London in History (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 945

  • 1922-01-26 Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Pastoral Symphony" premieres in London
  • 1922-06-16 Irish republicans are beaten in a national election; the vote is in favor of the Treaty of London, which leaves the Irish Free State as a dominion within the British Commonwealth
  • 1922-10-17 Scottish worker begins hunger march from Glasgow on London
  • 1922-12-24 London Coloseum opens
  • 1923-02-01 Noel Coward's "Young Idea" premieres in London
  • 1923-02-21 Andre Charlot's musical "Rats" premieres in London
  • 1923-06-28 Queen Wilhelmina & Prince Henry of the Netherlands state visit to London
  • 1923-07-03 Dockers' strike in Hull/Grimsby/Cardiff/Bristol over to London
  • 1923-08-20 London dock strike ends
  • 1923-09-04 A Charlot & N Coward's revue "London Calling" premieres in London
  • 1923-09-17 Sutton Vane's "Outward Bound," premieres in London
  • 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.

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1926-01-26 John Logie Baird gives the first public demonstration of television in his laboratory in London

Inventor of Television John Logie Baird
Inventor of Television
John Logie Baird
  • 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 New York & 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 John Logie Baird demonstrates the first colour television transmission in London
  • 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, Switzerland)
  • 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
  • 1937-06-30 The world's first emergency call telephone service is launched in London using the number 999.

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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 German luftwaffe
  • 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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 977

  • 1922-10-16 Max Bygraves, actor (Tom Brown's School Days), born in London, England
  • 1922-12-16 Anthony Simmons, British writer and film director (The Optimists of Nine Elms), born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1923-01-13 Jack Watling, actor (Nanny, Adventure for 2, Naked Heart), born in London, England
  • 1923-03-11 Terry Alexander, actor (Tony-Behind the Scenes), born in London, England
  • 1923-04-29 Maxine Audley, actress (Peeping Tom, Ricochet, House of Cards), born in London, England
  • 1923-05-20 Samuel "Sam" Selvon, Trinidad-born writer (The Lonely Londoners), born in San Fernando (d. 1996)
  • 1923-06-25 Nicholas Mosley, British novelist, biographer and son of Oswald Mosley, born in London (d. 2017)
  • 1923-06-29 Ronnie Ronalde [Ronald Charles Waldron], British entertainer and world famous whistler, born in London (d. 2015)
  • 1923-08-06 Jack Parnell, orchestra leader (Englebert Humperdick Show), born in London, England
  • 1923-09-07 Peter Lawford, actor (Mrs Miniver, Thin Man), born in London, England
  • 1923-11-15 Peter Hammond, actor (Buccaneers), born in London, England
  • 1923-12-04 John Krish, British documentary filmmaker (Let My People Go), born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1924-01-08 Ron Moody, actor (12 Chairs, Oliver!), born in London, England (d. 2015)
  • 1924-07-28 Peter James Frederick Green, CEO (LLoyd's of London)
  • 1924-09-24 Sheila MacRae, actress (Jackie Gleason Show), born in London, England (d. 2014)
  • 1925-02-16 David Emms, director (London Goodenough Trust for Overseas Graduates)
  • 1925-02-27 Michael Kaye, director (City of London Festival)
  • 1925-03-11 James Miskin, QC/recorder of London
  • 1925-03-21 Peter Brook, director (1776)/TV writer, born in London, England
  • 1925-04-22 George Cole, English actor (Minder, Vampire Lovers), born in London, England (d.2015)
  • 1925-07-07 Yvonne Mitchell, writer (Johnny Nobody, Genghis Khan), born in London, England
  • 1925-08-22 Honor Blackman, English actress (Goldfinger, The Avengers), born in Plaistow, London
  • 1925-09-02 Ronnie Stevens, actor (Rodney-Dick & Duchess), born in London, England

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1925-10-16 Angela Lansbury, British actress (Gaslight, Murder She Wrote), born in London, England

  • 1925-11-11 John Guillermin, film director (The Towering Inferno), born in London, UK (d. 2015)
  • 1926-01-03 George Martin, British record producer (The Beatles), born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1926-01-14 Warren Mitchell, English actor (Alf Garnett in Till Death Us Do Part), born in London (d. 2015)
  • 1926-02-16 John Schlesinger, director (Midnight Cowboy, Darling), born in London, England
  • 1926-04-09 Michael Ogden, British barrister (Ogden Tables), born in London (d. 2003)
  • 1926-04-11 Gervase de Peyer, British clarinetist, born in London (d. 2017)

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1926-04-21 Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor, Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland, 1952- ), born in London, England

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II

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1926-05-08 David Attenborough, Naturalist, TV producer and host (BBC "Life" Series), born in London, England

Natural History Filmmaker and TV Personality David Attenborough
Natural History Filmmaker and TV Personality
David Attenborough
  • 1926-05-14 Eric Morecambe, comedian (Morecambe & Wise, Picadilly Palace), born in London, England
  • 1926-05-17 David Ogilvy, Earl of Airlie, Scottish peer, Lord Chamberlain to Queen Elizabeth, born in London
  • 1926-05-19 David Jacobs, British broadcaster (Juke Box Jury), born in London (d. 2013)
  • 1926-07-18 Bryan Johnson, English singer and actor, born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1926-07-18 Jane Hylton, actress (Adv of Sir Lancelot, Daybreak), born in London, England
  • 1926-07-27 Peter Coker, English painter, born in London (d. 2004)
  • 1926-08-11 Bernard Ashley, English businessperson, fashion designer and co-founder of Laura Ashley, born in London (d. 2009)
  • 1926-09-26 Julie London, actress (Nurse McCall-Emergency), born in Santa Rosa, California
  • 1926-11-05 John Berger, English art critic and author (Ways of Seeing), born in London (d. 2017)
  • 1926-12-10 Harry Fowler, Lambeth, London, actor (Great: Isambard Kingdom Brunel), (d. 2012)
  • 1926-12-30 Stanley Tracey, Denmark Hill, London, jazz composer, (d. 2013)
  • 1927-02-07 John Buller, British composer, born in London (d. 2004)
  • 1927-04-05 John Gilbert, British politician and Minister (L), born in London (d. 2013)
  • 1927-08-01 Franklyn Perring, English Botanist (co-author of Atlas of the British Flora, 1962), born in London, England
  • 1927-08-11 Raymond Leppard, conductor (St Louis Symphony Orch), born in London, England

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1927-10-14 Roger Moore, British actor (The Saint, James Bond), born in London (d. 2017)

  • 1927-10-16 Lee Montague, actor (Uncle Sasha-Holocaust), born in London, England
  • 1927-12-26 Denis Quilley, actor (Masada), born in London, England

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

Hairdresser Vidal Sassoon
Hairdresser
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
  • 1928-03-30 John Heddle Nash, English operatic singer, born in London (d. 1994)
  • 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, English cinematographer and 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
  • 1929-12-12 John Osborne, English playwright (Entertainer, Look Back in Anger, Luther), born in London (d. 1994)
  • 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
  • 1930-04-28 Christopher Headington, English composer, musicologist and pianist, born in London (d. 1996)
  • 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], British 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
  • 1930-12-11 Leonard Friedman, British-Lithuanian violinist (Scottish Baroque Ensemble), born in London (d. 1994)
  • 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
  • 1931-03-06 Ed Whitlock, British-born runner, oldest person to run marathon under 4 hrs (at 85), born in London (d. 2017)
  • 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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