London in History (Part 9)

Historical Events

Events 801 - 900 of 945

  • 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" concerts held at both 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
  • 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 "The 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 Barcelona 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: Manchester United defeat Chelsea 4-0 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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.

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2000-03-30 Richard Branson is knighted by Charles, Prince of Wales for "services to entrepreneurship" at Buckingham Palace, London

Business Magnate Richard Branson
Business Magnate
Richard Branson
His Royal Highness Prince Charles
His Royal Highness
Prince Charles
  • 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 bombers target London's public transportation system, exactly two weeks after the July 7 bombings. All four bombs fail to detonate leading to the capture of all the bombers.
  • 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

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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.

  • 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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 801 - 900 of 977

  • 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
  • 1962-03-22 Steve Dillion, Comic book artist (Preacher), born in London (d. 2016)
  • 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

1963-02-19 Seal, English singer-songwriter (Killer, Crazy, Kiss by a Rose), born in London

Musician & Songwriter Seal
Musician & Songwriter
Seal

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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 [Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou], English singer-songwriter and pop superstar (Wham!, I Want Your Sex), born in London, England (d. 2016)

Pop Superstar George Michael
Pop Superstar
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
  • 1964-06-19 Boris Johnson, British politician (C), Foreign Secretary (2016-), Mayor of London (2008-2016), born in New York City
  • 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
  • 1966-04-08 Mark Blundell, British racing car driver (1992 Le Mans 24hr), born in London
  • 1966-04-12 Jeffrey Hunter, WLAF DE (London Monarchs)
  • 1966-04-15 Samantha Karen Fox, East End singer (Touch Me), born in London, England
  • 1966-05-13 Alison Goldfrapp, English musician (Goldfrapp), born in London

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

  • 1966-07-12 Allegra Curtis, model and daughter of Christine Kaufmann and Tony Cutis, born in London, England
  • 1966-08-16 Rosey Edeh, Canadian 400m hurdler (Olympics-4-92, 96), born in London, England

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1966-10-09 David Cameron, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 2010-16), born in London

British Prime Minister David Cameron
British Prime Minister
David Cameron
  • 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
  • 1966-12-18 Kiefer Sutherland, American actor (Lost Boys, 24), 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
  • 1968-03-23 Damon Albarn, English musician (Blur, Gorillaz), born in London
  • 1968-04-03 Charlotte Coleman, British actress (Four Weddings and a Funeral), born in London (d. 2001)
  • 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)
  • 1968-06-28 Adam Woodyatt, English actor (Ian Beale in EastEnders), born in Walthamstow, London Borough of Waltham Forest, United Kingdom
  • 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
  • 1969-04-27 Darcey Bussell, British ballerina (Strictly Come Dancing), 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
Actress
Rachel Weisz
  • 1970-04-18 Peter Giles, kayaker (Olympics-96), born in London, Ontario

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1970-05-22 Naomi Campbell, English model and 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
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)

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