London in History (Part 9)

Historical Events

Events 801 - 900 of 928

  • 1985-12-04 "Les Miserables" opens at Palace Theatre, London
  • 1986-03-06 Ken Ludwig's "Lend me a Tenor" premieres in London
  • 1986-09-03 Alan Ayckbourn's "Woman in Mind" premieres in London
  • 1986-10-05 London Sunday Times reports Israel is stocking nuclear arms
  • 1986-10-09 "Phantom of the Opera" premeires in London
  • 1986-10-21 Hugh Whitemore's "Breaking the Code" premieres in London
  • 1986-10-27 British government deregulates financial markets in a "Big Bang", enhancing London's status as a financial capital while increasing income inequality
  • 1987-04-16 British Conservative MP Harvey Proctor appears at Bow Street Magistrates' Court in London charged with gross indecency.
  • 1987-06-27 "Living Daylights", 15th James Bond film, 1st film to star Timothy Dalton premieres in London
  • 1987-08-03 Chicago Bears beat Dallas Cowboys 17-6 in London, England (NFL expo)
  • 1987-08-09 LA Rams beat Dallas Cowboys 28-27 in London, England (NFL expo)
  • 1987-10-16 175-kph winds cause blackout in London, much of southern England
  • 1987-10-27 Peter Shaffer's "Lettice & Lovage" premieres in London
  • 1987-11-18 31 people die in a fire at King's Cross, London's busiest tube station
  • 1988-06-10 Greatest number of participants (31,678) on a bicycle tour (London)
  • 1988-06-11 Freedomfest - Mandela addresses Wembley Stadium London
  • 1988-07-31 Miami Dolphins beat SF 49ers 27-21 in London
  • 1988-09-01 Timberlake Westenbaker's "Our Country's Good" premieres in London
  • 1988-09-15 Museum of Moving Image in London opens
  • 1988-10-16 "Smile Jamaica" concert for Hurricane Gilbert victims held in London
  • 1988-12-12 3 trains collide in London, 40 die
  • 1988-12-20 Animal rights terrorists fire-bomb Harrod's dept store, London
  • 1989-06-13 "Licence to Kill", 16th James Bond film, last directed by John Glen and starring Timothy Dalton premieres in London
  • 1989-08-20 Dredger "Bow Belle" collides with pleasure boat "Marchioness" on the River Thames in central London; the "Marchioness" sinks in 30 seconds, drowning 51
  • 1989-09-20 Musical "Miss Saigon," premieres in London
  • 1989-09-25 Ronald Harwood's "Another Time" premieres in London
  • 1989-10-12 Musical "Buddy" with Paul Hipp premieres in London
  • 1989-10-23 William Nicholson's "Shadowlands" premieres in London
  • 1990-01-28 "Independent on Sunday" begins publishing in London
  • 1990-02-08 David Hares "Racing Demon" premieres in London
  • 1990-02-14 Alan Ayckbourn's "Man of the Moment," premieres in London
  • 1990-03-31 Riots began in London over the new poll tax laws
  • 1990-10-21 The first Apple Day, is held in Covent Garden, London.

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1990-12-14 Louis Jordan's revue "Five Guys Named Moe" premieres in London

Musician Louis Jordan
Musician
Louis Jordan
  • 1991-02-27 Ben Elton's "Silly Cow" premieres in London
  • 1991-03-23 1st World League of American Football games, London beats Frankfurt 24-11, Sacramento beats Raleigh-Dur 9-3 & Mont beats Birmingham 20-5
  • 1991-03-26 Marc Camoletti's "Don't Dress for Dinner" premieres in London
  • 1991-04-15 East-Europe Bank forms in London
  • 1991-04-16 M Leander & E Seago's musical "Matador" premieres in London
  • 1991-06-09 WLAF 1st world bowl London Monarchs defeat Barlecona Dragons 21-0
  • 1991-11-02 2nd Rugby World Cup: Australia beats England 12-6 in London
  • 1992-04-11 Irish Republican Army bombs London financial district, killing 3

Music concertMusic Concert

1992-04-20 All star concert in memory of Freddie Mercury held at Wembley Stadium, London

Singer-Songwriter Freddie Mercury
Singer-Songwriter
Freddie Mercury
  • 1992-05-20 36th European Cup: Barcelona beats Sampdoria 1-0 at London
  • 1992-08-29 Largest wrestling crowd outside US (75,000) at Wembley Stadium, London
  • 1992-10-26 London Ambulance Service thrown into chaos after implementation problems with a new Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system
  • 1993-04-01 Alan Bennett's play "The Madness of George III" premieres in London

