London in History (Part 7)

Historical Events

Events 601 - 700 of 927

  • 1960-10-18 In Britain, News Chronicle & Daily Mail merge and London Evening Star merges with Evening News
  • 1961-03-06 1st London minicabs introduced
  • 1961-05-10 "Beyond the Fringe" premieres in London
  • 1962-03-27 Ann Jellicoe's "Knack" premieres in London
  • 1962-04-02 The first official Panda crossing is opened outside Waterloo station, London.
  • 1962-04-27 Arnold Wesker's "Chips with Everything" premieres in London
  • 1962-05-08 London trolley buses go out of service
  • 1962-07-12 Rolling Stones 1st performance (Marquee Club, London)

Film release premierFilm Premier

1962-10-05 "Dr. No", 1st James Bond film based on the novel by Ian Fleming and starring Sean Connery and Ursula Andress, premieres in London

  • 1963-03-21 David Hendon & Douglas Cross' musical premieres in London
  • 1963-03-23 8th Eurovision Song Contest: Grethe and Jorgen Ingmann for Denmark win singing "Dansevise" in London
  • 1963-05-22 8th European Cup: Milan beats Benfica 2-1 at London
  • 1963-06-24 1st demonstration of home video recorder, at BBC Studios, London
  • 1963-10-10 "From Russia With Love" 2nd James Bond film based on a novel by Ian Fleming, starring Sean Connery and Daniela Bianchi, premieres in London
  • 1963-10-31 Ed Sullivan witnesses Beatles & their fans at London Airport

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1963-11-04 John Lennon utters his infamous "rattle your jewellery" line at a Royal Variety Performance in London

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1964-02-08 Peter Shaffer's "Royal Hunt of the Sun" premieres in London
  • 1964-04-05 1st driverless trains run on London Underground
  • 1964-05-06 Joe Orton's "Entertaining Mr Sloan" premieres in London
  • 1964-07-06 Beatles' film "Hard Day's Night" premieres in London
  • 1964-09-09 John Osborne's "Inadmissable Evidence" premieres in London
  • 1964-12-17 "Goldfinger", 3rd James Bond film, starring Sean Connery and Honor Blackman premieres in London
  • 1965-01-07 Twin brothers are in held in custody in London charged with abduction and murder

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1965-01-30 State funeral of Winston Churchill at St Paul's Cathedral in London. Largest ever state funeral.

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • 1965-04-19 T.A.M.I. Show premieres in London
  • 1965-05-19 West Ham United of England win 5th European Cup Winner's Cup against 1860 München of West Germany 2-0 in London
  • 1965-10-08 Post Office Tower opens in London, tallest building in England
  • 1965-12-15 D Heneker & J Taylor's musical "Charlie Girl" premieres in London
  • 1966-01-19 Tippett's cantate "Vision of St Augustine" premieres in London
  • 1966-03-16 Man From Uncle star David McCallum receives huge welcome in London

Music concertMusic Concert

1966-06-01 George Harrison is impressed by Ravi Shankar's concert in London

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
Musician Ravi Shankar
Ravi Shankar
  • 1966-07-30 FIFA World Cup: England beats West Germany 4-2 for football's 8th World Cup in London

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1966-08-06 Muhammad Ali KOs Brian London in 3 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1966-11-09 John Lennon meets Yoko Ono at an avante-garde art exposition at Indica Gallery in London

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1966-11-25 Jimi Hendrix Experience makes its London debut at Bag O' Nails Club

