The United Kingdom in History (Part 13)

Historical Events

Events 1201 - 1,300 of 2,292

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1936-01-20 Edward VIII succeeds British king George V

King of Great Britain Edward VIII
King of Great Britain
Edward VIII
  • 1936-04-01 Orissa constituted a province of British India
  • 1936-05-16 1st British air hostess (Daphne Kearley) flight to France

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1936-12-10 Edward VIII signs Instrument of Abdication, giving up the British throne to marry American divoree Wallis Simpson

Duchess of Windsor Wallis Simpson
Duchess of Windsor
Wallis Simpson
King of Great Britain Edward VIII
King of Great Britain
Edward VIII

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1937-05-12 Coronation of King George VI of Great Britain (and his other realms and territories beyond the sea) at Westminster Abbey.

King of Great Britain George VI
King of Great Britain
George VI
  • 1937-07-01 Britain begins using 999 emergency phone number
  • 1937-07-27 32nd Davis Cup: USA beats Great Britain in Wimbledon (4-1)
  • 1937-11-17 Britain's Lord Halifax visits Germany, beginning of appeasement

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1938-01-17 Joseph P. Kennedy becomes the 44th United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom

Patriarch of the Kennedy family Joseph P. Kennedy
Patriarch of the Kennedy family
Joseph P. Kennedy
  • 1938-02-12 The first 'Kindertransport' carrying Jewish refugee children from Nazi Germany arrives in Britain.
  • 1938-02-25 Lord Halifax becomes British Foreign Secretary

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1938-02-27 Britain & France recognize Franco government in Spain

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • 1938-03-18 Pres Cardena of Mexico nationalizes US & British oil companies
  • 1938-04-16 Great Britain recognizes Italian annexation of Abyssinia
  • 1938-06-04 10th Walker Cup: Britain-Ireland wins 7½-4½ at the Old Course at St Andrews
  • 1938-08-26 British leaders & Arabians fight in Palestine

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1938-09-15 British PM Chamberlain visits Hitler at Berchtesgarden

British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain
British Prime Minister
Neville Chamberlain
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler

AgreementTreaty of Interest

1939-04-16 Stalin requests British, French & Russian anti-nazi pact

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
  • 1939-04-17 Stalin signs British-France-Russian anti-Nazi pact
  • 1939-05-19 Churchill signs British-Russian anti-Nazi pact
  • 1939-05-23 British parliament plans to make Palestine independent by 1949
  • 1939-06-01 British submarine "Thetis" sinks in Liverpool Bay with all 99 aboard
  • 1939-08-23 John Cobb (Britain) drives 365.85 MPH (593.48 KPH) at Bonneville Flats
  • 1939-09-03 German submarine U-30, commanded by Oberleutnant Fritz-Julius Lemp, sinks British passenger ship SS Athenia; 117 people die, among them 28 Americans
  • 1939-09-03 WWII: Britain declares war on Germany after invasion of Poland. France follows 6 hours later quickly joined by Australia, New Zealand, South Africa & Canada
  • 1939-09-05 New Zealand Prime Minister, Michael Joseph Savage declares New Zealand's support for Britain in the war with Germany; Savage famously told the nation 'where she goes, we go. Where she stands,we stand'
  • 1939-09-06 1st German air attack on Great Britain in WW II
  • 1939-09-11 British submarine Triton torpedoes British submarine Oxley
  • 1939-09-14 British fleet attacks German U-39 boat
  • 1939-09-17 German U-29 sinks British aircraft carrier Courageous, 519 die
  • 1939-09-19 British Expeditionary Force reaches France
  • 1939-09-20 British navy captures German U-27 boat
  • 1939-09-30 Britain first evacuates citizens in anticipation of war.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1939-10-06 Adolf Hitler denies he intends to go to war against France & Britain

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1939-10-14 German U-47 sinks British battleship HMS Royal Oak, 833 killed
  • 1939-12-02 British Imperial Airways & British Airways merge to form BOAC
  • 1939-12-13 Battle of the River Plate - 3 British cruisers vs German pocket battleship Graf Spee
  • 1940-01-08 Britain's 1st WW II rationing (bacon, butter & sugar)
  • 1940-02-07 British railways nationalized
  • 1940-02-14 British merchant vessel fleet is armed
  • 1940-02-16 British search plane finds German supply ship Altmark, used to accommodate aliied sailors from vessles sunk by the Graf Spee, off Norway
  • 1940-02-17 Crew of the British destroyer Cossack board German Altmark in Jøssingfjord, Norway, and realised 299 British prisoners after hand-to-hand fighting with bayonets and the last recorded Royal Naval action with cutlass.
  • 1940-03-16 German air raid on British fleet base Scapa Flow

