The United Kingdom in History (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 600 of 2,292

  • 1854-02-23 Great Britain & Orange Free state sign Convention of Bloemfontein
  • 1854-03-28 Britain & France declare war on Russia (Crimean War)
  • 1854-09-14 Allied armies, including those of Britain & France, land in Crimea
  • 1854-09-20 Battle of the Alma: first major battle of Crimean War. British and French alliance defeat the Russians
  • 1854-10-23 The Times gives precise British positions in Crimea
  • 1854-10-25 Prince Menshikov of Crimea occupies British base at Balaclava
  • 1854-11-05 Crimean War: British & French defeat Russian force of 50,000 at Inkerman

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1855-02-06 British government of Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston forms

British Prime Minister Henry John Temple
British Prime Minister
Henry John Temple
  • 1855-06-17 Heavy French/British bombing of Sebastopol, Crimea: 2,000+ killed
  • 1855-09-08 British and French troops capture Sevastopol from the Russians, effectively ending the Crimean War.
  • 1856-01-29 Victoria Cross established to acknowledge valour in the face of the enemy (United Kingdom and Commonwealth countries)
  • 1856-04-29 Peace between Britain & Russia following the Crimean War
  • 1856-07-15 Natal forms as a British colony separate from Cape Colony
  • 1856-11-03 A British fleet bombards Canton.
  • 1856-12-09 The Iranian city of Bushehr surrenders to occupying British forces.
  • 1857-03-03 Second Opium War: France and the United Kingdom declare war on China.
  • 1857-06-10 Britain passes an act putting Canada on the decimal currency system
  • 1857-06-27 Bibighar massacre of 120 British women and children following the seige of Cawnpore
  • 1857-06-29 Battle at Chinhat (Indies rebel under Barkat Ahmed beat British)
  • 1858-07-23 Jewish Disabilities Removal Act passed by British Parliament
  • 1858-07-26 Baron Lionel de Rothschild becomes the 1st Jewish person elected to the British Parliament
  • 1858-08-02 Government of India transferred from East India Company to the British Crown

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1858-08-16 Britain's Queen Victoria telegraphs US President James Buchanan

Queen of the United Kingdom Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
Victoria
15th US President James Buchanan
15th US President
James Buchanan
  • 1859-06-15 Pig War: Ambiguity in the Oregon Treaty leads to the "Northwestern Boundary Dispute" between U.S. and British/Canadian settlers.

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1859-09-16 Lake Nyasa, which forms Malawi's boundary with Tanzania & Mozambique discovered by British explorer David Livingstone

Physician and Explorer David Livingstone
Physician and Explorer
David Livingstone
  • 1860-01-28 Britain formally returns Mosquito Coast to Nicaragua
  • 1860-08-30 1st British tram opens (Birkenhead)
  • 1860-09-20 First British royalty to visit US, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII)
  • 1860-10-12 British & French troops capture Beijing
  • 1860-12-29 The first British seagoing iron-clad warship, HMS Warrior is launched.
  • 1861-02-06 British Vice-Admiral Robert Fitzroy issues first storm warnings for ships
  • 1861-03-16 Confederate government appoints commissioners to Britain
  • 1861-05-13 Queen Victoria announces Britain's position of neutrality
  • 1861-06-01 British territorial waters & ports off-limits during Civil War
  • 1861-08-06 The British annex Lagos, Nigeria.
  • 1861-09-16 British Post Office Savings Banks opens
  • 1861-11-08 US removes Confederate officials from British steamer Trent
  • 1862-03-10 Great Britain & France recognise independence of Zanzibar
  • 1862-06-07 The United States and Britain agree to suppress the slave trade.
  • 1863-07-12 In New Zealand, British forces invade Waikato, home of the Maori King Movement, beginning a new phase of the wars between Maori and Colonial British
  • 1863-07-17 Māori forces are defeated by British troops at Koheroa, Waikato, in the New Zealand Wars between Maori tribes and British colonials
  • 1863-08-15 The Anglo-Satsuma War begins between the Satsuma Domain of Japan and the United Kingdom (Traditional Japanese date: July 2, 1863).
  • 1863-10-31 The Maori Wars resumed as British forces in New Zealand led by General Duncan Cameron began their Invasion of the Waikato.
  • 1864-03-29 Great Britain gives the Ionian Islands back to Greece
  • 1864-04-29 Battle of Gate Pa (Pukehinahina): 1,700 British troops suffer their worst defeat of the New Zealand Wars at the hands of 230 entrenched Maori warriors in Tauranga
  • 1864-06-01 Confederate cruiser Georgia sold to a British merchant in Liverpool.
  • 1864-09-03 US, British, French & Dutch naval officer sails Straits of Simonoseki
  • 1864-09-05 British, French & Dutch fleets attacked Japan in Shimonoseki Straits
  • 1865-03-02 British newspaper "Morning Chronicle" begins publishing
  • 1865-07-05 Great Britain creates world's 1st speed limit law
  • 1865-11-11 Treaty of Sinchula is signed in which Bhutan ceded the areas east of the Teesta River to the British East India Company.
  • 1866-02-16 Spencer Compton Cavendish, Marquess of Hartington becomes the British Secretary of State for War.
  • 1867-03-08 British North America Act is passed in the House of Commons, serves as Canada's constitution for more than 100 years
  • 1867-03-29 British North America Act (Canadian constitution) is given Royal Assent
  • 1867-04-01 Singapore, Penang & Malacca become British crown colonies

