The United Kingdom in History (Part 12)

Historical Events

Events 1101 - 1,200 of 2,292

  • 1922-10-18 British Broadcasting Company (BBC) founded, later called British Broadcasting Corporation
  • 1922-11-15 British Conservative Party wins election; /Labour Party comes second
  • 1922-11-16 Turkish kalief/sultan Mehmed VI asks British army for help
  • 1922-11-17 The last sultan of the Ottoman Empire Mehmed VI is expelled to Malta on British warship

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1922-11-22 British Labour party elects Ramsay MacDonald as leader

British Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald
British Prime Minister
Ramsay MacDonald
  • 1922-12-17 Last British troops leave Irish Free State
  • 1922-12-24 BBC broadcasts first British radio play "The Truth about Father Christmas"
  • 1923-01-01 Britain's Railways are grouped into the Big Four: LNER, GWR, SR, and LMSR.

AgreementAgreement of Interest

1923-01-19 Chancellor of the Exchequer Stanley Baldwin and Secretary of the Treasury Andrew Mellon agree to reschedule repayment of Britain's $4.5 billion war debt over 62 years

Banker, Industrialist and US Secretary of the Treasury Andrew Mellon
Banker, Industrialist and US Secretary of the Treasury
Andrew Mellon
British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin
British Prime Minister
Stanley Baldwin
  • 1923-02-23 Great Britain lowers import duty on German products from 26% to 5%
  • 1923-03-25 British government grants Trans-Jordan autonomy

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1923-05-24 Stanley Baldwin succeeds Andrew Bonar Law as British Prime Minister

British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin
British Prime Minister
Stanley Baldwin
British Prime Minister Bonar Law
British Prime Minister
Bonar Law
  • 1923-05-25 Britain recognizes Transjordan with Abdullah as its leader
  • 1923-09-12 Britain takes over Southern Rhodesia from British South Africa Co
  • 1923-09-26 The Commonwealth Conference is held in London, where Britain recognizes the right of the Dominions to make treaties with foreign powers
  • 1923-10-02 British occuping army leaves Constantinople
  • 1923-12-08 Labour/Liberals win British parliament
  • 1923-12-21 Nepal changes from British protectorate to independent nation
  • 1924-01-23 Ramsey MacDonald forms 1st Labour government in Britain
  • 1924-03-06 British Labour government cuts military budget
  • 1924-04-01 Crown takes over Northern Rhodesia from British South Africa Co
  • 1924-04-01 Imperial Airways forms in Britain
  • 1924-04-23 British Empire Exhibition opens at Wembley
  • 1924-08-08 British-Russian trade agreement signed
  • 1924-10-08 British Labour government of Ramsay MacDonald falls to Conservatives
  • 1924-10-29 Labour party loses British parliamentary election
  • 1924-11-02 Sunday Express publishes first British crossword puzzle
  • 1924-11-21 British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin cancels Labour contract with USSR
  • 1924-12-02 British-German trade agreement signed

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1925-01-29 British Liberal Party chooses David Lloyd George as leader

British Prime Minister David Lloyd George
British Prime Minister
David Lloyd George
  • 1925-03-12 British government of Stanley Baldwin refuses to ratify Geneva agreement
  • 1925-04-03 Great Britain goes back to gold standard
  • 1925-04-06 1st film shown on an airplane (British Air)
  • 1925-04-28 Netherlands & Great Britain return to gold standard
  • 1925-05-01 Cyprus becomes a British Crown Colony
  • 1925-05-10 To control demonstrations against foreigners, British troops in Shanghai fire into a crowd, leading to a boycott against British goods
  • 1925-05-21 George Lloyd, Baron Lloyd of Dolobran, becomes British High Commissioner in Egypt
  • 1925-05-30 British mariners shoot on demonstrators
  • 1925-06-23 British warship fires on Hong Kong harbor strikers
  • 1925-11-06 British secret agent Sidney Reilly ('Ace of Spies') is executed by the OGPU, the secret police of the Soviet Union.
  • 1925-12-06 Italy, Britain & Egypt sign Jaghbub accord (Italy)
  • 1926-05-01 British coal miners go on strike
  • 1926-05-03 British General Strike: Trade Union Congress calls for a general strike 1 minute to midnight to support striking coal miners
  • 1926-05-12 British General Strike ends after 9 days, coal mine workers stay on strike
  • 1926-09-01 British Columbia Rugby Football Union forms
  • 1926-11-19 British miners' strike ends after 28 weeks
  • 1927-01-19 British government decides to send troops to China
  • 1927-02-12 British expeditionary army lands in Shanghai
  • 1927-02-19 General strike against British occupiers in Shanghai
  • 1927-03-21 Guomindang Army conquers Shanghai as British marines flee
  • 1927-03-26 Gaumont-British Film Corporation forms
  • 1927-05-01 1st British airliner to serve cooked meals (Imperial Airways)
  • 1927-05-20 Saudi Arabia becomes independent of Great Britain (Treaty of Jeddah)
  • 1927-12-14 Iraq gains independence from Britain, but British troops remain
  • 1928-07-02 British parliament reduces the age at women can vote to 21 - the same as men (Representation of the People Act 1928)
  • 1928-11-12 British steamer "Vestris" capsizes & sinks off Virginia, kills 110
  • 1929-05-27 2nd Ryder Cup: Britain-Ireland, 7-5 at Moortown, England
  • 1929-06-05 Ramsey MacDonald forms minority Labour government in Britain
  • 1929-09-17 British troops begin withdrawal from occupied Germany
  • 1929-10-03 British Labour government recovers diplomatic relations with USSR
  • 1929-10-07 Ramsay MacDonald is first British Prime Minister to address US Congress
  • 1929-11-01 Lundy Island, part of British Isles, issue its own stamps

