Today in United Kingdom History (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 600 of 1,715

  • 1899-12-15 Battle at Colenso, South Africa (Boers-British army)
  • 1899-12-23 British Field Marshall Lord Roberts departs Southampton to South Africa for the 2nd Boer War
  • 1900-01-01 British protectorates of Northern & Southern Nigeria established
  • 1900-01-01 British protectorates of Northern and Southern Nigeria are established.
  • 1900-01-05 Irish leader John Edward Redmond calls for a revolt against British rule.
  • 1900-01-16 The United States Senate accepts the Anglo-German treaty of 1899 in which the United Kingdom renounces its claims to the Samoan islands.
  • 1900-01-24 Battle of Tugela-Spionkop, South Africa (Boers vs British army)
  • 1900-02-05 British troops under Gen Buller occupy Vaal Krantz, Natal
  • 1900-02-05 The United States and the United Kingdom sign treaty for Panama Canal
  • 1900-02-06 The Battle of Vaal Krantz, South Africa (Boers vs British army)
  • 1900-02-07 British troops vacate Vaal Krantz, Natal
  • 1900-02-18 Battle at Paardeberg, 1,270 British killed/injured
  • 1900-02-18 British troops occupy Monte Christo, Natal
  • 1900-02-19 British troops occupy Hlangwane, Natal
  • 1900-02-22 Battle at Wynne's Hill, South-Africa (Boers vs British army)
  • 1900-02-23 Battle at Hart's Hill, South-Africa (Boers vs British army)
  • 1900-02-27 In London, the Trades Union Congress and the Independent Labour Party (formed in 1893) meet, resulting in a Labour Representative Committee and eventually the modern Labour Party in 1906
  • 1900-03-10 Battle at Driefontein, South-Africa (Boers vs British army)
  • 1900-03-13 British troops occupy Bloemfontein, capital of the Orange Free State
  • 1900-04-04 British garrison of Reddersberg surrenders to Boer general De Wet
  • 1900-05-17 British troops relieve Mafeking (Cape Colony)
  • 1900-05-18 Britain proclaims protectorate over kingdom of Tonga
  • 1900-05-19 Great Britain annexes Tonga archipelago
  • 1900-05-26 British troops under Ian Hamilton attack the Vaal in South Africa
  • 1900-05-31 British troops under Lord Roberts occupy Johannesburg
  • 1900-06-01 British army occupiers Pretoria South-Africa
  • 1900-06-07 Boer general Christian de Law occupies British rail depot at Roodewal
  • 1900-06-11 -12] Battle at Diamond Hill: British troops chase General Botha
  • 1900-08-10 1st Davis Cup: USA beats British Isles at Longwood Cricket Club in Boston, Massachusetts (3-0)
  • 1900-08-20 Great Britain beats France in cricket in Olympic Games
  • 1900-08-30 Last 2,000 British prisoners in Nooitgedagt, South Africa, freed
  • 1900-08-31 British troops over run Johannesburg
  • 1900-09-03 With a proclamation by General Lord Roberts, Britain annexes the Boer Republic of South Africa
  • 1900-09-06 British General Buller occupies Lydenburg, South Africa
  • 1900-10-06 Britain annexes Orange Free State (as Orange River Colony)
  • 1900-12-29 General Viljoen surprise attack British garrison to Helvetia

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1901-02-18 Winston Churchill makes his maiden speech in the British House of Commons.