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1867-05-20 British parliament rejects John Stuart Mills' proposals on women's suffrage

Philosopher and Political Economist John Stuart Mill
Philosopher and Political Economist
John Stuart Mill

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1867-12-02 In a New York City theater, British author Charles Dickens gives his first public reading in the United States.

Novelist Charles Dickens
Novelist
Charles Dickens

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1868-02-29 1st British government of Benjamin Disraeli forms

British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli
British Prime Minister
Benjamin Disraeli
  • 1868-03-12 Great Britain annexes Basutoland in Africa (later renamed the Kingdom of Lesotho)
  • 1868-04-10 British defeat King of Abyssinia at Magdala
  • 1868-04-13 Abyssinian War ends as British and Indian troops capture Magdala and Ethiopian Emperor commits suicide
  • 1868-12-02 1st British government of Benjamin Disraeli resigns
  • 1868-12-09 1st British government of Gladstone forms
  • 1869-10-05 A strong hurricane devastates the Bay of Fundy region of Maritime Canada. The storm had been predicted over a year before by a British naval officer.
  • 1870-08-04 British Red Cross Society forms
  • 1870-09-08 Netherlands & Britain sign "Koelietraktaat" Br-Indian contract work in Suriname
  • 1870-10-19 British steamship SS Cambria wrecked off the north-west of Ireland with the loss of 178 lives
  • 1871-01-26 British Rugby Union forms
  • 1871-05-08 British-US treaty ends Alabama dispute
  • 1871-07-20 British Columbia joins the confederation of Canada.
  • 1871-09-07 Bay of Biscay: British warship HMS Captain capsizes, 500 killed
  • 1871-10-17 Great Britain annexes Griqualand, South Africa
  • 1872-03-11 Construction of the Seven Sisters Colliery, South Wales, begins; located on one of the richest coal sources in Britain.
  • 1872-07-18 The Ballot Act introduces the secret ballot in elections in Britain; previously votes were made openly.
  • 1872-09-14 Britain pays US$15½m for damages during Civil War
  • 1873-01-22 British SS Northfleet sinks at Dungeness, England, 300 die
  • 1873-02-20 British Naval Officer John Morseby discovers the site of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, and claims for Britain
  • 1873-04-01 British White Star steamship Atlantic sinks off Nova Scotia, 547 die
  • 1873-06-04 1st contract workers of British-Indies Co arrives in Suriname
  • 1874-02-21 Benjamin Disraeli succeeds William Gladstone as British Prime Minister
  • 1874-07-30 1st baseball teams to play outside US, Boston-Philadelphia in British Isles
  • 1874-09-12 1874 The District of Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada is founded.
  • 1874-10-10 Fiji becomes a British possession
  • 1875-11-28 British explorer Verney Cameron reaches East Africa
  • 1876-02-18 Direct telegraph link established between Britain & New Zealand
  • 1876-06-03 Lacrosse introduced in Britain & Canada
  • 1876-10-31 Great Backerganj Cyclone of 1876 ravages British India (Modern-day Bangladesh), over 200,000 killed
  • 1877-03-12 Great Britain annexes Walvis Bay at Cape colony, Southern Africa.
  • 1877-03-31 British high director/governor sir Bartle Frere arrives in Capetown
  • 1877-04-12 British annex Transvaal, in South Africa
  • 1877-07-11 Kate Edger becomes New Zealand’s first woman graduate and the first woman in the British Empire to earn a Bachelor of Arts
  • 1878-03-24 British frigate Eurydice sunk; 300 lost
  • 1878-06-04 Cyprus ceded by Turkey to Britain for administrative purposes
  • 1878-09-03 British passenger paddle steamer Princess Alice sunk in a collision on the River Thames with the collier Bywell Castle; 645 die
  • 1878-09-25 British physician Dr. Charles Drysdale warns against the use of tobacco in a letter to The Times newspaper in one of the earliest public health announcements on the dangers of smoking
  • 1879-01-02 British battleship Thunder explodes in Gulf of Ismid, 9 die
  • 1879-01-11 Zulu war against British colonial rule in South Africa begins
  • 1879-01-12 British Zulu War begins: Lt-General Chelmsford invades Zululand
  • 1879-01-20 British troops under Lord Chelmsford set camp at Isandlwana
  • 1879-01-22 Zulu warriors attack British Army camp in Isandhlwana, South Africa