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • 1967-03-01 Queen Elizabeth Hall in London's South Bank Centre opens
  • 1967-03-31 1st time Jimi Hendrix burns his guitar (London)
  • 1967-05-18 Silver hits record $1.60 an ounce in London
  • 1967-06-12 "You Only Live Twice", 5th James Bond film starring Sean Connery, screenplay by Roald Dahl, premieres in London
  • 1967-06-27 The world's first ATM is installed in Enfield, London
  • 1967-08-02 The second Blackwall Tunnel opens in Greenwich, London.
  • 1967-08-05 Pirate Radio Station 333 (Radio Britain) & Radio London close down
  • 1967-10-11 Yoko Plus Me art exhibit opens in London (the me is John Lennon)
  • 1967-10-29 London criminal Jack McVitie is murdered by the Kray twins, leading to their eventual imprisonment and downfall.
  • 1967-11-08 Silver hits record $1.951 an ounce in London
  • 1967-12-05 The Beatles' clothing store "Apple" opens at 94 Baker Street, London
  • 1968-03-21 Hill, Hawkins & Coghill's musical premieres in London
  • 1968-04-06 13th Eurovision Song Contest: Massiel for Spain wins singing "La, la, la" in London
  • 1968-04-18 London Bridge is sold to US oil company (to be erected in Arizona)
  • 1968-04-18 Peter Luke's "Hadrian VII" premieres in London
  • 1968-05-02 Gold reaches then record high ($39.35 per ounce) in London
  • 1968-05-23 Beatles open 2nd Apple Boutique at 161 New Kings Road, London
  • 1968-05-29 12th European Cup: Manchester United beats Benfica 4-1 at London
  • 1968-07-04 Arthur Kopit's "Indians" premieres in London
  • 1968-07-17 Beatles' animated film "Yellow Submarine" premieres in London
  • 1968-08-15 Pirate Radio Free London begins transmitting
  • 1968-09-26 "Oliver!" directed by Carol Reed and starring Mark Lester and Ron Moody premieres in London (Best Picture 1969)
  • 1968-09-27 "Hair" opens in London
  • 1968-10-02 1st London performance of "Promises, Promises" presented

CommunicationOpening of Euston Station

1968-10-14 Opening of the rebuilt Euston railway station in London

  • 1968-10-30 Jack Lynch, Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach), meets with Harold Wilson, then British Prime Minister, in London, calling for the ending of partition as a means to resolve the unrest in Northern Ireland
  • 1969-01-09 Prime Minister of Northern Ireland Terence O'Neill travels to London to meet Home Secretary James Callaghan and brief him on the growing violence in Northern Ireland
  • 1969-01-24 Students protest the erection of steel gates around the London School of Economics
  • 1969-01-30 The Beatles perform their last live gig, a 42 minute concert on the roof of Apple Corps HQ in London
  • 1969-03-04 The Kray brothers, Ronald and Reginald, London East End gang bosses, are found guilty of murder. Both will die in captivity.
  • 1969-03-05 Joe Orton's "What the Butler Saw" premieres in London
  • 1969-04-21 The Ministry of Defence in London announces that British troops would be used in Northern Ireland to guard key public installations following a series of bombings
  • 1969-07-05 Rolling Stones play a free concert in London's Hyde Park
  • 1969-12-15 Plastic Ono Band, play their only concert at London's Lyceum Ballroom
  • 1969-12-18 "On Her Majesty's Secret Service", 6th James Bond Film starring George Lazenby and Diana Rigg, premieres in London
  • 1970-01-21 PanAm Boeing 747 1st flight NY-London
  • 1970-01-22 1st commercial Boeing 747 flight, New York City to London in 6½ hours
  • 1970-06-03 Ray Davies of Kinks travels round trip NY-London to change 1 word in "Lola," (Coca-Cola to Cherry Cola) because of BBC commercial reference ban
  • 1970-08-03 Christopher Hampton's "Philanthropist" premieres in London
  • 1970-08-05 Robert Morley's "How the Other Half Loves" premieres in London
  • 1970-12-02 Michael Tippett's opera "The Knot Garden" premieres in London
  • 1971-05-16 Benjamin Britten's opera "Owen Wingrave" premieres in Aldwych London
  • 1971-06-02 15th European Cup: Ajax beats Panathinaikos 2-0 at London
  • 1971-07-05 Simon Gray's "Butley" premieres in London
  • 1971-10-31 The Irish Republican Army (IRA) explode a bomb at the Post Office Tower in London
  • 1971-11-09 David Storey's "Changing Room" premieres in London
  • 1972-01-04 Rose Heilbron becomes the first female judge to sit at the Old Bailey in London.
  • 1972-01-13 An army commander stages a bloodless coup in Ghan, while the prime minister is in London

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1972-02-02 Tom Stoppard's "Jumpers" premieres in London

