London in History (Part 8)

Historical Events

Events 701 - 800 of 927

  • 1973-08-15 David Storey's "Cromwell" premieres in London
  • 1974-01-03 Gold hits record $121.25 an ounce in London
  • 1974-01-08 Gold hits record $126.50 an ounce in London
  • 1974-01-21 Gold hits record $161.31/silver hits record $3.97 an ounce in London
  • 1974-02-10 Silver futures hit record $4.81½ an ounce in London
  • 1974-02-21 Silver hits record $5.96½ an ounce in London
  • 1974-03-04 David Hares' "Knuckle" premieres in London
  • 1974-03-21 Attempt made to kidnap Princess Anne in London's Pall Mall
  • 1974-05-06 Stolen "Guitar Player" painting by Jan Vermeer found in London
  • 1974-05-26 During a David Cassidy concert in London a 14-year old is trampled
  • 1974-06-17 The Provisional Irish Republican Army bombs the Houses of Parliament in London, injuring 11 people and causing extensive damage
  • 1974-09-01 The SR-71 Blackbird sets (and holds) the record for flying from New York to London: 1 hour 54 minutes and 56.4 seconds.
  • 1974-11-08 British Lord Lucan disappears after his nanny is found murdered in London

Film release premierFilm Premier

1974-12-19 "The Man with the Golden Gun", 9th James Bond film, starring Roger Moore, Britt Ekland and Christopher Lee, premieres in London

  • 1975-02-28 41 killed in London Underground, as train speeds past final stop
  • 1975-02-28 A major tube train crash at Moorgate station, London kills 43 people.
  • 1975-03-26 "Tommy" premieres in London
  • 1975-04-23 Harold Pinter's play "No Man's Land" premieres in London
  • 1975-06-02 First recorded snowfall in London in June
  • 1975-07-23 Alan Ayckbourn's "Absent Friends" premieres in London
  • 1975-07-30 Simon Gray's "Otherwise Engaged" premieres in London
  • 1975-09-28 The Spaghetti House siege, in which nine people were taken as hostages, takes place in London.
  • 1975-12-06 Balcombe Street Siege: for 6 days, four Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers hold two hostages at an apartment in London, England
  • 1976-01-29 Bombs set off in London's West End by the IRA; 1 person is injured

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1976-04-05 Tom Stoppard's "Dirty Linen" premieres in London

Playwright Tom Stoppard
Tom Stoppard
  • 1976-05-31 Loudest PA (76 KW) for Who's Quadrophenia in London
  • 1977-05-07 22nd Eurovision Song Contest: Marie Myriam for France wins singing "L'oiseau et l'enfant" in London
  • 1977-05-12 1st quadrophonic concert (Pink Floyd in London)
  • 1977-06-18 Sex Pistols Johnny Rotten & Paul Cook, beaten & robbed by London pub

Film release premierFilm Premier

1977-07-07 "The Spy Who Loved Me", 10th James Bond film starring Roger Moore and Barbara Bach, premieres in London

Actress Barbara Bach
Barbara Bach
  • 1977-07-18 Hugh Leonard's "Da" premieres in London
  • 1977-09-26 Sir Freddie Laker begins cut-rate "Skytrain" service, London to NY
  • 1977-11-17 Bernard Pomerance's "Elephant Man" premieres in London
  • 1977-11-21 First flight of Concorde (London to New York)
  • 1978-01-01 News editor Donald Woods finally arrives in London after escaping the apartheid regime in South Africa
  • 1978-03-31 Wings release "London Town" album
  • 1978-04-14 David Hare's "Plenty" premieres in London
  • 1978-05-10 22nd European Cup: Liverpool beats Club Brugge 1-0 at London
  • 1978-06-09 Gutenberg Bible (1 of 21) sells for $2.4 million, London
  • 1978-06-11 Christa Tybus of London sets record of 24½ hrs of hula-hoop

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1978-06-21 Andrew Lloyd Webber & Rice's musical "Evita" premieres in London