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 2,534

  • 1903-01-27 John Eccles, British physiologist/neurologist
  • 1903-01-30 G Evelyn Hutchinson, British zoologist (Treatise on Limnology)
  • 1903-04-24 Siegfried F Nadel, Austrian/British anthropologist (Black Byzantium)
  • 1903-05-12 Lennox R F Berkeley, British composer (Castaway)
  • 1903-05-17 Douglas Packard, British Lt General

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1903-05-29 Bob Hope [Leslie Townes Hope], British born American entertainer, born in London, England (d. 2003)

Entertainer Bob Hope
Entertainer
Bob Hope

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1903-06-25 George Orwell [Eric Arthur Blair], Bihar, British writer (Animal Farm, 1984), born in Motihari, British India (d. 1950)

  • 1903-07-01 Amy Johnson, British pilot, first female pilot to fly alone Britain to Australia, born in Kingston upon Hull, England (d. 1941)

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1903-07-02 Alec Douglas-Home, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1963-64), born in London (d. 1995)

British Prime Minister Alec Douglas-Home
British Prime Minister
Alec Douglas-Home

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1903-08-07 Louis Leakey, British anthropologist (1964 Richard Hooper Medal), born in Kabete, Kenya (d. 1972)

Archaeologist Louis Leakey
Archaeologist
Louis Leakey
  • 1903-12-13 John Piper, British writer (US Churches in WW I)/official war painter
  • 1904-04-08 John R Hicks, British economist (Nobel 1972)
  • 1904-04-13 Sir David Robinson, British philanthropist and entrepreneur (d. 1987)
  • 1904-04-27 Cecil Day-Lewis, Irish poet (British Poet Laureate 1968-72) and detective writer (Nicholas Blake), born in Ballintubbert, Queen's County (d. 1972)
  • 1904-05-05 Gordon Richards, British jockey (winner of 4,870 races)
  • 1904-05-24 Kenneth Buckley, British rear-admiral
  • 1904-05-26 George Formby, [William Booth], British singer/comic (Let George Do It)
  • 1904-07-28 [John] Selwyn [Brooke] Lloyd, British statsman
  • 1904-08-27 Norah Lofts, British author (d. 1983)

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1904-09-17 Frederick Ashton, British choreographer (Cinderella), born in Guayaquil, Ecuador (d. 1988)

