The United Kingdom in History (Part 7)

Historical Events

Events 601 - 700 of 2,292

  • 1879-01-22 Battle of Rorke's Drift: British garrison of 150 holds off 3,000-4,000 Zulu warriors. Eleven Victoria Crosses and a number of other decorations were awarded to the defenders.
  • 1879-04-08 Khedive Ismael of Egypt fires French/British ministers
  • 1879-06-01 Napoleon Eugene, the last dynastic Bonaparte, is killed serving with British forces in the Anglo-Zulu War. He is buried in Farnborough, Hampshire.
  • 1879-07-31 The first cable connection between South Africa and Europe is laid by the British electrical engineer Charles Tilston Bright as part of his project to link the British Empire with growing telecommunications technologies
  • 1879-10-12 British troops occupy Kabul, Afghanistan
  • 1879-12-28 North British Railway's train falls as Tay bridge collapses (Scotland)
  • 1880-08-02 British Parliament officially adopts Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • 1880-12-16 Beginning of the First Boer War between British Empire and Boer South African Republic
  • 1881-01-28 Battle at Laing's Neck Natal: Boers beat superior powered British
  • 1881-02-07 Battle at Ingogo, Transvaal: Boers beat superior British forces
  • 1881-02-26 -27] Natal: British troops under Major General Colley occupy Majuba Hill
  • 1881-03-23 Boers & Britain sign peace accord; end 1st Boer war
  • 1881-04-05 Transvaal regains independence under British suzerainty
  • 1881-07-01 General Order 70, the culmination of the Cardwell-Childers reforms of the British Army's organisation, comes into effect.
  • 1882-02-15 SS Dunedin leaves New Zealand for Britain with the first cargo of frozen meat.
  • 1882-03-04 Britain's first electric trams run in East London.
  • 1882-07-11 British fleet bombs Alexandria
  • 1882-08-16 British under General Wolseley land in Alexandria
  • 1882-09-13 Battle at Count el-Kebir: British troops invade Egypt
  • 1882-09-14 British General Wolseley reaches Cairo
  • 1882-09-15 British General Wolseley occupies Cairo
  • 1882-11-15 British HMS Flirt destroys village of Asaba, Niger
  • 1882-11-16 British gunboat HMS Flirt fires at & destroys Abari village in Niger
  • 1883-08-01 A papyrus offered to British Museum for £10,000 (forgery)
  • 1883-08-01 Inland postal service begins in Great Britain
  • 1884-01-18 Dr. William Price attempts to cremate the body of his infant son, Iesu Grist (Welsh for Jesus Christ) Price, setting a legal precedent for cremation in the United Kingdom.
  • 1884-02-26 British & Portuguese treaty signed in Congo by Leopold II
  • 1884-09-04 Britain ends its policy of penal transportation to New South Wales in Australia.
  • 1884-09-26 Suriname army shoots on British-Indian contract workers, 7 killed
  • 1884-11-06 British protectorate proclaimed over southeast New Guinea
  • 1884-12-16 Great Britain recognizes King Leopold II's Congo Free State
  • 1885-01-17 British beat Mahdists at Battle of Abu Klea in Sudan
  • 1885-01-19 Battle of Abu Klea, Sudan, between the British Desert Column and Mahdist forces: 76 British and 1,100 Mahdists killed
  • 1885-02-26 Congress of Berlin; gives Congo to Belgium & Nigeria to Great Britain
  • 1885-03-30 The Battle for Kushka triggers the Pandjeh Incident which nearly gives rise to war between the British Empire and Russian Empire.
  • 1885-03-31 Great Britain declares Bechuanaland a protectorate
  • 1885-06-24 British government of Salisbury forms
  • 1885-09-30 Bechuanaland becomes a British protectorate
  • 1886-01-27 First British government of Salisbury resigns
  • 1886-02-12 2nd British government of Salisbury forms

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1886-04-08 William Ewart Gladstone introduces the first Irish Home Rule Bill into the British House of Commons.