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1940-03-18 Benito Mussolini joins Hitler in Germany's war against France & Britain

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1940-03-19 Failed British air raid on German base at Sylt
  • 1940-04-08 German battle cruisers sink British aircraft carrier Glorious
  • 1940-04-15 British troops land at Narvik, Norway
  • 1940-05-10 British Local Defence Volunteers forms (later renamed the Home Guard)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1940-05-10 Winston Churchill succeeds Neville Chamberlain as British Prime Minister

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain
British Prime Minister
Neville Chamberlain
  • 1940-05-13 British bomb factory at Breda
  • 1940-05-14 Lord Beaverbrook appointed British minister of aircraft production
  • 1940-05-20 German General Guderian's tanks reach the English Channel (British expeditionary army)
  • 1940-05-27 British and Allied forces begin the evacuation of Dunkirk (Operation Dynamo) during WWII
  • 1940-05-28 British-French troops capture Narvik, Norway
  • 1940-06-03 Last British & French troops evacuated from Dunkirk
  • 1940-06-04 British complete the "miracle of Dunkirk" by evacuating 300,000 allied troops from France
  • 1940-06-07 British/French troops evacuate Narvik
  • 1940-06-08 Last British troops leave Narvik Norway
  • 1940-06-10 Italy declares war on France & Britain during WW II
  • 1940-06-11 World War II: British forces bomb Genoa and Turin in Italy.
  • 1940-06-21 The first successful west-to-east navigation of Northwest Passage begins at Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • 1940-07-03 British Royal Navy sinks French fleet in Mers-el-Kebir, Algeria, to prevent Germany seizing it.
  • 1940-07-04 British destroys French battle fleet at Oran, Algeria, 1267 die
  • 1940-07-05 Diplomatic relations broken between Britain & Vichy government in France
  • 1940-07-10 Battle of Britain begins as Nazi forces attack shipping convoys in the English Channel
  • 1940-07-11 British & German dogfight above Lyme Bay
  • 1940-07-19 Hitler orders Great Britain to surrender
  • 1940-08-03 Italian troops invade British Somalia
  • 1940-08-03 Seaplane Clare makes 1st British passenger flight to the US
  • 1940-08-07 Largest amount paid for a stamp ($45,000 for 1 1856 British Guiana)
  • 1940-08-11 German air raid on British ports Portland and Weymouth
  • 1940-08-12 Luftwaffe bombs British radar stations, loses 31 aircraft
  • 1940-08-17 Hitler orders total blockade of Great Britain
  • 1940-08-18 Battle of Britain - 'The hardest day" Luftwaffe lose 69 aircraft, the RAF 68 in largest ever air battle
  • 1940-08-20 1st Polish squadrons fight along allies in the Battle of Britain
  • 1940-08-20 British PM Churchill says of Royal Air Force, "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few"
  • 1940-08-25 First British night bombing of Germany (Berlin)
  • 1940-09-03 US gives Britain 50 destroyers in exchange for Newfoundland base lease
  • 1940-09-15 Climax of the Battle of Britain, tide turns as Luftwaffe lose 56 aircraft, RAF 28
  • 1940-09-23 -27] French/British assault on French fleet in Dakar, flees
  • 1940-10-02 British Council receives Royal Charter
  • 1940-10-02 British liner Empress loaded with refugees for Canada, sunk
  • 1940-10-31 Battle of Britain, fought between the RAF and Luftwaffe over the English Channel and southern England, ends
  • 1940-11-11 British Fleet Air Arm attack destroys half of Italian fleet at Taranto
  • 1940-12-07 North Africa: British counter offensive under general O'Connor
  • 1940-12-09 British assault on Benghazi, Libya: first major allied offensive in North Africa
  • 1940-12-10 British anti-offensive in Libya (Sidi Barrani)
  • 1940-12-12 British troops conquer Sidi el-Barrani