Playwright Tom Stoppard
Tom Stoppard
  • 1972-06-06 Gold hits record $60 an ounce in London
  • 1972-07-07 Secret Talks Between IRA and British Government: Gerry Adams is part of a delegation to London for talks with the British Government
  • 1972-08-02 Gold hits record $70 an ounce in London
  • 1972-09-19 A parcel bomb sent to Israeli Embassy in London kills one diplomat.
  • 1972-11-24 Taoiseach Jack Lynch met with British Prime Minister Edward Heath in London to give Irish approval to Attlee's paper that said new arrangements should be 'acceptable to and accepted by the Republic of Ireland'
  • 1973-01-07 British Darts Organisation founded in North London
  • 1973-02-23 Gold goes up $10 overnight to record $95 an ounce in London
  • 1973-03-08 The Provisional Irish Republican Army undertakes its first operation in Great Britain, planting four car bombs in London; 10 members of PIRA are arrested at Heathrow Airport while trying to leave the country

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1973-03-17 Queen Elizabeth II opens new London Bridge

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • 1973-03-26 Susan Shaw is first woman in 171 years in London's Stock exchange
  • 1973-04-26 "2 Gentlemen of Verona" musical opens in London
  • 1973-05-14 Gold hits record $102.50 an ounce in London
  • 1973-06-19 "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" stage production opens in London
  • 1973-06-26 London production of musical "Grease" premieres
  • 1973-07-04 Alan Ayckbourne's "Absurd Person Singular," premieres in London
  • 1973-07-26 Peter Shaffers "Equus" premieres in London

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 858

  • 1947-12-16 Ben Cross, English actor (Chariots of Fire, Star Trek), born in London, England
  • 1948-01-12 Anthony Andrews, actor (Under the Volcano), born in London, England
  • 1948-02-24 Dennis "Minder" Waterman, actor (Fair Exchange), born in London, England
  • 1948-03-04 Chris Squire, rock bassist (Yes-Fish Out of Water), born in London, England (d. 2015)
  • 1948-03-17 Pat Lloyd, rocker (The Equals), born in London

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1948-03-22 Andrew Lloyd Webber, composer (Phantom of the Opera, Cats), born in London, England

  • 1948-05-13 Jeffrey Evans, Lord Mayor of London (2015-16), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1948-05-31 Mike Edwards [Swami Deva Pramada ], musician (ELO), born in London (d. 2010)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1948-07-21 Cat Stevens [Steven Demetre Georgiou; Yusaf Islam], rock vocalist (Peace Train), born in London, England

Singer and songwriter Cat Stevens
Singer and songwriter
Cat Stevens
  • 1948-08-12 Graham Zellick, principal (Queen Mary & Westfield College London)
  • 1948-09-16 Kenney Jones, English rock drummer/vocalist (Small Faces, The Who), born in London, England

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1948-11-14 Prince Charles [Charles Philip Arthur George], Prince of Wales/Duke of Cornwall, born in London

His Royal Highness Prince Charles
His Royal Highness
Prince Charles
  • 1948-12-06 Jonathan King, singer (Everyone's Gone to the Moon), born in London, England
  • 1948-12-20 Alan Parsons, audio engineer/music producer (The Dark Side of the Moon, Let it Be), born in London, England
  • 1949-02-19 Eddie Hardin, English rock pianist and singer (Spencer Davis Group), born in London, England
  • 1949-05-04 Graham Swift, British author (Waterland, Last Orders), born in London
  • 1949-05-29 Francis Rossi, guitarist (Status Quo-Picture of a Matchstick Man), born in London, England
  • 1949-06-15 Simon Callow, actor (Good Father), born in London, England
  • 1949-07-17 Mick Tucker, rock drummer (Sweet Harlesden), born in London, England
  • 1949-07-28 Simon Kirke, rock drummer (Bad Company), born in London, England
  • 1949-07-28 Steve Peregrin Took, English musician (Tyrannosaurus Rex), born in London (d. 1980)
  • 1949-09-12 Tony Stevens, English rocker (Foghat, Savoy Brown), born in London
  • 1950-02-23 Steve Priest, rock bassist (Sweet Hayes), born in London, England
  • 1950-05-13 Danny Kirwan, rocker (Fleetwood Mac), born in London, England
  • 1950-05-17 Alan Johnson, British politician (Home Secretary 2009-10), born in London