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1930-03-12 Mohandas Gandhi begins 200m (300km) march protesting British salt tax

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • 1930-04-18 Attempted raid on the armoury of police and auxiliary forces in Chittagong in Bengal province, British India by armed pro-independence revolutionaries led by Surya Sen popularly known as Master-da.
  • 1930-04-22 US, Britain & Japan sign London Naval Treaty
  • 1930-04-22 British troops battle pro-independence revolutionaries in the Jalalabad hills near Chittagong in Bengal province, British India leaving 80 troops and 12 revolutionaries dead.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1930-05-09 John Masefield is appointed British Poet Laureate by King George V

King of the United Kingdom George V
King of the United Kingdom
George V
  • 1930-07-01 Great Britain signs accord for Independence of Iraq
  • 1930-10-05 British airship crashes in storm at Beauvais, France, 48 die
  • 1930-10-20 British White Paper restricts Jews from buying Arab land
  • 1931-03-05 Gandhi & British viceroy Lord Irwin sign pact
  • 1931-03-10 British Labour party removes fascist sir Oswald Mosley
  • 1931-03-26 New Delhi replaces Calcutta as capital of British-Indies
  • 1931-04-20 British House of Commons agrees for sports play on Sunday
  • 1931-07-26 26th Davis Cup: France beats Great Britain in Paris (3-2)
  • 1931-09-10 Lord Cecil of British government says War was never so improbable
  • 1931-09-15 British naval fleet mutinies at Invergordon over pay cuts
  • 1931-09-21 Britain abandons gold standard; pound devalues 20%
  • 1932-01-04 British Viceroy of India Lord Willingdon arrests Gandhi & Nehru
  • 1932-01-26 British submarine M-2 sinks in English Channel (60 dead)
  • 1932-03-01 12 pro-independence revolutionaries captured in and around Chittagong in Bengal province, British India are sentenced to deportation for life, two to three-year prison terms with the remaining 32 being acquitted.
  • 1932-06-13 Great Britain & France sign peace treaty
  • 1932-10-01 Oswald Mosley forms British Union of Fascists
  • 1932-10-03 Iraq gains full independence from Britain, joins League of Nations
  • 1932-10-19 British government signs trade agreement with Soviet Union
  • 1932-10-24 British government signs trade treaty with USSR
  • 1932-12-19 British Broadcasting Corp begins transmitting overseas
  • 1933-01-27 Otto Meisnner (Head of the German President's Office) dines with British ambassador Sir Horace Rumbold
  • 1933-05-08 Mohandas Gandhi begins a 21-day fast in protest against British oppression in India.
  • 1933-06-27 4th Ryder Cup: Great Britain wins, 6½-5½ at Southport & Ainsdale, England
  • 1933-07-30 28th Davis Cup: Great Britain beats France in Paris (3-2)
  • 1933-09-11 Britain's Fred Perry thwarts Australian Jack Crawford's bid for a Grand Slam by defeating him at US Tennis championship
  • 1934-03-26 Driving tests introduced in Britain
  • 1934-07-31 29th Davis Cup: Great Britain beats USA in Wimbledon (4-1)
  • 1934-09-26 British liner Queen Mary is launched
  • 1935-03-13 Driving tests introduced in Great Britain
  • 1935-05-06 British King George V & Queen Mary celebrate silver jubilee
  • 1935-06-03 One thousand unemployed Canadian workers board freight cars in Vancouver, British Columbia, beginning a protest trek to Ottawa, Ontario.
  • 1935-07-02 Great Britain boxing team beat US team in 1st international Golden Gloves
  • 1935-07-24 1st greetings telegram sent in Britain

