Today in United Kingdom History (Part 9)

Historical Events

Events 801 - 900 of 1,715

  • 1929-10-03 British Labour government recovers diplomatic relations with USSR
  • 1929-10-07 Ramsay MacDonald is first British premier to address US Congress
  • 1929-11-01 Lundy Island, part of British Isles, issue its own stamps

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1930-03-12 Mohandas Gandhi begins 200m (300km) march protesting British salt tax

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • 1930-04-22 US, Britain & Japan sign London Naval Treaty
  • 1930-07-01 Great Britain signs accord for Independence of Iraq
  • 1930-10-05 British airship crashes in storm at Beauvais France, 48 die
  • 1930-10-20 British White Paper restricts Jews from buying Arab land
  • 1931-03-05 Gandhi & British viceroy Lord Irwin sign pact
  • 1931-03-10 British Labour party removes fascist sir Oswald Mosley
  • 1931-03-26 New Delhi replaces Calcutta as capital of British-Indies
  • 1931-04-20 British House of Commons agrees for sports play on Sunday
  • 1931-09-10 Lord Cecil of British government says War was never so improbable
  • 1931-09-15 British naval fleet mutinies at Invergordon over pay cuts
  • 1931-09-21 Britain abandons gold standard; pound devalues 20%
  • 1932-01-04 British Viceroy of India Lord Willingdon arrests Gandhi & Nehru
  • 1932-01-26 British submarine M-2 sinks in English Channel (60 dead)
  • 1932-06-13 Great Britain & France sign peace treaty
  • 1932-10-01 Oswald Mosley forms British Union of Fascists
  • 1932-10-03 Iraq gains full independence from Britain, joins League of Nations
  • 1932-10-19 British government signs trade agreement with Soviet Union
  • 1932-10-24 British government signs trade treaty with USSR
  • 1932-12-19 British Broadcasting Corp begins transmitting overseas
  • 1933-01-27 Otto Meisnner (Head of the German President's Office) dines with British ambassador Sir Horace Rumbold
  • 1933-05-08 Mohandas Gandhi begins a 21-day fast in protest against British oppression in India.
  • 1933-06-27 4th Ryder Cup: Great Britain wins, 6½-5½ at Southport & Ainsdale, England
  • 1933-07-30 28th Davis Cup: Great Britain beats France in Paris (3-2)
  • 1933-09-11 Britain's Fred Perry thwarts Australian Jack Crawford's bid for a Grand Slam by defeating him at US Tennis championship
  • 1934-03-26 Driving tests introduced in Britain
  • 1934-07-31 29th Davis Cup: Great Britain beats USA in Wimbledon (4-1)
  • 1934-09-26 British liner Queen Mary is launched
  • 1935-03-13 Driving tests introduced in Great Britain
  • 1935-05-06 British King George & Queen Mary celebrate silver jubilee
  • 1935-06-03 One thousand unemployed Canadian workers board freight cars in Vancouver, British Columbia, beginning a protest trek to Ottawa, Ontario.
  • 1935-07-02 Great Britain boxing team beat US team in 1st international Golden Gloves
  • 1935-07-24 1st greetings telegram sent in Britain
  • 1935-11-06 1st test flight of Hawker Hurricane fighter aircraft
  • 1935-11-13 Anti-British riots in Egypt

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

King of Great Britain Edward VIII
King of Great Britain
Edward VIII
  • 1936-03-11 British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin pardons five convicted Irish militants who promise to join growing conflict with Germany.
  • 1936-04-01 Orissa constituted a province of British India
  • 1936-05-16 1st British air hostess (Daphne Kearley) flight to France
  • 1937-01-01 Safety glass in vehicle windscreens becomes mandatory in Great Britain.
  • 1937-04-01 Aden becomes a British crown colony
  • 1937-05-12 Coronation of King George VI of Great Britain (and his other realms and territories beyond the sea) at Westminster Abbey.
  • 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
  • 1938-02-25 Lord Halifax becomes British Foreign Secretary

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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

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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

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

Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union Premier
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
  • 1939-09-06 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.