British Prime Minister William Gladstone
British Prime Minister
William Gladstone
  • 1886-04-08 First Home Rule Bill for Ireland presented by Gladstone, the Liberal Prime Minister of Britain, to the House of Commons
  • 1886-06-08 First Home Rule Bill for Ireland defeated by 343 votes to 313 in the British House of Common
  • 1886-07-24 China takes British protectorate of Burma

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1886-07-28 British government led by Lord Salisbury forms

British Prime Minister Robert Gascoyne-Cecil
British Prime Minister
Robert Gascoyne-Cecil
  • 1886-08-01 Great Britain annexes Kermadec-Island near New Zealand

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1886-08-13 John A. Macdonald uses a silver hammer to pound a gold spike, officially completing the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway in British Columbia

Prime Minister of Canada John A. Macdonald
Prime Minister of Canada
John A. Macdonald
  • 1886-10-30 Great Britain and Germany agree boundaries in East Africa

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1887-06-21 Britain celebrates golden jubilee of Queen Victoria

Queen of the United Kingdom Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
Victoria
  • 1887-10-01 Balochistan conquered by the British Empire.
  • 1887-11-15 British SS Wah Yeung catches fire on Canton River off Hong Kong
  • 1887-12-10 Austria-Hungary, Italy and Great Britain sign Balkan military treaty
  • 1887-12-28 Sir John Layton Jarvis, 1st British race horse trainer knighted
  • 1888-09-06 Queen Victoria grants William Mackinnon's Imperial British East Africa Company political & commercial rights
  • 1888-10-29 Lord Salisbury grants Cecil Rhodes charter for British South Africa Company
  • 1890-03-04 The longest bridge in the Great Britain, the Forth Bridge (railway) (1,710 ft) in Scotland is opened by the Prince of Wales, who later became King Edward VII.
  • 1890-07-01 Great Britain & Germany sign Zanzibar-Helgoland Treaty
  • 1890-08-05 British & French accord to divide African colonization
  • 1890-11-04 Great Britain proclaims Zanzibar as a protectorate
  • 1891-03-17 British Steamer "Utopia" sinks off Gibraltar killing 574
  • 1891-03-18 Britain is linked to the continent by Telephone
  • 1891-05-15 British Central African Protectorate (now Malawi) forms
  • 1892-01-24 Battle of Mengo, Uganda: French missionaries attack British missionaries
  • 1892-02-29 Britain & US sign treaty on seal hunting in Bering Sea
  • 1892-07-04 James Keir Hardie chosen 1st socialist in British Lower house
  • 1892-07-06 Dadabhai Naoroji elected as first Indian Member of Parliament in Britain.
  • 1892-08-15 4th & last British government of William Gladstone forms
  • 1893-01-13 British Independent Labour Party forms (Keir Hardie as its leader)
  • 1893-03-30 Thomas F Bayard becomes 1st US ambassador in Great Britain
  • 1893-06-22 British fleet under Vice Admiral George Tryon leaves Beirut
  • 1894-02-16 British troops occupy Ilorin, Gold Coast
  • 1894-03-03 4th & last British government of Gladstone resigns
  • 1894-04-12 British & Belgian secret accord on dividing Central-Africa
  • 1894-06-18 Premier Roseberry declares Uganda a British protectorate
  • 1894-06-25 Boer leader Paul Kruger meets the British High Commissioner, Sir Henry Loch, on Pretoria station in South Africa and accompanies him to his hotel to discuss the grievances of the Uitlanders (Foreigners)
  • 1894-08-02 Death duties 1st introduced in Britain
  • 1894-08-14 Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge demonstrates wireless telegraphy (radio) using Morse code at a meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science at Oxford University
  • 1895-01-12 The National Trust is founded in Britain.
  • 1895-03-30 British inventor Birt Acres films Oxford and Cambridge boat race
  • 1895-05-27 British inventor Birt Acres patents film camera/projector
  • 1895-06-21 British Roseberry government falls
  • 1896-01-18 British troops occupy Kumasi, West Africa
  • 1896-08-27 Britain defeated Zanzibar in a 38-minute war (9:02 AM-9:40 AM)
  • 1896-09-22 Queen Victoria surpasses her grandfather King George III as the longest reigning monarch in British history.
  • 1897-01-26 Battle at Bida Gold Coast: British troops beat Nupe's army
  • 1897-01-27 British troops occupy Bida Gold Coast (Ghana)
  • 1897-05-14 Great Britain signs treaty with Emperor Menelik II of Abyssinia
  • 1897-08-10 Automobile Club of Great Britain established (now: Royal Automobile Club)
  • 1897-09-25 1st British bus service opens
  • 1898-06-09 China leases Hong Kong's new territories to Britain for 99 years
  • 1898-09-02 Battle of Omdurman: Lord Kitchener retakes Sudan for Britain
  • 1899-03-21 British & French accord over West Africa
  • 1899-04-24 Transvaal British Uitlanders ask Queen Victoria for aid
  • 1899-09-08 British government sends an additional 10,000 troops to Natal, South Africa
  • 1899-09-17 1st British troops leave Bombay for South Africa
  • 1899-10-09 1st British troops reaches Durban, South Africa
  • 1899-10-09 South Africa President Kruger routes British authorities ultimatum
  • 1899-10-11 South African Boers declare war on Great Britain
  • 1899-10-12 South Africa Boer Republic declares war on Britain
  • 1899-10-20 Battle at Talana Hill, Natal: British army vs Boers