  • 1978-08-20 Gunmen open fire on an Israeli El Al Airline bus in London
  • 1978-10-03 Gold hits record $223.50 an ounce in London
  • 1978-11-08 Tom Stoppard's "Night & Day" premieres in London
  • 1978-11-15 Harold Pinter's play "Betrayal" premieres in London
  • 1979-03-29 Caryl Churchill's "Cloud Nine" premieres in London
  • 1979-04-17 Brian Clark's "Whose Life is it Anyway?" premieres in London
  • 1979-04-23 Fighting in London between the Anti-Nazi League and the Metropolitan Police Special Patrol Group results in the death of protester Blair Peach.
  • 1979-05-02 "Quadrophenia" premieres in London
  • 1979-05-03 Martin Sherman's "Bent" premieres in London
  • 1979-06-26 "Moonraker", 11th James Bond film starring Roger Moore, premieres in London
  • 1979-07-18 Gold hits record $303.85 an ounce in London
  • 1979-09-05 Earl Mountbatten's Ceremonial Funeral held in Westminster Abbey
  • 1979-10-18 "Beatlemania" opens in London
  • 1979-11-02 Peter Shaffer's musical "Amadeus" premieres in London
  • 1980-01-15 Pam Gems' "Piaf!" premieres in London
  • 1980-04-30 Ronald Harwood's "The Dresser" premieres in London
  • 1980-04-30 Terrorists seize Iranian Embassy in London
  • 1980-05-05 Siege at Iranian Embassy in London ends as British SAS and police storm the building
  • 1980-08-19 Willy Russell's "Educating Rita" premieres in London
  • 1980-09-27 Marvin Hagler defeats Alan Minter to claim boxing's world Middleweight championship in London. They have to be escorted away by police after a riot forms.
  • 1981-04-03 Race riots in London's Brixton area
  • 1981-04-11 Race riot in London area of Brixton
  • 1981-05-11 Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Cats" (based on T. S. Eliot) premieres in London
  • 1981-06-24 "For Your Eyes Only", 12th James Bond, starring Roger Moore and 1st drected by John Glen premieres in London
  • 1981-07-01 Nell Dunn's "Steaming" premieres in London
  • 1981-07-14 Kevin Wade's "Key Exchange," premieres in London
  • 1981-07-30 Simon Gray's "Quartermaine's Terms" premieres in London
  • 1981-08-18 Football running back, Herschel Walker, of U of Georgia, takes out a Lloyd's of London insurance policy for $1 million
  • 1981-10-01 J Chodorov/N Panama's "Talent for Murder" premieres in London
  • 1982-02-23 Michael Frayn's "Noises Off" premieres in London
  • 1982-06-19 The body of God's Banker, Roberto Calvi is found hanging beneath Blackfriars Bridge in London.
  • 1982-07-20 T Macauly & D Vosburghs musical "Windy City," premieres in London
  • 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
  • 1982-09-01 Caryl Churchill's "Top Girls" premieres in London
  • 1982-11-16 Tom Stoppard's "Real Thing" premieres in London
  • 1983-02-08 Champion thoroughbred Shergar kidnapped in Ireland; never found Lloyds of London pays $10.6 million insurance
  • 1983-03-09 Caryl Churchill's "Fen" premieres in London
  • 1983-03-30 Ray Cooney's "Run for your Wives" premieres in London
  • 1983-06-06 "Octopussy", 13th James Bond film, starring Roger Moore, Maud Adams and Louis Jourdan premieres in London
  • 1983-08-06 Minnesota Vikings beat St Louis Cards 28-10 in London, England (NFL expo)
  • 1983-09-21 David Mamet's "Glengarry Glen Ross" premieres in London
  • 1983-09-22 Everly Brothers reunite after 10 years (Royal Albert Hall, London))
  • 1983-10-26 Hugh Williams' "Pack of Lies" premieres in London
  • 1983-12-17 The Provisional IRA bombs Harrods department store in London, killing six people and injuring 90
  • 1984-04-04 Michael Frayn's "Benefactors" premieres in London
  • 1984-04-17 During Libyan Embassy demonstration in London, British police officer Yvonne Fletcher shot dead
  • 1984-05-08 Thames Barrier to stop flooding in London officially completed

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1984-05-17 Prince Charles calls a proposed addition to the National Gallery, London, a "monstrous carbuncle on the face of a much-loved and elegant friend," sparking controversies on the proper role of the Royal Family and the course of modern architecture.