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1101 - 1,200 of 2,535

  • 1929-08-02 John Hannam, British MP (C) (1970-1997)
  • 1929-08-02 Lord Waddington [David Charles], Burnley, United Kingdom, British politician (Governor of Bermuda)
  • 1929-08-22 Baroness Ewart-Biggs, British (Lab) spokesperson on Home Affairs
  • 1929-09-25 Ronnie Barker, British comedian (the Two Ronnies)
  • 1929-09-28 Nigel Althaus, British government broker
  • 1929-09-29 Murray McLaggan, British Lord-Lieutenant (Mid Glamorgan)
  • 1929-10-02 John Zochonis, British multi-millionaire soap magnate
  • 1929-10-07 Robert Westall, British author (d. 1993)
  • 1929-12-16 Ian Board, British barkeeper (the Colony Room), born in Devon (d.1994)
  • 1929-12-25 Stuart Hall, British radio and television presenter
  • 1929-12-30 Rosalind Hurley, British physician, barrister, ethicist and writer (d. 2004)
  • 1930-01-04 Iain Cuthbertson, British actor (Guilty, Scandal, Rep, Danger UXB)
  • 1930-01-27 Roger Sims, British MP
  • 1930-01-28 David Morris, British MEP
  • 1930-02-01 Peter Tapsell, British MP
  • 1930-02-15 C F Payne, British chief constable, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1930-02-20 Bill Walker, British MP
  • 1930-03-12 Antony Acland, provost of Eton/British ambassador (to US)
  • 1930-03-18 Pat Halcox, British musician, (d. 2013)
  • 1930-03-30 Rolf Harris, Australian/British cartoonist and entertainer, born in Bassendean, Western Australia
  • 1930-04-11 James Alan Ferman, secretary (British Board of Film Classification)
  • 1930-04-12 Bryan Magee, British Philosopher, politician and broadcaster (Modern British Philosophy), born in London
  • 1930-04-13 Jeremiah Harman, British Judge "the kicking Judge"
  • 1930-04-16 Frank Page, British broadcaster/actor (Hudson Hawk, Dark Dancer)
  • 1930-04-16 John Robson, British ambassador (Norway)
  • 1930-05-10 June Knox-Mawer, British radio host/novelist (World of Islands)
  • 1930-05-20 Robert Bunyard, Commandant (British Police Staff College)
  • 1930-05-30 Mark Birley, British nightclub owner (d. 2007)
  • 1930-05-31 William Taylor, British Chairman of Convocation (London University)
  • 1930-06-19 Bryan Kneale, British sculptor
  • 1930-06-21 Gerald Kaufman, British MP (shadow Foreign Secretary)
  • 1930-07-25 Annie Ross, British jazz singer
  • 1930-07-27 Ronald Dearing, chairman (British Post Office)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1930-08-17 Ted Hughes, Poet (British Poet Laureate 1984-98), born in Mytholmroyd, Yorkshire (d. 1998)

