The United Kingdom in History (Part 12)

Historical Events

Events 1101 - 1,200 of 2,298

  • 1922-06-16 Irish republicans are beaten in a national election; the vote is in favor of the Treaty of London, which leaves the Irish Free State as a dominion within the British Commonwealth
  • 1922-09-11 British mandate of Palestine begins
  • 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
  • 1922-11-22 British Labour party selects Ramsay MacDonald as leader
  • 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.
  • 1923-02-23 Great Britain lowers import duty on German products from 26% to 5%
  • 1923-03-25 British government grants Trans-Jordan autonomy
  • 1923-05-22 Stanley Baldwin succeeds Andrew Bonar Law as British premier
  • 1923-05-25 Britain recognizes Transjordan with Abdullah as its leader
  • 1923-06-19 Baldwin-Mellon-agreement concerning Britain entering the war
  • 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
  • 1924-11-04 British Labour government of Ramsay MacDonald resigns
  • 1924-11-21 British premier Baldwin cancels Labour contract with USSR
  • 1924-12-02 British-German trade agreement signed
  • 1925-01-29 British Liberal Party chooses David Lloyd George as leader
  • 1925-03-12 British government of 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 mine strikes after 28 weeks ends
  • 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 conquerors 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 premier 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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1101 - 1,200 of 2,544

  • 1929-05-29 Peter Higgs, Newcastle upon Tyne, British theoretical physicist (Nobel, 2013)
  • 1929-05-31 Neil Shaw, British CEO (Tate & Lyle)
  • 1929-06-08 Earl Ferrers, British minister of state (Department of Environment)
  • 1929-06-21 John Morgan, British ambassador (to Mexico)
  • 1929-07-22 John Barber, British racing driver
  • 1929-07-31 Lynne Reid Banks, British author
  • 1929-08-02 John Gale, British theatrical producer (Chichester Festival)
  • 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 MP
  • 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

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 1101 - 1,200 of 1,295

  • 2009-01-14 Jan Kaplický, British architect of Czech origin (b. 1937)
  • 2009-01-16 John Mortimer, British barrister, screenwriter and author. (b. 1923)
  • 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 media personality (b. 1926)
  • 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