His Royal Highness Prince Charles
His Royal Highness
Prince Charles
  • 1984-08-30 Sotheby's in London begins 2 day auction of rock memorabilla
  • 1984-09-25 1st London performance of musical "Stepping Out" presented
  • 1984-10-31 Howard Goodall & Melvyn Bragg's musical "Hired Man" premieres in London
  • 1985-04-03 Vic Elliot pockets 15,780 pool balls in 24 hours in London
  • 1985-04-21 Ingrid Kristiansen wins London Marathon in a record 2:21:06
  • 1985-07-13 "Live Aid" concert held both at Wembley Stadium (London) and John F. Kennedy Stadium (Philadelphia) raises over $70 million for African famine relief
  • 1985-07-16 Bill to abolish Greater London Council receives royal assent
  • 1985-09-28 Riots in Brixton, London, rompted by police shooting of Dorothy Groce by police
  • 1985-10-06 PC Keith Blakelock is murdered as riots erupt in the Broadwater Farm estate in Tottenham, north London.
  • 1985-10-08 Alain Boubil/Herbert Kretzner's "Les Miserables" premieres in London
  • 1985-12-04 "Les Miserables" opens at Palace Theatre, London

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 701 - 800 of 858

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1960-11-05 Tilda Swinton, actress (Orlando), born in London, England

Actress Tilda Swinton
Tilda Swinton
  • 1960-12-21 Louis Demetrius Alvanis, London-based pianist
  • 1960-12-27 Maryam D'Abo, actress (Living Daylights, Xtro, Until Sept), born in London, England
  • 1961-04-18 Jane Leeves, actress (Murphy Brown, Daphne Moon-Fraiser), born in London, England
  • 1961-05-14 Tim Roth, actor (Reservoir Dogs, Vincent & Theo), born in London, England
  • 1961-05-20 Clive Allen, WLAF kicker (London Monarchs)
  • 1961-08-08 The Edge, [Dave Evans], rock guitarist (U2-I Will Follow), born in London, England
  • 1961-08-24 Mark "Bedders" Bedfored, rock bassist (Madness), born in London, England
  • 1961-08-28 Kim Appleby, Stoke Newington, English singer (Mel & Kim-Coming to America), born in London, England
  • 1961-09-14 Antonia De Sancha, lover of British MP David Mellor, born in London, England
  • 1961-10-10 Martin Kemp, rock bassist (Spandau Ballet), born in London, England
  • 1962-01-09 Phil Lewis, rock vocalist (LA Guns-It's Over Now), born in London, England
  • 1962-06-29 Amanda Donohoe, actress (CJ Lamb-LA Law), born in London, England
  • 1962-10-23 Beatie Edney, actress (Diary of a Mad Old Man), born in London, England
  • 1962-10-26 Cary Elwes, English actor (Glory, Princess Bride), born in London, England
  • 1962-11-01 Kelly Kelland, softball 1st baseman (Olympics-96), born in London, Ontario
  • 1963-01-11 Jason Connery, actor (Robin Hood), born in London, England

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1963-05-11 Natasha Richardson, actress (Gothic, Handmaid's Tale), born in London, England

  • 1963-06-01 Mike Joyce, rock drummer (Smiths-Ask, Panic, London)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1963-06-25 George Michael [Panos], British rock vocalist (Wham-I Want Your Sex), born in London, England

Rock Vocalist George Michael
Rock Vocalist
George Michael
  • 1963-09-26 Lysette Anthony, actress (Angelique-Dark Shadows, Switch), born in London, England
  • 1963-10-27 Deborah Moore, actress (Danielle-Day of Our Lives), born in London, England
  • 1963-12-24 Caroline Aherne, British comedienne, writer and actress (The Royale Family), born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1964-01-20 Victoria Sellers, actress (Crime Zone, Warlords), born in London, England