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • 1901-04-15 1st British motorized burial
  • 1902-02-24 Battle at Yzer Spruit: Boer general De la Rey beats British
  • 1902-03-07 Boers beat British troop in Tweebosch Transvaal
  • 1902-05-06 British SS Camorta sinks off Rangoon; 739 die
  • 1902-05-19 Great Britain & Boers resume peace talks in Pretoria
  • 1902-05-24 Empire Day 1st celebrated in Britain
  • 1902-05-31 Boer War Ends; Treaty of Unity signed, Britain annexes Transvaal
  • 1902-07-11 British premier Lord Salisbury resigns
  • 1902-08-08 2nd Davis Cup: USA beats British Isles in New York (3-2)
  • 1902-12-31 Boers & British army sign peace treaty
  • 1903-06-29 British government protests against abuses in Belgian Congo
  • 1903-08-08 3rd Davis Cup: British Isles beats USA in Boston (4-1)
  • 1903-12-11 British forces under MacDonald & Younghusband march into Tibet
  • 1904-02-22 The United Kingdom sells a meteorological station on the South Orkney Islands to Argentina; the islands are subsequently claimed by the United Kingdom in 1908.
  • 1904-04-08 British mystic Aleister Crowley transcribes the first chapter of the Book of the Law.
  • 1904-08-03 British journalist Francis Younghusband visits forbidden city Lhasa
  • 1904-09-04 Dalai Lama signs treaty allowing British commerce in Tibet
  • 1904-09-26 Earl Grey is named British governor-general of Canada
  • 1904-10-22 Russian fleet shoots at British fishing ship
  • 1904-11-02 British newspaper "Daily Mirror" begins publishing
  • 1905-04-01 British East African Protectorate becomes colony of Kenya
  • 1905-11-22 British, Italian, Russian, French & Austro-Hungarian fleet attacks Lesbos
  • 1905-12-04 British government of Balfour resigns
  • 1905-12-11 British government of Campbell-Bannerman forms
  • 1906-01-12 Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman's cabinet (which included amongst its members H.H. Asquith, David Lloyd George, and Winston Churchill) embarks on sweeping social reforms after a Liberal landslide in the British general election.
  • 1906-01-22 SS Valencia runs aground on rocks on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, killing more than 130.
  • 1906-02-10 British battleship HMS Dreadnought launched after only 100 days, renders all other capital ships obsolete with revolutionary design
  • 1906-02-15 British Labour Party founded
  • 1906-02-27 France & Britain agree to joint control of New Hebrides
  • 1906-03-24 "Census of the British Empire" shows Britain rules 1/5 of the world
  • 1906-05-03 British-controlled Egypt takes Sinai peninsula from Turkey
  • 1906-09-01 British New Guinea placed under Australian administration
  • 1906-10-28 Belgian-British "Union Minière du Haut Katanga" mining company created in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • 1906-12-30 The All India Muslim League is founded in Dacca, East Bengal, British India Empire, which later laid down the foundations of Pakistan.
  • 1906-12-31 French/British/Italian treaty concerning rights on Abyssinia
  • 1907-01-12 Britain grants responsible government to former colony of Transvaal
  • 1907-01-26 The Short Magazine Lee-Enfield Mk III is officially introduced into British Military Service, and remains the oldest military rifle still in official use.
  • 1907-02-13 English suffragettes storm British Parliament & 60 women are arrested
  • 1907-02-26 Royal Oil & Shell merge to form British Petroleum (BP)
  • 1907-07-23 7th Davis Cup: Australasia beats British Isles in Wimbledon (3-2)
  • 1907-08-22 Cyril Astley Clarke, British geneticist
  • 1907-08-31 Britain & Russia sign treaty with Afghanistan, Persia & Tibet
  • 1907-09-26 New Zealand and Newfoundland each become dominions within the British Empire.
  • 1908-01-23 US & Great Britain demand end of abuses in Congo
  • 1908-04-05 British premier Henry Campbell-Bannerman resigns
  • 1908-04-08 Lord Asquith succeeds Henry Campbell-Bannerman as British premier
  • 1908-05-26 At Masjed Soleyman (مسجد سليمان) in southwest Persia, the first major commercial oil strike in the Middle East is made, rights acquired by the United Kingdom
  • 1909-08-01 British SS Waratah disappears on Sydney to London, 300 killed
  • 1910-01-03 British miners strike for 8 hour working day
  • 1910-01-21 British-Russian military intervention in Persia
  • 1910-02-01 1st British labour exchange opens
  • 1910-02-25 Dalai Lama flees Tibet from Chinese troops to British India

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1910-05-06 George V becomes King of the United Kingdom upon the death of his father, Edward VII.

King of the United Kingdom George V
King of the United Kingdom
George V
  • 1910-05-20 Funeral for Britain's King Edward VII
  • 1910-09-22 The Duke of York's Cinema opened in Brighton. It is still operating today, making it the oldest continually operating cinema in Britain.
  • 1911-02-18 The first official flight with air mail takes place in Allahabad, British India, when Henri Pequet, a 23-year-old pilot, delivers 6,500 letters to Naini, about 10 km away.
  • 1911-05-15 British House of Commons accept Parliament Bill
  • 1911-07-20 Generals Henry Wilson/Auguste Dubail sign plan for British Expeditionary army in case of war with Germany
  • 1911-08-23 British premier Asquith holds secret meeting about British strategy in case of war with Germany
  • 1911-09-18 Britain's 1st twin-engine airplane (Short S.39) test flown
  • 1911-11-18 Britain's first seaplane flies
  • 1912-01-04 The Scout Association is incorporated throughout the British Commonwealth by Royal Charter.
  • 1912-07-15 British National Health Insurance Act goes into effect