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1201 - 1,300 of 2,535

  • 1932-05-31 George Vallings, British Vice Admiral
  • 1932-05-31 Ronald Hampel, British CEO (ICI)
  • 1932-06-08 Lady Littler, CEO (Gaming Board for Great Britain)
  • 1932-06-10 George Burns, British TV host
  • 1932-06-11 Timothy Sainsbury, British minister of state
  • 1932-06-25 Peter Blake, British artist
  • 1932-06-27 Hugh Wood, British composer, born in Parbold, Lancashire
  • 1932-07-09 John Paul Getty II, US/British oil magnate/billionaire (Getty Oil)
  • 1932-08-06 Howard Hodgkin, British painter
  • 1932-08-07 Edward Hardwicke, British actor
  • 1932-08-11 Angela Rumbold, British politician (C), born in Bristol (d. 2010)
  • 1932-08-11 Eric Varley, British politician and cabinet minister, born in Poolsbrook, Derbyshire (d. 2008)
  • 1932-08-14 Dom Philip Jebb, headmaster (Downside School Great Britain)
  • 1932-08-18 William R. Bennett, Premier of British Columbia
  • 1932-08-20 Anthony Ainley, British actor (d. 2004)
  • 1932-09-06 Earl of Cawdor, British large landowner
  • 1932-09-25 Andrew Gardner, British broadcaster
  • 1932-09-29 Canon Paul Oestreicher, CEO (British section, Amnesty International
  • 1932-09-29 Ronald B Kitaj, US/British painter/graphic artist (pop art)
  • 1932-10-16 John Grant, British politician (d. 2000)
  • 1932-11-22 Keith Wickenden, British politician (d. 1983)
  • 1932-11-23 Michael Knight, air chief marshall/British leader (NATO)
  • 1932-12-24 [Michael] Colin Cowdrey, English cricket player, born in Ootacamund British India
  • 1932-12-28 Roy Hattersley, British journalist/Labour-parliament leader
  • 1933-01-09 Wilbur Smith, Zambian-British novelist
  • 1933-01-12 Michael Aspel, British talk show host
  • 1933-01-13 Nurdin Jivraj, Tanzanian/British hotel magnate (Buckingham Intl)
  • 1933-01-17 Bruno Schroder, British baron/banker/multi-millionaire
  • 1933-02-18 Bobby Robson, British soccer coach (PSV)
  • 1933-03-04 John W Mills, British sculptor
  • 1933-03-23 Norman Bailey, British bass-baritone (Flying Dutchman)
  • 1933-04-06 Dudley Sutton, British actor (Leather Boys, Brimstone & Treacle)
  • 1933-04-06 Roy Goode, British lawyer
  • 1933-04-16 Joan Bakewell, British broadcaster/actress (Cold Comfort Farm)
  • 1933-04-24 Claire Davenport, British actress (d. 2002)
  • 1933-04-25 Helen Paling, British circuit judge
  • 1933-05-24 Christopher Staughton, British Lord Justice of Appeal
  • 1933-06-04 John Sparrow, Chairman (British Horserace Betting Levy Board)
  • 1933-06-09 Patrick Symons, British vice-admiral
  • 1933-06-13 Tom King, British politician and minister (C), born in Rugby
  • 1933-06-26 David Winnick, British MP
  • 1933-07-01 Peter Walwyn, British race horse trainer
  • 1933-07-13 David M Storey, British rugby player/playwright (Home)
  • 1933-07-17 Bruce Wells, British boxer & actor
  • 1933-08-01 Richard Lloyd Jones, British secretary, Welsh Office
  • 1933-08-02 Alan Tuffin, British trade union leader
  • 1933-08-10 Butler-Sloss, British Lady Justice
  • 1933-08-11 Julian Oswald, British Admiral of the Fleet
  • 1933-08-21 Barry Norman, Britain, film critic (Film Greats)
  • 1933-09-08 Michael Frayn, British playwright
  • 1933-09-16 Jim Gilbert, British artist and criminal, born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1933-09-17 D A Fenner, British headmaster (Alleyn's School)
