victor Feldman, jazz musician (drums and piano), born in London UK (d. 1987)
  • 1934-06-01 Sylvia Syms, actress (Asylum, Moonraker, Shirley Valentine), born in London, England
  • 1934-06-16 Eileen Atkins, actress (Equus, Devil Within Her), born in London, England
  • 1934-07-01 Jean Marsh, actress (Dark Places, Eagle has Landed), born in London, England
  • 1934-07-08 Marty Feldman, comedian (Young Frankenstein), born in London, England
  • 1934-08-16 John Standing, actor (Edward-Lime Street), born in London, England
  • 1934-10-30 Hamilton Camp, actor (Andrew-He & She, Meatballs 2), born in London, England
  • 1934-11-01 Hugh Bidwell, mayor (London)
  • 1934-12-30 Nicolas Coster, British actor (Our Private World, Ryan's Four), born in London, UK
  • 1935-03-27 Julian Glover, actor (QED, Heat & Dust, Mandela), born in London, England

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1935-04-19 Dudley Moore, British actor abd comedian (10, Arthur, Bedazzled), born in London, England (d. 2002)

Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician Dudley Moore
Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician
Dudley Moore
  • 1935-06-03 Raoul Franklin, chancellor (City University London)
  • 1935-07-20 Ted Rogers, comedian (Aladdin, Cinderella), born in London, England
  • 1935-08-19 Alan Baker, British Mathematician and winner of the Fields Medal (1970) for his work on transcendental number theory, born in London, England
  • 1935-09-28 Heather Sears, actress (Room at the Top), born in London, England
  • 1936-04-24 Jill Ireland, actress (Breakout, Assassination, Chino), born in London, England
  • 1936-10-25 Sir Martin Gilbert, British historian (Winston Churchill biography), born in London, England
  • 1937-01-30 Vanessa Redgrave, actress (Blow-Up, Julia, Orient Express), born in London, England
  • 1937-04-13 Edward Fox, Chelsea, London, English actor (Never Say Never Again, Gandhi)
  • 1937-08-05 Alan Howard, theatre and film actor (Royal Shakespeare Company), born in London, UK (d. 2015)
  • 1937-08-18 William George Rushton, actor/author/cartoonist (TW3), born in London, England
  • 1937-08-22 Max Hebditch, director (Museum of London)
  • 1937-10-04 Jackie Collins, British-American author (The Stud, Lucky), born in London, England (d. 2015)
  • 1938-02-13 Oliver Reed, actor (Big Sleep), born in London, England
  • 1938-03-06 Pauline Boty, English artist, born in London (d. 1966)
  • 1938-04-22 Alan Bond, Australian tycoon/yachtsman (America's Cup), born in London, UK
  • 1938-05-12 Susan Hampshire, actress (Vanity Fair, Living Free), born in London, England
  • 1938-07-22 Terence Stamp, English actor (The Collector, Billy Budd), born in London, England
  • 1938-08-12 Anthony Joliffe, mayor of London
  • 1938-09-27 Alexander Graham, Lord Mayor of London
  • 1938-10-22 Derek Jacobi, actor (Lanner-Strauss Family, Dead Again), born in London, England
  • 1939-01-09 Susannah York, English actress (They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, Superman), born in London, England
  • 1939-02-02 Rachel English, author (My 1st 500), born in London, England
  • 1939-02-24 George Bain, principal (London Business School)
  • 1939-03-05 Samantha Eggar, actress (Collector, Dr Doolittle) [or May 3], born in London, England
  • 1939-03-15 Robert Nye, British novelist and poet (Facts of Life & other fiction), born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1939-04-05 David Winters, choreographer (Steve Allen Comedy Hour), born in London, England
  • 1939-04-12 Alan Ayckbourn, playwright, born in London, England
  • 1939-04-15 Marty Wilde, English singer-songwriter and father of rocker Kim Wilde, born in London, England
  • 1939-04-16 Dusty Springfield, [Mary O'Brien], vocalist (Growing Pains), born in London, England

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