Choreographer Frederick Ashton
Choreographer
Frederick Ashton
  • 1904-09-29 Greer Garson, British actress (Mrs Miniver), born in East Ham, Essex (d. 1996)
  • 1904-10-15 Julian Hodge, British financier/multi-millionaire (Hodge Group)
  • 1904-10-16 Reginald Dixon, Sheffield, Britain, theatre organist, (d. 1985)
  • 1904-11-11 J. H. C. Whitehead, British mathematician (d. 1960)
  • 1904-11-18 Theodore DN Besterman, British bibliographer
  • 1904-12-11 Joe Coral [Joseph Kagarlitski], British bookmaker (Gala Coral Group), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1996)
  • 1904-12-28 Clabon W Allen, Australian/British astronomer
  • 1905-02-16 Lord Franks, British ambassador (to US)
  • 1905-05-08 Inglis Gundry, Wimbledon, British composer
  • 1905-06-26 Jack Longland, British director of education (Derbyshire)
  • 1905-07-25 Elias Canetti, Bulgarian/British novelist (Life-Terms, Nobel 1981)
  • 1905-08-09 Elizabeth Lane, 1st female British supreme court justice
  • 1905-08-10 Bernard Benjamin Gillis, British judge
  • 1905-08-10 Richard F Kahn, baron of Hampstead/British economist
  • 1905-09-05 Arthur Koestler, Hungary, British writer (Arrow in Blue)
  • 1905-09-07 John Whitley, British air-marshal
  • 1905-10-15 C. P. Snow, British writer (d. 1980)
  • 1906-02-09 Gwen Catley, British(?) soprano
  • 1906-02-11 Denis Barnett, British air chief marshal
  • 1906-03-25 Alan J P Taylor, British historian (English history 1914-1915)
  • 1906-04-21 Tom Burns, British-Chilean publisher and editor, born in Chile (d. 1995)
  • 1906-05-28 Mary Ralton, director (British WRAC)
  • 1906-06-03 Robert Brown Black, British diplomat/gov (Hong Kong)
  • 1906-06-05 Kenneth Anderson, deputy comptroller (British GPO)
  • 1906-06-05 Viscount Rochdale, British CEO
  • 1906-06-17 Thomas G Cowling, British mathematician/astronomer
  • 1906-07-15 Edmund Davies, British lord of appeal
  • 1906-08-01 William Hayter, Oxford, Oxfordshire, British diplomat and Ambassador to the Soviet Union (1953-1957)
  • 1906-09-25 Phyllis Pearsall, East Dulwich, London, British painter and writer (A to Z Map Company)
  • 1906-09-30 John I M Stewart, British detective writer (Comedy of Terrors)
  • 1906-11-07 Margaret Barbara Lambert, British historian (Saar)
  • 1906-11-18 Alec Issigonis, Greek-British car designer (d. 1988)
  • 1906-12-20 Dick White, head of British secret service (MI-5/MI-6)
  • 1906-12-25 Lew Grade, British TV mogul (ATV)/movie producer (Boys from Brazil)
  • 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)
  • 1907-10-02 Alexander R. Todd, British chemist (Nobel Prize 1957), born in Glasgow (d. 1997)
  • 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 Bronowski, Polish-born British mathematician and science writer best known as the presenter of the BBC television series, The Ascent of Man, born in Łódź, Poland (d. 1974)
  • 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
  • 1908-04-18 Eric Spear, British film and TV composer (Coronation Street theme)
  • 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)
  • 1908-10-29 Stewart Myles MacPherson, Canadian-born British broadcaster (WWII), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 1995)
  • 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)

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 501 - 600 of 1,293

  • 1964-07-24 Erwin F Finlay-Freundlich, British astronomer, dies
  • 1964-07-26 Francis Curzon, 5th Earl Howe, British politician, naval officer and racing driver (b. 1884)
  • 1964-08-12 Ian L Fleming, British journalist/writer (James Bond), dies at 56
  • 1964-08-13 Peter Anthony Allen is the last person executed (for murder) in England and United Kingdom at Walton Prison, Liverpool

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1965-01-04 T. S. Eliot, American-born British poet (The Waste Land) and Nobel laureate (1948), dies in London at 76

Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate T. S. Eliot
Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate
T. S. Eliot

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1965-01-24 Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of Britain (C) (1940-45, 51-55) British leader during WWII dies at 90