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1993-04-13 Tom Stoppard's "Arcadia" premieres in London

Playwright Tom Stoppard
Playwright
Tom Stoppard
  • 1993-04-24 The IRA explodes a 1000kg car bomb in Bishopsgate, London, killing a news photographer and injuring 44 others
  • 1993-05-12 Parma of Italy win 33rd European Cup Winner's Cup against Royal Antwerp of Belgium 3-1 in London

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1993-07-12 Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Sunset Promenade" opens in London

  • 1993-07-16 S van Ruysdael's "Winter Landscape" sold for £705,500 in London
  • 1994-03-09 IRA launch 1st of 3 mortar attacks on London's Heathrow Airport
  • 1994-05-14 FA cup final at Wembley Stadium London
  • 1994-12-01 Rober Schumanns 2nd Symphony premieres in London
  • 1995-02-26 London finance house Barings collapses after huge losses in Singapore by rogue trader Nick Leeson
  • 1996-01-29 6,138th performance of "Cats" is held in London, surpassing record of Broadway's longest-running musical, "A Chorus Line"
  • 1996-02-09 The Irish Republican Army declares the end of its 18 month ceasefire shortly followed by a large bomb in London's Canary Wharf.
  • 1996-02-10 A bomb explodes in Docklands area of London, ending the 17-month ceasefire; James McArdle is eventually found guilty and jailed for 25 years
  • 1996-06-30 UEFA European Championship: Germany defeat Czech Republic 2-1 in London

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1997-03-06 Picasso's painting Tête de Femme is stolen from a London gallery, and is recovered a week later.

Painter Pablo Picasso
Painter
Pablo Picasso
  • 1997-04-30 "London Assurance" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 72 performances
  • 1997-06-29 "London Assurance" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 72 performances

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1997-09-06 Funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales held at Westminster Abbey in London

Princess of Wales Diana Spencer
Princess of Wales
Diana Spencer

Film release premierFilm Premier

1997-12-09 "Tomorrow Never Dies", 18th James Bond film starring Pierce Brosnan and Michelle Yeoh, premieres in London

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1998-02-24 Elton John knighted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace in London

Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John
Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II

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1998-07-12 Pres. Nelson Mandela accompanies Queen Elizabeth II on a coach drive through the streets of London

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • 1998-10-16 Former Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet is arrested in London on a Spanish warrant requesting his extradition on murder charges
  • 1999-07-01 The Scottish Parliament is officially opened by Queen Elizabeth on the day powers are transferred from the old Scottish Office in London to the new devolved Scottish Executive in Edinburgh.
  • 1999-10-05 The Ladbroke Grove rail crash in west London kills 31 people.
  • 2000-05-04 Ken Livingstone becomes the first Mayor of London.
  • 2000-10-17 Train crash at Hatfield, north of London, leading to collapse of Railtrack
  • 2001-03-04 IRA explode a bomb in front of the BBC Television Centre in London, injuring 11 people
  • 2001-07-20 The London Stock Exchange goes public.
  • 2001-08-03 The Real IRA detonate a car bomb in Ealing, London, U.K injuring seven people. (See 3 August 2001 Ealing bombing).

Film release premierFilm Premier

2001-12-10 "The Fellowship of the Ring" Lord of the Rings film directed by Peter Jackson and starring Elijah Wood and Ian McKellen premieres in London

Film Director Peter Jackson
Film Director
Peter Jackson
Actor Elijah Wood
Actor
Elijah Wood
Actor Ian McKellen
Actor
Ian McKellen
  • 2002-02-27 Ryanair Flight 296 catches fire in London Stansted Airport. Subsequent investigations criticize Ryanair's handling of the evacuation.
  • 2002-05-11 Last performance of the musical Cats in London's West End.

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2003-01-13 Rock musician Pete Townshend of The Who was arrested in London on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children. He was later cleared.