  • 1930-08-23 John Fairclough, British scientific adviser
  • 1930-08-27 John Daly, British trade union leader
  • 1930-08-28 Windsor Davies, British actor
  • 1930-09-17 Gwyn Francis, British Forestry commissioner
  • 1930-10-02 Dave Barrett, Premier of British Columbia
  • 1930-10-24 Raj Bagri, Indies/British merchant in metal
  • 1930-11-03 Brian Robinson, British cyclist
  • 1930-11-14 Michael Robbins, British actor (d. 1992)
  • 1930-11-22 Peter Hall, British stage/film/opera director (Pedestrian)
  • 1930-12-08 Julian Critchley, British politician (d. 2000)
  • 1931-01-09 Geoffrey Wragg, British(?) reorganizer
  • 1931-01-31 Christopher Chataway, British MP/athlete (world record 5k)
  • 1931-02-02 Les Dawson, British comedian (d. 1993)
  • 1931-02-15 W K Reid, British ombudsman
  • 1931-02-18 Swraj Paul, Indian/British industrial/multi-millionaire (Caparo)
  • 1931-02-24 Inge Bernstein, British judge
  • 1931-02-25 Edward Kellett-Bowman, British MEP
  • 1931-03-06 David Haddon Whitaker, British publisher (Whitaker's Almanack)
  • 1931-03-14 Bob Goalby, golfer (British Open-1968, Canadian Open-1968, NZ-1970)
  • 1931-03-17 David Peakall, British scientist (d. 2001)
  • 1931-03-20 David Montgomery, chairman (British Forestry Commission)
  • 1931-03-20 John Rae, British educator (Conscience & Politics)
  • 1931-03-27 R P Bauman, CEO (British Aerospace)
  • 1931-03-29 Lord Tebbit, British CH
  • 1931-03-29 Sylvia Law, British town planner
  • 1931-04-06 Joan Carlyle, British soprano
  • 1931-04-17 John Bartlett, tennis player (Davis Cup capt-Britain)
  • 1931-04-17 Joyce Molyneux, British chef and author
  • 1931-04-19 Denis Henry, British high court judge
  • 1931-04-22 Ronald Hynd, British choreographer (English National Ballet)
  • 1931-04-24 Bridget Riley, British painter (op-art)
  • 1931-04-29 Frank Auerbach, German-born British painter
  • 1931-05-04 Thomas Stuttaford, British doctor and writer
  • 1931-05-13 William Utting, chief inspector (British Social Services)
  • 1931-05-19 Bob Anderson, British racing driver (d. 1967)
  • 1931-05-27 Florence Sharples, director (British YWCA)
  • 1931-05-27 John Chapple, British chief of General Staff
  • 1931-06-30 James Loughran, British conductor
  • 1931-07-02 Robert Ito, actor (Sam-Quincy ME), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1931-08-09 Mark Weinberg, South African/British fiancier/multi-millionaire
  • 1931-08-13 Bernard Manning, British comedian
  • 1931-08-13 Roy Evans, general sect (British Iron & Steel Trade Confederation)
  • 1931-08-23 Richard Vincent, British chief of Defense
  • 1931-09-01 Cecil Parkinson, British politician (C), born in Carnforth, North Lancashire (d. 2016)
  • 1931-09-08 John Garrett, British politician (d. 2007)
  • 1931-09-22 Fay Weldon, British feminist
  • 1931-09-22 George Younger, 4th Viscount Younger of Leckie, British politician (d. 2003)
  • 1931-09-25 Patrick WIlliam Walker, British astrologer
  • 1931-10-09 Tony Booth, British actor and father of Cherie Blair
  • 1931-10-30 David Wilson, director of British Museum (1977-92)
  • 1931-11-13 Joan Lestor, British MP
  • 1932-01-12 Des O'Connor, British television presenter
  • 1932-01-26 Ronald Allison, British author/broadcaster
  • 1932-01-27 Neville Trotter, British MP
  • 1932-02-01 John Nott, British policitican(C), Secretary of State for Defence during Falkland War, born in Bideford, Devon
  • 1932-02-15 Adrian Swire, British aircraft magnate (Cathay Pacific)
  • 1932-02-28 Brian Moore, British commentator (Big Match)
  • 1932-03-11 Nigel Lawson, British government official (The Power Game)
  • 1932-03-15 David Alliance, Iran/British textile factory/multi-millionaire
  • 1932-04-03 Nourse, British lord justice
  • 1932-04-15 David Bolton, director (British Royal United Service for Defense)
  • 1932-05-17 Rodric Braithwaite, British ambassador to USSR
  • 1932-05-24 Arnold Wesker, British playwright (Bratkartoffeln Inbegriffen), born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1932-05-24 Graham Arnold, British artist (Brotherhood of Ruralists)
  • 1932-05-24 Terence Heiser, British senior civil servant
  • 1932-05-31 Elizabeth Southey, British CEO (National Fed of Women's Institutes)

Famous Weddings


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Famous Divorces


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Famous Deaths

Deaths 1101 - 1,200 of 1,293

  • 2009-01-18 Tony Hart, British artist and TV presenter (b. 1925)
  • 2009-01-24 Reg Gutteridge, British Boxing Journalist (b. 1924)
  • 2009-01-29 Alfred Mabbs, British Archivist (Public Records Office), dies at 87
  • 2009-03-02 Chris Finnegan, British Olympic Boxing Gold Medallist (b. 1944)
  • 2009-04-15 Clement Freud, British writer, broadcaster and former liberal MP (b.1924)
  • 2009-04-19 J.G. Ballard, British novelist. (b. 1930)
  • 2009-04-24 John Michell, British writer, (b. 1933)
  • 2009-05-20 Lucy Gordon, British model and actress (b. 1980)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2009-05-27 Clive Granger, Swansea, Wales, Welsh-born British economist, dies at 74