  • 1933-09-17 Desmond Fennell, British high court judge
  • 1933-09-25 Ian Tyson, Canadian singer-songwriter (Ian & Sylvia), born in Victoria, British Columbia
  • 1933-10-10 Gerald Masters, South African/British author (Pan Book of Dates)
  • 1934-01-20 Tom Baker, British actor (Angels Die Hard, Vault of Horror)
  • 1934-02-11 John Surtees, British race car driver
  • 1934-02-12 Annette Crosbie, British(?) actress
  • 1934-03-06 John Noakes, British TV presenter
  • 1934-03-11 Keith Speed, British MP
  • 1934-03-27 David Hancock, secretary (British Department of Education & Science)
  • 1934-04-02 Christopher France, British permanent secretary (Department of Health)
  • 1934-04-02 Peter Middleton, British permanent secretary (Treasury)
  • 1934-04-03 David Jones, British reverend/headmaster (Bryanston School)
  • 1934-04-16 Geoffrey Owen, British editor (Financial Times)
  • 1934-04-16 Richard Kenshaw, British broadcaster
  • 1934-04-22 Nico Ladenis, British restauranteur (Nico at 90)/=
  • 1934-04-22 Edward Portman, 9th Viscount Portman, British landowner and multimillionaire (d. 1999)
  • 1934-05-16 Anthony Walker, British army officer (Commandant of the Royal College of Defense Studies)
  • 1934-05-21 Phillip King, British sculptor
  • 1934-06-05 Gwen Swire, British social worker
  • 1934-06-09 Michael Mates, British politician (C) resigned during Asil Nadir scandal, born in Brentford, Middlesex
  • 1934-06-10 Paul Gibson, British high court judge
  • 1934-06-11 Anthony Evans, British high court judge
  • 1934-06-18 Carl de Winter, sect-gen (Federation of British Artists)
  • 1934-06-19 Terence Clark, British diplomat
  • 1934-06-20 Brian Barder, British high commissar (Australia)
  • 1934-06-26 Jeremy Wolfenden, British journalist (d. 1965)
  • 1934-07-07 Robert McNeill Alexander, British zoologist (estimated speed of dinosaurs, born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland (d. 2016)
  • 1934-07-15 Simon Gournlay, president (British National Farmer's Union)
  • 1934-08-12 Kenneth Eaton, Controller (British Navy)
  • 1934-08-14 Robin McLaren, British ambassador (China)
  • 1934-08-18 Ronnie Carroll, British singer
  • 1934-09-28 Janet Munro, British actress (d. 1972)
  • 1934-10-02 Richard Scott, British high court judge
  • 1934-10-27 David Barclay, British hotel magnate/multi-millionaire
  • 1934-10-27 Frederick Barclay, British hotel magnate/multi-millionaire
  • 1934-11-01 William Mathias, Welsh composer, born in Whitland (d. 1992)
  • 1934-12-30 Nicolas Coster, British actor (Our Private World, Ryan's Four), born in London, UK
  • 1935-02-14 David Wilson, British governor (Hong Kong)
  • 1935-04-04 Lord Ichayra, secretary-general (British Banking Association)
  • 1935-04-05 Donald Lynden-Bell, British astronomer
  • 1935-05-08 Viscount Falkland, British peer (Lib-Dem)
  • 1935-05-15 Gordon Mills, British songwriter (Tom Jones - "Its not Unusual"), born in Madras, India (d. 1986)
  • 1935-05-23 Juliet Campbell, British ambassador (to Luxembourg)
  • 1935-05-26 Sheila Steafel, South African-born British actress
  • 1935-06-15 Fernand Schokweiler, British judge
  • 1935-07-12 Barrie Wilson, British religious scholar (How Jesus Became Christian), (d. 1995)
  • 1935-07-16 Tom Rosenthal, publisher/British broadcaster
  • 1935-07-28 Simon Dee, British television broadcaster

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 1201 - 1,293 of 1,293

  • 2013-02-04 Pat Halcox, British trumpeter, dies at 82
  • 2013-03-20 James Herbert, British horror writer, dies at 69
  • 2013-03-23 David Bond, British sailor, dies at 90
  • 2013-03-28 Richard Griffiths, British actor, dies from complications from heart surgery at 65
  • 2013-04-03 Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, German-born British and American novelist and screenwriter, dies from pulmonary failure at 85

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2013-04-08 Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister (1979 - 1990) dies aged 87

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
  • 2013-04-10 Robert Edwards, British physiologist, IVF pioneer, and Nobel laureate, dies at 87
  • 2013-04-19 Patrick Garland, British director, writer, and actor, dies at 78
  • 2013-05-04 Christian de Duve, British cytologist and biochemist, dies from euthanasia at 95
  • 2013-05-09 Andrew Simpson, British sailor, dies after a yacht capsize at 36
  • 2013-06-02 John Gilbert, British politician and Minister (L), dies at 86
  • 2013-06-06 Tom Sharpe, British satirist and author, dies from complications from diabetes at 85
  • 2013-07-17 Peter Appleyard, British-born Canadian musician, dies from natural causes at 84
  • 2013-08-31 David Frost, British broadcaster, dies from a heart attack at 74
  • 2013-10-19 Noel Harrison, British singer and actor, dies from a heart attack at 79
  • 2013-11-12 John Tavener, British composer, dies from complications from Marfan syndrome at 69
  • 2013-11-17 Doris Lessing, Iranian-British novelist and Nobel laureate, dies at 94
  • 2013-11-20 Peter Griffiths, British politician (C), controversially won his seat (1964), dies at 85
  • 2013-11-27 Lewis Collins, British actor, dies from cancer at 67
  • 2013-12-06 Stan Tracey, British jazz pianist, dies at 86
  • 2013-12-08 John Cornforth, Australian-British chemist and Nobel laureate, dies at 96

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2013-12-15 Joan Fontaine, British-American actress, dies of natural causes at 96