  • 2003-02-17 The London Congestion Charge scheme begins.
  • 2003-08-28 An electricity blackout cuts off power to around 500,000 people living in south east England and brings 60% of London's underground rail network to a halt.
  • 2003-12-17 The Soham murder trial ends at the Old Bailey in London, with Ian Huntley found guilty of two counts of murder. His girlfriend Maxine Carr is found guilty of perverting the course of justice.
  • 2005-07-07 Coordinated terrorist bomb blasts strike London's public transport system during the morning rush hour killing 52 and injuring 700
  • 2005-07-21 Four terrorist bomber target London's public transportation system, exactly two weeks after the July 7 bombings, All four bombs fail to detonate and all four suspected suicide bombers are captured
  • 2005-07-22 Jean Charles de Menezes is killed by police as the hunt begins for the London Bombers. See 7 July 2005 London bombings and 21 July 2005 London bombings

Film release premierFilm Premier

2005-11-06 "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire", the 4th film based on the books by J. K. Rowling, premieres in London. Goes on to become most successful film of the year, earning almost US$ 900 million.

Novelist J. K. Rowling
Novelist
J. K. Rowling
  • 2006-11-11 The New Zealand war memorial monument was unveiled by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in London, United Kingdom, commemorating the loss of soldiers from the New Zealand Army and the British Army.
  • 2006-11-14 "Casino Royale", 21st James Bond film premieres in London, starring Daniel Craig for the 1st time and Eva Green, premieres in London
  • 2006-12-07 A tornado struck Kensal Green, North West London, seriously damaging around 150 properties.
  • 2007-06-29 Two car bombs are found in the heart of London at Picadilly Circus.
  • 2008-10-29 "Quantum of Solace" 22nd James Bond film starring Daniel Craig and Olga Kurylenko, premieres in London

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2009-09-14 David Attenborough and Prince William officially open the Darwin Centre at the National History Museum London, in what is the Museum's most significant expansion since 1881

Natural History Filmmaker and TV Personality David Attenborough
Natural History Filmmaker and TV Personality
David Attenborough
Duke of Cambridge Prince William
Duke of Cambridge
Prince William
  • 2009-10-02 The economic crisis in Ireland is considered to be the driving force behind the largest migration of Irish people to London in 20 years, it is reported today

Film release premierFilm Premier

2010-07-08 "Inception", directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, premieres in London, UK

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2010-11-16 Engagement announced between Prince William and Catherine [Kate] Middleton at Clarence House, London

Wife of Prince William Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Wife of Prince William
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Duke of Cambridge Prince William
Duke of Cambridge
Prince William
  • 2011-05-28 19th UEFA Champions League Final: Barcelona beats Manchester United 3-1 at London
  • 2011-07-07 "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2", the last Harry Potter film, premieres in London
  • 2012-02-28 Occupy London protesters evicted from St Paul's Cathedral
  • 2012-04-11 2011 London riot looter is jailed for 11 years after starting a fire at a furniture retailer
  • 2012-04-22 30 year old woman collapses and dies during London Marathon

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 801 - 900 of 907

  • 1968-05-03 Jay Darlington, English keyboardist (Kula Shaker), born in London
  • 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, English actress (Hotel Rwanda), born in London
  • 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)

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

Actress Rachel Weisz
Actress
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)

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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)

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

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

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

Singer Dido
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)
  • 1972-04-16 Mario Bradley, WLAF cornerback (London Monarchs)
  • 1972-05-04 Marc Lamb, WLAF T (London Monarchs)
  • 1972-05-29 Kenny McEntyre, WLAF cornerback (London Monarchs)
  • 1972-07-23 Seth Dittman, NFL offensive tackle (Indianapolis Colt, London Monarchs)
  • 1972-09-06 Idris Elba, English actor, (The Wire, Luther), born in London
  • 1972-11-07 Jeremy London, actor (I'll Fly Away, Party of Five)
  • 1972-11-15 Jonny Lee Miller, English actor (Trainspotting, Elementary), born in London
  • 1972-12-29 Jude Law, English actor (The Talented Mr. Ripley), born in London
  • 1973-01-18 Crispian Mills, vocalist/guitarist (Kula Shaker), born in London, England
  • 1973-02-27 Terence Davis, WLAF wide receiver (London Monarchs)

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1973-02-28 Eric Lindros, NHL center (Philadelphia Flyers), born in London, Ontario

