London in History (Part 10)

Historical Events

Events 901 - 963 of 963

  • 2003-12-17 The Soham murder trial ends at the Old Bailey in London, with Ian Huntley found guilty of two counts of murder. His girlfriend Maxine Carr is found guilty of perverting the course of justice.
  • 2005-07-07 Coordinated terrorist bomb blasts strike London's public transport system during the morning rush hour killing 52 and injuring 700
  • 2005-07-21 Four terrorist bombers target London's public transportation system, exactly two weeks after the July 7 bombings. All four bombs fail to detonate leading to the capture of all the bombers.
  • 2005-07-22 Jean Charles de Menezes is killed by police as the hunt begins for the London Bombers. See 7 July 2005 London bombings and 21 July 2005 London bombings

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2005-11-06 "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire", the 4th film based on the books by J. K. Rowling, premieres in London. Goes on to become most successful film of the year, earning almost US$ 900 million.

Actor and Comedian Robbie Coltrane
Actor and Comedian
Robbie Coltrane
Novelist J. K. Rowling
Novelist
J. K. Rowling
Actor Rupert Grint
Actor
Rupert Grint
  • 2006-11-11 The New Zealand war memorial monument was unveiled by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in London, United Kingdom, commemorating the loss of soldiers from the New Zealand Army and the British Army.
  • 2006-11-14 "Casino Royale", 21st James Bond film premieres in London, starring Daniel Craig for the 1st time and Eva Green, premieres in London
  • 2006-12-07 A tornado struck Kensal Green, North West London, seriously damaging around 150 properties.
  • 2007-06-29 Two car bombs are found in the heart of London at Picadilly Circus.
  • 2008-10-29 "Quantum of Solace" 22nd James Bond film starring Daniel Craig and Olga Kurylenko, premieres in London

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2009-09-14 David Attenborough and Prince William officially open the Darwin Centre at the National History Museum London, in what is the Museum's most significant expansion since 1881

Natural History Filmmaker and TV Personality David Attenborough
Natural History Filmmaker and TV Personality
David Attenborough
Duke of Cambridge Prince William
Duke of Cambridge
Prince William
  • 2009-10-02 The economic crisis in Ireland is considered to be the driving force behind the largest migration of Irish people to London in 20 years, it is reported today

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2010-07-08 "Inception", directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, premieres in London

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2010-11-16 Engagement announced between Prince William and Catherine [Kate] Middleton at Clarence House, London

Wife of Prince William Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Wife of Prince William
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Duke of Cambridge Prince William
Duke of Cambridge
Prince William
  • 2011-05-28 19th UEFA Champions League Final: Barcelona beats Manchester United 3-1 at London
  • 2011-07-07 "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2", the last Harry Potter film, premieres in London
  • 2012-02-28 Occupy London protesters evicted from St Paul's Cathedral
  • 2012-04-11 2011 London riot looter is jailed for 11 years after starting a fire at a furniture retailer
  • 2012-04-22 30 year old woman collapses and dies during London Marathon
  • 2012-04-23 38,000 London Marathon entrants have their home and email contacts published in a data protection breach

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2012-06-07 16th century archaeology remains of the Curtain Theatre, where some of Shakespeare's plays were first performed, were found under a pub in London

  • 2012-07-05 The Shard, the tallest building in Europe, is opened in London, at 309.6 metres (1,016 ft)

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2012-07-27 Queen Elizabeth II opens the 30th Olympics in London, United Kingdom (with some help from 007)

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • 2012-08-12 30th Olympic Games closes at London, United Kingdom
  • 2012-10-23 "Skyfall", 23rd James Bond film, directed by Sam Mendes and starring Daniel Craig and Javier Bardem premieres in London
  • 2012-10-25 The double dip recession in the UK economy ends with growth of 1.0% in GDP in the third quarter of 2012, with help from the London Olympic Games

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2013-04-18 "Iron Man 3", directed by Shane Black, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow, premieres in London