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 2,272

  • 1907-01-14 Derek Richter, British neuro chemist (Aspects of learning & memory)
  • 1907-01-26 Henry Cotton, English golfer (British Open 1934, 1937, 1948)
  • 1907-01-27 Henry Cotton, English golf champion (won 3x British Open)
  • 1907-03-03 Joy Finzi, [Joyce A Black], British painter
  • 1907-03-11 Margaret Herbison, British minister (Lab)
  • 1907-03-12 Arthur Hewlett, British actor (d. 1997)
  • 1907-04-15 Nicholas Tinbergen, Neth/British biologist/zoologist (Nobel 1973)
  • 1907-05-17 Charles Cawley, British chief scientist/minister of power
  • 1907-05-23 Matthew Campbell, British senior civil servant
  • 1907-05-28 Patrick Browne, British Lord justice of appeal
  • 1907-05-31 Valston Hancock, British air marshal
  • 1907-06-14 Nicolas Bentley, British writer and illustrator (d. 1978)
  • 1907-07-15 Paterson Fraser, British air marshal
  • 1907-07-27 Mollie Doreen Phillips, British figure skater/judge (Olympics 1932,36)
  • 1907-09-17 Desmond Heap, authority on British planning law
  • 1907-09-22 Philip Fotheringham-Parker, British racing driver (d. 1981)
  • 1907-09-26 Anthony F Blunt, British historian/spy for USSR
  • 1907-09-27 Bernard Miles, British actor (In Which We Serve, Mermaid Theatre)
  • 1907-10-09 Quintin Hogg, British politician (d. 2001)
  • 1907-11-25 John Stuart Hindmarsh, British racing driver and aviator (d. 1938)
  • 1908-01-18 Jacob Bronowsky, British mathematician/cultural historian
  • 1908-02-05 Daisy and Violet Hilton, British conjoined twins (d. 1969)
  • 1908-02-11 Vivian [Ernest] Fuchs, geologist/explorer (British Antarctic Survey)
  • 1908-03-17 Radie Britain, composer
  • 1908-03-25 Bridget D'Oyly Carte, British theater & hotel director
  • 1908-04-08 Neil Lawson, British high court judge
  • 1908-04-23 Herbert Telley, British actuary
  • 1908-06-05 Jack Jacob, senior master (British Supreme Court)
  • 1908-06-30 Winston Graham, British writer (Poldark novels), born in Manchester (d. 2003)
  • 1908-07-16 Maurice Adams, surgeon/British rear admiral
  • 1908-07-27 Lord Jenkins of Putney, British MP of Arts (Labour)
  • 1908-08-12 Lord Renton, QC/British government minister
  • 1908-08-21 M. M. Kaye, British writer (d. 2004)
  • 1908-09-05 Gloria Holden, British actress (d. 1991)
  • 1908-10-13 John Grant, British rear-admiral
  • 1908-10-19 Patrick Cairns "Spike" Hughes, British jazz musician/composer (Elegy)
  • 1908-11-26 Charles Forte, Italian/British hotel magnate (Savoy)
  • 1909-01-28 Lionel KP "Buster" Crabb, British diver (WW II-George Medal)
  • 1909-01-31 Foley Newns, British colonial administrator
  • 1909-02-15 Harold Beeley, British diplomat
  • 1909-02-24 Max Black, Dutch/British/US philosopher (analytical philosophy)
  • 1909-03-17 Patrick Reilly, Ootacamund, India, British diplomat
  • 1909-05-10 Lord Collison, British union leader (agriculture workers)
  • 1909-05-17 Edward Playfair, British senior civil servant
  • 1909-05-19 Nicholas Winton, English Humanitarian ('British Schindler' - saved 600 children from Nazis), born in London (d. 2015)
  • 1909-05-31 Jan Lewando, British director (Marks & Spencer)
  • 1909-06-24 William G Penney, British physicist (1st British Atom Bomb)
  • 1909-07-12 2nd viscount Camrose, British Conserv Lower house leader (1941-45)
  • 1909-07-26 Peter Thorneycroft, British politician (d. 1994)
  • 1909-09-14 Peter Scott, British naturalist and explorer (d. 1989)
  • 1909-09-16 John Megaw, British Lord Justice of Appeal
  • 1910-01-21 Lord Cayzer, British financier/swcheeps magnate/multi-millionaire
  • 1910-02-21 Douglas R S Bader, British pilot (WW II)
  • 1910-02-21 Eddie Waring, British sports commentator (d. 1986)
  • 1910-03-16 Andrew Miller-Jones, British TV pioneer
  • 1910-04-06 Desmond Dreyer, British admiral
  • 1910-05-12 Dorothy Crowfoot-Hodgkin, British chemist (penicillin/B12/Nobel 1964)
  • 1910-05-31 Francis Avery Jones, British gastro-enterologist
  • 1910-06-09 Geoffrey Musson, British General
  • 1910-06-13 Mary Whitehouse, British campaigner (d. 2001)
  • 1910-07-03 Bernard Burrows, British diplomat
  • 1910-07-20 Cicely Veronica Wedgwood, British historian (William the Silent)
  • 1910-07-28 Clive Robertson Caldwell, British fighter pilot
  • 1910-08-06 Charles Crichton, British director (Battle of Sexes)
  • 1910-09-15 George D Kilpatrick, Canadian/British bible scholar
  • 1910-10-06 Barbara Castle, British politician (d. 2002)
  • 1910-11-03 Richard Hurndall, British actor (d. 1984)
  • 1910-11-11 Yisrael Eldad, British extremist politician
  • 1910-12-29 Ronald Coase, British economist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1911-01-09 Stafford WIlliam Somerfield, British newspaper editor
  • 1911-01-29 George Burns, British major-general
  • 1911-01-31 Eddie Byrne, British actor (d. 1981)
  • 1911-03-11 Sir Fitzroy Maclean, Scottish diplomat soldier politician, author and an inspiration for Ian Fleming's James Bond, born in Cairo
  • 1911-03-23 Richard Chapman, golfer (1940 US amateur, 1951 British amateur)
  • 1911-03-28 J. L. Austin, British philosopher of language (d. 1960)
  • 1911-05-28 Thora Hird, British actress (Last of the Summer Wine), born in Morecambe, Lancashire (d. 2003)
  • 1911-05-29 James Marjoribanks, British ambassador
  • 1911-06-09 George Webb, British actor (d. 1998)
  • 1911-06-15 W.V. Awdry, British children's writer (d. 1997)
  • 1911-06-20 Lord Brightman, British judge of appeals
  • 1911-07-09 Mervyn Peake, British writer and illustrator (d. 1968)
  • 1911-07-27 Rayner Heppenstall, British novelist (d. 1981)
  • 1911-08-01 Ronald MacDonald, British major-general (WWII), born in Quetta, India (d. 2005)
  • 1911-08-27 Kay Walsh, British actress (d. 2005)
  • 1911-09-06 Bentley Bridgewater, British Museum secretary
  • 1911-10-02 Stuart Rose, designer (British Post Office)
  • 1911-11-29 Klaus E J Fuchs, Rüsselsheim Germany, German/British atomic physicist/spy
  • 1911-12-14 Ota Adler, Czech/British fur trader/founder (Federal Trust)