Economist Clive Granger
Economist
Clive Granger
  • 2009-05-31 Danny La Rue, British entertainer (b. 1927)
  • 2009-06-07 Hugh Hopper, British musician (b. 1945)
  • 2009-07-06 Johnny Collins, British folk and maritime music singer (b. 1938)
  • 2009-07-18 Henry Allingham, British supercentenarian and World War I veteran (b. 1896)
  • 2009-07-19 Henry Surtees, British racing driver. (b. 1991)
  • 2009-09-14 Keith Floyd, British TV chef (b. 1943)
  • 2009-11-16 Edward Woodward, British actor (The Equalizer) (b. 1930)
  • 2009-11-20 Max Robertson, British sports commentator, radio and television presenter and author (b. 1915)
  • 2009-12-03 Richard Todd, Irish-born British actor (Dorian Gray, Assassin Yangtse Incident), dies at 90
  • 2009-12-29 Akmal Shaikh, British drug trafficker, executed by lethal injection in the People's Republic of China (b. 1956)
  • 2010-01-11 Mick Green, British guitarist (b. 1944)
  • 2010-02-13 John Reed, British singer of Gilbert & Sullivan (b. 1916)
  • 2010-02-14 Dick Francis, British jockey-turned-novelist (b. 1920)
  • 2010-03-01 Kristian Digby, British television presenter and director (b. 1977)
  • 2010-03-02 Winston Spencer-Churchill, British politician (b. 1940)
  • 2010-03-03 Keith Alexander, British football manager (b. 1956)
  • 2010-03-03 Michael Foot, British politician (L) and writer, Leader of the Opposition (1980-83), dies at 96
  • 2010-03-04 Roger Newman, British-born American actor and television writer (b. 1940)
  • 2010-03-04 Tony Richards, British footballer (b. 1934)
  • 2010-03-04 Fred Wedlock, British folk musician (b. 1942)
  • 2010-03-17 Charlie Gillett, British musicologist and radio presenter (b. 1942)
  • 2010-04-06 Corin Redgrave, British actor and political activist (b. 1939)
  • 2010-04-08 Malcolm McLaren, British music manager and musician (b. 1946)
  • 2010-05-02 Lynn Redgrave, British actress (b. 1943)
  • 2010-05-26 Christopher Moran, British Air Chief Marshal (b. 1956)
  • 2010-05-31 Brian Duffy, British photographer and film producer (b. 1933)
  • 2010-06-19 Anthony Quinton, British philosopher (b. 1925)
  • 2010-06-19 Angela Rumbold, British politician (C), dies at 78
  • 2010-06-20 Harry Blackmore Whittington, British palaeontologist (b. 1916)
  • 2010-11-18 Brian G. Marsden, British astronomer (b. 1937)
  • 2010-11-23 Ingrid Pitt, Polish-born British actress (b. 1937)
  • 2010-11-23 Joyce Howard, British film actress (b. 1922)
  • 2010-11-25 Bernard Matthews, British poultry industry figure (b. 1930)
  • 2010-11-29 Maurice Wilkes, British computer scientist (b. 1913)
  • 2010-12-20 Brian Hanrahan, British journalist (b. 1949)
  • 2010-12-21 David Hennessy [Lord Windlesham], British politician (C) (Leader of the House of Lords 1973-4) and TV executive, dies at 78
  • 2010-12-24 Elisabeth Beresford, British author and creator of The Wombles (b. 1926)
  • 2011-01-04 Mick Karn, Cypriot-born British musician (Japan) (b. 1958)
  • 2011-01-04 Gerry Rafferty, British musician and songwriter (b. 1947)
  • 2011-01-07 Derek Gardner, British Formula 1 car designer (b. 1931)
  • 2011-02-22 Nicholas Courtney, British actor (b. 1929)
  • 2011-03-04 Vivienne Harris, British businesswoman and newspaper publisher (b.c. 1921)
  • 2011-03-04 Charles Jarrott, British film and television director (b. 1927)
  • 2011-03-15 Smiley Culture, British reggae singer, David Victor Emmanuel. (b. 1962)
  • 2011-03-17 Michael Gough, British actor (b. 1916)
  • 2011-03-20 Johnny Pearson, British Composer (b. 1925)
  • 2011-03-26 Diana Wynne Jones, British fantasy writer (b. 1934)
  • 2011-04-07 Duke of Grafton, 11th Duke of Grafton, British peer, dies at 92
  • 2011-04-14 Trevor Bannister, British actor (Are You Being Served?), dies at 76
  • 2011-04-19 Elisabeth Sladen, British actress (b. 1946)
  • 2011-04-20 Tim Hetherington, British-American photojournalist (b. 1970)
  • 2011-04-23 John Sullivan, British comedy writer (b. 1946)
  • 2011-05-07 Big George, British broadcaster, composer, bandleader and musician (b. 1957)
  • 2011-05-25 Leonora Carrington, British-Mexican Surrealist artist dies aged 94
  • 2011-05-26 Ben Roberts, British industrial relations expert (London School of Economics), dies at 93
  • 2011-06-25 Goff Richards, British brass band music composer/arranger
  • 2011-07-15 Googie Withers, British actress (b. 1917)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2011-07-23 Amy Winehouse, British singer songwriter, dies from alcohol intoxication at 27