NHL Star Eric Lindros
NHL Star
Eric Lindros
  • 1973-03-01 Jack Davenport, English actor (Pirates of the Caribbean), born in London, England
  • 1973-04-05 Ed Hobbs, WLAF RB (London Monarchs)
  • 1973-04-05 Emile Palmer, WLAF DT (London Monarchs)
  • 1973-06-11 Tony McKenzie, WLAF guard (London Monarchs)
  • 1973-07-06 Karl Ballard, WLAF linebacker (London Monarchs)
  • 1973-07-10 Claudius Wright, WLAF CB (London Monarchs)
  • 1973-07-26 Kate Beckinsale, British actress (Underworld films), born in London
  • 1973-08-05 Ed Burman, WLAF linebacker (London Monarchs)
  • 1973-08-09 Larry Stallworth, WLAF wide receiver (London Monarchs)
  • 1973-08-11 Nigel Harman, British actor (Eastenders), born in London
  • 1973-10-04 Kerry Joseph, WLAF quarterback (London Monarchs)
  • 1973-11-13 George Harris, WLAF cornerback (London Monarchs)
  • 1974-01-11 Toderick Malone, WLAF wide receiver (London Monarchs)
  • 1974-01-29 Pat Walsh, WLAF Tackle (London Monarchs)
  • 1974-07-10 Chiwetel Ejiofor, English film and theatre actor ("Twelve Years a Slave"), born in London
  • 1974-11-21 Casey Patton, boxer (Olympics-96), born in London, Ontario

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1975-05-01 Jodhi May, British actress (A World Apart, The Other Boleyn Girl), born in London, England

Actress Jodhi May
Actress
Jodhi May
  • 1975-05-02 David Beckham, Leytonstone, London, English footballer (Manchester United, England)
  • 1975-05-07 Jason Tunks, discus thrower (Olympics-96), born in London, Ontario
  • 1975-07-18 M.I.A. (Mathangi Arulpragasam), Hounslow, London, rapper (Sunshowers)
  • 1975-12-02 Brett Lindros, NHL right wing (NY Islanders), born in London, England

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1976-01-21 Emma Lee Bunton, "Baby Spice", Finchley vocalist (Spice Girls), born in London, England

Pop Star Emma Lee Bunton
Pop Star
Emma Lee Bunton
  • 1976-07-19 Benedict Cumberbatch, English actor (12 Years a Slave, Sherlock), born in London, England
  • 1977-02-14 Darren Purse, English footballer, born in London
  • 1977-08-19 Callum Blue, actor (Dead Like Me, The Tudors), born in London, England

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1979-07-02 Joe Thornton, Canadian hockey player, born in London, Ontario

NHL Star Joe Thornton
NHL Star
Joe Thornton

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1980-11-12 Ryan Gosling, Canadian actor (The Notebook, Drive), born in London, Ontario

  • 1981-03-04 Donny Tourette, English punk rock singer (Towers of London)
  • 1981-04-30 Kunal Nayyar, British-Indian actor and writer (Dr. Raj Koothrappali - The Big Bang Theory), born in London

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1981-05-15 Zara Phillips, English daughter of Princess Anne, born in London

Daughter of Princess Anne Zara Phillips
Daughter of Princess Anne
Zara Phillips
  • 1981-06-05 Jade Goody, English television personality (Big Brother), born in London (d. 2009)

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1982-01-06 Eddie Redmayne, English actor (The Other Boleyn Girl, The Theory of Everything), born in London

  • 1982-04-23 Taio Cruz, London/English R&B, Pop, Hip Hop singer

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1982-06-21 Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, son of Prince Charles & Lady Diana, born in London, England

Duke of Cambridge Prince William
Duke of Cambridge
Prince William
  • 1983-07-17 Brooke Kinsella, British actress (Eastenders), born in London
  • 1983-08-24 Christopher Parker, British actor (Eastenders), born in London

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1983-09-14 Amy Winehouse, British singer (Stronger Than Me, Rehab), born in London (d. 2011)

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1985-03-26 Keira Knightley, English actress (Bend It Like Beckham, Pirates of the Caribbean), born in London, England

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1985-05-02 Lily Allen, English singer-songwriter (It's Not Me, It's You) and TV presenter (Lily Allen and Friends), born in London

Recording Artist & Fashion Designer Lily Allen
Recording Artist & Fashion Designer
Lily Allen
  • 1985-05-21 Kano [Robinson], English rapper and actor, born in London

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1986-05-13 Robert Pattinson, English actor (Cedric Diggory-Harry Potter, Edward Cullen-Twilight), born in London, England

  • 1986-07-14 Dan Smith, English singer (Bastille), born in London

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1988-05-05 Adele [Adele Laurie Blue Adkins], English singer (Rolling in the Deep, Someone Like You), born in Tottenham, London,

Singer-songwriter Adele
Singer-songwriter
Adele

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