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1950-07-18 Richard Branson, British music enterperneur (Virgin Atlantic), born in London, England

Business Magnate Richard Branson
Business Magnate
Richard Branson
  • 1950-07-26 Susan George, actress (Straw Dogs, Mandingo), born in London, England
  • 1950-08-18 Dennis Elliott, rock drummer (Foreigner), born in London, England
  • 1950-08-30 Antony Gormley, British sculptor (Angel of the North), born in London, England
  • 1950-09-14 Paul Kossoff, rock guitarist (Free), born in London, England
  • 1950-09-30 Victoria Tennant, London England (All of Me, Chiefs, Winds of War)
  • 1950-10-18 Sheila White, actress (I Claudius), born in London, England
  • 1950-10-31 Zaha Hadid, British architect (London Aquatic Centre), born in Baghdad, Iraq (d. 2016)
  • 1951-03-16 Kate Nelligan, actress (Bethune, Eye of the Needle), born in London, Ontario
  • 1951-06-16 John Salthouse, English actor (Abigail's Party), born in London
  • 1951-10-16 Daniel Gerroll, actor (Big Business), born in London, England
  • 1951-11-21 Nick Gilder, singer (Hot Child in the City), born in London, England
  • 1951-11-23 David Rappaport, 3'11" actor (Wizard, Time Bandits), born in London, England
  • 1952-03-26 David Amess, British politician (C), born in London
  • 1952-07-03 Andy Fraser, rock bassist (Free London), born in London, England
  • 1952-10-04 Nina Carter, vocalist (Blonde on Blonde), born in London, England

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1952-10-09 Sharon Osbourne, English/American music manager, TV personality (X-Factor, America's Got Talent) and wife of Ozzy Osbourne, born in London

Music Manager/TV Personality Sharon Osbourne
Music Manager/TV Personality
Sharon Osbourne
  • 1952-10-26 Andrew Motion, English poet (British Poet Laureate 1999-2009), born in London
  • 1953-05-24 Alfred Molina, actor (Enchanted April, Prick up your Ears), born in London, England
  • 1953-06-16 Ian Mosley, Paddington London, drummer (Marillion-Clutching at Straws)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1953-07-23 Graham Gooch, English cricket captain, opening batsman and prolific run scorer, born in London

Cricketer Graham Gooch
Graham Gooch
  • 1953-09-27 Diane Abbott, British politician (L) 1st black woman elected to UK parliament, born in London
  • 1954-01-06 Anthony Minghella, director and screenwriter (The English Patient, The Talented Mr. Ripley), born in London (d. 2008)
  • 1954-03-03 Chris Hughes, English record producer and rock drummer (Adam & The Ants), born in London, England
  • 1954-03-17 Lesley-Anne Down, actress (A Little Night Music, Moonraker), born in London, England
  • 1954-03-17 Wally Stocker, rock vocalist/guitarist (Babys-Missing You), born in London, England
  • 1954-06-05 Michael "Nicko" McBrain, English heavy metal drummer (Iron Maiden-Powerslave), born in London, England
  • 1954-11-03 Adam Ant, [Stuart Goddard], English punk rocker (If I Strip For You), born in London, England
  • 1954-11-09 Dennis Stratton, rock guitarist (Iron Maiden), born in London, England
  • 1955-02-09 Charles Shaughnessy, actor (Shane-Days of our Lives, Nanny), born in London, England
  • 1955-03-29 Marina Sirtis, English actress (Troi-Star Trek: The Next Generation), born in London, England
  • 1955-05-06 John Hutton, British politician and cabinet minister (L), born in London
  • 1955-06-08 Griffin Dunne, actor (American Werewolf in London, Who's That Girl)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1955-06-08 Tim Berners-Lee, English inventor of the World Wide Web, born in London

Computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee
Computer scientist
Tim Berners-Lee
  • 1955-06-26 Mick Jones, rock vocalist/guitarist (Clash-Havana 3 AM), born in London, England
  • 1955-07-18 Teresa Ann Savoy, actress (Caligula), born in London, England

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1955-09-03 Steve Jones, rock guitarist (Sex Pistols), born in London, England

