London in History (Part 7)

Historical Events

Events 601 - 700 of 945

  • 1958-10-02 Musical show "Valmouth" 1st produced in London

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1958-10-14 Brendan Behan's "Hostage" premieres in London

Irish Poet and Playwright Brendan Behan
Irish Poet and Playwright
Brendan Behan
  • 1959-01-29 'The Great Smog' hits London, many die of chest and lung-related illnesses
  • 1959-04-23 1st heliport in Britain opens in London

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1959-05-01 Floyd Patterson KOs Brian London in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • 1959-05-28 Johnson & Bart's musical "Lock up your daughters" premieres in London
  • 1960-03-18 5th Eurovision Song Contest: Jacqueline Boyer for France wins singing "Tom Pillibi" in London
  • 1960-07-01 Robert Bolt's "A Man For All Seasons" premieres in London
  • 1960-09-27 Europe's 1st "moving pavement" (travelator), opens at Bank station on the London Underground
  • 1960-10-18 In Britain, News Chronicle & Daily Mail merge and London Evening Star merges with Evening News
  • 1961-03-06 1st London minicabs introduced
  • 1961-05-10 "Beyond the Fringe" premieres in London

Film release premierFilm Premier

1961-12-13 "The Young Ones" directed by Sidney J. Furie, starring Cliff Richard, Robert Morley and Carole Gray premieres in London

  • 1962-03-27 Ann Jellicoe's play "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 (electrically powered buses using overhead supply) 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
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
Musician Ravi Shankar
Musician
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 The 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

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

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

British Prime Minister Harold Wilson
British Prime Minister
Harold Wilson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

British Prime Minister James Callaghan
British Prime Minister
James Callaghan
  • 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
  • 1970-01-22 1st commercial Boeing 747 flight, Pan American World Airways flies from 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
Playwright
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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 977

  • 1943-03-02 Tony Meehan [Daniel Meehan], English rocker (Drifters, Vipers), born in London, England
  • 1943-03-08 Lynn Redgrave, British American actress (Gregory Girl), born in London, England (d. 2010)
  • 1943-04-08 James Herbert, horror writer (The Rats), born in London, England (d. 2013)
  • 1943-04-16 Dave Peverett, English rocker (Foghat, Savoy Brown), born in London, England
  • 1943-06-08 Colin Baker, English actor (Sixth Doctor in Doctor Who, Swallows & Amazons), born in London
  • 1943-06-25 Bill Moggridge [William], designer (1st laptop computer), born in London, England (d. 2012)
  • 1943-06-29 Roger Ruskin Spear, saxophonist (Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band), born in London, England
  • 1943-08-01 Denis Payton, rock musician (Dave Clark Five - Glad All Over), born in London, England
  • 1943-08-04 David Carr, rock keyboardist (The Fortunes), born in Leyton, London (d. 2011)
  • 1943-08-06 Michael Anderson Jr, actor (Clay-The Monroes), born in London, England
  • 1943-11-11 Chas Hodges, English musician (Chas & Dave), born in London
  • 1943-12-06 Mike Smith, rocker/pianist (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over), born in London, England

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1944-01-09 Jimmy Page, rock guitarist (Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven), born in London, England

Rock Star Jimmy Page
Rock Star
Jimmy Page
  • 1944-01-19 Laurie London, English singer
  • 1944-02-02 Andrew Davis, Ashbridge, England, conductor (New Phil Orch-London)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1944-02-13 Jerry Springer, talk show host (Jerry Springer Show), born in London, England

Talk Show Host Jerry Springer
Talk Show Host
Jerry Springer
  • 1944-03-01 John Napier, set designer (Royal Shakesphere Company), born in London, England
  • 1944-04-07 Carol Grimes, British singer (Delivery), born in London, England
  • 1944-05-14 Francesca Annis, actress (Madame Bovary, Dune), born in London, England
  • 1944-05-18 Albert Hammond, rocker (It Never Rains In Southern California ), born in London
  • 1944-05-30 Lenny Davidson, rocker (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over), born in London, England
  • 1944-06-11 Alan Horworth, British politician (L), first Conservative to change to Labour party, born in London
  • 1944-06-21 Jon Hiseman, English drummer, born in London
  • 1944-06-21 Ray Davies, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Kinks), born in London
  • 1944-06-22 Peter Asher, singer (Peter & Gordon-World Without Love), born in London, England
  • 1944-07-22 Rick Davies, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Supertramp), born in London, England
  • 1944-08-08 John Renbourn, English folk musician (Pentangle), born in London
  • 1944-08-20 John Povey, English musician, born in London
  • 1944-10-09 John Entwistle, rock guitarist/vocalist (Who-Baba O'Riley), born in London, England
  • 1944-11-16 Joanna Pettit, actress (Knots Landing, Cry of the Innocent), born in London, England
  • 1944-12-06 Jonathan King, English singer-songwriter (Everyone's Gone to the Moon) and record producer, born in London

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1945-01-10 Rod Stewart, British singer (Maggie Mae, Do You Think I'm Sexy), born in London, England

Singer Rod Stewart
Singer
Rod Stewart
  • 1945-03-09 Robin Trower, guitarist (Procol Harum-Whiter Shade of Pale), born in London, England
  • 1945-04-20 Jimmy Winston, organist (Samll Facres-Itchycoo Park), born in London, England

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1945-05-19 Peter Townshend, English rock guitarist, vocalist and composer (The Who-Tommy), born in London, England