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1964-03-10 Prince Edward [Edward Anthony Richard Louis], Prince of Britain and son of Elizabeth II, born in Buckingham Palace, London

Earl of Wessex Prince Edward
Earl of Wessex
Prince Edward
  • 1964-04-20 Andy Serkis, English actor (Gollum in Lord of the Rings), born in London
  • 1965-01-04 Julia Ormond, actress (Sabrina, Legends of the Fall), born in London, England
  • 1965-01-11 Joely Richardson, actress (Body Contact, Wetherby), born in London, England
  • 1965-01-14 Jemma Redgrave, actress (Buddha of Suburbia), born in London, England
  • 1965-02-26 Alison Armitage, actress (Acapulco HEAT), born in London, England
  • 1965-02-26 Brittany York, playmate (Oct, 1990), born in London, England
  • 1965-07-17 Alex Winter, actor (Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure), born in London, England
  • 1965-07-23 Slash, [Saul Hudson], rock guitarist & songwriter (Guns N' Roses-Sweet Child o' Mine), born in London, England

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1965-09-02 Lennox Lewis, heavyweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1988, WBC boxing champ), born in London, England

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Lennox Lewis
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Lennox Lewis
  • 1965-09-13 Zak Starkey, English rock drummer, son of Beatle Ringo, born in London, England
  • 1965-10-30 Gavin Rossdale, Kilburn, London, English heavy metal vocalist and actor (Bush)
  • 1966-02-02 Victor Muhammad, WLAF running back (London Monarchs)
  • 1966-02-21 Bronwen Booth, actress (Andy-One Life to Live, Eternal Evil), born in London, England
  • 1966-02-21 Wendy James, vocalist (Transvision Vamp-Velveteen), born in London, England
  • 1966-04-12 Jeffrey Hunter, WLAF DE (London Monarchs)
  • 1966-04-15 Samantha Karen Fox, East End singer (Touch Me), born in London, England

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1966-05-26 Helena Bonham Carter, English actress (Fight Club, Howards End), born in London, England

  • 1966-07-12 Allegra Curtis, model/daughter of Christine Kaufmann, born in London, England
  • 1966-08-16 Rosey Edeh, Canadian 400m hurdler (Olympics-4-92, 96), born in London, England
  • 1966-11-10 Vanessa Angel, actress (Weird Science, Kingpin), born in London, England
  • 1966-11-22 Nicholas Rowe, actor (Young Sherlock Holmes), born in London, England
  • 1967-02-27 Jonathan Ive, English Designer at Apple Inc. (designed the imac, ipod, iphone), born in Chingford, London
  • 1967-03-12 Rowelle Blenman, WLAF cornerback/safety (London Monarchs)
  • 1967-08-07 Charlotte Lewis, Kensington actress (Golden Child, Pirates), born in London, England
  • 1967-10-16 Joe Murphy, NHL right wing (Chicago Blackhawks), born in London, England
  • 1967-10-29 Rufus Sewell, English actor (A Knight's Tale, Middlemarch), born in London
  • 1968-02-06 Richard Newbill, WLAF linebacker (London Monarchs)
  • 1968-03-04 Patsy Kensit, actress (Lethal Weapon 2, Hanover St), born in London, England
  • 1968-04-03 Charlotte Coleman, British actress (Four Weddings and a Funeral), born in London (d. 2001)
  • 1968-05-03 Jay Darlington, keyboardist (Kula Shaker), born in London, England
  • 1968-05-05 Michael Titley, WLAF TE (London Monarchs)
  • 1968-06-01 Jeff Hackett, NHL goalie (Chicago Blackhawks), born in London, England
  • 1968-06-11 Sophie Okonedo, London, British actress (Hotel Rwanda)
  • 1968-06-21 Sonique [Sonia Marina Clarke], British musician and DJ, born in London
  • 1968-06-23 Ronnie West, WLAF RB (London Monarchs)
  • 1968-10-01 Malcolm Showell, WLAF defensive end (London Monarchs)
  • 1968-11-03 Paul Quantrill, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), born in London, Ontario
  • 1968-12-25 Don Silvestri, NFL/WLAF kicker (NY Jets, London Monarchs)
  • 1969-01-22 Olivia d'Abo, actress (Wonder Years, Single Guy), born London, England
  • 1969-03-12 Karen Snelgrove, softball pitcher (Olympics-96), born in London, Ontario
  • 1969-03-17 [Lee] Alexander McQueen, English fashion designer, born in London (d. 2010)
  • 1969-04-27 Mica Paris, British Rhythm & Blues singer (So Good), born in London
  • 1969-06-06 Brian Greenfield, WLAF punter (London Monarchs)
  • 1969-10-09 Steve McQueen, English filmmaker and artist (12 Years a Slave), born in London
  • 1970-01-31 Minnie Driver, British actress and singer-songwriter (Good Will Hunting, The Riches), born in London, England
  • 1970-02-02 Chris Luneburg, WLAF T (London Monarchs)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1970-03-07 Rachel Weisz, English actress (The Mummy, The Constant Gardener) and fashion model , born in London, England