  • 2011-08-07 Nancy Wake, British war agent (b. 1912)
  • 2011-08-12 Robert Robinson, British television presenter (Ask The Family, Call My Bluff) (b. 1927)
  • 2011-08-26 George Band, British mountaineer (b. 1929)
  • 2011-08-26 John McAleese, British SAS Trooper, Team leader during 1980 Iranian Embassy Siege (b. 1949)
  • 2011-08-28 Bernie Gallacher, British footballer (Aston Villa) (b. 1967)
  • 2011-10-15 Betty Driver, British Actress (b. 1920)
  • 2011-10-29 Jimmy Savile, British entertainer and suspected sexual predator, dies at 84
  • 2011-11-19 Michael Hastings, British playwright, dies at 74
  • 2011-12-05 Peter Gethin, British racing driver (b. 1940)
  • 2012-01-02 David Barron, British physicist and computer scientist, at 76 (b.1935)
  • 2012-01-03 Bob Weston, British guitarist and songwriter (Fleetwood Mac), dies from a gastrointestinal hemorrhage at 64 (body found on this date)
  • 2012-01-09 Brian Curvis, British boxer and 1960 welterweight champion, dies from leukemia at 74
  • 2012-01-12 Reginald Hill, British crime author, dies of brain cancer at 75
  • 2012-02-03 Christopher Samuel Youd, British science fiction writer, dies at 89
  • 2012-02-21 Baron Hooson [Hugh Emlyn], British politician and peer, dies at 86
  • 2012-02-21 Colin Ireland, British 'Gay Slayer' serial killer, dies at 57
  • 2012-03-02 Norman St John-Stevas, Baron St John of Fawsley, British MP (1964-1987), dies at 82
  • 2012-03-03 Dave Charnley, British lightweight boxer, dies at 72
  • 2012-03-09 Lord Wedderton of Charlton, British academic and politician, dies at 84

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2012-05-09 Vidal Sassoon, British hairdresser and businessman, dies from leukemia at 84

Hairdresser Vidal Sassoon
Hairdresser
Vidal Sassoon

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2012-05-20 Robin Gibb, British singer song-writer, dies from colon and liver cancer at 62

Singer-songwriter Robin Gibb
Singer-songwriter
Robin Gibb
  • 2012-05-30 Andrew Huxley, British physiologist and Nobel laureate, dies at 94
  • 2012-06-05 Barry Unsworth, British novelist, dies from lung cancer at 81
  • 2012-07-27 Geoffrey Hughes, British actor, dies from prostate cancer at 68
  • 2012-08-28 Rhodes Boyson, British politician and author (Black Papers), dies at 87
  • 2012-09-08 Bill Moggridge [William], British designer, dies from cancer at 69
  • 2012-10-01 Eric J. Hobsbawm, British Marxist historian, dies from pneumonia at 95
  • 2012-10-05 Keith H.S. Campbell, British biologist, dies at 58
  • 2012-10-28 Jack Dellal, British property investor/multi-millionaire, dies from natural causes at 83
  • 2012-11-03 Tommy Goodwin, British track cyclist, dies at 91
  • 2012-11-06 Clive Dunn, British actor, dies from complications following an operation at 92
  • 2012-12-18 Marcus Worsley, British Lord-Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, dies at 87
  • 2013-01-29 Frank Hahn, British economist, dies at 87