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 2,534

  • 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)
  • 1909-08-01 Nigel Henderson, British admiral (d. 1993)
  • 1909-08-02 Lord Benson [Henry Alexander], Johannesburg South Africa, British accountant (Coopers & Lybrand)
  • 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
  • 1910-12-13 Charles Alfred Coulson, British Chemist (theoretical), born in Dudley, England
  • 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)
  • 1911-03-23 Richard Chapman, golfer (1940 US amateur, 1951 British amateur)
  • 1911-03-28 J. L. Austin, British philosopher of language (d. 1960)
  • 1911-05-18 Michael Berry, Baron Hartwell, British newspaper proprietor and journalist (d. 2001)
  • 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)

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1912-03-27 James Callaghan, British Prime Minister (Labour: 1976-79), born in Portsmouth, England (d. 2005)

British Prime Minister James Callaghan
British Prime Minister
James Callaghan
  • 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
  • 1912-06-16 John Peel, British politician (C), (d. 2004)
  • 1912-07-19 Norman Carr, British conservationist (b. 1997)
  • 1912-07-27 Vernon Elliott, British bassoonist and composer (d. 1996)
  • 1912-08-21 Bruce Trent, British singer and actor, born in St. Helier, Channel Islands (d. 1995)
  • 1912-08-27 Peter Gretton, British vice admiral
  • 1912-10-02 Eric Wilson, VC/British Lt Col
  • 1912-12-04 Alfons "Alphons" Berckmans, Flemish/British actor (Family Stastok)
  • 1912-12-31 Maj-Gen John Frost, British para commander (d. 1993)
  • 1913-01-02 Ernest Sidey, British air marshal
  • 1913-02-03 Richard Seaman, British racing driver (d. 1939)
  • 1913-02-10 Douglas Slocombe, British cinematographer (Kind Hearts and Coronets, Raiders of the Lost Ark), born in London (d. 1916)
  • 1913-02-27 Frank Allaun, British MP (L)
  • 1913-03-15 Jack Fairman, British racing driver (d. 2002)
  • 1913-03-29 Jack Jones, British trade unionist (CH)
  • 1913-04-19 Cyril English, British educator
  • 1913-05-06 Jack [John T] Aitken, British anatomist
  • 1913-05-06 Ronald Harris, British 1st Church Estates Commissioner
  • 1913-05-09 John Hayes, British Naval Officer and Naval Secretary, born Southcote, Bermuda (d. 1998)
  • 1913-05-25 Richard Dimbleby, British journalist and broadcaster (d. 1965)
  • 1913-05-31 Peter Gibson, British Rear-Admiral
  • 1913-06-01 Bill Deedes, British journalist (d. 2007)
  • 1913-06-08 Graham Watson, British-born literary agent (Curtis Brown)
  • 1913-06-25 Cyril Fletcher, British comedian (d. 2005)
  • 1913-07-03 Hugh Stirling MacKenzie, British vice admiral
  • 1913-07-23 Michael Foot, British politician (L) and writer, Leader of the Opposition (1980-83), born in Plymouth, Devon (d. 2010)
  • 1913-08-13 Lord Oram, British MP (Labour)
  • 1913-08-23 Stanley Kitchen, British chartered accountant
  • 1913-08-27 Stewart Crawford, British diplomat
  • 1913-09-25 David Hunt, British diplomat/quiz winner
  • 1913-10-22 Tamara Desni, German-born British actress (d. 2008)
  • 1913-11-21 Roy Boulting, British film director (d. 2001)
  • 1914-01-15 Lord Dacre of Glanton, British historian
  • 1914-01-19 Bob Gerard, British racing driver (d. 1990)
  • 1914-02-05 Alan Hodgkin, British physicist (Nobel 1963)
  • 1914-02-13 Earl Cadogan, British large landowner (Military Cross)
  • 1914-02-16 J Tobin, British anaesthetist
  • 1914-02-20 Marion Kettlewell, British director (WRNS)
  • 1914-02-24 Ralph Erskine, British architect (Byker Wall) (d. 2005)
  • 1914-03-14 Bill Owen, British actor (d. 1999)
  • 1914-03-29 Chapman Pincher, British journalist/author (about secret service)