Person-of-interestPerson 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

Person-of-interestPerson 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)

Person-of-interestPerson 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 & French begin evacuation of Dunkirk (Operation Dynamo) during WWII
  • 1940-05-28 British-French troops capture Narvik, Norway
  • 1940-06-03 Last British/French troop leave Dunkirk

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 801 - 900 of 2,278

  • 1922-05-10 David Orr, deputy chairman (Inchcape)/CEO (British Council, Unilever)
  • 1922-05-13 Michael Ainsworth, British cricketer (d. 1978)
  • 1922-05-18 GMcC Kitson, British principal (Central School of Speech/Drama)
  • 1922-07-26 Frank Price, CEO (British Waterways Board)
  • 1922-08-01 Frank Hauser, British theatrical director (Oxford Playhouse), born in Cardiff (d. 2007)
  • 1922-08-12 Lord Colinbrook, British government minister
  • 1922-08-23 Jack Boddy, British trade union leader
  • 1922-09-25 John Farr, British MP
  • 1922-11-19 Stanley K Runcorn, British geophysicist (Doctor of Utrecht)
  • 1923-02-11 Ronald Arculus, British diplomat
  • 1923-02-15 Justice Drake, British justice
  • 1923-03-26 Elizabeth Jane Howard, British novelist (After Julius), (d. 2014)
  • 1923-03-27 Victor Hochhauser, British impresario (Israeli Philharmonic Orch)
  • 1923-04-02 Hugh Overton, British diplomat
  • 1923-04-05 Stanley Orme, Chairman (British Labour Party)
  • 1923-04-12 E C Meade, British chartered accountant
  • 1923-04-18 Beryl Platt [Baroness Platt of Writtle], British Engineer, politician and CEO (Equal Opportunities Comm)
  • 1923-04-25 Francis Graham-Smith, British astronomer
  • 1923-05-05 Richard Wollheim, British philosopher (d. 2003)
  • 1923-05-20 Hugh Beach, British General
  • 1923-05-27 Lord Freyberg, British Colonel of General Staff
  • 1923-06-04 John Lea, British vice-admiral
  • 1923-06-25 Nicholas Mosley, British writer
  • 1923-06-26 David Haslam, British rear admiral (hydrographer)
  • 1923-07-16 Reginald Prentice, British government minister
  • 1923-08-31 Larry White Grayson, British comedian (Generation Game)
  • 1923-09-28 Duke of Buccleuch, British large landowner/art collector
  • 1923-11-17 Robert Francis Vere Heuston, British professor of law
  • 1924-01-03 Roy Harding, British teacher
  • 1924-01-03 Doug Ellis, British entrepreneur
  • 1924-01-27 William van Straubenzee, British MP
  • 1924-01-29 Brian Trubshaw, British test pilot
  • 1924-02-09 George Guest, British organist
  • 1924-02-16 Peter Webster, British High Court Judge
  • 1924-02-24 William Pillar, British admiral
  • 1924-02-29 David Beattie, British governor-general of NZ
  • 1924-03-07 Eduardo Paolozzi, British sculptor (Hydra)
  • 1924-03-19 Mary Wimbush, British actress (d. 2005)
  • 1924-04-02 Denis Rooke, CEO (British Gas)
  • 1924-04-15 John Grigg, British historian
  • 1924-04-18 Lord Mason of Barnsley, MP (Lab)/British defense secretary
  • 1924-04-24 Sir Clement Freud, British writer, radio personality, and politician
  • 1924-05-06 Denny Wright, British guitarist (d. 1992)
  • 1924-05-23 Desmond Carrington, British radio host (Jim-Calamity the Cow)
  • 1924-05-28 Lord Rippon, British MP
  • 1924-06-26 Peter Miles, British keeper of privy purse
  • 1924-07-23 Gavin Lambert, British-born screenwriter (d. 2005)
  • 1924-07-24 David Loram, British vice-admiral (Supreme Allied Commander)
  • 1924-09-22 Charles Keeping, British illustrator (d. 1988)
  • 1924-09-24 Jean-Pierre Warner, British high court judge
  • 1924-09-29 David Atkinson, British air marshal
  • 1924-10-02 Sam Wainwright, deputy chairman (British Post Office)
  • 1924-11-07 Wolf Mankowitz, British(?) playwright
  • 1924-11-19 William Russell, British actor
  • 1924-11-21 Christopher Tolkien, British author
  • 1925-01-07 Gerald Malcolm Durrell, Britain, zoologist/writer (Mockery Bird)
  • 1925-01-26 Desmond Cassidi, British admiral
  • 1925-01-27 Geoffrey Tucker, British political consultant
  • 1925-01-28 Henry Harris, British professor of medicine
  • 1925-02-11 Peter Berger, British vice-admiral
  • 1925-02-12 Sir Anthony Berry, British politician (d. 1984)
  • 1925-02-22 Raymond Joseph Cecil, British architect
  • 1925-03-17 G M Hughes, British zoologist
  • 1925-03-26 Baron Hooson [Hugh Emlyn], British politician and peer (MP for Montgomeryshire 1962-79), (d. 2012)
  • 1925-04-03 Tony Benn, British minister of technology (1968)
  • 1925-04-06 John Knox, British supreme court justice
  • 1925-04-09 Tom Jackson, British union leader (Post Office)
  • 1925-04-25 Anthony Christopher, British trade unionist
  • 1925-05-10 Edward Fursdon, British Maj-Gen (defense council)
  • 1925-06-19 Charlie Drake, British comic (Plank, Rhubarb Rhubarb, Splish Splash)
  • 1925-08-02 Alan Wicker, British broadcaster
  • 1925-10-02 Brian Dilton, British lord justice of appeal