Actress Rachel Weisz
Rachel Weisz
  • 1970-04-18 Peter Giles, kayaker (Olympics-96), born in London, Ontario

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1970-05-22 Naomi Campbell, model/actress (Cool as Ice, Unzipped), born in London, England

Supermodel & Actress Naomi Campbell
Supermodel & Actress
Naomi Campbell
  • 1970-05-28 Ben Williams, WLAF defensive end (London Monarchs)
  • 1970-07-03 Preston Jones, WLAF quarterback (London Monarchs)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1970-07-30 Christopher Nolan, English film director (Inception, Interstellar), born in London

  • 1970-09-29 Emily Lloyd, actress (Wish You Were Here, In Country), born in London, England
  • 1970-10-08 Sadiq Khan, British politician, 1st Muslim Mayor of London, born in London
  • 1970-10-24 Alonza Bevan, bassist/tabla (Kula Shaker), born in London, England
  • 1971-01-09 Scott Thornton, London, NHL left wing (Edmonton Oilers)
  • 1971-01-25 Herman Smith, NFL/WLAF defensive end (Tampa Bay Bucs, London Monarchs)
  • 1971-02-18 Reggie Holt, WLAF safety (London Monarchs)
  • 1971-04-14 Antonio London, NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions)
  • 1971-05-26 Lewis Capes, WLAF defensive tackle (London Monarchs)
  • 1971-05-27 Paul Bettany, English actor (A Beautiful Mind ), born in London
  • 1971-06-02 Steve Brooks, WLAF tight end (Frankfurt Galaxy, London Monarchs)
  • 1971-06-25 Scott Maslen, English actor (EastEnders), born in London
  • 1971-07-20 Tom Tovo, WLAF defensive tackle (London Monarchs)
  • 1971-07-22 Charlotte Gainsbourg, actress (Little Thief), born in London, England
  • 1971-08-07 Kevin Gaines, WLAF DB (London Monarchs)
  • 1971-08-09 Alan Allen, NFL/WLAF wide receiver (NY Jets, London Monarchs)
  • 1971-08-13 Ron Dickerson, WLAF running back (Scottish Claymores, London Monarchs)
  • 1971-08-14 Stan White, NFL/WLAF quarterback (NY Giants, London Monarchs)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1971-10-13 Sacha Baron Cohen, comedian/actor (Ali G, Borat), born in London, England

Comedian/Actor Sacha Baron Cohen
Sacha Baron Cohen
  • 1971-12-04 Terrence Wisdom, NFL/WLAF guard/center (NY Jets, London Monarchs)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1971-12-25 Dido, Kensington, pop singer and rap/dance music vocalist (Eminem's 'Stan', 'No Angel'), born in London, England

Singer Dido
  • 1972-01-31 Fritz Fequiere, WLAF guard (Barcelona Dragons, London Monarchs)
  • 1972-03-13 Avrom Smith, WLAF RB (London Monarchs)
  • 1972-03-13 Ryan McCoy, WLAF LB (London Monarchs)

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