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1912-01-01 Kim Philby, British spy/Soviet mole

  • 1912-01-27 Lawrence Durrell, Darjeeling, Indian/British writer (Private Country, Alexandria Quartet)
  • 1912-02-14 Juan Pujol Garcia, [Garbo/Arabel], Spanish British/German double agent
  • 1912-02-15 George Mikes, Hungary, British writer (How to Be an Alien)
  • 1912-02-16 Arthur Crook, British editor (Times Literary Supplement)
  • 1912-03-27 James Callaghan, (L) British PM (1976-79)
  • 1912-04-12 Harold Maguire, British air marshal
  • 1912-04-15 Peter Menzies, CEO (British Electricity Council)
  • 1912-04-28 Odette Hallowes, British classified agent in France (WW II)
  • 1912-05-06 Hugh Martell, British Vice Admiral
  • 1912-05-24 Joan Hammond, British operatic soprano
  • 1912-07-19 Norman Carr, British conservationist (b. 1997)

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 501 - 600 of 1,074

  • 1970-01-03 Gladys Aylward, British missionary in China; portrayed by Ingrid Bergman in The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (b. 1902)
  • 1970-01-05 Max Born, German/British physicist (Nobel 1954), dies at 87
  • 1970-02-02 Bertrand Russell, philosopher, British MP, dies in Merioneth at 97
  • 1970-02-15 Sir Hugh Dowding, commander of RAF Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain (b. 1882)
  • 1970-12-26 Lillian Board, British athlete (b. 1948)
  • 1971-01-28 Donald Winnicott, British psychoanalyst (b. 1896)
  • 1971-06-16 Lord Reith, British broadcast executive (b. 1889)
  • 1972-03-13 Tony Ray-Jones, British photographer (b. 1941)