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1925-10-13 Margaret Thatcher, Grantham England, (Tory) British PM (1979-90)

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
  • 1925-11-09 Sir Alistair Horne, British historian
  • 1925-11-11 June Whitfield, British comedian
  • 1925-11-27 John Maddox, British science writer and editor
  • 1925-12-28 Bill [William] Westwood, British bishop of Peterborough
  • 1926-01-13 Michael Bond, British writer
  • 1926-02-10 Danny Blanchflower, British(?) soccer player
  • 1926-02-11 Alexander Gibson, British conductor/founder (Scottish Opera)
  • 1926-02-20 Cameron Rusby, British Vice-Admiral
  • 1926-02-24 Reginald Freeson, British MP
  • 1926-02-27 Peter Emery, British MP
  • 1926-03-12 Gudrun Ure, British actress (Lady MacBeth, BBC Sorcerer)
  • 1926-03-25 Hans Rausing, Swedish/British industrial/billionaire (Tetra Pak)
  • 1926-04-16 Barbara Tizzard, British educator
  • 1926-05-06 John Hamilton-Jones, CEO (Richmond Enterprises)/British Maj-Gen
  • 1926-05-09 Francis Kennedy, British diplomat
  • 1926-05-13 Wallace Breem, British author
  • 1926-05-31 Derek Birley, founding Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ulster
  • 1926-06-18 Patricia Hutchinson, British ambassador (Uruguay)
  • 1926-07-15 John Graham, British ambassador to NATO
  • 1926-07-30 Peter T Thwaites, British brig-gen/playwright (Love or money)
  • 1926-08-17 George Melly, British singer (d. 2007)
  • 1926-09-10 Beryl Cook, British painter
  • 1926-11-23 Christopher Logue, British poet/stage writer (Trials)
  • 1927-01-08 Charles Tomlinson, British poet and translator, born in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire (d. 2015)
  • 1927-01-13 Sydney Brenner, British Nobel Laureate
  • 1927-01-20 Geoffrey WT Atkins, British World Champion racket player (1954-72)
  • 1927-01-24 Sir Patrick Macnaghten, 11th Baronet, British aristocrat (d. 2007)