  • 2013-04-21 Tsegaye Kebede and Priscah Jeptoo win the 2013 London Marathon
  • 2013-05-22 British Army Fusilier Lee Rigby is murdered near the Royal Artillery Barracks in London by two Islamic terrorists, Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale.
  • 2013-05-25 21st UEFA Champions League Final: Bayern Munich beats Borussia Dortmund 2-1 at London

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2013-06-26 Peter Ustinov's "The Moment of Truth" opens at Southwark Playhouse in London starring Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley)

Actress Bonnie Wright
Actress
Bonnie Wright
  • 2013-08-05 The world's first bovine stem cell lab-grown burger is eaten in London

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2013-08-20 "One Direction: This Is Us" 3D concert film of One Direction directed by Morgan Spurlock premieres in London

Singer-songwriter Zayn Malik
Singer-songwriter
Zayn Malik
Singer Harry Styles
Singer
Harry Styles

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2013-10-22 "Thor: The Dark World", directed by Alan Taylor, starring Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman, premieres in London

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2013-11-11 "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" directed by Francis Lawrence starring Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson premieres in London

  • 2013-12-19 81 people are injured after part of the ceiling caved in at London's Apollo Theatre

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2014-04-10 "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" directed by Marc Webb and starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone premieres in London

  • 2014-04-13 Kenyan Wilson Kipsang wins the London Marathon
  • 2014-06-30 Australian entertainer Rolf Harris is convicted of indecent assault in London, England
  • 2014-11-10 "The Hunger Games" Mockingjay - Part 1" directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson premieres in London

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2014-12-01 "The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies", 3rd and final Hobbit film, directed by Peter Jackson, starring Martin Freeman and Ian McKellen, premieres in London

Film Director Peter Jackson
Film Director
Peter Jackson
Actor Ian McKellen
Actor
Ian McKellen
  • 2015-02-05 70s British rock star Gary Glitter is convicted of sexual child abuse charges in London
  • 2015-04-26 35th London Marathon: Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge & Ethiopian Tigist Tufa win
  • 2015-08-12 In London archaeologists discover a mass grave of 30 bodies from the 1665 plague
  • 2015-10-26 "Spectre", 24th James Bond film, directed by Sam Mendes and starring Daniel Craig premieres in London
  • 2015-10-31 Ruby World Cup Final: New Zealand's All Blacks defeat Australia's Wallabies 34-17 at Twickenham in London
  • 2016-03-01 Gene for grey hair (IRF4) discovery announced by Scientists from University College London in "Nature Communications"
  • 2016-05-08 Sadiq Khan (L) is elected Mayor of London, - 1st Muslim mayor of a major Western city

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2016-05-09 Boris Johnson resigns as Mayor of London, succeeded by Sadiq Khan

British Politician Boris Johnson
British Politician
Boris Johnson
  • 2016-06-07 "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child", a play written by Jack Thorne with JK Rowling, premieres in London
  • 2017-03-01 Gustav Klimt's painting "Bauerngarten" sells for $59.3m in London

  • 2017-03-22 Terrorist attack on London's Westminster Bridge and Houses of Parliament kills 4 including a police officer and injures 40
  • 2017-05-27 FA Cup Final: Arsenal defeat Chelsea 2-1 at Wembley, London
  • 2017-06-03 Terrorist attack in Borough Market, London by three men who drive van into pedestrians then stab and kill 7 and wound 48. Attackers shot dead by British police.
  • 2017-06-14 Fire in Grenfell Tower block in London, England kills 79 and injures 37
  • 2017-06-18 Pakistan defeat India to win cricket's Champions Trophy at the Oval in London by 180 runs, Fakhar Zaman scores 114 runs

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2017-07-13 "Dunkirk" film directed by Christopher Nolan with ensemble cast including Mark Rylance and Tom Hardy premieres in London, England

  • 2017-07-23 Women's Cricket World Cup: England beat India by 9 runs in the final at Lords in London