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • 1965-03-17 Nancy Cunard, British writer and activist, dies at 69
  • 1965-03-28 Clemence Dane, British novelist and playwright (b. 1888)
  • 1965-05-03 Howard Spring, British author (Heaven Lies About Us), dies at 76
  • 1965-05-21 Geoffrey de Havilland, British aircraft designer (b. 1882)
  • 1965-05-22 Christopher Stone, first disc jockey in the United Kingdom (b. 1882)
  • 1965-10-02 [John] Selwyn (Brooke) Lloyd, British statesman, dies
  • 1965-11-25 Dame Myra Hess, British pianist (b. 1890)
  • 1966-04-10 Evelyn Waugh, British writer (Black Mischief), dies at 62
  • 1966-06-27 Arthur D Waley, [Schloss], British sinology/poet (Monkey), dies
  • 1966-11-03 Eric Spear, British composer for film and TV (Coronation Street theme)
  • 1967-05-12 John Masefield, British writer and poet (Salt-Water Ballads), Poet Laureate (1930-67), dies at 88
  • 1967-06-03 Arthur W Tedder of Glenguin, British air marshal (WW II), dies at 76
  • 1967-07-13 Tom Simpson, British cyclist (b. 1937)
  • 1967-08-14 Bob Anderson, British racing driver (b. 1931)
  • 1967-09-18 John Cockcroft, British physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)

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1967-10-08 Clement Attlee, British politician, Prime Minister of Great Britain (1945-51), dies at 84

British Prime Minister Clement Attlee
British Prime Minister
Clement Attlee
  • 1968-02-20 Anthony Asquith, British director (Court Martial), dies at 65
  • 1968-07-26 Lilian Harvey, British actress (Congress Dances), dies
  • 1968-08-08 Orovida Camille Pissarro, British painter and etcher (b. 1893)
  • 1968-09-06 Karl Rankl, Austrian-born British composer and conductor (Covent Garden Opera Company), dies at 69
  • 1968-10-06 Phyllis Nicolson, British mathematician (b. 1917)
  • 1968-11-17 Mervyn Peake, British writer (b. 1911)
  • 1969-01-04 Daisy and Violet Hilton, British conjoined twins (b. 1908)
  • 1969-01-08 Albert Hill, British athlete (b. 1889)
  • 1969-01-11 Richmal Crompton, British author (b. 1890)
  • 1969-02-02 Boris Karloff, [Pratt], British actor (Frankenstein), dies at 81
  • 1969-03-25 Billy Cotton, British bandleader & entertainer (b. 1889)

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1969-08-09 Cecil Frank Powell, British physicist, dies at 65

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Cecil Frank Powell
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Cecil Frank Powell
  • 1969-11-18 Ted Heath, British musician and bandleader (b. 1902)
  • 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)
  • 1970-07-07 Dame Laura Knight, British impressionist artist
  • 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)
  • 1972-05-22 Cecil Day-Lewis, Irish poet (British Poet Laureate 1968-72) and detective writer (Nicholas Blake), dies of cancer at 68

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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 89
  • 1973-09-28 Wystan H Auden, British/US writer (Spain/Platonic Blow), dies at 66
  • 1974-01-07 Charles Alfred Coulson, British Chemist (theoretical), dies at 63
  • 1974-01-20 Edmund Blunden, British poet/critic, dies at 77
  • 1974-05-08 Graham Bond, British R&B musician, dies jumping under a train at 36
  • 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 Bronowski, Polish-born British mathematician and science writer best known as the presenter of the BBC television series, The Ascent of Man, dies of a heart attack 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)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1976-01-12 Agatha Christie, British crime writer ("10 Little Indians"), dies at 85

Novelist Agatha Christie
Novelist
Agatha Christie

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1976-03-24 Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Alamein, British WWII Field Marshal (African campaign, D-Day) and WWI officer, dies at 88

British WWII Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery
British WWII Field Marshal
Bernard Montgomery
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 1979-10-10 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)
  • 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)

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1980-12-08 John Lennon, British musician, pop star and member of The Beatles (Imagine), shot and killed in NY by Mark David Chapman at 40

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 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
  • 1982-03-21 Harry H Corbett, British actor (Steptoe & Son, Jabberwacky), dies at 57