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1914-04-02 Alec Guinness, British actor (Bridge on River Kwai), born in London, England


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Famous Deaths

Deaths 601 - 700 of 1,293

  • 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)
  • 1982-07-12 Kenneth More, British actor (Genevieve), dies of Parkinson's disease at 67
  • 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)
  • 1983-07-29 David Niven, British actor (Around the World in 80 Days, Rugues), dies in Switzerland at 73
  • 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)
  • 1983-12-26 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
  • 1984-04-15 Tommy Cooper, British comedian and magician, collapses and dies on stage at 61
  • 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)
  • 1985-04-14 Noele Gordon, British actress (Crossroads) dies at 65
  • 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, English novelist (Lions & Shadows), dies at 81

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1986-04-24 Wallis Simpson [Duchess of Windsor], American divorcee whom British King Edward VIII abdicated his throne to marry, dies at 89

Duchess of Windsor Wallis Simpson
Duchess of Windsor
Wallis Simpson
  • 1986-07-18 Stanley Rous, British soccer official, dies at 91
  • 1986-07-29 Gordon Mills, British songwriter (Tom Jones - "Its not Unusual"), dies of cancer at 51
  • 1986-10-28 John Braine, British novelist (b. 1922)
  • 1986-11-29 Cary Grant, British-born American actor ('Charade,' 'North by Northwest'), dies in Davenport Iowa at 82
  • 1986-12-29 [Maurice] Harold MacMillan, PM of Great-Britain (1957-63), dies at 92
  • 1987-04-03 Hans Gál, Austrian-British composer, dies at 97
  • 1987-04-26 John Ernest Silkin, British politician (b. 1923)
  • 1987-05-08 Doris Stokes, British psychic medium (b. 1920)
  • 1987-05-12 Victor Feldman, British jazz pianist/drummer, dies at 53 of a heart attack
  • 1987-07-01 Snakefinger, British-born musician (b. 1949)
  • 1987-09-17 Harry Locke, British character actor (b. 1913)
  • 1987-10-19 Jacqueline du Pre, British cellist, dies at 42
  • 1987-12-27 Geoffrey D Lloyd, Chairman of the guild of British Newspaper editors (b. 1933)
  • 1988-04-14 John Stonehouse, British politician (b. 1925)
  • 1988-04-27 David Scarboro, British actor (b. 1968)