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 801 - 900 of 1,074

  • 2001-10-23 Ronald William Kirby, British artist (b. 1928)
  • 2001-11-05 Barry Horne, a British animal liberation activist.
  • 2001-11-14 Charlotte Coleman, British actress (b. 1968)
  • 2001-11-28 William Reid, British aviator awarded the Victoria Cross (b. 1921)
  • 2001-12-09 Michael Carver, British soldier (b. 1915)
  • 2002-01-16 Robert Hanbury Brown, British-Australian astronomer and physicist (b. 1916)
  • 2002-02-07 Jack Fairman, British racing driver (b. 1913)
  • 2002-02-09 Princess Margaret of the United Kingdom (b. 1930)
  • 2002-02-11 Barry Foster, British actor (b. 1931)
  • 2002-03-04 Eric Flynn, British actor/singer (b. 1939)

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2002-03-27 Dudley Moore, British actor (b. 1935)

Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician Dudley Moore
Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician
Dudley Moore

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2002-03-30 Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother of the United Kingdom, dies at 101

Consort of George VI Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother
Consort of George VI
Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother
  • 2002-03-31 Barry Took, British comedian (b. 1928)
  • 2002-05-03 Barbara Castle, British politician (b. 1910)
  • 2002-07-18 Victor Emery, British theoretical physicist (b. 1933)
  • 2002-08-03 Carmen Silvera, British actress (b. 1922)
  • 2002-08-09 Paul Samson, British guitarist (Samson) (b. 1953)
  • 2002-09-07 Katrin Cartlidge, British actress (b. 1961)
  • 2002-12-22 Joe Strummer, British lead singer of the punk band "The Clash", dies at age 50
  • 2003-01-02 Eric Jupp, British-Australian pianist, composer, arranger (b. 1922)
  • 2003-01-05 Roy Jenkins, British politician (b. 1920)
  • 2003-01-05 Doreen Carwithen, British composer, widow of William Alwyn (b. 1922)
  • 2003-01-08 Ron Goodwin, British composer and conductor (b. 1925)

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2003-01-12 Maurice Gibb, guitarist of the Bee Gees, dies of cardiac arrest at 53