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1972-05-28 Edward VIII, King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Empire and Emperor of India (Jan 20th, 1936 until his abdication on Dec 11th, 1936), dies at 77

King of Great Britain Edward VIII
King of Great Britain
Edward VIII
  • 1972-08-05 Harry Hylton-Foster, Speaker of the British House of Commons (b. 1905)
  • 1973-03-04 Samuel Tolansky, British scientist and expert on spectroscopy (b. 1907)
  • 1973-03-05 Michael Jeffery, British music manager (b. 1933)

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1973-09-02 J. R. R. Tolkien, British author (The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings), dies of an ulcer at 81

Writer and Academic J. R. R. Tolkien
Writer and Academic
J. R. R. Tolkien
  • 1973-09-23 A S Neill, British headmaster, dies at at 89
  • 1973-09-28 Wystan H Auden, British/US writer (Spain/Platonic Blow), dies at 66
  • 1974-01-20 Edmund Blunden, British poet/critic, dies at 77
  • 1974-07-13 Patrick MS Blackett, British physicist (Nobel 1948), dies at 76
  • 1974-08-02 W. Douglas Hawkes, British racing driver (b. 1893)
  • 1974-08-10 Ivor Dean, British actor (Theatre of Death), dies at 57
  • 1974-08-22 Jacob Bronowsky, British mathematician/cultural historian, dies at 66
  • 1974-11-07 Eric Linklater, British author (b. 1899)
  • 1974-12-21 James Henry Govier, British artist (b. 1910)
  • 1975-01-03 Robert Neumann, Austrian/British author (False Flag), dies at 77
  • 1975-02-08 Robert Robinson, British chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1886)
  • 1976-01-08 Robert Forgan, British fascist (b. 1891)
  • 1976-03-24 Bernard L Montgomery, British General, defeated Rommel, dies at 88
  • 1976-04-26 Sid James, South African-born British comedian, dies at 62
  • 1976-07-21 Christopher Ewart-Biggs, British ambassador to Ireland, assassinated
  • 1976-10-06 Gilbert Ryle, British philosopher (b. 1900)
  • 1976-11-19 Sir Basil Spence, British architect (b. 1907)
  • 1976-12-04 Benjamin Britten, British composer (Beggar's Opera), dies at 63
  • 1977-01-14 Anthony Eden, British premier (1955-57), dies at 79
  • 1977-02-19 Anthony Crosland, British politician (b. 1918)
  • 1977-06-13 Matthew Garber, British child actor (Mary Poppins) (b. 1956)
  • 1977-11-30 Terrence Rattigan, British writer and playwright (b. 1911)
  • 1977-12-12 Baroness Clementine Spencer-Churchill (nee Hozier), widow of Sir Winston, dies at 92
  • 1978-01-14 Harold Abrahams, British athlete (b. 1899)
  • 1978-01-21 Freda Utley, British scholar and author. (b. 1898)
  • 1978-01-22 Oliver Leese, British World War II general (b. 1894)
  • 1978-06-07 Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, British chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)
  • 1978-08-14 Nicolas Bentley, British writer (b. 1907)
  • 1979-03-22 Richard Sykes, British ambassador, assassinated by the IRA in The Hague, Holland
  • 1979-03-30 Airey Neave, British MP (Conservatives), killed by terrorist bomb
  • 1979-08-08 Nicholas Monsarrat, British novelist (b. 1910)
  • 1979-08-27 Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma and Queen Elizabeth II's cousin, is assassinated by an IRA bomb on his boat in Ireland
  • 1979-10-10 Christopher Evans, British psychologist and computer scientist (b. 1931)
  • 1979-10-30 Sir Barnes Wallis, British scientist, engineer and inventor (b. 1887)
  • 1980-01-18 Cecil Beaton, British photographer, dies at 76
  • 1980-02-22 Oskar Kokoschka, Austria/British painter/graphic artist, dies at 93
  • 1980-03-12 Arthur Charles Dobson, British racing driver (b. 1914)

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1980-04-29 Alfred Hitchcock, English director (Psycho, Birds, Rear Window), dies of renal failure at 80