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1988-05-11 Kim Philby, British spy/Soviet mole, dies at 76

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1988-08-18 Frederick Ashton, British choreographer (Cinderella), dies at 83

Choreographer Frederick Ashton
Choreographer
Frederick Ashton
  • 1988-10-02 Alec Issigonis, Greek-British car designer, developer of the Mini (b. 1906)
  • 1988-11-22 Erich Freid, Austrian and British writer, dies at 67
  • 1988-12-21 Nicholas Tinbergen, Dutch/British biologist, dies at 81
  • 1988-12-29 Mike Beuttler, British racing driver (b. 1940)
  • 1989-01-18 Bruce Chatwin, British writer, dies at 49
  • 1989-01-27 Thomas Sopwith, British aviation pioneer (b. 1888)
  • 1989-04-12 Gerald Flood, British actor (b. 1927)
  • 1989-07-14 Frank Bell, British educator (b. 1916)
  • 1989-12-05 John M Pritchard, British conductor, dies at 68
  • 1990-01-26 Bob Gerard, British racing driver (b. 1914)
  • 1990-03-12 Wallace Breem, British author (b. 1926)
  • 1990-06-16 Eva Turner, British soprano, dies
  • 1990-07-30 Ian Gow, British Conservative parliament leader, murdered
  • 1990-08-02 Edwin Richfield, British actor (b. 1921)
  • 1990-08-21 George Adamson, British conservationist (Born Free), murdered in Kenya
  • 1990-09-07 Alan J P Taylor, British historian (Origins of WW II), dies
  • 1990-11-14 Malcolm Muggeridge, WW II spy for Britain, dies at 87

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1990-11-23 Roald Dahl, British author (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG), dies at 74

Author Roald Dahl
Author
Roald Dahl
  • 1991-02-21 Margot Fonteyn, ballerina (1st lady of British Ballet), dies at 71
  • 1991-03-27 Ralph Bates, British actor (Persecution, Graveyard), dies at 50
  • 1991-04-19 Stanley Hawes, British-born Australian film producer, director and administrator (b. 1905)
  • 1991-05-08 Ronnie Brody, British actor (Superman 3, What's Up Nurse), dies at 72
  • 1991-05-09 Ronnie Brody, British actor (Superman III, Whats Up Nurse), dies at 72
  • 1991-05-16 Prudence Nesbitt, British actress/TV producer, dies
  • 1991-05-23 Peter T Thwaites, British brig-gen/playwright (Love or money), dies
  • 1991-05-31 Angus Wilson, [Johnstone-W], British writer (Wrong Set), dies
  • 1991-06-14 Joy Finzi, [Joyce A Black], British painter, dies at 84
  • 1991-06-14 Peggy Ashcroft, British actress (A passage to India), dies at 83
  • 1991-08-12 Irene Campbell, British actress/dancer (Wicker Man, St Justice), dies
  • 1991-08-20 Betty Bowden, British dancer/actress (Vote for Nigel), dies at 86
  • 1991-08-29 Dallas Adams, British painter/writer/actor (Terror from Within), dies
  • 1991-08-31 Gerry Davis, British screenwriter (Dr Who), dies at 61
  • 1991-09-01 Mark Robinson, British actor (The Girl), dies at 30
  • 1991-09-01 Steve Kemp, British light enterpeneur, dies
  • 1991-10-22 Peter Willes, British actor/producer (Way We Live), dies
  • 1991-11-14 Tony Richardson, British director (Tom Jones), dies of AIDs at 63
  • 1991-11-24 Freddie Mercury, British singer (Queen), dies of AIDS at 45
  • 1991-12-03 Alex Graham, British cartoonstrip artist (Fred Basset), dies
  • 1991-12-14 Robert Eddison, British actor (Uncle Silas), dies at 83
  • 1991-12-15 Ray Smith, British actor (And Then You Die), dies at 55
  • 1992-01-10 Barbara Couper, British actress (Last Days of Dolwyn), dies at 89
  • 1992-02-02 Jack [John T] Aitken, British anatomist, dies at 78