Guitarist of the Bee Gees Maurice Gibb
Guitarist of the Bee Gees
Maurice Gibb
  • 2003-01-26 George Younger, 4th Viscount Younger of Leckie, British politician (b. 1931)
  • 2003-02-28 Roger Michael Needham, British cryptographer (b. 1935)
  • 2003-03-10 Barry Sheene, British motorcycle racer (b. 1950)
  • 2003-03-15 Dame Thora Hird, British actress (b. 1911)
  • 2003-03-18 Adam Osborne, British computer pioneer (b. 1939)
  • 2003-04-07 David Greene, British television director (b. 1921)
  • 2003-04-11 Cecil Howard Green, British geophysicist and businessman (b. 1900)
  • 2003-04-15 Reg Bundy, British performer (b. 1941)
  • 2003-05-14 Wendy Hiller, British actress (b. 1912)
  • 2003-05-15 George Francis, British gangster (b. 1940)
  • 2003-05-29 David Jefferies, British motorcycle racer (b. 1972)
  • 2003-06-06 Dave Rowberry, British musician (The Animals) (b. 1940)
  • 2003-07-10 Hartley Shawcross, British prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials (b. 1902)
  • 2003-07-25 John Schlesinger, British film director (b. 1926)
  • 2003-08-02 Don Estelle, British actor (b. 1933)
  • 2003-08-24 Sir Wilfred Thesiger, British explorer (b. 1910)
  • 2003-09-01 Sir Terry Frost, British artist (b. 1915)
  • 2003-09-18 Bob Mitchell, British politician (b. 1927)
  • 2003-09-20 Lord Williams of Mostyn, British politician (b. 1941)
  • 2003-09-22 Hugo Young, British journalist (b. 1938)
  • 2003-11-04 Richard Wollheim, British philosopher (b. 1923)
  • 2003-11-20 Robert Addie, British actor (cancer) (b. 1960)
  • 2003-11-20 Roger Short, British Consulate General (b. 1944)
  • 2003-11-28 Antonia Forest, British children's author (b. 1915)
  • 2003-12-02 Alan Davidson, British author (b. 1924)
  • 2004-01-13 Harold Shipman, British serial killer (b. 1946)
  • 2004-01-29 M. M. Kaye, British writer (b. 1908)
  • 2004-03-28 Peter Ustinov, British actor (b. 1921)
  • 2004-03-30 Hubert Gregg, British broadcaster (b. 1914)
  • 2004-04-13 Caron Keating, British television presenter (b. 1962)
  • 2004-04-25 Thom Gunn, British poet (b. 1929)
  • 2004-05-03 Anthony Ainley, British actor (b. 1932)
  • 2004-05-03 Ken Downing, British racing driver (b. 1917)
  • 2004-05-14 Anna Lee, British actress (b. 1913)
  • 2004-06-05 Iona Brown, British violinist and conductor (b. 1941)
  • 2004-07-17 Pat Roach, British professional wrestler and actor (b. 1937)
  • 2004-07-18 Paul Foot, British journalist (b. 1937)
  • 2004-08-12 Peter Woodthorpe, British actor (b. 1931)
  • 2004-08-14 Trevor Skeet, New Zealand-born British politician (b. 1918)
  • 2004-09-21 Bob Mason, British actor (b. 1952)
  • 2004-09-30 Michael Relph, British film producer and director (b. 1915)
  • 2004-10-07 Ken Bigley, British civil engineer, kidnapped and murdered in Iraq (b. 1942)
  • 2004-11-19 John Robert Vane, British pharmacologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1927)
  • 2004-11-24 Arthur Hailey, British-born author (b. 1920)
  • 2004-12-02 Alicia Markova, British ballerina (Diaghilev's Ballet Russe 1925-32) dies aged 94
  • 2004-12-18 Anthony Sampson, British journalist and biographer (b. 1926)
  • 2004-12-26 Sir Angus Ogilvy, British businessman, husband of Princess Alexandra of Kent (b. 1928)
  • 2005-01-01 Hugh Lawson, 6th Baron Burnham, British newspaperman (b. 1931)
  • 2005-01-02 Cyril Fletcher, British comedian (b. 1913)
  • 2005-01-10 Erwin Hillier, British cinematographer (b. 1911)
  • 2005-01-20 Miriam Louisa Rothschild, British zoologist, entomologist, and author (b. 1908)
  • 2005-01-23 Morys George Lyndhurst Bruce, 4th Baron Aberdare, British politician (b. 1921)
  • 2005-03-06 Tommy Vance, British radio disc jockey (b. 1943)
  • 2005-03-07 John Box, British film production designer and art director (b. 1920)
  • 2005-03-16 Ralph Erskine, British architect (Byker Wall) (b. 1914)
  • 2005-03-26 James Callaghan, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1912)
  • 2005-03-28 Dame Moura Lympany, British pianist (b. 1916)
  • 2005-04-05 John Sichel, British film and television director (b. 1937)
  • 2005-04-07 Cliff Allison, British racing driver (b. 1932)
  • 2005-04-16 Kay Walsh, British actress (b. 1911)
  • 2005-04-21 Gerry Marshall, British racing driver (b. 1941)
  • 2005-05-25 Robert Jankel, British coachbuilder (b. 1938)
  • 2005-06-02 Melita Norwood, British spy (b. 1912)
  • 2005-06-26 Richard Whiteley, British television game show host (b. 1943)
  • 2005-06-27 Ray Holmes, Battle of Britain veteran (b. 1914)
  • 2005-07-12 John King, Baron King of Wartnaby, Chief executive of British Airways since its privitisation (b. 1917)
  • 2005-07-17 Edward Heath, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1916)
  • 2005-07-17 Gavin Lambert, British-born screenwriter (b. 1924)
  • 2005-07-19 John Tyndall, British politician (b. 1934)
  • 2005-07-21 Long John Baldry, British blues musician (b. 1941)
  • 2005-07-21 Lord Alfred Hayes, British Wrestling Announcer for WWE (b. 1928)
  • 2005-07-26 Betty Astell, British actress (b. 1912)
  • 2005-08-06 Robin Cook, British politician (b. 1946)
  • 2005-08-31 Michael Sheard, British actor (b. 1940)
  • 2005-08-31 Joseph Rotblat, Polish-British physicist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1908)
  • 2005-09-03 Richard S.R. Fitter, British ornithologist and botanist (b. 1913)