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2017-08-05 Usain Bolt races his last race, coming third in the 100m at IAAF World Championships in London

Olympic Sprinter Usain Bolt
Olympic Sprinter
Usain Bolt
  • 2017-08-21 London's parliament clock Big Ben chimes for the last time before a four-year restoration process for its tower starts
  • 2017-09-12 Monster fatburg 250m long, 130 tons, size of 11 buses found in sewers under east London
  • 2017-09-15 Terrorist bomb only partially explodes in attack at Parsons Green tube station, London, injuring 29
  • 2017-09-25 Uber's licence to operate is not renewed by Transport for London in the UK, citing problems with background checks

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 901 - 1,000 of 1,116

  • 1959-10-16 Gary Kemp, rock guitarist (Spandau Ballet-True), born in London, England
  • 1959-10-29 Finola Hughes, actress (Anna-General Hospital, Staying Alive), born in London, England
  • 1960-03-25 Steve Norman, rock sax (Spandau Ballet-True), born in London, England
  • 1960-04-24 Paula Yates, English TV personality (The Big Breakfast), born in London (d. 2000)
  • 1960-05-19 Yazz, [Yasmin Evans], singer (Fine Time), born in London, England
  • 1960-05-29 Adrian Paul, actor (Dance to Win, Highlander), born in London, England
  • 1960-07-20 Katie Rabbet, Prince Andrew's former girlfriend, born in London, England
  • 1960-08-28 Emma Samms, [Samuels], actress (Colby's, General Hospital), born in London, England
  • 1960-09-09 Hugh Grant, London England (4 Weddings & a Funeral, 9 Months)
  • 1960-10-19 Dan Woodgate, rock drummer (Madness, Voice of Beehive), born in London, England

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1960-11-05 Tilda Swinton, British actress (We Need to Talk About Kevin, The Chronicles of Narnia), born in London, England

Actress Tilda Swinton
Actress
Tilda Swinton
  • 1960-12-21 Louis Demetrius Alvanis, London-based pianist
  • 1960-12-27 Maryam D'Abo, actress (Living Daylights, Xtro, Until Sept), born in London, England
  • 1961-04-18 Jane Leeves, actress (Murphy Brown, Daphne Moon-Fraiser), born in London, England
  • 1961-05-14 Tim Roth, actor (Reservoir Dogs, Vincent & Theo), born in London, England
  • 1961-05-20 Clive Allen, WLAF kicker (London Monarchs)
  • 1961-06-06 Dee C. Lee [Diane Catherine Sealy], British rock musician (Wham!, Style Council), born in London, England
  • 1961-08-08 The Edge, [Dave Evans], rock guitarist (U2-I Will Follow), born in London, England
  • 1961-08-24 Mark "Bedders" Bedfored, rock bassist (Madness), born in London, England
  • 1961-08-28 Kim Appleby, Stoke Newington, English singer (Mel & Kim-Coming to America), born in London, England
  • 1961-09-14 Antonia De Sancha, lover of British MP David Mellor, born in London, England
  • 1961-10-10 Martin Kemp, rock bassist (Spandau Ballet), born in London, England
  • 1962-03-22 Steve Dillion, Comic book artist (Preacher), born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1962-06-29 Amanda Donohoe, actress (CJ Lamb-LA Law), born in London, England
  • 1962-10-23 Beatie Edney, actress (Diary of a Mad Old Man), born in London, England
  • 1962-10-26 Cary Elwes, English actor (Glory, Princess Bride), born in London, England
  • 1962-11-01 Kelly Kelland, softball 1st baseman (Olympics-96), born in London, Ontario
  • 1963-01-11 Jason Connery, actor (Robin Hood), born in London, England

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1963-02-19 Seal, English singer-songwriter (Killer, Crazy, Kiss by a Rose), born in London

Musician & Songwriter Seal
Musician & Songwriter
Seal

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1963-05-11 Natasha Richardson, actress (Gothic, Handmaid's Tale), born in London, England

  • 1963-06-01 Mike Joyce, rock drummer (Smiths-Ask, Panic, London)

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1963-06-25 George Michael [Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou], English singer-songwriter and pop superstar (Wham!, I Want Your Sex), born in London, England (d. 2016)

Pop Superstar George Michael
Pop Superstar
George Michael
  • 1963-09-26 Lysette Anthony, actress (Angelique-Dark Shadows, Switch), born in London, England
  • 1963-10-27 Deborah Moore, actress (Danielle-Day of Our Lives), born in London, England
  • 1963-12-24 Caroline Aherne, British comedienne, writer and actress (The Royale Family), born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1964-01-20 Victoria Sellers, actress (Crime Zone, Warlords), born in London, England

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1964-03-10 Prince Edward [Edward Anthony Richard Louis], Prince of Britain and son of Elizabeth II, born in Buckingham Palace, London

Earl of Wessex Prince Edward
Earl of Wessex
Prince Edward
  • 1964-03-11 Shane Richie, British actor (EastEnders, Flushed Away), born in Harlesden, London
  • 1964-04-20 Andy Serkis, English actor (Gollum in Lord of the Rings), born in London

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1964-06-19 Boris Johnson, British Conservative politician, (Foreign Secretary, 2016-present; Mayor of London 2008-2016), born in New York City

British Politician Boris Johnson
British Politician
Boris Johnson
  • 1964-10-16 Stephen Paul "Steve" Lamacq [Lammo], British disk jockey (BBC Radio 6), born in Islington, London
  • 1965-01-04 Julia Ormond, actress (Sabrina, Legends of the Fall), born in London, England
  • 1965-01-11 Joely Richardson, actress (Body Contact, Wetherby), born in London, England
  • 1965-01-14 Jemma Redgrave, actress (Buddha of Suburbia), born in London, England
  • 1965-02-26 Alison Armitage, actress (Acapulco HEAT), born in London, England
  • 1965-02-26 Brittany York, playmate (Oct, 1990), born in London, England
  • 1965-07-17 Alex Winter, actor (Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure), born in London, England
  • 1965-07-23 Slash, [Saul Hudson], rock guitarist & songwriter (Guns N' Roses-Sweet Child o' Mine), born in London, England

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1965-09-02 Lennox Lewis, heavyweight boxer (Olympic gold 1988, WBC boxing champ), born in London, England

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Lennox Lewis
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Lennox Lewis
  • 1965-09-13 Zak Starkey, English rock drummer, son of Beatle Ringo, born in London, England
  • 1965-10-30 Gavin Rossdale, Kilburn, London, English heavy metal vocalist and actor (Bush)
  • 1966-02-02 Victor Muhammad, WLAF running back (London Monarchs)
  • 1966-02-21 Bronwen Booth, actress (Andy-One Life to Live, Eternal Evil), born in London, England
  • 1966-02-21 Wendy James, vocalist (Transvision Vamp-Velveteen), born in London, England
  • 1966-04-08 Mark Blundell, British racing car driver (1992 Le Mans 24hr), born in London
  • 1966-04-12 Jeffrey Hunter, WLAF DE (London Monarchs)
  • 1966-04-15 Samantha Karen Fox, East End singer (Touch Me), born in London, England
  • 1966-05-13 Alison Goldfrapp, English musician (Goldfrapp), born in London

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1966-05-26 Helena Bonham Carter, English actress (Fight Club, The King's Speech, Howards End), born in London, England

  • 1966-07-12 Allegra Curtis, model and daughter of Christine Kaufmann and Tony Cutis, born in London, England
  • 1966-08-16 Rosey Edeh, Canadian 400m hurdler (Olympics-4-92, 96), born in London, England

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1966-10-09 David Cameron, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 2010-16), born in London

British Prime Minister David Cameron
British Prime Minister
David Cameron
  • 1966-11-10 Vanessa Angel, actress (Weird Science, Kingpin), born in London, England
  • 1966-11-22 Nicholas Rowe, actor (Young Sherlock Holmes), born in London, England
  • 1966-12-18 Kiefer Sutherland, American actor (Lost Boys, 24), born in London, England
  • 1967-01-14 Emily Watson, British actress (Corpse Bride, War Horse, Red Dragon), born in Islington, London, England
  • 1967-02-27 Jonathan Ive, English Designer at Apple Inc. (designed the imac, ipod, iphone), born in Chingford, London
  • 1967-03-12 Rowelle Blenman, WLAF cornerback/safety (London Monarchs)
  • 1967-08-07 Charlotte Lewis, Kensington actress (Golden Child, Pirates), born in London, England
  • 1967-08-22 Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, English-American actor (The Mummy Returns), born in Islington, London
  • 1967-08-24 Michael Lauriston Thomas, English footballer, born in Lambeth, London
  • 1967-09-05 India Hicks, English model, born in London
  • 1967-10-16 Joe Murphy, NHL right wing (Chicago Blackhawks), born in London, England
  • 1967-10-29 Rufus Sewell, English actor (A Knight's Tale, Middlemarch), born in London
  • 1968-02-06 Richard Newbill, WLAF linebacker (London Monarchs)
  • 1968-03-04 Patsy Kensit, actress (Lethal Weapon 2, Hanover St), born in London, England
  • 1968-03-23 Damon Albarn, English musician (Blur, Gorillaz), born in London
  • 1968-04-03 Charlotte Coleman, British actress (Four Weddings and a Funeral), born in London (d. 2001)
  • 1968-05-03 Jay Darlington, English keyboardist (Kula Shaker), born in London
  • 1968-05-05 Michael Titley, WLAF TE (London Monarchs)
  • 1968-06-01 Jeff Hackett, NHL goalie (Chicago Blackhawks), born in London, England
  • 1968-06-11 Sophie Okonedo, English actress (Hotel Rwanda), born in London
  • 1968-06-21 Sonique [Sonia Marina Clarke], British musician and DJ, born in London
  • 1968-06-23 Ronnie West, WLAF RB (London Monarchs)
  • 1968-06-28 Adam Woodyatt, English actor (Ian Beale in EastEnders), born in Walthamstow, London Borough of Waltham Forest, United Kingdom
  • 1968-08-22 Paul Colman, Australian guitarist (Newsboys), born in London
  • 1968-10-01 Malcolm Showell, WLAF defensive end (London Monarchs)
  • 1968-11-03 Paul Quantrill, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), born in London, Ontario
  • 1968-12-25 Don Silvestri, NFL/WLAF kicker (NY Jets, London Monarchs)
  • 1969-01-22 Olivia d'Abo, actress (Wonder Years, Single Guy), born London, England
  • 1969-03-12 Karen Snelgrove, softball pitcher (Olympics-96), born in London, Ontario
  • 1969-03-17 [Lee] Alexander McQueen, English fashion designer, born in London (d. 2010)
  • 1969-04-27 Mica Paris, British Rhythm & Blues singer (So Good), born in London
  • 1969-04-27 Darcey Bussell, British ballerina (Strictly Come Dancing), born in London
  • 1969-06-06 Brian Greenfield, WLAF punter (London Monarchs)
  • 1969-10-09 Steve McQueen, English filmmaker and artist (12 Years a Slave), born in London
  • 1970-01-31 Minnie Driver, British actress and singer-songwriter (Good Will Hunting, The Riches), born in London, England
  • 1970-02-02 Chris Luneburg, WLAF T (London Monarchs)

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1970-03-07 Rachel Weisz, English actress (The Mummy, The Constant Gardener) and fashion model, born in London, England

Actress Rachel Weisz
Actress
Rachel Weisz
  • 1970-04-18 Peter Giles, kayaker (Olympics-96), born in London, Ontario

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