  • 1945-06-17 Ken Livingstone, English politician (Mayor of London 2000-08), born in London
  • 1945-06-19 Peter Bardens, English musician (Camel), born in London (d. 2002)
  • 1945-06-28 Dave Knights, rock bassist (Procol Harum-Conquistador), born in London, England
  • 1945-07-18 Danny McCullock, rocker (Animals), born in London, England

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1945-07-26 Helen Mirren [Ilyena Lydia Vasilievna Mironoff], English actress (The Queen, The Madness of King George), born in London, England

Actress Helen Mirren
Actress
Helen Mirren
  • 1945-11-11 Chris Dreja, rocker (Yardbirds), born in London, England
  • 1945-11-12 Valerie Leon, actress (Blood from Mummy's Tomb), born in London, England

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1946-01-03 John Paul Jones [John Baldwin], English rock bassist and songwriter (Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven), born in London

Musician John Paul Jones
Musician
John Paul Jones
  • 1946-01-22 Malcolm McLaren, British band manager (the Sex Pistols), born in London (d. 2010)
  • 1946-02-03 Stan Webb, English blues musician (Chicken Shack), born in London, UK

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1946-02-21 Alan Rickman, English actor (Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, Die Hard, Harry Potter), born in Hammersmith, London (d. 2016)

  • 1946-03-05 Murray Head, British singer (One Night in Bangkok), born in London
  • 1946-03-07 Matthew Fisher, rock keyboardist (Procol Harum), born in London, England
  • 1946-03-22 Laraine Ashton, fashion models' agent (London)
  • 1946-04-01 Ronnie "Plonk" Lane, rock bassist (Small Faces-Hey Girl), born in London, England
  • 1946-04-18 Hayley Mills, actress (Parent Trap, Pollyanna), born in London, England
  • 1946-06-25 Ian McDonald, rock guitarist (Foreigner, King Crimson), born in London, England
  • 1946-06-26 Clive Francis, actor (Masada), born in London, England
  • 1946-07-23 Andy MacKay, rock sax/oboe (Roxy Music-Dance Away), born in London, England

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1946-08-23 Keith Moon, English rock drummer (Who-I'm A Boy), born in London, England (d. 1978)

Rocker Keith Moon
Rocker
Keith Moon
  • 1946-09-09 Pete Gavin, English rocker (Heads Hands & Feet), born in London
  • 1946-09-19 John Coghlan, rock drummer (Status Quo), born in London, England
  • 1946-09-28 Helen Shapiro, Bethnal Green London, rock vocalist
  • 1946-10-17 Vicki Hodge, actress (Confessions of a Sex Maniac), born in London, England
  • 1946-10-29 Peter Green, [Peter Greenbaum], rocker (Fleetwood Mac), born in London, England
  • 1946-11-23 Diana Quick, actress (Brideshead, Big Sleep, Odd Job), born in London, England
  • 1946-12-14 Jane Birkin, actress (Mrs Don Juan, Dark Places, Dust), born in London, England
  • 1947-01-06 Sandy Denny, country singer (Fairport Convention-If You Gotta Go), born in London, England

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1947-01-08 David Bowie [Jones], English singer-songwriter (Major Tom, Ziggy Stardust), born in London, England (d. 2016)

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
Singer-Songwriter
David Bowie
  • 1947-02-03 Dave Davies, rock vocalist/guitarist (Kinks-Lola), born in London, England

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1947-03-24 Alan Sugar, English multi-millionaire/computer manufacturer (Amstrad), born in Hackney, London

Computer Entrepreneur Alan Sugar
Computer Entrepreneur
Alan Sugar
  • 1947-04-01 Robin Scott, English singer (M), born in London
  • 1947-04-08 Steve Howe, rock guitarist (Asia, Yes-Roundabout), born in London, England
  • 1947-04-22 Barry Guy, English composer and double bass player, born in London
  • 1947-05-06 Dennis Cowan, rocker (Bonzo Dog Band), born in London, England

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1947-06-24 Mick Fleetwood, rock drummer (Fleetwood Mac-Go Your Own Way), born in London, England

Musician Mick Fleetwood
Musician
Mick Fleetwood
  • 1947-06-24 Clarissa Dickson Wright, English celebrity chef (Two Fat Ladies), born in London (d. 2014)
  • 1947-07-08 Jenny Diski, English writer (Stranger on a Train), born in London (d. 2016)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1947-07-17 Camilla Parker Bowles (Duchess of Cornwall), wife of Prince Charles, born in London, England

Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker Bowles
Duchess of Cornwall
Camilla Parker Bowles
  • 1947-07-19 Brian May, rock guitarist (Queen-We are the Champions), born in London, England
  • 1947-07-23 David Essex, [Cook], rock vocalist/actor (That'll be the Day), born in London, England
  • 1947-09-19 Tanith Lee, British sci-fi author (Don't Bite the Sun), born in London
  • 1947-09-26 Graham Faulkner, actor (Brother Sun Sister Moon), born in London, England
  • 1947-09-30 Marc Bolan, rock vocalist (T-Rex-Bang a Gong), born in London, England
  • 1947-10-01 Rob Davis, English musician and songwriter (Groovejet (If This Ain't Love), born in London
  • 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

  • 1948-04-12 Jeremy Beadle, English television presenter (Beadle's About), born in London, England (d. 2008)
  • 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
  • 1948-12-20 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
  • 1949-05-18 Rick Wakeman, English, rock keyboardist (Yes), 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

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths