Today in United Kingdom History (Part 18)

Historical Events

Events 1701 - 1,715 of 1,715

  • 2007-06-01 Smoking is banned from United Kingdom's public places.
  • 2007-06-25 2007 United Kingdom floods, parts of Lincolnshire and Yorkshire flood including Louth, Horncastle and worst affected, Hull.
  • 2007-07-31 Operation Banner, the presence of the British Army in Northern Ireland, and longest-running British Army operation ever, comes to an end.
  • 2007-10-01 Most of the Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006 came into force in the United Kingdom.

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2007-12-20 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II becomes the oldest ever monarch of the United Kingdom, surpassing Queen Victoria, who lived for 81 years, 7 months and 29 days.

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • 2009-04-30 The United Kingdom formally ends combat operations in Iraq.
  • 2011-07-10 British tabloid News of the World publishes its last edition after 168 years in the wake of a phone hacking scandal.
  • 2011-08-05 Svalbard Polar Bear Attack (2011) - a rogue Polar Bear attacks and kills a British schoolboy.
  • 2012-02-06 Queen Elizabeth II marks the 60th anniversary of becoming British monarch, becoming only the second to do so
  • 2012-02-15 United Kingdom unemployment rate reaches 17 year high of 8.4%
  • 2012-03-09 Senior members of hacking group Lulz Sec are arrested, including one member of the FBI, in the United States, United Kingdom and Ireland
  • 2012-03-25 Peter Cruddas, treasurer of Britain's Conservative Party, resigns after being caught on film selling access to British Prime Minister David Cameron
  • 2012-04-17 St Cuthbert Gospel, Europe's oldest intact book (8th century), purchased by the British Library for 9 million pounds
  • 2012-04-25 The United Kingdom dips back into recession after the economy shrank 0.2% in the first quarter of 2012

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2012-12-11 British physicist, Stephen Hawking, wins the $3 million Fundamental Physics Prize, the most lucrative academic prize in the world

Physicist Stephen Hawking
Physicist
Stephen Hawking

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1701 - 1,800 of 2,274

  • 1958-12-26 Adrian Newey, British engineer
  • 1958-12-28 Terry Butcher, British soccer player
  • 1959-01-23 Earl Falconer, British reggae bassist (UB40-Red Red Wine)
  • 1959-02-07 Sammy Lee, British soccer player
  • 1959-02-15 Ali Campbell, British reggae vocalist/guitarist (UB40-Red Red Wine)
  • 1959-03-17 Mike Lindup, British rock keyboardist/singer (Level 42-Hot Water)
  • 1959-03-20 Steve McFadden, British actor
  • 1959-05-06 Charles Hendry, Cuckfield Sussex, British Conservative Party politician
  • 1959-05-22 [Steven] Morrissey, British rock vocalist (The Smiths), born in Davyhulme, Lancashire
  • 1959-05-25 Julian Clary, British television personality
  • 1959-05-28 John Morgan, British etiquette expert (d. 2000)
  • 1959-06-01 Martin Brundle, British race car driver and F1 television commentator
  • 1959-07-09 Clive Stafford Smith, British human-rights lawyer
  • 1959-07-18 Pauline Quirke, British actress
  • 1959-10-26 Brian Bovell, British actor
  • 1959-11-09 Tony Slattery, British actor
  • 1959-11-25 Charles Kennedy, British politician (Liberal Democrat leader 1999-2006), born in Inverness, Scotland
  • 1959-11-30 Lorraine Kelly, British presenter and journalist
  • 1959-12-23 Geoff Willis, British engineer
  • 1959-12-24 Keith Deller, British darts player
  • 1960-01-05 Steve Jones, British aviator (Red Bull Air Race World Series)
  • 1960-01-31 Grant Morrison, British comic book author
  • 1960-02-04 Tim Booth, British singer (James)
  • 1960-02-04 Siobhan Dowd, British/Irish author (d. 2007)
  • 1960-02-08 Alex Scott, British horse trainer
  • 1960-02-10 Robert Addie, British actor (d. 2003)
  • 1960-02-18 Carol McGiffin, British TV and radio presenter
  • 1960-02-19 Prince Andrew, Albert Christian Edward, of Britain/Duke of York
  • 1960-02-26 Jaz Coleman, British musician
  • 1960-02-29 Ian McKenzie Anderson, British musician
  • 1960-03-28 Chris Barrie, British actor ( Red Dwarf,) born in Hanover, West Germany
  • 1960-04-01 Michael Praed, British actor
  • 1960-04-04 Jonathan Agnew, Macclesfield, Cheshire, English cricket broadcaster
  • 1960-04-11 Jeremy Clarkson, British journalist
  • 1960-05-31 Peter Winterbottom, British rugby player
  • 1960-06-04 Bradley Walsh, British actor
  • 1960-06-18 Ralph Brown, British actor
  • 1960-06-19 Luke Morley, British guitarist
  • 1960-09-27 Nick della Casa, British/Brazillian/Argentine cameraman (Emmy Award)
  • 1960-10-06 Richard Jobson, British TV person/rocker (Skids-Scared to Dance)
  • 1960-10-24 Ian Baker-Finch, Nambour Queensland, PGA golfer (1991 British Open)
  • 1960-11-03 James Prime, British rock keyboardist (Deacon Blue-Pay Day)
  • 1960-11-17 Jonathan Ross, British talk show host (Tall Guy)
  • 1960-12-02 Nicholas Dingley alias Razzle, British Drummer (Hanoi Rocks)
  • 1960-12-20 Carolyn Seaward, Devonshire England, Miss United Kingdom (1979)
  • 1960-12-24 Carol Vorderman, British television presenter
  • 1960-12-25 Ron Bottitta, British actor
  • 1961-01-01 Fiona Phillips, British television presenter
  • 1961-01-01 Mark Wingett, British actor
  • 1961-01-11 Jasper Fforde, British author
  • 1961-02-28 Barry McGuigan, British(?) boxer

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1961-04-14 Robert Carlyle, British actor (Trainspotting, The Full Monty), born in Glasgow, Scotland

  • 1961-04-19 Richard Phelps, British pentathelete
  • 1961-05-07 Phil Campbell, British musician (Motörhead)
  • 1961-05-15 Katrin Cartlidge, British actress (d. 2002)
  • 1961-06-27 Meera Syal, British-Indian comedienne and actress
  • 1961-07-01 Malcolm Elliott, British cyclist
  • 1961-09-11 Philip Ardagh, British writer
  • 1961-09-16 Bilinda Butcher, British singer (My Bloody Valentine)
  • 1961-09-22 Dr. Liam Fox, British Conservative politician
  • 1961-10-09 Julian Bailey, British racing driver
  • 1961-11-09 Jill Dando, British television presenter (d. 1999)

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1961-11-16 Frank Bruno, Hammersmith, British boxer (European champ)

  • 1961-11-20 Tim Harvey, British racing driver
  • 1961-11-22 Stephen Hough, British concert pianist
  • 1961-11-28 Martin Clunes, British actor
  • 1961-12-23 Carol Smillie, British television personality
  • 1962-02-07 Eddie Izzard, British actor and comedian
  • 1962-02-21 Vanessa Feltz, British television presenter
  • 1962-03-04 Simon Bisley, British comic book artist
  • 1962-06-03 Susannah Constantine, British fashion guru
  • 1962-08-04 Paul Reynolds, British musician
  • 1962-09-24 Jack Dee, British comedian
  • 1962-09-28 S C Grant, British Lt-General
  • 1962-10-05 Caron Keating, British television personality (d. 2004)
  • 1962-10-25 Nick Hancock, British television presenter
  • 1962-12-25 Darren Wharton, British Keyboardist (Thin Lizzy and Dare)
  • 1962-12-31 Heather McCartney, British artist and daughter of Paul McCartney
  • 1963-01-03 Alex Wheatle MBE, black British novelist
  • 1963-03-12 Paul Way, British golfer
  • 1963-04-02 Mike Gascoyne, British engineer
  • 1963-04-16 Nick Berry, Britain, actor (Wicksy-EastEnders)
  • 1963-04-20 Aubrey de Grey, British biomedical gerontologist
  • 1963-05-03 Jamie Reeves, British strongman
  • 1963-05-06 Alessandra Ferri, British ballerina (American Ballet Theater)
  • 1963-05-08 Terry Christian, British radio presenter
  • 1963-05-08 Robin Jarvis, British writer
  • 1963-05-28 Gavin Harrison, British drummer (Porcupine Tree)
  • 1963-05-29 Blaze Bayley, British singer (ex-Iron Maiden)
  • 1963-05-30 Helen Patricia Sharman, Great Britain, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-12)

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1963-06-25 George Michael [Panos], British rock vocalist (Wham-I Want Your Sex), born in London, England

Rock Vocalist George Michael
Rock Vocalist
George Michael

Famous Weddings


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Famous Divorces


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Famous Deaths


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