  • 1980-06-07 Elizabeth Craig, British writer (b. 1883)
  • 1980-07-01 Charles Percy Snow, British writer (Friends & Associates), dies at 75
  • 1980-08-24 Yootha Joyce, British actress (b. 1927)
  • 1980-12-03 Oswald Mosley, British politician (b. 1896)
  • 1981-03-31 Enid Bagnold, British playwright (b. 1889)
  • 1981-04-07 Kit Lambert, British record producer and manager (The Who) (b. 1935)
  • 1981-05-25 Fredric Warburg, British publisher and author (b. 1898)
  • 1981-06-17 Richard O'Connor, British general (b. 1889)
  • 1981-10-15 Philip Fotheringham-Parker, British racing driver (b. 1907)
  • 1982-03-11 Edmund Cooper, British sci-fi writer (Tomorrow Came), dies at 55
  • 1982-04-26 Celia Johnson, British actress (Jean Brodie), dies of stroke at 73
  • 1982-05-28 Lt Col 'H'. Jones VC, Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion, Parachute Regiment (British Army) (Falklands War) (b. 1940)
  • 1982-06-12 Sgt Ian McKay VC, Platoon Sergeant 4 Platoon, B Company, 3rd Battalion, the Parachute Regiment (British Army) (Falklands War) (b. 1953)
  • 1982-06-14 Marie Rambert, [Cyviam Ramberg], Polish/British ballerina, dies at 94
  • 1982-07-04 Terry Higgins, early British AIDS death (b. 1945)
  • 1982-08-08 Eric Brandon, British racing driver (b. 1920)
  • 1982-11-03 Edward H Carr, British historian, dies at 90
  • 1982-11-16 Arthur Askey, British comedian, dies at 82
  • 1982-11-21 John Hargrave, British Social Credit advocate (b. 1894)
  • 1983-03-26 Anthony F Blunt, British art historian/spy for USSR, dies at 75
  • 1983-07-09 Keith Wickenden, British Politician (b. 1932)
  • 1983-11-15 John Le Mesurier, British actor (Jabberwocky, Dad's Army), dies at 71
  • 1983-12-11 Sir Neil Ritchie, British General (b. 1897)
  • 1983-12-13 Mary Renault [Challans], British author (Funeral games), dies at 78
  • 1983-12-26 Violet Carson, British actress (b. 1898)
  • 1984-01-01 Alexis Korner, British blues musician (b. 1928)
  • 1984-03-04 Geoffrey Lumsden, British actor (b. 1914)
  • 1984-03-28 Kenneth Whitty, 1st sec at British Embassy in Athens, shot dead
  • 1984-04-05 Arthur Travors Harris, marshal of British RAF, dies
  • 1984-04-06 Jimmy Kenndy, British songwriter (South of the Border), dies
  • 1984-04-09 Basil Henry Blackwell, British publisher, dies
  • 1984-05-15 Lionel Charles Robbins, British economist, dies at 85
  • 1984-05-20 Peter Bull, British actor (Dr Doolittle), dies of a heart attack at 72
  • 1984-05-28 Eric Morecambe, British comedian (Morecambe & Wise), dies at 58
  • 1984-07-27 James Mason, British actor (Lolita), dies of a heart attack at 75
  • 1984-08-27 Bernard Youens, British actor (Coronation Street), dies at 69
  • 1984-10-12 Sir Anthony Berry, British politician (bombing victim) (b. 1925)
  • 1985-01-09 Robert Mayer, British businessman and philanthropist (b. 1879)
  • 1985-01-22 Sir Arthur Bryant, British historian (b. 1899)

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1985-02-08 William Lyons, British automobile manufacturer, dies at 84

Mr Jaguar William Lyons
Mr Jaguar
William Lyons
  • 1985-03-23 Richard Beeching, chairman of British Railways (b. 1913)
  • 1985-04-11 Bunny Ahearne, British ice hockey promoter (b. 1900)
  • 1985-04-25 Richard Haydn, British actor (Mutiny on the Bounty), dies at 80
  • 1985-05-05 Sir Donald Bailey, British civil engineer (b. 1901)
  • 1985-05-09 Reginald Dixon, British theatre organist, dies at 80
  • 1985-07-02 David Purley, British Formula 1 driver (b. 1945)
  • 1986-01-04 Christopher Isherwood, British writer (Lions & Shadows), dies at 81
  • 1986-07-18 Stanley Rous, British soccer official, dies at 91
  • 1986-10-28 John Braine, British novelist (b. 1922)