Rocker Steve Jones
Steve Jones
  • 1956-07-20 Paul Cook, English rock drummer (Sex Pistols), born in London
  • 1956-09-14 Joe Penny, actor (Gangster Wars, Riptide, Jake & the Fatman), born in London, England
  • 1956-09-29 Sebastian Coe, British 1500m runner (Olympic-gold-1980, 84), born in London, England
  • 1956-12-23 Dave Murray, English heavy metal guitarist and songwriter (Iron Maiden), born in London, England
  • 1957-03-08 Clive Burr, East Ham, London, drummer (Iron Maiden 1979-82), (d. 2013)
  • 1957-03-12 Steve Harris, hard rock bassist (Iron Maiden-Gypsy's Kiss), born in London, England

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1957-04-29 Daniel Day-Lewis, English actor (Last of the Mohicans, Gangs of New York), born in London

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1957-05-10 Sid Vicious, [John Simon Ritchie], bassist (Sex Pistols), born in London, England

Musician Sid Vicious
Sid Vicious
  • 1957-05-19 Sophia Crawford, actress (Power Rangers), born in London, England
  • 1957-05-27 Duncan Goodhew, English 100m breast stroke swimmer (Oly-Gold-1980), born in London, England
  • 1957-08-24 Stephen Fry, English comedian and actor (Blackadder, QI), born in London
  • 1957-08-31 Glenn Tilbrook, rock vocalist/guitarist (Squeeze-Tempted), born in London, England
  • 1957-12-08 Phil Collen, English heavy-metal guitarist (Def Leppard - Love Bites), born in London, England
  • 1958-01-25 Gary Brian Tibbs, rock bassist (Adam & The Ants, Roxy Music), born in London, England
  • 1958-06-20 Kelly Johnson [Bernadette], Edmonton, London, guitarist (Girlschool), (d. 2007)
  • 1958-07-30 Daley Thompson, Decathalete (Olympic-gold-1980, 1984), born in London, England
  • 1958-09-06 Buster Bloodvessel [Douglas Trendle], English singer (Bad Manners), born in London
  • 1958-09-19 Lita Ford, vocalist (Kiss Me Deadly, Runaways), born in London, England
  • 1959-04-27 Marco Pirroni, rock guitarist (Adam & The Ants), born in London, England
  • 1959-05-03 Ben Elton, Catford, London, English actor and comedian (Blackadder Back & Forth, Friday Night Live)
  • 1959-05-17 Paul Di'anno, rocker (Iron Maiden Chingford, London V Early Vocalist
  • 1959-05-25 Cathryn Harrison, actress (Old Woman in Black Moon), born in London, England
  • 1959-05-26 Brian Peaker, rower (Olympics-96), born in London, Ontario
  • 1959-06-06 Amanda Pays, actress (Max Headroom, Off Limits), born in London, England
  • 1959-07-06 John Keeble, rock drummer (Spandau Ballet-True), born in London, England
  • 1959-08-04 Laurence Anholt, British children's author, born in London, England

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1959-10-07 Simon Cowell, English recording executive and television producer (X-Factor, American Idol), born in London

Recording Executive Simon Cowell
Recording Executive
Simon Cowell
  • 1959-10-15 Sarah Magaret Fergusson, [Fergie], Duchess of York, born in London, England
  • 1959-10-16 Gary Kemp, rock guitarist (Spandau Ballet-True), born in London, England
  • 1959-10-29 Finola Hughes, actress (Anna-General Hospital, Staying Alive), born in London, England
  • 1960-03-25 Steve Norman, rock sax (Spandau Ballet-True), born in London, England
  • 1960-04-24 Paula Yates, English TV personality (The Big Breakfast), born in London (d. 2000)
  • 1960-05-19 Yazz, [Yasmin Evans], singer (Fine Time), born in London, England
  • 1960-05-29 Adrian Paul, actor (Dance to Win, Highlander), born in London, England
  • 1960-07-20 Katie Rabbet, Prince Andrew's former girlfriend, born in London, England
  • 1960-08-28 Emma Samms, [Samuels], actress (Colby's, General Hospital), born in London, England
  • 1960-09-09 Hugh Grant, London England (4 Weddings & a Funeral, 9 Months)
  • 1960-10-19 Dan Woodgate, rock drummer (Madness, Voice of Beehive), born in London, England

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Famous Deaths

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