Actress Joan Fontaine
Actress
Joan Fontaine
  • 2014-03-14 Anthony Neil Wedgwood "Tony" Benn, British Labour left wing politician dies aged 88
  • 2014-05-07 Will Gaines, American-British tap dancer, dies at 86
  • 2014-05-19 Michael Aldrich, British inventor, dies at 72
  • 2014-07-23 Dora Bryan, British actress, dies at 91
  • 2014-11-12 Warren Clark, British actor, dies at 67
  • 2014-11-30 Fred Catherwood, British politician, Vice President of the European Parliament (1989-1992), dies at 89
  • 2014-12-20 John Freeman, British politician (Labour)/ambassador/TV host, dies at 99
  • 2014-12-21 Sonia d’Artois, British Canadian WWII resistance agent, dies at 90
  • 2014-12-30 Yolande Donlan, American-born British actress (Penny Princess, Express Bongo), dies at 94
  • 2015-01-08 Richard Meade, British equestrian (3 Olympic Golds 1968, 1970), dies at 76
  • 2015-01-13 Ronnie Ronalde [Ronald Charles Waldron], British entertainer and world famous whistler, dies at 91
  • 2015-01-21 Martin Honeysett, British cartoonist (Punch, Private Eye), dies at 71
  • 2015-02-01 Beryl Platt [Baroness Platt of Writtle], British Engineer, politician and CEO, dies at 91
  • 2015-02-03 Sir Martin Gilbert, British historian (Winston Churchill biography), dies at 78
  • 2015-02-13 John McCabe, British composer and pianist, dies at 75
  • 2015-02-14 Alan Howard, British actor (Royal Shakespeare Company), dies at 77
  • 2015-03-02 Mal Peet, British children's author, dies at 67
  • 2015-03-21 Leon Brittan, [Baron Brittan of Spennithorne] British politician and Home Secretary, dies at 75
  • 2015-04-12 Sheila Kitzinger, British author, anthropologist & child birth educator, dies at 86
  • 2015-05-06 Errol Brown, British-Jamaican singer-songwriter (Hot Chocolate - You Sexy Thing), dies at 71
  • 2015-05-24 Tanith Lee, British Science-fiction author (The Flat-Earth Cycle), dies of cancer at 67
  • 2015-06-01 Charles Kennedy, British politician (Liberal Democrat leader 1999-2006), dies at 55
  • 2015-06-05 Richard Johnson, British stage and screen actor and producer, dies at 87
  • 2015-06-07 Michael Oliver, British cardiologist (linked cholesterol with coronary artery disease), dies at 89
  • 2015-06-11 Ron Moody, British actor (12 Chairs, Oliver!), dies at 91
  • 2015-06-20 Nazar Singh, British great-grandfather, believed to be Europe's oldest man, dies at 111
  • 2015-06-25 Patrick Macnee, British actor (John Steed - The Avengers), dies at 93
  • 2015-07-01 Sir Nicholas Winton, English Humanitarian ('British Schindler' - saved 600 children from Nazis), dies at 106
  • 2015-08-18 Roger Smalley, British-Australian composer, dies at 72
  • 2015-08-22 Charles Tomlinson, British poet and translator, dies at 88
  • 2015-09-03 Adrian Cadbury, British confectionery manufacturer (Cadbury) and author of report on Corporate Governance, dies at 86
  • 2015-09-19 Jackie Collins, British-American author (The Stud, Lucky), dies of cancer at 77
  • 2015-09-27 John Guillermin, British film director (The Towering Inferno), dies at 89
  • 2015-10-08 Hugh Scully, British TV presenter (The Antiques Roadshow), dies at 72
  • 2015-10-09 Geoffrey Howe, British politician (Chancellor and Foreign Secretary under Thatcher), dies at 88
  • 2015-10-09 Gordon Honeycombe, British broadcaster/author, dies at 79
  • 2015-10-25 Lisa Jardine, British historian and writer, dies of cancer at 71
  • 2015-11-18 Jim Slater, British financier and writer, dies at 86
  • 2015-12-02 Anthony Valentine, British actor (Colditz), dies at 76
  • 2015-12-27 Stevie Wright, British-born Australian singer with the Easybeats (Friday on my Mind), dies at 68
  • 2016-01-09 Ed Stewart, British DJ and broadcaster (Crackerjack), dies of a stroke at 74
  • 2016-01-20 George Weidenfeld, British Publisher (Weidenfeld & Nicolson), dies at 96
  • 2016-01-22 Cecil Parkinson, British politician (C), dies at 84
  • 2016-01-22 Anthony Simmons, British writer and film director (The Optimists of Nine Elms), dies at 93
  • 2016-01-31 Terry Wogan, British broadcaster (Eurovision Song Contest, Blankety Blank), dies of cancer at 77
  • 2016-02-22 Douglas Slocombe, British cinematographer (Kind Hearts and Coronets, Raiders of the Lost Ark), dies at 103
  • 2016-03-07 Michael White, British theater/film producer (The Rocky Horror Show), dies at 80
  • 2016-03-09 George Martin, British record producer (The Beatles), dies at 90
  • 2016-03-10 Ken Adam, British film production designer (James Bond sets), dies at 95
  • 2016-03-13 Adrienne Corri, British actress (River, Doctor Zhivago), dies at 85
  • 2016-03-14 Peter Maxwell Davies, British composer (Prolation, Taverner), dies at 81
  • 2016-03-17 Paul Daniels, British magician (The Paul Daniels Magic Show), dies at 77
  • 2016-03-21 Robert McNeill Alexander, British zoologist (estimated speed of dinosaurs), dies at 81
  • 2016-03-28 Peggy Fortnum, British Illustrator (first to draw Paddington Bear), dies at 96
  • 2016-03-31 Zaha Hadid, British architect (London Aquatic Centre), dies at 65
  • 2016-03-31 Ronnie Corbett, British comedian (The Two Ronnies), dies at 85
  • 2016-03-31 Douglas Wilmer, British actor (Sherlock Holmes), dies at 96
  • 2016-04-10 Howard Marks, British drug dealer and author (Mr Nice), dies at 70
  • 2016-04-11 Emile Ford, Caribbean-born British singer and engineer (first black male singer to top UK charts), dies at 78
  • 2016-04-12 Arnold Wesker, British playwright (Chips with Everything), dies at 83
  • 2016-04-12 Alan Loveday, New Zealand and British violinist, dies at 88
  • 2016-04-20 Guy Hamilton, British director (Goldfinger), dies at 93
  • 2016-04-20 Victoria Wood, British comedian and actress, dies of cancer at 62
  • 2016-05-07 John Krish, British documentary filmmaker (Let My People Go), dies at 92
  • 2016-05-09 Dennis Nineham, British theologian, dies at 94
  • 2016-05-19 Alan Young, British actor (Wilbur Post - Mr Ed), dies at 96
  • 2016-06-03 Dave Swarbrick, British folk fiddler (Fairport Convention), dies at 75
  • 2016-06-11 Alberto Remedios, British opera/concert singer, dies at 81
  • 2016-07-02 Caroline Aherne, British comedienne, writer and actress (The Royale Family), dies of cancer at 52
  • 2016-07-05 Beatrice de Cardi, British archaeologist, dies at 102
  • 2016-07-09 Robert Nye, British novelist and poet (Falstaff), dies at 77